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Megan Wheeler

Megan Wheeler

mmwheele@asu.edu

Biography

Megan Wheeler is a Ph.D. candidate in environmental life sciences in the School of Life Sciences and a graduate research assistant for fall 2018 at Decision Center for a Desert City at ASU. Megan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical and Computational Biology from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA.

Journal Articles

In Press

Larson, K. L., R. Andrade, K. C. Nelson, M. M. Wheeler, J. M. Engebreston, S. J. Hall, M. L. Avolio, P. M. Groffman, J. M. Grove, J. B. Heffernan, S. E. Hobbie, S. B. Lerman, D. H. Locke, C. Neill, R. Roy Chowdhury and T. L. Trammell. Municipal regulation of residential landscapes across US cities: Patterns and implications for landscape sustainability. Journal of Environmental Management

Trammell, T. L., D. E. Pataki, C. J. Still, J. R. Ehleringer, M. L. Avolio, N. D. Bettez, J. Cavender-Bares, P. M. Groffman, J. M. Grove, S. J. Hall, J. B. Heffernan, S. E. Hobbie, K. L. Larson, J. L. Morse, C. Neill, K. C. Nelson, J. O'Neil-Dunne, W. D. Pearse, R. Roy Chowdhury, M. K. Steele and M. M. Wheeler. Climate and lawn management interact to control C4 plant distribution in residential lawns across seven U.S. cities. Ecological Applications DOI: 10.1002/eap.1884. (link )

2020

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 )

Padulles Cubino, J., M. L. Avolio, M. M. Wheeler, K. L. Larson, S. E. Hobbie, J. Cavender-Bares, S. J. Hall, K. C. Nelson, T. L. Trammell, C. Neill, D. E. Pataki, J. M. Grove and P. M. Groffman. 2020. Linking yard plant diversity to homeowners' landscaping priorities across the U.S. Landscape and Urban Planning 196(Apr):Art. 103730. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2019.103730. (link )

Wheeler, M. M., K. L. Larson and R. Andrade. 2020. Attitudinal and structural drivers of residential yard choices: A comparison of preferred versus actual landscapes. Urban Ecosystems DOI: 10.1007/s11252-020-00928-0. (link )

2018

Locke, D. H., M. Avolio, T. L. Trammell, R. Roy Chowdhury, J. M. Grove, J. Rogan, D. G. Martin, N. Bettez, J. Cavender-Bares, P. M. Groffman, S. J. Hall, J. B. Heffernan, S. E. Hobbie, K. L. Larson, J. L. Morse, C. Neill, L. A. Ogden, J. P. O'Neil-Dunne, D. Pataki, W. D. Pearse, C. Polsky and M. M. Wheeler. 2018. A multi-city comparison of front and backyard differences in plant species diversity and nitrogen cycling in residential landscapes. Landscape and Urban Planning 178(Oct):102-111. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2018.05.030. (link )

2017

Wheeler, M. M., 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, W. D. Pearse, J. O'Neil-Dunne, D. E. Pataki, C. Polsky, M. K. Steele and T. L. Trammell. 2017. Continental-scale homogenization of residential lawn plant communities. Landscape and Urban Planning 165:54-63. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.05.004. (link )

Posters

2020

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 )

Wheeler, M. M., K. L. Larson, E. M. Cook and S. J. Hall. 2020. Change over time in privately-managed residential vegetation: Resident actions promote dynamic plant communities. Poster presented at the Twenty-second Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, January 17, 2020, Skysong, Scottsdlae, AZ. (link )

2019

Bergman, D. N., M. M. Wheeler, K. L. Larson and S. J. Hall. 2019. Do attitudes towards native flora predict landscaping choices in privately managed urban landscapes?. Poster presented at the 21st Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, January 11, 2019, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Fleeger, M., K. L. Larson, M. M. Wheeler, R. Andrade and S. J. Hall. 2019. Attitudes toward pollinators in residential landscapes of metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented at the 21st Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, January 11, 2019, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2018

Beauclaire-Reyes, C., A. Bailey, L. Steger, M. M. Wheeler and S. J. Hall. 2018. Plant species diversity and community composition of yard types in Phoenix, AZ. Poster presented at the 20th Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, January 5, 2018, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Ribeiro, C., M. M. Wheeler, L. Steger and S. J. Hall. 2018. Shrubs alter patterns of inorganic soil nitrogen availability in native desert parks across metropolitan Phoenix. Poster presented at the 20th Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposum, January 5, 2018, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Wheeler, M. M., S. L. Collins, N. B. Grimm, C. Clark, R. A. Sponseller and S. J. Hall. 2018. Nutrient enrichment alters annual plant diversity in the northern Sonoran Desert. Poster presented at the 20th Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, January 5, 2018, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2017

Wheeler, M. M., S. L. Collins, S. J. Hall, N. B. Grimm, C. M. Clark and R. A. Sponseller. 2017. Nutrient enrichment alters annual plant community composition in the northern Sonoran Desert. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting Portland ESA 2017, August 6-11, 2017, Portland, OR. (link )

Wheeler, M. M., E. R. Vivoni and S. J. Hall. 2017. Evaluation of a soil water model to improve outdoor water use recommendations in an arid city. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 13 January 2017, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2016

Wheeler, M. M., S. J. Hall, J. K. Learned and H. R. Heavenrich. 2016. Regional patterns and homogenization of residential yard soil moisture in US cities. 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 )