Cities and the Environment publishes peer-reviewed scholarship on urban ecology research and urban ecology education.

We encourage submissions of scholarly works of the following types: well-written, relevant articles in English; multi-media products such as simulations, video streams, audio productions and other visualization tools.

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the users or their institutions. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.


All inquiries should be directed to the managing editor.

Senior Editor
Dr. Eric Strauss, Loyola Marymount University
President's Professor of Biology
Seaver College of Science & Engineering

Editorial Board Member
Anne Buckelew, USDA Forest Service

Editorial Board Member
Dr. Dexter H. Locke, USDA Forest Service, Baltimore Field Station

Editorial Board Member
Dr. Michele Romolini, Loyola Marymount University

Editorial Board Member
Dr. Melinda Weaver, Loyola Marymount University

This publication is supported by Loyola Marymount University. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Loyola Marymount University or the institutions of the affiliated editors.

Current Issue: Volume 14, Issue 1 (2021)



Exploring the Ecology of Establishing Oak Trees in Urban Settings of the Northeast
Tierney Bocsi, Rick W. Harper, Paige S. Warren, and Stephen DeStefano


Living with Water: Documenting Lived Experience and Social-Emotional Impacts of Chronic Flooding for Local Adaptation Planning
Lindsay K. Campbell, Helen Cheng, Erika Svendsen, Dana Kochnower, Katherine Bunting-Howarth, and Phoebe Wapnitsky