Scott Ogletree

Scott Ogletree

Research Fellow

University of Edinburgh

About Me

Scott is a researcher interested in connections between human well-being and the environment. He researches these connections using spatial and statistical tools to better understand how the natural world impacts people.


  • Data and geospatial science
  • Cities and development
  • Space and place
  • Environmental and social determinants of health


  • PhD

    Clemson University

  • Master of Landscape Architecture

    Clemson University

  • BSc in Education

    University of Georgia


(2021). Cultivating social capital in diverse, low-income neighborhoods: The value of parks for parents with young children. Landscape and Urban Planning.


(2021). Evaluating Conservation Easement and Land Records Datain Rapidly Growing Counties in the United States and theImplications for Environmental Governance. Society and Natural Resources.


(2020). Parental Preference for Park Attributes Related to Children’s Use of Parks in Low-Income, Racial/Ethnic Diverse Neighborhoods. Journal of Healthy Eating and Active Living.

(2020). Effects of Crime Type and Location on Park Use Behavior. Preventing Chronic Disease.


(2020). Tree Canopy Coverage Predicts Lower Conduct Problem Severity in Children with ASD. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities.




Research Fellow

University of Edinburgh

Jun 2021 – Present Edinburgh
As part of the OPENspace Research Center and CRESH working on Woods In and Around Town (WIAT) projects.

Visiting Researcher

North Carolina State University

Jun 2021 – Present North Carolina
Continuing research on grant funded project “Investigating the impact of environmental greenspace exposure on telomere length”

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

North Carolina State University

Sep 2019 – Jun 2021 North Carolina

Under Dr. Myron Floyd and Dr. Aaron Hipp

  • Coordinate dissemination of research project outcomes
  • Data analysis
  • Co-instruct course on Analysis and Evaluation in PRTM
  • Lead analysis and writing of research


Park Solutions Lab - Clemson University

May 2019 – Aug 2019 South Carolina
Data management, and analysis of mobile device location data for project on visitor use management in national parks

Data Manager

Clemson University

May 2016 – May 2019 South Carolina
Data collection, management, and analysis for project on conservation easements in the USA.


Greenspace and Telomere Length

Grant funded research

Combining System for Observing Play and Recreation in Communities (SOPARC)

Combining observations to understand park use in NYC

Project Ideas

Many research project ideas that I have.