Patricia Gober

Patricia Gober
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Research Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Founding Co-Director, Decision Center for a Desert City, 2004-2012, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

gober@asu.edu
480-727-8446

School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
Arizona State University
PO Box 878209
Tempe, AZ 85287-8209
USA

Dr. Gober was Co-Director of the National Science Foundation's Decision Center for a Desert City, which studies water management decisions in the face of growing climatic uncertainty in Greater Phoenix, from 2004-2012. She is currently a research professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University as well as professor of Public Policy in the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan and affiliated faculty in the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan. Her current activities center on climate adaptation and water resources management in the USA and Canada.  She is especially interested in the use of science and visualization for real-world decision-making. Gober is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was awarded the Prince Sultan Abdulaziz International Price for Water in 2008. She is currently co-chair of the USA’s National Climate Assessment Adaptation and Hazards Indicators Team.

PhD, Geography, Ohio State University, 1975

MA, Geography, Ohio State University, 1972

BSEd, Geography, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, 1970

Journal Articles

In Press

Gober, P. and H. S. Wheater. Debates—Perspectives on socio-hydrology: Modeling flood risk as a public policy problem. Water Resources Research

2015

Chuang, W. and P. Gober. 2015. Predicting hospitalization for heat-related illness at the Census Tract level: Accuracy of a generic heat vulnerability index in Phoenix, Arizona (USA). Environmental Health Perspectives 123(6):606-612. DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1307868. (link)

Chuang, W. and P. Gober. 2015. Predicting hospitalization for heat-related illness at the census-tract level: Accuracy of a Generic Heat Vulnerability Index in Phoenix, Arizona (USA). Environmental Health Perspectives 123:606-612. DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1307868. (link)

Gober, P., G. E. Strickert, D. A. Clark, K. P. Chun, D. Payton and K. Bruce. 2015. Divergent perspectives on water security: Bridging the policy debate. The Professional Geographer 67(1):62–71. DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2014.883960.

Lee, S. J., H. Chang and P. Gober. 2015. Space and Time Dynamics of Urban Water Demand in Portland, Oregon and Phoenix, Arizona. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 29(4):1135-1147. DOI: 10.1007/s00477-014-1015-z.

2014

Gober, P. and H. S. Wheater. 2014. Socio-hydrology and the science-policy interface: a case study of the Saskatchewan River Basin. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18(4):1413-1422. DOI: 10.5194/hess-18-1413-2014.

Hassanzadeh, E., A. Elshorbagy, H. S. Wheater and P. Gober. 2014. Managing water in complex systems: An integrated water resources model for Saskatchewan, Canada. Environmental Modelling & Software 58:12-26.

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

Chuang, W., P. Gober, W. T. Chow and J. S. Golden. 2013. Sensitivity to heat: A comparative study of Phoenix, Arizona and Chicago, Illinois (2003-2006). Urban Climate 5(October 2013):1-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.uclim.2013.07.003. (link)

Gober, P. 2013. Getting outside the water box: The need for new approaches to water planning and policy. Water Resources Management 27(4):955-957. DOI: 10.1007/s11269-012-0222-y.

Gober, P., K. L. Larson, R. Quay, C. Polsky, H. Chang and V. Shandas. 2013. Why land planners and water managers don't talk to one another and why they should!. Society and Natural Resources 26(3):356-364. DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2012.713448.

Larson, K. L., C. Polsky, P. Gober, H. Chang and V. Shandas. 2013. Vulnerability of water systems to the effects of climate change and urbanization: A comparison of Phoenix, Arizona and Portland, Oregon (USA). Environmental Management 52(1):179-195. DOI: DOI: 10.1007/s00267-013-0072-2.

Wheater, H. and P. Gober. 2013. Water security in the Canadian prairies: science and management challenges. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 371:20120409. (link)

2012

Chow, W. T., W. Chuang and P. Gober. 2012. Vulnerability to extreme heat in metropolitan Phoenix: Spatial, temporal and demographic dimensions. The Professional Geographer 64(2):286-302. DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2011.600225. (link)

Gober, P., A. Middel, A. J. Brazel, S. W. Myint, H. Chang, J. D. Duh and L. House-Peters. 2012. Tradeoffs between water conservation and temperature amelioration in Phoenix and Portland: Implications for urban sustainability. Urban Geography 33(7):1030-1054.

Middel, A., A. J. Brazel, P. Gober, S. W. Myint, H. Chang and J. D. Duh. 2012. Land cover, climate, and the summer surface energy balance in Phoenix, AZ and Portland, OR. International Journal of Climatology 32(13):2020-2032. DOI: 10.1002/joc.2408. (link)

Murray, A. T., P. Gober, L. Anselin, S. J. Rey, D. A. Sampson, P. D. Padegimas and Y. Liu. 2012. Spatial optimization models for water supply allocation. Water Resources Management 26(8):2243-2257.

2011

Gober, P., E. A. Wentz, T. Lant, M. K. Tschudi and C. W. Kirkwood. 2011. WaterSim: A simulation model for urban water planning in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Environment and Planning B 38(2):197-215. DOI: 10.1068/b36075. (link)

Myint, S. W., P. Gober, A. J. Brazel, S. Grossman-Clarke and Q. Weng. 2011. Per-pixel versus object-based classification of urban land cover extraction using high spatial resolution imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 115(5):1145-1161.

Sampson, D. A., V. M. Escobar, M. K. Tschudi, T. Lant and P. Gober. 2011. A provider-based water planning and management model - WaterSim 4.0 - for the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Journal of Environmental Management 92(10):2596-2610. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2011.05.032.

2010

Gober, P. 2010. Desert urbanization and the challenges of water sustainability. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2(3):144-150.

Gober, P., A. J. Brazel, R. Quay, S. W. Myint, S. Grossman-Clarke, A. Miller and S. Rossi. 2010. Using watered landscapes to manipulate urban heat island effects: How much water will it take to cool Phoenix?. Journal of the American Planning Association 76(1):109-121. (link)

Gober, P. and C. W. Kirkwood. 2010. Vulnerability assessment of climate-induced water shortage in Phoenix. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 107(50):21295-21299. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0911113107. (link)

Gober, P., C. W. Kirkwood, R. C. Balling, A. W. Ellis and S. Deitrick. 2010. Water planning under climatic uncertainty in Phoenix: Why we need a new paradigm. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 100(2):356-372. DOI: 10.1080/00045601003595420. (link)

Guhathakurta, S. and P. Gober. 2010. Residential land use, the urban heat island, and water use in Phoenix: A path analysis. Journal of Planning Education and Research 30(1):40-51. DOI: 10.1177/0739456X10374187. (link)

Lee, S. J., E. A. Wentz and P. Gober. 2010. Space-time forecasting using soft geostatistics: A case study in forecasting municipal water demand for Phoenix, Arizona. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 24(2):283-295. DOI: 10.1007/s00477-009-0317-z.

White, D. D., A. Y. Wutich, K. L. Larson, P. Gober, T. Lant and C. M. Senneville. 2010. Credibility, salience, and legitimacy of boundary objects: Water managers' assessment of a simulation model in an immersive decision theater. Science and Public Policy 37(3):219-232. DOI: 10.3152/030234210X497726. (link)

2009

Braden, J. M., D. G. Brown, J. Dozier, P. Gober, S. M. Hughes, D. R. Maidment, S. L. Schneider, P. W. Schultz, J. S. Shortle, S. K. Swallow and C. M. Werner. 2009. Social science in a water observing system. Water Resources Research DOI 10.1029/2009WR008216.

Gober, P. 2009. Desert city visions: Decision making under uncertainty. Stockholm Water Front 2009(2):16-17.

Larson, K. L., D. D. White, P. Gober, S. L. Harlan and A. Y. Wutich. 2009. Divergent perspectives on water resource sustainability in a public-policy-science context. Environmental Science and Policy 12(7):1012-1023. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2009.07.012. (link)

2008

Balling, R. C., P. Gober and T. Jones. 2008. Sensitivity of residential water consumption to variations in weather and climate: An intraurban analysis of Phoenix, Arizona. Water Resources Research 44. DOI: 10.1029/2007WR006722.

Ellis, M. W., T. W. Hawkins, R. C. Balling and P. Gober. 2008. Estimating future runoff levels for a semi-arid fluvial system in central Arizona. Climate Research 35(3):227-239.

Gober, P. 2008. Climate adaptation and water resource management in Phoenix. Water Resource IMPACT 10(4):10-13.

Gober, P. 2008. Demography and sustainability of the urban Southwest. Newsletter of the Association of American Geographers 43(8):1, 6-7.

Lee, S. J., R. C. Balling and P. Gober. 2008. Bayesian Maximum Entropy mapping and the soft data problem in urban climate research. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 98(2):309-322.

2007

Balling, R. C. and P. Gober. 2007. Climate variability and residential water use in the City of Phoenix, Arizona. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 46(7):1130-1137.

Brazel, A. J. and P. Gober. 2007. Urban-scale climate change effects on water use. Southwest Hydrology 6(5):10-11.

Brazel, A. J., P. Gober, S. J. Lee, S. Grossman-Clarke, J. A. Zehnder, B. C. Hedquist and E. Comparri. 2007. Determinants of changes in the regional urban heat island in metropolitan Phoenix (Arizona, USA) between 1990 and 2004. Climate Research 33(2):171-182. (link)

Gober, P. 2007. Pasteur's Quadrant and the education of an applied geographer. Research in Geographic Education 9(1):36-43.

Gober, P. 2007. Water, climate, and the future of Phoenix. Geographische Rundschau 3(4):20-25.

Guhathakurta, S. and P. Gober. 2007. The impact of the Phoenix urban heat island on residential water use. Journal of the American Planning Association 73(3):317-329.

Wentz, E. A. and P. Gober. 2007. Determinants of small-area water consumption for the City of Phoenix, Arizona. Water Resources Management 21(11):1849-1863. DOI: 10.1007/x11269-006-9133-0.

2005

Larson, E. K., N. B. Grimm, P. Gober and C. L. Redman. 2005. The paradoxical ecology and management of water in the Phoenix, USA metropolitan area. Journal of Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology 5(4):287-296. (link)

2002

Gober, P. and E. K. Burns. 2002. The size and shape of Phoenix's urban fringe. Journal of Planning Education and Research 21(4):379-390. DOI: 10.1177/0739456X0202100403 . (link)

2000

Gober, P. 2000. In search of synthesis. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 90(1):1-11. DOI: 10.1111/0004-5608.00181. (link)

1997

Gober, P. 1997. The role of access in explaining state abortion rates.. Social Science and Medicine (7):1003-1016.

1996

Gober, P., C. F. Jeffery and K. E. McHugh. 1996. Using moving-industry data to depict US migration patterns.. Growth and Change (2):231-251.

1995

Gober, P., A. Glasmeier, J. Goodman, D. Plane, H. Stafford and J. Wood. 1995. Employment conditions in geography. Professional Geographer (3):317-346.

1994

Gober, P. 1994. Why abortion rates vary: A geographical examination of the supply and demand for abortion services in the United States in 1988.. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 230-250.

1993

Gober, P. 1993. Americans on the move. Population Bulletin (3):1-40.

Gober, P., K. E. McHugh and D. Leclerc. 1993. Job rich but housing-poor: The dilemma of a western amenity town. The Professional Geographer (1):12-20.

1992

McHugh, K. E. and P. Gober. 1992. Short-term dynamics of the US interstate migration system, 1980-88.. (4):428-445.

Books

2006

Gober, P. 2006. Metropolitan Phoenix: Place Making and Community Building in the Desert. University of Pennsylvania Press. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Book Chapters

In Press

Gober, P. and R. Quay. Harnessing urban water demand: The challenges ahead. In: Seto, K. C. and W. Solecki eds., Handbook on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change. Routledge.

2014

Gober, P. 2014. Decision making under uncertainty: a new paradigm for water resources planning and management. Pp. 411-436 In: Wang, L. K. and C. T. Yang eds., Modern Water Resources Engineering. Humana Press. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-62703-595-8_8.

Gober, P., D. D. White, R. Quay, D. A. Sampson and C. W. Kirkwood. 2014. Socio-hydrology modelling for an uncertain future, with examples from the USA and Canada. In: Riddick, A. T., H. Kessler and J. R. Giles eds., Integrated Environmental Modelling to Solve Real World Problems: Methods, Vision and Challenges. Vol 408. The Geological Society of London. DOI: 10.1144/SP408.2. (link)

Wheater, H. S. and P. Gober. 2014. Meeting the science challenges of water security in the Saskatchewan River Basin: A regional hydroclimate project from western Canada. Proceedings of the Dooge-Nash International Symposium.

2012

Ghanbarpour, R., H. S. Wheater, P. Gober, S. Lange and D. Bankamp. 2012. Sensitivity analysis of environmental flow rule curves for water allocation optimization: Case study, the Upper Oldman River Basin, Alberta, Canada. In: Seppelt, R. and A. A. Voinov eds., International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs) 2012 International Congress on Environmental Modelling and S. (link)

2011

Quay, R. and P. Gober. 2011. A cautionary note for Sun Corridor water planners. Pp. 18 Watering the Sun Corridor: Managing Choices in Arizona's Megapoliton Area. Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University.

2009

Fink, J. H. and P. Gober. 2009. Using stakeholder engagement and visualization to aid decision-making about water use in the Middle East. Pp. 257-274 In: Lipchin, C., D. Sandler and E. Cushman eds., The Jordan River and Dead Sea Basin: Cooperation Amid Conflict. Springer Scientific Press.

1998

Gober, P., E. K. Burns, K. Knowles-Yanez and J. James. 1998. Rural-to-urban land conversion in metropolitan Phoenix. Pp. 40-45 In: Hall, J. S., N. J. Cayer and N. Welch eds., Arizona Policy Choices. Morrison Institute for Public Policy.

Posters

2014

Sampson, D. A., R. Quay, D. D. White and P. Gober. 2014. WaterSim: A brief history. Poster presented at the 16th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientists Meeting, January 17, 2014, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

Sampson, D. A., R. Quay, D. D. White and P. Gober. 2014. WaterSim: a brief history. Poster presented at the Water Resources Research Center 2014 Annual Conference: Closing the Gap Between Water Supply and Demand, April 8, 2014, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

2013

Chuang, W. and P. Gober. 2013. Human vulnerability to heat in Phoenix and Chicago: Spatial and temporal dimensions. Poster presented at the 11 January 2013, 15th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting 2013, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

Quay, R., D. A. Sampson, D. D. White, C. W. Kirkwood and P. Gober. 2013. Using advanced scenario analysis as an anticipatory tool: Exploring the uncertainty of urban water demand and supply within central Arizona. Poster presented at the 11 January 2013, 15th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting 2013, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

Sampson, D. A., R. Quay, D. D. White, P. Gober and C. W. Kirkwood. 2013. Anticipatory water management in Phoenix using advanced scenario planning and analyses: WaterSim 5. Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 9-13, 2013, San Francisco, CA.

2011

Middel, A., A. J. Brazel, P. Gober, S. W. Myint, H. Chang and J. D. Duh. 2011. Impacts of weather variability on turbulent heat fluxes in Phoenix, AZ and Portland, OR. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at the 12-13 January 2011 CAP LTER 13th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University. (link)

Ruddell, D. M., E. A. Wentz, A. J. Brazel, J. Declet, P. G. Dixon, P. Gober, S. Grossman-Clarke, S. L. Harlan and S. R. Kelley. 2011. Environmental tradeoffs in a desert city: An investigation of water use, energy consumption, and local air temperature in Phoenix, AZ. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at the 12-13 January 2011 CAP LTER 13th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University. (link)

Wheater, H. S. and P. Gober. 2011. Towards a new paradigm for socio-hydrology: Insights from the Saskatchewan River Basin. Poster presented December 5, 2011 at the American Geophysical Union Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA.

2010

Sampson, D. A., V. M. Escobar and P. Gober. 2010. A multi-language, regional water management model; linking a surface (WaterSim 4.0) and a groundwater flow model (MODFLOW). Poster presented December 16, 2010 at the 2010 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

White, D. D., A. Y. Wutich, K. L. Larson, P. Gober, T. Lant and C. M. Senneville. 2010. How do we better link knowledge and action for environmental decision making?. Poster presented February 21, 2010 at the 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Meeting, San Diego, CA.

2009

Brundiers, K. and P. Gober. 2009. DCDC (Decision Center for a Desert City) A boundary organization enhancing science-society collaboration for a sustainable water future. Poster presented at the Water Resources Research Center 2009 Annual Conference. University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, March 17, 2009.

Cardenas, E., S. E. Ledlow, E. Sadalla, D. Lovis-McMahon and P. Gober. 2009. Necessities and luxuries in residential water use. Poster presented on May 6, 2009 at the Community of Undergraduate/Graduate Research Scholars (COURS) Poster Session, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

Sampson, D. A. and P. Gober. 2009. The central Arizona water-energy nexus: WaterSim 3.5.5. Tempe AZ. Poster presented at 11th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Poster Symposium, Tempe, AZ. January 15, 2009. (link)

Sampson, D. A., M. K. Tschudi and P. Gober. 2009. A provider-based water policy and management model -- WaterSim 3.0.1 -- for the Phoenix metropolitan area. Poster presented at the August 2-7, 2009 94th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM.

Sampson, D. A., S. K. Wittlinger and P. Gober. 2009. Future residential outdoor water availability under climatic uncertainty. Poster presented at Dynamics Deserts: Resource Uncertainty in Arid Environments, Arizona State University. February 26, 2009. (link)

Wutich, A. Y., B. Crona, M. Seetharam, P. Gober, P. K. Westerhoff, Z. Hasan and S. Avent. 2009. Ethnohydrology: A mixed method study of local water knowledge. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at 11th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Poster Symposium, Tempe, AZ. January 15, 2009.

2008

Avent, S., A. Y. Wutich, B. Crona, P. Gober, M. Seetharam and P. K. Westerhoff. 2008. An ethnohydrologic evaluation of water quality in Phoenix, AZ. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

Balling, R. C., P. Gober and N. S. Jones. 2008. Climate sensitivity of residential water consumption for the city of Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

Gartin, M., D. D. White, T. Lant and P. Gober. 2008. Stakeholder discursive data distortions: An analysis of WaterSim II textual data. Poster presented at the 30 April 2008 Community of Undergraduate Research Scholars (COURS) Poster Session, Tempe, AZ.

Gartin, M., A. Y. Wutich, T. Lant, D. D. White, K. L. Larson, S. E. Ledlow and P. Gober. 2008. Focusing on higher quality focus groups. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

Lee, S. J., E. A. Wentz and P. Gober. 2008. Temporal geographic information systems (TGIS) to forecast future water consumption in Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

Lee, S. J., E. A. Wentz and P. Gober. 2008. Extrapolation mapping of water demand: Case study using historical water use data in Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented at the European Geosciences Union 2008 General Assembly, Vienna, Austria. April 15, 2008. (link)

Seetharam, M., B. Bolin, B. J. Pompeii and P. Gober. 2008. Water resources, climate changes and institutional vulnerability: A case study of Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented 10 January 2008 at the CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

Senneville, C. M., K. L. Larson, A. Y. Wutich, T. Lant, M. Gartin, D. D. White, S. E. Ledlow and P. Gober. 2008. "Missed opportunities" in Central Arizona water management: Reconciling the local supply of and demand for science. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 at the CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

2007

Gartin, M., T. Lant, A. Y. Wutich, D. D. White, S. E. Ledlow and P. Gober. 2007. WaterSim: A study of water-related decision-making under uncertainty. Poster presented at the January 10, 2007 CAP LTER Ninth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.. (link)

Gober, P. 2007. Decision Center for a Desert City Experience. Poster presented at the May 16, 2007 Western States Water Council/California Division of Water Resources Climate Change Research Needs Workshop, Irvine, CA.

Guhathakurta, S., P. Gober and J. Patterson. 2007. The impact of urban heat islands on water use: The case of Phoenix metropolitan area. Poster presented at the January 10, 2007 CAP LTER Ninth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.. (link)

Guhathakurta, S., J. Patterson and P. Gober. 2007. The impact of housing characteristics and surface heat islands on water use in single family residences: The case of the Phoenix metropolitan area. Poster presented at the February 17, 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Francisco, CA. (link)

Lee, S. J., R. C. Balling and P. Gober. 2007. A soft geostatistical application in urban climate research. Poster presented at the January 10, 2007 CAP LTER Ninth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

2006

Gober, P., D. Zeigler, B. Hildebrant, T. Strauss and G. Sherwin. 2006. Building an infrastructure to support AP human geography. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL. March 9, 2006.

Hedquist, B. C., E. Comparri, J. A. Zehnder, S. Grossman-Clarke, A. J. Brazel and P. Gober. 2006. Spatial expansion of the greater Phoenix urban heat island (1990-2004). Poster presented at the 19 January 2006 CAP LTER 8th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

Lant, T., P. Gober and M. K. Tschudi. 2006. Predicting future water demand in Maricopa County from land use, population growth, and urban density. Poster presented at the Arizona Hydrological Society. September, 2006.

Wentz, E. A. and P. Gober. 2006. Factors influencing residential water consumption for the City of Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented at the 19 January 2006 CAP LTER 8th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

2005

Edwards, B., N. S. Jones, P. Gober and C. L. Redman. 2005. Investigating human decision making under climatic uncertainty. Poster presented at the 19 January 2005 CAP LTER Seventh Annual Poster Symposium, International Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

Farley Metzger, E. A., S. T. Yabiku, P. Gober, D. G. Casagrande, C. L. Redman, N. B. Grimm and S. L. Harlan. 2005. Initial findings of the North Desert Village landscaping experiment: The green, green grass of home. Poster presented at the 19 January 2005, CAP LTER Seventh Annual Poster Symposium, International Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

Gober, P., C. L. Redman, B. L. Shears, L. H. Kuby, J. A. Zehnder and S. Grossman-Clarke. 2005. The International Institute for Sustainability and The Decision Center for a Desert City: Research with a purpose. Poster presented at the February 3, 2005 Annual Meeting of the National Council for Science and the Environment, Washington, DC.

2004

Farley Metzger, E. A., S. T. Yabiku, P. Gober, D. G. Casagrande, C. L. Redman, N. B. Grimm and S. L. Harlan. 2004. North Desert Village landscape experiment monitoring human-environment interactions. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. (link)

2002

Harner, J., M. Kuby and P. Gober. 2002. Hands-on learning about urban sprawl. Poster presented at January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

2001

Redman, C. L. and P. Gober. 2001. Human dimension of CAP LTER research. Poster presented at the January 19, 2001, CAP LTER Third Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ.

1999

Gober, P., E. K. Burns, K. Knowles-Yanez, J. James and K. E. Blevins. 1999. Rural-to-urban land conversion in metropolitan Phoenix. Poster presented at the 22 January 1999, CAP LTER First Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe.

Presentations

2014

Gober, P. 2014. Water security in the Canadian Prairies: Science and management challenges. Presentation at the 2014 Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds Annual Conference: The Future of Water Management in Saskatchewan, March 19-21, 2014, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

2013

Gober, P. 2013. Scenario development and futures planning for the Saskatchewan River Basin. Presentation at the Below Your Watershed Conference 2013, October 21-23, 2013, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.

White, D. D., P. Gober, D. A. Sampson, R. Quay and C. W. Kirkwood. 2013. Socio-hydrology modelling for an uncertain future, with examples from the USA and Canada. Presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 9-13, 2013, San Francisco, CA.

2012

Gober, P. 2012. Decision making for water security. Presented April 25, 2012 to the Meewasin Valley Authority, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Gober, P. 2012. Decision making for water security: Reflections for the USA and Canada. Presented April 27, 2012 for The Evelyn L. Pruitt Lecture Series at Louisiana State University.

Gober, P. 2012. Decision making under uncertainty: a new paradigm for water security. Presented April 17, 2012 at the International Conference on Water Security, Risk and Society, April 16-18, 2012, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

Gober, P. 2012. Decision-making for water security: Negotiating competing uses. Presented February 17, 2012 at the AAAS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, February 16-20, 2012.

Gober, P. 2012. How water security definitions affect decision making priorities: A case study of Western Canada. Presented October 18, 2012 at Prairie Fed Water Systems: Opportunities and Challenges, Partners FOR Saskatchewan River Basin Annual Meeting, Camrose, Alberta, October 17-19.

Gober, P. 2012. The Challenges of water planning in a changing climate. Presented November 28, 2012 at the Saskatoon International Club, Saskatoon, SK.

Gober, P. 2012. Uncertainty in integrated modeling for decision support: the Decision Center for a Desert City. Presented August 13, 2012 at the NCAR TOY Workshop on Uncertainty in Climate Change Research: An Integrated Approach, August 6-17, 2012, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO.

2011

Gober, P. 2011. Climate uncertainty: What it means for water planning and policy – recent results from Saskatchewan and Arizona. Presented March 24, 2011 as part of the University of Saskatchewan Water Week, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

Gober, P. 2011. Climatic uncertainty and what it means for water planning and policy. Presented October 28, 2011 at the Department of Geography Colloquium Series, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

Gober, P. 2011. Human dimensions of water management. Presented March 30, 2011 at the Workshop for Saskatchewan River Basin Regional Hydroclimate Project, Environment Canada’s National Hydrology Research Centre, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

Gober, P. 2011. Planning for extremes: Decision making under uncertainty. Presented November 17, 2011 to the Partners for the Saskatchewan River Basin, Preparing for Extremes Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

Gober, P. 2011. Resilience of the regional water system in the Southwestern US: What are we doing to ensure resilience and where are we vulnerable?. Panel member March 14, 2011 at Resilience 2011—Resilience, Innovation, and Sustainability: Navigating the Complexities of Global Change, Second International Science and Policy Conference, Tempe, AZ.

Gober, P., A. Middel, A. J. Brazel, S. W. Myint, H. Chang, J. D. Duh and L. House-Peters. 2011. Tradeoffs between water conservation and temperature amelioration in Phoenix and Portland: Implications for urban sustainability. Presented April 12, 2011 at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA.

2010

Brundiers, K., G. M. Garfin, P. Gober, G. Basile and R. H. Bark. 2010. Collaborative research for water resource management under climate change conditions. Presented December 13, 2010 at the 2010 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Gober, P. 2010. A new paradigm for sustainable water management and climate adaptation in the Urban Southwest USA. Presented July 9, 2010 at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Potsdam, Germany.

Gober, P. 2010. Decision making under uncertainty: The challenges of sustainable water management. Presented March 26, 2010 at Practical Steps Toward Sustainability, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Gober, P. 2010. Informing decision makers: Water management decisions. Presented May 11, 2010 at the Climate Change Education Roundtable Meeting 1 to the National Research Council, Washington, D.C.

Gober, P. 2010. Integrated modeling for decision analysis and support in Phoenix. Invited presentation at the 2010 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 14, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

Gober, P. 2010. LUMPS101. Presented November 10, 2010 to the Water Provider Feedback Meeting, Portland, OR.

Gober, P. 2010. Using watered landscapes to manipulate Urban Heat Island effects. Presented December 8, 2010 at ACES: A Community of Ecosystem Services Conference, Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, Gila River Indian Community, Arizona.

Gober, P. 2010. Water planning in Phoenix: Managing risk in the face of uncertainty. Presented November 10, 2010 at the School of Environment Colloquium, Portland State University, Portland, OR.

Gober, P. 2010. Water planning in Phoenix: Managing risk in the face of uncertainty. Presented at the January 6, 2010 Prize Day held by the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water at Imperial College, London, England.

Gober, P. 2010. Water, climate, growth, and the future of Phoenix. Presented October 17, 2010 at the International Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Padegimas, P., M. Murray, S. Rey, L. Anselin and P. Gober. 2010. Modeling to support multi-district water management. Presented April 18 at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington, D.C.

Ruddell, D. M., S. L. Harlan, J. Declet and P. Gober. 2010. Human health and heat stress: An analysis of neighborhoods in metropolitan Phoenix, AZ. Presented January 20, 2010 at the 90th American Meteorological Society Conference, Atlanta, GA.

White, D. D., K. L. Larson, P. Gober, S. L. Harlan and A. Y. Wutich. 2010. Divergent perspectives on water resource sustainability in a public–policy–science context: A tripartite conceptual model of human-ecological judgments. Presented June 7, 2010 at ISSRM 2010, the 16th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Corpus Christi, Texas.

2009

Brazel, A. J., P. Gober, S. Grossman-Clarke, S. W. Myint, R. Quay, A. Miller, S. Rossi and S. Grimmond. 2009. Mitigating urban heat island effects with water- and energy-sensitive urban designs. Phoenix, AZ. Presentation on January 15, 2009 at the Eighth Symposium on the Urban Environment and 89th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Phoenix, Arizona.

Chow, W. T., W. Chuang and P. Gober. 2009. Vulnerability to extreme heat in metro Phoenix: Spatial, temporal and demographic dimensions. Las Vegas, NV. Presentation at the March 22-27 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.

Gober, P. 2009. Climate change, water planning, and the future of Phoenix. Presented October 9, 2009 as the 2009 Post Lecture Distinguished Speaker to the Department of Geography Colloquia Series at San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.

Gober, P. 2009. Climate change, water planning, and the future of Phoenix. Presented October 26, 2009 at the Urban Adaptation to Climate Change Workshop, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Gober, P. 2009. DCDC: Integrated water resource planning and research. Presented December 14, 2009 to the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Gober, P. 2009. Decision making under uncertainty and scenario planning. Presented January 15, 2009 at the 11th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Gober, P. 2009. Integrated water resource planning and research. Presented December 11, 2009 to the National Research Council at the Linking Social and Environmental Data for Climate Change Research Workshop, Washington, D.C.

Gober, P. 2009. Key challenges in water sustainability in Phoenix: A view from boundary science. Presented November 9, 2009 at the Environmental Carrying Capacity Workshop, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Gober, P. 2009. The future of water in the American West: Decision making under uncertainty in Phoenix. Presented March 22, 2009 at the Presidential Plenary Session of the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV.

Gober, P. 2009. Urban climate adaptation: Decision making under uncertainty. Presented November 10, 2009 at the World Green Building Conference International Congress, Phoenix, AZ.

Gober, P. 2009. Water is the world’s most critical resource-Is water the roadblock to world economic growth?. Panel discussion on September 17, 2009 at the 2009 Global Business Forum, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Gober, P. 2009. Water planning in Phoenix: Managing risk in the face of climatic uncertainty. Presented December 16, 2009 at the 2009 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Gober, P. 2009. Water planning in Phoenix: Managing risk in the face of uncertainty. Presented November 6, 2009 to the San Diego Economic Development Council, Scottsdale, AZ.

Gober, P. 2009. Water planning in Phoenix: Managing risk in the face of uncertainty. Presented January 7, 2009 at the 19th Annual Water Quality Workshop: Monitoring, Assessment, and Management. Boise, ID.

Murray, A. T., P. D. Padegimas, L. Anselin, S. J. Rey and P. Gober. 2009. A spatial optimization model for water supply allocation. Presented November 19, 2009 at the 56th North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, San Francisco, CA.

2008

Balling, R. C., P. Gober and T. Jones. 2008. Sensitivity of residential water consumption to variations in climate: An intra-urban analysis of Phoenix, Arizona. Presented at the September 2008 18th International Congress of Biometeorology, Tokyo, Japan.

Bolin, B., M. Seetharam, P. Gober and B. J. Pompeii. 2008. Water resources, climate change and institutional vulnerability: A case study of Phoenix, Arizona. Paper presented April 18, 2008 at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA.

Gober, P. 2008. Decision Center for a Desert City: Selected highlights. Presented April 10, 2008 at the DMUU Centers Meeting, Columbia University, CRED. New York, NY.

Gober, P. 2008. Desert urbanization: Global challenges. Paper February 16, 2008 presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting. Boston, MA.

Gober, P. 2008. Global water scarcity, climate change, and the politics of water. Presented April 4, 2008 at the World Affairs Council. Hilton Head, SC.

Gober, P. 2008. Integrated modeling for water resource planning in Phoenix. Paper presented April 18, 2008 at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA.

Gober, P. 2008. Intelligent use of water in Phoenix: DCDC and WaterSim. Presented September 3, 2008 at the Rainbird Intelligent Use of Water Summit IX. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Gober, P. 2008. The inconvenient truth about Phoenix. Presented at the July 2008 Spirit of the Senses Salon.

Gober, P. 2008. The inconvenient truth about Phoenix. Presented January 15, 2008 at the President’s Community Enrichment Program.

2007

Balling, R. C., M. W. Ellis, N. Hawkins and P. Gober. 2007. Impacts of potential climate change on the Phoenix, Arizona water supply. Presented at the April 19, 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA.

Gober, P. 2007. Pasteur's Quadrant: and opportunities of boundary science (Discussant). April 18, 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA.

Gober, P. 2007. The role of population in integrated environmental modeling and decision support. Presented April 10, 2007 at Ohio State University, Initiative in Population Research, Columbus, OH.

Gober, P. and C. L. Redman. 2007. Using science to support water resource decision-making under uncertainty. Paper presented February 17, 2007 at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Francisco, CA.

Groves, D., R. Lempert, P. Gober and D. Yates. 2007. Addressing climate change in long-term water resource planning. Panel discussion presented November 13, 2007 at the American Water Resources Association's annual conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Guhathakurta, S. and P. Gober. 2007. The impact of housing characteristics and surface heat islands on water use in single family residences: The case of Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Paper presented November 9, 2007 at the 54th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Savannah, GA.

White, D. D., A. Y. Wutich, S. E. Ledlow and P. Gober. 2007. Credibility, saliency, and legitimacy of boundary objects for water resource decision making: Assessing stakeholder response to DCDC WaterSim. Paper presented at the June 17-21, 2007, 13th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Park City, UT.

2006

Gober, P. 2006. Decision Center for a Desert City. April 24, 2006 Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tempe, AZ.

Gober, P. 2006. Demographic trends and the future of Phoenix. March 7, 2006 National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers, Phoenix, AZ.

Gober, P. 2006. Facilitating undergraduate research in an interdisciplinary environment. June 24, 2006 Keynote address, annual meeting of the Council for Undergraduate Education, DePaw University, Greencastle, IN.

Gober, P. 2006. Joining physical and human geography to re-imagine urban systems. February 2, 2006 University of Minnesota, Department of Geography, Minneapolis, MN.

Gober, P. and T. Lant. 2006. Does Phoenix have enough water to grow?. Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, Eugene, OR. September, 2006.

Wentz, E. A. and P. Gober. 2006. Factors influencing water consumption for the City of Phoenix, Arizona. Paper presented at the March 10, 2006 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL.

2005

Gober, P. 2005. Decision Center for a Desert City. Presented to the March 17, 2005 Valley Forward, Land Use Subcommittee meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Gober, P. 2005. Decision Center for a Desert City. August 5, 2005 Tri-University Water Conference, Flagstaff, AZ.

Gober, P. 2005. Decision Center for a Desert City. November 17, 2005 Graduate Student Brown Bag, ASU Department of Anthropology, Tempe, AZ.

Gober, P. 2005. Decision Center for a Desert City. December 6, 2005 Welcoming Address given at the Water Educators Forum, Tempe, AZ.

Gober, P. 2005. Decision Center for a Desert City. November 2, 2005 Graduate Student Brown Bag, ASU Department of Geography, Tempe, AZ.

Gober, P. 2005. Metropolitan Phoenix: Place making and community building in the desert. Keynote address, October 17, 2005, Annual Meeting of the Associal of Pacific Coast Geographers, Phoenix, AZ.

Gober, P. 2005. Multidisplinarity in geography: What does the future hold?. Presented at the April 7, 2005 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, CO.

Gober, P. 2005. Population dynamics in the desert Southwest. July 16, 2005 AP Conference, Houston, TX.

Gober, P. and C. L. Redman. 2005. Building a boundary organization to improve decision making under uncertainty. Presentation at SMART: Water, Quarterly Conference, Arizona State University, Downtown Center, Phoenix, AZ. March, 2005, Tempe, AZ. (link)

Gober, P. and C. L. Redman. 2005. DCDC: Building a boundary organization to improve decision making under uncertainty. Presented at the March 10, 2005 University of Arizona/Arizona State University collaboration meeting, Casa Grande, AZ.

Gober, P. and C. L. Redman. 2005. New tools and approaches for decision making under uncertainty. Presented at the August 5, 2005 Arizona Water Summit, Flagstaff, AZ.

Guhathakurta, S., S. Gaver, P. Gober, S. Grossman-Clarke and J. A. Zehnder. 2005. The impact of urban heat islands on water use: The case of Phoenix metropolitan area. Presented at the November 11, 2005 North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, Las Vegas, NV.

Larson, E. K., N. B. Grimm, P. Gober and C. L. Redman. 2005. The paradoxical ecology and management of water in the Phoenix, USA metropolitan area. Presentation at the September 2005 UNESCO workshop on Aquatic Habitats in Integrated Urban Water Management, Lodz, Poland.

2004

Gober, P. and T. Gallier. 2004. Arizona's drought and Tempe's plans for dealing with it. Presented at October 26, 2004 Let's Talk Tempe, Tempe, AZ.

Gober, P. and C. L. Redman. 2004. DCDC: Building a boundary organization to improve decision making under uncertainty. Guest lecture at the November 22, 2004 Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

1999

Gober, P. 1999. LTER and the potential for integrating social and natural science research. Paper presented September 24, 1999 to the Department of Geography, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH.

Gober, P. 1999. LTER and the potential for integrating social and natural science research. Paper presented November 5, 1999 to the Department of Geography, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

1998

Burns, E. K., P. Gober and K. Knowles-Yanez. 1998. Rural-to-urban land conversion in Phoenix: The ecology of a city. Presented at the October 15-16, 1998 NSF Long-Term Ecological Research Coordinating Committee, Madison, WI.

Burns, E. K., K. Knowles-Yanez and P. Gober. 1998. The changing urban fabric of the Phoenix metropolitan area: Focus on the urban fringe. Presented at the October 15-16, 1998 Arizona Planning Association Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Knowles-Yanez, K., E. K. Burns and P. Gober. 1998. Urban fringe morphology of metropolitan Phoenix. Presented at the October, Arizona Planning Association Annual Conference, Flagstaff, AZ.

Reports

2013

Larson, K. L., D. D. White, P. Gober, C. W. Kirkwood, V. K. Smith, M. C. Nelson, C. L. Redman and S. K. Wittlinger. 2013. Advancing science in support of water policy and urban climate change adaptation at Arizona State University’s Decision Center for a Desert City: A synthesis of interdisciplinary research on climate, water, and decision making under uncertainty. Decision Center for a Desert City, Arizona State University. Technical Report 13-02. (link)

2007

Gammage, G. In: Gober, P. ed., 2007. Proposition 207. Report for the Ninety First Arizona Town Hall, October 2007.