Adrienne Greve

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Position Professor
Phone 805.756.1474
Fax 805.756.2270
Office 21-116C


PhD Interdisciplinary Program in Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2006
MS Bioresource Engineering, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO 1999
BS Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 1996

Areas of Interest

Planning & Climate Change(Adaption and GHG reduction)
Urban Hydrology and Stormwater
Urban Ecology
Environmental Planning

Planning Experience

Joined CRP faculty in 2006

Urban stream management, hydrology, and identification of placement options for natural drainage systems, Seattle Public Utility

Evaluated effects of land cover on urban stream time of concentration, King County, WA

Assessed surface water quality in wildland, urban, and agricultural streams as part of the USGS National Water Quality Assessment Program in the S. Platte River and Upper Colorado River

Stakeholder-based watershed monitoring plan with the Big Thompson Watershed Forum, Loveland, CO

Recent Projects

Co. Pl. Rapid Climate Action Planning Toolkit Development, Southern California Gas Company, August 2012-current


Project Director and Co. PI. State of California Local Climate Adaption Planning Guide, January 2011-January 2012, California Emergency Management Agency and California Natural Resources Agency


Project Director and Studio Instructor, City of San Luis Obispo Climate Action Plan, August 2009 -April 2010, City of San Luis Obispo.


Project Director and Studio Instructor, City of Benicia Climate Action Plan, August 2008 - May 2009, City of Benicia.


Greve, AI. (2012). Linking urban form, land cover pattern,and hydrologic flow regime in the Puget Sound Lowland. Urban Ecosystems 15: 437-450

Boswell, MR, Greve, AI and Seale TL. (2010) Local Climate Action Planning.

Boswell, MR, Greve AI, and Seale TL. (2010). Assessment of the Link Between Greenhouse Gas Emmissions Inventories and Climate Action Plans. Journal of the American Planning Association, 76(4): 451-462.

Oleyar MD, Greve AI, Withey JC, and Bjorn AM. (2008) Evaluating Urban Forest Functionality: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Urban Ecosystems 11:289-308

Dooling, S., Graybill J.K., Greve, A.I. (2007). Response to Young and Wolf: Goal attainment in urban evology research 1975-2000. Urban Ecosystems 10:339-347

Graybill, JK, Dooling, S, Shandas, V, Withey, J, Greve, A, Simon, GL. 2006. A Rough Guide to Interdisciplinarity: Graduate Student Perspectives. Bioscience 56: 757-763

Greve AI, Loftis JC, Brown JB, Buirgy RR, Alexander B. 2003. Design and Implementation of a Cooperative Water Quality Monitoring Program in Colorado's Big Thompson Watershed. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 39: 1409-1418.

Sprague LA., Greve AI. 2003. Changes in Nutrient and Pesticide Concentrations in Urban and Agricultural Areas of the South Platte River Basin, Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska, 1994–2000: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report

02-4270,12 p.

Greve AI. 2002. Data-Quality Measures for Stakeholder-Implemented Watershed-Monitoring Programs. U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 02-141, 19 p.

Gurdak, J.J., Greve, A.I., and Spahr, N.E. (2002). Water-quality Data Analysis of the Upper Gunnison River Watershed, Colorado, 1969-99. Geologival Survey Water Resources Investigations Report 01-4022, 33p.

Greve, A.I., Spahr, N.E., Van Metre, P.C. and Wilson, J.T. (2001) Identification of Water-Quality Trends Using Sediment Cores from Dilon Reservoir, Summit County, Colorado. U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations REport 01-4022,33p.

Greve, A.I., Loftis, Jim, Alexander, Ben and Buirgy, Rob. (1999). Design of a cooperatively Implemeted Monitoring System: The Big Thompson Watershed Forum. Water Resources Impact 1: 18-22


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