Lauren Stoneburner

Forestry & Environmental Studies, Master of Environmental Management, 2019

Lauren Stoneburner is pursuing a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She is interested in ecological conservation in urban areas, where she sees the potential to both protect ecosystem functioning and promote opportunities for people to connect with nature. In her work with CBEY, she researches the value that natural infrastructure provides in urban areas and is working to identify opportunities for further investment in natural areas along the urban-rural continuum. Lauren holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies and a B.A. in Human Evolutionary Biology from the University of Southern California, and she worked for the National Audubon Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, and American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C. before moving to New Haven. She is originally from Los Angeles, California and enjoys bird watching and knitting in her free time.

Authored Articles
Central Park in New York City

Tapping into Public Health Dollars to Restore Urban Forests

Recent developments on the relationship between urban greenery and public health have taken cities by storm. Reports such as “Funding Trees for Health" by The Nature Conservancy and the “Green Infrastructure and Health Guide" by the Willamette Partnership and Oregon Public Health Institute have made the case clear.