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Susannah Lerman, along with her co-authors, was awarded the Sustainability Science Award from the Ecological Society of America (ESA) for the publication: Biodiversity in the city: key challenges for urban green space management. ESA writes:

The Sustainability Science Award recognizes the authors of the scholarly work that makes the greatest contribution to the emerging science of ecosystem and regional sustainability through the integration of ecological and social sciences.

The 2022 Sustainability Science Award is given to the authors of “Biodiversity in the city: key challenges for urban green space management.” This paper synthesizes the key challenges to sustaining biodiversity in urban systems and also incorporates ecological and sociological principles to overcome those challenges. The article has already had an impact on sustainability science, evidenced by its broad citation across diverse academic disciplines, including ecology, sustainability, and planning journals, as well as in city and regional planning documents and teaching curriculum.

Myla F. J. Aronson, Christopher A. Lepczyk, Karl L. Evans, Mark A. Goddard, Susannah B. Lerman, J. Scott MacIvor, Charles H. Nilon, and Timothy L. V. Vargo, Biodiversity in the city: key challenges for urban green space managementFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15(4): 189-196. DOI: 10.1002/fee.1480

Read more in the full ESA press release, which describes all the 2022 ESA award recipients. 

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