Marina Alberti

Marina Alberti

Marsha and Jay Glazer Endowed University Professor, Urban Design & Planning

Marina Alberti is Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning in the Department of Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington. She is Director of the Urban Ecology Research Lab  and PI of the NSF Funded Research Collaboration Networks on Urban Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics. She teaches courses in Urban Science, Urban Ecology, Environmental Planning, Research Design, Geographic Information Systems, and Group Dynamic and Conflict resolution. Alberti’s research interests are in urban ecology and evolution. Her studies focus on the interactions between urban patterns and ecosystem function, urban signatures of evolutionary change, and the properties of cities that enhance their resilience and transformative capacity. She also leads research on urban ecological modeling, scenario planning, and urban ecological metrics to monitor progress and inform policy-making and planning. In her book Cities That Think like Planets (UW Press 2016), Alberti advances a science of cities that work on a planetary scale and link unpredictable dynamics to the potential for socio-ecological innovation.

Publications

2022

Alberti, Marina; Wang, Tianzhe. (2022). Detecting Patterns Of Vertebrate Biodiversity Across The Multidimensional Urban Landscape. Ecology Letters, 25(4), 1027 - 1045. View Publication

Santangelo, James S.; Ness, Rob W.; Cohan, Beata; Fitzpatrick, Connor R.; Innes, Simon G.; Koch, Sophie; Miles, Lindsay S.; Munim, Samreen; Peres-neto, Pedro R.; Prashad, Cindy; Tong, Alex T.; Aguirre, Windsor E.; Akinwole, Philips O.; Alberti, Marina; et al. (2022). Global Urban Environmental Change Drives Adaptation In White Clover. Science, 375(6586), 1275+. View Publication

2021

Thompson, Cynthia L.; Alberti, Marina; Barve, Sahas; Battistuzzi, Fabia U.; Drake, Jeana L.; Goncalves, Guilherme Casas; Govaert, Lynn; Partridge, Charlyn; Yang, Ya. (2021). Back To The Future: Reintegrating Biology To Understand How Past Eco-evolutionary Change Can Predict Future Outcomes. Integrative & Comparative Biology, 61(6), 2218 - 2232. View Publication

Lin, Brenda B.; Ossola, Alessandro; Alberti, Marina; Andersson, Erik; Bai, Xuemei; Dobbs, Cynnamon; Elmqvist, Thomas; Evans, Karl L.; Frantzeskaki, Niki; Fuller, Richard A.; Gaston, Kevin J.; Haase, Dagmar; Jim, Chi Yung; Konijnendijk, Cecil; Nagendra, Harini; Niemela, Jari; Mcphearson, Timon; Moomaw, William R.; Parnell, Susan; Pataki, Diane; Ripple, William J.; Tan, Puay Yok. (2021). Integrating Solutions To Adapt Cities For Climate Change. Lancet Planetary Health, 5(7), E479 - E486. View Publication

Des Roches, Simone; Brans, Kristien, I; Lambert, Max R.; Rivkin, L. Ruth; Savage, Amy Marie; Schell, Christopher J.; Correa, Cristian; De Meester, Luc; Diamond, Sarah E.; Grimm, Nancy B.; Harris, Nyeema C.; Govaert, Lynn; Hendry, Andrew P.; Johnson, Marc T. J.; Munshi-south, Jason; Palkovacs, Eric P.; Szulkin, Marta; Urban, Mark C.; Verrelli, Brian C.; Alberti, Marina. (2021). Socio-evolutionary Dynamics In Cities. Evolutionary Applications, 14(1), 248 - 267. View Publication

Pataki, Diane E.; Alberti, Marina; Cadenasso, Mary L.; Felson, Alexander J.; Mcdonnell, Mark J.; Pincetl, Stephanie; Pouyat, Richard V.; Setala, Heikki; Whitlow, Thomas H. (2021). The Benefits And Limits Of Urban Tree Planting For Environmental And Human Health. Frontiers In Ecology And Evolution, 9. View Publication

Savitch, Ethan; Frank, Adam; Carroll-nellenback, Jonathan; Haqq-misra, Jacob; Kleidon, Axel; Alberti, Marina. (2021). Triggering A Climate Change Dominated Anthropocene: Is It Common Among Exocivilizations? Astronomical Journal, 162(5). View Publication

Jung, Meen Chel; Dyson, Karen; Alberti, Marina. (2021). Urban Landscape Heterogeneity Influences The Relationship Between Tree Canopy And Land Surface Temperature. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 57. View Publication

2020

Alberti, Marina; Palkovacs, Eric P.; Des Roches, Simone; De Meester, Luc; Brans, Kristien, I; Govaert, Lynn; Grimm, Nancy B.; Harris, Nyeema C.; Hendry, Andrew P.; Schell, Christopher J.; Szulkin, Marta; Munshi-south, Jason; Urban, Mark C.; Verrelli, Brian C. (2020). The Complexity Of Urban Eco-evolutionary Dynamics. Bioscience, 70(9), 772 - 793. View Publication

2019

Rivkin, L. Ruth; Santangelo, James S.; Alberti, Marina; Aronson, Myla F. J.; De Keyzer, Charlotte W.; Diamond, Sarah E.; Fortin, Marie-josee; Frazee, Lauren J.; Gorton, Amanda J.; Hendry, Andrew P.; Liu, Yang; Losos, Jonathan B.; Macivor, J. Scott; Martin, Ryan A.; Mcdonnell, Mark J.; Miles, Lindsay S.; Munshi-south, Jason; Ness, Robert W.; Newman, Amy E. M.; Stothart, Mason R.; Theodorou, Panagiotis; Thompson, Ken A.; Verrelli, Brian C.; Whitehead, Andrew; Winchell, Kristin M.; Johnson, Marc T. J. (2019). A Roadmap For Urban Evolutionary Ecology. Evolutionary Applications, 12(3), 384 - 398. View Publication

2018

Wentz, Elizabeth A.; York, Abigail M.; Alberti, Marina; Conrow, Lindsey; Fischer, Heather; Inostroza, Luis; Jantz, Claire; Pickett, Steward T. A.; Seto, Karen C.; Taubenboeck, Hannes. (2018). Six Fundamental Aspects For Conceptualizing Multidimensional Urban Form: A Spatial Mapping Perspective. Landscape And Urban Planning, 179, 55 - 62. View Publication

Frank, A.; Carroll-nellenback, Jonathan; Alberti, M.; Kleidon, A. (2018). The Anthropocene Generalized: Evolution of Exo-Civilizations and Their Planetary Feedback. Astrobiology, 18(5), 503 - 518. View Publication

2017

Frank, Adam; Kleidon, Axel; Alberti, Marina. (2017). Earth As A Hybrid Planet: The Anthropocene In An Evolutionary Astrobiological Context. Anthropocene, 19, 13 - 21. View Publication

Alberti, Marina; Correa, Cristian; Marzluff, John M.; Hendry, Andrew P.; Palkovacs, Eric P.; Gotanda, Kiyoko M.; Hunt, Victoria M.; Apgar, Travis M.; Zhou, Yuyu. (2017). Global Urban Signatures Of Phenotypic Change In Animal And Plant Populations. Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences Of The United States Of America, 114(34), 8951 - 8956. View Publication

Seto, Karen C.; Golden, Jay S.; Alberti, Marina; Turner, B. L., Ii. (2017). Sustainability In An Urbanizing Planet. Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences Of The United States Of America, 114(34), 8935 - 8938. View Publication

Alberti, Marina; Marzluff, John; Hunt, Victoria M. (2017). Urban Driven Phenotypic Changes: Empirical Observations And Theoretical Implications For Eco-evolutionary Feedback. Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society Of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 372(1712). View Publication

2016

Mcphearson, Timon; Pickett, Steward T. A.; Grimm, Nancy B.; Niemela, Jari; Alberti, Marina; Elmqvist, Thomas; Weber, Christiane; Haase, Dagmar; Breuste, Juergen; Qureshi, Salman. (2016). Advancing Urban Ecology Toward A Science Of Cities. Bioscience, 66(3), 198 - 212. View Publication

2015

Alberti, Marina. (2015). Eco-evolutionary Dynamics In An Urbanizing Planet. Trends In Ecology & Evolution, 30(2), 114 - 126. View Publication

2011

Hutyra, Lucy R.; Yoon, Byungman; Hepinstall-cymerman, Jeffrey; Alberti, Marina. (2011). Carbon Consequences Of Land Cover Change And Expansion Of Urban Lands: A Case Study In The Seattle Metropolitan Region. Landscape And Urban Planning, 103(1), 83 - 93. View Publication

Cuo, Lan; Beyene, Tazebe K.; Voisin, Nathalie; Su, Fengge; Lettenmaier, Dennis P.; Alberti, Marina; Richey, Jeffrey E. (2011). Effects Of Mid-twenty-first Century Climate And Land Cover Change On The Hydrology Of The Puget Sound Basin, Washington. Hydrological Processes, 25(11), 1729 - 1753. View Publication

Hutyra, Lucy R.; Yoon, Byungman; Alberti, Marina. (2011). Terrestrial Carbon Stocks Across A Gradient Of Urbanization: A Study Of The Seattle, Wa Region. Global Change Biology, 17(2), 783 - 797. View Publication