The below sets out a summary of publications by lab members in recent years.


Salerno J, Gaughan AE, Stevens F, Hilton T, Bailey K, Bowles T, Cassidy L, Biggs D, Pricope N, Mupeta P, Cosmas S, Wabahe Mosimane A, Luwaya MH, Drake M, Weaver A, Kolarik N, Woodward K, Hartter J. Accepted. Wildlife impacts and changing climate pose compounding threats to human food security. Current Biology. [Salerno et al. 2021 Current Bio]

Salerno J, Andersson K, Bailey K, Hilton T, Mwaviko K, Donald I, Bracebridge C, Mangewa L, Nicholas A, Rutabanzibwa H, Hartter J. 2021. More robust local governance suggests positive effects of long-term community conservation. Conservation Science & Practice. [Salerno et al. 2021 Con Sci & Pract]

Salerno J, Romulo C, Brooks J, Galvin K, Glew L, Mupeta P. 2021. Adaptation and evolution of governance and institutions in community-based conservation. Conservation Science & Practice. [Salerno et al. 2021 Con Sci & Pract2]

Bailey K, Salerno J, Newton P, Bitariho R, Namusisi S, Tinkasimire R, Hartter J. 2021. Woodlot management and livelihoods in a tropical conservation landscape. Ambio. [Bailey et al. 2021 Ambio]

Drake M, Salerno J, Cassidy L, Gaughan AE, Stevens F, Pricope N, Hartter J. 2021. The cost of elephants exceeds the benefits of hunting in a community-based conservation area of Namibia. Conservation Science & Practice. [Drake et al. 2021 Con Sci & Pract]

Diem J, Salerno J, Palace M, Bailey K, Hartter J. 2021. Teleconnections between western Uganda rainfall and tropical sea-surface temperatures. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. [Diem et al. 2021 JAMC ]

Woodward KD, Pricope NG, Stevens FR, Gaughan AE, Kolarik NE, Drake MD, Salerno J, CassidyL, Hartter J, Bailey KM, Luwaya HM. 2021. Modeling Community-Scale Natural Resource Use in a Transboundary Southern African Landscape: Integrating Remote Sensing and Participatory Mapping. Remote Sensing. [Woodward et al. 2021 Remote Sensing]

Van Anda R, Bruyere B, Salerno J. 2021. Changing livelihood aspirations among formally educated pastoral youth in northern Kenya. Children, Youth and Environments. [Anda et al. 2021 Child, Youth, & Env]

Niemiec R, Gruby R, Quartuch M, Cavaliere T, Teel T, Crooks K, Salerno J, Stronza A, Meth L, Enrici A, Lanter K, Browne C, Proctor J, Manfredo M. 2021. Integrating social science into conservation planning. Biological Conservation. [Niemiec et al 2021 Bio Con]

Quandt A, Salerno J, Baird T, McCabe JT, Xu E, Herrick J, Hartter J. 2021. Mobile phone use and agricultural impacts among female smallholder farmers in Tanzania. J Gender Agriculture, and Food Security. [Quandt et al. 2020 Plos ONE]


Salerno J, Bailey K, Gaughan A, Stevens F, Hilton T, Cassidy L, Drake M, Pricope N, Hartter J. 2020. Wildlife impacts and vulnerable livelihoods in a transfrontier conservation landscape. Conservation Biology. [Salerno et al 2020 Con Bio]

Cassidy L & Salerno J (shared first authorship). 2020. The need for a more inclusive science of elephant conservation. Conservation Letters. [Cassidy & Salerno 2020 Con Letts]

Bowles TM, Mooshammer M, Socolar Y, Calderón F, Cavigelli MA, Culman SW, Deen W, Drury CF, Garcia y Garcia A, Gaudin A, Harkom WS, Lehman RM, Osborne SL, Robertson GP, Salerno J, Schmer MR, Strock J, Grandy AS. 2020. Long-term evidence shows crop rotation diversification increases agricultural resilience to adverse growing conditions in North America. One Earth. [Bowles et al 2020 One Earth]

Bailey K, Drake M, Salerno J, Cassidy L, Gaughan AE, Stevens FR, Pricope N, Woodward KG, Luwaya HM, Hartter J. In revision. Mapping Natural Resource Collection Areas from Household Survey Data in Southern Africa. Applied Geography. [Bailey et al 2020 Applied Geo]

Quandt A, Salerno J, Neff J, Baird T, Herrick J, McCabe JT, Xu E, Hartter J. 2020. Mobile phone use is associated with higher smallholder agricultural productivity in Tanzania, East Africa. PLOS ONE. [Quandt et al 2020 PLOS ONE]

Lenaiyasa ML, Bruyere B, Salerno J, Pickering T. 2020. Pastoralists’ Use of Income Diversification as a Strategy for Adapting to Social-Ecological Change in Samburu, Kenya. Regional Environmental Change. [Lenaiyasa et al 2020 Reg Env Chng]

Hamilton M, Salerno J. 2020. Cognitive maps reveal diverse perceptions of how prescribed fire affects forests and communities. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change. [Hamilton & Salerno 2020 FFGC]

Hartter J, Hamilton L, Ducey M, Boag A, Salerno J, Christoffersen N; Oester P, Palace M, Stevens F. 2020. Finding common ground: agreement on increasing wildfire risk crosses political lines. Environmental Research Letters. [Hartter et al 2020 Env Res Letts]

Manfredo M, Sullivan L, Salerno J, Berger J. 2020. Reply to Warner: Looking Forward, Not Backwards in Considering the Needs for Social Science in Wildlife Management. BioScience. [Manfredo et al 2020 BioScience]

Niemiec RM, Berl REW, Gonzalez M, Teel T, Camara C, Collins M, Salerno J, Crooks K, Schultz C, Breck S, Hoag D. 2020. Public perspectives and media reporting of wolf reintroduction in Colorado. PeerJ. [Niemiec et al 2020 PeerJ]

Kolarik NE,  Gaughan AE, Stevens FR,  Pricope NG, Woodward K, Cassidy L, Salerno J, Hartter J. 2020. A multi-plot assessment of vegetation structure using a micro-unmanned aerial system (UAS) in a semi-arid savanna environment. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. [Kolarik Et Al 2020 ISPRS J Photo & RS]

Hamilton L, Lambert J, Lawhon L, Salerno J, Hartter J. 2020. Wolves are back: Sociopolitical identity and opinions on management of Canis lupus. Conservation Science & Practice. [Hamilton et al 2020 Con Sci & Practice]


Salerno J, Diem J, Konecky B, Hartter J. 2019. Recent intensification of the seasonal rainfall cycle in equatorial Africa revealed by farmer perceptions, satellite-based estimates, and ground-based station measurements. Climatic Change. [Salerno et al 2019 Clim Chng]

Hamilton M, Salerno J, Fischer P. 2019. Cognition of complexity and trade-offs in a wildfire-prone social-ecological system. Environmental Research Letters. [Hamilton et al 2019 Env Res Letts]

Manfredo M, Salerno J, Sullivan L, Berger J. 2019. For US wildlife management, social science needed now more than ever. BioScience. [Manfredo et al 2019 BioScience]

Gaughan AE, Stevens F, Pricope N Hartter J, Cassidy L, Salerno J. 2019. Operationalizing vulnerability: Land system dynamics in a transfrontier conservation area. Land. [Gaughan et al 2019 Land]

Diem J, Salerno J, Konecky B, Hartter J. 2019. Is equatorial Africa getting wetter or drier? Insights from an evaluation of long-term, satellite-based rainfall estimates for western Uganda. International Journal of Climatology. [Diem et al 2019 Int J Clim]

Pricope N, Cassidy L, Gaughan A, Salerno J, Stevens F, Hartter J. 2019. Addressing integration challenges of interdisciplinary research in social-ecological systems. Society & Natural Resources. [Pricope et al 2019 Soc & Nat Res]

Diem JE, Sung HS, Konecky BL, Palace MW, Salerno J, Hartter J. 2019. Rainfall Characteristics and Trends—and the Role of Congo Westerlies—in the Western Uganda Transition Zone of Equatorial Africa From 1983 to 2017. J Geophysical Research – Atmospheres. [Diem et al 2019 JGR Atmospheres]


Salerno J, Cassidy L, Drake M, Hartter J. 2018. Issue cover: Living in an Elephant Landscape. American Scientist. [Salerno et al 2018 Am Scientist]

Salerno J, Chapman C, Diem J, Dowhaniuk N, Goldman A, MacKenzie C, Omeja P, Palace M, Reyna R, Ryan SJ, Hartter J. 2018. Review article: Park isolation in anthropogenic landscapes- Assessing land change and livelihoods at park boundaries in highland Africa. Regional Environmental Change. [Salerno Et Al 2018 Reg Env Chng]

Hamilton L, Bell E, Hartter J, Salerno J. 2018. A change in the wind? Public views on renewable energy and climate in the Western U.S. compared. Energy, Sustainability & Society. [Hamilton et al 2018 Energy, Sustain, & Soc]


Salerno J, Mwalyoyo J, Caro T, Fitzherbert E, Borgerhoff Mulder M. 2017. Consequences of internal migration. BioScience. [Salerno Et Al 2017 BioScience]

Salerno J, Ross N, Ghai R, Mahero M, Travis DA, Gillespie TR, Hartter J. 2017. Human-wildlife contacts predict fever of unknown origin across park landscapes in western Uganda. EcoHealth. [Salerno et al 2017 EcoHealth]

Kline M, Waring T, Salerno J. 2017. Designing cultural multilevel selection research for sustainability science. Sustainability Science. [Kline et al 2017 Sustain Sci]

MacKenzie CA, Salerno J, Hartter J, Chapman C, Reyna-Hurtado R, Tumusiime DM, Drake M. 2017. Changing perceptions of protected area benefits and troubles around Kibale National Park, Uganda. Journal of Environmental Management. [Mackenzie et al 2017 J Env Man]

Niles M, Salerno J. 2017. A global analysis of climate shocks and smallholder food insecurity. PLOS ONE. [Niles & Salerno 2018 PLOS ONE]


Salerno J. 2016. Migrant decision-making in a frontier landscape. Environmental Research Letters. [Salerno 2016 Env Res Lett]

Diem JE, Hartter J, Salerno J, McIntyre E. Grandy AS. 2016. Comparison of measured multi-decadal rainfall variability with farmers’ perceptions of and responses to seasonal changes in western Uganda. Regional Environmental Change. [Diem et al 2016 Reg Env Chng]

Salerno J, Borgerhoff Mulder M, Grote MN, Ghiselli M, Packer C. 2016. Household livelihoods and wildlife conflict in community-based conservation areas across northern Tanzania. Oryx. [Salerno et al 2016 Oryx]


Salerno J, Borgerhoff Mulder M, Kefauver S. 2014. Human migration, protected areas, and conservation outreach in Tanzania. Conservation Biology. [Salerno Et Al 2014 Con Bio]


Packer C, Loveridge A, Canney S, and 42 others including Salerno J. 2013. Conserving large carnivores: Dollars and fence. Ecology Letters. [Packer Et Al 2013 Ecology Letts]


Salerno J, Msalu L, Caro T, Borgerhoff Mulder M. 2012. Risk of injury and death from lightning in Northern Malawi. Natural Hazards. [Salerno et al 2012 Nat Hazards]

Borgerhoff Mulder M, Msalu L, Caro T, Salerno J. 2012. Remarkable rates of lightning strike mortality in Malawi. PLOS ONE. [Borgerhoff Mulder et al 2012 PLOS ONE]