Selected Publications

Articles, chapters, reviews, creative works, teaching

resources and commissioned reports.


Refereed articles

Bardekjian, A. (2016). Towards social arboriculture: Arborists’ perspectives on urban forest labour in Southern Ontario, Canada. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, (19) 255-262.

Bardekjian, A., Classens, M., & Sandberg, L. A. (2012). Reading the urban landscape: The case of a campus tour at York University, Ontario, Canada. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 2(3), 249-256.

Edited books

Sandberg, L. A., Bardekjian, A, & Butt, S. (Eds.). (2014). Urban forests, trees and greenspace: A political ecology perspective. Routledge: London.

book Chapters

Bardekjian, A. (2010). Marginal medleys: How transition towns and climate camps are relocalizing the global climate crisis. In L. A. Sandberg & T. Sandberg (Eds.), Climate Change - Who's carrying the burden? The chilly climates of the global environmental dilemma. Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

book reviews

Bardekjian, A. (2013). Book review: Stéphane Castonguay & Michèle Dagenais Eds. (2011). Metropolitan natures: Environmental histories of Montreal. Environments, 38(1), 104-105

Bardekjian, A. (2012). Book review: Chris Maser (2010). Social environmental planning: The design interface between everyforest and everycity. The Canadian Geographer/Le Geographe Canadien. 56(3), 385.

Bardekjian, A. (2009). Book review: Nik Heynen, Maria Kaika, Eric Swyngedouw Eds. (2006). In The nature of cities: Urban political ecology and the politics of urban metabolism. Available here.

non-refereed articles

Bardekjian, A. (2016). Research in urban forestry: Collaborative Learning. Tree Canada Blog. August 18, 2016.

Bardekjian, A. (2016). Positive Change: The Future Is Looking Bright for the Canadian Urban Forest Network. Tree Canada Blog. July 21, 2016.

Bardekjian, A. (2016). How perspectives of field arborists and tree climbers are useful for understanding and managing urban forests. The Nature of Cities; March 24, 2016.

Bardekjian, A. (2016). Across the country in 60 days: Reflections of the CUFN workshops. AdrinaBard. January 4, 2016.

Bardekjian, A. (2015). Research in urban forestry: The social side of things. The Professional Forester. Issue 220, December 2015.

Bardekjian, A. (2015). Research in urban forestry: Expanding directions and sharing knowledge. Tree Canada Blog. October 6, 2015.

Bardekjian, A. (2014). Narratives and creative collaborations for urban forest education. The Nature of Cities Round Table; December 4, 2014.

Bardekjian, A. (2014). Encouraging changing perspectives: Reflections on the 11th Canadian urban forest conference. ReNew Canada: The Infrastructure Magazine. November/December 2014.

Bardekjian, A. (2014). Trees as infrastructure: Urban forest policy: How organizations and municipalities are influencing urban forestry development in Canada. ReNew Canada: The Infrastructure Magazine. September/October 2014.

Bardekjian, A. (2014). Of travels, trees and tales: Everyone’s a storyteller. Tree Canada Blog. July 15, 2014.

Bardekjian, A. (2014). Canadians value their urban forests. Canadian Urban Forest Network News. June 11, 2014.

Bardekjian, A. (2013). Reflections on organizing the urban forests & political ecologies conference 2013. Commonwealth Forestry Association Newsletter. No. 61: 9-11.

Bardekjian, A. (2013). Boyer woodlot: A living place of symbiotic stories: Exploring woodlots as place-makers of culture, time and resistance. The Alternative Campus Tour.

Bardekjian, A. (2011). Of remnants and reveries: Narratives of the urban forest on campus. The Professional Forester. September (203): 13.

Bardekjian, A. (2011). What a wonderful world. Kidney Living Magazine 4(1): 16.

Bardekjian Ambrosii, A. (2008). Building international bridges for forest futures. Canadian Trees 4(2): 7.

Bardekjian Ambrosii, A. (2008). Trees Ontario: Planting past the treeline. Canadian Trees 4(2): 6.

Bardekjian Ambrosii, A. (2007). The role of urban forests in mitigating human health issues caused or exacerbated by the urban environment: The Toronto District School Board: Setting an example for urban forest management. Community Experiences in Urban Forestry 1:18-19.

Bardekjian Ambrosii, A. (2007). The beauty of tall tree tales. Canadian Trees 3(2): 12.

Bardekjian Ambrosii, A. (2007). The need for sustainable forests in Armenia: The lengths a non-profit organization is going to mitigate the effects of deforestation. Canadian Trees 4(1): 28-29.

Bardekjian Ambrosii, A. (2006). Urban trees and public health. Canadian Trees 3(1): 5.

Bardekjian Ambrosii, A. (2006). Greening our schoolgrounds. Canadian Trees 2(1): 30-31.

creative works

Partners in action: A shade policy for the City of Toronto. (2014). Documentary Film. Commissioned by City of Toronto, Healthy Public Policy Directorate, Toronto Public Health. Director, Writer and Project Manager. Bardekjian, A. Winner of the 2014 Canadian Dermatology Association Public Education Award.

Limbwalkers. Documentary Film. Dir. Bardekjian, A. [in production]

Tree Canada: A visual history. (2012). Celebrating Tree Canada's 20-year legacy in photographs. Comp. Bardekjian, A. Apple Inc.

Ruhrgebeit, Germany: European Capital of Culture 2010. (2011). Ruhr Study Tour 2010: Canadian Centres for German and European Studies, York University and Université de Montréal. Photography by Bardekjian, A., and Rodrigues, R. Apple Inc.

Bardekjian Ambrosii, A. (2010). Cerebral celibacy. [Online] Antipode: A Radical Journal for Geographers. Temporarily available at:

teaching resources

2013: Course design: Urban ecology: Applications and perspectives. Developed for the Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, School of Continuing Education, Humber College.

2010: Learning teaching: TA handbook for ENVS 1200. Prepared for the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. Compilation of pedagogical approaches based on the 2010-2011 course outline.

2006: Researched content and assisted in the development of Evergreen’s online Teacher-Training workshops for school ground greening. Prepared while working as the Learning Grounds Project Coordinator. Getting started: Workshop-in-a-box and Shade for kids: Workshop-in-a-box.

commissioned reports and Research Projects

Bardekjian, A., Kenney, A., & Rosen, M. (2016). Trends in Canada’s Urban Forests. Tree Canada and the Canadian Urban Forest Network.

Bardekjian, A. & Rosen, M. (2015). Canada’s urban forest: A national assessment of municipal urban forest management needs. Commissioned to Tree Canada by the Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada.

A healthy dose of green: a prescription for a healthy population. (2012). Trees Ontario. White Paper. Contributions to findings and final review.

Bardekjian, A. (2011). Quantity vs. quality: Towards common ends. Conference Presentation. Spreading Roots: Working together to protect our urban trees. Perf. Keen, R. Trees Ontario.

Rosen, M., Kenney, A., Bardekjian, A. & Fournier, G. (2007). Department of National Defence Urban Forest Program #1E0800292. Commissioned to Tree Canada by the Department of National Defence, Canada.

Bardekjian, A. (2006). Compendium of best management practices for Canadian urban forests. Commissioned to Tree Canada by Natural Resources Canada.

Development guidelines for shade for the City of Toronto. (2010). Commissioned by Toronto Public Health, Cancer Prevention Coalition in collaboration with Parks Forestry and Recreation, City of Toronto. Assisted in the research and development while working as an Associate Consultant and Writer (2008).

Urban forest strategic management plan for the Town of Oakville 2008-2027. (2008). Commissioned to Urban Forest Innovations Inc. and Andy Kenney. Assisted in the development of the plan while working as an Associate Consultant (2006).

Grounds For action: Promoting physical activity through school ground greening in Canada. 2006. Commissioned to Evergreen Learning Grounds by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Assisted in the research and development of this project. Lead researchers: Bell, A., and Dyment, J.

Bardekjian Ambrosii, A. & Campbell, H. (2005). How to conduct a shade audit. In collaboration with Parks Forestry and Recreation, City of Toronto. Commissioned by Toronto Public Health, Cancer Prevention Coalition.

Bardekjian Ambrosii, A. (2005). The ecological values and services of urban forests beyond area-sensitive bird breeding habitat. Commissioned by Environment Canada, Wildlife Service.

Bardekjian Ambrosii, A. (2004). A tree inventory management plan for the Toronto District School Board. Major Paper for the Master of Forest Conservation Program. Commissioned by the Toronto District School Board.


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