Camilo Ordonez Barona

Camilo Ordonez Barona

Post Doctoral Fellow Geography, Geomatics and Environment
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Research and Professional Interests

Camilo’s innovative research strives to understand the social-ecological dynamics of urban nature to help cities become more liveable and resilient, with a focus on urban forests and trees. His interdisciplinary research focuses on how people perceive and engage with urban forests; urban forests influences on people and wildlife; management and governance of urban forests; resilience to climate change in urban forests; engineered systems to support urban forests. He combines a wide range of natural- and social science methods. Camilo has held positions as lecturer at Dalhousie and Brock Universities, and as postdoctoral research fellow at Ryerson University as well as the University of Melbourne (Australia). His collaborative research is based in Canada, Australia, Europe, and Latin America.

Recent News

Read about our research on urban tree loss in Melbourne, Australia: 
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  • Roman, L.A., Conway, T.M., Eisenman, T.S. Koeser, A.K., Ordóñez Barona, C., Locke, D.H., Jenerette, D., Östberg, J., Vogt, J. (2020) Beyond ‘trees are good’: Disservices, management costs, and tradeoffs in urban forestry. Ambio. 
  • Clark, C., Ordóñez, C., Livesley, S.J. (2020) Private tree removal, public loss: Valuing and enforcing existing tree protection mechanisms is the key to retaining urban trees on private land. Landscape and Urban Planning 203, 103899.
  • Ordóñez, C., Threlfall, C.G., Livesley, S. J., Kendal, D., Fuller, R.A., Davern, M., van der Ree, R., Hochuli, D.F. (2020), Decision-making of municipal urban forest managers through the lens of governance. Environmental Science & Policy 104, 136-147.
  • Ordóñez Barona, C., Devisscher, T., Dobbs, C., Orozco-Aguilar, L., Baptista, M.D., Navarro-Pérez, N.M., da Silva-Filho, D.F., Escobedo, F. (2020) Trends in urban forestry research in Latin America & The Caribbean: a systematic review. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 47, 126544.
  • Croeser, T., Ordóñez, C., Threlfall, C.G., Kendal, D., van der Ree, R., Callow, D.; Livesley, S.J. (2020). Patterns of tree removal and canopy change on public and private land in the city of Melbourne. Sustainable Cities and Society 56, 102096.
  • Raynor, K., Panza, L., Ordóñez, C., Adamovic, M., Wheeler, M.A. (2020). Does social mix reduce stigma in public housing? A comparative analysis of two housing estates in Melbourne. Cities 96, 102458.
  • Frantzeskaki, N., McPhearson, T., Collier, M., Kendal, D., Dumitru, A., Bulkeley, H., Walsh, C., Noble, K., van Wyk, E., Pinter, L., Ordóñez, C., Oke, C., Elmqvist, T. (2019) Nature-based solutions for urban climate change adaptation: linking the science, policy, and practice community for evidenced based decision-making. Biosciences 69 (6), 455-466.
  • Ordóñez, C., Threlfall, C., Kendal, D., Hochuli, D., Fuller, R., Davern, M., van der Ree, R., Livesley, S. (2019), Urban forest governance and decision-making: A systematic review and synthesis of the perspectives of municipal managers. Landscape & Urban Planning 189, 166–180.