Daniella Hirschfeld

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

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 | Other

Other

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    Teaching

    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

    Julie Coleman, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, November 2019
    Landis Wenger, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, November 2019
    Saul Karamesines, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, November 2019