Assistant Professor Susan D. Day received the 2010 Early Career Scientist Award from the International Society of Arboriculture, a professional society with over 22,000 members worldwide that serves the fields of arboriculture and urban forestry. The award recognizes scientists in these fields who demonstrate exceptional promise and high career potential for producing internationally recognized research. “I am truly honored to be selected for this award,” said day. “The International Society of Arboriculture has been a tremendous advocate for research in the disciplines of arboriculture and urban forestry.”

Day, who has a joint appointment with the college’s Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation and the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, focuses much of her research on uncovering practical information that will improve tree health and canopy cover in urbanizing environments. She is particularly interested in land development and urban design issues, and how root/soil interactions affect the contribution of trees to urban ecosystems.