Dr Sebastian Pfautsch is a Senior Research Fellow at Western Sydney University. In 2007, Sebastian received his PhD (summa cum laude) in forest ecosystem science from the University of Freiburg, Germany. In his research he investigates the effects of global change and extreme climate evens on plant and ecosystem functioning. In his role as Research Theme Fellow he applies his knowledge to urban ecosystems to reveal the potential of trees to mitigate effects of global warming. Sebastian uses his research to inform government agencies, politicians, industry and the public how to ‘future-proof’ today’s management of urban green infrastructure.