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Cyrus Hester

Cyrus Hester

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502


Research Assistant Experience

  • With Kelli Larson, Water Sustainability and Climate Change: A Cross-Regional Perspective

Titles Held

  • PhD Candidate, Sustainability (conc. in Complex Adaptive System Science), School of Sustainability


  • Certificate, Sustainable Practices-Community Sustainability, University of Colorado-Boulder, 2014
  • Certificate, Conservation Conflict Resolution, Smithsonian-Mason Global Conservation Studies Program, 2010
  • MS, Zoology, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 2009
  • BS, Zoology (with honors), Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 2006


Journal Articles


Hirt, P. W., R. Snyder, C. M. Hester and K. L. Larson. 2017. Water and sustainability in Arizona: A tale of two cities. Journal of the Southwest 59(1-2):264-301. (link )


Hester, C. M. and K. L. Larson. 2016. Time-series analysis of water demands in three North Carolina cities. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 142(8): 05016005-1- 05016005-9. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000659 . (link )


Hester, C. M. and J. Coleman. 2014. Guest Editorial: Between an uncomfortable decision and an absurd one. Groundwater 52(5):645-648. DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12248. (link )


Anderson, C. W., C. K. Nielsen, C. M. Hester, R. D. Hubbard, J. K. Stroud and E. M. Schauber. 2012. Comparison of indirect and direct methods of distance sampling for estimating density of white-tailed deer. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37(1):146-154. DOI: 10.1002/wsb.231. (link )


Spears, B. L., M. W. Brown and C. M. Hester. 2008. Evaluation of polychlorinated biphenyl remediation at a superfund site using tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) as Indicators. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 27(12):2512-2520. DOI: 10.1897/07-625.1. (link )



Hester, C. M. and K. L. Larson. 2018. Economic, Climatic, and Landscape Drivers of Urban Water Demand in Arizona: 1991-2011. Poster presented at the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting, February 14-19, 2018, Austin, Texas.


Hester, C. M. and K. L. Larson. 2017. The Effect of Economic Press and Pulse Disturbances on Urban Water Demand in Arizona; 1991-2011. Poster presented at the 2017 DCDC Poster Symposium, April 24, 2017, Tempe, AZ.


Hester, C. M. and K. L. Larson. 2016. Investigating the effects of population, policy, and economic change on water use in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona 1990-2013. Poster presented at the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Eighteenth Annual All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 15 January 2016, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )


Hester, C. M. and K. L. Larson. 2015. A preliminary analysis of water demand and management in metropolitan North Carolina. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )