February 18, 2022

Charity Nyelele

Country: South Africa

Expertise: Researcher

Charity Nyelele is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Earth System Science at University of California Irvine. Where she works on a Center for Ecosystem Climate Solutions project to develop and communicate strategies to better manage California’s natural lands for climate change.

Her research interests are the intersections of human well-being and the environment, environmental justice, and the links between ecosystem services and biodiversity. For her Ph.D., she collaborated on an environmental modeler, to quantify ecosystem services and benefits from urban trees in New York, and assess the equity of these ecosystem services, and developed a multi-objective decision support framework for urban planners.

A multi-objective decision support framework to prioritize tree planting locations in urban areas


A spatial multi-objective approach for modeling the ecosystem services and benefits of urban trees.


Rewilding and restoring nature in a changing world


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