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Brice, E. M., Halabisky, M., & Ray, A. M. (2022). Making the leap from ponds to landscapes: Integrating field-based monitoring of amphibians and wetlands with satellite observations. Ecological Indicators, 135, 108559. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2022.108559

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Choi, R. T., Reed, S. C., & Tucker, C. L. (2022). Multiple resource limitation of dryland soil microbial carbon cycling on the Colorado Plateau. Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3671

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Wilkins, E. J., Van Berkel, D., Zhang, H., Dorning, M. A., Beck, S. M., & Smith, J. W. (2022). Promises and pitfalls of using computer vision to make inferences about landscape preferences: Evidence from an urban-proximate park system. Landscape and Urban Planning, 219, 104315. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2021.104315

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Gompert, Z., Saley, T., Philbin, C., Yoon, S. A., Perry, E., Sneck, M. E., Harrison, J. G., Buerkle, C. A., Fordyce, J. A., Nice, C. C., Dodson, C., Lebeis, S. L., Lucas, L. K., & Forister, M. L. (2022). Additive genetic effects in interacting species jointly determine the outcome of Caterpillar herbivory. BioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.01.20.476992

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Burchfield, E. K., Schumacher, B. L., Spangler, K., & Rissing, A. (2022). The state of US Farm Operator Livelihoods. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 5. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2021.795901

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Spangler, K., Schumacher, B. L., Bean, B., & Burchfield, E. K. (2022). Path dependencies in US agriculture: Regional factors of diversification. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 333, 107957. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2022.107957

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Leggett, K., McCann, R., Brunson, M., Miller, B. A., & MacAdam, J. (2021). “from a chef’s perspective or what I can sell on the menu?” exploring culinary professionals’ attitudes toward specialty beef production and barriers to adoption. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 45(8), 1246–1266. https://doi.org/10.1080/21683565.2021.1888185

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Beard, K. H., Kelsey, K. C., Choi, R. T., Welker, J. M., & Leffler, A. J. (2022). Goose feces effects on subarctic soil nitrogen availability and greenhouse gas fluxes. Ecosystems. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-022-00752-x

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Suraci, J. P., Gaynor, K. M., Allen, M. L., Alexander, P., Brashares, J. S., Cendejas‐Zarelli, S., Crooks, K., Elbroch, L. M., Forrester, T., Green, A. M., Haight, J., Harris, N. C., Hebblewhite, M., Isbell, F., Johnston, B., Kays, R., Lendrum, P. E., Lewis, J. S., McInturff, A., … Wilmers, C. C. (2021). Disturbance type and species life history predict mammal responses to humans. Global Change Biology, 27(16), 3718–3731. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15650

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Zhang, H., van Berkel, D., Howe, P. D., Miller, Z. D., & Smith, J. W. (2021). Using social media to measure and map visitation to public lands in Utah. Applied Geography, 128, 102389. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2021.102389

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Brice, E. M., Larsen, E. J., & MacNulty, D. R. (2021). Sampling bias exaggerates a textbook example of a trophic cascade. Ecology Letters, 25(1), 177–188. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13915

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Allen, J. J., Wang, S. S.-Y., Chikamoto, Y., Meyer, J. D. D., Johnson, Z. F., & Deng, L. (2021). Growing pacific linkage with the interannual variability of North Atlantic explosive cyclogenesis. Research Square. https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-1157480/v1

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Wang, S.-Y. S. (2021). North American fire weather catalyzed by the extratropical transition of tropical cyclones. Research Square. https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-740651/v1

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Pokharel, B., Stuivenvolt Allen, J., Wang, S.-Y. (S., Sharma, S., LaPlante, M., Gillies, R. R., Khanal, S., Wehner, M. F., Rhoades, A. M., Hamal, K., Liu, W.-Y., Mukherjee, S., & Aryal, D. (2021). Climate change and drought amplify the potential for uncontrollable fires in Nepal. Earth and Space Science Open Archive. https://doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10509568.1

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Haight, J., & Hammill, E. (2020). Protected areas as potential refugia for biodiversity under Climatic Change. Biological Conservation, 241, 108258. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108258

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Ge, M., Edwards, E. C., & Akhundjanov, S. B. (2020). Irrigation Investment on an american indian reservation. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 102(4), 1083–1104. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajae.12077

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Johnson, D., Brune, S., Dagan, D. T., Meier, E., Wilkins, E. J., & Zhang, H. (2020). A holistic strategy for carbon reduction programs in parks and protected areas: Leveraging three “fixes.” Parks Stewardship Forum, 36(3). https://doi.org/10.5070/p536349858

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Xu, S., Stanis, S. W., Zhang, H., Groshong, L., & Morgan, M. (2020). Impact of travel distance and experience use history on visitors’ climate friendly behavior and support for climate friendly management action. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 29(6), 981–999. https://doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2020.1855435

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Wilkins, E. J., Smith, J. W., & Keane, R. (2018). Social Media Communication Preferences of National Park Visitors. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 19(1), 4–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/1533015x.2018.1486247

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Akbar, H., Allen, L., Rosenberg, D., & Chikamoto, Y. (2020). Ranchers adapting to climate variability in the upper Colorado River Basin, Utah. Climate, 8(9), 96. https://doi.org/10.3390/cli8090096

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Howe, A. A., Landhäusser, S. M., Burney, O. T., Long, J. N., & Mock, K. E. (2019). Regional differences in aspen (populus tremuloides Michx.) seedling response to an established Nursery Protocol. New Forests, 51(2), 367–378. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11056-019-09727-8

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Spangler, K., & Christie, M. E. (2019). Renegotiating gender roles and cultivation practices in the Nepali mid-hills: Unpacking the Feminization of Agriculture. Agriculture and Human Values, 37(2), 415–432. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10460-019-09997-0

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Haight, J. D., Reed, S. C., & Faist, A. M. (2019). Seed bank community and soil texture relationships in a cold desert. Journal of Arid Environments, 164, 46–52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2019.01.008

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Esplin, E. D., & Howe, P. D. (2021). It’s a dry heat: Professional perspectives on Extreme heat risk in Utah. Journal of Risk Research, 24(12), 1558–1575. https://doi.org/10.1080/13669877.2021.1887325

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Wilkins, E. J., Cole, N. W., Miller, H. M., Schuster, R. M., Dayer, A. A., Duberstein, J. N., Fulton, D. C., Harshaw, H. W., & Raedeke, A. H. (2019). Rural-urban differences in hunting and birdwatching attitudes and participation intent. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 24(6), 530–547. https://doi.org/10.1080/10871209.2019.1661046

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Gompert, Z., Brady, M., Chalyavi, F., Saley, T. C., Philbin, C. S., Tucker, M. J., Forister, M. L., & Lucas, L. K. (2019). Genomic evidence of genetic variation with pleiotropic effects on caterpillar fitness and plant traits in a model legume. Molecular Ecology, 28(12), 2967–2985. https://doi.org/10.1101/518951

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Stagge, J. H., Rosenberg, D. E., Abdallah, A. M., Akbar, H., Attallah, N. A., & James, R. (2019). Assessing data availability and research reproducibility in hydrology and water resources. Scientific Data, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2019.30

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Esplin, E. D., Marlon, J. R., Leiserowitz, A., & Howe, P. D. (2019). “an you take the heat?” heat-induced health symptoms are associated with protective behaviors. Weather, Climate, and Society, 11(2), 401–417. https://doi.org/10.1175/wcas-d-18-0035.1

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Prudencio, L., & Null, S. E. (2018). Stormwater Management and ecosystem services: A Review. Environmental Research Letters, 13(3), 033002. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aaa81a

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Epperly, J., Witt, A., Haight, J., Washko, S., Atwood, T. B., Brahney, J., Brothers, S., & Hammill, E. (2018). Relationships between borders, management agencies, and the likelihood of watershed impairment. PLOS ONE, 13(9). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204149

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Zhang, H., & Smith, J. (2018). Weather and air quality drive the winter use of Utah’s big and little cottonwood canyons. Sustainability, 10(10), 3582. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10103582

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Wilkins, E., de Urioste-Stone, S., Weiskittel, A., & Gabe, T. (2020). Weather sensitivity and climate change perceptions of tourists: A segmentation analysis. Tourism in Changing Natural Environments, 81–97. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429202674-5

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Brice, E. M., & MacNulty, D. (2018). Understanding the influence of climate, genetic variation, and herbivory on Aspen (Populus tremuloides) growth in Yellowstone National park. The UW National Parks Service Research Station Annual Reports, 41, 48–54. https://doi.org/10.13001/uwnpsrc.2018.5647

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Anderson, C. M., Krigbaum, M. J., Arostegui, M. C., Feddern, M. L., Koehn, J. Z., Kuriyama, P. T., Morrisett, C., Allen Akselrud, C. I., Davis, M. J., Fiamengo, C., Fuller, A., Lee, Q., McElroy, K. N., Pons, M., & Sanders, J. (2018). How commercial fishing effort is managed. Fish and Fisheries, 20(2), 268–285. https://doi.org/10.1111/faf.12339

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Morrisett, C. N., Skalski, J. R., & Kiefer, R. B. (2018). Passage route and Upstream Migration Success: A case study of Snake River salmonids ascending Lower Granite Dam. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 39(1), 58–68. https://doi.org/10.1002/nafm.10245

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Smith, J. W., Wilkins, E., Gayle, R., & Lamborn, C. C. (2020). Climate and visitation to Utah’s ‘mighty 5’ national parks. Tourism in Changing Natural Environments, 58–80. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429202674-4

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Wilkins, E. J., & de Urioste-Stone, S. (2017). Place attachment, recreational activities, and travel intent under changing climate conditions. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 26(5), 798–811. https://doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2017.1417416 Article

Bigalke, S., & Walsh, J. E. (2022). Future changes of snow in Alaska and the Arctic under stabilized global warming scenarios. Atmosphere, 13(4), 541. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13040541

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Spangler, K., McCann, R. B., & Ferguson, R. S. (2021). (re-)defining permaculture: Perspectives of permaculture teachers and practitioners across the United States. Sustainability, 13(10), 5413. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13105413

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McCann, R. B., Spangler, K., & Millison, and A. (2021). Life paths to leading systems-level change: Higher Education's pitfalls and potential. Sustainability and Climate Change, 14(4), 249–257. https://doi.org/10.1089/scc.2021.0005

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Christman, M., Spears, L., Strange, L., Pearse, W., Burchfield, E., Ramirez, R. (2021). Land-Use and Climate Drive Shifts in Bombus Assemblage Composition. 10.21203/rs.3.rs-493457/v1. 

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Spears, L. R., Christman, M. E., Koch, J. B., Looney, C., & Ramirez, R. A. (2021). A review of bee captures in Pest monitoring traps and future directions for research and collaboration. Journal of Integrated Pest Management, 12(1). https://doi.org/10.1093/jipm/pmab041

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Morgan, B., & Lane, B. (2022). Accounting for uncertainty in regional flow–ecology relationships. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 148(4). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)wr.1943-5452.0001533

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Wilkins, E. J., Chikamoto, Y., Miller, A. B., & Smith, J. W. (2021). Climate change and the demand for recreational ecosystem services on public lands in the continental United States. Global Environmental Change, 70, 102365. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2021.102365

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Stuivenvolt‐Allen, J., Wang, S. Y. S., Johnson, Z., & Chikamoto, Y. (2021). Atmospheric Rivers impacting Northern California exhibit a quasi‐decadal frequency. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 126(15). https://doi.org/10.1029/2020jd034196

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Howe, P. D., Marlon, J. R., Mildenberger, M., & Shield, B. S. (2019). How will climate change shape climate opinion? Environmental Research Letters, 14(11), 113001. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab466a

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Morgan, B., Spangler, K., Stuivenvolt Allen, J., Morrisett, C., Brunson, M., Wang, S-Y, & Huntly, N. (2021). Water availability for cannabis in northern California: Intersections of climate, policy, and public discourse. Water, 13(5), https://doi.org/10.3390/w13010005 Article
Spangler, K., Burchfield, E. K., & Schumacher, B. (2020). Past and Current Dynamics of U.S. Agricultural Land Use and Policy. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 4(8). https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.00098  Article
Barnett, M., Spangler, K., Petrzelka, P., Filipiak, J. (2020). Power dynamics of non-operating landowner-renter relationships and conservation decision-making in the Midwestern U.S. Journal of Rural Studies, 78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2020.06.026 Article
Spangler, K., Christie, M. E. (2019). Renegotiating gender roles and cultivation practices in the Nepali mid-hills: Unpacking the feminization of agriculture. Agriculture and Human Values, 37. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10460-019-09997-0 Article
Burchfield, E. K., Nelson, K. S., & Spangler, K. (2019). The impact of agricultural landscape diversification on U.S. crop production. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 285(1). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2019.106615 Article
Prudencio, L., R.T. Choi, E. Esplin, M. Ge, N. Gillard, J. Haight, P. Belmont, & C. Flint. (2018). The impacts of wildfire characteristics and employment on the adaptive management strategies in the Intermountain West. Fire, 1(3): 46. https://doi.org/10.3390/fire1030046 Article
Zimmer, S., G. Grosklos, P. Belmont, & P. Adler. (2020). Agreement and uncertainty among climate change impact models: A synthesis of sagebrush steppe vegetation projections. Rangeland Ecology & Management, 75https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2020.12.006 Article
Brice, E. M., Miller, B. A., Zhang, H., Goldstein, K., Zimmer, S. N., Grosklos, G. J., Belmont, P., Flint, C. G., Givens, J. E., Adler, P. B., Brunson, M. W., & J. W. Smith (2020). Impacts of climate change on multiple use management of Bureau of Land Management land in the Intermountain West, USA. Ecosphere11(11), 29. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3286 Article
Grosklos, G., & Cortez, M. H. (2021). Evolutionary and plastic phenotypic change can be just as fast as changes in population densities. The American Naturalist197(1). https://doi.org/10.1086/711928 Article
Wilkins, E. J., Howe, P. D., & Smith, J. W. (2021). Social media reveal ecoregional variation in how weather influences visitor behavior within U.S. National Park Service units. Scientific Reports, 11, 2403. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-82145-z Article
Wilkins, E. J., Wood, S. A., & Smith, J. W. (2020). Uses and limitations of social media data to inform visitor use management in parks and protected areas: A systematic review. Environmental Management, 67(1), 120-132. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-020-01373-7 Article
Smith, J. W., Wilkins, E. J., Leung, Y.-F. (2019). Attendance trends threaten future operations of America’s state park systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(26), 12775-12780. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1902314116 Article
Clark, M., Wilkins, E. J., Dagan, D. T., Powell, R., Sharp, R. L., & Hillis, V. (2019). Bringing forecasting into the future: Using Google to model national park visitation. Journal of Environmental Management, 243, 88-94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.05.006 Article
Null, S.E., Farshid, A., Goodrum, G., Gray, C.A., Lohani, S., Morrisett, C.N., Prudencio, L., & R. Sor. (2021). A meta-analysis of environmental tradeoffs of hydropower dams in the Se Kong, Se San, and Sre Pok (3S) Rivers of the Lower Mekong Basin. Water 13(1):63https://doi.org/10.3390/w13010063 Article
Van Kirk, R. W. V., Contor, B. A., Morrisett, C. N., Null, S. E., & Loibman, A. S. (2020). Potential for managed aquifer recharge to enhance fish habitat in a regulated river. Water12(3), 673. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12030673 Article
Stuivenvolt Allen, J.Wang, S.‐Y. S., LaPlante, M. D., & Yoon, J.‐H. (2021). Three western Pacific typhoons strengthened fire weather in the recent northwest U.S. conflagration. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2020GL091430. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL091430 Article
Stuivenvolt-Allen, J., & Wang, S. S.-Y. (2019). Data Mining Climate Variability as an Indicator of U.S. Natural Gas. Frontiers in Big Data, 2, 20. https://doi.org/10.3389/fdata.2019.00020 Article
Choi, R.T., K.H. Beard, A.J. Leffler, K.C. Kelsey, J.A. Schmutz, J.M. Welker. (2020). Early goose arrival increases soil nitrogen availability more than an advancing spring in coastal western Alaska. Ecosystems, 23(6): 1309-1324. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-019-00472-9 Article
Leffler, A.J., K.H. Beard, K.C. Kelsey, R.T. Choi, J.A. Schmutz, J.M. Welker. (2019). Cloud cover and delayed herbivory relative to timing of spring onset interact to dampen climate change impacts on net ecosystem exchange in a coastal Alaskan wetland. Environmental Research Letters, 14(8): 084030. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab1c91 Article
Choi, R.T., K.H. Beard, A.J. Leffler, K.C. Kelsey, J.A. Schmutz, J.M. Welker. (2019). Phenological mismatch between season advancement and migration timing alters Arctic plant traits. Journal of Ecology, 107(5): 2503-2518. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13191 Article
Beard, K.H., R.T. Choi, A.J. Leffler, L.G. Carlson, K.C. Kelsey, J.A. Schmutz, J.M. Welker. (2019). Migratory goose arrival time plays a larger role in influencing forage quality than advancing springs in an Arctic coastal wetland. PLoS ONE 14(3): e0213037. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0213037 Article
Leffler, A.J., K.H. Beard, K.C. Kelsey, R.T. Choi, J.A. Schmutz, J.M. Welker. (2019). Delayed herbivory by migratory geese increases summer-long CO2 uptake in coastal western Alaska. Global Change Biology 25(1): 277-289. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14473 Article
Adler, P.B., D. Smull, K.H. BeardR.T. Choi, T. Furniss, A. Kulmatiski, J.M. Meiners, A.T. Tredennick, K.E. Veblen. (2018). Competition and coexistence in plant communities: intraspecific competition is stronger than interspecific competition. Ecology Letters 21(9): 1319-1329. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13098 Article
Kelsey, K.C., A. J. Leffler, K.H. BeardR.T. Choi, J.A. Schmutz, J.M. Welker. (2018). Phenological mismatch in coastal western Alaska may increase summer season greenhouse gas uptake. Environmental Research Letters. 13(4): 044032. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aab698 Article

Goldstein, K., & Howe, P. D. (2019). Dry Heat Among the Red Rocks: Risk Perceptions and Behavioral Responses to Extreme Heat Among Outdoor Recreationists in Southeastern Utah. Journal of Extreme Events, 6(3): 2050004. https://doi.org/10.1142/S2345737620500049

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Rosenberg, D. E. (2022a). Adapt lake mead releases to inflow to give managers more flexibility to slow reservoir drawdown. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 148(10). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)wr.1943-5452.0001592

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Rosenberg, D. E. (2022b). Invest in farm water conservation to curtail buy and dry. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 148(8). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)wr.1943-5452.0001584

 

Rosenberg, D. E., Jones, A. S., Filion, Y., Teasley, R., Sandoval-Solis, S., Stagge, J. H., Abdallah, A., Castronova, A., Ostfeld, A., & Watkins, D. (2020). Reproducible results policy. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 147(2). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)wr.1943-5452.0001368

 

Rosenberg, D. E., Filion, Y., Teasley, R., Sandoval-Solis, S., Hecht, J. S., van Zyl, J. E., McMahon, G. F., Horsburgh, J. S., Kasprzyk, J. R., & Tarboton, D. G. (2020). The Next Frontier: Making Research More Reproducible. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 146(6). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)wr.1943-5452.0001215

 

Rosenberg, D. (2022, August 23). Opinion: 3 ways we can adapt to low colorado river flows in a drought. Deseret News. Retrieved from https://www.deseret.com/opinion/2022/8/12/23298509/opinion-3-ways-we-can-adapt-to-low-colorado-river-flows-in-a-drought-lake-powell-mead-glen-canyon.