Reid’s Research Presented at ESA Conference

Reid’s Research Presented at ESA Conference

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CN Utility Consulting Technical Consultant Seth Reid’s research, “Socioeconomic Drivers of Urban Forest Structure and Diversity in the Semi-Arid San Joaquin Valley of Central California” was presented at the Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) Annual Meeting in Sacramento, California in early August.

ESA Presentation

Reid’s study identified new correlations between the urban forest and independent variables, while continuing to strengthen previously observed findings of other urban ecological studies. The study found that Zestimate was a very powerful tool used to study “the luxury effect” in the Fresno Clovis Metropolitan Area (FCMA). Increasing Zestimates correlated strongly with increasing tree diversity, tree density and tree canopy cover in the FCMA’s urban forest.

To view his research poster, click here.

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