Helen Rowe

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Assistant Research Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Partnership Program Lead, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
PO Box 874501
Tempe, AZ 85287-4501
Email: helen.rowe@asu.edu

Biography

Helen Rowe is the Partnerships Program Lead for Center for Biodiversity Outcomes. She is also an Assistant Research Professor in the School of Life Sciences and a Senior Sustainability Scientist in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University.

My current research interests can be described as the study of conservation in human-dominated landscapes. Given the pressure of urbanization and agriculture, how do we maintain viable natural and critical habitats to preserve biodiversity? While my recent research uses tallgrass prairie as the system of interest, similar questions can be applied to other systems. Current projects include: 1) evaluating the effect of restoring parcels with high or low diversity plant communities on native prairie remnants as compared to adjacent crops or roads; 2) quantifying ecosystem services of native prairie as well as restorations of varying quality in an agroecosystem context; and 3) testing specific restoration techniques in support of improving ecological restoration management practices.

Expertise

conservation biology; biodiversity; urbanization

Education

    Ph.D., Ecology, Colorado State University, 2006

    Short Course, Techniques in Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Research, University of York, 2005

    M.S., Rangeland Ecosystem Science, Colorado State University, 2000

    B.A., Integrated Sustainable Socioeconomic Development, University of Colorado-Boulder, 1992

Posters

2012

Stromberg, J. C., H. L. Bateman, E. Makings, N. Franz, H. Rowe, S. Beute, A. Suchy, D. Wolkis, B. Scott and R. DePuydt. 2012. Inventory and monitoring of the Salt River in Phoenix. Poster presented at 13 January 2012 CAP LTER 14th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)