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Works from 2022

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Enacting boundaries or building bridges? Language and engagement in food-energy-water systems science, Valoree Gagnon, Chelsea Schelly, William Lytle, Andrew Kliskey, Virginia H. Dale, Anna Maria Marshall, Luis F. Rodriguez, Paula Williams, Michael Waasegiizhig Price, Elizabeth A. Redd, and Margaret A. Noodin

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Finding the sweet spot in climate policy: balancing stakeholder engagement with bureaucratic autonomy, Adam Wellstead and Robbert Biesbroek

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Formative Interests and Pathways to Natural Resources Careers among Historically Underrepresented People, Laura L. Burmann, Matthew C. Kelly, Chelsea L. Schelly, and Tara Bal

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Oil palm crop: State and gaps of research and technological development at global scale, Latin America and Mexico, Luz Del Carmen Lagunes-Espinoza, César Jesús Vazquez-Navarrete, Joaquín Alberto Rincón-Ramirez, and Kathleen Halvorsen

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Preserving Memory, Protecting Privacy: Challenges and Strategies for Working through Community Anxiety in Digital Environments, Shaun Boyd, Joanne Burgess, Lindsay Hiltunen, Donald Lafreniere, Daniel Morales, Sarah Scarlett, and Lindsay Passenger Wieck

Works from 2021

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American Community: Radical Experiments in Intentional Living, Chelsea Schelly

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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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Cultural imaginaries or incommensurable ontologies? Relationality and sovereignty as worldviews in socio-technological system transitions, Chelsea Schelly, Valoree Gagnon, Kristin Arola, Andrew Fiss, Marie Schaefer, and Kathleen E. Halvorsen

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Dancing around the Subject: Memory Work of Museum Landscapes at the Welsh National Waterfront Museum, Mark Rhodes

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

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Developing a legal framework for energy storage technologies in the U.S: The case of pumped underground storage hydro, Shardul Tiwari, Chelsea Schelly, and Roman Sidortsov

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Differential Privacy and the Accuracy of County-Level Net Migration Estimates, Richelle Winkler, Jaclyn L. Butler, Katherine J. Curtis, and David Egan-Robertson

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Diverse University Students Across the United States Reveal Promising Pathways to Hunter Recruitment and Retention, Victoria R. Vayer, Lincoln R. Larson, M. Nils Peterson, Kangjae Jerry Lee, Matt Kelly, Richelle Winkler, and et. al.

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Energy democracy in practice, Douglas Bessette, Chelsea Schelly, Laura Schmitt Olabisi, Valoree Gagnon, Andrew Fiss, Kristin Arola, Elise Matz, Rebecca Ong, and Kathleen E. Halvorsen

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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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Examining existing policy to inform a comprehensive legal framework for agrivoltaics in the U.S., Alexis S. Pascaris

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Global Electricity Development: Technological, Geographical, and Social Considerations, Shardul Tiwari, Bethel Tarekegne, and Chelsea Schelly

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How palm oil became the world’s most hated, most used fat source, Jonathan E. Robins

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

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Identifying and Quantifying Volatile Content and Geotechnical Properties in the lunar PSRs, Paul van Susante, Jeffrey Allen, Timothy C. Eisele, Timothy Scarlett, and Kris Zacny

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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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Lessons from U.S. rust belt cities for equitable low-growth futures, Dayne Walling, Richard Sadler, and Don Lafreniere

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Mapping Historical Archaeology and Industrial Heritage: The Historical Spatial Data Infrastructure, Daniel Trepal, Don Lafreniere, and Timothy Stone

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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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Policy innovation lab scholarship: past, present, and the future–Introduction to the special issue on policy innovation labs, Adam Wellstead, Anat Gofen, and Angie Carter

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

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Promoting Policies for Renewable Electrification, Adewale Aremu Adesanya and Chelsea Schelly

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Refraining on necropolitics: lyrical geographies of labor music, Mark Rhodes and Chris W. Post

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

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Rust belt cities as exemplars for urban development practice in a low-growth future, Dayne Walling, Richard C. Sadler, and Don Lafreniere

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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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The Green Revolution in the Global South: Science, Politics, and Unintended Consequences by R. Douglas Hurt (review), Jonathan Robins

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The interplay between renewable portfolio standards and voluntary green power markets in the United States, Shan Zhou and Barry Solomon

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The policy cycle: From heuristic to a theory-informed research and advice, Evert A. Lindquist and Adam Wellstead

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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

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Water- and Energy-Efficient Appliances for Circular Water Economy: Conceptual Framework Development and Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Water Consumption, Tony Geglio, Terrianna Bradley, Tia Williams, Shan Zhou, David Watkins, and Daisuke Minakata

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Woodland caribou and borders, Nancy Langston

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Woodland caribou and borders, Nancy Langston

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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COVID-19: effective policymaking depends on trust in experts, politicians, and the public, Paul Cairney and Adam Wellstead

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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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Environmental decision-making shaped by the home: Situating consumption in the household, William Lytle, Chelsea Schelly, Kristin Floress, Rachael L. Shwom, and Kathleen E. Halvorsen

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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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Looking at Canada as a US Environmental Historian, Nancy Langston

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Looking at Canada as a US Environmental Historian, Nancy Langston

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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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Preferences for Northern Hardwood Silviculture among Family Forest Owners in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Alexander C. Helman, Matthew Kelly, Mark Rouleau, and Yvette L. Dickinson

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Ratepayer Perspectives on Mid- to Large-Scale Solar Development on Long Island, NY: Lessons for Reducing Siting Conflict through Supported Development Types, Chelsea Schelly, Emily Prehoda, Jessica Price, Aimee Delach, and Rupak Thapaliya

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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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Toxic Safety: Flame Retardants, Chemical Controversies, and Environmental Health, Nancy Langston

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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