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Works from 2021

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Application of agent-based modeling and life cycle sustainability assessment to evaluate biorefinery placement, Robert Zupko

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Applying a relationally and socially embedded decision framework to solar photovoltaic adoption: A conceptual exploration, Chelsea Schelly, Don Lee, Elise Matz, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Birds and bioenergy within the americas: A cross‐national, social–ecological study of ecosystem service tradeoffs, Jessie L. Knowlton, Kathleen E. Halvorsen, David J. Flaspohler, Christopher R. Webster, Jesse Abrams, Sara M. Almeida, Stefan L. Arriaga‐weiss, Brad Barnett, Maíra R. Cardoso, Pablo V. Cerqueira, Diana Córdoba, Marcos Persio Dantas‐santos, Jennifer L. Dunn, Amarella Eastmond, Gina M. Jarvi, Julian A. Licata, Ena Mata‐zayas, Rodrigo Medeiros, M. Azahara Mesa‐Jurado, Lízbeth Yamily Moo‐culebro, Cassandra Moseley, Erik Nielsen, Colin Phifer, Erin Pischke, Chelsea Schelly, Theresa Selfa, Chelsea A. Silva, Tatiana Souza, and Sam R. Sweitz

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Can Michigan’s upper peninsula achieve justice in transitioning to 100% renewable electricity? Survey of public perceptions in sociotechnical change, Adewale Aremu Adesanya

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Conceptual design and rationale for a new agrivoltaics concept: Pastured-raised rabbits and solar farming, Will Lytle, Theresa K. Meyer, Nagendra Gautam Tanikella, Laurie Burnham, Julie Engel, Chelsea Schelly, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Degrowth, anti-capitalism or post-archaeology? A response to Nicolas Zorzin, LouAnn Wurst

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Equity in Designing a Summer International Research Experience: Recruitment and Partnerships for a Graduate Field School in El Salvador, John S. Gierke, Luke Bowman, Emily Clark, Kari B. Henquinet, and Angie Carter

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Evaluating sub-Saharan Africa's electrification progress: Guiding principles for pro-poor strategies, Bethel Tarekegne and Roman Sidortsov

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Humans and Other Pollinators in the Oil Palm Plantation Complex, Jonathan Robins

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Integrating solar energy with agriculture: Industry perspectives on the market, community, and socio-political dimensions of agrivoltaics, Alexis Pascaris, Chelsea Schelly, Laurie Burnham, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Migrant workers and environmental amenities and infrastructure in urban China: from the lens of environmental justice, Shan Zhou and Jiaqi Liang

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Modeling the impacts of floating seaweeds on fisheries sustainability in Ghana, Roland O. Ofori and Mark Rouleau

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Preface to special series: Postindustrial landscapes, communities, and heritage, Kaeleigh Herstad and Daniel Trepal

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Renewable Portfolio Standards: Do Voluntary Goals vs. Mandatory Standards Make a Difference?, Barry Solomon and Shan Zhong

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Solving a Wicked Problem in Deep Time: Nuclear Waste Disposal : Vincent Ialenti: Deep Time Reckoning: How Future Thinking Can Help Earth Now, The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2020, 186 pp+index, ISBN: 978-0-262-53926-5, Barry D. Solomon

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The absent presence of Paul Robeson in Wales: Appropriation and philosophical disconnects in the memorial landscape, Mark Rhodes

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The effect of smart meter penetration on dynamic electricity pricing: Evidence from the United States, Shan Zhou

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Thinking big and thinking small: A conceptual framework for best practices in community and stakeholder engagement in food, energy, and water systems, Andrew Kliskey, Paula Williams, David L. Griffith, Virginia H. Dale, Chelsea Schelly, Anna Maria Marshall, Valoree Gagnon, Weston M. Eaton, and Kristin Floress

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Understanding socio-technological systems change through an indigenous community-based participatory framework, Marie Schaefer, Laura Schmitt Olabisi, Kristin Arola, Christie M. Poitra, Elise Matz, Marika Seigel, Chelsea Schelly, Adewale Aremu Adesanya, and Doug Bessette

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Unveiling the quasi-public-private partnership (QPPP): evidence from China’s environmental service sector, Hongmei Lu, Audrey L. Mayer, Shan Zhou, and Adam Wellstead

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U.S. Potential of sustainable backyard distributed animal and plant protein production during and after pandemics, Theresa K. Meyer, Alexis Pascaris, David Denkenberger, and Joshua M. Pearce

Works from 2020

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Act locally, transition globally: Grassroots resilience, local politics, and five municipalities in the United States with 100% renewable electricity, Adewale Aremu Adesanya, Roman Sidortsov, and Chelsea Schelly

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A First Investigation of Agriculture Sector Perspectives on the Opportunities and Barriers for Agrivoltaics, Alexis Pascaris, Chelsea Schelly, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Agent-Based model to predict the fate of the degradation of organic compounds in the aqueous-phase UV/H2O2 advanced oxidation process, Robert J. Zupko II, Divya Kamath, Erica Coscarelli, Mark. D. Rouleau, and Daisuke Minakata

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Amenities or disamenities? Estimating the impacts of extreme heat and wildfire on domestic US migration, Richelle Winkler and Mark Rouleau

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American Influences at the National Eisteddfod, Mark Rhodes

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Amgueddfa’r Gogledd, Mark Rhodes

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An energy justice based approach for electrification planning - An agent-based model, Bethel Tarekegne and Mark Rouleau

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A Transatlantic History of Public Administration: Analyzing the USA, Germany, and France (Book Review), Adam Wellstead

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Coal dust in the wind: Interpreting the industrial past of South Wales, William R. Price and Mark Alan Rhodes

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Collaboration mitigates barriers of utility ownership on policy adoption: evidence from the United States, Cali Curley, Nicky Harrison, Corey Kewei Xu, and Shan Zhou

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Cooperative vision: Science, industry, and innovation in modern America (Book Review), Bruce E. Seely

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Copper-rich “Halo” off Lake Superior's Keweenaw Peninsula and how Mass Mill tailings dispersed onto tribal lands, W. Charles Kerfoot, Noel Urban, Jaebong Jeong, Carol MacLennan, and Sophia Ford

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Deciphering support for woody biomass production for electric power using an ecosystem service framework, Barry Solomon, John Brad Barnett, Adam Wellstead, and Mark Rouleau

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Do renewable portfolio standards in the United States stunt renewable electricity development beyond mandatory targets?, Shan Zhou and Barry D. Solomon

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Editorial, Steven A. Walton

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Energy policy for energy sovereignty: Can policy tools enhance energy sovereignty?, Chelsea Schelly, Douglas Bessette, Kathleen Brosemer, Valoree Gagnon, Kristin L. Arola, Andrew Fiss, Joshua M. Pearce, and Kathleen E. Halvorsen

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Enrollment Decision-Making by Students in Forestry and Related Natural Resource Degree Programmes Globally, T. L. Bal, M. D. Rouleau, T. L. Sharik, and A. M. Wellstead

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Examining the key drivers of residential solar adoption in upstate New York, Chelsea Schelly and James C. Letzelter

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Exporting consumption: Lifestyle migration and energy use, Richelle Winkler and David Matarrita-Cascante

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Forest ownership patterns in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA, Robert Zupko

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Historical Spatial-Data Infrastructures for Archaeology: Towards a Spatiotemporal Big-Data Approach to Studying the Postindustrial City, Daniel Trepal, Don Lafreniere, and Jason Gilliland

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Home front in the American heartland local experiences and legacies of WWI, Leslie Bellais, Sue Collins, Chet DeFonso, Christopher McCollough, Sarah Price, Hilary Virtanen, Steven A. Walton, Rebecca Frost, Patty Sotirin, Josh Fulton, and Doug Lantry

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It’s Not about the Fish: Women’s Experiences in a Gendered Recreation Landscape, Erin Burkett and Angie Carter

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Just electrification: Imagining the justice dimensions of energy access and addressing energy poverty, Bethel Tarekegne

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Mining the evidence: Public comments and evidence-based policymaking in the controversial Minnesota PolyMet mining project, Sun V. Nguyen, Nancy Langston, Adam Wellstead, and Michael Howlett

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Music work: Traditional Cambodian music and state‐building under the Khmer Rouge, Mark Rhodes

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Paul Robeson, Carnival, and the 2018 National Eisteddfod, Mark Rhodes

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Power moves: Transportation, politics, and development in Houston by Kyle Shelton (review), Bruce E. Seely

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Reimagining instrument constituencies: the case of conservation policy in Mexico, Erin C. Pischke and Adam Wellstead

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Revisiting the walking city: A geospatial examination of the journey to work, Don Lafreniere and Jason Gilliland

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The energy crises revealed by COVID: Intersections of Indigeneity, inequity, and health, Kathleen Brosemer, Chelsea Schelly, Valoree Gagnon, Kristin L. Arola, Joshua M. Pearce, Douglas Bessette, and Laura Schmitt Olabisi

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The evolution of Wisconsin's woody biofuel policy: Policy layering and dismantling through dilution, Brad Barnett, Adam Wellstead, and Michael Howlett

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The north-south policy divide in transnational healthcare: a comparative review of policy research on medical tourism in source and destination countries., Altaf Virani, Adam Wellstead, and Michael Howlett

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The role of interest in climate change instruction, Jennifer Carman, Michaela Zint, Erin Burkett, and Inés Ibáñez

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The urgency of transforming the Midwestern U.S. landscape into more than corn and soybean, Linda S. Prokopy, Benjamin M. Gramig, Alisha Bower, Sarah P. Church, Brenna Ellison, Philip W. Gassman, Ken Genskow, Douglas Gucker, Steve G. Hallett, Jason Hill, Natalie Hunt, Kris A. Johnson, Ian Kaplan, J. Paul Kelleher, Hans Kok, Michael Komp, Peter Lammers, Sarah LaRose, Matthew Liebman, Andrew Margenot, David Mulla, Michael J. O’Donnell, Peimer, Elizabeth Reaves, Kara Salazar, Chelsea Schelly, Keith Schilling, Silvia Secchi, Aslihan D. Spaulding, David Swenson, Aaron W. Thompson, and Jessica D. Ulrich-Schad

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TIME, (COM)PASSION, AND ETHICAL SELF-FORMATION IN EVANGELICAL HUMANITARIANISM, Kari B. Henquinet

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Tracking Urbanization and Exurbs: Migration Across the Rural–Urban Continuum, 1990–2016, Shaun A. Golding and Richelle Winkler

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Urban socioeconomic inequality and biodiversity often converge, but not always: A global meta-analysis, Evan R. Kuras, Paige S. Warren, John Aloysius Zinda, Myla F. J. Aronson, Sarel Cilliers, Mark A. Goddard, Charle H. Nilon, and Richelle Winkler

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U.S. greenhouse gas emission bottlenecks: Prioritization of targets for climate liability, Alexis Pascaris and Joshua M. Pearce

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Where is the policy? A bibliometric analysis of the state of policy research on medical tourism., Altaf Virani, Adam Wellstead, and Michael Howlett

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Willingness to pay for invasive seaweed management: Understanding how high and low income households differ in Ghana, Roland O. Ofori and Mark. D. Rouleau

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Women’s farm organizations in the United States: Protecting and transforming agricultural power, Angie Carter

Works from 2019

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Agent-based modeling for bioenergy sustainability assessment, Mark Rouleau and Robert J. Zupko II

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A historical review of China-U.S. cooperation in space: Launching commercial satellites and technology transfer, 1978–2000, Zhihui Zhang and Bruce E. Seely

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An Educational Framework to Promote Self-Authorship in Engineering Undergraduates, Laura Kasson Fiss, Lorelle A. Meadows, Mary Raber, Kari B. Henquinet, and Richard Jason Berkey

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A research agenda for environmental management, Kathleen E. Halvorsen, Chelsea Schelly, Robert Handler, Erin C. Pischke, and Jessie L. Knowlton

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Benefits over risks: A case study of government support of energy development in the Russian North, Roman Sidortsov

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Bridging the social and environmental dimensions of global sustainability in STEM education with additive manufacturing, Chelsea Schelly and Joshua M. Pearce

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Can the dual identity of policy entrepreneur and policy implementer promote successful policy adoption? Vertical greening policymaking in Shanghai, China, Hongmei Lu, Audrey L. Mayer, Adam Wellstead, and Shan Zhou

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Causal mechanisms in policy process research: Are we taking them seriously? Should we?, Evert Lindquist and Adam Wellstead

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Chapter 10: Lessons from the transdisciplinary, international BIOPIRE project, Jennifer L. Dunn, Jessie Knowlton, Robert Handler, Erin Pischke, Kathleen E. Halvorsen, M. Azahara Mesa-Jurado, Theresa Selfa, David J. Flaspohler, Julian Licata, Ena E. Mata-Zayas, Rodrigo Medeiros, and Cassandra Moseley

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Chapter 11: Applying transdisciplinary research to enhance low-to-moderate income households’ access to community solar, Brad Barnett, Emily Prehoda, Abhilash Kantamneni, Richelle Winkler, and Chelsea L. Schelly

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Chapter 12: In search of common ground: energy justice perspectives in global fossil fuel extraction, Roman Sidortsov, Raphael J. Heffron, Tedd Moya Mose, Chelsea Schelly, and Bethel Tarekegne

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Chapter 13: Understanding household conservation, climate change and the food–energy–water nexus from a transdisciplinary perspective, David Watkins, Rachel Shwom, Chelsea Schelly, Datu S. Agusdinata, Kristin Floress, and Kathleen E. Halvorsen

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Chapter 2: Governing sustainability and environmental management: what, why and how?, Erin Pischke, Robert M. Handler, and Jessie Knowlton

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Chapter 2: Policy process research and the causal mechanism movement: reinvigorating the field?, Evert Lindquist and Adam Wellstead

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Chapter 3: Power within and beyond the state: understanding how power relations shape environmental management, Jesse Abrams, Diana Córdoba, Roman Sidortsov, Chelsea Schelly, and Hugh Gorman

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Chapter 6: Administrative roles in environmental governance research: scientists incorporating policy makers, Robert Lafave and Jennifer L. Dunn

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Chapter 7: Incorporating community: opportunities and challenges in community engaged research, Abhilash Kantamneni, Richelle Winkler, and Kirby Calvert

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Chapter 9: Policy, science and transdisciplinary research: when will it be safe to eat as much fish as desired?, Hugh Gorman, Valoree Gagnon, Amanda Giang, Judith Perlinger, and Noel R. Urban

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Closing nuclear plants with increase climate risks, Nancy Langston

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Correction: Responses of deposition and bioaccumulation in the Great Lakes region to policy and other large-scale drivers of mercury emissions, Judith Perlinger, N. R. Urban, A. Giang, N. E. Selin, A. Hendricks, H. Zhang, Aditya Kumar, S. Wu, Valoree Gagnon, Hugh Gorman, and E. S. Norman

Correction: Responses of deposition and bioaccumulation in the Great Lakes region to policy and other large-scale drivers of mercury emissions (Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts (2018) 20 (195-209) DOI: 10.1039/c7em00547d), J A Perlinger, N. R. Urban, A. Giang, N. E. Selin, A. N. Hendricks, H. Zhang, A. Kumar, S. Wu, Valoree Gagnon, H. S. Gorman, and E. S. Norman

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Cyber threats, harsh environment and the European High North (EHN) in a human security and multi-level regulatory global dimension: Which framework applicable to critical infrastructures under “Exceptionally critical infrastructure conditions” (ECIC)?, Sandra Cassotta, Roman Sidortsov, Christer Pursiainen, and Michael Evan Goodsite

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Defending against gunpowder artillery - Castles confronting cannons, Steven A. Walton

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Determined disjunction: Lynn White’s medieval technology and social change then and now, Steven A. Walton

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Economic viability of captive off-grid solar photovoltaic and diesel hybrid energy systems for the Nigerian private sector, Adewale Aremu Adesanya and Joshua M. Pearce

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Environmental justice and green schools—Assessing students and communities’ access to green schools, Shuang Zhao, Shan Zhou, and Douglas S. Noonan

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Evaluation of copper-contaminated marginal land for the cultivation of vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides) as a lignocellulosic feedstock and its impact on downstream bioethanol production, Emily Geiger, Dibyendu Sarkar, and Rupali Datta

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Fats of the land: New histories of agricultural oils, Juan Infante-Amate, Brandon Luedtke, Joshua MacFadyn, Jonathan E. Robins, and Kate Stevens

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Fifty years of medieval technology and social change, Steven A. Walton

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Gain without pain: an international case for a tradable green certificates system to foster renewable energy development in Ukraine, Tetiana Kurbatova, Roman Sidortsov, Iryna Sotnyk, Oleksandr Telizhenko, Tetiana Skibina, and Roubik Hynek

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Have policy process scholars embraced causal mechanisms? A review of five popular frameworks, Jeroen van der Heijden, Johanna Kuhlmann, Evert Lindquist, and Adam Wellstead

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Heritage making through community archaeology and the spatial humanities, Daniel Trepal, Sarah Fayen Scarlett, and Don Lafreniere

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Historic Resources Study of Pullman National Monument, Illinois, Laura Walikainen Rouleau, Sarah Fayen Scarlett, Steven A. Walton, and Timothy Scarlett

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Improving solar development policy and planning through stakeholder engagement: The Long Island Solar Roadmap Project, Chelsea Schelly, Jessica Price, Aimee Delach, Rupak Thapaliya, and Karen Leu

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Introduction (Chapter 1), Steven A. Walton

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John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle, supplanting America's railroads: The early auto age, 1900–1940, Bruce E. Seely

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Justice implications of clean energy policies and programs in the United States: A theoretical and empirical exploration, Shan Zhong and Douglas S. Noonan