Arizona State University at the Polytechnic Campus
7001 E Williams Field Rd., Bldg. 130
Mesa AZ 85212
Dr. Martin maintains an active and externally funded research program in urban plant ecology and environmental horticulture that involves both basic and applied studies of the physiology and ecology of urban and desert plants. He investigates the effects of urban-landscape habitat structure and management on landscape sustainability, functionality of urban ecosystem services, urban microclimates, and plant response to environmental stress. Researchers working with Dr. Martin use environmental monitoring and eco-physiological and biochemical techniques in the field, greenhouse, and laboratory to increase understanding of plant response to urban conditions. Some of Dr. Martin's research projects are closely linked to the Central Arizona Phoenix Long Term Ecological Research project. Dr. Martin is a member of the American Society for Horticultural Science, International Plant Propagators, International Society of Arboriculture, the Metropolitan Tree Improvement Alliance, and the International Association for Urban Climate. He is a Wakonse Teaching Fellow and a member of the vegetation subcommittee for the national Sustainable Sites Initiative. He teaches courses on urban forestry, landscape practices, desert horticulture, gardening in the Southwest, greenhouse and nursery management, landscape plants and design, and environmental meteorology.
Selected PublicationsMartin, C. A, and J. C. Stutz. 2006. Long-term monitoring of tree size and condition across non-residential patch types in Phoenix, Arizona.
Martin, C. A, D. Casagrande, S. Yabiku, and K. Larson. 2006. North Desert Village: Human Landscape Preference and the Effect of Landscape Manipulation on Microclimate.
Warren, P. S., C. A. Martin, and A. P. Kinzig. 2006. Human socioeconomic factors and lifestyle factors predict avian community structure in urban parks. Ecological Applications.
Singer, C K., and C, A. Martin. 2005. A comparison of surface mulch type on patterns of above and below ground temperature and surface net radiation in a drip-irrigated desert landscape. American Society for Horticultural Science.
Martin, C. A. 2005. Composition and place of origin of trees in residential neighborhoods and embedded parks in Phoenix, Arizona. American Society for Horticultural Science.