How are plant communities in Phoenix residential yards changing and developing over time?

As part of my dissertation work, I am investigating how resident preferences are related to changes in their yard plant communities over the past ten years. With the assistance of many Phoenix residents, I have conducted a social survey about changes made in yards and collected data on actual yard plant community composition in 2008 and 2018. By comparing these datasets, I aim to better understand how residential yards change over time in response to resident motivations and preferences.

Megan Wheeler - Hall Lab - ASU School of Life Sciences
Updated 2019-03-30