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2016 Publications 

Abel, N., R. M. Wise, M. J. Colloff, B. H. Walker, J. R. A. Butler, P. Ryan, C. Norman, A. Langston, J. M. Anderies, R. Gorddard, M. Dunlop, and D. O’Connell (2016). Building resilient pathways to transformation when “no one is in charge”: insights from Australia's Murray-Darling Basin. Ecology and Society 21(2):23.

Anderies, J.M., M.A. Janssen, and E. Schlager (2016). Institutions and the performance of coupled infrastructure systems. International Journal of the Commons 10(2). DOI:

Aggarwal, R.M. (2016). International development and sustainability. In H. Heinrichs, P. Martens, G. Michelsen, and A. Wiek (eds) Sustainability Science, Springer Publishers, pp. 273-282.

Baggio J.A., A. Barnett, I. Perez-Ibarra, E. Ratajczyk, U. Brady, C. Rubinos, H. Shin, D.J. Yu, N. Rollins, R. Aggarwal, J.M. Anderies, and M.A. Janssen (2016). Explaining success and failures in the commons: The configural nature of Ostrom's Institutional Design Principles. International Journal of the Commons 10(2). DOI:

Barnett, A.J., J.A. Baggio, H.C. Shin, D.J. Yu, I. Perez-Ibarra, C.A. Rubinos, U. Brady, E. Ratajczyk, N. Rollins, R. Aggarwal, J.M. Anderies, and M.A. Janssen (2016). An iterative approach to case study analysis: Insights from qualitative analysis of quantitative inconsistencies. International Journal of the Commons 10(2), pp.467–494. DOI:

Chai, Y. and M. Schoon (2016). Institutions and government efficiency: Decentralized irrigation management in China. International Journal of the Commons 10(1), pp.21–44. DOI:

Eakin, H., A. York, R. Aggarwal, S. Waters, J. Welch, C. Rubiños, S. Smith-Heisters, C. Bausch, and J. M Anderies (2016). Cognitive and institutional influences on farmers’ adaptive capacity: Insights into barriers and opportunities for transformative change in central Arizona. Regional Environmental Change 16(3): 801-814.

Odom-Green, O., A.S Garmestani, S. Albro, N.C. Ban, A. Berland, C.E. Burkman, M.M. Gardiner, L. Gunderson, M.E. Hopton, M.L. Schoon, W.D. Shuster (2016). Adaptive governance to promote ecosystem services in urban green spaces. Urban Ecosystems 19(1): 77-93.

Janssen, M.A. and K. Hill (2016). An agent-based model of resource distribution on hunter-gatherer foraging strategies: Clumped habitats favor lower mobility, but result in higher foraging returns. In J.A. Barceló and F. Del Castillo (eds) Simulating Prehistoric and Ancient Worlds, Springer Publishers, pp. 159-174.

Janssen, M.A., A. Lee and H. Sundaram (2016). Stimulating contributions to public goods through information feedback: Some experimental results. PLoS ONE 11(7): e0159537. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0159537.

Meinzen-Dick, R., R. Chaturvedi, L. Domenech, R. Ghate, M.A. Janssen, N. Rollins and K. Sandeep (2016). Games for groundwater governance: Field experiments in Andhra Pradesh, India. Ecology & Society 21(3): 38 [online].

Nyborg, K., J.M. Anderies, A. Dannenberg, T. Lindahl, C. Schill, M. Schlüter, W.N. Adger, K.J. Arrow, S. Barrett, S. Carpenter, F.S. Chapin, A.S. Crépin, G. Daily, P. Ehrlich, C. Folke, W. Jager, N. Kautsky, S.A Levin, O.J. Madsen, S. Polasky, M. Scheffer, B. Walker, E.U. Weber, J. Wilen, A. Xepapadeas, A. de Zeeuw (2016). Social norms as solutions. Science 354: 42-43.

Oestmo, S., M.A. Janssen, C.W. Marean (2016). Testing Brantingham’s neutral model: The effect of spatial clustering on stone raw material procurement. In J.A. Barceló and F. Del Castillo (eds) Simulating Prehistoric and Ancient Worlds, Springer Publishers, pp. 175-188.

Perez, I., M.A. Janssen and J.M. Anderies (2016). Food security in the face of climate change: Adaptive capacity of small-scale social-ecological systems to environmental variability. Global Environmental Change 40: 82-91.

Ratajczyk, E., U. Brady, J. Baggio, A. Barnett, I. Perez-Ibarra, N. Rollins, C. Rubiños, H.C. Shin, D.J. Yu, R. Aggarwal, J.M. Anderies, M.A. Janssen (2016), Challenges and opportunities in coding the commons: Problems, procedures, and potential solutions in large N-comparative case studies. International Journal of the Commons 10(2):

Sasaki, T., M.A. Janssen, Z. Shaffer and S.C. Pratt (2016). Exploration of unpredictable environments by networked groups. Current Zoology 62 (3): 207-214.

Schlüter, M., A. Baeza, G. Dressler, K. Frank, J. Groeneveld, W. Jager, M.A. Janssen, R.R.J. McAllister, B. Müller, K. Orach, N. Schwarz, N. Wijermans (2017). A framework for mapping and comparing behavioral theories in models of social-ecological systems. Ecological Economics 131: 21-35.

Schoon, M., A. York, A. Sullivan, J. Baggio (2016). The emergence of an environmental governance network: The case of the Arizona borderlands. Regional Environmental Change, 1-13.

Shaffer, Z., T. Sasaki, B. Haney, M.A. Janssen, S. Pratt, J. Fewell (2016). The foundress’ dilemma: Group selection for cooperation among queens of the harvester ant. Pogonomyrmex californicus, Scientific Reports 6, 29828; doi: 10.1038/srep29828.

Wang, C.J., J. Wu, M.A. Janssen, and J. Zhang (2016). The collective direction of attention diffusion. Scientific Reports 34059, doi: 10.1038/srep34059.

Wu, L., J.A. Baggio, and M.A. Janssen (2016). The role of diverse strategies in sustainable knowledge production. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0149151. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0149151.

Yu, D.J., H.C. Shin, I. Pérez, J.M. Anderies and M.A. Janssen (2016). Learning for resilience-based management: generating hypotheses from a behavioral study. Global Environmental Change 37: 69-78.