Recent Submissions

  • Positive site selection bias in meta-analyses comparing natural regeneration to active forest restoration 

    Read, J. Leighton; Fagan, Matthew E.; Zahawi, Rakan A. (AAAS, 2018)
    Several recent meta-analyses have aimed to determine whether natural regeneration is more effective at recovering tropical forests than active restoration (for example, tree planting). We reviewed this literature and found ...
  • Tracking deforestation and tree plantation expansion in a Costa Rican biological corridor using a Landsat time series 

    Fagan, Matthew E.; Sesnie, S. E.; Arroyo, J.P.; Walker, W.; Soto, C.; Chazdon, R.L.; Sanchun, A.; Small, C.; DeFries, R.S. (2012)
    We evaluated forest policies and programs to reestablish connectivity in a fragmented tropical landscape spanning approximately 2500 km2: the San Juan-La Selva Biological Corridor (SJLSBC) in northern Costa Rica. National ...
  • PREDATOR  PLAYBACK,  FORAGING  HEIGHT,  AND  PHYLOGENY  AFFECT  GAP CROSSING BEHAVIOR IN TROPICAL FOREST BIRDS 

    Williamson, Jessie; Fagan, Matthew E. (Neotropical Ornithological Society, 2017)
    The effects of fragmented landscapes on tropical bird movements remain poorly understood, partly due to a dearth of experimental tests of gap crossing behavior. To learn more about the factors involved in gap crossing ...
  • Childhood Trauma and Dissociative Intimate Partner Violence 

    Webermann, Aliya R.; Murphy, Christopher M. (Sage, 2018)
    The present study assesses childhood abuse/neglect as a predictor of dissociative intimate partner violence (IPV) among 118 partner-abusive men. One third (36%) endorsed dissociative IPV, most commonly losing control (18%), ...
  • Environmental and spatial drivers of taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic characteristics of bat communities in human-modified landscapes 

    Cisneros, Laura M.; Fagan, Matthew E.; Willig, Michael R. (PeerJ, 2016)
    Background. Assembly of species into communities following human disturbance (e.g., deforestation, fragmentation) may be governed by spatial (e.g., dispersal) or envi-ronmental (e.g., niche partitioning) mechanisms. Variation ...
  • How Long Do Restored Ecosystems Persist? 

    Reid, J. Leighton; Wilson, Sarah J.; Bloomfield, Gillian S.; Cattau, Megan E.; Fagan, Matthew E.; Holl, Karen D.; Zahawi, Rakan A. (Missouri Botanical Garden, 2017)
    Why do some restored ecosystems persist for centuries while others are quickly converted to alternative land uses or land covers? We propose that restored ecosystems have a temporal dimension that is variable, often finite, ...
  • Targeted reforestation could reverse declines in connectivity for understory birds in a tropical habitat corridor 

    Fagan, Matthew E.; DeFries, Ruth S.; Sesnie, Steven E.; Arroyo-Mora, J. Pablo; Chazdon, Robin L. (Wiley, 2016)
    Re- establishing connectivity between protected areas isolated by habitat clear-ing is a key conservation goal in the humid tropics. In northeastern Costa Rica, payments for environmental services (PES) and a government ...
  • Mapping Species Composition of Forests and Tree Plantations in Northeastern Costa Rica with an Integration of Hyperspectral and Multitemporal Landsat Imagery 

    Fagan, Matthew E.; DeFries, Ruth S.; Sesnie, Steven E.; Arroyo-Mora, J. Pablo; Soto, Carlomagno; Singh, Aditya; Townsend, Philip A.; Chazdon, Robin L. (MDPI, 2015)
    An efficient means to map tree plantations is needed to detect tropical land use change and evaluate reforestation projects. To analyze recent tree plantation expansion in northeastern Costa Rica, we examined the potential ...
  • Biophysical and Socioeconomic Factors Associated with Forest Transitions at Multiple Spatial and Temporal Scales 

    Yackulic, Charles B.; Fagan, Matthew; Jain, Meha; Jina, Amir; Lim, Yili; Marlier, Miriam; Muscarella, Robert; Adame, Patricia; DeFries, Ruth; Uriarte, Maria (Resilience Alliance, 2011)
    Forest transitions (FT) occur when socioeconomic development leads to a shift from net deforestation to reforestation; these dynamics have been observed in multiple countries across the globe, including the island of Puerto ...
  • Land cover dynamics following a deforestation ban in northern Costa Rica 

    Fagan, M. E.; DeFries, R. S.; Sesnie, S. E.; Arroyo, J. P.; Walker, W.; Soto, C.; Chazdon+, R. L.; Sanchun, A. (IOP Science, 2013)
    Forest protection policies potentially reduce deforestation and re-direct agricultural expansion to already-cleared areas. Using satellite imagery, we assessed whether deforestation for conversion to pasture and cropland ...
  • Multiple pathways of commodity crop expansion in tropical forest landscapes 

    Meyfroidt, Patrick; Carlson, Kimberly M.; Fagan, Matthew E.; Gutiérrez-Vélez, Victor H.; Macedo, Marcia N.; Curran, Lisa M.; DeFries, Ruth S.; Dyer, George A.; Gibbs, Holly K.; Lambin, Eric F.; Morton, Douglas C.; Robiglio, Valentina (IOP Publishing, 2014)
    Commodity crop expansion, for both global and domestic urban markets, follows multiple land change pathways entailing direct and indirect deforestation, and results in various social and environmental impacts. Here we ...
  • The Conservation Ideological State Apparatus 

    Margulies, Jared D. (Conservation & Society, 2018)
    This article considers Louis Althusser's theory of the ideological state apparatuses (ISAs) for advancing political ecology scholarship on the functioning of the state in violent environments. I reflect on a series of ...
  • Effects of delay fading and signals on self‐control choices by children 

    Vessells, Julia; Sy, Jolene R.; Wilson, Alyssa; Green, Leonard
    The current study is a systematic replication and extension of work by Schweitzer & Sulzer‐Azaroff (1988). The effects of delay fading alone and in combination with signals on choices between larger, delayed reinforcers ...
  • Revisiting Critical GIS 

    Thatcher, Jim; Bergmann, Luke; Ricker, Britta; Rose-Redwood, Reuben; O'Sullivan, David; Barnes, Trevor J.; Barnesmoore, Luke R.; Imaoka, Laura Beltz; Burns, Rick; Cinnamon, Jonathan; Dalton, Craig M.; Davis, Clinton; Dunn, Stuart; Harvey, Francis; Jung, Jin-Kyu; Kersten, Ellen; Knigge, LaDona; Lally, Nick; Lin, Wen; Mahmoudi, Dillon; Martin, Michael; Payne, Will; Sheikh, Amir; Shelton, Taylor; Sheppard, Eric; Strother, Chris W.; Tarr, Alexander; Wilson, Matthew W.; Young, Jason C. (Sage, 2015)
    The article looks into the critical geographic information science (GIS) in approaching questions both emerging and enduring around the intersection of the spatial and the digital. It offers trading zones for discussion ...
  • Perceptions of Chronic Disease Among Older African Americans: A Qualitative Analysis 

    Phillips, Karon L.; Rogers, Charles R.; Aiken, Adrienne T. (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2017)
    Research has documented that African Americans suffer disproportionately from chronic diseases when compared to the general population. Yet, limited research examines older African Americans’ perceptions about having chronic ...
  • Data colonialism through accumulation by dispossession: New metaphors for daily data 

    Thatcher, Jim; O'Sullivan, David; Mahmoudi, Dillon (Sage, 2015)
    In recent years, much has been written on ‘big data’ in both the popular and academic press. After the hubristic declaration of the “end of theory” more nuanced arguments have emerged, suggesting that increasingly pervasive ...
  • Beyond the Screen: Uneven Geographies, Digital Labour, and the City of Cognitive-Cultural Capitalism 

    Mahmoudi, Dillon; Levenda, Anthony (tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society, 2017)
    In this paper, we demonstrate that an examination of the socio-environmental impacts of digital Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) remains a fruitless enterprise without “materializing” digital labour. We ...
  • The Neoliberal Politics of “Smart”: Electricity Consumption, Household Monitoring, and the Enterprise Form 

    Levenda, Anthony M.; Mahmoudi, Dillon; Sussman, Gerald (Canadian Journal of Communication, 2015)
    This article investigates how digital technologies in the energy sector are enabling increased value extraction in the cycle of capital accumulation through surveillant proceesses of everyday energy consumption. We offer ...
  • Algorithmic Pollution: Artists Working with Dataveillance and Societies of Control 

    Moren, Lisa (Media-N: The Journal of the New Media Causus, 2017)
    In 2013, interactive artist and Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica winner, David Rokeby, coined the phrase Algorithmic Pollution to describe a phenomena where data collection alters human public behavior. The purpose of this ...
  • Cultivating Portlandia: A Mixed-Method Study of Residential Urban Agriculture in Portland, Oregon 

    McClintock, Nathan; Simpson, Mike; Mahmoudi, Dillon; Santos, Jacinto Pereira (2014)
    Research Question: What is the scale and scope of residential urban agriculture (UA) in metro Portland? How does the practice of UA vary spatially? How do gardeners' motivations and practices vary along socioeconomic lines?

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