Camilo Ordonez Barona

Camilo Ordonez Barona

Post Doctoral Fellow
Geography, Geomatics and Environment

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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  • Ordóñez-Barona, C., Trammell, T.L.E. (2022). Urban trees in a changing climate: science and practice to enhance resilience. Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution 10, 882510.
  • Ordóñez, C., Wolf, K., Kowalski, J.M., Kendal, D., Byrne, J.A., Conway, T.M. (2022). Diversity in public perception of urban forests and trees: A critical review. Landscape & Urban Planning 226, 104466.   
  • Kendal, D., Ordóñez, C., Davern, M., Fuller, R.A., Hochuli, D.F., van der Ree, R., Livesley, S.J., Threlfall, C.G. (2022) Public satisfaction with urban trees and their management in Australia: the roles of values, beliefs, knowledge, and trust. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 73, 127623.
  • Su, K., Ordóñez, C., Regier, K., Conway, T. (2022) Values and beliefs about urban forests from diverse urban contexts and populations in the Greater Toronto area. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 72, 127589.
  • Devisscher, T, Ordóñez, C., Dobbs, C., Dias Baptista, M., Navarro, N.M., Orozco-Aguilar, L., Cercas Pérez, J.F., Rojas Mancebo, Y., Escobedo, F.J. (2022) Urban forest management and governance in Latin America and the Caribbean: a baseline study of stakeholder views. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 67, 127441.
  • Ordóñez Barona, C., Bush, J., Hurley, J., Amati, M., Juhola, S., Frank, S., Ritchie, M., Clark, C., English, A., Hertzog, K., Caffin, M., Watt, S., Livesley, S.J. (2021) International approaches to protecting and retaining trees on private urban land. Journal of Environmental Management 285, 112081.
  • Conway, T., Ordóñez, C., Yuan, A., Roman, L.A., Pearsall, H., Heckert, M., Dickinson, S., Rosan, C. (2021) Resident knowledge of and engagement with green infrastructure in Toronto and Philadelphia. Environmental Management 68, 566–579.
  • 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 50, 615–630.
  • 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.
  • Frantzeskaki, N., McPhearson, T., Collier, M., Kendal, D., Bulkeley, H., Dumitru, A., Walsh, C., Noble, K., van Wyk, E., Ordóñez, C., Oke, C., Pinter, L. (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.