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Submissions from 2020

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American Influences at the National Eisteddfod, Mark Rhodes

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

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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 Zhou and Douglass S. Noonan

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Life cycle assessment of the production of gasoline and diesel from forest residues using integrated hydropyrolysis and hydroconversion, Robert J. Zupko II

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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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Reviewed Work: Palma Africana by Michael Taussig, Jonathan E. Robins

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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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Should we stay or should we go now? Factors affecting evacuation decisions at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala, Hans Lechner and Mark Rouleau

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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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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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Technological determinism(s) and the study of war, Steven A. Walton

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

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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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Cross-border hostilities and regional planning in the United States and Canada: What role for expertise, insulated from the “Hurry and Strife of Politics”?, Jameson W. Doig and Mary Durfee

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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, Amanda Krueze, Roman Sidortsov, and Chelsea Schelly

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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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Independent risk analysis for the straits pipelines - Final report, Kevin Strychar, Frank Lupi, Steven Miller, John Baeten, David J. Flaspohler, Sarah Green, Amanda Grimm, Latika Gupta, Kelly Kamm, Will Lytle, Guy Meadows, Daisuke Minakata, Amlan Mukherjee, Jill A. Olin, Gordon Paterson, Mark Rouleau, Mir Sadri-Sabet, Timothy Scarlett, Chelsea Schelly, David Shonnard, Roman Sidortsov, Bethel Tarekegne, Stephen Techtmann, Adam Wellstead, Pengfei Xue, and et. al.

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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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Public perceptions towards oil palm cultivation in Tabasco, Mexico, Erin Pischke, Mark Rouleau, and Kathleen E. Halvorsen

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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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Responses of deposition and bioaccumulation in the Great Lakes region to policy and other large-scale drivers of mercury emissions, Judith Perlinger, Noel R. Urban, Ashley Hendricks, H. Zhang, A. Kumar, Shiliang Wu, Hugh Gorman, and et. al.

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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

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When foundation matters: overcoming legal and regulatory barriers to oil and gas well decommissioning in Russia, Roman Sidortsov and Elena Gavrilina

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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At the crossroads of policy ambitions and political reality: Reflections on the prospects of LNG development in Russia, Roman Sidortsov

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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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Enrollment decision-making in U.S. forestry and related natural resource degree programs, Mark Rouleau and Terry Sharik

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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 Russian offshore oil and gas regime, When tight control means less order, Roman Sidortsov

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The Wisconsin Experiment, Nancy Langston