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Submissions from 2019

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

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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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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

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

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Policies to overcome barriers for renewable energy distributed generation: A Case study of utility structure and regulatory regimes in Michigan, Emily Prehoda, Joshua M. Pearce, and Chelsea Schelly

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Public participatory historical GIS, Don Lafreniere, Luke Weidner, Daniel Trepal, Sarah Fayen Scarlett, John D. M. Arnold, Robert Pastel, and Ryan Williams

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Putting research to action: Integrating collaborative governance and community-engaged research for community solar, Emily Prehoda, Richelle Winkler, and Chelsea Schelly

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Review: Money in a human economy, Chelsea Schelly

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Should archaeology have a future?, LouAnn Wurst

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Social justice, corporate influence, and development: Defending the public interest at a state university, Angie Carter, Betty L. Wells, and Ahna Kruzic

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Socio-economic importance of forest resources and their conservation measures in Ethiopia: the case of area closure in South Gonder of Ethiopia., Fikirte Demissie, Kumelachew Yeshitela, Mark Rouleau, David Flaspohler, and Mengistie Kindu

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Solar PV-diesel hybrid systems for the Nigerian private sector: An impact assessment, Adewale Aremu Adesanya and Chelsea Schelly

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Sorting out a problem: A co-production approach to household waste management in Shanghai, China., Hongmei Lu and Roman Sidortsov

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Sustainable cybersecurity? Rethinking approaches to protecting energy infrastructure in the European High North, Sandra Cassotta and Roman Sidortsov

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Sustainable mining and the north, Nancy Langston

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The duty of artists to speak: Trump and illegal immigrants, Josh Loar

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The majestic nature of the north, Steven A. Walton and Michael J. Armstrong

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The third shift? Gender and empowerment in a women’s ecotourism cooperative, Mayra Sanchez Morgan and Richelle Winkler

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Understanding cumulative hazards in a rustbelt city: Integrating GIS, archaeology, and spatial history, Daniel Trepal and Don Lafreniere

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Understanding farmers’ perceptions and the effects of shea (Vitellaria paradoxa) tree distribution in agroforestry parklands of Upper West Region, Ghana, Fahimeh Baziari, Kari B. Henquinet, and Molly A. Cavaleri

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Understanding renewable energy policy adoption and evolution in Europe: The impact of coercion, normative emulation, competition, and learning, Shan Zhou, Daniel C. Matisoff, Gordon Kinglsey, and Marilyn A. Brown

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“We Don’t Equal Even Just One Man”: Gender and social control in conservation adoption, Angie Carter

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Will woodland caribou survive in the Lake Superior basin?, Nancy Langston

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Women are helping offset Wisconsin's gradual decline in fishing, Erin Burkett and Richelle Winkler

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Working with the public in historical data creation, Humphrey Southall and Don Lafreniere

Submissions from 2018

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A historical analysis of US climate change policy in the Pan-American context, Erin Pischke, Barry Solomon, and Adam Wellstead

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Are woodland caribou doomed by climate change?, Nancy Langston

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A spatial evaluation of historic iron mining impacts on current impaired waters in Lake Superior’s Mesabi Range, John Baeten, Nancy Langston, and Don Lafreniere

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Comment on “Barriers to enhanced and integrated climate change adaptation and mitigation in Canadian forest management”, Adam Wellstead, Robbert Biesbroek, Paul Cairney, Debra Davidson, Johann Dupuis, Michael Howlett, Jeremy Rayner, and Richard Stedman

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Constructing a sustainable bioecnomy: Multi-scalar perceptions of sustainability, Aparajita Banerjee, Chelsea L. Schelly, and Kathleen E. Halvorsen

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Decarbonizing the boardroom? Aligning electric utility executive compensation with climate change incentives, Cleyton Cavallaro, Joshua M. Pearce, and Roman Sidortsov

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Environmental policy and the pursuit of sustainability, Chelsea Schelly and Aparajita Banerjee

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From Kyoto to Paris: Measuring renewable energy policy regimes in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States, Erin Pischke, Barry Solomon, Adam Wellstead, Alberto Acevedo, Amarella Eastmond, Fernando De Oliveira, and et. al.

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“Imbibing the lesson of defiance”: oil palms and alcohol in Colonial Ghana, 1900–40, Jonathan E. Robins

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Indigenous protest and the roots of sustainable forestry in Bolivia, Michael J. Dockry and Nancy Langston

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Mechanisms of environmental policy change in a federal system: The case of open federalism and the 2006–15 Harper government, Adam Wellstead

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Recreational Fishing in Illinois: Demographic Analysis, Erin Burkett and Richelle Winkler

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Recreational fishing participation trends in Upper Great Lakes States: an age-period-cohort analysis, Erin Burkett and Richelle Winkler

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Review: The Medieval New: Ambivalence in an Age of Innovation, Steven A. Walton

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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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Upper Great Lakes States’ recreational angler participation map book, Erin Burkett, Richelle Winkler, and Rozalynn Klaas

Submissions from 2017

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Archaeological Overview & Assessment Pullman National Historical Monument, Timothy Scarlett and Steven A. Walton

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A spatial evaluation of historic iron mining impacts on current impaired waters in Lake Superior’s Mesabi Range, John Baeten and Nancy Langston

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DOCUMERICA and the power of environmental history, Nancy Langston

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Dwelling in resistance: living with alternative technologies in America, Chelsea Schelly

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Examining interconnection and net metering policy for distributed generation in the United States, Chelsea Schelly, Edward P. Louie, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Explaining through causal mechanisms: resilience and governance of social–ecological systems, Robbert Biesbroek, Johann Dupuis, and Adam Wellstead

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Mathematical Practitioners and the Transformation of Natural Knowledge in Early Modern Europe, Lesley B. Cormack, John A. Schuster, Steven A. Walton, Alex G. Keller, Sven Dupre, W. R. Laird, and Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis

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Our dangerous discipline: Doing historical archaeology in Utah, Timothy Scarlett

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Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose? A review of Paul Sabatier’s “An advocacy coalition framework of policy change and the role of policy-oriented learning therein", Adam Wellstead

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Policy advice from outsiders: The challenges of policy co-construction, Adam Wellstead, Bryan Evans, and Halina Sapeha

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Policy Analysis and the Voluntary Sector, Bryan Evans, Juniper Glass, and Adam Wellstead

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Policy mixes and their alignment over time: Patching and stretching in the oil sands reclamation regime in Alberta, Canada, Jeremy Rayner, Michael Howlett, and Adam Wellstead

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Policy work in Canada: Professional practices and analytical capacities in Canada’s policy advisory system, Michael Howlett, Adam Wellstead, and Jonathan Craft

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Renewable, ethical? Assessing the energy justice potential of renewable electricity, Aparajita Banerjee, Emily Prehoda, Roman Sidortsov, and Chelsea Schelly

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Sustaining Lake Superior, Nancy Langston

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Technologies of Pow(d)er: Military mathematical practitioners’ strategies and self-presentation, Steven A. Walton

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The Wisconsin Experiment, Nancy Langston

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Understanding public perceptions of wood-based electricity production in Wisconsin, United States: place-based dynamics and social representations, Aparajita Banerjee, Chelsea Schelly, and Kathleen E. Halvorsen

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U.S. strategic solar photovoltaic-powered microgrid deployment for enhanced national security, Emily Prehoda, Chelsea Schelly, and Joshua M. Pearce

Submissions from 2016

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A geospatial approach to uncovering the hidden waste footprint of Lake Superior’s Mesabi Iron Range, John Baeten, Nancy Langston, and Don Lafreniere

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Alberta's oil sands reclamation policy trajectory: the role of tense layering, policy stretching, and policy patching in long-term policy dynamics, Adam Wellstead, Jeremy Rayner, and Michael Howlett

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Assisted tree migration in North America: Policy legacies, enhanced forest policy integration, and climate change adaptation, Adam Wellstead and Michael Howlett

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Canada’s Regional Adaptation Collaboratives and adaptation platform: The importance of scaling up and scaling down climate change governance experiments, Adam Wellstead, Michael Howlett, Sreeja Nair, and Jeremy Rayner

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Changing ideas in forestry: A comparison of concepts in Swedish and American forestry journals during the early twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Erland Mårald, Nancy Langston, Anna Sténs, and Jon Moen

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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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Everyday household practice in alternative residential dwellings: the non-environmental motivations for environmental behavior, Chelsea Schelly

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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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Heavy Artillery Transformed, Steven A. Walton

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How policy frameworks shape environmental practice: three cases of alternative dwelling, Chelsea Schelly

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Hybridization, agency discretion, and implementation of the U.S. Endangered Species Act, Jennifer F. Lind-Riehl, Audrey L. Mayer, Adam Wellstead, and Oliver Gailing

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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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Offense and defense in the gunpowder revolution, Steven A. Walton

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Policy capacity for climate change in canada's transportation sector, Joshus Newman, Anthony Perl, Adam Wellstead, and Kathleen McNutt

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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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Potential applications of supercritical carbon dioxide extraction and impregnation for the stabilization and conservation of industrial heritage artifacts, Timothy Scarlett

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“Push” dynamics in policy experimentation: Downscaling climate change adaptation programs in Canada, Adam Wellstead, Michael Howlett, Sreeja Nair, and Jeremy Rayner

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Rebuilding the Landscape of the Rural Post Office: A Geo-Spatial Analysis of 19th-century Postal Spaces and Networks, Nicholas Van Allen and Don Lafreniere

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Soft energy paths revisited: Politics and practice in energy technology transitions, Chelsea Schelly and Aparajita Banerjee

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Structural-functionalism redux: adaptation to climate change and the challenge of a science-driven policy agenda, Adam Wellstead, Michael Howlett, and Jeremy Rayner

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To bridge the divide between evidence and policy: reduce ambiguity as much as uncertainty, Paul Cairney, Kathryn Oliver, and Adam Wellstead

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To frack or not to frack: perceptions of the risks and opportunities of high-volume hydraulic fracturing in the United States, Amanda Kreuze

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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