Publications

Rissman, Adena R., Patrice Kohl, and Chloe B. Wardropper. 2017. Public support for carrot, stick, and no-government water quality policies. Environmental Science and Policy. 76:82-89.

Wardropper, Chloe B., Sean Gillon, and Adena R. Rissman. 2017. Uncertain monitoring and modeling in a watershed nonpoint pollution program. Land Use Policy 67:690-701.

Rissman, Adena R., Jessica Owley, Andrew W. L’Roe, Amy W. Morris, and Chloe B. Wardropper. 2017. Public access to spatial data on private-land conservation. Ecology and Society. 22(2): 24 (link)

Rissman, Adena R. and Sean Gillon. 2017. Where are ecology and biodiversity in social-ecological systems research? A review of research methods and applied recommendations. Conservation Letters. 10(1): 86-93 (PDF)

L’Roe, Andrew and Adena R. Rissman. 2017. Predictors of working forest conservation and parcelization. Landscape and Urban Planning. 167:14-24.

Locke, Christina M., Van Butsic, and Adena R. Rissman. 2017. Zoning effects on housing change vary with income, based on a four-decade panel model after propensity score matching. Land Use Policy. 64: 353-362 (PDF)

Qiu, Jiangxiao, Chloe B. Wardropper, Adena R. Rissman, and Monica G. Turner. 2017. Spatial fit between water quality policies and hydrologic ecosystem services in an urbanizing agricultural landscape. Landscape Ecology. 32(1): 59-75 (PDF)

L’Roe, Andrew and Adena R. Rissman. 2017. Changes in Wisconsin’s large private forests, 1999-2015: land transactions, conservation, and recreational access. Society and Natural Resources. 30(1): 63-78 (PDF)

Mayerfeld, Diane M., Mark Rickenbach, Adena R. Rissman. 2016. Overcoming history: attitudes of resource professionals and farmers toward silvopasture in southwest Wisconsin. Agroforestry Systems. 90(5): 723-736 (PDF)

Wardropper, Chloe B., Sean Gillon, Amber S. Mase, Emily A. McKinney, Stephen R. Carpenter, Adena R. Rissman. 2016. Local perspectives and global archetypes in scenario storyline development. Ecology and Society. 21(2):12 (PDF)

Anhalt-Depies, Christine M., Tricia Gorby Knoot, Adena R. Rissman, Anthony K. Sharp, and Karl J. Martin. 2016. Understanding climate adaptation on public lands in the Upper Midwest: implications for monitoring and tracking progress. Environmental Management. 57(5): 987-997 (PDF)

Geisler, Ellen, Chadwick D. Rittenhouse, and Adena R. Rissman. 2016. Logger perceptions of seasonal environmental challenges facing timber operations in the Upper Midwest, USA. Society and Natural Resources. 29(5): 540-555 (PDF)

Owley, Jessica and Adena R. Rissman. 2016. Trends in private land conservation: increasing complexity, shifting conservation purposes and allowable private land uses. Land Use Policy. 51:76-84 (PDF)

Radeloff, V. C., J. W. Williams, B. L. Bateman, K. D. Burke, S. K. Carter, E. S. Childress, K. J. Cromwell, C. Gratton, A. O. Hasley, B. M. Kraemer, A. W. Latzka, E. Marin-Spiotta, C. D. Meine, S. E. Munoz, T. M. Neeson, A. M. Pidgeon, A. R. Rissman, R. J. Rivera, L. M. Szymanski, J. Usinowicz. 2015. The rise of novelty in ecosystems. Ecological Applications. 25:2051–2068 (PDF)

Rissman, Adena R. and Stephen R. Carpenter. 2015. Progress on nonpoint pollution: barriers and opportunities. Daedalus, the Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Special issue: On Water. 144(3): 35-47 (PDF)

Carpenter, Stephen R., Eric Booth, Sean Gillon, Christopher J. Kucharik, Steven Loheide, Amber S. Mase, Melissa Motew, Jiangxiao Qiu, Adena R. Rissman, Jenny Seifert, Evren Soylu, Monica G. Turner, Chloe Wardropper. 2015. Changing Drivers and Plausible Futures of a Social Ecological System: Yahara Watershed, Wisconsin, USA. Ecology and Society20(2):10 (link)  (PDF)

Gillon, Sean G., Eric Booth, and Adena R. Rissman. 2015. Shifting drivers and static baselines in environmental governance: challenges for proving and improving water quality outcomes. Regional Environmental Change. 16(3):759-775. (PDF)

Wardropper, Chloe B., Chaoyi Chang, and Adena R. Rissman. 2015. Fragmented water quality governance: constraints to spatial targeting for nutrient reduction in a Midwestern USA watershed. Landscape and Urban Planning. 137: 64-75 (PDF)

Rittenhouse, Chadwick D. and Adena R. Rissman. 2015. Changes in winter conditions impact forest management in north temperate forests. Journal of Environmental Management. 149:157-167 (PDF)

Locke, Christina M. and Adena R. Rissman. 2015. Factors influencing zoning ordinance adoption in rural and exurban townships. Landscape and Urban Planning. 134:167-176 (PDF)

Rissman, Adena R. and Robert Smail. 2014. Accounting for results: how conservation organizations report performance information. Environmental Management. (PDF)

Rissman, Adena R., Jessica Owley, M. Rebecca Shaw, and Barton H. (Buzz) Thompson. 2014. Adapting conservation easements to climate change. Conservation Letters. (PDF)

Olson, Erik, Jennifer Stenglein, Victoria Shelley, Adena R. Rissman, Christine Brown-Nunez, Zachary Voyles, Adrian Wydeven, Timothy Van Deelen. 2014. Pendulum swings in wolf management led to conflict, illegal kills, and a legislated wolf hunt. Conservation Letters. doi: 10.1111/conl.12141. (PDF)

Janowiak, M.K. et al. (44 authors). 2014. Forest ecosystem vulnerability assessment and synthesis for northern Wisconsin and western Upper Michigan: a report from the Northwoods Climate Change Response Framework project. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. (link)

Handler, S. et al. (43 authors). 2014. Michigan forest ecosystem vulnerability assessment and synthesis: a report from the Northwoods Climate Change Response Framework project. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. (link)

Handler, S. et al. (41 authors). 2014. Minnesota forest ecosystem vulnerability assessment and synthesis: a report from the Northwoods Climate Change Response Framework project. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. (link)

Rissman, Adena R., Menka Bihari, Christopher Hamilton, Christina Locke, David Lowenstein, Melissa Motew, Jessica Price, and Robert Smail. 2013. Land management restrictions and options for change in perpetual conservation easements. Environmental Management. 52:277-288. (PDF)

Rissman, Adena R. 2013. Rethinking property rights: comparative analysis of conservation easements for wildlife conservation. Environmental Conservation. 40(3): 222–230. (PDF)

Gerber, Jean-David and Adena R. Rissman. 2012. Land conservation strategies: the dynamic relationship between acquisition and land use planning. Environment and Planning A. 44: 1836-1855. (PDF)

Rissman, Adena R. and Nathan F. Sayre. 2012. Conservation outcomes and social relations: a comparative study of private ranchland conservation easements. Society and Natural Resources. 25(6): 523-538. (PDF)

Locke, Christina M. and Adena R. Rissman. 2012. Unexpected co-benefits: forest connectivity and property tax incentives. Landscape and Urban Planning. 104: 418-425. (PDF)

Rittenhouse, Chadwick D. and Adena R. Rissman. 2012. Forest cover, carbon sequestration, and wildlife habitat: policy review and modeling of tradeoffs among land-use change scenarios. Environmental Science and Policy 21: 94-105. (PDF)

Rittenhouse, Chadwick D., Eunice A. Padley, Karl J. Martin, and Adena R. Rissman. 2012. Past and potential future land cover change around Wisconsin’s State Forests. WDNR Research Report 193.

Carpenter, Stephen R. and Adena R. Rissman. 2012. Scenarios and decisionmaking for complex environmental systems. In Bengston, David N., comp. Environmental futures research: experiences, approaches, and opportunities. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-107. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. (PDF)

Rissman, Adena R. 2011. Evaluating conservation effectiveness and adaptation in dynamic landscapes. Law and Contemporary Problems. 74: 145-173. (PDF)

Owley, Jessica and Adena R. Rissman. 2011. Distributed graduate seminars: an interdisciplinary approach to studying land conservation. Pace Environmental Law Review Online Companion. 2(1): 88-101. (PDF)

Rissman, Adena R. and Van Butsic. 2011. Land trust defense and enforcement of conserved areas. Conservation Letters. 4(1): 31-37. (PDF)

Rissman, Adena R. 2010. Designing perpetual conservation agreements for land management. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 63: 167-175. (PDF)

Morris, Amy and Adena R. Rissman. 2009. Public access to information on private land conservation: tracking conservation easements. Wisconsin Law Review. 6: 1237-1282. (PDF)

Merenlender, Adina M., David Newburn, Sarah E. Reed, and Adena R. Rissman. 2009. The importance of incorporating threat for efficient targeting and evaluation of conservation investments. Conservation Letters. 2(5): 240-241. (PDF)

Byrd, Kristin B., Adena R. Rissman, and Adina M. Merenlender. 2009. Evaluating the capacity of conservation easements to safeguard ecosystem function in an oak woodland landscape under scenarios of future development. Landscape and Urban Planning. 92: 106-116. (PDF)

Rissman, Adena R. and Adina M. Merenlender. 2008. The conservation contributions of conservation easements: analysis of the San Francisco Bay Area protected lands spatial database. Ecology and Society. 13(1): 40. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol13/iss1/art40/ (PDF)

Rissman, Adena R., Tosha Comendant, Lynn Lozier, Peter Kareiva, Joseph M. Kiesecker, M. Rebecca Shaw, and Adina M. Merenlender. 2007. Conservation easements: private use and biodiversity protection. Conservation Biology. 21(3): 709-718. (PDF)

Kiesecker, Joseph M., Gary Amaon, Tosha Comendant, Terra Grandmason, Elizabeth Gray, Christine Hall, Richard Hilsenbeck, Peter Kareiva, Lynn Lozier, Patrick Naehu, Adena R. Rissman, M. Rebecca Shaw, and Mark Zankel. 2007. Conservation easements in context: a quantitative analysis of their use by The Nature Conservancy. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 3(5): 125-130. (PDF)

Rissman, Adena R., Richard Reiner, Adina M. Merenlender. 2007. Monitoring natural resources on rangeland conservation easements. Rangelands. 29(3): 21-26. (PDF)

Rissman, Adena R., Sarah E. Reed, Chuck Hughes, and Richard Reiner. 2006. Monitoring understory composition of blue oak woodlands on conservation easements. Proceedings of the Sixth Symposium on Oak Woodlands, California’s Oaks: Today’s Challenges, Tomorrow’s Opportunities, October 9-12, 2006, Rohnert Park, CA. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report. (PDF)

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