Meet the Author:
Glenn Stewart,  Christchurch

Search by Author
Select Author
Search by Month
Search by Tag
Search by Category
  • Adrian Benepe
  • Adrina Bardekjian
  • Alberto Tacón
  • Alexandre Guertin
  • Alex Kudryavtsev
  • Amy Hahs
  • Ana Faggi
  • Andréa Albuquerque G. Redondo
  • Andre Mader
  • Andrés Flajszer
  • Andrew Grant
  • Andrew Rudd
  • Anjali Mahendra
  • Anna Bubnova
  • Anna Dietzsch
  • Antoine Faye
  • Barbara Deutsch
  • Ben Bradlow
  • Benjamin Swett
  • Bill Sherwonit
  • Bob Sallinger
  • Bongani Mnisi
  • Boyi Zhou
  • Bradley Rink
  • Bram Gunther
  • Brian McGrath
  • Bryce DuBois
  • Buyana Kareem
  • Camilo Ordoñez
  • Candice Russell
  • Caragh Threlfall
  • Catherine Sutherland
  • Cecilia Herzog
  • Cezar Busatto
  • Chan-Won Lee
  • Joana Chan & Bryce DuBois
  • Chankook Kim
  • Chantal van Ham
  • Charlie Nilon
  • Chris Hensley
  • Chris Ives
  • Chris Jordan
  • Chris Payne
  • Claire Robinson
  • Claire Weisz
  • Colin Meurk
  • Daniel Feinberg
  • Dan Lewis
  • Daniel Zarrilli
  • Darlene Wolnik
  • David Burg
  • David Dixon
  • David Goode
  • David Maddox
  • Deborah Lev
  • Denise Ford
  • Derek Nichols
  • Diana Wiesner
  • Diane Pataki
  • Diego Borrero
  • Divya Gopal
  • Doreen Adengo
  • Dusty Gedge
  • Elisabeth Peyroux
  • Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk
  • Elliott Maltby
  • Emilio Fantin
  • Eric Sanderson
  • Erika Svendsen
  • Fadi Hamdan
  • Fengping Yang
  • Francois Mancebo
  • Franco Montalto
  • Gareth Haysom
  • Gavin Van Horn
  • Genie Birch
  • Geoffrey Davison
  • Georgina Avlonitis
  • Glen Hyman
  • Glenn Phillips
  • Glenn Stewart
  • Harini Nagendra
  • Haripriya Gundimeda
  • Henk Ovink
  • Henrique Mercer
  • Herbert Dreiseitl
  • Hita Unnikrishnan
  • Ian MacGregor-Fors
  • Irene Guida
  • Jack Maher
  • James Steenberg
  • Janice Astbury
  • Jayne Engle
  • Jay Valgora
  • Jenga Mwendo
  • Jennifer Adams
  • Jennifer Baljko
  • Jimena Martignoni
  • Jim Labbe
  • Joe Lobko
  • Johan Enqvist
  • John Hartig
  • John Kostyack
  • John Marzluff
  • Jonathan Craik
  • Jonathan Stenvall
  • Jose Puppim
  • Joshua Burch
  • Juana Mariño
  • Judy Li
  • Jürgen Breuste
  • Julian Goh
  • Julie Goodness
  • Kaitlin Lovell
  • Karen Seto
  • Kate Pallett
  • Katharine Burgess
  • Kathleen Wolf
  • Kathryn Campbell
  • Kathryn Lwin
  • Katie Holzer
  • Kaveh Samiei
  • Keitaro Ito
  • Keith Bowers
  • Keith Tidball
  • Kelly Brenner
  • Ken Smith
  • Keren Bolter
  • Lance Gunderson
  • Laura Shillington
  • Lena Chan
  • Lesley Lokko
  • Leslie Vorraber
  • Linda Goh
  • Lindsay Campbell
  • Lisa Terreni
  • Lloyd Godman
  • Lorena Zárate
  • Lorenza Perelli
  • Lorenzo Chelleri
  • Louise Lezy-Bruno
  • Luciana Nery
  • Luke Drake
  • Luke Engleback
  • Lynn Wilson
  • Madhumitha Jaganmohan
  • Madhusudan Katti
  • Mara Gittleman
  • Marcus Hedblom
  • Maria E Ignatieva
  • Marianne Krasny
  • Maria Tengö
  • Marielle Anzelone
  • Marina Alberti
  • Marit Larson
  • Mark Davis
  • Mark Hostetler
  • Mark McDonnell
  • Mark Norman
  • Mårten Wallberg
  • Martha Fajardo
  • Maruxa Cardama
  • Mary Miss
  • Mary Rowe
  • Mary Wyatt
  • Matt Palmer
  • Maxime Zucca
  • Meredith Dobbie
  • Michael Jemtrud
  • Mickey Fearn
  • Miguel Luna
  • Mike Feller
  • Mike Houck
  • Mike Wells
  • Mike Wetter
  • Mitchell Chester
  • Monika Lawrence
  • Myla Aronson
  • Naomi Tsur
  • Nate Gabriel
  • Na Xiu
  • Nette Compton
  • Nik Luka
  • Noboru Kawashima
  • Noel Hefele
  • Norbert Mueller
  • Oliver Hillel
  • Pakamas Thinphanga
  • Patricia Holly
  • Patrick Lydon
  • Paula Villagra
  • Paul Downton
  • Pauline Bullen
  • Paul White
  • Pedro Camarena
  • Pepe Marcos-Iga
  • Per Berg
  • Peter Werner
  • Philip Silva
  • Pierre-André Martin
  • Pippin Anderson
  • PK Das
  • Rachna Leveque
  • Radhika Khosla
  • Rebecca Bratspies
  • Rebecca Salminen Witt
  • Richard Friend
  • Richard Scott
  • Robert Morris-Nunn
  • Robin Lasser
  • Rob McInnes
  • Rob Pirani
  • Roland Lewis
  • Russell Galt
  • Sadia Butt
  • Samantha Lai
  • Sarah Bradley
  • Sarah Charlop-Powers
  • Sebastian Miguel
  • Shawn Van Sluys
  • Shuaib Lwasa
  • Soul Shava
  • Stephanie Britton
  • Stephanie Pincetl
  • Stephanie Radok
  • Steven Handel
  • Steve Whitney
  • Susannah Drake
  • Taida Garibovic
  • Taylor Britt
  • Ted Trzyna
  • Thomas Elmqvist
  • Tim Beatley
  • Tim Collins
  • Timon McPhearson
  • Glenn Stewart

    Glenn Stewart

    Glenn Stewart is Professor of Urban Ecology, Lincoln University, NZ. He graduated in NZ before completing his PhD at Oregon State University, USA. He has published over 200 refereed journal articles, conference proceedings, books, book chapters and presented his research at over 100 international and national conferences and workshops. After twenty years as a forest ecologist Glenn turned his attention to urban forestry and urban biodiversity. He now conducts research on the compositional variation in urban plant communities and how these communities can be enhanced by design using indigenous species. Current research is on Southern Hemisphere urban ecosystems and current issues with invasive species, successional processes and predicted changes in global climate. He is Associate Editor for Landscape & Urban Planning (urban eology and design) Associate Editor for Plant Ecology, on the editorial Board of Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, President of Southern Connection, Deputy Director of the Isaac Centre for Nature Conservation, and a member of the URBIO Advisory Board.

    December 7, 2014
    Aerial view of Riccarton Bush, Christchuch City. The native forest (dominated by an endemic podocarp tree, Dacrycarpus dacrydioides) is in the middle and lower left of the image (dark green) and on the right is a woodland of planted European species of trees that are now c. 150 years old. Photo: Google Earth

    Remnants of indigenous vegetation in urban and rural areas often are the only remaining examples of ecosystems that were once more extensive before human settlement. They are therefore vital for preserving and promoting biodiversity. Remnant vegetation also serves as a refuge for indigenous plants, fungi and animals that would not otherwise be found in an … Continue reading If We Plant the Plants Will the Insects Follow?

    June 1, 2014
    New Zealand native bellbird. Photo: www.naturewatch.org.nz

    In my first blog way back in December 2012 I introduced you to the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 and the devastation that followed to our beautiful “Garden City”. And also to vegetation studies that I initiated in the “Residential Red Zone” (RRZ), where c. 8,000 properties were abandoned in Feb 2011. So what … Continue reading What Species Return? Natural Disasters and the Nature of Cities, Part II

    November 20, 2013
    The subtropical forests at Punakaiki, Paparoa National Park, NZ. Photo: Glenn Stewart

    When the first European colonists arrived on the islands of New Zealand a little over 150 years ago they were met by an essentially forested landscape with very unfamiliar plants and animals. The dramatic and breath-taking scenery ranged from geysers, boiling mud pools and volcanoes in the north to magnificent, soaring mountains, primeval forests and … Continue reading To See Biodiversity Downunder, Visit a National Park…or a City

    June 30, 2013
    img6

    What would you do if you had the opportunity to design and build a new village or city? These opportunities do not come around often, so when one does we have to make the most of it!! The opportunities abound in Christchurch after the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Now a new city must … Continue reading How Would You Design an Urban Eco-village?

    March 3, 2013
    2RelocatableGarden

    In my last blog I introduced to you the earthquakes that devastated Christchurch city beginning back in September 2010. I had been wondering about what I might share with you in my next blog and when I was driving thru the city the other day and spotted a field of wildflowers on a demolition site … Continue reading Temporary Nature’s Potential for Resilience and Liveability

    December 19, 2012
    ChristchurchQuake3

    Environmental traumas are here.  Global climate is a reality that is bringing extremes in weather as we have seen recently with the devastating impacts of Hurricane Sandy in the northeast of the USA.  And in the last several years there have been massive earthquakes that have devastated cities in Japan, Haiti and New Zealand.  To … Continue reading Natural Disasters and the Nature of Cities