* denotes that first author is current or former graduate student

Gosnell, H. In review. Regenerating Soil, Regenerating Soul: An Integral Approach to Understanding Agricultural Transformation. Sustainability Science.

Epstein, K., J.H. Haggerty, and H. Gosnell. In review. With, not for, money: Ranch management trajectories of the super-rich in Greater Yellowstone. Annals of the American Association of Geographers.

Nash, C.S., S. Charnley, J. Dunham, H. Gosnell, G.E. Grant, M.D. Hausner, D.S. Pilliod, J.D. Taylor. In press. Great expectations: Deconstructing the process pathways underlying beaver-related restoration. BioScience. 

Gosnell, H., S. Charnley, and P. Stanley. 2020. Climate Change mitigation as a co-benefit of regenerative ranching: Insights from Australia and the United States. The Royal Society Interface Focus 10(5): DOI:

Charnley, S., H. Gosnell, R. Davee, J. Abrams. 2020. Ranchers and beavers: Understanding the human dimensions of beaver-related stream restoration on western rangelands. Rangeland Ecology & Management. DOI:10.1016/j.rama.2020.04.008

Gosnell, H., K. Grimm, and B. Goldstein. 2020. A half century of Holistic Management: What does the evidence reveal? Agriculture and Human Values 37(3): 849-867

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.

Gosnell, H., N. Gill, M. Voyer. 2019. Transformational adaptation on the farm: Processes of change and persistence in transitions to “climate-smart” regenerative agriculture. Global Environmental Change 59: 101965.

Martin, J.V., K. Epstein, N. Bergmann, A.C. Kroepsch, H. Gosnell, and P. Robbins. 2019. Revisiting and revitalizing political ecology in the American West. Geoforum 107: 227-230.

Epstein, K., J.H. Haggerty, H. Gosnell. 2019. Super-rich landowners in social-ecological systems: Opportunities in affective and life course perspectives. Geoforum 105: 206-209.

Abrams, J., H. Huber-Stearns, H. Gosnell, S. Duffey, C. Moseley. 2019. Tracking a governance transition: Piloting indicators for ‘Social Forestry’ on national forestlands in the United States. Society & Natural Resources.

Batavia, C., J. Bruskotter, J. Jones, J. Vucetich, H. Gosnell, M. Nelson. 2018. Nature for whom? How type of beneficiary influences the effectiveness of conservation outreach messages. Biological Conservation 228:158-166.

*Inman, T., H. Gosnell, D. Lach and K. Kornhauser. 2018. Social-ecological change, resilience and adaptive capacity in the McKenzie River Valley, Oregon. Special Issue: The American West after the Timber Wars. Humboldt Journal of Social Relations 40:68-89.

Dunham, J., P. Angermeier, S. Crausbay, A. Cravens, H. Gosnell, J. McEvoy, M. Moritz, N. Rahee and T. Sanford. 2018. Rivers are social-ecological systems: time to integrate human dimensions into riverscape ecology and management. WIREs Water 2018;e1291.

Arnold, C.A., H. Gosnell, M.H. Benson and R.K. Craig. 2018. Cross-interdisciplinary insights into adaptive governance and resilience. In: B. Cosens and L. Gunderson (eds.) Practical Panarchy, Linking Law, Resilience and Adaptive Water Governance of Regional Scale Social-Ecological Systems. New York, NY: Springer.

Gosnell, H. B.C. Chaffin, J.B. Ruhl, C.A. Arnold, R.K. Craig, M.H. Benson, A. Devenish. 2018. Enhancing compatibility between adaptive governance and the Endangered Species Act. In: B. Cosens and L. Gunderson (eds.) Practical Panarchy, Linking Law, Resilience and Adaptive Water Governance of Regional Scale Social-Ecological Systems. New York, NY: Springer.

Craig, R.K., A. Garmestani, H. Birge, and H. Gosnell. 2018. Stability and flexibility in environmental law. In: B. Cosens and L. Gunderson (eds.) Practical Panarchy, Linking Law, Resilience and Adaptive Water Governance of Regional Scale Social-Ecological Systems. New York, NY: Springer.

*Chaffin, B.C., H. Gosnell and R.K. Craig. 2018. The emergence of adaptive governance in the Klamath Basin. In: B. Cosens and L. Gunderson (eds.) Practical Panarchy, Linking Law, Resilience and Adaptive Water Governance of Regional Scale Social-Ecological Systems. New York, NY: Springer.  

Gosnell, H., B.C. Chaffin, J.B. Ruhl, C.A. Arnold, R.K. Craig, M.H. Benson, A. Devenish. 2017. Transforming [perceived] rigidity in environmental law through adaptive governance: A case of Endangered Species Act implementation. Ecology and Society 22(4):42.

Pilliod, D., A.T. Rohde, S. Charnley, R. Davee, J. Dunham, H. Gosnell, G. Grant, M.B. Hausner, J. Huntington and C. Nash. 2017. Survey of beaver-related restoration practices in rangeland streams of the western U.S.A. Environmental Management. DOI 10.1007/s00267-017-0957-6

Charnley, S., H. Gosnell, K. Wendel, M. Rowland and M. Wisdom. 2017. Cattle grazing and fish recovery on federal lands in the U.S.A: Can social-ecological system (SES) science help? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 16(S1): S11–S22, doi: 10.1002/fee.1751

Arnold, C.A., H. Gosnell, M.H. Benson and R.K. Craig. 2017.
Cross-interdisciplinary insights into adaptive governance and resilience.
Ecology and Society 22 (4):14. [online] URL:

*Chaffin, B.C. and H. Gosnell. 2017. Beyond mandatory fishways: Federal hydropower relicensing as a window of opportunity for dam removal and adaptive governance of riverine landscapes in the United States. Water Alternatives 10(3): 819-839.

 Nielsen-Pincus, M.P., P. Sussman, D.E. Bennett, H. Gosnell, and R. Parker. 2017. The influence of place on the willingness to pay for ecosystem services. Society & Natural Resources 30(12): DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2017.1347976

Gunderson, L. H., B. A. Cosens, B. C. Chaffin, C. A. (Tom) Arnold, A. K. Fremier, A. S. Garmestani, R. Kundis Craig, H. Gosnell, H. E. Birge, C. R. Allen, M. H. Benson, R. R. Morrison, M. C. Stone, J. A. Hamm, K. Nemec, E. Schlager and D. Llewellyn. 2017. Regime shifts and panarchies in regional scale social-ecological water systems. Ecology and Society 22(1):31. [online] URL:

Craig, R. Kundis, A. S. Garmestani, C. R. Allen, C. Anthony (Tony) Arnold, H. Birgé, D. A. DeCaro, A. K. Fremier, H. Gosnell and E. Schlager. 2017. Balancing stability and flexibility in adaptive governance: an analysis of tools available in U.S. environmental law. Ecology and Society 22 (2):3. [online] URL:

Cosens, B. A., R. K. Craig, S. Hirsch, C. A. Arnold, M. H. Benson, D. A. DeCaro, A. S. Garmestani, H. Gosnell, J. Ruhl and E. Schlager. 2017. The role of law in adaptive governance. Ecology and Society 22 (1):30. [online] URL:

Nelson, M.P., H. Gosnell, D. Warren, C. Batavia, M. Betts, J.I. Burton, E.J. Davis, M. Schulze, C. Segura, C. Friesen, S. Perakis. 2017. Enhancing public trust in federal forest management. In: B. van Horne and D. Olsen (eds.), People, Forests, and Change: Lessons from the Pacific Northwest. Washington D.C.: Island Press.

Goralnik, L, M.P. Nelson, H. Gosnell, M.B. Leigh. 2016. Arts and humanities inquiry in the Long-Term Ecological Research Network: empathy, relationships, and interdisciplinary collaborations. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 7(2):361-373. doi:10.1007/s13412-016-0415-4

*Chaffin, B.C., A.S. Garmestani, H. Gosnell, R.K. Craig. 2016. Institutional networks and adaptive water governance in the Klamath River Basin, USA. Environmental Science and Policy 57:112-121.

*Bennett, D.E. and H. Gosnell. 2015. Integrating multiple perspectives on payments for ecosystem services through a social-ecological systems framework. Ecological Economics 116:172-181.

*Chaffin, B.C., R.K. Craig and H. Gosnell. 2015. Resilience, adaptation, and transformation in the Klamath River Basin social ecological system. 51 Idaho Law Review 157-193.

*Chaffin, B.C. and H. Gosnell. 2015. Measuring success in adaptive management projects. In: C. Allen and A. Garmestani (eds.), Adaptive Management of Social Ecological Systems. New York, NY: Springer.

Goralnik, L., M.P. Nelson, L. Ryan and H. Gosnell. 2015. Arts and humanities efforts in the US Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network: Understanding perceived values and challenges. In R. Rozzi, S.T.A. Pickett, J.B. Callicott, F.S. Chapin, M.E. Power and J.J. Armesto (eds.), Earth Stewardship: Linking Ecology and Ethics in Theory and Practice. New York, NY: Springer.

Nabhan, G., L. Lopez-Hoffman, H. Gosnell, J. Goldstein, R. Knight, C. Presnall, L. Gwin, D. Thilmany and S. Charnley. 2014. Payments for ecosystem services: Keeping working landscapes productive and functioning. In S. Charnley and T. Sheridan (eds.), Stitching the West Back Together. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Kelly, E. and H. Gosnell. 2014. Who will own the Mazama? Tribal power and forest ownership in the Klamath Basin. Humboldt Journal of Social Relations (Special Issue on the State of Jefferson) 36, 2014.

Davis, E.J., L. Gwin, C. Moseley, H. Gosnell and H. Burright. 2014. Beer, beef, and boards: The importance of intermediary work in payment for ecosystem services arrangements in northwestern Montana. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.

*Chaffin, B.C., H. Gosnell, and B. Cosens. 2014. A decade of adaptive governance scholarship: Synthesis and future directions. Ecology & Society.

*Bennett, D.E., H. Gosnell, S. Lurie, S. Duncan. 2014. Utility engagement with payments for watershed services in the United States. Ecosystem Services

Abrams, J., J. Bliss, and H. Gosnell. 2014. Reflexive gentrification of working lands in the American West: Contesting the ‘middle landscape’. Journal of Rural and Community Development 8(3): 144-158.

Lurie, S., D.E. Bennett, S. Duncan, H. Gosnell, M.L. Hunter, A.T. Morzillo, C. Moseley, M. Nielsen-Pincus, R. Parker, E.M. White. 2013. PES [Payment for Ecosystem Services] marketplace development at the local scale: The Eugene Water and Electric Board as a local watershed services marketplace driver. Ecosystem Services 6:93-103.

Kelly, E. J. Bliss, and H. Gosnell. 2013. The Mazama returns: The politics and possibilities of tribal land reacquisition. Journal of Political Ecology 20: 429-443.

*Smedstad, J. A. and H. Gosnell. 2013. Do adaptive co-management processes lead to adaptive co-management outcomes? A multi-case study of long-term outcomes associated with the National Riparian Service Team’s place-based riparian assistance. Ecology & Society 18 (4):8.

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. DOI: 10.4103/0972-4923.101837

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., N. Robinson Maness and S. Charnley. 2011. Engaging ranchers in market-based approaches to climate change mitigation: Opportunities, challenges, and policy implications. Rangelands 64(6): 20-24.

Gosnell, H., N. Robinson Maness and S. Charnley. 2011. Profiting from the sale of carbon offsets: A case study of the Trigg Ranch. Rangelands 64(6): 25-29.

Santelmann, M., H. Gosnell, and M. Meyers. 2011. Connecting children to the land: Place-based education in the Muddy Creek Watershed, Oregon. Journal of Geography 110(3): 91-106.

Fleishman, E., D.E. Blockstein, J.A. Hall, M.B. Mascia, M.A. Rudd, J.M. Scott, W.J. Sutherland, T. Baldwin, A. Bartuska, A.G. Brown, C.A. Christen, J. Clement, M.G. Collins, C.D. Duke, M. Eaton, B. Eichbaum, S.J. Fiske, H. Gosnell, M. Klein, J. Marqusee, B.R. Noon, J. Nordgren, P. Orbuch, J. Powell, K. Saterson, C. Savitt, B. Stein, M.S. Webster, A. Vedder. 2011. America’s Top 40 priorities of policymakers for conservation science. Bioscience 61: 290-300.

Mendham, E., H. Gosnell, and A. Curtis. 2011. Agricultural land ownership change and natural resource management: Comparing U.S. and Australian case studies. In G. Luck (ed.), Demographic Change in Rural Australia. New York: Springer.

Charnley, S., D. Diaz, and H. Gosnell. 2010. Mitigating climate change through small-scale forestry in the USA: Opportunities and challenges. Small-Scale Forestry 9(4): 445-462.

Gosnell, H., J. Kline, J. Duncan, and G. Chrostek. 2010. Is Oregon’s land use planning program conserving forest and farm land? A systematic review of the evidence. Land Use Policy 28(1): 185-192. DOI 10.1016/j.landusepol.2010.05.012.

Gosnell, H. and J. Abrams. 2010. Amenity migration: Diverse conceptualizations of drivers, socioeconomic dimensions, and emerging challenges. GeoJournal DOI 10.1007/s10708-009-9295-4.

Gosnell, H. and E. Kelly. 2010. Peace on the river? Social-ecological restoration and large dam removal in the Klamath Basin, Oregon, USA. Water Alternatives 3(2): 362-383.

Gosnell, H. and D. Shinneman. 2010. The human landscape. In R.P. Reading, B. Miller, A.L. Masching, R. Edward, and M.K. Phillips (eds.), Awakening Spirits: Wolves in the Southern Rockies. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, pp. 79-100.

Miller, B., R.P. Reading, and H. Gosnell. 2010. Public attitudes toward wolves and wolf recovery. In R.P. Reading, B. Miller, A.L. Masching, R. Edward, and M.K. Phillips (eds.), Awakening Spirits: Wolves in the Southern Rockies. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, pp. 103-117.

Robbins, P., K. Meehan, H. Gosnell, and S. Gilbertz. 2009. Writing the New West: A critical review. Rural Sociology 74(3): 356-382.

Diaz, D., S. Charnley, and H. Gosnell. 2009. Engaging western landowners in climate change mitigation: a guide to carbon-oriented forest and range management and carbon market opportunities. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-801. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 81 pp.

Gosnell, H. 2009. Healing with Howls: Rewilding the Southern Rockies. In: P.N. Limerick, A. Cowell, and S.K. Collinge (eds.), Remedies for a New West: Healing Landscapes, Histories, and Cultures. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, pp. 134-152.

Gosnell, H. and G. Chrostek. 2008. Goal 3: Agricultural Lands. In The Oregon Land Use Program: An Assessment of Selected Goals. Institute for Natural Resources, Report to Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, pp. 34-55.

Gosnell, H. 2008. Revolution on the Range: The Rise of the New Ranch in the American West. (Book Review). Rangelands 30(5): 44.

Gosnell, H., J. H. Haggerty, and P. Byorth. 2007. Ranch ownership change and new approaches to water resource management in Southwestern Montana: Implications for fisheries. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 43(4): 990-1003.

Gosnell, H., J. H. Haggerty and W. R. Travis. 2006. Ranchland ownership change in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, 1990-2001: Implications for conservation. Society and Natural Resources 19(8): 743-758.

Gosnell, H., G. Preston, W. Travis. 2006. Socioeconomics: Impacts and Adaptation. In: J. Katzenberger (ed.), Climate Change and the City of Aspen: As Assessment of Impacts and Potential Responses. Aspen, CO: Aspen Global Change Institute, pp. 57-81.

Gosnell, H. and W. R. Travis. 2005. Ranchland ownership dynamics in the Rocky Mountain West. Rangeland Ecology and Management 58: 191-198.

Shinneman, D. and H. Gosnell. 2003. The human landscape. In B. Miller, et al. (eds.), Southern Rockies Wildlands Network Vision. Golden, CO: Colorado Mountain Club Press.

Gosnell, H. 2001. Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the art of compromise: The evolution of a Reasonable and Prudent Alternative for the Animas-La Plata Project. Natural Resources Journal 41(3): 561-626.

Gosnell, H. 1997. Water for the New West. In W.E. Riebsame, H. Gosnell, D.M. Theobald (eds.), Atlas of the New West: Portrait of a Changing Region. New York: W.W. Norton, pp. 80-93.

Riebsame, W.E., H. Gosnell, and D.M. Theobald. 1996. Land use and landscape change in the Colorado mountains I: Theory, scale, and pattern. Mountain Research and Development 16(4): 395-405.

Theobald, D.M., H. Gosnell, and W.E. Riebsame. 1996. Land use and landscape change in the Colorado mountains II: A case study of the East River Valley. Mountain Research and Development 16(4): 407-418.

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