Publications & Results

Publications and outcomes from on-going and completed projects.
Resource Titlesort descending Brief Summary
A novel framework for analyzing conservation impacts: Evaluation, theory, and marine protected areas Jul 18, 2017

Article published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

A novel framework to account for ecological drivers in the control and elimination of environmentally transmitted disease: a modelling study Apr 01, 2017

Article published in The Lancet.


A Pipeline in Paradise, Part 1: Learning the Relevant Science (2014-6) Jan 02, 2015

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2014. This case has been classroom tested.

A Polluting Creed: Religion and Environmental Inequality in the United States Jul 31, 2019

Article published in Sociological Perspectives

A River Runs Again: Reporting on India’s Natural Crisis Nov 17, 2015

In her new book, A River Runs Again: India’s Natural World in Crisis, From the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka, environmental journalist Meera Subramanian chronicles India’s efforts to balance economic development and environmental protection, including innovative programs to educate youth about sexual and reproductive health.

A River Runs Through It: Socio-Environmental Synthesis as a Means for Preparing Ecological Restoration Goals- Glen Canyon Dam and the Colorado River (2013-18) Jun 11, 2014

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2013.

A Scoping Workshop on the Macroevolution of Ecosystem Services Jan 30, 2013

At SESYNC, the working group identified a set of closely related fundamental questions under the umbrella of the macroevolution of ecosystem services. The team then distinguished an interlinked set of ground-level topics from several follow-up questions that were of equal or greater interest levels, but which hinged on having the fundamental work in place.

A Sharing Meanings Approach for Interdisciplinary Hazards Research Oct 29, 2018

Article published in Risk Analysis. 

A simple example of a socio-environmental system: coupled rabbit and farm dynamics Jan 12, 2015

Quantitative models are excellent tools for understanding the dynamics of complex socio-environmental systems (SES), and for explicating those dynamics in a meaningful way to students. Here we utilize both a dynamical and an agent-based model to examine a suite of human-environment interactions in a hypothetical SES. Specifically, the hypothetical SES involves the management of rabbit populations while maximizing nearby farm productivity and profitability. The purpose of this exercise is to demonstrate how manipulating different components of these two alternative models can help students visualize and analyze key features of the SES, such as feedbacks and adaptation. The models also allow students to assess how different decisions, like implementing certain policies, influence tradeoffs and synergies in the SES.

A simulation tool to scrutinise the behaviour of functional diversity metrics Jul 24, 2017

Article published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution.