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Black, C. E., M. Giraudeau, K. McGraw and P. Nolan. Bird song development along a rural-urban gradient. Frontiers in Zoology

Brazel, A. J., K. Crewe, A. Middel, S. Kaplan and D. A. Hartz. Compact densities and human comfort: case study of a desert city - Tempe, Arizona. Journal of Planning and Education Research

Chapman, E. J., H. Cadillo-Quiroz, D. L. Childers, M. R. Turetsky and M. P. Waldrop. Degree of ecosystem development is a stronger predictor of microbial community structure than ecosystem type in boreal wetland peat soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry

Cook, M., M. Weaver, P. Hutton and K. McGraw. The effects of urbanization and human disturbance on problem solving in juvenile house finches (Haemorhous mexicanus). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

Douglas, I., R. Wang, W. Xiang, L. Lin, D. L. Childers and J. Xie. Urban ecology: A comparison and contrast of approaches between East and West. Landscape and Urban Planning

Eagar, J., P. Herckes and H. E. Hartnett. The characterization of haboobs and the deposition of dust in Tempe, AZ from 2005 to 2014. Eolian Research

Groffman, P. M., J. M. Grove, C. Polsky, N. D. Bettez, J. L. Morse, J. Cavender-Bares, S. J. Hall, J. B. Heffernan, S. E. Hobbie, K. L. Larson, C. Neill, K. C. Nelson, L. A. Ogden, J. O'Neil-Dunne, D. E. Pataki, R. Roy Chowdhury and D. Locke. Satisfaction, water and fertilizer use in the American residential macrosystem. Environmental Research Letters

Grove, J. M., D. L. Childers, R. Roy Chowdhury, M. Galvin, S. Hines, T. A. Munoz-Erickson and E. Svendsen. Linking science and decision-making to promote an ecology for the city. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability

Hutton, P. and K. McGraw. Effect of nighttime disturbance on sleep, disease, and stress in a songbird. Functional Ecology

Kitchen, K., M. C. Andrade and J. C. Johnson. Age differences, family origin and maternal investment explain juvenile cannibalism in the black widow spider better than kin selection. Animal Behaviour

Klaiber, H. A., J. K. Abbott and V. K. Smith. Some like it (less) hot: Extracting tradeoff measures for physically coupled amenities. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economics

Munoz-Erickson, T. A., L. Campbell, D. L. Childers, J. M. Grove, D. M. Iwaniec, S. T. Pickett, M. Romolini and E. Svendsen. Demystifying governance and its role for transitions in urban social-ecological systems. Ecosphere

Naja, M., D. L. Childers and E. E. Gaiser. Water quality implications of hydrologic restoration alternatives in the Florida Everglades USA. Restoration Ecology

Pickett, S. T., M. L. Cadenasso, D. L. Childers, M. J. McDowell and W. Zhou. Evolution and future of urban ecological science: Ecology in, of, and for the city. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability

Ripplinger, J., J. Franklin, S. L. Collins and A. M. York. Boom-bust economics and the ecology of cities: How strong is the link?. Ecosphere

Sokolowski, M., A. Buell and P. Fox. An assessment of quagga mussel survival in the Salt and Verde River reservoirs as compared to the Colorado River. Water Environment Research

Song, J., Z. Wang, S. W. Myint and C. Wang. Interpreting physical characteristics of urban climatology in Phoenix metropolitan area, Arizona. Theoretical and Applied Climatology

van Riper, C., A. Landon, D. Toledo, P. Bitterman, L. Fitzgerald, E. Granek, S. Ibarra, D. M. Iwaniec and C. Raymond. A conceptual model of the socio-cultural drivers of ecosystem service valuation and the importance of cirtical pluralism. BioScience

Wang, C., S. W. Myint, Z. Wang and J. Song. Spatio-temporal modeling of the urban heat island in the Phoenix metropolitan area: Land use change implications. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing

Wheeler, M. W., C. Neill, P. M. Groffman, M. Avolia, N. D. Bettez, J. Cavender-Bares, R. Roy Chowdhury, L. Darling, J. M. Grove, S. J. Hall, J. B. Heffernan, S. E. Hobbie, K. L. Larson, J. L. Morse, K. C. Nelson, L. A. Ogden, D. E. Pataki, W. D. Pearse, C. Polsky, M. K. Steele and T. L. Trammell. Homogenization of residential lawn plant species composition across seven US urban regions. Ecology

Zhao, Q., E. A. Wentz and A. Murray. Tree shade coverage maximization in an urban environment. Landscape and Urban Planning

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Banville, M. J., H. L. Bateman, S. R. Earl and P. S. Warren. Decadal declines in bird abundance and diversity in urban riparian zones. Landscape and Urban Planning

Fishman, J. and V. K. Smith. Latent tastes, incomplete stratification, and the plausibility of vertical sorting models. Environmental and Resource Economics DOI: 10.1007/s10640-015-9952-7. (link )

Hagaman, A. K. and A. Y. Wutich. How many iInterviews are enough to identify metathemes in multisited and cross-cultural research? Another perspective on Guest, Bunce, and Johnson's (2006) landmark study. Field Methods DOI: 10.1177/1525822X16640447. (link )

Hutton, P. and K. McGraw. Urban-rural differences in eye, bill, and skull allometry in House Finches (Haemorhous mexicanus). Integrative Comparative Biology DOI: 10.1093/icb/icw077. (link )

Jenerette, G. D., L. W. Clarke, M. L. Avolio, D. E. Pataki, T. W. Gillespie, S. Pincetl, D. J. Nowak, L. R. Hutyra, M. R. McHale, J. P. McFadden and M. Alonzo. Climate tolerances and trait choices shape continental patterns of urban tree diversity. Global Ecology and Biogeography DOI: 10.1111/geb.12499. (link )

Sanchez, C. A., D. L. Childers, L. J. Turnbull, R. F. Upham and N. A. Weller. Aridland constructed treatment wetlands II: Plant mediation of surface hydrology enhances nitrogen removal. Ecological Engineering DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2016.01.002. (link )

Weller, N. A., D. L. Childers, C. A. Sanchez, L. J. Turnbull and R. F. Upham. Aridland constructed treatment wetlands I: Macrophyte community productivity, community composition, and nitrogen uptake. Ecological Engineering DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2015.05.044. (link )


Barry, M., C. Chiu and P. Westerhoff. 2016. Severe weather impacts on water quality in central Arizona. Journal of the American Water Works Association 108(4):E221-E231. DOI: 10.5942/jawwa.2016.108.0027. (link )

Chapman, E. J., D. L. Childers and J. J. Vallino. 2016. How the second law of thermodynamics has informed ecosystem ecology through its history. BioScience 66(1):27-39. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biv166. (link )

Davies, S., S. Lane, S. L. Meddle, K. Tsutsui and P. J. Deviche. 2016. The ecological and physiological bases of variation in the phenology of gonad growth in an urban and desert songbird. General and Comparative Endrocrinology 230-231(May):17-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2016.03.013. (link )

Davies, S., S. Noor, E. Carpenter and P. Deviche. 2016. Innate immunity and testosterone rapidly respond to acute stress, but is corticosterone at the helm?. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 186(7):907-918. DOI: 10.1007/s00360-016-0996-y. (link )

Hall, S. J., J. K. Learned, B. Ruddell, K. L. Larson, J. Cavender-Bares, N. Bettez, P. M. Groffman, J. M. Grove, J. B. Heffernan, S. E. Hobbie, J. L. Morse, C. Neill, K. C. Nelson, J. P. O'Neil-Dunne, L. A. Ogden, D. E. Pataki, W. D. Pearse, C. Polsky, R. Roy Chowdhury, M. K. Steele and T. L. Trammell. 2016. Convergence of microclimate in residential landscapes across diverse cities in the United States. Landscape Ecology 31:101-117. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-015-0297-y. (link )

Heavenrich, H. and S. J. Hall. 2016. Elevated soil nitrogen pools after conversion of turfgrass to water-efficient residential landscapes. Environmental Research Letters 11(8):084007. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/8/084007. (link )

Hutton, P. and K. McGraw. 2016. Urban impacts on oxidative balance and animal signals. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 4:Art. 54. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2016.00054. (link )

Iwaniec, D. M., G. S. Metson and D. Cordell. 2016. P-FUTURES: Towards urban food & water security through collaborative design and impact. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 20(Jun):1-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2016.03.001. (link )

Jenerette, G. D., S. L. Harlan, A. Buyantuyev, W. L. Stefanov, J. Declet-Barreto, B. L. Ruddell, S. W. Myint, S. Kaplan and X. Li. 2016. Micro-scale urban surface temperatures are related to land-cover features and residential heat related health impacts in Phoenix, AZ USA. Landscape Ecology 31(4):745-760. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-015-0284-3. (link )

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. Roy Chowdhury, M. Steele and T. L. Trammell. 2016. Ecosystem services in managing residential landscapes: Value priorities, dimensions, and cross-regional patterns. Urban Ecosystems 19(1):95-113. DOI: 10.1007/s11252-015-0477-1. (link )

Larson, K. L., R. Stotts, A. Wutich, A. Brewis and D. D. White. 2016. Cross-cultural perceptions of water risks and solutions across select sites. Society & Natural Resources 29(9):1049-1064. DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2015.1122132. (link )

Li, X., W. Li, A. Middel, S. L. Harlan, A. J. Brazel and B. L. Turner II. 2016. Remote sensing of the surface urban heat island and land architecture in Phoenix, Arizona: Combined effects of land composition and configuration and cadastral-demographic-economic factors. Remote Sensing of Environment 174(March):233-243. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2015.12.022. (link )

Palta, M. M., M. du Bray, R. Stotts and A. Y. Wutich. 2016. Ecosystem services and disservices for a vulnerable human population: Findings from urban waterways and wetlands in an American desert city. Human Ecology 44(4):463-478. DOI: 10.1007/s10745-016-9843-8. (link )

Pettiti, D. B., D. M. Hondula, S. Yang, S. L. Harlan and G. Chowell-Puente. 2016. Multiple trigger points for quantifying heat-health impacts: New evidence from a hot climate. Environmental Health Perspectives 124(2):176–183. DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1409119. (link )

Ripplinger, J., J. Franklin and S. L. Collins. 2016. When the economic engine stalls – a multi-scale comparison of vegetation dynamics in pre- and post-recession Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Landscape and Urban Planning 153(Sep):140-148. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2016.05.009. (link )

Ruddell, B. L., R. Yu, M. Kang and D. L. Childers. 2016. Seasonally varied controls of climate and phenophase on terrestrial carbon dynamics: Modeling eco-climate system state using Dynamical Process Networks. Landscape Ecology 31(1):1-16. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-015-0253-x. (link )

Smith, V. K., S. L. Harlan, M. McLaen, J. Fishman, C. Valcarcel and M. L. Nation. 2016. Using household surveys to implement field experiments: The willingness to donate to food banks. Applied Economic Letters 23(13):969-972. DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2015.1125423. (link )

Vanos, J. K., A. Middel, G. R. McKercher, E. R. Kuras and B. L. Ruddell. 2016. Hot playgrounds and children's health: A multiscale analysis of surface temperatures in Arizona, USA. Landscape and Urban Planning 146(February):29-42. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2015.10.007. (link )

Wentz, E. A., S. Rode, X. Li, E. M. Tellman and B. L. Turner II. 2016. Impact of Homeowner Association (HOA) landscaping guideliners on residential water use. Water Resources Research 52(5):3373-3386. DOI: 10.1002/2015WR018238. (link )

Zhao, Q. and E. A. Wentz. 2016. A MODIS/ASTER Airborne Simluator (MASTER) imagery for urban heat island research. Data 1(1):Art. 7. DOI: 10.3390/data1010007. (link )


Abbott, J. K., H. A. Klaiber and V. K. Smith. 2015. Economic behavior, market signals, and urban ecology. NBER Working Paper Series, Working Paper 20959. (link )

Ackley, J. W., M. J. Angilletta Jr., D. DeNardo, B. K. Sullivan and J. Wu. 2015. Urban heat island mitigation strategies and lizard thermal ecology: Landscaping can quadruple potential activity time in an arid city. Urban Ecosystems DOI: 10.1007/s11252-015-0460-x. (link )

Ackley, J. W., J. Wu, M. Angilletta, S. W. Myint and B. K. Sullivan. 2015. Rich lizards: How affluence and land cover influence the diversity and abundance of desert reptiles persisting in an urban landscape. Biological Conservation 182:87-92. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2014.11.009. (link )

Ball, B. A. and J. Alvarez Guevara. 2015. The nutrient plasticity of moss-dominated crust in the urbanized Sonoran Desert. Plant and Soil 389(1):225-235. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-014-2355-7. (link )

Bartos, M. D. and M. V. Chester. 2015. Impacts of climate change on electric power supply in the western United States. Nature Climate Change 5:748-752. DOI: doi:10.1038/nclimate2648. (link )

Bateman, H. L., J. C. Stromberg, M. J. Banville, E. Makings, B. D. Scott, A. Suchy and D. Wolkis. 2015. Novel water sources restore plant and animal communities along an urban river. Ecohydrology 8(5):792-811. DOI: 10.1002/eco.1560. (link )

Bestelmeyer, S. V., M. M. Elser, K. V. Spellman, E. B. Sparrow, S. S. Haan-Amato and A. Keener. 2015. Collaboraton, interdisciplinary thinking, and communication: New approaches to K-12 ecology education. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 13(1):37-43. DOI: 10.1890/140130. (link )

Childers, D. L., M. L. Cadenasso, J. M. Grove, V. Marshall, B. McGrath and S. T. Pickett. 2015. An ecology for cities: A transformational nexus of design and ecology to advance climate change resilience and urban sustainability. Sustainability 7(4):3774-3791. DOI: 10.3390/su7043774. (link )

Chuang, W. and P. Gober. 2015. Predicting hospitalization for heat-related illness at the census-tract level: Accuracy of a Generic Heat Vulnerability Index in Phoenix, Arizona (USA). Environmental Health Perspectives 123:606-612. DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1307868. (link )

Davies, S., H. Behbahaninia, M. Giraudeau, S. L. Meddle, K. Waites and P. J. Deviche. 2015. Advanced seasonal reproductive development in a male urban bird is reflected in earlier plasma luteinizing hormone rise but not energetic status. General and Comparative Endocrinology 224(December):1-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2015.05.005. (link )

Davies, S., T. Cros, D. Richard, S. L. Meddle, K. Tsutsui and P. Deviche. 2015. Food availability, energetic constraints and reproductive development in a wild seasonally breeding songbird. Functional Ecology 29(11):1421-1434. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12448. (link )

Davies, S. and P. Deviche. 2015. Regulation of feeding behavior and plasma testosterone in response to central neuropeptide Y adminstration in a songbird. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology 332A:478-486. DOI: 10.1002/jez.1943. (link )

Davies, S., S. Gao, S. Valle, S. Bittner, P. Hutton, S. L. Meddle and P. Deviche. 2015. Negative energy balance in a male songbird, the Abert's towhee, constrains the testicular endocrine response to luteinizing hormone stimulation. Journal of Experimental Biology 218:2685-2693. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.123042. (link )

Davis, M. K., E. M. Cook, S. L. Collins and S. J. Hall. 2015. Top-down vs. bottom-up regulation of herbaceous primary production and composition in an arid, urbanizing ecosystem. Journal of Arid Environments 116:103-114. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2015.01.018. (link )

Fan, C., S. W. Myint and B. Zheng. 2015. Measuring the spatial arrangement of urban vegetation and its impacts on seasonal surface temperatures.. Progress in Physical Geography 39(2):199-219. DOI: 10.1177/0309133314567583. (link )

Gifford, M., J. Liu, B. E. Rittmann, R. Vannela and P. Westerhoff. 2015. Phosphorus recovery from microbial biofuel residual using microwave peroxide digestion and anion exchange. Water Research 70:130-137. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2014.11.052. (link )

Giraudeau, M., A. Chavez, M. B. Toomey and K. J. McGraw. 2015. Effects of carotenoid supplementation and oxidative challenges on physiological parameters and carotenoid-based coloration in an urbanization context. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69(6):957-970. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-015-1908-y. (link )

Gurney, K. R., P. Romero-Lankao, K. C. Seto, L. R. Hutyra, R. Duren, C. Kennedy, N. B. Grimm, J. R. Ehleringer, P. J. Marcotullio, S. Hughes, S. Pincetl, M. Chester, D. M. Runfola, J. Feddema and J. Sperling. 2015. Climate change: Track urban emissions on a human scale. Nature 525(10 September 2015):179-181. DOI: 10.1038/525179a. (link )

Hale, R. L., N. B. Grimm, C. J. Vorosmarty and B. Fekete. 2015. Nitrogen and phosphorus fluxes from watersheds of the northeast U.S. from 1930 to 2000: Role of anthropogenic nutrient inputs, infrastructure, and runoff. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 29(3):341-356. DOI: 10.1002/2014GB004909. (link )

Hale, R. L., L. J. Turnbull, S. R. Earl, D. L. Childers and N. B. Grimm. 2015. Stormwater infrastructure controls runoff and dissolved material export from arid urban watersheds. Ecosystems 18(1):62-75. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-014-9812-2. (link )

Hondula, D. M., R. C. Balling Jr., J. K. Vanos and M. Georgescu. 2015. Rising temperatures, human health, and the role of adaptation. Current Climate Change Reports 1(3):144-154. DOI: 10.1007/s40641-015-0016-4. (link )

Hopkins, K. G., N. B. Morse, D. J. Bain, N. D. Bettez, N. B. Grimm, J. L. Morse and M. M. Palta. 2015. Type and timing of stream flow changes in urbanizing watersheds in the eastern U.S.. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 3:Art. 56. DOI: 10.12952/journal.elementa.000056#sthash.9obRE2Qi.dpuf. (link )

Hopkins, K. G., N. B. Morse, D. J. Bain, N. D. Bettez, N. B. Grimm, J. L. Morse, M. M. Palta, W. D. Shuster, A. R. Bratt and A. K. Suchy. 2015. Assessment of regional variation in streamflow responses to urbanization and the persistence of physiography. Environmental Sciences & Technology 49(5):2724-2732. DOI: 10.1021/es505389y. (link )

Huang, L., J. Wu and L. Yan. 2015. Defining and measuring urban sustainability: A review of indicators. Landscape Ecology 30(7):1175-1193. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-015-0208-2. (link )

Häb, K., B. L. Ruddell and A. Middel. 2015. Sensor lag correction for mobile urban microclimate measurements. Urban Climate 14(4):622-635. DOI: 10.1016/j.uclim.2015.10.003. (link )

Ibes, D. C. 2015. A multidimensional classification and equity analysis of an urban park system: A novel methodology and case study application. Landscape and Urban Planning 137:122-137. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2014.12.014. (link )

Jia, J., K. L. Larson and E. A. Wentz. 2015. Quantifying the trade-off between landscape vegetation height, surface temperature, and water consumption in single-family homes in Tempe, AZ. Inquire 1:16-35.

Karner, A., D. M. Hondula and J. K. Vanos. 2015. Heat exposure during non-motorized travel: Implications for transportation policy under climate change. Journal of Transport & Health 2(4):451-459. DOI: 10.1016/j.jth.2015.10.001. (link )

Klaiber, H. A., J. K. Abbott and V. K. Smith. 2015. Some like it (less) hot: Extracting tradeoff measures for physically coupled amenities. NBER Working Paper Series Working Paper 21051. (link )

Larson, K. L., D. D. White, P. Gober and A. Y. Wutich. 2015. Decision-making under uncertainty for water sustainability and urban climate change adaptation. Sustainability 7(11):14761-14784. DOI: 10.3390/su71114761. (link )

Lin, T. and N. B. Grimm. 2015. Comparative study of urban ecology development in the U.S. and China: Opportunity and challenge. Urban Ecosystems 18(2):599-611. DOI: 10.1007/s11252-014-0413-9. (link )

Marusenko, Y. Y., F. Garcia-Pichel and S. J. Hall. 2015. Ammonia-oxidizing archaea respond positively to inorganic nitrogen addition in desert soils. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 91(2):1-11. DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fiu023. (link )

McHale, M. R., S. T. Pickett, O. Barbosa, D. N. Bunn, M. L. Cadenasso, D. L. Childers, M. Gartin, G. R. Hess, D. M. Iwaniec, P. T. McPhearson, M. N. Peterson, A. K. Poole, L. Rivers III, S. T. Shutters and W. Zhou. 2015. The new global urban realm: Complex, connected, diffuse, and diverse social-ecological systems. Sustainability 7(5):5211-5240. DOI: 10.3390/su7055211. (link )

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. 2015. Urban phosphorus sustainability: Systematically incorporating social, ecological, and technological factors into phosphorus flow analysis. Environmental Science & Policy 47:1-11. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2014.10.005. (link )

Minn, M., B. B. Cutts, J. A. Greenberg, N. Pavlovic, J. M. Fraterrigo and V. K. Turner. 2015. Detection of foreclosure-related landscape management changes using Landsat. Applied Geography 62(August):217-224. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.04.023. (link )

Myint, S. W., B. Zheng, E. Talen, C. Fan, S. Kaplan, A. Middel, M. Smith, H. Huang and A. J. Brazel. 2015. Does the spatial arrangement of urban landscape matter? Examples of urban warming and cooling in Phoenix and Las Vegas. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability 1(4):Art. 15. DOI: 10.1890/EHS14-0028.1. (link )

Nielsen, U. N. and B. A. Ball. 2015. Impacts of altered precipitation regimes on soil communities and biogeochemistry in arid and semi-arid ecosystems. Global Change Biology 21(4):1407-1421. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12789. (link )

Peterson, W., R. Rushforth, B. L. Ruddell, M. Konar, I. C. Ahams, J. Gironas, A. Mijic and A. Mejia. 2015. Water footprint of cities: A review and suggestions for future research. Sustainability 7(7):8461-8490. DOI: 10.3390/su7078461. (link )

Rice, J., S. H. Via and P. K. Westerhoff. 2015. Extent and impacts of unplanned wastewater reuse in US rivers. Journal of the American Water Works Association 107(11):E571-E581. DOI: 10.5942/jawwa.2015.107.0178. (link )

Rice, J. and P. K. Westerhoff. 2015. Spatial and temporal variation in de facto wastewater reuse in drinking water systems across the U.S.A. Environmental Science & Technology 49(2):982-989. DOI: 10.1021/es5048057. (link )

Rudd, B. T. and H. L. Bateman. 2015. Reptile use of trails in the Phoenix mountain parks. Herpetological Review 46(1):15-17.

Rushforth, R. R. and B. L. Ruddell. 2015. The hydro-economic interdependency of cities: Virtual water connections of the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area. Sustainability 7(7):8522-8547. DOI: 10.3390/su7078522. (link )

Shaffer, S. R., W. T. Chow, M. Georgescu, P. Hyde, G. D. Jenerette, A. Mahalov, M. Moustaoui and B. L. Ruddell. 2015. Multiscale modeling and evaluation of urban surface energy balance in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 54:322-338. DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-14-0051.1. (link )

Shuster, W. D., S. D. Dadio, C. E. Burkman, S. R. Earl and S. J. Hall. 2015. Hydropedological assessment of parcel-level infiltration in an arid urban ecosystem. Soil Science Society of America Journal Open Access. DOI: 10.2136/sssaj2014.05.0200. (link )

Smith, V. K. 2015. Should benefit-cost methods take account of high unemployment? Symposium introduction. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 9(2):165-178. DOI: 10.1093/reep/rev007. (link )

Song, J. and Z. Wang. 2015. Interfacing the urban land-atmospheric system through coupled urban canopy and atmospheric models. Boundary-Layer Meteorology 154(3):427-448. DOI: 10.1007/s10546-014-9980-9. (link )

Turner, V. K., K. Benessaiah, S. Warren and D. M. Iwaniec. 2015. Essential tensions in interdisciplinary scholarship: Navigating challenges in affect, epistemologies, and structure in environment–society research centers. Higher Education 70(4):649-665. DOI: 10.1007/s10734-015-9859-9. (link )

Volo, T. J., E. R. Vivoni and B. L. Ruddell. 2015. An ecohydrological approach to conserving urban water through optimized landscape irrigation schedules. Landscape and Urban Planning 133:127-132. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2014.09.012. (link )

Westerhoff, P., S. Lee, Y. Yang, G. W. Gordon, K. Hristovski, R. U. Halden and P. Herckes. 2015. Characterization, recovery opportunities, and valuation of metals in municipal sludges from U.S. wastewater treatment plants nationwide. Environmental Science & Technology 49(16):9479-9488. DOI: 10.1021/es505329q. (link )

White, D. D., A. Y. Wutich, K. L. Larson and T. Lant. 2015. Water management decision makers’ evaluations of uncertainty in a decision support system: The case of WaterSim in the Decision Theater. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 58(4):616-630. DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2013.875892. (link )

Yang, J., Z. Wang, F. Chen, S. Miao, M. Tewari, J. Voogt and S. W. Myint. 2015. Enhancing hydrologic modelling in the coupled weather research and forecasting-urban modelling system. Boundary-Layer Meteorology 155(1):87-109. DOI: 10.1007/s10546-015-0020-1. (link )

Zhao, Q., S. W. Myint, E. A. Wentz and C. Fan. 2015. Rooftop surface temperature analysis in an urban residential environment. Remote Sensing 7(9):12135-12159. DOI: 10.3390/rs70912135. (link )

Zheng, B., S. W. Myint, P. S. Thenkabail and R. M. Aggarwal. 2015. A support vector machine to identify irrigated crop types using time-series Landsat NDVI data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation (34):103-112. DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2014.07.002. (link )

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Cordell, D., G. S. Metson and D. M. Iwaniec. Tranforming cities: Securing food and clean waterways through phosphorus governance. In: Fam, D., J. Palmer, C. Riedy and C. Mitchell eds., Transdisciplinary Research and Practice for Sustainability Outcomes. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Hale, R. L., E. M. Cook, D. M. Iwaniec and N. B. Grimm. Urbanization and the altered biogeochemical cycle. In: Bai, X., T. E. Graedel and A. Morishima eds., Cities in Evolution: Urbanization, Environmental Change and Sustainability. Cambridge University Press.


Childers, D. L. 2016. The socializing of an ecosystem ecologist: Interdisciplinarity from a career spent in the LTER Network.. Pp. Chapter 14 In: Willig, M. and L. R. Walker eds., Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists. Oxford University Press.

Grimm, N. B. 2016. An urban ecological journey. Pp. Chapter 15 In: Willig, M. R. and L. R. Walker eds., Long-term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists. Oxford University Press.

Grimm, N. B., E. M. Cook, R. L. Hale and D. M. Iwaniec. 2016. A broader framing of ecosystem services in cities: Benefits and challenges of built, natural, or hybrid system function. In: Seto, K. C., W. Solecki and C. Griffith eds., The Routledge Handbook of Urbanization and Global Environmental Change. Routledge.

Spielmann, K. A., S. J. Hall, M. R. Kruse-Peeples, D. K. Nakase and J. E. Trujillo. 2016. Soil texture and agricultural resilience in the prehistoric Southwest: Farming on Perry Mesa, Arizona. In: Foster II, H. T., L. M. Paciulli and D. J. Goldstein eds., Viewing the Future in the Past: Historical Ecology Applications to Environmental Issues. University of South Carolina Press.


Smith, V. K. and M. Zhao. 2015. Residential water management: An economic perspective on policy instruments. Pp. 103-125 In: Dinar, A. and K. Schwabe eds., Handbook of Water Economics. Edward Elgar Publishing.

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