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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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SimStream: A Framework for Teaching Environmental and Computational Thinking to Elementary and Middle School Students, Timothy Baker

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Managing small natural features: A synthesis of economic issues and emergent opportunities, Dana Bauer, Kathleen Bell, Erick Nelson, and Aram J K Calhoun

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Breeding Ecology and Habitat Use of Unisexual Salamanders and their Sperm-Hosts, Blue-Spotted Salamanders (Ambystoma laterale), Kristine Hoffmann

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Turning Contention into Collaboration: Engaging Power, Trust, and Learning in Collaborative Networks, Vanessa Levesque, Aram J K Calhoun, KATHLEEN P. BELL, and Teresa R. Johnson

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Improving Management and Conservation of Cusk (Brosme brosme): Habitat Distribution, Bycatch Interactions, and Conservation Practices, Jocelyn M. Runnebaum

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Fishing for Leadership: The Role Diversification Plays in Facilitating Change Agents, Joshua Stoll

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Special Issue on the Economics of Changing Coastal Resources: The Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems, mario f. teisl, KATHLEEN P. BELL, and Caroline L. Noblet

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The Relative Importance of Aquatic and Terrestrial Variables for Frogs in an Urbanizing Landscape: Key Insights for Sustainable Urban Development, Nélida R. Villaseñora, Don A. Driscoll, Philip Gibbons, Aram J K Calhoun, and David B. Lindenmayer

Publications from 2016

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Whose values count: is a theory of social choice for sustainability science possible?, Mark W. Anderson, mario f. teisl, and Caroline L. Noblet

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Transdisciplinary research partnerships in sustainability science: an examination of stakeholder participation preferences, Karen H. Beiluch, Kathleen P. Bell, Mario F. Teisl, Laura Lindenfeld, Jessica Leahy, and Linda Silka

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Initial Movements of a Dispersing Amphbian in Response to Partial Harvestion in the Acadian Forest of Maine, USA, Brittany Cline and Malcolm L. Hunter Jr.

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Movement in the matrix: Substrates and distance to forest edge affect postmetamorphic movements of a forest amphibian, Brittany Cline and Malcolm L. Hunter Jr.

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Do Geographically Isolated Wetlands Influence Landscape Functions?, Matthew J. Cohen; Irema F. Creed; Laurie Alexander; Nandita B. Basu; Aram J K Calhoun; Christopher Craft; CSS-Dynamac Corporation; Katherine Kirkman; Charles R. Lane; Megan Lang; Scitt G. Leibowitz; David B. Lewis; CDM Smith, Inc; Daniel L. McLaughlin; David M. Mushet; Hadas Raanan-Kiperwas; Mark C. Rains; Lora Smith; and Susan C. Walls

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The Effects of Rotation and River Discharge on Net Mixing in Small-Mouth Kelvin Plumes, Kelly Cole and Robert D. Hetland

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Efficiency and Detection Accuracy Using Print and Digital Stereo Aerial Photography for Remotely Mapping Vernal Pools in New England Landscapes, Fred J. DiBello, Aram J K Calhoun, Dawn E. Morgan, and Amanda F. Shearin

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Why rhetoric matters for ecology, Caroline Druschke and Bridie McGreavy

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Measuring the impact of pollution closures on commercial shellfish harvest: The case of soft-shell clams in Machias Bay, Maine, Keith S. Evans, Kevin Athearn, Xuan Chen, KATHLEEN P. BELL, and Tora Johnson

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Engaging through Valuation: Investigating Citizen Attitudes Impacting Program Support and Exploring Ecosystem Service Values in Stakeholder Engagement, Emma L. Fox

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The Habitat Ecology of Pool-Breeding Amphibians During All Annual Life History Periods in the Mountains of the Dawn, Luke Alexander Groff

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Moving up the Waste Hierarchy in Maine: Learning from “Best Practice” State-Level Policy for Waste Reduction and Recovery, Cindy Isenhour, Travis Blackmer, Travis Wagner, Linda Silka, and John Peckenham

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Safety, Recreation, and Visitation: An economic analysis of decision-making on coastal beaches, Abigail Kaminski

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Planning for Sustainability in Small Municipalities: The Influence of Interest Groups, Growth Patterns, and Institutional Characteristics, Vanessa R. Levesque, Kathleen P. Bell, and Aram J K Calhoun

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Resilience as Discourse, Bridie McGreavy

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Citizen Science and Natural Resource Governance: Applying a Resilience Framework to Vernal Pool Policy Innovation, Bridie McGreavy, Aram J K Calhoun, Jessica Spelke Jansujwicz, and Vanessa Levesque

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Environmental Communication Pedagogy for Sustainability: Developing Core Capacities to Engage with Complex Problems, Bridie McGreavy, Caroline Gottschalk Druschke, Leah Sprain, Jessica L. Thompson, and Laura A. Lindenfeld

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Sustainability Science Graduate Students as Boundary Spanners, Soencer Meyer, Vanessa Levesque, Karen H. Bieluch, Michelle Johnson, Bridie McGreavy, Stacia J. Dreyer, and Hollie Smith

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Leveraging the power of place in citizen science for effective conservation decision making, Gregory Newman, M. Chandler, M. Clyde, B. McGreavy, M. Haklay, H. Ballard, S. Gray, R. Scarpino, D. Mellor, and J. Gallo

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Communicating Who Knows What in Sustainability Science: Investigating the Role of Epistemology in Science Communication and Engagement, Brianne M. Suldovsky

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Modeling spatiotemporal variability of the bioclimate envelope of Homarus americanus in the coastal waters of Maine and New Hampshire, Kisei Tananka and Yong Chen

Publications from 2015

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Wintertime weather-climate variability and its links to early spring ice-out in Maine lakes, Mussie Beyene and Shaleen Jain

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Implications of species addition and decline for nutrient dynamics in freshwaters., Krista A. Capps, Carla L. Atkinson, and Amanda T. Rugenski

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Growth Response of Fraxinus nigra Marsh (Lamiales: Oleaceae) Used to Predict High-Quality Sites in Maine and Northern New York: An Approach to Prioritizing Preparedness and Management of Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), Kara Kristine Lorion Costanza

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Nonstationarity in seasonality of extreme precipitation: A nonparametric circular statistical approach and its application., Nirajan Dhakal, Shaleen Jain, Alexander Gray, Michael Dandy, and Esperanza Stancioff

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Are acceptance, support, and the factors that affect them, different? Examining perceptions of U.S. fuel economy standards, Stacia J. Dreyer, Mario F. Teisl, and Shannon K. McCoy

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Australians’ views on carbon pricing before and after the 2013 federal election, Stacia J. Dreyer, Iain Walker, Shannon K. McCoy, and Mario F. Teisl

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Linking remote sensing and various site factors for predicting the spatial distribution of eastern hemlock occurrence and relative basal area in Maine, USA, Kathleen Dunckel, Aaron Weiskittel, Greg Fiske, Steven A. Sader, Erika Latty, and Amy Arnett

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Evaluation of a Waistband for Attaching External Radiotransmitters to Anurans, Luke Alexander Groff, Amber Pitt, Robert Baldwin, Aram J K Calhoun, and Cynthia Loftin

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Strengthening the role of universities in addressing sustainability challenges: the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions as an institutional experiment, David Hart, Kathleen P. Bell, Laura Lindenfeld, Shaleen Jain, Teresa Johnson, Darren Ranco, and Brian McGill

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Effects of Market Attitudes and Economic Valuation Information on Sustainability Values and Behaviors: Evidence from Experimental Economics, Sandra Hughes Goff

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The Maine Tidal Power Initiative: Transdisciplinary sustainability science research for the responsible development of tidal power, Jessica Spelke Jansujwicz and Teresa R. Johnson

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River Restoration: Institutions, Boundaries, and Social Ecological Dynamics, Eileen Sylvan Johnson

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Understanding Social Resilience in the Maine Lobster Industry, Teresa R. Johnson and Anna M. Henry

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Tidal Power Development in Maine: Stakeholder Identification and Perceptions of Engagement, Teresa R. Johnson and Jessica Spelke Jansujwicz

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Understanding and Informing Permitting Decisions for Tidal Energy Development Using an Adaptive Management Framework, Teresa R. Johnson and Jessica Spelke Jansujwicz

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Communication and sustainability science teams as complex systems, Bridie McGreavy, Laura Lindenfeld, Karen H. Bieluch, Linda Silka, Jessica Leahy, and Biill Zoellick

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An Analysis of Spatio-Temporal Landscape Patterns for Protected Areas in Northern New England: 1099-2010, Spencer Meyer, Mary-Kate Beard-Tisdale, Christopher S. Cronan, and Robert Lilieholm

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Thinking past, thinking future: An empirical test of the effects of retrospective assessment on future preferences, Caroline L. Noblet, Mark W. Anderson, and Mario F. Teisl

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Public Preferences for Investments in Renewable Energy Production and Energy Efficiency, Caroline L. Noblet, Mario F. Teisl, Keith S. Evans, Mark W. Anderson, Shannon McCoy, and Edmund Cervone

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Urbanization changes the composition and bioavailability of dissolved organic matter in headwater streams, Thomas B. Parr, Christopher Cronan, Tsutomu Ohno, Stuart Findlay, Sean Smith, and Kevin Simon

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Understanding Private Woodland Owner Forest Management: Qualitative and Quantitative Applications, Emily J. Silver

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Will Offshore Energy Face “Fair Winds and Following Seas”?: Understanding the Factors Influencing Offshore Wind Acceptance, Mario f. Teisl, Shannon K. McCoy, Sarah J. Marrinan, Caroline L. Noblet, Teresa R. Johnson, Megan Wibberly, and Sharon Klein

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A Smiling Face Is Half The Meal: The Role of Cooperation in Sustaining Maine’s Local Food Industry, Ethan Tremblay and Timothy Waring

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High-Precision Land-Cover-Land-Use GIS Mapping and Land Availability and Suitability Analysis for Grass Biomass Production in the Aroostook River Valley, Maine, USA., Chunzeng Wang, Jason Johnston, David Vail, Jared Diskinson, and David Putnam

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A multilevel evolutionary framework for sustainability analysis, Timothy M. Waring, Michelle Ann Kline, Jeremy Brooks, Sandra Goff, John Gowdy, Marco Jansen, Paul Smaldino, and Jennifer Jacquet

Publications from 2014

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The Incompatibility of Benefit-cost Analysis with Sustainability Science, Mark W. Anderson, mario f. teisl, Caroline L. Noblet, and Sharon Klein

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Creating Successful Vernal Pools: A Literature Review and Advice for Practitioners, Aram J K Calhoun, J. Arrigoni, Malcolm L. Hunter Jr., and C. Richter

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Improving management of small natural features on private lands by negotiating the science–policy boundary for Maine vernal pools, Aram J K Calhoun, Jessica Spelke Jansujwicz, Malcolm L. Hunter Jr., and Kathleen P. Bell

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Modeling nutrient transport and transformation by pool-breeding amphibians in forested landscapes using a 21 year dataset, Krista A. Capps, Keith Berven, and Scott D. Tiegs

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Biogeochemical hotspots in Forested Landscapes: The Role of Vernal Pools in Denitrification and Organic Matter, Krista A. Capps, Regina L. Rancatti, Nathan Tomczyk, Aram J K Calhoun, and Malcolm L. Hunter Jr.

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Amphibians in Complex Landscapes: Quantifying Habitat Connectivity for Juvenile Movements and Dispersal, Brittany Blue Cline

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Different open-canopy vegetation types affect matrix permeability for a dispersing forest amphibian, Brittany Cline and Malcolm L. Hunter Jr.

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Managing the middle ground: forests in the transition zone between cities and remote areas, Charles Colgan, Malcolm L. Hunter Jr., Aaron Weiskittel, and Brian McGill

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Collaborative Voice: Examining the Role of Voice in Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Brandon J. Cosley, Shannon McCoy, and Susan Gardner

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The Complexity of the Practice of Ecosystem-Based Management., Verna G. DeLauer, Andrew A. Rosenberg, Nancy C. Popp, David R. Hiley, and Christine Feurt

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Acceptance of and Support for Environmental Policies, Stacia J. Dreyer

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Bridging the Divide: Tensions Between the Biophysical and Social Sciences in An Interdisciplinary Sustainability Science Project, Susan Gardner

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The Complementary Niches of Anthropocentric and Biocentric Conservationists, Malcolm L. Hunter Jr., Kent H. Redford, and David Lindenmayer

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Experimental platforms for behavioral experiments on social-ecological systems, Marco Janssen, Allen Lee, and Timothy M. Waring

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Engaging the Future with Land Use Scenarios, Michelle Leigh Johnson

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Qualitative Indicators of Social Resilience in Small-Scale Fishing Communities: An Emphasis on Perceptions and Practice, Teresa Johnson, Anna M. Henry, and Cameron Thompson

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Pushing the Pace of Tree Species Migration, Eli D. Lazarus and Brian McGill

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Advancing Conservation Efforts through Collaborative Development of Locally Tailored Policies, Vanessa R. Levesque

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Entertaining our way to engagement? Climate change films and sustainable development values, Laura Lindenfeld and Bridie McGreavy

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Managing Natural Resources at the Intersection of Economy, Ecology and Policy, Stephenie Jacquelynn MacLagan

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Interdisciplinarity and Actionable Science: Exploring the Generative Potential in Difference, Bridie McGreavy, Linda Silka, and Laura Lindenfeld

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Land Conservation in Northern New England: Historic Trends and Alternative Conservation Features, Spencer Meyer, Christopher Cronan, Robert J. Lilieholm, Michelle Johnson, and David Foster

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Development of a Stakeholder-driven Spatial Modeling Framework for Strategic Landscape Planning using Bayesian Networks across two Urban-Rural Gradients in Maine, USA, Spencer Meyer, Michelle Johnson, Robert Lilieholm, and Christopher Cronan

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Social-Ecological System of Land Use in Northern New England: The Integration of Land Conservation and Economic Development Across Multiple Spatial and Temporal Scales, Spencer Robert Meyer

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Interdisciplinary Research and Environmental Law, Caroline L. Noblet and Dave Owen

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An Assessment of Methods and Remote-Sensing Derived Covariates for Regional Predictions of 1 km Daily Maximum Air Temperature, Beniot Parmentier, Brian McGill, Adam Wilson, James Regetz, Walter Jetz, Robert Guralnick, Mao-Ning Tuanmu, Natalie Robinson, and Mark Schildhauer

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Effect of Urbanization on Dissolved Organic Matter: Composition, Bioavailability, and Ecosystem Integrity, Thomas B. Parr

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ComPARAFAC: a library and tools for rapid and quantitative comparison of dissolved organic matter components resolved by Parallel Factor Analysis., Thomas B. Parr, Tsutomu Ohno, and Kevin Simon

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A Decision-Support Tool to Build Water Supply Capacity: Methodological Development, John Peckenham and Trupi Ashtankar

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Sustaining Forests through Social, Environmental, and Community Psychology Constructs, Michael Ryan Quartuch

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Movement Patterns, Terrestrial Habitat Use, and Conservation of New England's Rarest Amphibians: The Eastern Spadefoot (Scaphiopus holbrookii) and Blue-Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma laterale), Kevin John Ryan

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Assessing Maine's Certified Sustainable Harvest, David F. Sherwood

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Intersections of Science, Policy & the Media in Sustainability Science: A Mixed Method State Analysis, Hollie M. Smith

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Collaborative Research on Finfish, Their Distribution, and Diversity in Cobscook Bay, Maine, Jeffrey D. Vieser

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Cooperation across Organizational Boundaries: Experimental Evidence from a Major Sustainability Science Project, Timothy M. Waring, Sandra Goff, Julia B. McGuire, Dylan Moore, and Abigail Sullivan

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On the Travel Emissions of Sustainability Science Research, Timothy M. Waring, Mario f. Teisl, Eva Manandhar, and Mark Anderson

Publications from 2013

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Gadids and Alewives: Structure Within Complexity in the Gulf of Maine, Edward P. Ames and John Lichter

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Intergenerational Bargains: Negotiating our debts to the past and our obligations to the future, Mark W. Anderson

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Creating Opportunities for Improving Lake-Focused Stakeholder Engagement: Knowledge–Action Systems, Pro-Environment Behavior and Sustainable Lake Management, Kathleen P. Bell, Laura Lindenfeld, Ann E. Speers, Marrio F. Teisl, and Jessica Leahy

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The Ocean Economy of the United States: Measurement, Distribution, & Trends, Charles S. Colgan

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Acceptance and Support of the Australian Carbon Policy, Stacia J. Dreyer and Iain Walker

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Paradigmatic differences, power, and status: a qualitative investigation of faculty in one interdisciplinary research collaboration in sustainability science, Susan K. Gardner

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Choice, power and perspective: The neglected question of who initiates engaged campus-community partnerships, Robert W. Glover Editor and Linda Silka

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Sustainability Science: A Call to Collaborative Action, David D. Hart and KATHLEEN P. BELL

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Strengthening the Development of Community-University Partnerships in Sustainability Science Research, Karen Kelly Hutchins

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Strengthening Knowledge Co-Production Capacity: Examining Interest in Community-University Partnerships., Karen Hutchins, Laura Lindenfeld, Jessica Leahy, and Linda Silka