KBS LTER Publications

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  • Forthcoming Publications from the Social Science Studies

    Guo, T., S. Marquart-Pyatt, K. Beethem, R. C. Denny, and J. Lai. Scaling up agricultural conservation: Predictors of cover crop use across time and space in the U.S. upper Midwest. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation (accepted).

  • 2023

    Beethem, K., S. T. Marquart-Pyatt, J. Lai, and T. Guo. 2023. Navigating the information landscape: public and private information source access by midwest farmers. Agriculture and Human Values doi: 10.1007/s10460-022-10411-5

  • Irvine, R., M. Houser, S. T. Marquart-Pyatt, G. Bogar, L. G. Bolin, E. G. Browning, S. E. Evans, M. M. Howard, J. A. Lau, and J. T. Lennon. 2023. Soil health through farmers’ eyes: Toward a better understanding of how farmers view, value, and manage for healthier soils. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 78:82-92.

  • 2022

    Houser, M. 2022. Farmer motivations for excess nitrogen use in the U.S. Corn Belt. Case Studies in the Environment 6:1688823.

  • Luther, Z. R., S. M. Swinton, and B. S. Van Deynze. 2022. Potential supply of midwest cropland for conversion to in-field prairie strips. Land Economics 98:274-291.

  • Van Deynze, B., S. M. Swinton, and D. A. Hennessy. 2022. Are glyphosate-resistant weeds a threat to conservation agriculture? Evidence from tillage practices in soybeans. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 104:645-675.

  • 2021

    Swinton, S. M., F. Dulys, and S. S. Klammer. 2021. Why biomass residue is not as plentiful as it looks: case study on economic supply of logging residues. Why biomass residue is not as plentiful as it looks: case study on economic supply of logging residues doi: 10.1002/aepp.13067

  • 2020

    Ali, M. P., M. M. Kabir, S. S. Haque, X. Qin, S. Nasrin, D. Landis, B. Holmquist, and N. Ahmed. 2020. Farmer's behavior in pesticide use: Insights study from smallholder and intensive agricultural farms in Bangladesh. Science of The Total Environment 747:141160.

  • Doll, J., T. Ulbrich, and A. Reimer. 2020. Biologicals: The new Green Revolution or snake oil for ag? Reflections from agricultural stakeholders. Agricultural Research & Technology 25:556293.

  • Houser, M., R. Gunderson, D. Stuart, and R. C. Denny. 2020. How farmers “repair” the industrial agricultural system. Agriculture and Human Values 37:983-997.

  • Houser, M. and D. Stuart. 2020. An accelerating treadmill and overlooked contradiction in industrial agriculture: Climate change and nitrogen fertilizer. Journal of Agrarian Change 20:215-237.

  • Luther, Z. 2020. Farmer willingness to plant prairie strips into crop fields: Evidence from the Eastern Corn Belt. M.S. Plan B Research Paper, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI.

  • Reimer, A. P., M. K. Houser, and S. T. Marquart-Pyatt. 2020. Farming decisions in a complex and uncertain world: Nitrogen management in Midwestern corn agriculture. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 75:617-628.

  • Van Deynze, B. 2020. To spray or not to spray: The economics of weed and insect management under evolving ecological conditions. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI.

  • 2019

    Denny, R. C., S. T. Marquart-Pyatt, and M. Houser. 2019. Understanding the past and present and predicting the future: farmers’ use of multiple nutrient best management practices in the Upper Midwest. Society & Natural Resources 32:807-826.

  • Dulys-Nusbaum, E., S. S. Klammer, and S. M. Swinton. 2019. How willing are different types of landowner to supply hardwood timber residues for bioenergy? Biomass and Bioenergy 122:45-52.

  • Houser, M., R. Gunderson, and D. Stuart. 2019. Farmers' perceptions of climate change in context: Toward a political economy of relevance. Sociologia Ruralis 59:789-809.

  • Houser, M., S. T. Marquart-Pyatt, R. C. Denny, A. Reimer, and D. Stuart. 2019. Farmers, information, and nutrient management in the US Midwest. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 74:269-280.

  • 2018

    Houser, M., R. C. Denny, A. P. Reimer, S. T. Marquart-Pyatt, and D. Stuart. 2018. Strategies for enhancing University Extension's role as an agricultural information source. Journal of Extension 56:#6FEA5. https://joe.org/joe/2018october/a5.php

  • 2017

    Doll, J. E. and A. P. Reimer. 2017. Bringing farm advisors into the sustainability conversation: Results from a nitrogen workshop in the US Midwest. Journal of Extension 55:#5IAW2. https://www.joe.org/joe/2017october/pdf/JOE_v55_5iw2.pdf

  • Doll, J. E., B. Petersen, and C. Layman. 2017. Skeptical but adapting: What Midwestern farmers say about climate change. Weather, Climate, and Society 9:739-751.

  • Palm-Forster, L. H., S. M. Swinton, and R. S. Shupp. 2017. Farmer preferences for conservation incentives that promote voluntary phosphorus abatement in agricultural watersheds. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 72:493-505.

  • Reimer, A., J. E. Doll, B. Basso, S. T. Marquart-Pyatt, G. P. Robertson, D. Stuart, and J. Zhao. 2017. Moving toward sustainable farming systems: Insights from private and public sector dialogues on nitrogen management. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 72:5A-9A.

  • Schewe, R. L. and D. Stuart. 2017. Why don't they just change? Contract farming, informational influence, and barriers to agricultural climate change mitigation. Rural Sociology 82:226-262.

  • Swinton, S. M., S. Tanner, B. L. Barham, D. F. Mooney, and T. Skevas. 2017. How willing are landowners to supply land for bioenergy crops in the Northern Great Lakes Region? Global Change Biology Bioenergy 9:414-428.

  • 2016

    Palm-Forster, L. H., F. Lupi, and M. Chen. 2016. Valuing Lake Erie beaches using value and function transfers. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 45:270-292.

  • Piso, Z., I. Werkheiser, S. Noll, and C. Leshko. 2016. Sustainability of what? Recognising the diverse values that sustainable agriculture works to sustain. Environmental Values 25:195-214.

  • Stuart, D. and R. L. Schewe. 2016. Constrained choice and climate change mitigation in US agriculture: Structural barriers to a climate change ethic. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 29:369-385.

  • 2014

    Harris, L. M., S. M. Swinton, and R. S. Shupp. 2014. Experimental auctions to evaluate incentives for cost-effective agricultural phosphorus abatement in the Great Lakes. Agricultural and Applied Economics Assoication Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, July 27-29, 2014.

  • Stuart, D., R. L. Schewe, and M. McDermott. 2014. Reducing nitrogen fertilizer application as a climate change mitigation strategy: Understanding farmer decision-making and potential barriers to change in the US. Land Use Policy 36:210-218.

  • 2013

    Layman, C. N., J. E. Doll, and C. L. Peters. 2013. Using stakeholder needs assessments and deliberative dialogue to inform climate change outreach efforts. Journal of Extension [On-line], 51(3) Article 3FEA3. Available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2013june/a3.php.

  • 2012

    Stuart, D., R. L. Schewe, and M. McDermott. 2012. Responding to climate change: barriers to reflexive modernization in U.S. agriculture. Organization & Environment 25:308-327.

  • Weir, A. 2012. Evaluating the economic feasibility of environmentally beneficial agricultural technologies compared to conventional technologies. Thesis, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

  • 2011

    Ma, S. 2011. Supply and demand for ecosystem services from cropland in Michigan. Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI USA.

  • 2009

    Jolejole, M. C. 2009. Trade-offs, incentives, and the supply of ecosystem services from cropland. MS Thesis, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA..

  • 2008

    Swinton, S. M. 2008. Reimagining farms as managed ecosystems. Choices 23:28-31.

  • 2007

    Knoche, S. and F. Lupi. 2007. Valuing deer hunting ecosystem services from farm landscapes. Ecological Economics 64:313-320.

  • Swinton, S. M., F. Lupi, G. P. Robertson, and S. K. Hamilton. 2007. Ecosystem services and agriculture: cultivating agricultural ecosystems for diverse benefits. Ecological Economics 64:245-252.

  • Zhang, W. 2007. Optimal pest management in the presence of natural pest control ecosystem services. Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

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