Dr. C.Y. Jim, an author, researcher, and the chair professor of geography at the University of Hong Kong, is this year’s recipient of the International Society of Arboriculture’s (ISA) L.C. Chadwick Award for Arboricultural Research. The award is given to individuals to recognize their research and its valuable contribution to arboriculture.
Dr. Jim’s research at the University of Hong Kong focuses on the nature-in-city domain, where he studies trees in the cities of his native China to determine how they are influenced in urban society. He also explores everything from large urban forest eco systems and urban parks to individual trees and green roofs.
ISA honored Dr. Jim at a ceremony on Sunday, August 3rd in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as part of the 90th Annual ISA International Conference and Trade Show, August 2nd—6th, 2014.
“Jim’s work has inspired students and professionals in Asia and around the world to consider a career in arboriculture and he is recognized as a cornerstone in the growing research community,” says Mark Roberts, ISA president. ”He has devoted his career to urban trees, studying ways to protect them, and improving their quality and quantity of life.”
Dr. Jim’s teaching and research career expands more than 30 years and has led to the publishing of nearly 300 scientific papers and books. He’s also an honorary advisor to the Government of Hong Kong, as a member of the Expert Panel on Tree Management and Greening Master Plan Committee.