Novem Auyeung

ERN (2020)

Senior Scientist

NYC Parks -- Department of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources

Queens, New York

Personal pronouns: She, her, hers

Novem Auyeung is Senior Scientist at NYC Parks' Division of Environment & Planning, where she coordinates and conducts research and monitoring for the Division. She leads a team of scientists who are tasked with monitoring and assessing NYC Parks’s natural resources; advising on natural resources protection and conservation; and using research and data to inform policy, planning, design & construction, and adaptive management. She is also part of the NYC Urban Field Station, a partnership between NYC Parks, USDA Forest Service, and Natural Areas Conservancy (a NYC-based non-profit) that focuses on knowledge co-production across different disciplines/sectors and bridging the gap between science and implementation. She is a soil biogeochemist by training and has conducted research on climate change effects on soil nutrients and microbial communities.

Novem holds a Bachelor's in Environmental Science from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Forestry and Natural Resources from Purdue University. For fun, she enjoys trips to different outdoor spaces with her kiddos, cooking/baking foods from her childhood in Hong Kong and Thailand, and figuring out how to make environmental decision-making more inclusive and transdisciplinary.