James Steenberg is an environmental scientist focusing on the ecology and sustainable management of both urban forests and commercially managed forests. He is the forest carbon and climate change resource analyst with the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources. He recently completed a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship at Dalhousie University’s School for Resource and Environmental Studies. His previous work was funded by the Canadian Geospatial and Open Data Research Partnership (geothink.ca), investigating the intersections of government open data and environmental management. He was also recently a Fulbright visiting student researcher at the USDA Forest Service’s Northern Research Station. James received his PhD from Ryerson University, which examined the vulnerability of the urban forest resource. As both an academic researcher and consultant, he has conducted research and written reports for the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers, Alberta Energy Regulator, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the City of Toronto, the City of Hamilton, and Halifax Water. He was also one of the developers of Halifax’s award-winning urban forest management plan.