If you would like an electronic copy of a paper, please email me at zhaoma@purdue.edu.

 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

(* indicates the corresponding author, + indicates mentored graduate students, ++ indicates mentored post-doctoral scholars)

  1. Wang, Z.+*, Nixon, R.+, Erwin, A.++, Ma, Z. 2020. Assessing the impacts of large-scale water transfer projects on communities: Lessons learned from a systematic literature review. Society and Natural Resources. Accepted.
  2. Aubry, L.M.*, Laverty, T.M., Ma, Z. 2020. Impacts of COVID-19 on ecology and evolutionary biology faculty in the United States. Ecological Applications. Accepted. https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.2265
  3. Erwin, A.++*, Ma, Z., Popovici, R.++, Salas O’Brien, E.P., Zanotti, L., Zeballos Zeballos, E., Bauchet, J., Ramirez, N., Arce Larrea, G. 2020. Intersectionality shapes adaptation to social-ecological change. World Development. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2020.105282
  4. Popovici, R.++, Erwin, A.++, Ma, Z.*, Prokopy, L.S., Zanotti, L., Bocardo Delgado, E.F., Pinto Cáceres, J.P., Zeballos Zeballos, E., Salas O’Brien, E.P., Bowling, L.C., Arce Larrea, G.R. 2020. Outsourcing Governance in Peru’s Integrated Watershed Management. Land Use Policy. In press.
  5. Iles, K.+, Ma, Z.*, Nixon, R.+ Multi-dimensional motivations and experiences of small-scale farmers. Society and Natural Resources. https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2020.1823540.
  6. Bauchet, J., Asquith, N., Ma, Z.*, Radel, C., Godoy, R., Zanotti, L., Steele, D.++, Gramig, B., Estrella Chong, A. 2020. The practice of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) in the Tropical Andes: Evidence from program administrators. Ecosystem Services 45: 101175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2020.101175.
  7. Iles, K.+, Ma, Z.*, Erwin, A.++ Identifying the common ground: Small-scale farmer identity and community. Journal of Rural Studies 78: 25-35.
  8. Zanotti, L.*, Ma, Z., Johnson, J., Johnson, D., Yu, D.J., Burnham, M., Carothers, C. 2020. Sustainability, resilience, adaptation, and transformation: Synergies and tensions. Ecology and Society 25(3): 4. https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-11642-250304.
  9. Snyder, S.*, Ma, Z., Floress, K., Clarke, M.+ Relationships between absenteeism, conservation group membership, and land management among family forest owners. Land Use Policy 91: 104407. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104407.
  10. Swihart, R.K.*, Caudell, J.N., Brooke, J.M., Ma, Z. A flexible model-based approach to delineate wildlife management units. Wildlife Society Bulletin 44(1): 77-85.
  11. Ma, Z.*, Steele, D.++, Cutler, A., Newcomb, K. 2020. Promoting sustainability in public natural resource agencies: Insights from the USDA Forest Service. Journal of Forestry 118(2): 105-123.
  12. Running, K.*, Burnham, M., Wardropper, C., Ma, Z., Hawes, J.+, du Bray, M.++ Farmer adaptation to reduced groundwater availability. Environmental Research Letters 14(11): 115010. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab4ccc.
  13. Huff, E.S.*, Floress, K., Snyder, S.A., Ma, Z., Butler, S. 2019. Where farm and forest meet: Comparing National Woodland Owner Survey respondents with and without farmland. Land Use Policy 87: 104007. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.05.026.
  14. Bagavathiannan, M.*, Graham, S.*, Ma, Z., Barney, J.N., Coutts, S., Caicedo, A.L., De Clerck-Floate, R., West, N., Blank, L., Metcalf, A., Lacoste, M., Evans, J.A., Moreno, C., Evans, J., Burke, I., Beckie, H. 2019. Considering weed management as a social dilemma bridges individual and collective interests. Nature Plants 5: 343-351.
  15. Graham, S.*, Metcalf, A., Lubeck, A., Gill, N., Ikutegbe, V., Niemiec, R.+, Moreno, C., Bach, T., Hallstrom, L., Ma, Z. 2019. Opportunities for better use of collective action theory in research and governance for invasive species management. Conservation Biology 33(2): 275-287.
  16. Clarke, M.+, Ma, Z.*, Snyder, S., Floress, K. 2019. What are family forest owners thinking and doing about invasive plants? Landscape and Urban Planning 188: 80-92.
  17. Ma, Z.*, Clarke, M.+, Church, S.++ Insights into individual and cooperative invasive plant management on family forestlands. Land Use Policy 75: 682-693.
  18. Rohal, C.+*, Kettenring, K.M., Sims, K., Hazelton, E., Ma, Z. Surveying managers to inform a regionally relevant invasive Phragmites australis research program. Journal of Environmental Management 206: 807-816.
  19. Burnham, M., Ma, Z.* 2018. Multi-scalar pathways to smallholder adaptation. World Development. 108: 249-262.
  20. Ma, Z.*, Bauchet, J., Steele, D.++, Godoy, R., Radel, C., Zanotti, L. 2017. Comparison of direct transfers for human capital development and environmental conservation. World Development 99: 498-517.
  21. Burnham, M.+*, Ma, Z. Climate change adaptation: Factors influencing Chinese smallholder farmers’ perceived self-efficacy and adaptation intent. Regional Environmental Change 17(1): 171-186.
  22. Farmer, J.R.*, Ma, Z., Drescher, M., Knackmuhs, E.G.+, Dickinson, S.L. 2017. Private landowners, voluntary conservation programs, and implementation of conservation friendly land management practices. Conservation Letters 10(1): 58-66.
  23. Burnham, M.+, Ma, Z.*, Endter-Wada, J., Bardsley, T. 2016. Water management decision making in the face of multiple forms of uncertainty and risk. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 52(6): 1366-1384.
  24. Gitau, M.W.*, Chen, J.+, Ma, Z. 2016. Water quality indices as tools for decision making and management. Water Resources Management 30(8): 2591-2610.
  25. Ulrich-Schad, J.D.++*, Babin, N.++, Ma, Z., Prokopy, L.S. 2016. Out-of-state, out of mind? Absentee farmland owners and conservation decision making. Land Use Policy 54: 602-613.
  26. Laatsch, J.+, Ma, Z.* 2016. Climate change communication within public natural resource agencies: Lessons learned from the U.S. Forest Service. Society & Natural Resources 29(10): 1169-1185.
  27. Burnham, M.+*, Ma, Z., Zhang, B+. 2016. Making sense of climate change: Hybrid epistemologies, socio-natural assemblages, and smallholder knowledge. Area 48(1): 18-26.
  28. Burnham, M.+, Ma, Z.* 2016. Linking smallholder farmer climate change adaptation decisions to development. Climate and Development 8(4): 289-311.
  29. Young, J., Ma, Z.*, Laudati, A., Berger, J. 2015. Human-carnivore interactions: Lessons learned from communities in the American West. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 20(4): 349-366.
  30. Laatsch, J.+, Ma, Z.* 2015. Strategies for incorporating climate change into public forest management. Journal of Forestry 113(3): 335-342.
  31. Burnham, M.+, Ma, Z.*, Zhu, D. 2015. The human dimensions of water saving irrigation: Lessons learned from Chinese smallholder farmers. Agriculture and Human Values 32: 347-360. DOI: 10.1007/s10460-014-9565-8
  32. Burnham, M.+, Radel, C.*, Ma, Z., Laudati, A. 2014. Teaching and learning guide for: Extending a geographic lens towards climate justice. Geography Compass 8(4): 277-285.
  33. Cook, S.+, Ma, Z.* 2014. The interconnectedness between landowner knowledge, value, belief, attitude, and willingness to act: Policy implications for carbon sequestration on private rangelands. Journal of Environmental Management 134: 90-99.
  34. Greene, J.L.*, Butler, B.J., Catanzaro, P.F., Hewes, J.H., Kilgore, M.A., Kittredge, D.B., Ma, Z., Tyrrell, M.L. 2014. Family forest owners and federal taxes. Forest Policy and Economics 38: 219-226. (After the first author, the remainder authorship was alphabetically ordered)
  35. Cook, S.+, Ma, Z.* 2014. Carbon sequestration and private rangelands: Insights from Utah landowners and implications for policy development. Land Use Policy 36: 522-532.
  36. Ma, Z.*, Butler, B.J., Catanzaro, P.F., Greene, J.L., Hewes, J.H., Kilgore, M.A., Kittredge, D.B., Tyrrell, M. 2014. The effectiveness of state preferential property tax programs in conserving forests: Comparisons, measurements, and challenges. Land Use Policy 36: 492-499.
  37. Burnham, M.+, Radel, C.*, Ma, Z., Laudati, A. 2013. Extending a geographic lens towards climate justice, part 1: Climate change characterization and impacts. Geography Compass 7(3): 239-248.
  38. Burnham, M.+, Radel, C.*, Ma, Z., Laudati, A. 2013. Extending a geographic lens towards climate justice, part 2: Climate action. Geography Compass 7(3): 228-238.
  39. Petrzelka, P.*, Ma, Z., Malin, S.+ The elephant in the room: Absentee landowner issues in conservation and land management. Land Use Policy 30(1): 157-166.
  40. Ma, Z.*, Coppock, D.L. 2012. Perceptions of Utah ranchers towards carbon sequestration: Policy implications for US rangelands. Journal of Environmental Management 111: 78-86.
  41. Butler, B.J.*, Catanzaro, P.F., Greene, J.L., Hewes, J.H., Kilgore, M.A., Kittredge, D.B., Ma, Z., Tyrrell, M.L. 2012. Taxing family forest owners: Implications of federal and state policies in the United States. Journal of Forestry 110(7): 371-380.
  42. Ma, Z.*, Becker, D.R., Kilgore, M.A. 2012. Barriers to and opportunities for effective cumulative impact assessment within state-level environmental review frameworks in the United States. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 55(7): 961-978.
  43. Ma, Z.*, Butler, B.J., Kittredge, D.B., Catanzaro, P. 2012. Factors associated with landowner involvement in forest conservation programs in the U.S.: Implications for policy design and outreach. Land Use Policy 29(1): 53-61.
  44. Ma, Z.*, Kittredge, D.B., Catanzaro, P. 2012. Challenging the traditional forestry extension model: Insights from the Woods Forum program in Massachusetts. Small-scale Forestry 11(1): 87-100.
  45. Ma, Z.*, Kittredge, D.B. 2011. How family forest owners consider timber harvesting, land sale, and conservation easement decisions: Insights from Massachusetts, USA. International Journal of Forestry Research. Volume 2011, Article ID 290353, 13 pages. DOI:10.1155/2011/290353.
  46. Butler, B.J.*, Ma, Z. Family forest owner trends in the northern United States. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 28(1): 13-18.
  47. Butler, B.J.*, Ma, Z., Kittredge, D.B., Catanzaro, P. 2010. Social versus biophysical availability of wood in the northern United States. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 27(4): 151-159.
  48. Ma, Z.*, Becker, D.R., Kilgore, M.A. 2009. Assessing cumulative impacts within state environmental review frameworks in the United States. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 29(6): 390-398.
  49. Ma, Z.*, Becker, D.R., Kilgore, M.A. 2009. Characterising the landscape of state environmental review policies and procedures in the United States: A national assessment. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 52(8): 1035-1051.
  50. Godoy, R.*, Reyes-Garcia, V., Huanca, T., Leonard, W.R., Olvera, R.G., Bauchet, J., Ma, Z., St. John, J., Miodosky, M., Rios, O.Z., Vadez, V., Seyfreid, C. 2007. The role of community and individuals in the formation of social capital. Human Ecology 35(6): 709-721.

 

Peer-reviewed Book Chapters

(* indicates the corresponding author, + indicates mentored graduate students, ++ indicates mentored post-doctoral scholars)

  1. Johnson, J. L., Zanotti, L., Ma, Z.*, Yu, D.J., Johnson, D.R., Kirkham, A., Carothers, C. 2018. Interplays of sustainability, resilience, adaptation and transformation. In W. Leal Filho, R. Marans, and J. Callewaert (eds.), Handbook of Sustainability and Social Science Research. Berlin, Germany: Springer. pp. 485.
  2. Schelhas, J.*, Alexander, J., Brunson, M., Cabe, T., Crall, A., Dockry, M., Emery, M., Frankel, S.J., Hapner, N., Hickman, C.R., Jordan, R., LaVoie, M.J., Ma, Z., Meentemeyer, R., Starinchak, J., Vukomanovic, J. 2020. Social and cultural dynamics of non-native invasive species. In T.M. Poland, T. Patel-Weynand, D. Finch, C. Ford Miniat, D.C. Hayes, and V. Lopez (eds.), Invasive Species in Forests and Grasslands of the United States: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis for the United States Forest Sector. Springer Verlag, Cham, Switzerland.

 

Invited and Peer-reviewed Editorials

(* indicates the corresponding author, + indicates mentored graduate students, ++ indicates mentored post-doctoral scholars)

  1. Burnham, M., Rasmussen, L.V., Ma, Z.* 2018. Climate change adaptation pathways: Synergies, contradictions and tradeoffs across scales. Invited Editorial for Special Section: Climate change adaptations: Synergies, contradictions, and tradeoffs across scales. World Development 108: 231-234.

 

Book Review

(* indicates the corresponding author, + indicates mentored graduate students, ++ indicates mentored post-doctoral scholars)

  1. Hawes, J.K.+*, Erwin, A.++, McWherter, B.+, Nixon, R.+, Popovici, R.++, Rathjen, M.+, Ma, Z. A review of Grassroots Global Governance. Society & Natural Resources 32(11): 1330-1332.

 

Extension Factsheets, Technical Reports and Other Publications

(* indicates the corresponding author, + indicates mentored graduate students, ++ indicates mentored post-doctoral scholars)

  1. Haase, D.L., Pike, C., Enebak, S., Mackey, L., Ma, Z., Silva, C. 2020. Forest Nursery Seedling Production in the United States—Fiscal Year 2019. Tree Planters’ Note 63(2): 26-31. Available at: https://rngr.net/publications/tpn/
  2. Haase, D.L., Pike, C., Enebak, S., Mackey, L., Ma, Z., Rathjen, M.+ 2019. Forest Nursery Seedling Production in the United States—Fiscal Year 2018. Tree Planters’ Note 62(1,2): 20-24. Available at: https://rngr.net/publications/tpn/
  3. Hernández, G., Haase, D.L., Pike, C., Enebak, S., Mackey, L., Ma, Z., Clarke, M.+ 2018. Forest Nursery Seedling Production in the United States—Fiscal Year 2017. Tree Planters’ Note 61(2): 18-22. Available at: https://rngr.net/publications/tpn/
  4. Hernández, G., Haase, D.L., Pike, C., Enebak, S., Mackey, L., Ma, Z., Clarke, M.+ 2017. Forest Nursery Seedling Production in the United States—Fiscal Year 2016. Tree Planters’ Note 60(2): 24-28. Available at: https://rngr.net/publications/tpn/60-2
  5. Clarke, M.+, Ma, Z., Snyder, S., Floress, K. 2017. Private woodland owners and invasive plant management in Illinois. The Voice for Illinois Forests, Volume 12 Issue 2, Summer 2017. Available at: https://www.ilforestry.org/
  6. Clarke, M.+, Ma, Z. What do our private woodland owners know and are doing about invasive plants in Indiana? Indiana Woodland Steward, Volume 26 Number 1, Spring 2017. Available at: http://www.inwoodlands.org/what-do-our-private-invasive/
  7. Clarke, M.+, Ma, Z. 2017. Invasive Plants: Impact on Environment and People. Nature of Teaching lesson plan. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Publication, FNR-535-W. https://edustore.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=FNR-535-W
  8. Hernández, G., Pike, C., Haase, D.L., Enebak, S., Ma, Z., Clarke, M.+, Mackey, L. 2016. Forest Nursery Seedling Production in the United States—Fiscal Year 2015. Tree Planters’ Note 59(2): 20-24. Available at: https://rngr.net/publications/tpn/59-2
  9. Cook, S. +, Ma, Z., Brain, R. 2013. Rangeland Carbon Sequestration. Utah State University Cooperative Extension. Sustainability/2013/13pr. Available at: http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/sustainability_2013_13pr.pdf
  10. Curtis, K., Ma, Z., MacAdam, J., Chakreeyarat, V+. 2012. Rancher Adoption Potential of the Birdsfoot Trefoil Pasture Beef Production System in the Intermountain West. Utah State University Cooperative Extension. AG/Agribusiness/2012-03pr.
  11. Butler, B.J., Hewes, J.H., Catanzaro, P., Greene, J.L., Kilgore, M.A., Kittredge, D.B., Langer, J., Ma, Z., Reuben, A., Tyrrell, M. 2010. Effects of Federal, State, and Local Tax Policies on Family Forest Owners: Technical Report. USDA Forest Service/University of Massachusetts Amherst, Family Forest Research Center, Amherst, MA. FFRC Research Paper No. 2010-01. 76 p. Available on-line at: familyforestresearchcenter.org/projects/taxes.html.
  12. Godoy, R., Bauchet, J., Ma, Z. Comparison of socio-economic indicators between Puerto Rico and the United States mainland: Analysis of the Census 2000. Working Paper No.10. Waltham, MA: Center for International Development, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University.