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Kristin Gade

Kristin Gade

IGERT in Urban Ecology Fellow, School of Life Sciences

kris.gade@aecom.com

602-337-2777

AECOM
1247 E McKinley St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
USA

Titles

  • IGERT in Urban Ecology Fellow, School of Life Sciences

Biography

Education

ArizonaStateUniversity Ph.D. in Biology, expected May 2007
Urban Ecology IGERT Senior Fellow, August 2002 – present
Urban Ecology IGERT Fellow, August 2000 – July 2002
University of California, Berkeley
B.A. in Environmental Science with Biology Emphasis, Dec 1993


Awards
ArizonaStateUniversity Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) in Urban Ecology Fellowship, Aug 2000 – present
IGERT in Urban Ecology Senior Fellow, Aug 2002 – present
Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) Research Grant, Oct 2004
University Graduate Scholarship, Aug 2000 – May 2003
University of California, Berkeley Dean s List. Spring 1992, Fall 1993

Publications
Sabo, J.S., R. Sponseller, M. Dixon, K. Gade, T. Harms, J. Heffernan, A. Jani, G. Katz, C. Soykan, J. Watts and J. Welter.  2005.  Riparian areas harbor different, not more, species.  Ecology 86(1):56-62.


Presentations
Gade, K.J. and A. P. Kinzig.  2006.  Environmental Issues: Changes in Biodiversity.  Invited presentation in workshop on “The Rise of Cities - Adaptive Solutions for Urbanization in Desert, Coastal, and Tropical Regions.” Ecological Society of America Globalization Meeting, Merida, Mexico. January 11.
Gade, K.J. and Hoski Schaafsma.  2005.  What does ‘invasive mean? Using local environmental conditions and species traits to sharpen the definition.  ASTM Committee E47 Invasive Species Symposium, Reno, NV.  April 19.
Gade, K.J. and A.P. Kinzig. 2005.  Ecological paradigms and landscape plantings along freeways: a case study from Melbourne, Australia.  Presentation at the Graduates in Earth, Life, and Social Sciences 2005 Symposium, Tempe, AZ.  February 11.
Gade, K.J.  2004.  The role of transportation corridors in plant migration: focus on nitrogen.  Invited presentation at the Road Ecology Symposium at the Ecological Society of Australia conference, Adelaide University, South Australia.  December 9.
Gade, K.J.  The role of transportation corridors in plant migration.  Invited presentation at VicRoads Environmental Officer Forum, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia.  December 8.
Gade, K.J.  2004.  Urban ecology and roadside vegetation in Phoenix, Arizona.  Oral presentation at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne, Australia.  November 18.
Gade, K.J.  2004.  Plant migration along highway corridors.  Oral presentation at the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Community Ecology Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.  February 21.
Gade, K.J. and G.D. Jenerette, organizers.  2003.  Case Studies in Short-term Collaborative Research.  Workshop at the U.S. Long Term Ecological Research Network All Scientist Meeting (LTER ASM), Seattle, Washington.  September 21.
Gade, K.J.,W. Bigler, T. Collins, E. Ng, J. Parker, and L. Stabler.  2003. Interdisciplinary Research in Urban Ecology: A Study of EastlakePark.  Oral presentation at the U.S. LTER ASM, Seattle, Washington.  September 21.
Gade, K.J.,W. Bigler, T. Collins, E. Ng, J. Parker, and L. Stabler.  2003. From Horse-Drawn Streetcars to Light Rail: The Legacy of Segregation at EastlakePark.  Oral presentation at Life, Earth and Social Sciences Graduate Research Symposium, Tempe, Arizona.  February 21.
Gade, K.J., W. Bigler, T. Collins, E. Ng, J. Parker, and L.B. Stabler2002.  EastlakePark: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Urban Ecology.  Oral presentation at Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Tucson, Arizona.  August.
Gade, K.J.  2002.  Engaging Geography in Urban Ecology (Sponsored by CAP LTER).  Invited talk at American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Los Angeles. March 23. Bigler, W., T. Collins, K.J. Gade, E. Ng, J. Parker, and L.B. Stabler.  2002.  From Horse-Drawn Streetcars to Light Rail: Social and Ecological Roles at EastlakePark.  Oral presentation at the CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting.  ArizonaStateUniversity.  February 4.


Posters

Gade, K.J., 2006. “The role of transportation corridors in plant migration in and around Phoenix, Arizona, an arid urban area.” Poster presented at CAP LTER Eighth Annual Poster Symposium. January 19.

Schaafsma, H. and K.J. Gade.  2006.  “The cultural perception, science, and policy of changing landscape processes: how an invasive species is defined and implications for national and international policies.”  Poster presented at Ecological Society of America Globalization Meeting, Merida, Mexico. January 11.

Gade, K.J. and H. Schaafsma.  2006.  “Useful yesterday, invasive today: landscape pattern, process, perceptions, and the history of salt cedar (Tamarix spp.) in the U.S.”  Poster presented at Ecological Society of America Globalization Meeting, Merida, Mexico. January 10.

Gade, K.J., 2005. “The role of transportation corridors in plant migration in and around Phoenix, Arizona, an arid urban area.” Poster presented at the International Conference on Ecology and Transportation Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.  August 30.

Gade, K.J. and A.P. Kinzig, 2005. The role of nitrogen in plant migration along freeway corridors in Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented at CAP LTER Seventh Annual Poster Symposium. January 19.

Schaafsma, H. andK.J. Gade.  2003. Pattern versus process: are invasive species really the problem?  Poster presented at the Invasive Plants in Natural and Managed Systems conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  November 6.

Schaafsma, H., K.J. Gade, M. Elliott, C. Meegan, D. Crider, and S. Swanson. 2003.  Investigating Environmental and Social Heterogeneity in a Landscape Perspective: A Hohokam Case Study.  Poster presented at CAP LTER Poster Symposium, ArizonaStateUniversity.  February 19.

Hall, S.J., N.B. Grimm, S. L. Collins, K.J. Gade, D. Hope, G.D. Jenerette, A. Kinzig, J.D. Schade, R. Sponseller, J.R. Welter, W. Wu, T. Johns, M. Luck, R. Erickson, and C. Kochert.  2002.  NOx emissions and uptake by urban soils.  Poster presented at 2002 CAP LTER Poster Symposium, ArizonaStateUniversity.  January 17.

Gade, K.J.  2001.  Use of Native and Non-native Trees in Urban Landscaping: Analysis of Various Species.  Poster presented at Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin.  August. 

Gade, K.J. and A.P. Kinzig.  2001.  Native and Non-native Trees in Phoenix: Ecosystem Services and Landscaping Values.  Poster presented at 2001 CAP LTER Poster Symposium, ArizonaStateUniversity.  January 19.

Jenerette, G.D., K.J. Gade, N.B. Grimm, D. Hope, M. Luck, W. Marussich, and J. Roach.  2001.  The ecological footprint workshop: Creating an ecological and social sciences interface.  Poster presented at 2001 CAP LTER Poster Symposium, ArizonaStateUniversity.  January 19.

Gade, K.J., M. Gleason, C. Heins, R. Self, M. Burford, and G. Linder.  1996.  Comparison of Sediment Chemistry, Bioassay, and Tissue Residue Data at an Environmentally Contaminated Site. Poster presented at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, WashingtonD.C.

Gleason, M. G., J. Mire, K.J. Gade, T. Allison, and L. Weil. 1995.  Promoting environmental protection during economic development in a growth region of Indonesia.  Poster presented at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C.

Technical Reports

Tetra Tech EM, Inc.  1998.  "Validation Study for Sites 11, 28, and 29, Final Work Plan/Field Sampling Plan, Naval Station Treasure Island, San Francisco, California."  Engineering Field Activity West, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, San Bruno, California.  February 23. (Main author and project manager)

PRC Environmental Management, Inc.  1996.  "Naval Air Station Alameda, California, Operable Unit 4 Ecological Assessment, Revision 2." Department of the Navy, Engineering Field Activity West, San Bruno, California.  July.  (Co-author)

PRC Environmental Management, Inc.  1996.  Barelang Environmental Master Plan, Phase 2 Final Report.  Batam Industrial Development Authority, Jakarta, Indonesia.  May.  (Co-author, Environmental Planning section and field team leader)

Gade, K.J.  1993.  Comparison of leaf tissue losses by riparian trees and an invading plant in a tropical island stream.  Student research paper for University of California, Berkeley Integrative Biology 158, The Biology and Geomorphology of Tropical Islands, Mo orea, French Polynesia.

Gade, K.J.  1993.  The effects of urbanization on Strawberry Creek: a baseline water quality study.  Senior project for University of California, Berkeley Environmental Science 196, Senior Research Seminar in Environmental Science.

Service
ASUSchool of Life Sciences Graduate Student Association, Vice President.  May 2004 – May 2005.

ASU IGERT in Urban Ecology, Senior Fellow.  August 2002 – present.

Organizing Committee, Graduates in Earth, Life, and Social Sciences Research Symposium. 2000-present, including chair of food, judging, and keynote speaker activities during different years.

Professional Memberships

American Association of Geographers

Ecological Society of America

General Background

I have experience in managing and providing support on technical projects, including ecological risk assessment and regional resource and property assessment; using geographic information systems (GIS) to analyze and present data; researching natural history, toxicology, and environmental regulations; and chemical and geologic sample database management.  Research I completed during my undergraduate career focused on stream ecology projects in an urban environment and on the island of Mo orea, French Polynesia.  I have conducted and assisted with ecological risk assessments in upland, wetland, and aquatic environments to evaluate potential effects of multiple chemicals released to the environment.  I have experience in assessing human impacts to land, the condition of habitat areas, and identification of areas for protection, as well as mapping areas from land-collected and aerial data.


Employment History And Selected Project Experience

Tetra Tech EM, Inc. (formerly PRC Environmental Management, Inc.)  San Francisco, CA.

Ecological Risk Assessor and Consultant.  June 1993 – July 2000

MareIsland Naval Shipyard, Engineering Field Activity West, San Francisco, California, 1999-2000 – Assisted with writing and review of the ecological risk assessments for aquatic and terrestrial areas at MareIsland.

Delatte Metals Ecological Risk Assessment, U.S. EPA, Louisiana, 1999 - I developed food chain models and compiled toxicological assessment information for the risk assessment of this swamp and upland Superfund site contaminated with metals from a battery recycling operation.

Environmental Assessment of Wireless Antenna Sites, Pacific BellMobile Services, San Francisco, California, 1997-1998 - I managed a project assisting Pacific Bell Mobile Services with property assessments in preparation for installation of telecommunications antennas.  The assessments included completion of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) checklists for environmental effects and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Transaction Screening Questionnaires for each site.  Some sites required additional investigations, including special species or historic building surveys.

Naval Station Treasure Island, Engineering Field Activity West, San Francisco, California, 1996-1998 - I was the project manager for both terrestrial and offshore ecological risk assessments at Naval Station Treasure Island.  These projects included offshore sediment sampling, utility clearance tasks, and upland field validation studies as well as report writing and negotiation with regulatory agencies.

Environmental Master Plan for Barelang, Batam Industrial Development Agency, Batam, Indonesia, 1995-1998 - I coordinated the writing and production of an Environmental Master Plan for the Barelang region of Indonesia.  I led a field team in Indonesia to produce a baseline survey of the region s natural resources, and prepared habitat maps and revised land use maps for the region.  I also assisted in writing the natural resources inventory section of the report, including general and specific land use recommendations based on the field work.  I also used GIS to produce maps for both the Environmental Master Plan and a Coastal Zone Profile project for the Barelang region.

Naval Air Station Alameda, Engineering Field Activity West, Alameda, CA, 1995-1997 -I assisted with the offshore data analysis and the planning of the terrestrial ecological risk assessment at Naval Air Station (NAS) Alameda.  I co-authored the follow-on ecological assessment and conducted offshore and wetland field work at NAS Alameda.

University of California, Berkeley

Student, Environmental Science - Biology Emphasis.  Aug 1989 - Dec 1993

Student Assistant, Spring Semester 1993 (Environmental Science 199 - Supervised Independent Study): Student instructor for discussion section in Environmental Science 10 at UC Berkeley.  3-4 hours/week.

Student Supervisor, Circulation Department of Main Library, UC Berkeley, 1991-1993: Supervised team of up to 10 students, assigning tasks for library stacks maintenance.  Started as student employee in 1990. 12-20 hours/week.

Student Assistant, Spring Semester 1991 (Computer Science 300 - Teaching Practice): Student assistant for two laboratory sections of Interdisciplinary Studies 110 (MacPascal programming) at UC Berkeley.  4 hours/week.


Continuing Education

University of California, Berkeley Extension

Terrestrial Resource Ecology.  Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management.  Fall 1999.

Geology and Geochemistry of Hazardous Wastes.  1996.

Contaminant Transport in Groundwater.  1995.

San FranciscoStateUniversity

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (ArcInfo and ArcView).  1998.

Database Management for GIS. 1998.

Cartographic Design for GIS: ArcPlot and ArcView. 1998.

Journal Articles

2005

Sabo, J. L., R. A. Sponseller, M. Dixon, K. Gade, T. K. Harms, J. B. Heffernan, A. Jani, G. Katz, C. Soykan, J. Watts and J. R. Welter. 2005. Riparian areas harbor different, not more, species. Ecology 86(1):56-62. DOI: 10.1890/04-0668.

Posters

2015

Gade, K., S. Olmsted, D. Anderson, T. Anderson, C. Beck and J. DeFlorio. 2015. Extreme weather vulnerability assessment – ADOT pilot study for transportation infrastructure. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, SKysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2011

Gade, K. 2011. Roadside maintenance practices influence plant migration along freeways. Poster presented at January 12-13, 2011, CAP LTER 13th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2007

Durward, C. M. and K. J. Gade. 2007. Dry nitrogen deposition on the highway verge. Poster presented at January 10, 2007, CAP LTER Ninth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.. (link )

Gade, K. J. 2007. Ecological paradigms and landscape plantings along freeways: A case study from Melbourne, Australia. Poster presented at January 10, 2007, CAP LTER Ninth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2006

Durward, C. and K. Gade. 2006. Dry nitrogen deposition on the highway verge. Poster presented at May 3, 2006, Community of Undergraduate Research Scholars (COURS) Poster Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Gade, K. J. and A. P. Kinzig. 2006. The role of transportation corridors in plant migration in and around Phoenix, Arizona, an arid urban area. Poster presented at January 19, 2006, CAP LTER Eighth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Gade, K. J. and A. P. Kinzig. 2006. The role of transportation corridors in plant migration in and around Phoenix, Arizona, an arid urban area. Poster presented at September 20-23, 2006, Long Term Ecological Research Network, All Scientist Meeting, YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO.

Gade, K. J. and H. Schaafsma. 2006. Useful yesterday, invasive today: Landscape pattern, process, perceptions, and the history of salt cedar (Tamarix spp.) in the U.S. and implications for global species movements. Poster presented at January 8-12, 2006, Ecological Society of America Meeting, Ecology in an Era of Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities for Environmental Scientists in the Americas, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.

Schaafsma, H. and K. J. Gade. 2006. The cultural perception, science, and policy of changing landscape processes: How an invasive species is defined and implications for national and international policies. Poster presented at January 8-12, 2006, Ecological Society of America Meeting, Ecology in an Era of Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities for Environmental Scientists in the Americas, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.

2005

Gade, K. and A. P. Kinzig. 2005. Ecological paradigms and landscape plantings along freeways: A case study from Melbourne, Australia. Poster presented at February 11, 2005, Graduates in Earth, Life, and Social Sciences Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Gade, K. 2005. The role of transportation corridors in plant migration in and around Phoenix, Arizona, an arid urban region. Poster presented at August 30, 2005, International Conference on Ecology and Transportation Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Gade, K. and A. P. Kinzig. 2005. The role of nitrogen in plant migration along freeway corridors in Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented at January 9, 2005, CAP LTER Seventh Annual Poster Symposium, International Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Schaafsma, H. and K. Gade. 2005. Pattern versus process: Are invasive species really the problem?. Poster presented at the American Society for Testing Materials Symposium: Invasive Species: Their ecological impacts and alternatives for control, Reno, NV.

2004

Gade, K. and H. Schaafsma. 2004. The Sonoran Desert: A palimpsest of prehistoric and modern human activities. Poster presented at July 30-August 7, 200, 89th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR.

2003

Elliott, M., K. Gade, H. Schaafsma, C. M. Meegan and S. Swanson. 2003. Investigating environmental and social heterogeneity in a landscape perspective: A Hohokam case study. Poster presented at February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. (link )

Gade, K., W. Bigler, T. W. Collins, E. Ng, J. Parker and L. B. Stabler. 2003. From horse-drawn streetcars to light rail: The legacy of segregation at Eastlake Park. Poster presented at February, 21, 2003, Fourth Annual Meeting of the Life, Earth and Social Sciences Graduate Research Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Schaafsma, H. and K. Gade. 2003. Pattern versus process: Are invasive species really the problem?. Poster presented at November 3-8, 2003, Invasive Plants in Natural and Managed Systems: Linking Science and Management and 7th International Conference on the Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Schaafsma, H. and K. Gade. 2003. Pattern versus process: Are invasive species really the problem? Team Tamarisk: Cooperating for results. Poster presented at March 31-April 2, 2003, Meeting of the National Invasive Species Council and the US Department of Interior, Albuquerque, NM.

Schaafsma, H., K. Gade and J. M. Briggs. 2003. Anthropogenic changes in the Sonoran Desert landscape from prehistory to the present. Poster presented at September 18-21, 2003, Annual Meeting of the Long Term Research Network All Scientist Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Schaafsma, H., K. Gade and J. M. Briggs. 2003. Changes in the Sonoran desert landscape from prehistory to the present. Poster presented at September 18-21, 2003, Long Term Ecological Research Network, All Scientists Meeting, Seattle WA.

Swanson, S., D. Crider, C. M. Meegan, M. Elliott, K. Gade and H. Schaafsma. 2003. Long-term cultural and ecological responses to change in climate in Central Arizona AD 900-AD1200. Poster presented at February 21, 2003, Fourth Annual Meeting of the Graduates in Earth, Life and Social Sciences Research Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Swanson, S., D. Crider, C. M. Meegan, M. Elliott, K. Gade and H. Schaafsma. 2003. Long-term cultural and ecological responses to changes in climate in Central Arizona AD 900-AD 1200. Poster presented at February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2002

Bigler, W., T. W. Collins, K. Gade, E. Ng, J. Parker and L. B. Stabler. 2002. From horse drawn streetcars to light rail and ecological roles at Eastlake Park. Poster presented at January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Gade, K., W. Bigler, T. W. Collins, E. Ng, J. Parker and L. B. Stabler. 2002. From horse-drawn streetcars to light rail. Poster presented at August 4-9, 2002, 87th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Tucson, AZ.

Hall, S. J., N. B. Grimm, S. L. Collins, K. Gade, D. Hope, D. Jenerette, A. P. Kinzig, J. D. Schade, R. A. Sponseller, J. R. Welter, W. Wu, T. Johns, M. A. Luck, R. E. Erickson and C. Kochert. 2002. NOx emissions and uptake by urban soils. Poster presented at January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2001

Gade, K. 2001. Use of native and non-native trees in urban landscaping: Analysis of various species. Poster presented at August 6-8, 2001, 86th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Madison, WI.

Gade, K. and A. P. Kinzig. 2001. Native and non-native trees in Phoenix: Ecosystem services and landscaping values. Poster presented at the January 19, 2001, CAP LTER 3rd Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Jenerette, D., K. Gade, N. B. Grimm, D. Hope, M. A. Luck, W. A. Marussich and W. J. Roach. 2001. The ecological footprint workshop: Creating an ecological and social sciences interface. Poster presented at January 19, 2001,CAP LTER Third Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ. (link )

Presentations

2006

Gade, K. 2006. Nitrogen fertilization effects on roadside plant growth: A greenhouse seedbank experiment. Presentation at September 18, 2006, CAP LTER All Scientist Meeting, Graduate Student Summer Research Presentations, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Gade, K. and A. P. Kinzig. 2006. The role of freeway corridors in native and non-native plant migration in and around metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. Presentation at August 6-11, 2006, 91st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN.

2005

Gade, K. and H. Schaafsma. 2005. What does "invasive" mean? Using local environmental conditions and species traits to sharpen the definition. Presentation at May 16-19, 2005, American Society for Testing and Materials Symposium: Invasive Species: Their ecological impact and alternatives for control. Reno, NV.

Schaafsma, H. and K. Gade. 2005. Pattern versus process: Where shall we allocate our resources?. Presentation at May 16-19, 2005, American Society for Testing and Materials. Symposium: Invasive Species: Their Ecological Impacts and Alternatives for Control. Reno, NV.

2004

Gade, K. 2004. The role of transportation corridors in plant migration: Focus on nitrogen. Presentation at December 9, 2004, Ecological Society of Australia conference, Adelaide University, South Australia.

Gade, K. 2004. Plant migration along highway corridors. Presentation at February 21, 2004, CAP LTER First Annual Urban Community Ecology Symposium, Tempe, AZ.

Gade, K. 2004. Urban ecology and roadside vegetation in Phoenix, AZ. Presentation November 18, 2004, at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne, Australia.

2003

Gade, K., W. Bigler, T. W. Collins, E. Ng, J. Parker and L. B. Stabler. 2003. Interdisciplinary research in urban ecology: A study of Eastlake Park. Presentation at September 18-21, 2003, Annual Meeting of the Long Term Ecological Research Network, All Scientist Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Thesis (PhD)

2010

Gade, K. J. 2010. Plant migration along freeways in and around an arid urban area: Phoenix, Arizona. PhD dissertation. Arizona State University. (link )