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Journal Publications

Hohbein, R. and J. Abrams. 2022. Conservation, human-wildlife conflict, and decentralised governance: Complexities beyond incomplete devolution. Conservation and Society 20(4): 293-303.

Sarmiento Rodriguez, F., R. Chávez Velásquez, C. Aguirre Merino, and J. Abrams. 2022. Desarrollo sustentable y regenerativo de los paisajes socioecológicos de montaña: Montología del Chimborazo como referente insigne del cambio global [Sustainable and regenerative development of the productive mountain socioecological landscapes: Montology of Chimborazo as a badge referent of global change]. Antropologías del Sur 9(17): 121-145.

Córdoba, D., J. Abrams and T. Selfa. 2022. Achieving palm oil sustainability under contract: Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and family farmers in the Brazilian Amazon. Current Research in Environmental Sustainability.

Kooistra, C., C. Schultz, J. Abrams, and H. Huber-Stearns. 2022. Institutionalizing the U.S. Forest Service’s Shared Stewardship Strategy in the western United States. Journal of Forestry.

Abbasnezhad, B. and J. Abrams. 2022. Testing the applicability and credibility of the High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) toolkit: A systematic global review. Small-Scale Forestry.

Essen, M., S. McCaffrey, J. Abrams, and T. Paveglio. 2022. Improving wildfire management outcomes: Shifting the paradigm of wildfire from simple to complex risk. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.

Bernsen, N.R., M.S. Crandall, J.E. Leahy, J. Abrams, and C.R. Colocousis. 2022. Do rural youth want to stay rural? Influences on residential aspirations of youth in forest-located communities. Community Development.

Gutierrez Garzon, A.R., P. Bettinger, J. Abrams, J. Siry, and B. Mei. 2022. Forest sustainability in state forest management plans: A content analysis. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 41(1): 92-113.

Selfa, T., V. Marini, and J. Abrams. 2021. Place attachment and perceptions of land use change: Cultural ecosystem services impacts of eucalyptus plantation expansion in Ubajay, Entre Ríos, Argentina. In Press in Ecology and Society.

Chapin, J., J. Abrams, T. Timberlake, C. Schultz, A. Evans, and M. Fernández-Giménez. 2021. Operationalizing resilience on U.S. national forestlands: A quantitative analysis of environmental impact statements. Society and Natural Resources.

Steen-Adams, M., J. Abrams, H. Huber-Stearns, C. Bone, and C. Moseley. 2021. Network governance of forest disturbance in the Black Hills: What roles for federal, state, county, and non-governmental partners across large landscapes? Journal of Forestry.

Sanders, A., E. Nielsen, and J. Abrams. 2021. Does information and deliberation affect ecosystem service judgments? Evidence from tree plantation expansion in Argentina. Society and Natural Resources.

Abrams, J., S.M. Greiner, C. Schultz, A. Evans, and H. Huber-Stearns. 2021. Can forest managers plan for resilient landscapes? Lessons from the United States national forest plan revision process. Environmental Management 67(4): 574-588.

Knowlton, J.L., K.E. Halvorsen, D.J. Flaspohler, C.R. Webster, J. Abrams, S.M. Almeida, S.L. Arriaga Weiss, B. Barnett, M.R. Cardoso, P.V. Cerqueira, D. Córdoba, M.P. Dantas Santos, J.L. Dunn, A. Eastmond, G.M. Jarvi, J.A. Licata, E.E. Mata Zayas, R. Medeiros, M.A. Mesa Jurado, L.Y. Moo Culebro, C. Moseley, E. Nielsen, C.C. Phifer, E.C. Pischke, C. Schelly, T. Selfa, C.A. Silva, T. Souza, S.R. Sweitz, and C.J. Vázquez Navarrete. 2021. Birds and bioenergy within the Americas: a cross-national, social-ecological study of ecosystem service tradeoffs. Land 10: 258.

Abrams, J., H. Huber-Stearns, M. Steen-Adams, E.J. Davis, C. Bone, M. Nelson, and C. Moseley. 2021. Adaptive governance in a complex social-ecological context: Emergent responses to a native forest insect outbreak. Sustainability Science 16: 53-68.

Timberlake, T., C. Schultz, A. Evans, and J. Abrams. 2021. Working on institutions while planning for forest resilience: A case study of public land management in the United States. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 64(7): 1291-1311.

Gutierrez Garzon, A.R., P. Bettinger, J. Siry, J. Abrams, C. Cieszewski, K. Boston, B. Mei, H. Zengin, and A. Yesil. 2020. A comparative analysis of five forest certification programs. Forests 11: 863.

Steen-Adams, M., J. Abrams, H. Huber-Stearns, C. Moseley, and C. Bone. 2020. Local-level emergence of network governance within the U.S. Forest Service: A case study of mountain pine beetle outbreak from Colorado, USA. Forest Policy and Economics 102204.

Charnley, S., H. Gosnell, R. Davee, and J. Abrams. 2020. Ranchers and beavers: Understanding the human dimensions of beaver-related stream restoration on western rangelands. Rangeland Ecology and Management

Denley, T.J., K.M. Woosnam, M.A. Ribeiro, B.B. Boley, C. Hehir, and J. Abrams. 2020. Individuals’ intentions to engage in last chance tourism: Applying the value-belief-norm model. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 28(11): 1860-1881.

Dunn, C., C.D. O’Connor, J. Abrams, M.P. Thompson, D.E. Calkin, J.D. Johnston, R. Stratton, and J. Gilbertson-Day. 2020. Wildfire risk science facilitates adaptation of fire-prone social-ecological systems to the new fire reality. Environmental Research Letters 15: 025001.

Gutierrez Garzon, A.R., P. Bettinger, J. Siry, B. Mei, and J. Abrams. 2020. The terms foresters and planners in the United States use to infer sustainability in forest management plans: A survey analysis. Sustainability 12(1): 17.

Gosnell, H., R. Kennedy, T. Harris, and J. Abrams. 2020. A land systems science approach to assessing forest governance and characterizing the emergence of social forestry in the Western Cascades of Oregon. Environmental Research Letters 15: 055003.

Davis, E.J., J. Abrams, and K. Wollstein. 2020. Fire on the range: Rangeland Fire Protection Associations as Disaster Response Organizations. Disasters 44(3): 435-454.

K. Jones, J. Abrams, T. Belote, B.J. Beltran, J. Brandt, N. Carter, A.J. Castro, B.C. Chaffin, A. Metcalf, G. Roesch-McNally, K. Wallen, and M.A. Williamson. 2019. The American West as a social-ecological region: Drivers, dynamics and implications for nested social-ecological systems. Environmental Research Letters 14: 115008.

Abrams, J. 2019. The emergence of network governance in U.S. national forest administration: Causal factors and propositions for future research. Forest Policy and Economics.

Abrams, J., H. Huber-Stearns, H. Gosnell, A. Santo, S. Duffey, and C. Moseley. 2019. Tracking a governance transition: Piloting indicators for social forestry on national forestlands in the United States. Society and Natural Resources.

Gandhi, K., F. Campbell, and J. Abrams. 2019. Current status of forest health policy in the United States. Insects 10(4): 106.

Altaweel, M., C. Bone, and J. Abrams. 2019. Documents as data: A content analysis and topic modeling approach for analyzing responses to ecological disturbances. Ecological Informatics 51: 82-95.

Abrams, J., E. Pischke, M. A. Mesa Jurado, A. Eastmond, C. Silva, and C. Moseley. 2019. Between environmental change and neoliberalism: The effects of oil palm production on livelihood resilience. Society and Natural Resources 32(5): 548-565.

Abrams, J., H. Huber-Stearns, M. Luviano Palmerin, C. Bone, M.F. Nelson, R.P. Bixler, and C. Moseley. 2018. Does policy respond to environmental change events? An analysis of Mountain Pine Beetle outbreaks in the Western United States. Environmental Science and Policy 90: 102-109.

Abrams, J., E. Nielsen, D. Diaz, T. Selfa, E. Adams, J. Dunn, and C. Moseley. 2018. How do states benefit from non-state governance? Evidence from forest sustainability certification. Global Environmental Politics 18(3): 66-85.

Pischke, E., A. Mesa Jurado, A. Eastmond, J. Abrams, and K. Halvorsen. 2018. Community perceptions of socioecological stressors and risk-reducing strategies in Tabasco, Mexico. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 8(4): 441-451.

Abrams, J., K. Wollstein, and E.J. Davis. 2018. State lines, fire lines, and lines of authority: Rangeland fire management and bottom-up cooperative federalism. Land Use Policy 75: 252-259.

Davis, E.J., J. Abrams, E. White, and C. Moseley. 2018. Current challenges and realities for forest-based businesses adjacent to public lands in the United States. Journal of Rural and Community Development 13(1): 125-142.

Maier, C. and J. Abrams. 2018. Navigating constraints: A street-level perspective on national forest management in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Land Use Policy 70: 432-441.

Córdoba, D., T. Selfa, J. Abrams, and D. Sombra. 2018. Family farming, agribusiness and the state: Building consent around oil palm expansion in post-neoliberal Brazil. Journal of Rural Studies 57: 147-156.

Córdoba, D., M. Chiappe, J. Abrams, and T. Selfa. 2018. Fuelling social inclusion? Neo-extractivism, state-society relations and biofuel policies in Latin America’s Southern Cone. Development and Change 49(1): 63-88.

Mottek Lucas, A., Y-S. Kim, B. Greco, D.R. Becker, E.E. Hjerpe, and J. Abrams. 2017. The social and economic contributions of the White Mountain Stewardship Project: Final 10-year assessment—lessons learned and implications for future forest management initiatives. Journal of Forestry 115(6): 548-558.

Abrams, J., E.J. Davis, and K. Wollstein. 2017. Rangeland Fire Protection Associations in Great Basin rangelands: A model for adaptive community relationships with wildfire? Human Ecology 45(6): 773-785.

Abrams, J., H. Huber-Stearns, C. Bone, C. Grummon, and C. Moseley. 2017. Adaptation to a landscape-scale Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic in the era of networked governance: The enduring importance of bureaucratic institutions. Ecology and Society 22(4): 22.

Abrams, J., E.J. Davis, C. Moseley, and B. Nowell. 2017. Building practical authority for community forestry in and through networks: The role of community-based organizations in the U.S. West. Environmental Policy and Governance 27(4): 285-297.

Abrams, J., D. Becker, J. Kudrna, and C. Moseley. 2017. Does policy matter? The role of policy systems in forest bioenergy development in the United States. Forest Policy and Economics 75: 41-48.

Molden, O., J. Abrams, E.J. Davis, and C. Moseley. 2017. Beyond localism: The micropolitics of local legitimacy in a community-based organization. Journal of Rural Studies 50: 60-69.

Paveglio, T., M. Nielsen-Pincus, C. Moseley, and J. Abrams. 2017. Advancing characterization of social diversity in the wildland-urban interface: An indicator approach for wildfire management. Landscape and Urban Planning 160: 115-126.

Abrams, J., M. Nielsen-Pincus, T. Paveglio, and C. Moseley. 2016. Community wildfire protection planning in the American West: Homogeneity within diversity? Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 59(3): 557-572.

Paveglio, T., J. Abrams, and A. Ellison. 2016. Developing fire-adapted communities: The importance of interactions among elements of place-dependent local context. Society and Natural Resources 29(10): 1246-1261.

Quirke, J.D., C. Moseley, and J. Abrams. 2016. Between community stability and the ‘greatest good:’ Legal obligations of the U.S. Forest Service toward rural communities, 1891-2016. Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation 32(2): 169-187.

Abrams, J., M. Knapp, T. Paveglio, A. Ellison, C. Moseley, M. Nielsen-Pincus, and M. Carroll. 2015. Re-envisioning community-wildfire relations in the U.S. West as adaptive governance. Ecology and Society 20(3): 34.

Abrams, J., E.J. Davis, and C. Moseley. 2015. Community-based organizations and institutional work in the remote rural West. Review of Policy Research 32(6): 675-698.

Abrams, J., J.C. Bliss, and H. Gosnell. 2013. Reflexive gentrification of working lands in the American West: Contesting the ‘middle landscape.’ Journal of Rural and Community Development 8(3): 144-158.

Abrams, J. and J.C. Bliss. 2013. Amenity landownership, land use change and the re-creation of “working landscapes.” Society and Natural Resources 26(7): 845-859.

Ramsey, D., J. Abrams, J. Clark, and N. Evans. 2013. Rural geography – rural development: An examination of agriculture, policy and planning, and community in rural areas. Journal of Rural and Community Development 8(3): i-v.

Davis, E.J., C. Moseley, C. Shaw, J. Abrams, and J. Creighton. 2013. Diversity and dynamism of fire science user needs. Journal of Forestry 111(2): 101-107.

Abrams, J., H. Gosnell, N. Gill, and P. Klepeis. 2012. Re-creating the rural, reconstructing nature: An international literature review of the environmental implications of amenity migration. Conservation and Society 10(3): 270-284.

Abrams, J. and H. Gosnell. 2012. The politics of marginality in Wallowa County, Oregon: Contesting the production of landscapes of consumption. Journal of Rural Studies 28(1): 30-37.

Gosnell, H. and J. Abrams. 2011. Amenity migration: Diverse conceptualizations of drivers, socioeconomic dimensions, and emerging challenges. GeoJournal 76(4): 303-322.

Bliss, J.C., E.C. Kelly, J. Abrams, C. Bailey, and J. Dyer. 2010. Disintegration of the U.S. industrial forest estate: Dynamics, trajectories, and questions. Small-scale Forestry 9(1): 53-66.

Hjerpe, E., J. Abrams, and D.R. Becker. 2009. Socioeconomic barriers and the role of biomass utilization in southwestern Ponderosa Pine restoration. Ecological Restoration 27(2): 169-177.

Ostergren, D., J. Abrams, and K. Lowe. 2008. Fire in the forest: Public perceptions of ecological restoration in north-central Arizona. Ecological Restoration 26(1): 51-60.

Murphy, A., J. Abrams, T. Daniel, and V. Yazzie. 2007. Living among frequent-fire forests: Human history and cultural perspectives. Ecology and Society 12(2): 17.

Ostergren, D., K. Lowe, J. Abrams, and E. Ruther. 2006. Public perceptions of forest management in north-central Arizona: The paradox of demanding more involvement but allowing limits to legal action. Journal of Forestry 104(7): 375-382.

Whittaker, D., B. Shelby, and J. Abrams. 2006. Instream flows and “angler habitat:” Flow effects on fishability on eight Pacific Northwest rivers. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 11(5): 343-357.

Abrams, J., E.C. Kelly, B. Shindler, and J. Wilton. 2005. Value orientation and forest management: The forest health debate. Environmental Management 36(4): 495-505.


Egan, D., E. Hjerpe, and J. Abrams (eds.) 2011. Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration: Integrating Science, Nature, and Culture. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.

Book Chapters

Abrams, J., D. Córdoba, R. Sidortsov, C. Schelly, and H. Gorman. 2019. Power within and beyond the state: Understanding how power relations shape environmental management. Pp. 21-32 in K. Halvorsen, C. Schelly, R. Handler, E. Pischke, and J.L. Knowlton (eds.), A Research Agenda for Environmental Management. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Press.

Charnley, S., J. Kline, E.M. White, J. Abrams, R.J. McLain, C. Moseley, and H. Huber-Stearns. 2018. Socioeconomic well-being and forest management in Northwest Forest Plan area communities. Pp. 625-713 in T.A. Spies, P.A. Stine, R. Gravenmier, J.W. Long, and M.J. Reilly (tech. coords.), Synthesis of Science to Inform Land Management within the Northwest Forest Plan Area. PNW-GTR-966. Portland, OR: U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station.

Abrams, J. 2016. Rural residential development and its discontents: A political ecology of sprawl containment in Wallowa County, Oregon, USA. Pp. 83-103 in L.E. Taylor and P.T. Hurley (eds.), A Comparative Political Ecology of Exurbia: Planning, Environmental Management, and Landscape Change. New York: Springer.

Abrams, J. 2011. The policy context of the White Mountain Stewardship Contract. Pp. 163-176 in D. Egan, E. Hjerpe, and J. Abrams (eds.). Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration: Integrating Science, Nature, and Culture. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.

Egan, D., E. Hjerpe, and J. Abrams. 2011. Why people matter in ecological restoration. Pp. 1-19 in D. Egan, E. Hjerpe, and J. Abrams (eds.). Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration: Integrating Science, Nature, and Culture. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.

Egan, D., J. Abrams, and E. Hjerpe. 2011. Synthesis: Participation, power, perspective. Pp. 375-383 in D. Egan, E. Hjerpe, and J. Abrams (eds.). Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration: Integrating Science, Nature, and Culture. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.

Book Reviews

Abrams, J. 2012. Planning Paradise: Politics and Visioning of Land Use in Oregon. P.A. Walker and P.T. Hurley. 2011. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. Journal of Historical Geography 38(2): 204-205.