Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
Arizona State University
PO Box 875402
Tempe, AZ 85287-5402
- Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
Jeff Brown is an urban ecologist interested in how parks and protected areas (greenspaces) influence wildlife in urban and developing landscapes. His research focuses on how the shape and surrounding matrix of greenspaces effects the wildlife within these areas as well as how these wildlife communities change over time. He also investigates how impacts of urbanization such as increased light pollution alter natural communities. The goal of this work is to provide conservation biologists and city planners the tools they need to effectively protect urban wildlife while also providing adequate greenspace for city dwellers.
At Arizona State University, Jeff’s work will also incorporate the human element by investigating perceived ecosystem services and disservices in relation to the distribution of greenspaces within Phoenix. His work will also delve into how Phoenix’s greenspace network has changed over time and the potential impacts this has had on wildlife.
- PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rutgers University, 2019
- BS, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, 2014
Brown, J. A., K. L. Larson, S. B. Lerman, D. L. Childers, R. Andrade, H. L. Bateman, S. J. Hall, P. S. Warren and A. M. York. 2020. Influences of environmental and social factors on perceived bio-cultural services and disservices. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8:569730. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2020.569730. (link )
Larson, K. L., M. Fleeger, S. B. Lerman, M. M. Wheeler, R. Andrade, J. A. Brown, S. J. Hall and D. L. Narango. 2020. Who is abuzz about bees? Explaining residents' attitudes in Phoenix, Arizona. Urban Ecosystems DOI: 10.1007/s11252-020-01013-2. (link )
Sinclair, J. S., J. A. Brown and J. L. Lockwood. 2020. Reciprocal human-natural system feedback loops within the invasion process. NeoBiota 62:498-508. DOI: 10.3897/neobiota.62.52664. (link )
Brown, J. A., J. L. Lockwood, J. D. Avery, J. C. Burkhalter, K. Aagaard and K. H. Fenn. 2019. Evaluating the long-term effectiveness of terrestrial protected areas: A 40-year look at forest bird diversity. Biodiversity and Conservation 28(4):811-826. DOI: 10.1007/s10531-018-01693-5. (link )
Sorenson, A. E., R. C. Jordan, G. Blaise, J. A. Brown, L. K. Campbell, M. F. Aronson and M. L. Johnson. 2018. Drivers of public participation in urban restoration stewardship programs: Linkages between environmental identity and knowledge, and motivations. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry 44(6):266-282. (link )
Safiq, A. D., J. L. Lockwood and J. A. Brown. 2018. Homogenization of fish assemblages off the coast of Florida. Pp. 289-302 In: Rozzi, R., R. H. May Jr, F. S. Chapin III, F. Massardo, M. C. Gavin, I. J. Klaver, A. Pauchard, M. A. Nunez and D. Simberloff eds., From Biocultural Homogenization to Biocultural Conservation. Vol 3. Sprnger Nature Switzerland. ISBN: 978-3319995120.
Brown, J. A., A. J. Basile, H. L. Bateman, S. B. Lerman, P. S. Warren, P. J. Deviche and K. L. Sweazea. 2020. No fry zones: Birds’ response to restaurant distributions in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Poster presented at the Twenty-second Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, January 17, 2020, Skysong, Scotsdale, AZ. (link )
Fleeger, M., K. L. Larson, M. M. Wheeler, R. Andrade, J. A. Brown, S. B. Lerman, S. J. Hall and D. L. Narango. 2020. Who is abuzz about bees? Explaining residents’ attitudes in Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented at the Twenty-second Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, January 17, 2020, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )