My profiles on Research Gate and Google Scholar will connect you with co-authors, networks, and metrics.  I have some selected reprints listed below.

Scientific Publications


Wilfong, M. and M.A. Pavao-Zuckerman. 2020. Rethinking Stormwater: Analysis using the hydrosocial cycle. Water 12 (5), 1273

Dusza, Y., Sanchez-Cañete, EP, Le Galliard, J., Ferrière, R., Chollet, S., Massol, F., Hansart, A.. Juarez, S., Dontsova, K., van Haren, J., Troch, P., Pavao-Zuckerman, M.A., Hamerlynck, E., Barron-Gafford G. 2020. Biotic soil-plant interaction processes explain most of hysteric soil CO2 efflux response to temperature in cross-factorial mesocosm experiment. Scientific Reports. 10, Article number: 905


Barron-Gafford, G., M.A. Pavao-Zuckerman, R.L. Minor, L.F. Sutter, I. Barnett-Moreno, D.T. Blackett, M. Thompson, K. Diamond, A.K. Gerlak, G.P. Nabhan, and J.E. Macknick. 2019. Agrivoltaics provide mutual benefits across the food–energy–water nexus in drylands. Nature Sustainability 2:848–855.

Giese, E., A. Shirmohammadi, A. Rockler, M.A. Pavao-Zuckerman 2019. Assessment of stormwater green infrastructure for climate change resilience at the watershed scale. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 145(10). Link to author copy of accepted manuscript.  Link to ASCE journal site

Phillips, T.,Baker, M., Lautar, K., Yesilonis, I., M.A. Pavao-Zuckerman. The capacity of urban forest patches to infiltrate stormwater is influenced by soil physical properties and soil moisture, in revision Journal of Environmental Management

Lu, H, Mei, D., Pavao-Zuckerman, M.A., Wang, Q., Hong, H., Wu, S., Xu, M., Zhu, X., Liu, J., Yan, C., 2019. Combination of DGT and fluorescence spectroscopy for improved understanding of metal behavior in mangrove wetland. Chemosphere, in press

Hu, M. and Pavao-Zuckerman, M., 2019. Literature Review of Net Zero and Resilience Research of the Urban Environment: A Citation Analysis Using Big Data. Energies, 12(8), p.1539.


Hough, M., M.A. Pavao-Zuckerman, Scott, C.A. 2018. Using trait-based ecology to identify thresholds in the ecosystem service cascade: a framework for decision making. Journal of Hydrology566:860-871 (DOI 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.08.005)

Li, Y, Y. Li, M. Kappas, M.A. Pavao-Zuckerman. 2018. Identifying the key catastrophic variables of urban social-environmental resilience and early warning signal. Environment International. 113: 184–190.


Pavao-Zuckerman, M.A., and Sookhdeo, C. 2017. Nematode community response to green infrastructure design in a semi-arid city. Journal of Environmental Quality 46, 687-694
Pavao-Zuckerman, M.A., and R.V. Pouyat (2017, in press) The effects of urban expansion on soil health and ecosystem services within cities. In (C. Gardi, ed.) Urban expansion, land cover, and ecosystem services, Earthscan: Routledge

Barron-Gafford, G., R.L. Minor, N.A. Allen, A.P. Cronin, A.E. Brooks, M.A. Pavao-Zuckerman (2016) The Photovoltaic Heat Island Effect: Larger solar power plants increase local temperatures. Nature Scientific Reports, 6, Article number: 35070. doi:10.1038/srep35070

Li, Y., J. Qiu, B. Zhao, M.A. Pavao-Zuckerman, A. Bruns, S. Qureshi, C. Zhang, and Y.Li. (in press) Quantifying urban ecological governance: A suite of indices characterizes the ecological planning implications of rapid coastal urbanization. Ecological Indicators



Troy, T.J., M.A. Pavao-Zuckerman, and T.P. Evans (2015) Debates – Perspectives on socio-hydrology: Socio-hydrologic modeling: Tradeoffs, hypothesis testing, and validation. Water Resources Research 51(6): 4806–4814

Pavao-Zuckerman, M.A. Urban ecosystem services as a foundation for planning and designing resilient cities (2015) in Lansey, K. and Vavafai, H. (eds) American and Iranian Perspectives on Resilient Cities, Conference Proceedings, National Academies of Science and Engineering Press.


Tanner, C., F. Adler, N. Grimm, P. Groffman, S. Levin, J. Munshi-South, D. Pataki, M. Pavao-Zuckerman, W. Wilson (2014) Urban ecology: advancing science and society. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12: 574–581.

Zhang X., Niu G.-Y., Elshall A.S., Ye M., Barron-Gafford G.A., and Pavao-Zuckerman M. (2014): Assessing five evolving microbial enzyme models against field measurements from a semiarid savannah – What are the mechanisms of soil respiration pulses? Geophysical Research Letters 41 DOI: 10.1002/2014GL061399


Felson, A., M.A. Pavao-Zuckerman, T. Carter, F. Montalto, W. Schuster, E. Stander, and O. Starry. 2013. Mapping the design process for urban ecological researchers. Bioscience 63(11): 852-864

Setala, H., Bardgett, R., Birkhofer, K, Brady, M., Byrne, L., de Ruiter, PC, de Vries, F., Gardi, C., Hedlund, K., Hemerik, L., Hotes, S., Liiri, M., Mortimer, S.R., M.A. Pavao-Zuckerman, R. Pouyat, Tsiafouli, M., van der Putten, W. 2013. Urban soils and agricultural soils: conflicts and trade-offs in the optimization of ecosystem services.  Urban Ecosystems, DOI 10.1007/s11252-013-0311-6


Pavao-Zuckerman, M. 2012. Urbanization, soils, and ecosystem services.  D. H. Wall, R. D. Bardgett, V. Behan Pelletier, J. E. Herrick, H. P. Jones, K. Ritz, J. Six, D. R. Strong, and W. H. van der Putten, editors. Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services. p.270-281. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Jardine K., J. P. Norman, G. Barron-Gafford, K. T. Meyers, L. Abrell, M. Pavao-Zuckerman, K. Dontsova, E. Kleist, U. Rasher, C. Werner, R. Monson, and T. Huxman. 2012. Green leaf volatiles and oxygenated metabolite emission bursts from mesquite branches following light-dark transitions: A new in vivo tool to study fatty acid and acetyl CoA metabolism in plants? 113: 321-333

Cable, JM, GA Barron-Gafford, K Ogle, TE Huxman, MA.Pavao-Zuckerman, RL Scott, and DG Williams. 2012. Woody plant encroachment alters sensitivity of soil respiration to variation in temperature and moisture. JGR Biogeosciences, 117, Article Number: G01001   DOI: 10.1029/2011JG001757

Prior to 2012

Pouyat, R.V., M.C. Carreirro, P. Groffman, M.A. Pavao-Zuckerman. 2010. Investigative approaches to urban biogeochemical cycles: New York metropolitan area and Baltimore as case studies. in McDonnell, M.J., Hahs, A., and J. Breuste (eds.).  Comparative Ecology of Cities and Towns.  p 329-351. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Cable, J., K. Ogle, A. Tyler, M.A. Pavao-Zuckerman, T.E. Huxman. 2009. Woody plant encroachment impacts on soil carbon and microbial processes: results from a hierarchical Bayesian analysis of soil incubation data. Plant and Soil. 320: 153-167.

Pavao-Zuckerman, M.A. and L.B. Byrne. 2009. Ecological theory from the perspective of urban soils: Digging deeper or scratching the surface? Urban Ecosystems. 12:9-20.

Pavao-Zuckerman, M.A. 2008. The nature of urban soils and their role in ecological restoration in cities. Restoration Ecology. 16:642-649.

L. Heneghan, S. Miller, S. Baer, M. Callaham, J. Montgomery, C. Rhoades, S. Richardson, M.A. Pavao-Zuckerman. 2008. Integrating soil ecological knowledge into restoration management. Restoration Ecology 16: 608-617.

Pavao-Zuckerman, M.A., and D.C. Coleman. 2007. Urbanization alters the functional composition, but not taxonomic diversity, of the soil nematode community. Applied Soil Ecology 35:329-339.

Pavao-Zuckerman, M.A., and D.C. Coleman. 2005. Decomposition of chestnut oak (Quercus prinus) leaves and nitrogen mineralization in an urban environment. Biology and Fertility of Soils 41:343-349.

Stepp, J. R., E. C. Jones, M. Pavao-Zuckerman, D. Casagrande, and R. K. Zarger. 2003.
Remarkable properties of human ecosystems. Conservation Ecology 7(3): 11. [online]

Heemskerk, M., K. Wilson, and M. Pavao-Zuckerman. 2003. Conceptual models as tools for communication across disciplines. Conservation Ecology 7(3): 8. [online] URL:

Pavao-Zuckerman, M.A. 2000. The conceptual utility of models in human ecology. Journal of Ecological Anthropology 4:31-56.

Pavao-Zuckerman, M.A., J.C. Waller, T. Ingle, and H.A. Fribourg. 1999. Methane emissions of beef cattle grazing tall fescue pastures at three levels of endophyte infestation. Journal of Environmental Quality 28:1963-1969.

Reports and Popular Literature

Pavao-Zuckerman, M.A. (in prep). The past, present, and future of Biosphere 2. for Hack Circus issue on Biology

Pavao-Zuckerman, M.A. 2013 Linking social-ecological networks and riparian resilience in the Upper San Pedro and Rio San Miguel. Transborder Climate: Adaptation Without Boundaries Newsletter, CLIMAS, UA.

Pavao-Zuckerman, M.A., 2012. Research shows enhanced soil quality in streetside rain gardens. A Watershed Moment: Watershed Management Group Newsletter, vol. 6, iss. 2.

Pavao-Zuckerman, M.A. 2011. Growing a greener Tucson, with your help. Arizona Daily Star Science Supplement.

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