Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon (2013)
Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon (2006)
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon (2003)
B.A. in Botany, University of California Santa Barbara (1984)
Although born elsewhere, the Pacific Northwest is my home. My dissertation, A Landscape Approach to Ecosystem Services in Oregon's Southern Willamette Valley Agricultural Landscape, proposes a landscape approach to ecosystem services in which they play a role in the intentional coevolution of social/ ecological systems. My research explores the potential for floodplain agricultural landscapes in Oregon's Willamette Valley to provide ecosystem services using an alternative futures framework in which a set of the landscape's biophysical processes are quantified using a geographic information system and aspects of sociocultural processes are explored through qualitative interviews with farmers. The biophysical and sociocultural research components are integrated into an alternative futures framework to compare the current landscape with a future landscape in which agricultural production includes ecosystem services.
A Landscape Approach to Ecosystem Services in Oregon's Southern Willamette Valley Agricultural Landscape
Committee: David Hulse (Chair)
Susan Hardwick (Institutional Representative)
Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon (2012)
M.S. in Architecture, University of Cincinnati (2007)
Master of Architecture, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China (2005)
Bachelor of Architecture, Chang An University, Xi'an, China (2002)
I was born in Harbin, China and raised in Xi’an. I now live in Eugene, Oregon with my husband and two daughters. I had approximately six years of professional experience, primarily in architectural and landscape architectural design with a dedication to social, cultural, and ecological sustainability, before I came to the University of Oregon. At UO, I primarily focused my scholarship on the integration of architecture and landscape architecture in sustainable design. For example, my doctoral dissertation: examines park-above-parking projects – ground level parks with below-grade parking garages – and illustrates the contributions of such combined space in urban sustainability.
Park-above-Parking Downtown: A Spatial-based Impact Investigation
Committee: Mark Gillem (Chair)
Yizhao Yang (Institutional Representative)