Susan D. Day is an Associate Professor of Urban Forestry at Virginia Tech. Dr. Day’s research focuses on managing urban soils to enhance tree growth and longevity in the context of other environmental challenges such as managing stormwater and reducing land development impacts on soil-mediated ecosystem services. She has published more than 70 articles and book chapters on these topics. Recently, Dr. Day has completed work on Soil Profile Rebuilding, a rehabilitation technique for compacted urban soils. She is also currently the project leader for Urban Forestry 2020, a national initiative funded by the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council to examine the urban forestry profession in higher education. Dr. Day holds a B.A. from Yale University, an M.S. from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.
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