Tenley Conway, Professor


Home Campus:
U o f T Mississauga

Rutgers University (2004)

Other Degrees:
MS Rutgers University (2001)
BS Cornell University (1997)

Contact Information:

Phone:    (905) 828-3928
Location: Room DV3256 (UTM)
Email:     tenley.conway@utoronto.ca

Personal Website: http://sites.utm.utoronto.ca/conway/

Research Interests:

  • Urban vegetation
  • Urban forests
  • Urban socio-ecological dynamics
  • Human drivers of urban ecosystems
  • Land use/land cover modeling
  • Urban environmental planning and management

Teaching This Academic Year:

JPG1428 Managing Urban Ecosystems

Mississauga Campus
ENV201 Environmental Management
GGR305 Biogeography
GGR425 Managing Urban Ecosystems

Call For Students:

I am looking to supervise one or two Masters or PhD students who are interested in environmental geography. Specifically, working on projects exploring (1) green infrastructure or urban forestry policy and management or (2) residents experiences, knowledge, attitudes and actions in relation to small-scale green infrastructure and yard trees. I consider these topics from a socio-ecological systems perspective, emphasizing interactions among different actors, in light of environmental change and justice considerations.

Selected Publications:

  • Conway, T.M. and *M.A. Jalali. In press. Representation of local urban forestry issues in Canadian newspapers: impacts of a major ice storm. The Canadian Geographer.
  • Conway, T.M. In press. Conceptual pathways and institutional barriers for urban physical geography: a response to Ashmore and Dodson (2017). The Canadian Geographer 61(1): 107-111  (invited).
  • *Almas, A.D. and T.M. Conway. 2017.  Residential knowledge of native tree species: a case study of residents in four southern Ontario municipalities. Environmental Management 59 (1), 21-33. DOI 10.1007/s00267-016-0772-5.
  • Conway, T.M. and *V. Yip. 2016. Assessing residents’ reactions to urban forest disservices: a case study of a major storm event. Landscape and Urban Planning 153: 1–10. DOI:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2016.04.016 DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2016.03.008
  • Conway, T.M. 2016. Home-based edible gardening: urban residents’ motivations and barriers. CATE: Cities and the Environment 9 (1), 3.
  • Conway, T.M. Tending their urban forest: residents’ motivations for tree planting and removal. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 17(1): 23-32. DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2016.03.008
  • *Almas, A.D. and TM. Conway. 2016. The role of native species in municipal urban forest planning and practice: a case study of Carolinian Canada. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 17: 54–62. DOI:10.1016/j.ufug.2016.01.015
  • Conway, T.M. and *J. Vander Vecht. 2015. Growing a diverse urban forest: species selection decisions by practitioners planting and supplying trees. Landscape and Urban Planning 138: 1–10.
  • *Vander Vecht, J. and T.M. Conway. 2015. Comparing species composition and planting trends: exploring pest vulnerability in Toronto’s urban forest. Arboriculture and Urban Forestry 41(1): 24–37
  • Conway, T.M. and *E. Bang. 2014. Willing partners? residential support for municipal urban forestry policies Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 13: 234–243.
  • *Shakeel, T. and T.M. Conway. 2014. Individual households and their trees: fine-scale characteristics shaping urban forests. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 13: 136–144.
  • *Bourne, K.S. and T.M. Conway. 2014. The influence of land use type and municipal context on urbantree species diversity. Urban Ecosystems 17:329–348.
  • Conway, T.M. and *K. Brannen. 2014. Who is tending their garden? edible gardens as a residential landscaping choice. CATE: Cities and the Environment 7(2): art. 10
  • Conway, T.M. and *K. Bourne. 2013. A comparison of neighborhood characteristics related to canopy cover, stem density and species richness in an urban forest Landscape and Urban Planning 113(1): 10-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2013.01.005.
  • *Shrestha, N. and T.M. Conway. 2013. Mapping exurban development: can road and census data act as surrogates? Cartographica 48(3): 237–249.
  • Please see website for a full CV


Research Clusters:
Nature, Society and Environmental Change, Paleoclimate and Biogeography