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Jeremy Brooks   Dr.  University Lecturer 
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Jeremy Brooks published an article in December 2017.
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Marco A. Janssen

160 shared publications

School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281

Paul E. Smaldino

40 shared publications

University of California, Merced

John M. Gowdy

23 shared publications

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Timothy M. Waring

20 shared publications

Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions and School of Economics, University of Maine, Orono, USA

Sandra H. Goff

4 shared publications

Skidmore College

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Article 3 Reads 2 Citations Applying cultural evolution to sustainability challenges: an introduction to the special issue Jeremy S. Brooks, Timothy M. Waring, Monique Borgerhoff Muld... Published: 14 December 2017
Sustainability Science, doi: 10.1007/s11625-017-0516-3
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Article 2 Reads 2 Citations Re-examining balinese subaks through the lens of cultural multilevel selection Jeremy Brooks, Victoria Reyes-GarcĂ­a, William Burnside Published: 07 August 2017
Sustainability Science, doi: 10.1007/s11625-017-0453-1
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Overcoming environmental challenges requires understanding when and why individuals adopt cooperative behaviors, how individual behaviors and interactions among resource users change over time, and how group structure and group dynamics impact behaviors, institutions, and resource conditions. Cultural multilevel selection (CMLS) is a theoretical framework derived from theories of cultural evolution and cultural group selection that emphasizes pressures affecting different levels of social organization as well as conflicts among these levels. As such, CMLS can be useful for understanding many environmental challenges. With this paper, we use evidence from the literature and hypothetical scenarios to show how the framework can be used to understand the emergence and persistence of sustainable social–ecological systems. We apply the framework to the Balinese system of rice production and focus on two important cultural traits (synchronized cropping and the institutions and rituals associated with water management). We use data from the literature that discusses bottom-up (self-organized, complex adaptive system) and top-down explanations for the system and discuss how (1) the emergence of group structure, (2) group-level variation in cropping strategies, institutions, and rituals, and (3) variation in overall yields as a result of different strategies and institutions, could have allowed for the spread of group-beneficial traits and the increasing complexity of the system. We also outline cultural transmission mechanisms that can explain the spread of group-beneficial traits in Bali and describe the kinds of data that would be required to validate the framework in forward-looking studies.
Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Social signals and sustainability: ambiguity about motivations can affect status perceptions of efficiency and curtailme... Matheus De Nardo, Jeremy S. Brooks, Sonja Klinsky, Charlie W... Published: 21 January 2017
Environment Systems and Decisions, doi: 10.1007/s10669-017-9624-y
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Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Design Features and Project Age Contribute to Joint Success in Social, Ecological, and Economic Outcomes of Community-Ba... Jeremy S. Brooks Published: 10 March 2016
Conservation Letters, doi: 10.1111/conl.12231
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Community-based conservation (CBC) seeks to align various ecological, economic, and social goals. While a number of comparative analyses have examined the factors associated with successful outcomes in each of these domains, far fewer studies have explored joint success across domains. Understanding when and how CBC improves multiple outcomes can generate more sustainable and socially acceptable policies and programs. Here, I use a comparative database of 136 CBC projects identified from a systematic literature review to assess which aspects of national socio-economic and political context, community-characteristics, and project design features are associated with win-win outcomes. Using multivariate logistic regressions within a multi-level analysis and model-fitting framework, I show that capacity building, local participation, environmental education, and project age contribute to win-win outcomes. These results hold across various national and local contexts and resource domains and suggest that general project design features can contribute to joint success in CBC projects.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved
Article 0 Reads 4 Citations The influence of contextual cues on the perceived status of consumption-reducing behavior Jeremy S. Brooks, Charlie Wilson Published: 01 September 2015
Ecological Economics, doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2015.06.015
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Article 3 Reads 18 Citations A multilevel evolutionary framework for sustainability analysis Timothy M. Waring, Michelle Ann Kline, Jeremy S. Brooks, San... Published: 01 January 2015
Ecology and Society, doi: 10.5751/es-07634-200234
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