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Doctoral Student News: Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals. List of Book Chapters can be seen at the bottom of this page.


Groffman, P. M. , Avolio, M., Cavender-Bares, J., Bettez, N. D., Grove, J. M., Hall, S., Hobbie, S., Larson, K.L., Lerman, S., Locke, D.H., Heffernan, J., Morse, J. L., Neil, C., Nelson, K., O’Neil-Dunne, J. P. M., Pataki, D., Polsky, C., Pouyat, R. V., Roy Chowdhury, R., Steele, M., Trammell, T. L. E.. (2017). Ecological homogenization of Residential Macrosystems. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 1(0191), 1-3. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0191

Grove, J.M., Ogden, L.A., Pickett, S.T.A., Boone, C.G., Buckley, G.L., Locke, D.H. and Lord, C.. (Accepted). The Legacy Effect: Understanding how segregation and environmental injustice unfold over time in Baltimore. Submitted to the March 2018 Annals of the American Association of Geographers Special Issue on "Social Justice and the City." on December 30, 2016., accepted on February 10, 2017.

Chuang, W-C., Boone, C. G., Locke, D.H., Grove, J. M., Buckley, G. L., Whitmer, A., Zhang.. (In Press) Tree canopy change and neighborhood stability: A comparative analysis of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. Accepted at Urban Forestry and Urban Greening on March 28, 2017.

Locke, D.H., Han, S., Kondo, M., Murphy-Dunning, C., Cox, M.. (2017). Did community greening reduce crime? Evidence from New Haven, CT, 1996-2007 Landscape and Urban Planning 161,72–79. 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.01.006

Nguyen, V. D., Roman, L. A., Locke, D. H., Mincey, S. K., Sanders, J., Fichman, E. S., … Tobing, S. L. (2017). Branching out to residential lands: missions and strategies of five tree distribution programs in the U.S. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 22, 1–24.

Shake, K. L., K. E. Frey, D. G. Martin & P. E. Steinberg (in press), (Un)frozen spaces: Exploring the role of sea ice in the marine socio-legal spaces of the Bering and Beaufort seas. Journal of Borderland Studies.


Alex A. Moulton and Jeff Popke (2016). Greenhouse Governmentality: Protected Agriculture and the Biopolitical Management of Agrarian Life in Jamaica. Environment and Planning D: Society
and Space
. DOI: 10.1177/0263775816679669

Cantor, Alida. 2016. “The public trust doctrine and critical legal geographies of water in California.” Geoforum 72: 49-57. DOI:10.1016/j.geoforum.2016.01.007

Chamberlain, Jacob. 2016. “Žižek, Antagonism and the Syrian Crisis.” International Journal of Žižek Studies. 10:3.

Locke, D. H., Landry, S., Grove, J. M., Roy Chowdhury, R.. (2016). What’s scale got to do with it? Models for urban tree canopy. Journal of Urban Ecology. 2(1): 1-16. DOI:

Groffman, P. M., Grove, J. M., Polsky, C., Bettez, N. D., Morse, J. L., Cavender-Bares, J., Hall, S. J., Heffernan, J. B., Hobbie, S. E., Larson, K. L., Neill, C., Nelson, K., Ogden, L., O’Neil-Dunne, J. P. M., Pataki, D., Roy Chowdhury, R., Locke, D. H. (2016). Satisfaction, water and fertilizer use in the American residential macrosystem. Environmental Research Letters, 11(3), 034004. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/3/034004

Williams, C.A., H. Gu, R. MacLean, J. Masek, and G.J. Collatz. 2016. Disturbance and the Carbon Balance of US Forests: A quantitative review of impacts from harvests, fires, insects, and droughts. Global and Planetary Change, 143: 66-80, doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2016.06.002.

Mietkiewicz, N. and D. Kulakowski. 2016. Relative importance of climate and mountain pine beetle outbreaks on the occurrence of large wildfires in the western US. Ecological Applications, doi:10.1002/eap.1400.

Rocheleau, Dianne, & Nirmal, Padini. (2016). Culture. In William Gleason Joni Adamson, David N. Pellow (Ed.), Keywords for Environmental Studies (pp. 50-54). New York: New York University Press.

Nirmal, Padini. (2016). Queering Resistance, Queering Research: In Search of a Queer Decolonial Feminist Understanding of Adivasi Indigeneity. Journal of Resistance Studies, 2(2), 167-204.

Nirmal, Padini. (2016). Being and Knowing Differently In Living Worlds: Rooted Networks and Relational Webs in Indigenous Geographies. In Wendy Harcourt (Ed.), The Palgrave Handbook on Gender and Development: Critical Engagements in Feminist Theory and Practice (pp. 232-250). New York: Palgrave.


Alida Cantor, Verna DeLauer, Deborah Martin & John Rogan (2015): Training interdisciplinary “wicked problem” solvers: applying lessons from HERO in community-based research experiences for undergraduates, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, DOI:10.1080/03098265.2015.1048508

Dammert B. Juan Luis. (2015). Review of “Resource Extraction and Protest in Peru”, by Moisés Arce. Americas Quarterly Volume 9, Number 1, (Winter 2015), 109-111.

Kay, K. (2015). Breaking the bundle of rights: Conservation easements and the legal geographies of individuating nature. Environment and Planning A, DOI: 0308518X15609318

Dianne Rocheleau and Padini Nirmal. 2015. "Gender and Environment: Feminist Thought, Politics and Practice." In Introducing Gender and Women’s Studies. Ed. Victoria Robinson and Diane Richardson. Palgrave.


Kay, K. (2014). Europeanization through Biodiversity Conservation: Croatia’s Bid for EU Accession and the Natura 2000 Designation Process. Geoforum 54(1), 80-90.

Locke, D. H., and Grove, J. M.. (2014). Doing the Hard Work Where It’s Easiest?
Examining the relationships between urban greening programs and social and ecological characteristics. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy. DOI: 10.1007/s12061-014-9131-1

Rocheleau, Dianne, & Nirmal, Padini. (2014). Feminist Political Ecologies: Grounded, Networked and Rooted on Earth. In Rawwida Baksh and Wendy Harcourt (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Transnational Feminist Movements (Forthcoming) Oxford Online.

Nirmal, Padini. (2014). Politicizing Indigenous Knowledge Conservation Practices: The Dynamics of Using Open Source Media to Preserve Indigenous Cultures. In S. Susan Deborah, Rayson K. Alex, Sachindev P.S. (Ed.), Culture and media: Ecocritical Explorations (pp. 204-221). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


Runfola, D.M., Polsky, C., Nicolson, C., Giner, N., Pontius Jr., R.G., Krahe, J., Decatur, A., Accepted. "A Growing Concern?: Quantifying and Projecting the influence of Lawns on Residential Water Use in Suburban Boston, MA, USA" Landscape and Urban Planning.

Runfola, D.M., Polsky, C., Giner, N., Pontius Jr., R.G., Nicolson, C., Accepted. "Future Suburban Development and the Environmental Implications of Lawns: A Case Study in New England, USA" In: Cities and Nature, D. Czamanski, I. Benenson, and D. Malkinson, eds. Springer: New York.

Giner, Nicholas.M., Polsky, C., Pontius Jr., R.G., and Runfola, D.M., Accepted. "Understanding the determinants of lawn landscapes: A fine-resolution spatial statistical analysis in suburban Boston, Massachusetts, USA." Landscape and Urban Planning.

Islam, N., Kitazawar, Runfola, D.M., Giner, N., Accepted. "Urban Lakes in a Developing Nation: Drivers, States, and Impacts of Water Quality and Quantity in Dhaka, Bangladesh." Lakes & Reservoirs: Research and Management.

Johnston, Connie.L. 2013. Geography, Science, and Subjectivity: Farm Animal Welfare in the United States and Europe. Geography Compass 7(2): 139-148.

Johnston, Connie.L. 2013. Entangled in Language: The Linguistic Terrain of Human-Animal Relations. Carnets de géographes 5: 1-12. Available online at

Johnston, Connie.L. 2013. Productive Interactions: Geography and the Humanities. In Humanities in the Twenty-First Century: Beyond Utility and Markets, E. Belfiore and A. Upchurch, eds. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Johnston, Connie.L. 2013. Review of Animal Cities: Beastly Urban Histories, P. Atkins, ed. Journal of Historical Geography.

Kanai J M, Kutz W, 2013, "Entrepreneurial assemblages from off the map: (trans) national designs for Tangier" Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 31(1) 80 – 98.

Lauermann, John, (2013) Practicing space: vending practices and street markets in Sana’a, Yemen” Geoforum, 43(1): 65-72.

Lauermann, John, (2013) Review of Andrew Smith’s Events and urban regeneration: the strategic use of events to revitalise cities (2012, Routledge). Urban Affairs Review, DOI: 10.1177/1078087413476461

Nguon, Pheakkdey. and Kulakowski, D. Forthcoming. Natural forest disturbances and the design of REDD+ initiatives. Environmental Science and Policy.

Crampton, J.W., M. Graham, A. Poorthuis, T. Shelton, M. Stephens, M.W. Wilson and M. Zook. 2013. Beyond the Geotag: Situating ‘Big Data’ and Leveraging the Potential of the Geoweb. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 40(2): 130-139.

Shelton, Taylor., M. Zook and M. Graham. 2012. The Technology of Religion: Mapping Religious Cyberscapes. The Professional Geographer 64(4): 602-617.

Zook, M. and T. Shelton. 2012. “The Integration of Virtual Flows into Material Movements within the Global Economy”. In Cities, Regions and Flows, eds. P.V. Hall and M. Hesse. Routledge. pp. 42-57.

Trusel, L. D., K. E. Frey, S. B. Das, P. Kuipers Munneke, and M. R. van den Broeke (2013), "Satellite-based estimates of Antarctic surface meltwater fluxes", Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2013GL058138.

Abram, N. J., R. Mulvaney, E. W. Wolff, J. Triest, S. Kipfstuhl, L. D. Trusel, F. Vimeux, L. Fleet, and C. Arrowsmith (2013), Acceleration of snow melt in an Antarctic Peninsula ice core during the twentieth century, Nature Geoscience, 6(5), 404–411, doi:10.1038/ngeo1787

Vanderhoof M, Williams CA, Pasay M, Ghimire B (2012) "Controls on the rate of CO2 emission from woody debris in clearcut and coniferous forest environments of central Massachusetts", Biogeochemistry, online 13 November 2012, DOI: 10.1007/s10533-012-9810-4.

Williams, Jill and Geoffrey Alan Boyce [equal authorship]. Forthcoming. “Fear, Loathing and the Everyday Geopolitics of Encounter in the Arizona Borderlands.” Geopolitics.

Massaro, Vanessa and Jill Williams [equal authorship]. Forthcoming. “Feminist Geopolitics: Redefining the Geopolitical, Complicating (In)Security.” Geography Compass.

Amy Lind and Jill Williams [equal authorship]. “Engendering Violence in De/Hyper-nationalized Spaces: Border Militarization, Territorialization, and Embodied Politics at the US-Mexico Border.” In Feminisms in North America: Identities, Citizenship, Human Rights. Anne Sisson Runyan, Marianne Marchand, Patricia McDermott, and Amy Lind, editors. New York: Ashgate. 156-170.


Aldwaik, S. Z. and R. G. Pontius Jr (2012). Intensity Analysis to Unify Measurements of Size and Stationarity of Land Changes by Interval, Category, and Transition. Landscape and Urban Planning 106: 103-114.

Aldwaik, S. Z. and R. G. Pontius Jr (in review). How much error can explain non-uniform results from Intensity Analysis? International Journal of Geographical Information Science

Aldwaik S. Z., R. G. Pontius Jr and J. A. Onsted (in review). Sequential Land Category Aggregations to Maintain Maximum Change Over Time. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems

Harris, E., Martin, D., Polsky, C., Denhardt, L. and Nehring, A. (2012) Beyond ‘Lawn People’: The role of emotions in suburban yard management practices. The Professional Geographer.

Lauermann, John (2012) Performing development in street markets: hegemony, governmentality, and the qat industry of Sana’a, Yemen. Antipode, 44(4): 1329-1347.

Neeti, N., Rogan, J., Christman, Z., Eastman, J.R., Millones, M., Schneider, L., Elsa, N., Schmook, B., Turner, B., and Ghimire, B. 2012. Mapping seasonal trends in vegetation using AVHRR-NDVI time series in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Remote Sensing Letters, 3:5, 433-442.

Shelton, T., M. Zook and M. Graham. (forthcoming) The Technology of Religion: Mapping Religious Cyberscapes. The Professional Geographer.

Shelton, T. 2012. Review of Code/Space: Software and Everyday Life by Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 102(1): 247-249.

Trusel, Luke. D., K. E. Frey, and S. B. Das (2012), Antarctic surface melting dynamics: Enhanced perspectives from radar scatterometer data, Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1029/2011JF002126.

Jill Williams(2012) “Review of Spaces of Security and Insecurity: Geographies of the War on Terror, Alan Ingram and Klaus Dodds (eds).” Human Geography, 5(1


Aldwaik, Safaa and R G Pontius Jr. in review. Size, Intensity, and Stationarity of land changes by interval, category, and transition. Landscape and Urban Planning.

Haberly, Daniel. (in press) "Strategic Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment and the New Alliance Capitalism: A Network Mapping Investigation," Environment and Planning A.

Hawkins, R. and Ojeda D. (eds) (2011). Gender and Environments: Critical Traditions and New Challenges. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. Also with contributions by: K. Asher, B. Baptiste, L. Harris, S. Mellott, A. Nightingale, D. Rocheleau, J. Seager and F. Sultana. Vol. 29, No. 2: 237-253

Johnson, A. and Bebbington , A. (2011). Review of ‘Rural Social Movements of Latin America’. Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 38, No. 3, 651–653

Glaholt, Hayley, and Connie L. Johnston. 2011. "Learning from Teaching the Animal." [Review of the book Teaching the Animal, Margo Demello, ed.] Society and Animals 19(4): 432-435.

Kanai, M, & W. Kutz 2011. Entrepreneurialism in the Globalizing City-Region of Tangier, Morocco. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 102(3), pp. 346-360.

Lauermann, John (2011). Performing development in street markets: hegemony, governmentality, and the qat industry of Sana'a, Yemen. Antipode. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2011.00955.x

Lawhon, Mary, Manomaivbool, Panate and Hiromi Inagaki. (2011). Solving/understanding/evaluating the e-waste challenge through transdisciplinarity? Futures.

Murphy, James T. and Mary Lawhon. (2011). Market intermediaries and rural people in Bolivia’s forest products sector: Are trusting partnerships possible? Singapore Journal of Tropic Geography.

Lawhon, Mary. "South Africa" (2011) In The Encyclopedia of Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste: The Social Science of Garbage. William Rathje, (ed). London: Sage (1,500 words)

Morrow, O. (2011) Review of Marsh, I. (2010) Suicide: Foucault, History and Truth. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) in Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare. 38(3)

Morrow, O. (2011) Review of Gregg, M. and Seigworth, G. (eds) (2011) The Affect Theory Reader. (Durham and London: Duke University Press) in Emotion, Space, and Society

Neeti, N. and Eastman, J R. 2011 A contextual Mann-Kendall approach for the assessment of trend significance in image time series. Transactions in GIS .

Machado E., Neeti, N., Eastman, R. and Chen, H. 2011 (In Press). Implications of space-time orientation for Principal Component Analysis of earth observation image time series. Earth Science Informatics .

Ojeda, Diana 2011, "¿Paraíso para quién?", Justicia y Conservación, April 29. Available online at!/notes/justicia-y-conservaci%C3%B3n/para%C3%ADso-para-qui%C3%A9n/217593674933224.

Ojeda, Diana, forthcoming, "Género, naturaleza y política: Los estudios sobre género y medio ambiente", Historia Ambiental Latinoamericana y Caribeña

Pierce, J, Martin, DG, and Murphy, JT (2011 forthcoming) Relational
place-making: the networked politics of place. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.

Panday, P. K., Frey, K. E. & Ghimire, B. (2011), Detection of the timing and duration of snowmelt in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya using QuikSCAT, 2000–2008. Environmental Research Letters 6, 1-13.

R G Pontius Jr and M Millones. in press. Death to Kappa: birth of quantity disagreement and allocation disagreement for accuracy assessment. International Journal of Remote Sensing.

Gao, Y.,Marpu, P., Niemeyer, I., Runfola, D.M., Giner, N., Hamill, T., Pontius Jr., G.R.,2011. "Object-based classification with features extracted by a semi-automatic feature extraction algorithm - SEaTH." Geocarto International. 26 (3)

Hollander, J., Polsky, C., Zinder, D., Runfola, D.M., 2011. "The New American Ghost Towns.", Land Lines, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, April: p. 2-7.

Fortier, J., Rogan, J., Woodcock, C., Runfola, D.M., 2011. "Utilizing temporally invariant calibration sites to classify multiple dates of satellite imagery." Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. 77 (2): p.181

Rogan, J., Bumbarger, N., Kulakowski, D., Christman, Z., Runfola, D.M., Blanchard, S., (Forthcoming, 2011). "Improving forest type discrimination with mixed lifeform classes using fuzzy classification thresholds informed by field observations." Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing.

Zook, M., M. Graham and T. Shelton. 2011. "The Presidential Placemark Poll". In Atlas of the 2008 Elections, eds. S.D. Brunn, G.R. Webster, R.L. Morrill, F.M. Shelley, J.C. Archer and S.J. Lavin. Rowman and Littlefield. pp. 43-44.

Jill M. Williams. (2011)“Protection as Subjection: Discourses of Vulnerability and Protection in Post-9/11 Border Enforcement Efforts.” CITY: Analysis of Urban Trends, Culture, Theory, Policy, 15(3-4): 414-428

Book Chapters

Chamberlain, Jacob (2015). "On Autonomy and Migration: The Politics of Statelessness." In Dislocating Globality: Deterritorialization, Difference and Resistance. Ed. Šarūnas Paunksnis. Brill. pp. 3-28

Zook, M. and T. Shelton. 2012. “The Integration of Virtual Flows into Material Movements within the Global Economy”. In Cities, Regions and Flows, eds. P.V. Hall and M. Hesse. Routledge. pp. 42-57.

Aoyama, Yuko and Rory Horner, 2011. "Service Innovation." Chapter in Cooke, et all, (eds.), Handbook of Regional Innovation and Growth, Edward Elger.