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Informing Urban Policy

CAP scientists generated new insights about urban ecosystems, such as improved stormwater management approaches, that urban planners and policymakers have used to design cities to optimize public benefits.

Roach, W. J., and N. B. Grimm. 2009. Nutrient variation in an urban lake chain and its consequences for phytoplankton production. Journal of Environmental Quality 38:2439-1440.
Roach, W. J., J. B. Heffernan, N. B. Grimm, J R. Arrowsmith, C. Eisinger, and T. Rychener. 2008. Unintended consequences of urbanization for aquatic ecosystems: A case study from the Arizona desert. BioScience 58(8):715-727.
Grimm, N. B., R.W. Sheibley, C. Crenshaw, C. N. Dahm, W. J. Roach, and L. Zeglin. 2005. Nutrient retention and transformation in urban streams. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 24:626-642.
Canals are examples of highly engineered aquatic systems in the Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER study area.



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