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Fushcia-Ann Hoover

Fushcia-Ann Hoover

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Earth Sciencs, University of North Carolina-Charlotte


Depatment of Geography and Earth Sciences
University of North Carolina
Charlotte, NC


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Earth Sciencs, University of North Carolina-Charlotte


Dr. Hoover is an assistant professor of environmental planning at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, and founder of EcoGreenQueen, a company dedicated to teaching and expanding the use of environmental justice framings and methods across research and practice. 

As an interdisciplinary researcher specializing in urban social-ecologies, her research centers environmental justice in urban planning and engages the racial histories and relationships between people, place and the environment. 

She grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and holds a deep respect and love for freshwater lakes, rivers and systems. Dr. Hoover is committed to public scholarship, scholar-activism and finding ways of decentralizing power both in and outside of the classroom. She holds a doctorate in agricultural and biological engineering with a concentration in ecological sciences.


  • PhD, Interdisciplinary Ecological Sciences and Engineering, Purdue University, 2017
  • MSE, Interdisciplinary Ecological Sciences and Engineering, Purdue University, 2013
  • BSME, Mechanical Engineering, University of St. Thomas, 2009

Journal Articles

In Press

Frantzeskaki, N., D. L. Childers, F. Hoover, S. T. Pickett, O. Anderson, A. Barau, J. M. Grove, J. Ginsberg, M. Lodder, A. E. Lugo, P. T. McPhearson, T. A. Munoz-Erickson, M. Quartier, S. Schepers, A. Sharifi and K. van de Sijpe. Three pathways for a transformative shift in urban ecology towards a more active and relevant future for the field and for citie. Ambio

Pickett, S. T., A. T. Simone, P. Anderson, A. Sharifi, A. Barau, F. Hoover, D. L. Childers, P. T. McPhearson, T. A. Munoz-Erickson, C. Pacteau, J. M. Grove, N. Frantzeskaki, H. Nagendra and J. Ginsberg. The relational shift in urban ecology: From place and structure to multiple modes of co-production for positive urban futures. Ambio


Hoover, F., S. A. Meerow, E. Coleman, Z. J. Grabowski and P. T. McPhearson. 2023. Why go green? Comparing rationales and planning criteria for green infrastructure in U.S. city plans. Landscape and Urban Planning 237(Sep):104781. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2023.104781. (link )


Jordan, P., F. Hoover and M. E. Hopton. 2022. Leveraging ancillary benefits from urban greenspace – a case study of St. Louis, Missouri. Urban Water Journal 19(3): 314-323. DOI: 10.1080/1573062X.2021.2001544. (link )


Height, T., O. T. Ngadjui, F. Hoover and J. A. Dillon. 2021. The 2020 social and environmental apocalypse: Reimagining Black America. American Studies 60(3/4):163-183. DOI: 10.1353/ams.2021.0019. (link )

Hoover, F. and T. C. Lim. 2021. Examining privilege and power in US urban parks and open space during the double crises of antiblack racism and COVID-19. Socio-Ecological Practice Research 3:55–70. DOI: 10.1007/s42532-020-00070-3. (link )

Hoover, F., S. A. Meerow, Z. J. Grabowski and P. T. McPhearson. 2021. Environmental justice implications of siting criteria in urban green infrastructure planning. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning 23(5):665-682. DOI: 10.1080/1523908X.2021.1945916. (link )


Hoover, F., J. I. Price and M. E. Hopton. 2020. Examining the effects of green infrastructure on residential sales prices in Omaha, Nebraska. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 54(Oct):126778. DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2020.126778. (link )


Hoover, F. and M. E. Hopton. 2019. Developing a framework for stormwater management: leveraging ancillary benefits from urban greenspace. Urban Ecosystems 22:1139–1148. DOI: 10.1007/s11252-019-00890-6. (link )


Hoover, F. and J. Abraham. 2009. A comparison of corn-based ethanol with cellulosic ethanol as replacements for petroleum-based fuels: a review. International Journal of Sustainable Energy 28(4):171-182. DOI: 10.1080/14786450903056370. (link )