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Submissions from 2019

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Spatiotemporal dimensions of water stress accounting: Incorporating groundwater-surface water interactions and ecological thresholds, Sara Alian, Alex S. Mayer, Ann Maclean, David Watkins, and Ali Mirchi

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Image content analysis of US natural resources-related professional society websites with respect to gender and racial/ethnic diversity, Tara L. Bal and Terry Sharik

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Genome-wide association studies of bark texture in Populus trichocarpa, Roba Bdeir, Wellington Muchero, Yordan Yordanov, Gerald A. Tuskan, Victor B. Busov, and Oliver Gailing

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Linking tree growth rate, damage repair, and susceptibility to a genus-specific pest infestation, Kayla Boyes, Kathryn G. Hietala-Henschell, Alexander P. Barton, Andrew J. Storer, and Jordan M. Marshall

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Mapping mountain peatlands and wet meadows using multi-date, multi-sensor remote sensing in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru, Rodney Chimner, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, Sarah L. Grelik, John A. Hribljan, Ana Maria Planas Clarke, Molly Polk, Erik Lilleskov, and Beatriz Fuentealba

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The ethics of human-animal relationships and public discourse: A case study of lions bred for their bones, Peter Coals, Dawn Burnham, Andrew Loveridge, David W. Macdonald, Michael 't Sas-Rolfes, Vivvienne Williams, and John A. Vucetich

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Chapter 4: Integrating across sectors and disciplines: transdisciplinary teamwork challenges and strategies, Kathleen E. Halvorsen, Jessie Knowlton, Robert M. Handler, Chelsea Schelly, and Erin Pischke

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Chapter 1: Introduction to a research agenda for environmental management – Through transdisciplinary, social science-rich environmental governance research, Kathleen E. Halvorsen, Jessie Knowlton, Chelsea Schelly, Robert Handler, and Erin Pischke

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Impacts of experimental alteration of water table regime and vascular plant community composition on peat mercury profiles and methylmercury production, Kristine Haynes, Evan Kane, Lynette R. Potvin, Erik Lilleskov, Randall K. Kolka, and Carl P. Mitchell

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Genetics and extinction and the example of Isle Royale wolves, P. W. Hendrick, J. A. Robinson, Rolf O. Peterson, and John A. Vucetich

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Iron (Oxyhydr)Oxides Serve as Phosphate Traps in Tundra and Boreal Peat Soils, Elizabeth M. Herndon, Lauren Kinsman-Costello, Kiersten A. Duroe, Jonathan Mills, Evan Kane, Stephen D. Sebestyen, Aaron A. Thompson, and Stan D. Wullschleger

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Negative frequency‐dependent foraging behaviour in a generalist herbivore (Alces alces) and its stabilizing influence on food web dynamics, Sarah Hoy, John A. Vucetich, Rongsong Liu, Don DeAngelis, Rolf O. Peterson, Leah Vucetich, and John J. Henderson

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High marker density GWAS provides novel insights into the genomic architecture of terpene oil yield in Eucalyptus, David Kainer, Amanda Padovan, Joerg Degenhardt, Sandra Krause, Produyut Mondal, William Foley, and Carsten Külheim

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Overexpression of PsnSuSy1, 2 genes enhances secondary cell wall thickening, vegetative growth, and mechanical strength in transgenic tobacco, Meilang Li, Shuan Wang, YingYing Liu, Yang Zhang, Menxuan Ren, Hairong Wei, and et. al.

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Mechanisms of Toxin Resistance by Wild Mammalian Herbivores, Jennifer Miles-Rhoades, Janae Wilson, Debbie Conner, and John Vucetich

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Genetic diversity and differentiation of introduced red oak (Quercus rubra) in Germany in comparison with reference native North American populations, Tim Pettenkofer, Katharina Burkardt, Christian Ammer, Torsten Vor, Reiner Finkeldey, Markus Müller, Oliver Gailing, and et. al.

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Whole-tree harvest and residue recovery in commercial aspen: Implications to forest growth and soil productivity across a rotation, Michael I. Premer, Robert Froese, and Eric D. Vance

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Adaptation strategies and approaches for forested watersheds, P. Danielle Shannon, Christopher Swanston, Maria Janowiak, Stephen D. Handler, Kristen M. Schmitt, Leslie A. Brandt, and Patricia Butler-Leopold

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The value of argument analysis for understanding ethical considerations pertaining to trophy hunting and lion conservation, John A. Vucetich, Dawn Burnham, Paul J. Johnson, Andrew Loveridge, Michael Paul Nelson, Jeremy T. Bruskotter, and David W. Macdonald

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Morphological, cytological and nutritional changes of autotetraploid compared to its diploid counterpart in Chinese jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.), Lihu Wang, Zhi Luo, Lili Wang, Wenping Deng, Hairong Wei, Ping Liu, and Mengjun Liu

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A novel approach to understanding bird communities using informed diversity estimates at local and regional scales in northern California and southern Oregon, Jared D. Wolfe, John D. Alexander, Jamie L. Stephens, and C. John Ralph

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On the shoulders of giants: Continuing the legacy of large-scale ecosystem manipulation experiments in Puerto Rico, Tana E. Wood, Grizelle González, Whendee L. Silver, Sasha C. Reed, and Molly A. Cavaleri

Submissions from 2018

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The hydrologic role of urban green space in mitigating flooding (Luohe, China), Tian Bai, Audrey L. Mayer, William D. Shuster, and Guohang Tian

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Within-canopy experimental leaf warming induces photosynthetic decline instead of acclimation in two northern hardwood species, Kelsey R. Carter and Molly A. Cavaleri

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Gene network analysis of poplar root transcriptome in response to drought stress identifies a PtaJAZ3PtaRAP2.6-centered hierarchical network, Madhumita Dash, Yordan S. Yordanov, Tatyana Georgieva, Hairong Wei, and Victor Busov

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Experimental evidence for selection against hybrids between two interfertile red oak species, Oliver Gailing and Ruhua Zhang

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Kinetic analysis and thermodynamic simulation of alkali‐silica reaction in cementitious materials, Shuaicheng Guo, Qingli Dai, Liang Chang, Yun Hang Hu, Xinfeng Xie, Ruizhe Si, and Jiaqing Wang

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Rediscovery of red wolf ghost alleles in canid population along the American Gulf Coast, Elizabeth Heppenheimer, Kristin Brzeski, Ron Wooten, William Waddell, Linda Y. Rutledge, Michael J. Chamberlain, and et. al.

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Population genomic analysis of North American eastern wolves (Canic lycaon) support their conservation priority status, Elizabeth Heppenheimer, Ryan Harrigan, Linda Rutledge, Klaus-Peter Koepfli, Alexandra L. DeCandia, Kristin Brzeski, and et. al.

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Terrestrial Wetlands, Randal Kolka, Carl Trettin, Wensu Tang, Ken Krauss, Sheel Bansal, Judith Drexler, Rodney Chimner, Evan S. Kane, and et. al.

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Mid-Atlantic forest ecosystem vulnerability assessment and synthesis: a report from the Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Response Framework project, Patricia Leopold, Louis Iverson, Frank R. Thompson III, Leslie A. Brandt, Stephen D. Handler, Danielle Shannon, Matt Kelly, and et. al.

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Is Indonesian peatland loss a cautionary tale for Peru? A two-country comparison of the magnitude and causes of tropical peatland degradation, Erik Lilleskov, Kevin McCullough, Kristin Hergoualc'h, Dennis del Castillo Torres, Rodney Chimner, Laura Bourgeau-Chavez, John A. Hribljan, John del Aquila Pasquel, and et. al.

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Family forest owners and landscape-scale interactions: A review, Audrey L. Mayer

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Temperature responses of carbon dioxide fluxes from coarse dead wood in a black ash wetland, Nam Jin Noh, Joseph Shannin, Nicholas Bolton, Joshua Davis, Matthew J. Van Grinsven, Thomas P. Pypker, Randall K. Kolka, and Joseph W. Wagenbrenner

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Uncovering discursive framings of the Bangladesh shipbreaking industry, S. M. Mizanur Rahman, Chelsea Schelly, Audrey L. Mayer, and Emma S. Norman

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Nondestructive assessment of wood members in a viewing tower in Potawatomi State Park, Door County, Wisconsin, US, Robert Ross, Xiping Wang, and C. Adam Senalik

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Examining the microclimate hypothesis in Amazonian birds: indirect tests of the ‘visual constraints’ mechanism, Cameron L. Rutt, Stephen R. Midway, Vitek Jirinec, Jared D. Wolfe, and Philip C. Stouffer

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Genetic diversity and structure of natural Juglans regia L. populations in the southern Kyrgyz Republic revealed by nuclear SSR and EST-SSR markers, Nurlan Torokeldiev, M. Ziehe, Oliver Gailing, and R. Finkeldey

Submissions from 2017

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Quantitative trait locus mapping of Populus bark features and stem diameter, Roba Bdeir, Wellington Muchero, Yordan Yordanov, Gerald Tuskan, Victor B. Busov, and Oliver Gailing

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A scientist on any schedule, Audrey L. Mayer

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When agencies move on: Agenda setting and research cycles, Audrey L. Mayer

Submissions from 2016

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Sustainability for shrinking cities, Justin L. Herrmann, William D. Shuster, Audrey L. Mayer, and Ahjond S. Garmestani

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Life cycle assessment of steel in the ship recycling industry in Bangladesh, S. M. Mahfuzur Rahman, Robert M. Handler, and Audrey L. Mayer

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Stormwater Facts and Figures, Audrey L. Mayer

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How landscape ecology informs global land-change science and policy, Audrey L. Mayer, Brian Buma, Amelie Davis, Sara A. Gagne, E. Louise Loudermilk, Robert M. Scheller, Fiona K. A. Schmiegelow, Yolanda F. Wiersma, and Janet Franklin

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Policy compliance recommendations for international shipbreaking treaties for Bangladesh, S. M. Mizanur Rahman and Audrey L. Mayer

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Land use dynamics and policy implications in Central China: A case study of Zhengzhou, Bo Mu, Audrey L. Mayer, Ruizhen He, and Guohang Tian

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Failure to communicate: Inefficiencies in voluntary incentive programs for private forest owners in Michigan, Mark. D. Rouleau, Jennifer F. Lind-Riehl, Miranda N. Smith, and Audrey L. Mayer

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A field hydropedology approach to planning for sponge cities and managing the urban water cycle, William D. Shuster, Audrey L. Mayer, and Tian Bai

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Criteria and indicators for a bioenergy production industry identified via stakeholder participation, Ashma Vaidya and Audrey L. Mayer

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Critical review of the millennium project in Nepal, Ashma Vaidya and Audrey L. Mayer

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Use of a participatory approach to develop a regional assessment tool for bioenergy production, Ashma Vaidya and Audrey L. Mayer

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Use of multiple criteria analysis to develop a participatory regional assessment tool for bioenergy production, Ashma Vaidya and Audrey L. Mayer

Submissions from 2015

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Risk assessment of soil erosion by application of remote sensing and GIS in Yanshan Reservoir catchment, China, Yangfang Hu, Guohang Tian, Audrey L. Mayer, and Ruizhen He

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Bioenergy and Biodiversity: Key lessons from the Pan American region, Keith L. Kline, Fernanda Silva Martinelli, Audrey L. Mayer, Rodrigo Medeiros, Camila Ortolan F. Oliveira, Gerd Sparkovek, Arnaldo Walter, and Lisa A. Venier

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Family legacies and community networks shape private forest management in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan (USA), Jennifer Lind-Riehl, Shelly Jeltema, Margaret Morrison, Garbriela Shirkey, Audrey L. Mayer, Mark Rouleau, and Richelle Winkler

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Biology in environmental management, Audrey L. Mayer

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Spatial patterns of forest values for bioenergy production in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Audrey L. Mayer and Ashma Vaidya

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How social ties influence metal resource flows in the Bangladesh ship recycling industry, S.M. Mizanur Rahman and Audrey L. Mayer

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Standardizing social responsibility via ISO 26000: Empirical insights from the forest industry, Anne Toppinen, Aino Virtanen, Audrey L. Mayer, and Anni Tuppura

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Using an OBCD approach and Landsat TM data to detect harvesting on nonindustrial private property in Upper Michigan, Riccardo Tortini, Audrey L. Mayer, and Pieralberto Maianti

Submissions from 2014

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Water flows toward power: Socioecological degradation of Lake Urmia, Iran, Azad Henareh Khalyani, Audrey L. Mayer, and Emma S. Norman

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Land sparing versus land sharing: How might biodiversity and bioenergy coexist?, Audrey L. Mayer

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Information and entropy theory for the sustainability of coupled human and natural systems, Audrey L. Mayer, Richard P. Donovan, and Christopher W. Pawlowski

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Sustainable natural resource policies developed through the participatory approach, Audrey L. Mayer and Ashma Vaidya

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How much is enough? Minimal responses of water quality and stream biota to partial retrofit stormwater management in a suburban neighborhood, Allison H. Roy, Lee K. Rhea, Audrey L. Mayer, William D. Shuster, Jake J. Beaulieu, Matthew E. Hopton, Matthew A. Morrison, and Ann St. Amand

Submissions from 2013

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Spatial and temporal deforestation dynamics of Zagros forests (Iran) from 1972 to 2009, Azad Henareh Khalyani and Audrey L. Mayer

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ForestSim model of impacts of smallholder dynamics: forested landscapes of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Audrey L. Mayer and Mark Rouleau

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Interoperability of Landsat and DMC imagery for continuous detection and quantification of nonindustrial forest harvests in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA, Audrey L. Mayer, Riccardo Tortini, and Pieralberto Maianti

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How social ties influence resource flow: A case study on the Bangladesh ship-breaking industry, S. M. M. Rahmann and Audrey L. Mayer

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Use of the participatory approach to develop sustainability assessments for natural resource management, Ashma Vaidya and Audrey L. Mayer

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CSR and competitive advantage through an ISO 26000 lens: comparison between forest industry in North America and Europe, Aino A. Virtanen, Anne Toppinen, and Audrey L. Mayer

Submissions from 2012

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Classification of Landsat images based on spectral and topographic variables for land-cover change detection in Zagros forests, Azad Henareh Khalyani, Michael J. Falkowski, and Audrey L. Mayer

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Deforestation and landscape structure changes related to socioeconomic dynamics and climate change in Zagros forests, Azad Henareh Khalyani, Audrey L. Mayer, and Michael J. Falkowski

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Ecological indicators for protection impact assessment at two scales in the Bozin and Marakhil protected area, Iran, Azad Henareh Khalyani, Audrey L. Mayer, Christopher R. Webster, and Michael J. Falkowski

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Principles of sustainability from ecology, Audrey L. Mayer

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ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWS AND CASE STUDIES: Building Green Infrastructure via Citizen Participation: A Six-Year Study in the Shepherd Creek (Ohio), Audrey L. Mayer, William D. Shuster, Jake J. Beaulieu, Matthew E. Hopton, Lee K. Rhea, Allison H. Roy, and Hale W. Thurston

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Peer influence of non-industrial private forest owners in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Jillian R. Schubert and Audrey L. Mayer

Submissions from 2011

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A theoretical, multidisciplinary view of catastrophic regime change, J. G. Brida, Audrey L. Mayer, C. McCord, and L. F. Punzo

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Effects of protection on amount and structure of forest cover at two scales in Bozin and Marakhil protected area, Iran, Azad Henareh Khalyani, Audrey L. Mayer, and Michael J. Falkowski

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Restoring oak regeneration after overgrazing and fire in Zagros forests, Azad Henareh Khalyani, Audrey L. Mayer, and Manouchehr Namiranian

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Analyzing effective protection for roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) habitat in Iranian Zagros forests at two scales, Audrey L. Mayer and Azad Henareh Khalyani

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Grass trumps trees with fire, Audrey L. Mayer and Azad Henareh Khalyani

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Use of remote sensing to support forest and wetlands policies in the USA, Audrey L. Mayer and Ricardo D. Lopez

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Modeling the impacts of communication among nonindustrial private forest owners on forested landscapes, Audrey L. Mayer, Mark D. Rouleau, Mackenzie T. Roeser, and Jillian R. Schubert

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Management of urban hydrology via citizen participation – a six-year study in the Shepherd Creek (Ohio, USA), William D. Shuster, Jake J. Beaulieu, Audrey L. Mayer, Margaret Morrison, Lee K. Rhea, Allison H. Roy, and Hale W. Thurston

Submissions from 2010

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Disparate geography of consumption, production, and environmental impacts, Monika H. Ståhls, Audrey L. Mayer, and Päivi M. Tikka

Submissions from 2009

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Improving sustainability indices though judicious inclusion of indicators, Audrey L. Mayer

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Achieving sustainable urban watersheds through incentive-based decentralized stormwater mitigation, Audrey L. Mayer, Allison H. Roy, William D. Shuster, Hale W. Thurston, and Matthew A. Morrison

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Epiphytic macrolichen community correlates with modeled air pollutants and forest conditions, Audrey L. Mayer, Leena Vihermaa, Noora Nieminen, Annukka Luomi, and Maximilian Posch