University of Minnesota
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Department of Forest Resources

Selected Publications

Dhakal, N.P., K.C. Nelson, adn J.L.D. Smith. 2011. Resident well-being in conservation resettlement: The case of Padampur in the Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal. Society & Natural Resources 24:6, 597-615. DOI: 10.1080/08941921003709633.

Fissore, C., L.A. Baker, S.E. Hobbie, J.Y. King, J.P. McFadden, K.C. Nelson, and I. Jakobsdottir. 2011. Carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus fluxes in household ecosystems in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, urban region. Ecological Applications 21(3):619-639.

Fissore, C., S.E. Hobbie, J.Y. King, J.P. McFadden, K.C. Nelson, and L.A. Baker. 2011. The residential landscape: Fluxes of elements and the role of household decisions. Urban Ecosystems 14(1). DOI: 10.1007/s11252-011-0189-0.

Jakes, P.J., K.C. Nelson, S.A. Enzler, S. Burns, A.S. Cheng, V. Sturtevant, D.R. Williams, A. Bujak, R.F. Brummel, S. Greyzeck-Suter, and E. Staychock. 2011. Community wildfire protection planning: Is the Healthy Forest Restoration Act's vagueness genius? International Journal of Wildland Fire 20:350-363. DOI: 10.1071/WF10038 1049-8001/11/030350.

Brummel, R.F., K.C. Nelson, S. Grayzeck Souter, P.J. Jakes, and D. R. Williams. 2010. Social learning in a policy-mandated collaboration: Community wildfire protection in the eastern United States. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 1-19. DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2010.488090.

Nelson, K.C., D.A. Andow, and M.J. Banker. 2009. Problem Formulation and Option Assessment (PFOA) linking governance and environmental risk assessment for technologies: A methodology for problem analysis of nanotechnologies and genetically engineered organisms. Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics (winter):732-748.

Fingerman Johnson, J., T. Downing, and K.C. Nelson. 2008. External Sprinkler Systems and Defensible Space: Lessons Learned from the Ham Lake Fire and the Gunflint Trail. A report prepared for the Firewise Program, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota, Department of Forest Resources. (pdf)

Nelson, K.C., M.C. Monroe, J. Fingerman Johnson, and A. Bowers. 2005. The look of the land: Homeowner values, actions, and defensible space landscapes in Minnesota and Florida. Society and Natural Resources 18:321-336. (.pdf)

Bengston, D.N., J. Fletcher, and K.C. Nelson. 2004. Public policy instruments for managing urban growth: An assessment of lessons learned. Landscape and Urban Planning 69:271-286. (.pdf)

Nelson, K.C., G. Kibata, L. Muhammad, J.O. Okuro, F. Muyekho, M. Odindo, A. Ely, and J. M. Waquil. 2004. Problem formulation and options assessment (PFOA) for genetically modified organisms: The Kenya Case Study. In Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms: A Case Study of Bt Maize in Kenya, eds., Hilbeck, A., and D. Andow, 57-82. Wallingford, UK: CAB International. (.pdf)

Nelson, K.C., M.C. Monroe, J. Fingerman Johnson, and Alison Brower. 2004. Living with fire: Homeowner assessment of landscape values and defensible space in Minnesota and Florida, U.S.A. International Journal of Wildland Fire 13(4):413-425. (.pdf)

Nerbonne, J.F., and K.C. Nelson. 2004. Volunteer macroinvertebrate mnitoring in the United States: Resource mobilization and comparative state structures. Society and Natural Resources 17:1-23. (.pdf)

Nelson, K.C., and B. de Jong. 2003. Making global initiatives local realities: Carbon mitigation projects in Chiapas, Mexico. Global Environmental Change 13(1):19-30. (.pdf)