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Paige Warren

Paige Warren

Research Assistant Professor, Natural Resources Conservation, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

pswarren@eco.umass.edu

413-545-0061

Natural Resources Conservation, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Holdsworth Hall
Amherst, MA 01003

Titles

  • Research Assistant Professor, Natural Resources Conservation, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Biography

Dr. Warren’s research seeks to understand processes generating and maintaining biological diversity in a world that is becoming increasingly dominated by humans. Research in the lab spans the species, community and landscape levels and focuses on the impacts of urbanization on animals. Rapid urbanization is one of the greatest challenges facing conservation biology, with many cities growing in area faster than in population. In addition, the highly managed nature of a city landscape provides biologists with some unique opportunities to understand both the role of humans in altering patterns of biological diversity and the role of behavior in limiting animal distributions. A guiding principle for Dr. Warren’s research is that the typical indices of urbanization, such as human population density, describe only a portion of the habitat structure that is important for wildlife. Human behaviors, values, and resource consumption levels can influence the habitat and resource availability for birds and other organisms.

Education

  • PhD, Zoology, University of Texas-Austin
  • BA, Biology (Highest Honors), University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

External Links

Journal Articles

2017

Banville, M. J., H. L. Bateman, S. R. Earl and P. S. Warren. 2017. Decadal declines in bird abundance and diversity in urban riparian zones. Landscape and Urban Planning 159(Mar):48-61. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2016.09.026. (link )

Cheng, C., R. I. Ryan, P. S. Warren and C. Nicolson. 2017. Exploring stakeholders' perceptions of urban growth scenarios for metropolitan Boston (USA): The relationship between urban trees and perceived density. Cities and the Environment 10(1):Art. 7. (link )

2014

Aronson, M. F., F. A. La Sorte, C. H. Nilon, M. V. Katti, M. A. Goddard, C. A. Lepczyk, P. S. Warren, N. S. Williams, S. Cilliers, B. Clarkson, C. Dobbs, R. Dolan, M. Hedblom, S. Klotz, J. L. Koojimans, I. Kühn, I. McGregor-Fors, M. McDonnell, U. Mortberg, P. Pyšek, S. Siebert, J. Sushinsky, P. Werner and M. Winter. 2014. A global analysis of the impacts of urbanization on bird and plant diversity reveals key anthropogenic drivers. Proceedings of the Royal Society 281(1780):20133330. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2013.3330 . (link )

Danford, R., C. Cheng, M. W. Strohbach, R. L. Ryan, C. Nicolson and P. S. Warren. 2014. What does it take to achieve equitable urban tree canopy distribution? A Boston case study. Cities and the Environment 7(1):Art. 2. (link )

2012

Lerman, S. B., P. S. Warren, H. Gan and E. Shochat. 2012. Linking foraging decisions to residential yard bird composition. PLoS One 7(8):e43497. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043497. (link )

2011

Lerman, S. B. and P. S. Warren. 2011. The conservation value of residential yards: Linking birds and people. Ecological Applications 21(4):1327-1339. (link )

2010

Mayer, P., N. B. Grimm, C. A. Lepczyk, J. Pickett, R. V. Pouyat and P. S. Warren. 2010. Urban ecosystem research joins mainstream ecology. Nature 467:153. DOI: 10.1038/467153b. (link )

Shochat, E., S. B. Lerman, J. M. Anderies, P. S. Warren, S. H. Faeth and C. H. Nilon. 2010. Invasion, competition, and biodiversity loss in urban ecosystems. BioScience 60(3):199-208. DOI: 10.1525/bio.2010.60.3.6. (link )

2008

Walker, J. S., R. C. Balling, J. M. Briggs, M. V. Katti, P. S. Warren and E. A. Wentz. 2008. Birds of a feather: Interpolating distribution patterns of urban birds. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 32(1):19-28. DOI: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2007.02.001. (link )

Warren, P. S., S. B. Lerman and N. D. Charney. 2008. Letter to the Editor: Plants of a feather: Spatial autocorrelation of gardening practices in suburban neighborhoolds. Biological Conservation 141(1):3-4. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2007.10.005.

2006

Farber, S., R. Costanza, D. L. Childers, J. Erickson, K. Gross, J. M. Grove, C. Hopkinson, J. Kahn, S. Pincetl, A. Troy, P. S. Warren and M. Wilson. 2006. An ecosystem services framework that links science, values and environmental decision-making. BioScience 56(2):121-133.

Shochat, E., P. S. Warren and S. H. Faeth. 2006. Future directions in urban ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21(12):661-662. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2006.09.007. (link )

Shochat, E., P. S. Warren, S. H. Faeth, N. E. McIntyre and D. Hope. 2006. From patterns to emerging processes in mechanistic urban ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21(4):186-191. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2005.11.019. (link )

Warren, P. S., M. V. Katti, M. Ermann and A. J. Brazel. 2006. Urban bioacoustics: It's not just noise. Animal Behaviour 71(3):491-502. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2005.07.014. (link )

Warren, P. S., C. Tripler, D. Bolger, S. H. Faeth, N. Huntly, C. A. Lepczyk, J. L. Meyer, C. Parker, E. Shochat and J. S. Walker. 2006. Urban food webs: Predators, prey, and the people who feed them. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 87(4):387-393. DOI: 10.1890/0012-9623(2006)87[387:UFWPPA]2.0.CO;2. (link )

2005

Faeth, S. H., P. S. Warren, E. Shochat and W. A. Marussich. 2005. Trophic dynamics in urban communities. BioScience 55(5):399-407. (link )

Kinzig, A. P., P. S. Warren, C. A. Martin, D. Hope and M. V. Katti. 2005. The effects of socioeconomic and cultural characteristics on urban patterns of biodiversity. Ecology and Society 10(1):23. (link )

2004

Katti, M. V. and P. S. Warren. 2004. Research focus: Tits, noise, and urban bioacoustics. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 19(3):109-110. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2003.12.006. (link )

Martin, C. A., P. S. Warren and A. P. Kinzig. 2004. Neighborhood socioeconomic status is a useful predictor of perennial landscape vegetation in residential neighborhoods and embedded small parks of Phoenix, Arizona. Landscape and Urban Planning 69(4):355-368. (link )

2003

Martin, C. A., P. S. Warren and A. P. Kinzig. 2003. Landscape vegetation in small urban parks and surrounding neighborhoods: Are socioeconomic characteristics a useful predictor of vegetation taxa richness and abundance?. Hortscience 38(5):733. (link )

1986

Brown, B. T. and P. L. Warren. 1986. A descriptive analysis of woody riparian vegetation at quitobaquito springs oasis, organ pipe cactus national monument, arizona. Ariz. Coop. Natl. Park Resour. Studies Unit Tech. Rep. 16p.

Book Chapters

2012

Lepczyk, C. A., P. S. Warren, L. Machabee, A. P. Kinzig and A. Mertig. 2012. Who feeds the birds? A comparison across regions. Pp. 267-286 In: Lepczyk, C. A. and P. S. Warren eds., Studies in Avian Biology:Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation. Cooper Ornithological Society, University of California Press.

2011

Swan, C. M., S. T. Pickett, K. Szlavecz, P. S. Warren and K. T. Willey. 2011. Biodiversity and community composition in urban ecosystem studies: Coupled human, spatial, and metacommuunity processes. Pp. 179-186 In: Niemela, J., J. H. Breuste, T. Elmqvist, G. Gutenspergen, P. James and N. E. McIntyre eds., Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications. Oxford University Press.

2010

Warren, P. S., S. L. Harlan, C. G. Boone, S. B. Lerman, E. Shochat and A. P. Kinzig. 2010. Urban ecology and human social organization. Pp. 172-201 In: Gaston, K. J. ed., Urban Ecology. Cambridge University Press and the British Ecological Society.

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 )

2016

Burnette, R. K., P. S. Warren, S. B. Lerman, H. L. Bateman, K. L. Larson and J. Hoffmann. 2016. Linking residential landscape, socioeconomic status, and perceptions to bird diversity. 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 )

2015

Banville, M. J., H. L. Bateman, S. R. Earl and P. S. Warren. 2015. Urbanization contributes to simplified riparian bird communities. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annaul CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2014

Banville, M. J., H. L. Bateman, S. R. Earl and P. S. Warren. 2014. Long-term changes in urban riparian bird communities. Poster presented at the 16th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientists Meeting, Jnauary 17, 2014, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2013

Warren, P. S., C. Nicolson, M. Stohbach, R. L. Ryan, C. Polsky, C. Chen, R. Danford and V. Wolff. 2013. Quantifying effects of urban growth and urban greening – preliminary results from a stakeholder-driven scenario analysis. Poster presented at the 11 January 2013, 15th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting 2013, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2012

Aronson, M. F., M. V. Katti, F. A. La Sorte, C. H. Nilon, P. S. Warren, M. A. Goddard, C. A. Lepczyk and N. S. Williams. 2012. What concrete jungle? A global analysis of urban biodiversity. 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.

2009

Lerman, S. B. and P. S. Warren. 2009. Birds, habitat, and socioeconoimc factors: Exploring the relationships in a residential landscape. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at 11th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Poster Symposium, January 15, 2009, Global Institute of Sustainability. (link )

2008

Lerman, S. B. and P. S. Warren. 2008. Foraging decisions, bird community structure and residential landscapes: Finding the links. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Warren, P. S., S. B. Lerman and S. L. Harlan. 2008. Do people notice birds?. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2007

Lerman, S. B. and P. S. Warren. 2007. Landscape design and bird community structure in Phoenix, Arizona: Management implications. Poster presented at the January 10, 2007 CAP LTER Ninth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.. (link )

Lerman, S. B. and P. S. Warren. 2007. Urban landscape design and bird community structure in Phoenix, Arizona: Management implications. San Jose McEnery Conference Center. Poster presented at the August 6-10, 2007 Ecological Restoration in a Changing World at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America held with the Society for Ecological Restoration 18th International Conference, San Jose, CA.

Shochat, E., J. Lobo, J. M. Anderies, P. S. Warren, S. H. Faeth and C. H. Nilon. 2007. Productivity, inequality, and biodiversity loss in human-dominated ecosystems. Poster presented at the January 10, 2007 CAP LTER Ninth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.. (link )

2006

Faeth, S. H., W. A. Marussich, P. S. Warren and E. Shochat. 2006. Trophic dynamics in urban ecosystems. Poster presented at the 19 January 2006 CAP LTER 8th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Gries, C., D. Hope, N. B. Grimm, S. H. Faeth, C. A. Martin, P. S. Warren, J. Hutchins, C. L. Redman, W. L. Stefanov, M. S. Moeller and J. W. Edmonds. 2006. Long-term monitoring data at CAP. Poster presented at the 19 January 2006 CAP LTER 8th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Warren, P. S., C. A. Lepczyk, S. Lerman, L. Machabee and A. P. Kinzig. 2006. Who feeds the birds?. Poster presented at the April 2006, Conserving Birds in Human-Dominated Landscapes Symposium.

Warren, P. S., P. E. Tarrant, E. Adley, J. M. Grove, E. Shochat and S. H. Faeth. 2006. Humans in the urban food web: Emerging insights from Phoenix and Baltimore. Poster presented at the 19 January 2006 CAP LTER 8th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2005

Faeth, S. H., P. S. Warren, E. Shochat and W. A. Marussich. 2005. Urban trophic dynamics. Poster presented at the 19 January 2005 CAP LTER Seventh Annual Poster Symposium, International Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Martin, C. A., P. S. Warren and A. P. Kinzig. 2005. Tree composition in small urban parks and surrounding neighborhoods of Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented at the 19 January 2005 CAP LTER Seventh Annual Poster Symposium, International Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Warren, P. S. and E. Adley. 2005. Effects of landscaping type and predators on avian ground-foraging behavior in Phoenix parks. Poster presented at the 19 January 2005 CAP LTER Seventh Annual Poster Symposium, International Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2004

Warren, P. S., D. Hope, S. L. Harlan, A. M. Kirby, D. G. Casagrande, N. S. Jones and A. P. Kinzig. 2004. Correlated ecological and social variation in the urban landscape: Exploring potential causes and consequences. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ.

Warren, P. S., M. V. Katti and M. Ermann. 2004. Urban bioacoustics: It's not just noise. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. (link )

2003

Martin, C. A., P. S. Warren and A. P. Kinzig. 2003. Landscape vegetation in small urban parks and surrounding neighborhoods: Are socioeconomic characteristics a useful predictor of vegetation taxa richness and abundance?. Presented at February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Warren, P. S., A. P. Kinzig, M. Cox, J. Grove, C. A. Martin and C. H. Nilon. 2003. Human socioeconomic factors predict avian diversity in two cities. Presented at February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2002

Warren, P. S. and A. P. Kinzig. 2002. Human imprints on ecological characteristics of urban parks. Poster presented at January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2001

Warren, P. S. and A. P. Kinzig. 2001. Ecological and social factors predicting avian diversity in urban parks. Poster presented at the January 19, 2001, CAP LTER Third Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ. (link )

Presentations

2016

Warren, P. S. 2016. Anthropogenic resource subsidies and the domestication of urban biota. Presentation at the ESA Annual Meeting 2016: Novel Ecosystems in the Anthropocene, 7-12 August 2016, Fort Lauderdale, FL. (link )

2015

Warren, P. S., A. P. Kinzig and C. G. Boone. 2015. Socioecological linkages in cities and the rise in interdisciplinary research. Presentation at the Ecological Science at the Frontier: Celebrating the ESA Centennial 1915-2015, 9-14 August 2015, Baltimore, Maryland. (link )

2014

Cheng, C., P. S. Warren, R. L. Ryan and C. Nicolson. 2014. Planning in the linked social-ecological systems: A conceptual framework and a case for the BMA ULTRA-ex Project. Presentation at the edra45: Building with Change, May 28-31, 2014, New Orleans, LA. (link )

2012

Polsky, C., P. S. Warren, C. L. Ryan, C. Nicolson and E. Strauss. 2012. Urban ecology in greater Boston: Integrating observations, perceptions and needs in an ULTRA-ex project. Presented February 25, 2012 at the AAG 2012 Annual Meeting, New York, NY, February 24-28, 2012.

2011

Lerman, S. B., P. S. Warren and E. Shochat. 2011. Foraging decisions, bird community structure, and residential landscapes: A mechanistic approach to explain the decline of urban bird diversity. Presentation at the 7-12 August 2011 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

2009

Lerman, S. B. and P. S. Warren. 2009. Birds, habitat, an urban gradient and socioeconomic factors: Exploring the relationships in a residential landscape. Presentation at the June 2009 Symposium on Managing Residential Landscapes for Wildlife at the Urban Wildlife Ecology and Management Conference, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

Lerman, S. B. and P. S. Warren. 2009. Birds, habitat, an urban gradient, and socioeconomic factors: Exploring the relationships in a residential landscape. Presentation at the August 2-7, 2009 94th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM.

2006

Lepczyk, C. A., P. S. Warren, L. Machabee and A. P. Kinzig. 2006. For the birds-a comparison of human activities related to avian food webs between Phoenix, Arizona and southeastern Michigan. Presentation at the 6-11 August 2006 symposium, "The Urban Food Web: How Humans Alter the State and Interactions of Trophic Dynamics" at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN.

Lepczyk, C. A., P. S. Warren, L. Machabee, A. M. Pigeon, A. P. Kinzig, C. H. Flather, V. C. Radeloff and R. B. Hammer. 2006. Introduction and overview: Past knowledge and examples of new urban research. Invited symposium, New Directions in Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation, at the 2006 North American Ornithological Congress, Veracruz, Mexico.

Shochat, E., P. S. Warren, S. H. Faeth and J. M. Anderies. 2006. Linking community structure to biodiversity in urban settings: why is species diversity lower in cities?. Presentation at the 6-11 August 2006 symposium, The Urban Food Web: How Humans Alter the State and Interactions of Trophic Dynamics at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN.

Warren, P. S., J. M. Grove, P. E. Tarrant, E. Adley, S. B. Lerman and E. Shochat. 2006. Humans in the urban food web: Insights from integrating social and biophysical science approaches in Phoenix and Baltimore. Presentation at the 6-11 August 2006 symposium, "The Urban Food Web: How Humans Alter the State and Interactions of Trophic Dynamics" at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN.

2005

Warren, P. S. and E. Adley. 2005. Effects of predators and landscaping type on avian ground foraging behavior in Phoenix parks. Presented at the 7-12 August 2005 90th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Montreal, Canada.

2004

Hope, D., C. Gries, J. P. Kaye, W. Zhu, G. Stuart, J. Oleson, M. V. Katti, P. S. Warren and N. B. Grimm. 2004. How do humans restructure the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert?. Presented at July 30-August 7, 2004, 89th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR.

Warren, P. S. 2004. Welcome to the CAP LTER Urban Community Ecology Symposium. Presentation at the 21 February 2004, CAP LTER 1st Annual Urban Community Ecology Symposium, Tempe, AZ.

Warren, P. S., M. V. Katti and M. Ermann. 2004. Urban bioacoustics - It's not just noise. Invited talk at the June 2004, Symposium on Behavior and Environment, Animal Behaviour Society, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Warren, P. S., A. P. Kinzig, J. M. Grove, C. H. Nilon and M. Cox. 2004. Human socioeconomic status and avian diversity: Exploring potential mechanisms. Presentation at the 21 February 2004, CAP LTER 1st Annual Urban Community Ecology Symposium' Tempe, AZ. (link )

2003

Warren, P. S., C. H. Nilon, A. P. Kinzig, M. Cox, J. M. Grove and C. A. Martin. 2003. Human socioeconomic factors and avian diversity: A cross-site comparison. Presented at the August 2003 Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA.

2002

Kinzig, A. P., P. S. Warren, J. M. Grove, C. A. Martin, D. Hope and C. L. Redman. 2002. Biodiversity in modern habitats. Presented at 16 February 2002, American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Warren, P. S., A. P. Kinzig and C. A. Martin. 2002. Ecological characteristics of urban parks show different human imprints. Presented at 4-9 August 2002, 87th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Tucson, AZ.

Conference Papers

2013

Ryan, R. L., P. S. Warren, C. Nicolson, C. Cheng, R. Danford and M. W. Strohbach. 2013. Scenario planning for the Boston metropolitan region: Exploring environmental and social implications of alternative futures. Pp. 74-80 Proceedings of Fabios Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning. Fabios Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning.

2005

Hope, D., C. Gries, P. S. Warren, M. V. Katti, G. Stuart, J. Oleson and J. P. Kaye. 2005. How do humans restructure the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert?. Pp. 189-194 2004 May 11-15, Tucson, AZ, USDA Forest Service RMRS-P-26, Fort Collins, CO.

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 )