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? 


Franklin, J., Andrade, R., Daniels, M. L., Fairbairn, P., Fandino, M. C., Gillespie, T. W., ... & Kelly, D. L. (2018). Geographical ecology of dry forest tree communities in the West IndiesJournal of Biogeography.

Andrade, R., Bateman, H. L., Franklin, J., & Allen, D. (2018). Waterbird community composition, abundance, and diversity along an urban gradient. Landscape and Urban Planning170, 103-111.

Hondula, D. M., Balling, R. C., Andrade, R., Krayenhoff, E. S., Middel, A., Urban, A., ... & Sailor, D. J. (2017). Biometeorology for cities. International Journal of Biometeorology, 1-11.

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