Colleen Murphy-Dunning

Program Director, Hixon Center for Urban Ecology, Urban Resources Initiative (URI)

Publications (BETA)

This is a PARTIAL listing of recent publications, and it will continue to grow as we populate our publications database.


  • Journal Article
    Locke, D. H., S. Han, M. C. Kondo, C. Murphy-Dunning, and M. Cox. “Did community greening reduce crime? Evidence from New Haven, CT, 1996-2007.” Landscape and Urban Planning 161 (2017): 72-79. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.01.006


  • Journal Article
    Gilstad-Hayden, K., L. R. Wallace, A. Carroll-Scott, S. R. Meyer, S. Barbo, C. Murphy-Dunning, and J. R. Ickovics. . “Research note: Greater tree canopy cover is associated with lower rates of both violent and property crime in New Haven, CT.” Landscape and Urban Planning 143 (2015): 248-253. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2015.08.005


  • Journal Article
    Jack-Scott, E., M. Piana, B. Troxel, C. Murphy-Dunning, and M. S. Ashton. “Stewardship Success: How Community Group Dynamics Affect Urban Street Tree Survival and Growth.” Arboriculture & Urban Forestry 39.4 (2013): 189–196. Link
  • Journal Article
    Troxel, B., M. Piana, M. S. Ashton, and C. Murphy-Dunning. “Relationships between bole and crown size for young urban trees in the northeastern USA.” Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 12.2 (2013): 144-153. DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2013.02.006