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Donna Hartz

Donna Hartz

IGERT in Urban Ecology Fellow, School of Geographical Sciences

donna.hartz@asu.edu

480 513-3155

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

Titles

  • IGERT in Urban Ecology Assoicate, School of Geographical Sciences
  • IGERT in Urban Ecology Fellow, School of Geographical Sciences

Biography

Education BA History - Arizona State University BS Geography (2002) - Arizona State University; MA Geography Fall 2004 Arizona State University: PhD - anticipated 2009

Research Focus Includes:

  • Heat Related Vulnerability (Emergency 911 calls for Phoenix and Chicago)
  • Microclimate impact of varying amounts of open space has in three adjacent neighborhoods in N. Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Climate and Sustainability
  • Microclimate variability in an arid urban environment

Education

  • PhD, Geography, Arizona State University, 2012
  • MA, Geography, Arizona State University, 2004
  • BS, Geography, Arizona State University, 2002
  • BA, History, Arizona State University, 2002

Journal Articles

2013

Hartz, D. A., A. J. Brazel and J. S. Golden. 2013. A comparative climate analysis of heat-related emergency 911 dispatches: Chicago, Illinois and Phoenix, Arizona USA 2003 to 2006. International Journal of Biometeorology 57(5):669-678. DOI: 10.1007/s00484-012-0593-z. (link )

2012

Hartz, D. A., J. S. Golden, C. Sister, W. Chuang and A. J. Brazel. 2012. Climate and heat-related emergencies in Chicago, Illinois (2003-2006). International Journal of Biometeorology 56(1):71-83. DOI: 10.1007/s00484-010-0398-x. (link )

2008

Golden, J. S., D. A. Hartz, A. J. Brazel, G. Luber and P. Phelan. 2008. A biometeorology study of climate and heat-related morbidity in Phoenix from 2001 to 2006. International Journal of Biometeorology 52(6):471-480. DOI: 10.1007/s00484-007-0142-3. (link )

2006

Hartz, D. A., A. J. Brazel and G. M. Heisler. 2006. A case study in resort climatology of Phoenix, Arizona, USA. International Journal of Biometeorology 51(1):73-83. DOI: 10.1007/s00484-006-0036-9. (link )

Hartz, D. A., L. Prashad, B. C. Hedquist, J. S. Golden and A. J. Brazel. 2006. Linking satellite images and handheld infrared thermography to observed neighborhood climate conditions. Remote Sensing of Environment (Urban Thermal Special Issue) 104(2):190-200. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2005.12.019. (link )

Book Chapters

2006

Hartz, D. A. and A. J. Brazel. 2006. The impact of the urban heat island on frosts and freezes in Phoenix, Arizona. Pp. 594-597 Preprints, 6th International Conference on Urban Climate.

Posters

2009

Sister, C., C. G. Boone, J. S. Golden, D. A. Hartz and W. Chuang. 2009. Spatial analysis of crime and socio-economic variables as indicators for heat-health vulnerability in Chicago, Illinois. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at 11th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Poster Symposium, Tempe, AZ. January 15, 2009. (link )

2008

Hartz, D. A., J. S. Golden and A. J. Brazel. 2008. Heat-related morbidity: Phoenix, Arizona (2001-2006). Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2006

Hartz, D. A. 2006. Impact of urbanization on cold temperature events in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented at the September 20-23 LTER All Scientist Meeting, YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO. (link )

Hartz, D. A., J. S. Golden, A. J. Brazel, B. C. Hedquist and K. E. Kaloush. 2006. Case study of thermographic observations of surface materials' cooling rates and neighborhood design in suburban Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented at the January 28, 2006 American Meteorological Society's Sixth Symposium on the Urban Environment, Atlanta, GA.

2005

Hartz, D. A., B. C. Hedquist, L. Prashad, J. S. Golden and A. J. Brazel. 2005. Linking satellite (ASTER) images and thermography to observed neighborhood climate conditions for use in urban heat island research. Poster presented at the October 2005 Annual Meeting of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, Phoenix, AZ.

Presentations

2015

Hartz, D. A., R. Pope, G. Simiyu, A. Middel, P. Cheboss and P. Raburu. 2015. Air quality and health impacts: A novel approach to an international cooperative mointoring project in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. Presentation at the Sixth Conference on Environment and Health, 95th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, January 4-8, 2015, Phoenix, AZ. (link )

2009

Chuang, W., C. Sister, D. A. Hartz and J. S. Golden. 2009. The relationship between urban morphology and heat vulnerability in the City of Chicago. Presentation at the 10-15 January 2009 American Meteorological Society 89th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona.

Hartz, D. A. 2009. A comparison of extreme climate linkages to heat related emergency (911) calls in Phoenix, Arizona and Chicago, Illinois. Las Vegas, NV. Presentation at the March 22-27th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.

Hartz, D. A. 2009. Climate and heat-related emergency (911) calls: A comparison between Phoenix, Arizona and Chicago, Illinois. Presentation at the July 2009 National Center for Atmospheric Research Third Biannual Workshop on Climate and Health.

Sister, C., C. G. Boone, J. S. Golden, D. A. Hartz and W. Chuang. 2009. Mapping social vulnerability to heat wave in Chicago. Presentation at the 10-15 January 2009 American Meteorological Society 89th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona.

2008

Hartz, D. A. 2008. The role of climate in heat-related morbidity in Phoenix, Arizona from 2001 to 2006. Boston, MA. Presentation at the April 15-19th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.

2006

Hartz, D. A. 2006. Impact of urbanization on cold temperature events in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. Presented at September 18 CAP LTER All Scientist Meeting, Graudate Student Summer Research Presentations, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Hartz, D. A. and A. J. Brazel. 2006. The impact of the urban heat island on frosts and freezes in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Presentation at the June 2006, Sixth International Conference on Urban Climate, Goteborg, Sweden.

Miller, J. A., D. A. Hartz, B. C. Hedquist and C. M. Atkinson-Palombo. 2006. The role of vegetation, density, and sky-view factor on the microclimate of Tempe, Arizona, USA. Presentation at the June 2006, Sixth International Conference on Urban Climate, Goteborg, Sweden.

Conference Papers

2004

Hartz, D. A., A. J. Brazel and G. M. Heisler. 2004. A case study in resort climatology of Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Thesis (PhD)

2012

Hartz, D. A. 2012. Heat-related morbidity and thermal comfort: A comparison study of Phoenix and Chicago. PhD dissertation. Arizona State University. (link )

Thesis (Masters)

2004

Hartz, D. A. 2004. A case study of suburban development and microclimate variability in a desert urbanized environment. MA thesis. Arizona State University.