PhD, Ecology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1998
MS, Ecology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1995
BA, Environmental Science, Columbia University, New York, New York, 1993
Role of vegetation and landscapes in urban planning design and sustainability
Dr. Pataki studies human-environment interactions related to urban vegetation, resource use, and landscape design. In our research projects in semi-arid, irrigated cities we collaborate with social scientists, urban planners, landscape architects, engineers, philosophers, and local stakeholders to understand the interacting roles of climate, biodiversity, and human agency in urban ecological processes.