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Chris Martin

Chris Martin

Professor and Head, Science and Mathematics Faculty, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

chris.martin@asu.edu

480-727-1247

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Polytechnic Campus
Arizona State University
7001 E Williams Field Rd., Bldg. 130
Mesa, AZ 85212-0180

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Professor and Head, Science and Mathematics Faculty, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Biography

Dr. Martin maintains an active and externally funded research program in urban plant ecology and environmental horticulture that involves both basic and applied studies of the physiology and ecology of urban and desert plants. He investigates the effects of urban-landscape habitat structure and management on landscape sustainability, functionality of urban ecosystem services, urban microclimates, and plant response to environmental stress. Researchers working with Dr. Martin use environmental monitoring and eco-physiological and biochemical techniques in the field, greenhouse, and laboratory to increase understanding of plant response to urban conditions. Some of Dr. Martin's research projects are closely linked to the Central Arizona Phoenix Long Term Ecological Research project. Dr. Martin is a member of the American Society for Horticultural Science, International Plant Propagators, International Society of Arboriculture, the Metropolitan Tree Improvement Alliance, and the International Association for Urban Climate. He is a Wakonse Teaching Fellow and a member of the vegetation subcommittee for the national Sustainable Sites Initiative. He teaches courses on urban forestry, landscape practices, desert horticulture, gardening in the Southwest, greenhouse and nursery management, landscape plants and design, and environmental meteorology.

Education

  • PhD, Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida, 1990
  • MS, Horticulture, Auburn University, 1987
  • BS, Ornamental Horticulture, California Polytechnic, 1980
  • BS, Biology, University of Southern California, 1977

Expertise

External Links

Journal Articles

2014

Middel, A., K. Häb, A. J. Brazel, C. A. Martin and S. Guhathakurta. 2014. Impact of urban form and design on mid-afternoon microclimate in Phoenix local climate zones. Landscape and Urban Planning 122:16-28. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2013.11.004. (link )

Volo, T. J., E. R. Vivoni, C. A. Martin, S. Earl and B. L. Ruddell. 2014. Modelling soil moisture, water partitioning, and plant water stress under irrigated conditions in desert urban areas. Ecohydrology 7:1297-1313. DOI: 10.1002/eco.1457. (link )

2013

Declet-Barreto, J., A. J. Brazel, C. A. Martin, W. T. Chow and S. L. Harlan. 2013. Creating the park cool island in an inner-city neighborhood: Heat mitigation strategy for Phoenix, AZ.. Urban Ecosystems 16(3):617-635. DOI: 10.1007/s11252-012-0278-8. (link )

Martin, C. A. and J. C. Stutz. 2013. Tree health in Phoenix. Arboriculture and Urban Forestry 39(6):286-291.

2011

Chow, W. T., R. L. Pope, C. A. Martin and A. J. Brazel. 2011. Observing and modeling the nocturnal park cool island of an arid city: Horizontal and vertical impacts. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 103(1-2):197-211. DOI: 10.1007/s00704-010-0293-8. (link )

Jenerette, G. D., S. L. Harlan, W. L. Stefanov and C. A. Martin. 2011. Ecosystem services and urban heat riskscape moderation: Water, green spaces, and social inequality in Phoenix, USA. Ecological Applications 21(7):2637-2651. DOI: 10.1890/10-1493.1. (link )

2010

Martin, C. A., S. A. Whitcomb and J. C. Stutz. 2010. Effects of Frequent Shearing on Root Growth and Mycorrhizal Colonization of Two Landscape Shrubs. HortScience 45(10):1573-1576. (link )

2009

Singer, C. K. and C. A. Martin. 2009. Effect of landscape mulches and drip irrigation on transplant establishment and growth of three Southwest desert plants. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 27(3):166-170. (link )

2008

Martin, C. A. 2008. Landscape sustainability in a Sonoran Desert city. Cities and the Environment 1(2):Art. 5. (link )

Singer, C. K. and C. A. Martin. 2008. Effect of landscape mulches on desert landscape microclimates. Arboriculture and Urban Forestry 34(4):230-237. (link )

2007

Martin, C. A., K. Busse and S. T. Yabiku. 2007. North Desert Village: The effect of landscape manipulation on microclimate and its relation to human landscape preferences. Hortscience 42(4):853. (link )

2006

Hope, D., C. Gries, D. G. Casagrande, C. L. Redman, C. A. Martin and N. B. Grimm. 2006. Drivers of spatial variation in plant diversity across the central Arizona-Phoenix ecosystem.. Society and Natural Resources 19(2):101-116. DOI: 10.1080/08941920500394469. (link )

2005

Celestian, S. B. and C. A. Martin. 2005. Effects of parking lot location on size and physiology of four Southwest landscape trees. Journal of Arboriculture 31(4):191-197. (link )

Kinzig, A. P., P. S. Warren, C. A. Martin, D. Hope and M. V. Katti. 2005. The effects of socioeconomic and cultural characteristics on urban patterns of biodiversity. Ecology and Society 10(1):23. (link )

Stabler, L. B., C. A. Martin and A. J. Brazel. 2005. Microclimates in a desert city were related to land use and vegetation index. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 3:137-147. DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2004.11.001. (link )

2004

Celestian, S. B. and C. A. Martin. 2004. Rhizosphere, surface, and under tree canopy air temperature patterns at parking lots in Phoenix, AZ. Journal of Arboriculture 30(4):245-251. (link )

Martin, C. A. and L. B. Stabler. 2004. The relationship of homeowner practices and carbon acquisition potential of landscape plants to mesic and xeric designed Southwest residential landscapes. Acta Horticulturae 630:137-141. (link )

Martin, C. A. and L. B. Stabler. 2004. Urban horticultural ecology: Interactions between plants, people and the physical environment. Acta Horticulturae 639:97-101. (link )

Martin, C. A. and J. C. Stutz. 2004. Interactive effects of temperature and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on growth, P uptake and root respiration of Capsicum annuum L.. Mycorrhiza 14(4):241-244. DOI: 10.1007/s00572-003-0261-6. (link )

Martin, C. A., P. S. Warren and A. P. Kinzig. 2004. Neighborhood socioeconomic status is a useful predictor of perennial landscape vegetation in residential neighborhoods and embedded small parks of Phoenix, Arizona. Landscape and Urban Planning 69(4):355-368. (link )

Stabler, L. B. and C. A. Martin. 2004. Irrigation and pruning affect growth and water use efficiency of two desert-adapted shrubs. Acta Horticulturae 638:255-258. (link )

2003

Celestian, S. B. and C. A. Martin. 2003. Effects of commercial parking lots on the size of six Southwest landscape trees. Acta Horticulturae 618:125-129. (link )

Hope, D., C. Gries, W. Zhu, W. F. Fagan, C. L. Redman, N. B. Grimm, A. L. Nelson, C. A. Martin and A. P. Kinzig. 2003. Socioeconomics drive urban plant diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 100(15):8788-8792. (link )

Martin, C. A., K. A. Peterson and L. B. Stabler. 2003. Residential landscaping in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.: Practices and preferences relative to covenants, codes, and restrictions. Journal of Arboriculture 29(1):9-17. (link )

Martin, C. A., P. S. Warren and A. P. Kinzig. 2003. Landscape vegetation in small urban parks and surrounding neighborhoods: Are socioeconomic characteristics a useful predictor of vegetation taxa richness and abundance?. Hortscience 38(5):733. (link )

2002

Baker, L. A., A. J. Brazel, N. J. Selover, C. A. Martin, N. E. McIntyre, F. R. Steiner, A. L. Nelson and L. R. Musacchio. 2002. Urbanization and warming of Phoenix (Arizona, USA): Impacts, feedbacks, and mitigation. Urban Ecosystems 6(3):183-203. (link )

Martin, C. A. and L. B. Stabler. 2002. Plant gas exchange and water status in urban desert landscapes. Journal of Arid Environments 51(2):235-254. DOI: 10.1006/jare.2001.0946. (link )

2001

Martin, C. A. 2001. Landscape water use in Phoenix, Arizona. Desert Plants 17(2):26-31.

Stabler, L. B., C. A. Martin and J. C. Stutz. 2001. Effect of urban expansion on arbuscular mycorrhizal mediation of landscape tree growth. Journal of Arboriculture 27(4):193-200. (link )

2000

Stabler, L. B. and C. A. Martin. 2000. Irrigation regimens differentially affect growth and water use efficiency of two Southwest landscape plants. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 18(2):66-70. (link )

1999

Martin, C. A. and L. B. McDowell. 1999. Seasonal effects on growth of Olneya tesota following root pruning. Hortscience 34:501. (link )

McDowell, L. B. and C. A. Martin. 1999. Landscape design and history affect urban plant gas exchange parameters.. Hortscience 34(3):549. (link )

Peterson, K. A., L. B. McDowell and C. A. Martin. 1999. Plant life form frequency, diversity, and irrigation application in urban residential landscapes.. HortScience 34(3):491. (link )

1998

Stutz, J. C. and C. A. Martin. 1998. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity associated with ash trees in urban landscapes in Arizona. Phytopathology 88:586. (link )

1996

Copeman, R. H., C. A. Martin and J. C. Stutz. 1996. Tomato growth in response to salinity and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi from saline and nonsaline soils.. HortScience 341-344.

1994

Martin, C. A. and J. C. Stutz. 1994. Growth of Argentine mesquite inoculated with vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.. Journal of Arboriculture 134-138.

1992

Martin, C. A. and D. L. Ingram. 1992. Simulation modeling of temperatures in container media.. Journal of American Society for Horticultural Science 571-577.

1991

Martin, C. A. and D. L. Ingram. 1991. Evaluation of thermal properties in container media and effect of irrigation on temperature dynamics in container media.. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 24-28.

Book Chapters

2008

Hope, D., C. Gries, W. Zhu, W. F. Fagan, C. L. Redman, N. B. Grimm, A. L. Nelson, C. A. Martin and A. P. Kinzig. 2008. Socioeconomics drive urban plant diversity. In: Marzluff, J. M., E. Shulenberger, W. Endlicher, M. Alberti, G. Bradley, C. Ryan, U. Simon and C. ZumBrunnen eds., Urban Ecology. Springer. Boston, MA.

Posters

2016

Colter, K. R. and C. A. Martin. 2016. Evaluating sustainable landscapes in the arid Southwest. 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 )

2015

Gryniewicz, G. and C. A. Martin. 2015. An analysis of life history strategies of Parkinsonia and Prosopis trees within the CAP LTER study area. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientist Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2014

Middel, A., K. Häb, A. J. Brazel, C. A. Martin and B. L. Ruddell. 2014. Linking shading patterns of trees in Phoenix, AZ, to thermal comfort. Poster presented at the 11th Symposium on the Urban Environment, American Meteorological Society 94th Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2014, Atlanta, GA.

Middel, A., K. Häb, B. L. Ruddell, A. J. Brazel and C. A. Martin. 2014. Understanding the physical dynamics of microclimate: Ongoing research projects. Poster presented at the 16th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientists Meeting, January 17, 2014, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2013

Middel, A., K. Häb, A. J. Brazel, C. A. Martin and S. Guhathakurta. 2013. Impact of urban form and design on mid-afternoon microclimate in Phoenix neighborhoods. Poster presented at the 11 January 2013, 15th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting 2013, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2012

Middel, A., K. Häb, J. P. Erickson, A. J. Brazel, C. A. Martin and S. Guhathakurta. 2012. Impact of microclimate on residential energy consumption in different Phoenix Arizona neighborhood types. Poster presented on October 4, 2012 at the PhD Design, Environment, and the Arts Student Research Poster Exhibit and Reception, Tempe, AZ, 2012.

Ruddell, B. L., D. Jenerette, M. Moustaoui, E. R. Vivoni, W. T. Chow, S. Shaffer, T. J. Volo, C. A. Martin, A. Mahalov and S. L. Harlan. 2012. Modeling the urban climate at the human scale in hot/dry regions. Poster presented at the 3-7 December 2012 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA.

Volo, T. J., E. R. Vivoni, C. A. Martin and S. R. Earl. 2012. Modeling soil moisture and plant stress under irrigated conditions in semiarid urban areas. Poster presented at XIX Computational Methods in Water Resources, Urbana, IL.

Volo, T. J., E. R. Vivoni, C. A. Martin and S. R. Earl. 2012. Modeling soil moisture and plant stress under irrigated conditions in semiarid urban areas. 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 )

2011

Martin, C. A., S. L. Harlan and J. Declet-Barreto. 2011. Tree naturalization as a means of provisioning ecosystem services in an arid ecosystem. Poster presented at the 7-12 August 2011 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

2010

Martin, C. A. 2010. Undercanopy and below ground microclimate patterns at the North Desert Village: 2007-2009. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at the January 14, 2010 12th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability.

2009

Martin, C. A., D. G. Casagrande, S. T. Yabiku, M. R. McHale and S. R. Earl. 2009. Evaluation of four ecosystems services provided by experimental residential neighborhood landscapes in Mesa, Arizona. Estes Park, CO. Poster presented at 14-16 September 20009 LTER All Scientists Meeting, Integrating Science and Society in a World of Constant Change.

2008

Busse, K. D. and C. A. Martin. 2008. Characterization of microclimates in North Desert Village sites. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Martin, C. A. 2008. Annual patterns of below-ground thermodynamics and surface temperatures at the North Desert Village. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Martin, C. A. and K. D. Busse. 2008. Effects of landscape design and irrigation on summertime gas exchange of landscape trees, shrubs, and herbs. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2007

Martin, C. A. and J. C. Stutz. 2007. Long-term monitoring of tree size condition across nonresidential patch types in Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented at the January 10, 2007 CAP LTER Ninth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.. (link )

2006

Gries, C., D. Hope, N. B. Grimm, S. H. Faeth, C. A. Martin, P. S. Warren, J. Hutchins, C. L. Redman, W. L. Stefanov, M. S. Moeller and J. W. Edmonds. 2006. Long-term monitoring data at CAP. Poster presented at the 19 January 2006 CAP LTER 8th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Grimm, N. B., C. L. Redman, J. M. Briggs, C. Gries, M. M. Elser, B. Bolin, J. O. Allen, S. L. Harlan, S. H. Faeth, J. M. Anderies, J. C. Stutz, C. A. Martin, P. K. Westerhoff, R. Arrowsmith, J. A. Zehnder, J. Wu and A. P. Kinzig. 2006. Central Arizona -- Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Project. Poster presented at the September 20-23 LTER All Scientist Meeting, YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO.

Martin, C. A., T. K. Harms and N. B. Grimm. 2006. Effects of surrounding land use on riverine nitrogen storage and removal. Poster presented at the May 3, 2006 Community of Undergraduate Research Scholars (COURS) Poster Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Singer, C. K. and C. A. Martin. 2006. A comparison of inorganic and organic surface mulches on rates of soil respiration. Poster presented at the 19 January 2006 CAP LTER 8th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Singer, C. K. and C. A. Martin. 2006. Effects of surface mulches on soil moisture content and leaf relative water content of Atriplex canescens. Poster presented at the 19 January 2006 CAP LTER 8th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2005

Martin, C. A., P. S. Warren and A. P. Kinzig. 2005. Tree composition in small urban parks and surrounding neighborhoods of Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented at the 19 January 2005 CAP LTER Seventh Annual Poster Symposium, International Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Singer, C. K. and C. A. Martin. 2005. Effects of three landscape surface mulches on thermal processes in a drip-irrigated xeric landscape. Poster presented at the 19 January 2005 CAP LTER Seventh Annual Poster Symposium, International Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Singer, C. K., C. A. Martin and D. K. Mahkee. 2005. The legacy of former drip-irrigation and pruning practices on two landscape shrubs: Effects on growth rate and leaf morphology after two years. Poster presented at the 19 January 2005 CAP LTER Seventh Annual Poster Symposium, International Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Stutz, J. C., R. J. Bills, J. R. Cousins, L. B. Stabler, S. Whticomb and C. A. Martin. 2005. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the Phoenix metropolitan area: diversity and functioning. Poster presented at the 19 January 2005 CAP LTER Seventh Annual Poster Symposium, International Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2004

Celestian, S. B. and C. A. Martin. 2004. Leaf physiology of four landscape trees in response to commercial parking lot location. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. (link )

Cook, W., D. G. Casagrande, D. Hope, C. A. Martin and J. C. Stutz. 2004. The North Desert Village "suburborsphere": An experiment in urban ecology. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ.

Gries, C., D. Hope, L. B. Stabler, A. Stiles, C. A. Martin and J. M. Briggs. 2004. The manmade plant communities in the CAP LTER area. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. (link )

Mahkee, D. K. and C. A. Martin. 2004. Growth of two landscape shrubs following severe pruning: Evidence of a hysteretic effect of former irrigation and pruning practices. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. (link )

Mahkee, D. K. and C. A. Martin. 2004. Leaf morphological plasticity of two landscape shrub taxa in response to a change in shrub pruning practices. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. (link )

Martin, C. A., L. B. Stabler, K. A. Peterson, S. B. Celestian, D. K. Mahkee and C. K. Singer. 2004. Residential landscape water use, 1998 to 2003. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. (link )

Singer, C. K., C. A. Martin, L. B. Stabler and D. K. Mahkee. 2004. Influences of drip irrigation rate and pruning on electrical conductivity of soil surrounding two landscape shrubs. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. (link )

Stabler, L. B. and C. A. Martin. 2004. Effects of drip irrigation rate on above ground net primary productivity of a mixed landscape. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ.

2003

Celestian, S. B. and C. A. Martin. 2003. Urban land use and surface cover: Effects on soil temperature. Presented at February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Lewis, D. B., L. B. Stabler and C. A. Martin. 2003. Ecological stoichiometry of horticulture: Consequences of pruning and irrigation for plant and soil chemistry. Presented at February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Mahkee, D. K. and C. A. Martin. 2003. Leaf morphology of four landscape taxa in response to irrigation volume and pruning frequency. Presented at February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Martin, C. A., P. S. Warren and A. P. Kinzig. 2003. Landscape vegetation in small urban parks and surrounding neighborhoods: Are socioeconomic characteristics a useful predictor of vegetation taxa richness and abundance?. Presented at February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Stabler, L. B. and C. A. Martin. 2003. Productivity and water relations of Nerium oleander in simulated urban landscapes. Presented at February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Warren, P. S., A. P. Kinzig, M. Cox, J. Grove, C. A. Martin and C. H. Nilon. 2003. Human socioeconomic factors predict avian diversity in two cities. Presented at February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2002

Celestian, S. B. and C. A. Martin. 2002. Effects of commercial parking lots on size of landscape trees. Poster presented at January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Hope, D., C. Gries, S. S. Carroll, W. Zhu, W. F. Fagan, C. L. Redman, N. B. Grimm, A. L. Nelson, A. P. Kinzig and C. A. Martin. 2002. Humans structure the ecosystem properties of cities: Findings from the '200 survey.'. Poster presented at January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Stabler, L. B. and C. A. Martin. 2002. Irrigation and pruning affect growth and water use efficiency of two common landscape shrubs. Poster presented at 15 February 2002, Graduate in Earth and Life Sciences Poster Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ.

Stabler, L. B. and C. A. Martin. 2002. Irrigation volume and pruning frequency affect water use efficiency of two Southwest landscape shrubs. Poster presented at January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Whitcomb, S., C. A. Martin and J. C. Stutz. 2002. Spatial patterns of soil respiration, temperature, and moisture in an experimental urban landscaped site. Poster presented at the 4-9 August 2002, 87th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Tucson, AZ.

2001

Brazel, A. J., C. A. Martin, D. Hope, A. W. Ellis, G. Heisler, L. A. Baker, J. R. Anderson, N. J. Selover, L. B. Stabler, R. Tomalty and J. M. Blair. 2001. CAP LTER climate. Poster presented at the January 19, 2001, CAP LTER Third Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ. (link )

Martin, C. A., T. A. Day, J. M. Briggs, J. C. Stutz and M. R. Sommerfeld. 2001. Primary productivity at the CAP LTER. Poster presented at the January 19, 2001, CAP LTER Third Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ. (link )

Stabler, L. B., C. A. Martin and J. C. Stutz. 2001. Potential effects of mycorrhizal associations on urban tree carbon storage potential. Poster presented at the January 19, 2001, CAP LTER Third Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ.

Whitcomb, S. A., J. C. Stutz and C. A. Martin. 2001. Spatial patterns of belowground respiration and related soil parameters in a simulated xeric urban landscape. Poster presented at the January 19, 2001, CAP LTER Third Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ. (link )

2000

Martin, C. A., J. C. Blank, K. A. Peterson and L. B. Stabler. 2000. Urban land use affects landscape microclimate and CO2 concentration. Poster presented at 19 January 2000, CAP LTER Second Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Martin, C. A., J. C. Blank and L. B. Stabler. 2000. A comparison of microclimate in residential landscapes. Poster presented at 19 January 2000, CAP LTER Second Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Peterson, K. A. and C. A. Martin. 2000. Construction of a questionnaire to examine the effects of socioeconomic factors on residential landscape plant preferences in communities with and without homeowners associations. Poster presented at 19 January 2000, CAP LTER Second Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Peterson, K. A. and C. A. Martin. 2000. Effects of planned residential community covenant codes and restrictions on vegetation structure. Poster presented at 2-4 August 2000, Long-Term Ecological Research: Unifying Principles and Global Applications, LTER All Scientists Meeting, Snowbird, UT. Ecological Society of America 85th Annual Meeting Abstracts, p. 392, Snowbird, UT.

Peterson, K. A., L. B. Stabler and C. A. Martin. 2000. Irrigation application volumes in urban residential landscapes. Poster presented at 19 January 2000, CAP LTER Second Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Stabler, L. B., J. C. Blank, K. A. Peterson and C. A. Martin. 2000. Spatial gradients on temperature and CO2 concentration in metropolitan Phoenix. Poster presented at 19 January 2000, CAP LTER Second Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Stabler, L. B. and C. A. Martin. 2000. Plant gas exchange in disparate land uses. Poster presented at 19 January 2000, CAP LTER Second Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Stabler, L. B., C. A. Martin, K. A. Peterson and J. Blank. 2000. Effect of urban land use on vegetation cover and microclimate. Poster presented at 2-4 August 2000, Long-Term Ecological Research: Unifying principles and Global Applications, LTER All Scientists Meeting, Snowbird, UT.

1999

McDowell, L. B. and C. A. Martin. 1999. Plant gas exchange in urban landscapes. Poster presented at the 22 January 1999, CAP LTER First Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe.

Peterson, K. A., L. B. McDowell and C. A. Martin. 1999. Frequency and diversity of plant life forms in residential urban landscapes. Poster presented at the 22 January 1999, CAP LTER First Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe.

Stutz, J. C. and C. A. Martin. 1999. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity along a temporal gradient in Phoenix urban landscapes. Poster presented at the 22 January 1999, CAP LTER First Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe.

Presentations

2014

Middel, A., K. Häb, A. J. Brazel, C. A. Martin and B. L. Ruddell. 2014. Linking shading patterns of trees in Phoenix, AZ, to thermal comfort. Presentation at the 11th Symposium on the Urban Environment, American Meteorological Society 94th Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2014, Atlanta, GA.

2012

Middel, A., K. Häb, A. J. Brazel, C. A. Martin and S. Guhathakurta. 2012. Urban form, landscape design, and microclimate in Phoenix, Arizona. Paper presented August 10, 2012 at the 8th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC8), August 6-10, 2012, Dublin, Ireland.

Volo, T. J., E. R. Vivoni, C. A. Martin, Z. Wang and B. L. Ruddell. 2012. A comparison of one-dimensional soil moisture models under urban irrigation in a desert city. Presentation at the 2012 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA.

2009

Martin, C. A. 2009. Your big backyard ecosystem: Lawns and gardens as foci for understanding urban ecology and sustainability. Workshop co-organizer of at the August 2-7, 2009 94th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM.

2004

Gries, C., D. Hope, L. B. Stabler, C. A. Martin and J. M. Briggs. 2004. The manmade plant communities in a desert city. Presentation at the 21 February 2004, CAP LTER 1st Annual Urban Community Ecology Symposium, Tempe, AZ.

Martin, C. A. 2004. How do local sociocultural and economic factors affect neighborhood park and residential landscape design in Phoenix, Arizona?. Presented at June 2004, Arizona Community Tree Council, Prescott, AZ.

Martin, C. A. 2004. Socioeconomic drivers of urban vegetation composition. Presented at June 2004, Metropolitan Tree Improvement Alliance Symposium, Chicago, IL.

2003

Gries, C., D. Hope, L. B. Stabler, C. A. Martin and J. M. Briggs. 2003. The manmade plant communities in a desert city. Presented at 3-8 August 2003, 88th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Savannah, GA.

Lewis, D. B., L. B. Stabler and C. A. Martin. 2003. Ecological stoichiometry of horticulture: Consequences of pruning and water for plant nutrient use efficiency. Presented at the 3-8 August 2003 Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA.

Martin, C. A. 2003. Urban ecology and horticulture: Bringing together plants, people, and the environment. Presented at September 2003, National Urban Forest Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Stabler, L. B. and C. A. Martin. 2003. Gas exchange and mass sap flow in Nerium oleander under urban management regimes. Presented at October 2003, American Society for Horticultural Science, Providence, RI.

Warren, P. S., C. H. Nilon, A. P. Kinzig, M. Cox, J. M. Grove and C. A. Martin. 2003. Human socioeconomic factors and avian diversity: A cross-site comparison. Presented at the August 2003 Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA.

2002

Kinzig, A. P., P. S. Warren, J. M. Grove, C. A. Martin, D. Hope and C. L. Redman. 2002. Biodiversity in modern habitats. Presented at 16 February 2002, American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Martin, C. A., L. B. Stabler, S. B. Celestian and J. C. Stutz. 2002. Urban plant ecology: A horticultural perspective. Initial results from a long-term ecological research (LTER) site. Proceedings of the 12th METRIA Conference, Asheville, NC.

Warren, P. S., A. P. Kinzig and C. A. Martin. 2002. Ecological characteristics of urban parks show different human imprints. Presented at 4-9 August 2002, 87th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Tucson, AZ.

2000

Baker, L. A., D. Hope, N. B. Grimm, C. A. Martin, J. M. Briggs and J. M. Klopatek. 2000. Carbon cycling in the central Arizona-Phoenix ecosystem: Advances in ecosystem carbon inventory, measurement, and monitoring. Presented October 2000 to USDA Forest Service, Raleigh, NC.

Martin, C. A., L. B. Stabler and A. J. Brazel. 2000. Summer and winter patterns of air temperature and humidity under calm conditions in relation to urban land use. Presented at 14-18 August 2000 Third Symposium on the Urban Environment, American Meteorological Society, University of California, Davis.

Stabler, L. B., J. C. Blank, K. A. Peterson and C. A. Martin. 2000. Summer temperature and CO2 gradients in metropolitan Phoenix. Life and Earth Science Graduate Research Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Stabler, L. B. and C. A. Martin. 2000. Irrigation frequency affects growth and water use efficiency of two xeriphytic landscape plants. July 23-26, 97th International Conference of the American Society for Horticultural Science, Orlando, FL.

Stabler, L. B. and C. A. Martin. 2000. Seasonal patterns of plant water status and gas exchange in two Sonoran Desert landscapes. August 6-10, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Snowbird, UT.

Stabler, L. B. and C. A. Martin. 2000. Spatial and temporal patterns of temperature and CO2 concentration in metropolitan Phoenix.. August 14-18, American Meteorological Society: Third Symposium on the Urban Environment, Davis, CA.

1999

Peterson, K. A., L. B. McDowell and C. A. Martin. 1999. Plant life form frequency, diversity, and irrigation application in urban residential landscapes. Presented at July, 96th Annual International Conference of the American Society of Horticulture Science, Minneapolis, MN.

1998

Stutz, J. C. and C. A. Martin. 1998. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity associated with ash trees in urban landscapes in Arizona. Presented at November, American Phytopathological Society/Entomological Society of America Joint Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

Newspaper Articles

2000

Martin, C. A. 2000. Spotlights: On Research: The CAP ecosystem: An urban forest in the Sonoran Desert. Center for Environmental Studies Newsletter 3(2):2.

Martin, C. A. 2000. Spotlights: On research: The CAP ecosystem: An urban forest in the Sonoran Desert.. Center for Environmental Studies Newsletter 3(2):2.

1999

Martin, C. A. and L. B. McDowell. 1999. Back yard ecology. Southwest Home Horticulture