Riley Andrade

email: rileyandrade[at]
PhD Student, Geography
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University

My research focuses on human-environment geography in urban green space, such as parks and residential yards, with implications for ecological community dynamics, ecosystem change, and urban sustainability. The main question that frames my research is: How do human attitudes and behaviors interact with the biophysical properties of cities to affect ecosystem functioning, biodiversity outcomes, and human well-being? 


Larson, K. L., Corley, E., Hall, S., York, A., Andrade, R., Childers, D., Coseo, P., Hondula, D. M., & Meerow, S. 2019. Subjective evaluations of ecosystem services and disservices: an approach to creating robust survey scales. Ecology and Society, 24(2), 1-10

Andrade, R., Larson, K. L., Franklin, J., & Hondula, D.M., 2019. Social-spatial analyses of attitudes towards the desert in a Southwestern U.S. city. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2019.1580498

Warren, P., Lerman, S.B., Andrade, R., Bateman, H.L., & Larson, K.L., 2019. The more things change: Species losses detected in Phoenix despite stability in bird-socioeconomic relationships. Ecosphere, 10(3), 1-22

Franklin, J., Andrade, R., Daniels, M. L., Fairbairn, P., Fandino, M.C., Gillespie, T.W., Gonzalez, O., Imbert, D., Kapos, V., Kelly, D.L., Marcano‐Vega, H., Meléndez‐Ackerman, E.J., McLaren, K.P., McDonald, M.A., Ripplinger, J., Rojas‐Sandoval, J., Ross, M.S., Ruiz, J., Steadman, D.W., Tanner, E.V.J., Terrill, I., & Vennetier M., 2018. Geographical ecology of dry forest tree communities in the West Indies. Journal of Biogeography, 45(1), 1168-1181

Andrade, R., Bateman, H.L., Franklin, J., Allen, D.C., 2018. Waterbird community composition, abundance, and diversity along an urban gradient. Landscape & Urban Planning, 170, 103-111

Hondula, D. M., Balling, R.C., Andrade, R., Krayenhoff, E.S., Middel, A., Urban, A., Georgescu, M., & Sailor, D.J., 2017. Biometeorology for cities. International Journal of Biometeorology, 61(1), 59-69

Andrade, R., Bateman, H.L., & Kang, Y., 2017. Seasonality and land cover characteristics drive aphid dynamics in an arid city. Journal of Arid Environments, 144, 12-20