The Impact of Climate Change on Street Trees in California
Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning, UC Berkeley
Professor McBride’s current research involves projects on (1) the effects of urban forests in the reduction of air pollution in China, (2) the composition, structure, and function of urban forests in different biomes, (3) the role of fire in riparian woodlands of the Sierra Nevada, and (4) wind patterns, micro-climates, and windthrow hazard in urban areas.
Professor McBride’s professional projects include the Vegetation Management Plan for the Sea Ranch, Sonoma County, CA; Urban Forest Management Plan for Presidio of San Francisco; Restoration Plan for Sutro Baths, GGNRA, San Francisco; Oak Restoration Management Plan for Stanford University Academic Reserve Lands, Palo Alto, CA; analysis of boulevard trees for El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA. Professor McBride is Chair of the Forest Science Division of the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. In addition to his teaching, Professor McBride has worked as a consulting Forester and Landscape Ecologist in the Bay Area for over 40 years. His consulting work focuses on the preparation of vegetation analysis and management. His clients have included federal, state, county, and city agencies, legal firms, corporate land owners, private land owners, and foreign governments.