Trees play an integral role in our community landscape. Being able to identify tree species, assess general condition of trees, and to determine if any threats exist aid in maintaining the aesthetics and environmental benefits of trees in our community. Using mobile mapping technologies, citizen scientists can help arborists, urban foresters, and community planners develop tree care plans.
Dr. Bailey has been a member of the faculty at the University of North Georgia since January 1998. She is most honored by her affiliations with non-profit organizations in the north Georgia region. She was recently awarded an environmental education grant from the EPA to conduct programs related to forests and waterways in Georgia. Other current research and projects include a climate change mixed methods study with Drs. Mitchem, Wilson, & Smith, an environmental education study with Dr. Bridges (GSU), a statewide tree canopy assessment funded by the Georgia Forestry Commission, a campus tree inventory using Collector app as part of UNG's application to become a member of Tree Campus USA, a sustainability study on Hurricane Creek with Dr. Ellis (Biology), a collaborative community engagement project with USFS on the Foothills Region of the Chattahoochee National Forest, an invasive plant control program on privet at Tumbling Creek with Dr. Diggs (Biology), creating a mobile app for reptiles with Dr. Patterson (Biology) and other education initiatives in geospatial technologies for public schools in Georgia.