Karen Dyson is a research scientist specializing in ecology, conservation, and statistics with a focus on applied research. Broadly, her work supports habitat with words, numbers, and maps based on the best available science. Past projects include policy analyses exploring the impact of tree protection policies on urban forest canopy, applied research examining how development and vegetation planting impact urban vegetation and wildlife, and mapping human impacts on protected areas. Dr. Dyson holds an Interdisciplinary PhD in Urban Design and Planning from the University of Washington, Seattle, with a specialization in urban ecology and conservation. She has a Master of marine and environmental affairs from the University of Washington and a BS in natural resource management and resource economics from Cornell University.