Elizabeth Wentz

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Dean of Social Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University
  • Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Executive Committee, Decision Center for a Desert City, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Affiliate, GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation
  • Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
Arizona State University
PO Box 870104
Tempe, AZ 85287-0104
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

PhD, Geography, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1997

MA, Geography, The Ohio State University, Columbus, 1989

BS, Mathematics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, 1987

Journal Articles

2014

Ouyang, Y., E. A. Wentz, B. L. Ruddell and S. L. Harlan. 2014. A multi-scale analysis of the single-family residential water use in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 50(2):448-467. DOI: 10.1111/jawr.12133. (link)

Wentz, E. A., A. J. Wills, W. K. Kim, S. W. Myint, P. Gober and R. C. Balling. 2014. Factors influencing water consumption in multifamily housing in Tempe, Arizona. The Professional Geographer 66(3):501-510. DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2013.805627. (link)

2013

Myint, S. W., E. A. Wentz, A. J. 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

2015

Hoffman, J., D. Sversvold and E. A. Wentz. 2015. The effect of plant composition on water use. Poster presented at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, April 27, 2015, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Jia, J., E. A. Wentz and K. L. Larson. 2015. Parcel level landscape vegetation tradeoffs. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

Zhao, Q., E. A. Wentz and A. Murray. 2015. Tree shade optimization in an urban desert environment. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

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Presentations

2014

Zhao, Q., E. A. Wentz and A. Murray. 2014. Shade optimization in a desert environment. Presentation at the GIScience 2014, Eighth International Conference on Geographic Information Science, September 23-26, 2014, Vienna, Austria.

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.

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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.

Thesis (Undergraduate)

2015

Jia, J., K. L. Larson and E. A. Wentz. 2015. Quantifying the tradeoff between landscape vegetation height, surface temperature, and water consumption in single-family residential houses for a desert city. Honors thesis. Arizona State University.