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Julie Ripplinger

Julie Ripplinger

julie.ripplinger@asu.edu

School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
PO Box 874601
Tempe, AZ 85287-4601
USA

Biography

Julie is currently pursuing a Biology Ph.D. at Arizona State University with Dr. Janet Franklin. Broadly, she is interested in interdisciplinary research at the intersection of landscape, plant community, long-term, and urban ecology. Julie’s urban systems research with the Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-term Ecological Research project (CAP LTER) examines spatio-temporal vegetation patterns and ecological resilience across a gradient of urbanization in the Phoenix metropolitan area and adjacent agricultural areas and desert. Her Ph.D. research uses foundational CAP LTER data sets as well as spatial and mathematical models to better understand the interaction of human decisions and biophysical processes with vegetation dynamics. She was an National Science Foundation GK-12 Sustainability Science for Sustainable Schools fellow in 2012-13. She is currently the student representative at CAP LTER and has been since 2011.

Education

  • BS, University of Oregon
  • MS, Utah State University

Journal Articles

2017

Larson, K. L., J. Hoffmann and J. Ripplinger. 2017. Legacy effects and landscape choices in a desert city. Landscape and Urban Planning 165:22-29. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.04.014. (link )

Ripplinger, J., S. L. Collins, A. M. York and J. Franklin. 2017. Boom-bust economics and vegetation dynamics in a desert city: How strong is the link?. Ecosphere 8(5):e01826. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1826. (link )

2016

Ripplinger, J., J. Franklin and S. L. Collins. 2016. When the economic engine stalls – a multi-scale comparison of vegetation dynamics in pre- and post-recession Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Landscape and Urban Planning 153(Sep):140-148. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2016.05.009. (link )

Posters

2017

Andrade, R., S. B. Lerman, P. S. Warren, H. L. Bateman, K. L. Larson and J. Ripplinger. 2017. How social and landscape characteristics affect the urban arthropod community during recessions. 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 )

Ball, B. A., S. J. Hall, H. Heavenrich and J. Ripplinger. 2017. Long-term patterns in land use and soil properties across the CAP LTER ecosystem. 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

Ball, B. A., S. J. Hall and J. Ripplinger. 2016. Influence of climate, plant communities, and land use on long-term patterns of soil properties in the CAP LTER ecosystem. 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.

2015

Ripplinger, J. 2015. Ecology of foreclosure: Post-recession vegetation characteristics of urban landscapes. Poster presented at the Ecological Science at the Frontier: Celebrating the ESA Centennial 1915-2015, 9-14 August 2015, Baltimore, Maryland. (link )

2014

Jones, S. K., J. Ripplinger, E. R. Sokol, C. Boettiger, E. Christensen, E. E. Cleland, M. Jones, C. Gries and S. L. Collins. 2014. Cross-taxa comparative analysis of long-term community data. Poster presented at the From Oceans to Mountains, 99th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, 10-15 August 2014, Sacramento, California. (link )

2012

Ripplinger, J. and J. Franklin. 2012. CAP LTER plant species diversity responds to land use and landscape aesthetics. 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

Ripplinger, J. and J. Franklin. 2011. Assessing spatiotemporal dynamics of plant communities in urban landscapes: Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Poster presented at the 3-7 April 2011 US-IALE Annual Symposium, Sustainability in Dynamic Landscapes, Portland, OR.

Ripplinger, J. and J. Franklin. 2011. Spatiotemporal patterns of dominantplant species in CAP LTER. 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 )

Presentations

2015

Ripplinger, J. and J. Franklin. 2015. Links between the Great Recession and urban plant diversity. Presentation at the US International Association for Landscape Ecology, 19-22 May 2015, Anchorage, Alaska. (link )

Ripplinger, J. and J. Franklin. 2015. The ecology of foreclosure: Zooming in on urban plant biodiversity and its drivers under an economic disturbance. Presentation at the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) World Congress, 5-9 July 2015, Portland, Oregon. (link )

2014

Jones, S. K., J. Ripplinger, E. R. Sokol, C. Boettiger, E. Christensen, E. E. Cleland, M. Jones, C. Gries and S. L. Collins. 2014. Cross-taxa comparative analysis of long-term community data. Presentation at the From Oceans to Mountains, 99th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, 10-14 August 2014, Sacramento, California. (link )

Ripplinger, J., J. Franklin and S. L. Collins. 2014. When the economic engine stalls: An examination of plant communities in post-recession urban landscapes. Presentation at the From Oceans to Mountains, 99th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, 10-15 August 2014, Sacramento, California. (link )

2013

Ripplinger, J. and J. Franklin. 2013. Modeling human-vegetation feedbacks across scales in arid urban landscapes. Presentation at the 14-18 April 2013 Landscape Dynamics Along Environmental Gradients, American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting and Expo, Austin, TX.

2012

Ripplinger, J. and J. Franklin. 2012. Plant species diversity in arid urban landscapes responds to land use at multiple scales. Presented at 8-12 April 2012 US-IALE 2012 Annual Symposium, Newport, RI.

Reports

2017

Larson, K., R. Andrade, A. York, D. Childers, P. Coseo, S. Earl, M. Ehlenz, N. Grimm, S. Hall, S. Harlan, D. Hondula, S. Lerman, D. Pfeiffer, J. Ripplinger, V. K. Smith, P. Warren, M. Watkins, D. White, S. Wittlinger, M. Wright and A. Wutich. 2017. The Phoenix Area Social Survey IV: Linking Social and Biophysical Dynamics in Urban Neighborhoods. (link )

Thesis (PhD)

2015

Ripplinger, J. 2015. Ecology and the city: A long-term social-ecological examination of the drivers and diversity of urban vegetation. PhD dissertation. Arizona State University. (link )