Journal Articles

In Press

Characterization, recovery opportunities, and valuation of metals in municipal sludges from U.S. wastewater treatment plants nationwide

Westerhoff, P., S. Lee, Y. Yang, G. W. Gordon, K. Hristovski, R. U. Halden and P. Herckes
Journal: Environmental Science & Technology, DOI (online): 10.1021/es505329q

Novel water sources restore plant and animal communities along an urban river

Bateman, H. L., J. C. Stromberg, M. J. Banville, E. Makings, B. Scott, A. Suchy and D. Wolkis
Journal: Ecohydrology, DOI (online): 10.1002/eco.1560

In Review

Advanced seasonal reproductive development in an urban bird is not mirrored in the underlying reproductive physiology

Davies, S., H. Behbahaninia, M. Giraudeau and P. J. Deviche

Age differences, family origin and maternal investment explain juvenile cannibalism in the black widow spider better than kin selection

Kitchen, K., M. C. Andrade and J. C. Johnson
Journal: Animal Behaviour

Aridland constructed treatment wetlands I: Macrophyte community effects on nitrogen uptake

Weller, N. A., D. L. Childers, C. A. Sanchez, L. J. Turnbull and R. F. Upham
Journal: Ecological Engineering

Aridland constructed treatment wetlands II: Macrophyte-driven control of the wetland water budget makes the system more efficient than expected

Sanchez, C. A., D. L. Childers, L. J. Turnbull, R. F. Upham and N. A. Weller
Journal: Ecological Engineering

Bird song development along an urban to rural gradient

Black, C. E., M. Giraudeau, K. McGraw and P. Nolan
Journal: Animal Behaviour

Compact densities and human comfort: case study of a desert city - Tempe, Arizona

Brazel, A. J., K. Crewe, A. Middel, S. Kaplan and D. A. Hartz
Journal: Journal of Planning and Education Research

Cross-cultural perceptions of water scarcity threats and solutions across select sites

Larson, K. L., R. Stotts, A. Wutich, A. Brewis and D. D. White
Journal: Society & Natural Resources

Developing synchronicity in urban ecology as sustainability science: Linking ecology, design, and planning

Musacchio, L. R. and J. Wu
Journal: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

Ecosystem services in managing residential landscapes: Priorities, value dimensions, and cross-regional patterns

Larson, K. L., K. C. Nelson, S. R. Samples, S. J. Hall, N. Bettez, J. Cavender-Bares, P. M. Groffman, M. Grove, J. B. Heffernan, S. E. Hobbie, J. Learned, J. L. Morse, C. Neill, L. A. Ogden, J. O'Neil-Dunne, D. E. Pataki, C. Polsky, R. R. Chowdhury, M. Steele and T. L. Trammell
Journal: Urban Ecosystems

Effects of carotenoid supplementation and oxidative challenges on physiological parameters and carotenoid based coloration in an urbanization context

Giraudeau, M., A. Chavez, M. Toomey and K. McGraw
Journal: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

Embedded Resource Impact Accounting for coupled natural-human systems, Part 1: The balance of water resource impacts embedded in the Western US electrical energy trade

Ruddell, B. L., E. A. Adams, R. Rushforth and V. C. Tidwell
Journal: Water Resources Research

Embedded Resource Impact Accounting for coupled natural-human systems, Part 2: The value of water resource impacts embedded in the Western US electrical energy trade

Ruddell, B. L., E. A. Adams, R. Rushforth and V. C. Tidwell
Journal: Water Resources Research

Extreme heat in Phoenix, AZ: A mixed method multi-scale analysis

Ruddell, D. M.
Journal: Population and Environment

Measuring spatial arrangement of urban vegetation and its impacts on seasonal surface temperatures.

Zheng, B., S. W. Myint and C. Fan
Journal: Landscape and Urban Planning

Modeling broadband albedo with high resolution imagery

Kaplan, S., C. S. Galletti, W. T. Chow and S. W. Myint
Journal: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

Modeling metabolic changes during the avian acute stress response using path analysis

Fokidis, H. B., R. Sparr, K. L. Sweazea and P. J. Deviche
Journal: Hormone and Metabolic Research, (2010)

Plasticity in the seasonal reproduction of urban birds is related to the seasonality of the urban heat island effect

Davies, S. and P. J. Deviche

Urban ecology: A comparison and contrast of approaches between East and West

Douglas, I., R. Wang, W. Xiang, L. Lin, D. L. Childers and J. Xie
Journal: Landscape and Urban Planning

What determines public support for development impact fees?

York, A. M., C. F. Clark, A. Y. Wutich and S. L. Harlan
Journal: Land Use Policy


A multidimensional classification and equity analysis of an urban park system: A new methodology and case study application

Ibes, D. C.
Journal: Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume: 137, Pages: 122-137, DOI (online): 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2014.12.014

A support vector machine to identify irrigated crop types using time-series Landsat NDVI data

Zheng, B., S. W. Myint, P. S. Thenkabail and R. M. Aggarwal
Journal: International Journal of Apppled Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Issue: 34, Pages: 103-112, DOI (online): 10.1016/j.jag.2014.07.002

Ammonia-oxidizing archaea respond positively to inorganic nitrogen addition in desert soils

Marusenko, Y. Y., F. Garcia-Pichel and S. J. Hall
Journal: FEMS Microbiology Ecology, Volume: 91, Issue: 2, Pages: 1-11, DOI (online): 10.1093/femsec/fiu023

An ecohydrological approach to conserving urban water through optimized landscape irrigation schedules

Volo, T. J., E. R. Vivoni and B. L. Ruddell
Journal: Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume: 133, Pages: 127-132, DOI (online): 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2014.09.012

An ecology for cities: A transformational nexus of design and ecology to advance climate change resilience and urban sustainability

Childers, D. L., M. L. Cadenasso, J. M. Grove, V. Marshall, B. McGrath and S. T. Pickett
Journal: Sustainability, Volume: 7, Issue: 4, Pages: 3774-3791, DOI (online): 10.3390/su7043774

Collaboraton, interdisciplinary thinking, and communication: New approaches to K-12 ecology education

Bestelmeyer, S. V., M. M. Elser, K. V. Spellman, E. B. Sparrow, S. S. Haan-Amato and A. Keener
Journal: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Volume: 13, Issue: 1, Pages: 37-43, DOI (online): 10.1890/140130

Economic behavior, market signals, and urban ecology

Abbott, J. K., H. A. Klaiber and V. K. Smith
Journal: NBER Working Paper Series, , Volume: Working Paper 20959

Hydropedological assessment of parcel-level infiltration in an arid urban ecosystem

Shuster, W. D., S. D. Dadio, C. E. Burkman, S. R. Earl and S. J. Hall
Journal: Soil Science Society of America Journal, Volume: Open Access, DOI (online): 10.2136/sssaj2014.05.0200

Multiscale modeling and evaluation of urban surface energy balance in the Phoenix metropolitan area

Shaffer, S. R., W. T. Chow, M. Georgescu, P. Hyde, G. D. Jenerette, A. Mahalov, M. Moustaoui and B. L. Ruddell
Journal: Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, Volume: 54, Pages: 322-338, DOI (online): 10.1175/JAMC-D-14-0051.1

Phosphorus recovery from microbial biofuel residual using microwave peroxide digestion and anion exchange

Gifford, M., J. Liu, B. E. Rittmann, R. Vannela and P. Westerhoff
Journal: Water Research, Volume: 70, Pages: 130-137, DOI (online): 10.1016/j.watres.2014.11.052

Reptile use of trails in the Phoenix mountain parks

Rudd, B. T. and H. L. Bateman
Journal: Herpetological Review, Volume: 46, Issue: 1, Pages: 15-17

Urban phosphorus sustainability: Systematically incorporating social, ecological, and technological factors into phosphorus flow analysis

Metson, G. S., D. M. Iwaniec, L. A. Baker, E. M. Bennett, D. L. Childers, D. Cordell, N. B. Grimm, J. M. Grove, D. A. Nidzgorski and S. White
Journal: Environmental Science & Policy, Volume: 47, Pages: 1-11, DOI (online): 10.1016/j.envsci.2014.10.005

Water management decision makers’ evaluations of uncertainty in a decision support system: The case of WaterSim in the Decision Theater

White, D. D., A. Y. Wutich, K. L. Larson and T. Lant
Journal: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, DOI (online): 10.1080/09640568.2013.875892, Volume: 58, Issue: 4, Pages: 616-630


A comparison of spatial autocorrelation indices and landscape metrics in measuring urban landscape fragmentation

Fan, C. and S. Myint
Journal: Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume: 121, Issue: 2014, Pages: 117-128, DOI (online): 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2013.10.002

A continuum of behavioral plasticity in urban and desert black widows

Halpin, R. N. and J. C. Johnson
Journal: Ethology: International Journal of Behavioral Biology, Volume: 120, Issue: 2014, Pages: 1-11, DOI (online): 10.1111/eth.12297

A critical knowledge pathway to low-carbon, sustainable futures: Integrated understanding of urbanization, urban areas and carbon

Romero-Lankao, P., K. R. Gurney, K. C. Seto, M. Chester, R. M. Duren, S. Hughes, L. R. Hutyra, P. Marcotullio, L. Baker, N. B. Grimm, C. Kennedy, E. Larson, S. Pincetl, D. Runfola, L. Sanchez, G. Shrestha, J. Feddema, A. Sarzynski, J. Sperling and E. Stokes
Journal: Earth's Future, DOI (online): 10.1002/2014EF000258, Volume: 2, Issue: 10, Pages: 515-532

A multi-scale analysis of the single-family residential water use in the Phoenix metropolitan area

Ouyang, Y., E. A. Wentz, B. L. Ruddell and S. L. Harlan
Journal: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, DOI (online): 10.1111/jawr.12133, Volume: 50, Issue: 2, Pages: 448-467

A multiscale, hierarchical model of pulse dynamics in arid-land ecosystems

Collins, S. L., J. Belnap, N. B. Grimm, J. A. Rudgers, C. N. Dahm, P. D'Odorico, M. Litvak, D. O. Natvig, D. C. Peters, W. T. Pockman, R. L. Sinsabaugh and B. O. Wolf
Journal: Annual review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, Volume: 45, DOI (online): 10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-120213-091650, Pages: 397-419

A spatio-temporal view of historical growth in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Kane, K., J. Tuccillo, A. M. York, L. Gentile and Y. Ouyang
Journal: Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume: 121, Issue: 2014, Pages: 70-80, DOI (online): 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2013.08.011

Advancing urban sustainability theory and action: Challenges and opportunities

Childers, D. L., S. T. Pickett, J. M. Grove, L. A. Ogden and A. C. Whitmer
Journal: Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume: 125, Issue: 2014, Pages: 320-328, DOI (online): 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2014.01.022

Assessing the homogenization of urban land management with an application to US residential lawncare

Polsky, C., J. M. Grove, C. Knudson, P. M. Groffman, N. Bettez, J. Cavender-Bares, S. J. Hall, J. B. Heffernan, S. E. Hobbie, K. L. Larson, J. L. Morse, C. Neill, K. C. Nelson, L. A. Ogden, J. O’Neill-Dunne, D. E. Pataki, R. R. Chowdhury and M. K. Steele
Journal: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Volume: 111, Issue: 12, Pages: 4432-4437, DOI (online): 10.1073/pnas.1323995111

At the crossroads of physiology and ecology: Food supply and the timing of avian reproduction

Davies, S. and P. J. Deviche
Journal: Hormones and Behavior, DOI (online): 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2014.04.003, Volume: 66, Issue: 1, Pages: 41-55

Beyond fragmentation at the fringe: A path-dependent, high-resolution analysis of urban land cover in Phoenix, Arizona

Kane, K., J. P. Connors and C. S. Galletti
Journal: Applied Geography, Volume: 52, Issue: 123-134, DOI (online): 10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.05.002

Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) habitat associations in agricultural fields and along canal trails in Phoenix, Arizona

Beebe, S. R., A. Switalski, H. L. Bateman and K. D. Hristovski
Journal: Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, Volume: 45, Issue: 2, Pages: 52-58

Characterizing changes in cropping patterns using sequential Landsat imagery: An adaptive threshold approach and application to Phoenix, Arizona

Fan, C., B. Zheng, S. W. Myint and R. M. Aggarwal
Journal: International Journal of Remate Sensing, Volume: 35, Issue: 20, Pages: 7263-7278, DOI (online): 10.1080/01431161.2014.967891

Children’s perceived water futures in the United States Southwest

Vins, H., A. Wutich, A. Brewis, M. Beresford, A. Ruth and C. Roberts
Journal: Human Organization, Volume: 73, Issue: 3, Pages: 235-246

Comparative study of urban ecology development in the U.S. and China: Opportunity and challenge

Lin, T. and N. B. Grimm
Journal: Urban Ecosystems, DOI (online): 10.1007/s11252-014-0413-9

Convergent surface water distributions in U.S. cities

Steele, M. K., J. B. Heffernan, N. D. Bettez, J. Cavender-Bares, P. M. Groffman, J. M. Grove, S. J. Hall, S. E. Hobbie, K. L. Larson, J. L. Morse, C. Neill, K. C. Nelson, J. Oneill-Dunne, L. A. Ogden, D. E. Pataki, C. Polsky and R. R. Chowdhury
Journal: Ecosystems, Volume: 17, Pages: 685-697, DOI (online): 10.1007/s10021-014-9751-y

Drivers of decadal-scale change in the structure and function of southern Everglades wetland macrophyte communities

Troxler-Gann, T. G., D. L. Childers and C. J. Madden
Journal: Wetlands, DOI (online): 10.1007/s13157-013-0446-5, Volume: 34, Issue: 1 Supple., Pages: 81-90

Ecological homogenization of urban America

Groffman, P. M., J. Cavender-Bares, N. D. Bettez, J. M. Grove, S. J. Hall, J. B. Heffernan, S. E. Hobbie, K. L. Larson, J. L. Morse, C. Neill, K. C. Nelson, J. Oneill-Dunne, L. Ogden, D. E. Pataki, C. Polsky, R. R. Chowdhury and M. K. Steele
Journal: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Volume: 12, Issue: 1, Pages: 74-81, DOI (online): 10.1890/120374

Examing seasonally pulsed detrital transport in the coastal Everglades using a sediment tracing technique

Koch, G. R., S. Hagerthey, D. L. Childers and E. Gaiser
Journal: Wetlands, DOI (print): 10.1007/s13157-013-0388-y, Volume: 54, Issue: 1 Supple., Pages: 123-133

Food, water, and scarcity: Toward a broader anthropology of resource insecurity

Wutich, A. and A. Brewis
Journal: Current Anthropology, Volume: 55, Issue: 4, Pages: 444–468, DOI (online): 10.1086/677311

Hard paths, soft paths, or no paths? Cross-cultural perceptions of water solutions

Wutich, A., A. C. White, D. D. White, K. L. Larson, A. Brewis and C. Roberts
Journal: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, DOI (print): doi:10.5194/hess-18-109-2014, Volume: 18, Issue: 1, Pages: 109–120

Heat-related deaths in hot cities: Estimates of human tolerance to high temperature thresholds

Harlan, S. L., G. Chowell, S. Yang, D. B. Petitti, E. J. Morales Butler, B. L. Ruddell and D. M. Ruddell
Journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Volume: 11, Pages: 3304-3326, DOI (online): 10.3390/ijerph110303304, Issue: 3

Impact of urban form and design on mid-afternoon microclimate in Phoenix local climate zones

Middel, A., K. Häb, A. J. Brazel, C. A. Martin and S. Guhathakurta
Journal: Landscape and Urban Planning, DOI (online): 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2013.11.004, Volume: 122, Pages: 16-28

Legacies of agriculture and urbanization in labile and stable organic carbon and nitrogen in Sonoran Desert soils

Lewis, D. B., J. P. Kaye and A. P. Kinzig
Journal: Ecosphere, Volume: 5, Issue: 5, Pages: Art. 59, DOI (online): 10.1890/ES13-00400.1

Long-term ecological research and network-level science

Collins, S. L. and D. L. Childers
Journal: EOS Transactions, Volume: 95, Issue: 33, Pages: 293-304, DOI (online): 10.1002/2014EO330001

Maternal effects on egg investment and offspring performance in black widow spiders

Johnson, J. C., L. S. Miles, P. Trubl and A. Hagenmaier
Journal: Animal Behaviour, Volume: 91, Pages: 67-73, DOI (online): 10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.02.031

Modelling soil moisture, water partitioning, and plant water stress under irrigated conditions in desert urban areas

Volo, T. J., E. R. Vivoni, C. A. Martin, S. Earl and B. L. Ruddell
Journal: Ecohydrology, DOI (online): 10.1002/eco.1457, Volume: 7, Pages: 1297-1313

Object-based land-cover classification for metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, using aerial photography

Li, X., S. W. Myint, Y. Zhang, C. S. Galletti and B. L. Turner II
Journal: International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Volume: 33, Pages: 321-330, DOI (online): 10.1016/j.jag.2014.04.018

Paradoxes in landscape management and water conservation: Examining neighborhood norms and institutional forces

Larson, K. L. and J. Brumand
Journal: Cities and the Environment, Volume: 7, Issue: 1, Pages: Art. 6

Parasites in the city: Degree of urbanization predicts poxvirus and coccidian infections in House Finches (Haemorhous mexicanus)

Giraudeau, M., M. Mousel, S. R. Earl and K. McGraw
Journal: PLOS One, Volume: 9, Issue: 2, Pages: e86747, DOI (online): 10.1371/journal.pone.0086747

Physical parameterization and sensitivity of urban hydrological models: Application to green roof systems

Yang, J. and Z. Wang
Journal: Building and Environment, Volume: 79, Issue: 2014, Pages: 250-263, DOI (online): 10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.02.006

Physiological correlates of urbanization in a desert songbird

Giraudeau, M. and K. McGraw
Journal: Integrative & Comparative Biology, DOI (online): 10.1093/icb/icu024

Quantifying outdoor water consumption of urban landuse/land cover: Sensitivity to drought

Kaplan, S., S. W. Myint, C. Fan and A. J. Brazel
Journal: Environmental Management, Volume: 53, Issue: 4, Pages: 855-864, DOI (online): 10.1007/s00267-014-0245-7

Residential development during the Great Recession: A shifting focus in Phoenix, Arizona

Kane, K., A. M. York, J. Tuccillo, L. Gentile and Y. Ouyang
Journal: Urban Geography, Volume: 35, Issue: 4, Pages: 486-507, DOI (online): 10.1080/02723638.2014.910325

Seasonal dynamics of a suburban energy balance in Phoenix, Arizona

Chow, W. T., T. J. Volo, E. R. Vivoni, G. D. Jenerette and B. L. Ruddell
Journal: International Journal of Climatology, DOI (online): 10.1002/joc.3947, Volume: 34, Issue: 15, Pages: 3863-3880

Song characteristics track bill morphology along a gradient of urbanization in house finches (Haemorhous mexicanus)

Giraudeau, M., P. M. Nolan, C. E. Black, M. Hasegawa, S. R. Earl and K. McGraw
Journal: Frontiers in Zoology, Volume: 11, Pages: Art. 83, DOI (online): 10.1186/s12983-014-0083-8

Sources and transport of nitrogen in arid urban watersheds

Hale, R. L., L. Turnbull, S. Earl, N. Grimm, K. Riha, G. Michalski, K. A. Lohse and D. Childers
Journal: Environmental Science & Technology, Volume: 48, Issue: 11, Pages: 6211–6219, DOI (online): 10.1021/es501039t

Stigmatized neighborhoods, social bonds, and health

Wutich, A., A. Ruth, A. Brewis and C. Boone
Journal: Medical Anthropology Quarterly, DOI (online): 10.1111/maq.12124, Volume: 28, Issue: 4, Pages: 556-577

Stormwater infrastructure controls runoff and dissolved material export from arid urban watersheds

Hale, R. L., L. J. Turnbull, S. R. Earl, D. L. Childers and N. B. Grimm
Journal: Ecosystems, DOI (online): 10.1007/s10021-014-9812-2

Studying, teaching and applying sustainability visions using systems modeling

Iwaniec, D. M., D. L. Childers, K. Vanlehn and A. Wiek
Journal: Sustainability, Volume: 6, Pages: 4452-4469, DOI (online): 10.3390/su6074452, Issue: 7

The conservation nexus: Valuing the interdependent water and energy savings in Arizona

Bartos, M. and M. Chester
Journal: Environmental Science and Technology, DOI (online): 10.1021/es4033343, Volume: 48, Issue: 4, Pages: 2139-2149

The Lotic Intersite Nitrogen Experiments: An example of successful ecological research collaboration

Dodds, W. K., J. R. Webster, C. L. Crenshaw, A. M. Helton, J. M. O'Brien, E. Marti, A. E. Hershey, J. L. Tank, A. J. Burgin, N. B. Grimm, S. K. Hamilton, D. J. Sobota, G. C. Poole, J. J. Beaulieu, L. T. Johnson, L. R. Ashkenas, R. O. Hall Jr, S. L. Johnson, W. M. Wollheim and W. B. Bowden
Journal: Freshwater Science, Volume: 33, Issue: 3, Pages: 700-710, DOI (online): 10.1086/676938

The nutrient plasticity of moss-dominated crust in the urbanized Sonoran Desert

Ball, B. A. and J. Alvarez Guevara
Journal: Plant and Soil, DOI (online): 10.1007/s11104-014-2355-7

Urbanization and the carbon cycle: Current capabilities and research outlook from the natural sciences perspective

Hutyra, L. R., R. Duren, K. Gurney, N. B. Grimm, E. A. Kort, E. K. Larson and G. Shrestha
Journal: Earth's Future, DOI (online): 10.1002/2014EF000255, Volume: 2, Issue: 10, Pages: 473-495

Water education for sustainability: A critique and recommendations

Larson, K. L. and E. N. Redman
Journal: Society and Natural Resources, DOI (print): 10.1080/08941920.2014.933932

Zoning and land use: A tale of incompatibility and environmental injustice in early Phoenix

York, A., J. Tuccillo, B. Bolin, C. Boone, L. E. Gentile, B. Schoon and K. Kane
Journal: Journal of Urban Affairs, DOI (online): 10.1111/juaf.12076, Volume: 36, Issue: 5, Pages: 833-853

Books and Book Chapters

In Press

Urbanization and the altered biogeochemical cycle

Hale, R. L., E. M. Cook, D. Iwaniec and N. B. Grimm
Eds: Bai, X., T. E. Graedel and A. Morishima
Book Title: Cities in Evolution: Urbanization, Environmental Change and Sustainability, Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In Review

Legacies on the landscape: Long-term Socio-ecological Interactions in the Southwestern U.S. from Field to Table: The Historical Ecology of Regional Subsistence Strategies

Spielmann, K. A., S. J. Hall, M. Kruse-Peeples and D. K. Nakase
South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, Publisher: University of South Carolina Press, Publication Place: Columbia, SC



This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant nos. BCS-1026865, DEB-0423704 and DEB-9714833.