Lynne M. Westphal, PhD

Lynne M. Westphal is project leader and research social scientist with the U.S. Forest Service's Northern Research Station in Chicago. She manages the People and Their Environments research work unit. Recent research investigated the simultaneous ecological and economic revitalization of a rust-belt landscape; farming community ideas for future farm landscapes that effectively incorporate ecosystem services; and assessments of empowerment outcomes from urban greening projects. Westphal served on the Human Health and Well Being subcommittee of the Sustainable Sites Initiative.