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Ahjond Garmestani   Dr.  Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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Ahjond Garmestani published an article in November 2018.
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Igor Linkov

262 shared publications

Environmental Lab, Engineer Research and Development Center, US Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, USA

Craig Allen

130 shared publications

U.S. Geological Survey, Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, USA

Craig A. Stow

121 shared publications

NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory Ann Arbor MI USA

David G. Angeler

89 shared publications

Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment; Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences; Uppsala Sweden

Shannon Bartelt-Hunt

77 shared publications

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Early Warnings for State Transitions Caleb P. Roberts, Dirac Twidwell, Jessica L. Burnett, Victor... Published: 01 November 2018
Rangeland Ecology & Management, doi: 10.1016/j.rama.2018.04.012
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations A method to detect discontinuities in census data Chris Barichievy, David G. Angeler, Tarsha Eason, Ahjond S. ... Published: 20 September 2018
Ecology and Evolution, doi: 10.1002/ece3.4297
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The distribution of pattern across scales has predictive power in the analysis of complex systems. Discontinuity approaches remain a fruitful avenue of research in the quest for quantitative measures of resilience because discontinuity analysis provides an objective means of identifying scales in complex systems and facilitates delineation of hierarchical patterns in processes, structure, and resources. However, current discontinuity methods have been considered too subjective, too complicated and opaque, or have become computationally obsolete; given the ubiquity of discontinuities in ecological and other complex systems, a simple and transparent method for detection is needed. In this study, we present a method to detect discontinuities in census data based on resampling of a neutral model and provide the R code used to run the analyses. This method has the potential for advancing basic and applied ecological research.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations The perpetual state of emergency that sacrifices protected areas in a changing climate Dirac Twidwell, Carissa L. Wonkka, Christine H. Bielski, Cra... Published: 15 May 2018
Conservation Biology, doi: 10.1111/cobi.13099
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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Theory and Research to Study Principles of Social Cognition and Decision-Making in Adaptive Environmental Governance Daniel A. DeCaro, Craig Anthony Arnold, Emmanuel Frimpong Bo... Published: 19 April 2018
Practical Panarchy for Adaptive Water Governance, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-72472-0_17
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BOOK-CHAPTER 1 Read 0 Citations Legal Pathways to Adaptive Governance in Water Basins in North America and Australia Barbara Cosens, Robin Kundis Craig, Shana Hirsch, Craig Anth... Published: 19 April 2018
Practical Panarchy for Adaptive Water Governance, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-72472-0_10
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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Stability and Flexibility in the Emergence of Adaptive Water Governance Robin Kundis Craig, Ahjond S. Garmestani, Craig R. Allen, Cr... Published: 19 April 2018
Practical Panarchy for Adaptive Water Governance, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-72472-0_11
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Conference papers
CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 5 Reads 0 Citations Engaging Social Capital for Decentralized Urban Stormwater Management Olivia Green, William Shuster, Ahjond Garmestani, Hale Thurs... Published: 17 October 2012
doi: 10.3390/wsf2-00966
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Decentralized approaches to urban stormwater management, whereby installations of green infrastructure (e.g., rain gardens, bioswales, constructed wetlands) are dispersed throughout a management area, are cost-effective solutions with co-benefits beyond just water abatement. Instead of investing in traditional approaches for managing stormwater, such as deep tunnels and high capacity treatment facilities (i.e., gray infrastructure), municipalities that invest in green approaches (i.e., natural capital) may reap multiple benefits from increased green space, ecosystem services, increased property values, and community engagement. To maximize the provision of these benefits, water managers should account for social and other human capitals in their management plans. In this presentation, we will highlight the role of human, social, and cultural capitals in the USEPA\'s groundbreaking study in the Shepherd Creek watershed (Cincinnati OH USA). The study investigated whether market-based mechanisms can be used to engage citizens to participate in voluntary stormwater management on their private property and would this lead to a sufficient number of green infrastructure installations to reduce storm flow volume. We invested in the human capital of the neighborhood in order to educate the residents on the urban stormwater problem and their potential role as private stormwater managers. Further, we quantified the role of social capital and found that as residents engaged in the program, their neighbors were significantly more likely to engage. This finding highlights the role of social networks in building trust in novel programs, especially those proposed by external agents. When a member of a social network engages in a program and shares his/her positive experience with members of his/her social network in order to get them to enroll, that initial participant appropriates social capital to influence the actions of others. As more residents of a neighborhood engage, perhaps the neighborhood will shift to a culture of private stormwater managers. If so, we expect to see increased green infrastructure on private land over time, and that may spread to other communities. Such a cultural shift would have profound implications on urban stormwater management.