Daniella Hirschfeld

Landscape & Environmental Plan

Assistant Professor


Daniella Hirschfeld

Contact Information

Office Location: FAV 244
Phone: (435) 797-5725
Email: daniella.hirschfeld@usu.edu

Educational Background

PhD, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, University of California, Berkeley, 2019
Transformation in the face of rising sea levels: Approaches to measuring progress and evaluating strategies
MS, Global Environmental Change, Duke University, 2008
Planning to Avert a Crisis: Analysis of Jordan’s Groundwater, Understanding its Characteristics and Providing Solutions
BA, Psychology and Philosophy, Dartmouth College, 2003

Teaching Interests

Environmental Planning; Climate Adaptation; Urban Ecology; Hazard Mitigation; Spatial Analysis

Research Interests

I weave together the fields of urban ecology and environmental planning to investigate resilient systems. I approach this investigation through three interwoven tracks. First, I look at the adaptive capacity of systems to understand their ability to change to meet future conditions. Second, I focus on the decision-making environment, unpacking the use of science and the connections to the cost of proactive adaptation actions. My third area of research is spatial analysis, which is primarily a tool I use to support the other two areas of work.

Publications | Abstracts

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Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

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Publications | Technical Reports

Research Reports

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    Publications | Other

    Other

      An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

      Teaching

      LAEP 6100 - Regional Landscape Analysis and Planning, Spring 2022
      LAEP 1030 - Introduction to Landscape Architecture, Fall 2021
      LAEP 6110 - Landscape Ecology for Planning, Fall 2021
      LAEP 6100 - Regional Landscape Analysis and Planning, Spring 2021
      LAEP 6110 - Landscape Ecology for Planning, Fall 2020
      LAEP 6210 - Bioregional Management and Policy, Spring 2020
      LAEP 6110 - Landscape Ecology for Planning, Fall 2019

      Graduate Students Mentored

      Conner Smith, Landscape & Environmental Plan, September 2021
      Tayli Hillyard, Landscape & Environmental Plan, August 2021
      Julie Coleman, Landscape & Environmental Plan, November 2019
      Saul Karamesines, Landscape & Environmental Plan, November 2019
      Landis Wenger, Landscape & Environmental Plan, November 2019 - December 2021