Faculty Publications


  • Brown, D., Robbins, J., Sieswerda, P.L., Schoelkopf, R., and Parsons, E.C.M. (2018). Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) sightings in the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary. Marine Mammal Science 34(1): 250-257.


  • Schwartz, K.R., Parsons, E.C.M., Rockwood, L. and Wood, T.C. (2017). Integrating in-situ and ex-situ data management processes for biodiversity conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 5: 120. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2017.00120
  • Dang, T.K.P., I.J. Visseren-Hamakers, B. Arts. 2017. The institutional capacity of forest devolution: the case of forest land allocation in Vietnam. Development Policy Review 35: 723-744.
  • Humphreys, D., B. Cashore, I.J. Visseren-Hamakers, W. De Jong, K. Mcginley, A. Denvir, P. Caro Torres and S. Lupberger. 2017. Towards Durable Multistakeholder-Generated Solutions: The Pilot Application of a Problem-Oriented Policy Learning Protocol to Legality Verification and Community Rights in Peru. International Forestry Review 19(3): 278-293.
  • Parsons, E.C.M. 2017. Impacts of navy sonar on whales and dolphins: now beyond a smoking gun. Frontiers in Marine Science 4: 295. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00295 http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmars.2017.00295/full
  • Parsons, E.C.M., MacPherson, R. and Villagomez, A. 2017. Marine “conservation”: you keep using that word but I don’t think it means what you think it means. Frontiers in Marine Science 4: 299. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00299 http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmars.2017.00299/full
  • Crate, Susie. 2017. “Storying Climate Change.” Anthropology News website, April 21, 2017. doi: 10.1111/AN.410
  • Oester, S., Cigliano, J.A., Hind-Ozan, E.J., and Parsons, E.C.M. 2017. Why conferences matter – an example from the International Marine Conservation Congress. Frontiers in Marine Science 4: 257. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00257 http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmars.2017.00257/full
  • de Mutsert, K., Lewis, K., Milroy, S., Buszowski, J., & Steenbeek, J. (2017). Using ecosystem modeling to evaluate trade-offs in coastal management: Effects of large-scale river diversions on fish and fisheries. Ecological Modelling, 360, 14-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.06.029
  • Parsons, E.C.M. and Brown, D.M. 2017. From hunting to watching: human interactions with cetaceans. In: Marine Mammal Welfare (Ed. A. Butterworth), 67-90. Springer International, Cham, Switzerland.
  • Rose, N.A., Snusz, G.H., Brown, D.M., and Parsons, E.C.M. 2017. Improving captive marine mammal welfare in the United States: science-based recommendations for improved regulatory requirements for captive marine mammal care. International Journal of wildlife Law & Policy 20(1): 1-35. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13880292.2017.1309858
  • Bush, Alex, Rahel Sollmann, Andreas Wilting, Kristine Bohmann, Beth Cole, Heiko Balzter, Christopher Martius, András Zlinszky, Sébastien Calvignac-Spencer, Christina A. Cobbold, Terence P. Dawson, Brent C. Emerson, Simon Ferrier, M. Thomas P. Gilbert, Martin Herold, Laurence Jones, Fabian H. Leendertz, Louise Matthews, James D. A. Millington, John R. Olson, Otso Ovaskainen, Dave Raffaelli, Richard Reeve, Mark-Oliver Rödel, Torrey W. Rodgers, Stewart Snape, Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers, Alfried P. Vogler, Piran C. L. White, Martin J. Wooster and Douglas W. Yu. 2017. Connecting Earth observation to high-throughput biodiversity data. Nature ecology & evolution 1, 0176. 22 June 2017. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0176
  • 2017 De Mutsert, K., Sills, A., Schlick, C.J.C., and R.C. Jones. Successes of restoration and its effects on the fish community in a freshwater tidal embayment of the Potomac River, USA. Water 9(6), 421; doi:10.3390/w9060421
  • 2017 Gruss, A., Rose, K.A., Simons, J., Ainsworth, C.H., De Mutsert, K., Himchak, P., Kaplan, I.C., Froeschke, J., Zetina Rejon, M.J., and D. Chagaris. Recommendations for ecosystem modeling efforts aiming to inform ecosystem-based fisheries management and restoration projects. Marine and Coastal Fisheries, DOI: 10.1080/19425120.2017.1330786
  • 2017 Arya, G., Tadayon, S., Sadighian, J., Jones, J., De Mutsert, K., Huff, T.B., and G.D. Foster. Pharmaceutical chemicals, steroids and xenoestrogens in water, sediment and fish from the tidal freshwater Potomac River (Virginia, USA). Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, 52:7, 686-696, DOI: 10.1080/10934529.2017.1312975.
  • 2017 De Mutsert, K., Steenbeek, J., Cowan, J.H. Jr., and V. Christensen. Using ecosystem modeling to determine hypoxia effects on fish and fisheries. Chapter 14 In: D. Justic, K.A. Rose, R.D. Hetland, and K. Fennel (eds). Modeling Coastal Hypoxia: Numerical Simulations of Patterns, Controls and Effects of Dissolved Oxygen Dynamics. Springer, New York
  • Galletti Vernazzani, B., Brownell, R.L., Burkhardt-Holm, P., Cabrera, E., Iñíguez, M., Luna, F., Parsons, E.C.M., Ritter, F., Rodríguez-Fonseca, J., Sironi, M., and Stachowitsch, M. 2017. Management and conservation at the International Whaling Commission: a dichotomy sandwiched within a shifting baseline. Marine Policy 83: 164-171.
  • Sitar, A., May-Collado, L.J., Wright, A.J., Peters-Burton, E., Rockwood, L. and Parsons, E.C.M. 2017. Tourists’ perspectives on dolphin-watching in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Tourism in Marine Environments 12(2): 79-94.
  • Parsons, E.C.M. and Brown, D. 2017. Recent advances in whale-watching research: 2015-2016. Tourism in Marine Environments 12(2): 125-137.
  • Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, S., M. Kok, I.J. Visseren-Hamakers, C. Termeer. 2017. Mainstreaming biodiversity in economic sectors: An analytical framework. Biological Conservation 210: 145-156.
  • Stachowitsch, M., Parsons, E.C.M. and Rose, N.A. 2017. State Of the Cetacean Environment Report (SOCER) 2016. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 18 (Suppl.): 316-329.
  • Bastos Lima, M.G., G. Kissinger, I.J. Visseren-Hamakers, J. Braña-Varela, A.Gupta. 2017. The Sustainable Development Goals and REDD+: assessing institutional interactions and the pursuit of synergies. Int Environ Agreements 17: pp. 589–606. DOI: 10.1007/s10784-017-9366-9
  • Tegegne, Yitgesu T., Sabaheta Ramcilovic-Suominen, Kalame Fobissie, Ingrid J. Visseren-Hamakers, Marcus Lindner, Markku Kanninen. 2017. Synergies among social safeguards in FLEGT and REDD+ in Cameroon. Forest Policy and Economics 75: 1-11.
  • Bastos Lima, M.G, Visseren-Hamakers, I.J., Braña-Varela, J., Gupta, A. 2017. A reality check on the landscape approach to REDD+: Lessons from Latin America. Forest Policy and Economics 78: 10-20.
  • O’Bryhim. J.R., Parsons, E.C.M. and Lance, S.L. (2017) Forensic species identification of elasmobranch products sold in Costa Rican markets. Fisheries Research 186: 144-150.
  • Raz-Bahat M., Douek J., Moiseeva E., Peters E.C., & Rinkevich B. (2017). The digestive system of the stony coral Stylophora pistillata. Cell and Tissue Research. DOI: 10.1007/s00441-016-2555-y
  • Crate, S. A. (2017). Beginnings of a Rural Sustainability Paradigm: The Arctic as Case in Point. In Northern Sustainabilities: Understanding and Addressing Change in the Circumpolar World (pp. 253-267). Springer International Publishing.
  • Mary M. Means, Changwoo Ahn, Gregory B. Noe. (2017). Planting richness affects the recovery of vegetation and soil processes in constructed wetlands following disturbance. Science of The Total Environment, 579: 1366-1378.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.134.


  • Sample, V.A., Bixler, R.P., and Miller, C. (eds.) 2016. Forest Conservation in the Anthropocene: Science, Policy, and Practice. Boulder: University Press of Colorado. 336  pp.
  • Sample, V.A. 2016. Potential for Additional Carbon Sequestration through Regeneration of Nonstocked Forest Land in the United States. Journal of Forestry, Volume 115, Number 4, July 2017, pp. 309-318(10). DOI: 10.5849/jof.2016-005.
  • Sample, V.A. 2016. Is Resilience the New Sustainability? Journal of Forestry. Journal of Forestry, Volume 115, Number 4, July 2017, pp. 326-328(3). DOI: 10.5849/jof.2016-081r1.
  • Sample, V.A. 2016. The “Other Questions” About Wood Bioenergy: Clarifying Goals and Governance. Journal of Forestry, Volume 115, Number 2, March 2017, pp. 136-137(2). DOI: 10.5849/jof.2016-101.
  • Crate, S.A. (2016). Gone with Cows and Kin? Climate, Globalization, and Youth Alienation in Siberia. In Anthropology and Climate Change: From Actions to Transformations (pp 139-161). New York: Routledge.
  • Crate, S. A., & Nuttall, M. (2016). Anthropology and Climate Change: From Actions to Transformations. New York: Routledge.
  • McAndrew, B., Ahn, C., Brooks, J. 2016. Effects of herbaceous plant diversity on water physicochemistry in created mesocosms wetlands. Journal of Freshwater Ecology,
    DOI: 10.1080/02705060.2016.1248504 (published online)
  • McAndrew B., Ahn C., Spooner J. 2016. Sediment and nitrogen capture performance of a floating treatment wetland for sustainable stormwater management in an urban environment – the case of the Rain Project. Sustainability 8 (10), 972;
    DOI: 10.3390/su8100972
  • Korol, A., Ahn, C., and Noe G. 2016. Richness, biomass, and nutrient content of a wetland macrophyte community affect soil nitrogen cycling in a diversity-ecosystem functioning experiment. Ecological Engineering 95: 252-265.
  • van der Ham, Joris L. “Permutation Tests of Hierarchical Cluster Analyses of Carrion Communities and Their Potential Use in Forensic Entomology.” Journal of medical entomology (2016): tjw069.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjw069
  • Salerno, J.L., Bowen, B.W., and M.S. Rappé. Biogeography of planktonic and coral-associated microorganisms across the Hawaiian Archipelago. 2016. FEMS Microbial Ecology 92(8): pii: fiww109.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiw109
  • Aguirre, A. A., Beasley, V. R., Augspurger, T., Benson, W. H., Whaley, J. and Basu, N. (2016). One health—Transdisciplinary opportunities for SETAC leadership in integrating and improving the health of people, animals, and the environment. Environ Toxicol Chem, 35: 2383–2391. doi: 10.1002/etc.3557
  • Stephens, P. R., Altizer, S., Smith, K. F., Alonso Aguirre, A., Brown, J. H., Budischak, S. A., Byers, J. E., Dallas, T. A., Jonathan Davies, T., Drake, J. M., Ezenwa, V. O., Farrell, M. J., Gittleman, J. L., Han, B. A., Huang, S., Hutchinson, R. A., Johnson, P., Nunn, C. L., Onstad, D., Park, A., Vazquez-Prokopec, G. M., Schmidt, J. P. and Poulin, R. (2016). The macroecology of infectious diseases: a new perspective on global-scale drivers of pathogen distributions and impacts. Ecol Lett, 19: 1159–1171. doi: 10.1111/ele.12644
  • Ewers, R. M., Andrade, A., Laurance, S. G., Camargo, J. L., Lovejoy, T. E. and Laurance, W. F. (2017). Predicted trajectories of tree community change in Amazonian rainforest fragments. Ecography, 40: 26–35. doi: 10.1111/ecog.02585
  • Crerar, L.D., Freeman, E.W., Domning, D.P. and Parsons, E.C.M. 2016. Illegal trade of marine mammal bone exposed: simple test identifies bones of “mermaid ivory” or Steller’s sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas). Frontiers in Marine Science 3: 272. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00272
  • Cashore, Benjamin, Sina Leipold and Paolo Omar Cerutti, Gabriela Bueno, Sophia Carodenuto, Xiaoqian Chen, Wil de Jong, Audrey Denvir, Christian Hansen, David Humphreys, Kathleen McGinley, Iben Nathan, Christine Overdevest, Rafael Jacques Rodrigues, Metodi Sotirov, Michael W. Stone, Yitagesu Tekle Tegegne, Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers, Georg Winkel, Valentin Yemelin and Jonathan Zeitlin. 2016. Chapter 7: Global Governance Approaches to Addressing Illegal Logging: Uptake and Lessons Learnt. In: Daniela Kleinschmit, Stephanie Mansourian, Christoph Wildburger & Andre Purret (eds.), 2016. Illegal Logging and Related Timber Trade – Dimensions, Drivers, Impacts and Responses. A Global Scientific Rapid Response Assessment Report. IUFRO World Series Volume 35. Vienna. 148 p. http://www.iufro.org/science/gfep/illegal-timber-trade-rapid-response/report/
  • James M. Vasslides, Kim de Mutsert, Villy Christensen & Howard Townsend (2016): Using the Ecopath with Ecosim Modeling Approach to Understand the Effects of Watershed-based Management Actions in Coastal Ecosystems, Coastal Management, DOI: 10.1080/08920753.2017.1237241
  • Parsons, E.C.M. 2016. “Advocacy” and “activism” are not dirty words – how activists can better help conservation scientists. Frontiers in Marine Science 3: 229. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00229 and http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmars.2016.00229/full
  • Parsons, E.C.M. 2016. Why IUCN should replace “data deficient” conservation status with a precautionary “assume threatened” status – a cetacean case study. Frontiers in Marine Science 3: 193. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00193
  • Cigliano, J.A., Bauer, A., Draheim, M.M., Foley, M., Lundquist, C.J., McCarthy, J.B., Patterson, K.W., Wright, A.J. and Parsons, E.C.M. 2016. The Kraken in the Aquarium: questions that aren’t being asked but urgently need to be addressed in order to advance marine conservation. Frontiers in Marine Science 3: 174. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00174
  • McAndrew B, Ahn C, Spooner J. 2016. Sediment and nitrogen capture performance of a floating treatment wetland for sustainable stormwater management in an urban environment – the case of the Rain Project. Sustainability 8, 972; doi:10.3390/su8100972
  • Turnhout, Esther, Aarti Gupta, Janice Weatherley-Singh, Marjanneke J. Vijge, Jessica de Koning, Ingrid J. Visseren-Hamakers, Martin Herold, Markus Lederer. 2016. Envisioning REDD+ in a post-Paris era: between evolving expectations and current practice. WIREs Clim Change. http://wires.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WiresArticle/wisId-WCC425.html doi: 10.1002/wcc.425
  • Parsons, E.C.M. and MacPherson, R. 2016. Have you got what it takes? Looking at skills and needs of the modern marine conservation practitioner. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 6: 515-519.
  • Parsons, E.C.M. and Scarpaci, C. 2016. Recent advances in whale-watching research: 2014-2015. Tourism in Marine Environments 11(4): 251-262.
  • Ochieng, R.M., I.J. Visseren-Hamakers, M. Brockhaus, L.F. Kowler, M. Herold, B. Arts. 2016. Historical development of institutional arrangements for forest monitoring and REDD+ MRV in Peru: Discursive-institutionalist perspectives. Forest Policy and Economics 71: 52-59. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1389934116301952
  • Akerlof, K. L., Rowan, K. E., La Porte, T., Batten, B. K., Ernst, H., & Sklarew, D. M. (2016). Risky business: Engaging the public on sea level rise and inundation. Environmental Science & Policy. (In Press) doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2016.07.002
  • Favaro, B., Oester, S., Cigliano, J.A., Cornick, L., Hind, E., Parsons, E.C.M. and Woodbury, T.J. 2016. Your science conference should have a code of conduct. Frontiers in Marine Science 3: 103. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00103.
  • Aguirre, A.A., and R. Sukumar (eds.). 2016. Tropical Conservation: Perspectives on Local and Global Priorities. Oxford University Press, New York, 528 pp. (to be released in September 2016).
  • Jacobsen K.H., A.A. Aguirre, C.L. Bailey, A.V. Baranova, A.T. Crooks, A. Croitoru, P.L. Delamater, J. Gupta, K. Kehn-Hall, A. Narayanan, M. Pierobon, K.E. Rowan, J.R. Schwebach, P. Seshaiyer, D.M. Sklarew, A. Stefanidis, and P. Agouris. 2016. Lessons from the Ebola Outbreak: 10 Action Items for Emerging Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. EcoHealth 13(1): 200-212. DOI: 10.1007/s10393-016-1100-5
  • Somorin, OA, IJ Visseren-Hamakers, B Arts, AM Tiani, DJ Sonwa. 2016. Integration through interaction? Synergy between adaptation and mitigation (REDD+) in Cameroon. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 34, pp. 415 – 432. doi: 10.1177/0263774X16645341 (broken link) OR http://epc.sagepub.com/content/34/3/415.full.pdf+html
  • O’Bryhim, J.R., Parsons, E.C.M., Gilmore, M.P. and Lance, S. 2016. Evaluating support for shark conservation among artisanal fishing communities in Costa Rica. Marine Policy 71: 1-9.
  • Ahn, C. 2016. A creative collaboration between the science of ecosystem restoration and art in an urban college campus, Restoration Ecology 24 (3): 291-297.
  • Korol, A., Ahn, C., 2016. Dominance by an obligate annual affects the morphological characteristics and biomass production of a planted wetland macrophyte community, Journal of Plant Ecology 9:187-200: 1-14.
  • Lewis, K.A., K. de Mutsert, J.H. Cowan, J. Steenbeek, and J. Buszowski. 2016. Employing ecosystem models and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to investigate the response of changing marsh edge on the historical biomass of estuarine nekton in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, USA. Ecological Modelling doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.01.017
  • Cella, E.L., Parsons, E.C.M., & Rockwood, L.L. 2016. Non-governmental organizations and government agencies lead in cultivating positive sea turtle conservation attitudes. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. 21(5).
    doi: 10.1080/10871209.2016.1171933
  • Stachowitsch, M., Parsons, E.C.M. and Rose, N.A. 2016. State Of the Cetacean Environment Report (SOCER) 2015. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 17 (Suppl.): 331-343.
  • Cashore, B., I.J. Visseren-Hamakers, et al. 2016. Can Legality Verification enhance local rights to forest resources? Piloting the policy learning protocol in the Peruvian forest context. International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and Yale University’s Governance, Environment and Markets (GEM) Initiative.
    Direct link to the report –> click here
  • Ochieng, R.M., I.J. Visseren-Hamakers, B. Arts, M. Brockhaus, M. Herold. 2016. Institutional effectiveness of REDD+ MRV: Countries progress in implementing technical guidelines and good governance requirements. Environmental Science & Policy 61: 42-52. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901116300788
  • Sitar, A. , May-Collado, L.J. , Wright, A.J., Peters-Burton, E., Rockwood, L., & Parsons, E.C.M. 2016. Boat operators in Bocas del Toro, Panama display low levels of compliance with national whale-watching regulations. Marine Policy 68: 221-228.
  • Kim, Y. and Darnall, N. “Business-government Collaboration May Help Solve Complex Social Issues.” Web log post. LSE Business Review. N.p., 5 Feb. 2016. Web.
  • Crerar, L., Parsons, E.C.M. and Domning, D. 2016. Serendipity in research—investigation into illegal wildlife trade discovers a new population of Steller’s sea cows. Biology Letters 12(2): 20150670, 1-2.
  • Würsig, B., Parsons, E.C.M., Piwetz, S. and Porter, L. 2016. The behavioural ecology of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins in Hong Kong. Advances in Marine Biology 73: 65-90.


  • Crate, S. A. (2015). Towards Imagining the Big Picture and the Finer Details: Exploring Global Applications of a Local and Scientific Knowledge Exchange Methodology. In Grounding Global Climate Change (pp. 155-171). Springer Netherlands.
  • G. Fondahl, S. Crate, and V. Filippova. 2015. Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russian Federation. In Arctic Social Indicators II: ASI-II: Implementation. TemaNord, Nordic Council of Ministers: 57-91.
  • Crate, S. 2015. Anthropologists on the Hill: 2015 Climate Science Day: Lobbying for Science. Anthropology News, 56 (7-8): 9.
  • Ayeb-Karlsson, Sonja, Tanner, Thomas, van der Geest, Kees, Warner, Koko, Adams, Helen, Ahmedi, Istiakh, Alaniz, Ryan, Andrei, Stephanie, Barthelt,Christian, Bhargava, Malashree, Bronen, Robin, Contreras, Diana, Cradock-Henry, Nick, Fernando, Nishara, Henly-Shepard, Sarah, Huq, Saleemul, Lawless, Christopher, Lewis, David, Loster, Thomas, McNamara, Karen, Milan, Andrea, Mitchell, Tom, Nawrotzki, Raphael, Olson, Laura, Prasad, Vivek et al. (2015). Livelihood resilience in a changing world – 6 global policy recommendations for a more sustainable future. UNU-EHS Working Paper. UNU-EHS. http://collections.unu.edu/view/UNU:3339
  • Hyatt A., A.A. Aguirre, M. Jeggo and R. Woods. 2015. Effective coordination and management of emerging infectious diseases in wildlife. EcoHealth 12(3): 408-411. DOI: 10.1007/s10393-015-1045-0.
  • Rico-Chávez O., R. Ojeda-Flores, J. Sotomayor-Bonilla, C. Zambrana-Torrelio, E. Loza-Rubio, A.A. Aguirre and G. Suzán. 2015. Viral diversity of bat communities in human-dominated landscapes in Mexico. Veterinaria Mexico OA 2(1):1-22. http://revistas.unam.mx/index.php/Veterinaria-Mexico/article/view/48070
  • Suzán G., G. E. García-Peña, I. Castro-Arellano, O. Rico, A. V. Rubio, M. J. Tolsá, B. Roche, P. R. Hosseini, A. Rizzoli, K. A. Murray, C. Zambrana-Torrelio, A. A. Aguirre, P. Daszak, A.-H. Prieur-Richard, J. N. Mills, and J.-F. Guégan. 2015. Metacommunity and phylogenetic structure determine wildlife and zoonotic infectious disease patterns in time and space. Ecology and Evolution 5(4) 865-873. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1404
  • De Mutsert, K., J. Steenbeek, K. Lewis, J. Buszowski, J.H. Cowan, Jr., and V. Christensen. 2015. Exploring effects of hypoxia on fish and fisheries in the northern Gulf of Mexico using a dynamic spatially explicit ecosystem model. Ecological Modelling 331: 142-150. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.10.013
  • Kim, Y. and Darnall, N. (2015), Business as a Collaborative Partner: Understanding Firms’ Sociopolitical Support for Policy Formation. Public Administration Review 76(2): 326-337. DOI: 10.1111/puar.12463.
  • Parsons, E.C.M. 2015. So you think you want to run an environmental conservation meeting? Advice on the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune that accompany academic conference planning. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 5: 735-744.
  • Parsons, E.C.M., DellaSala, D.A. and Wright, A.J. 2015. Is marine conservation science becoming irrelevant to policy makers? Frontiers in Marine Science 2: 102. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2015.00102
  • Peters, E.C. 2015. Diseases of coral reef organisms. In Coral Reefs in the Anthropocene, ed. C. Birkeland, pp. 147-178. Springer, Netherlands.
  • Peters, E.C. 2015. Anatomy. In Diseases of Corals, ed. C.M. Woodley, C.A. Downs, A.W. Bruckner, J.W. Porter, and S.B. Galloway, pp. 85-107. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey.
  • Work, T.M., L. Kaczmarski, and E.C. Peters. 2015. Skeletal growth anomalies in corals. In Diseases of Corals, ed. C.M. Woodley, C.A. Downs, A.W. Bruckner, J.W. Porter, and S.B. Galloway, pp. 291-315. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey.
  • Ahn, C. 2015. Wetlands, 5th Edition (Book review), William J. Mitsch, James G. Gosselink, Wiley, New York, 736 pp., Ecological Engineering 82: 649-650.
  • Ahn, C. 2015. EcoScience + Art Initiative: The New Paradigm for College Education, Scholarship,and Service, STEAM Journal: Vol. 2 (1), Article 11:1-10.
  • Means, M., Ahn, C., Korol, A, Williams, L. 2015. Carbon storage potential by four herbaceous
    wetland species as affected by plant functional diversity. Journal of Environmental Management 165: 133-139.
  • Wright, A., Veríssimo, D., Pilfold, K., Parsons, E.C.M., Ventre, K., Cousins, J., Jefferson, R., Koldewey, H., Llewellyn, F. and McKinley, E. 2015. Competitive outreach in the 21st Century: why we need conservation marketing. Ocean & Coastal Management 115: 41-48.
  • Rose, N.A. and Parsons, E.C.M. 2015. “Back off, man, I’m a scientist!” When marine conservation science meets policy. Ocean & Coastal Management 115: 71-76.
  • New, L., Hall, A.J., Harcourt, R., Kaufman, G., Parsons, E.C.M., Pearson, H.C., Cosentino, A.M. and Schick, R.S. 2015. The modelling and assessment of whale-watching impacts. Ocean & Coastal Management 115: 10-16.
  • Avila, I.C., Correa, L.M. and Parsons, E.C.M. 2015. Whale-watching activity in Bahía Málaga, Colombian Pacific, and its effect on humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) behavior. Tourism in Marine Environments 11: 19-32.
  • Scarpaci, C. and Parsons, E.C.M. 2015. Recent advances in whale-watching research: 2013-2014. Tourism in Marine Environments 11: 79-86.
  • Dang, T.K.P., I.J. Visseren-Hamakers, B. Arts. 2015. A framework for assessing governance capacity: An illustration from Vietnam¹s forestry reforms. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 0(0): 1-21. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0263774X15598325
  • Bastos Lima, M.G., Ashley-Cantello, W., Visseren-Hamakers, I., Gupta, A., and Braña-Varela, J. (2015). Forests Post-2015: Maximizing Synergies between the Sustainable Development Goals and REDD+. WWF-WUR Policy Brief No. 3. http://d2ouvy59p0dg6k.cloudfront.net/downloads/brief_3_sdgs_sept2015.pdf
  • Parsons, E.C.M. 2015. Levels of marine human-wildlife conflict: a whaling case study. In: Human-Wildlife Conflict: Complexity in the Marine Environment, pp. 79-96. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
  • Draheim, M.M, Madden, F., McCarthy, J.B. and Parsons, E.C.M. 2015. Human-Wildlife Conflict: Complexity in the Marine Environment. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
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