Elizabeth Wentz

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Associate Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Executive Committee, Decision Center for a Desert City, Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Affiliate, GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation

Arizona State University
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
PO Box 870104
Tempe, AZ 85287-0104
USA
480-965-4144
Email: wentz@asu.edu

Biography

Wentz's research interests include the development and use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial statistical analyses, urban and environmental studies, and GIS education.

Expertise

shape and pattern analysis; geographic information science; applications of GIS to urban environment; remote sensing; water resource management

Education

    Ph.D., Geography, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1997

    M.A., Geography, The Ohio State University, Columbus, 1989

    B.S., Mathematics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, 1987

Journal Articles

In Press

Ouyang, Y., E. A. Wentz, B. L. Ruddell and S. L. Harlan. In Press. A multi-scale analysis of the single-family residential water use in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Journal of the American Water Resources Association DOI: 10.1111/jawr.12133. (link)

Wentz, E. A., A. J. Wills, W. Kim, S. W. Myint, P. Gober and R. C. Balling. In Press. Factors influencing water consumption in multifamily housing in Tempe, Arizona. The Professional Geographer DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2013.805627. (link)

2013

Myint, S. W., E. A. Wentz, S. W. Brazel and D. Quattrochi. 2013. The impact of distinct anthropogenic and vegetation features on urban warming. Landscape Ecology 28(5):959-978. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-013-9868-y.

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Book Chapters

2013

Larson, K. L., D. C. Ibes and E. A. Wentz. 2013. Identifying the water conservation potential of neighborhoods in Phoenix, AZ: an integrated socio-spatial approach. Pp. 11-35 In: Lawrence, P. ed., Geospatial Approaches to Urban Water Resources. Vol 7. Springer Series. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-4734-0_3.

2009

Wentz, E. A., W. L. Stefanov, M. Netzband, M. S. Moller and A. J. Brazel. 2009. The urban environmental monitoring/100 cities project: Legacy of the first phase and next steps. Pp. 191-204 In: Gamba, P. and M. Herold eds., Global Mapping of Human Settlement: Experiences, Datasets, and Prospects. CRC Press.

1992

Castro Campos, M. V. and E. A. Wentz. 1992. Geographic information systems in tropical rain forest research.. Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.

Posters

2014

Rode, S., E. A. Wentz, X. Li and B. L. Turner II. 2014. The impact of homeowner association landscape guidelines on residential water use. Poster presented at the 16th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientists Meeting, January 17, 2014, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

2013

Allen, D., R. Frost and E. A. Wentz. 2013. Residential landscaping decisions and water usage in the City of Phoenix. Poster presented on May 1, 2013 at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Ouyang, Y., E. A. Wentz, B. L. Ruddell and S. L. Harlan. 2013. A multi-scale analysis of single-family residential water consumption in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Poster presented at the 11 January 2013, 15th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting 2013, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

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Presentations

2013

Wentz, E. A. 2013. Water, trees, shade, and energy: The energy-water nexus at the household level. Presented April 15, 2013 to the Females in Technology interest group at Salt River Project, Tempe, AZ.

2012

Ouyang, Y., E. A. Wentz and B. L. Ruddell. 2012. Scale-dependency in the relationships of single-family residential water use with its determinants in Phoenix, Arizona. Presented at 28 February 2012 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

2010

Myint, S. W., E. A. Wentz and A. J. Brazel. 2010. The impact of man-made features and natural landscapes on urban warming. Presented at the International Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change, October 15-17, 2010, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

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Conference Papers

2001

Wentz, E. A., J. R. Anderson, W. L. Stefanov and J. M. Briggs. 2001. Desert fire history and effects on the Phoenix, Arizona, metropolitan area. Pp. 154-158 Rome, Italy.