Publications

Refereed

2021

Niemiec R, Gruby R, Quartuch M, Cavaliere C, Teel T, Crooks K, Salerno J, Solomon J, Jones K, Gavin M, Lavoie A, Stronza A, Meth L, Enrici A, Lanter K, Browne C, Proctor J, Manfredo M. (2021). Integrating Social Science into Conservation Planning. Biological Conservation. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320721003505

Niemiec RM, Jones MS, Dillard C, Mertens A. (2021). The Effectiveness of COVID- related Message Framing on Public Beliefs and Behaviors Related to Plant-based Diets. Appetite. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0195666321002002

Bierut M, Niemiec RM, Cantrell D, and Welsh R. (2021). What Keeps Wilderness Stewards Coming Back? An Analysis of Practices that Enhance Volunteer Retention. International Journal of Wilderness. https://ijw.org/what-keeps-wilderness-stewards-coming-back/

Pejchar L, Medrano L, Niemiec RM, Barfield J, Davidson A, Hartway C. (2021). Challenges and Opportunities for Cross-boundary Bison Conservation in North America. Biological Conservation. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0006320721000811

Niemiec RM*, Jones MS*, Lischka S*, Champine V (2021). Efficacy-Based and Normative Interventions for Facilitating the Diffusion of Conservation Behavior through Social Networks. Conservation Biology. https://conbio.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/cobi.13717 (*shared first authorship)

2020

Jones M, and Niemiec R. (2020). Social-psychological Correlates of Personal-sphere and Diffusion Behavior for Wildscape Gardening. Journal of Environmental Management 276: 111271. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479720311956?via%3Dihub

Niemiec RM, Berl REW, Gonzalez M, Teel T, Camara C, Collins M, Salerno J, Crooks K, Schultz S, Breck S, Hoag D. (2020). Public Perspectives and Media Reporting of Wolf Reintroduction in Colorado. Peer J. https://peerj.com/articles/9074/

Niemiec RM, Sekar S, Gonzalez M, Mertens, A. (2020). The Influence of Message Framing on Public Beliefs and Behaviors Related to Species Reintroduction. Biological Conservation. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320719320968?via%3Dihub

Niemiec RM, McCaffrey S, Jones M. (2020). Clarifying the Extent and Type of Public Good Collective Action Problem Posed by Natural Resource Management Challenges. Ecology and Society. https://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol25/iss1/art30/

Niemiec RM, Champine V, Vaske J, Mertens A. (2020). Does the Impact of Norms Vary by Type of Norm and Type of Pro-Environmental Behavior? A Meta-Analysis. Society and Natural Resources. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08941920.2020.1729912

2019

Niemiec RM, Asner GP, Gaertner JA, Brodrick PG, Hughes F, Vaughn N, Heckler J, Matsumoto T, and Keith L. (2019). Using Spatially-Explicit, Time-Dependent Analysis to Understand How Social Factors Influence Conservation Outcomes. Conservation Biology. https://conbio.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/cobi.13409

Niemiec RM, Willer R., Ardoin NM, & Brewer FK. (2019). Motivating landowners to recruit neighbors for private land conservation. Conservation Biology, 33(4), 930-941 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/cobi.13294

Graham S, Metcalf A, Gill N, Niemiec RM, Morena C, Bach T, Ikutegbe V, Hallstrom L, Ma Z, Lubeck A. (2019). Opportunities for better use of collective action theory in research and governance for invasive species management. Conservation Biology33(2), 275-287. https://conbio.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/cobi.13266

2018

Niemiec RM, Ardoin NM, Brewer F, Kung S, Lopez S. (2018). Increased Neighbor Interaction and Fear of Social Sanctions: Associations with Resident Action to Control the Invasive Little Fire Ant. Society and Natural Resources 31(10): 1149-1168. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08941920.2018.1456594

Niemiec RM, Asner GP, Brodrick PG, Gaertner JA, & Ardoin NM. (2018). Scale-dependence of Environmental and Socioeconomic Drivers of Albizia Invasion in Hawaii. Landscape and Urban Planning 169: 70-80. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204617301925

2017

Niemiec RM, Ardoin NM, Brewer F, Wharton CB. (2017). Civic and Natural Place Attachment as Correlates of Resident Engagement in Invasive Species Control. Biological Conservation 209: 415-422. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0006320716305766

Niemiec RM, Pech R, Norbury G, and Bryom A. (2017). Landowners’ Perspectives on Coordinated Invasive Species Control Programs: the Role of Social and Ecological Context. Environmental Management 59(3): 477–489. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28078387

2016

Niemiec RM, Ardoin N, Wharton C, & Asner G. (2016). Motivating Residents to Combat Invasive Species on Private Lands: Social Norms and Community Reciprocity. Ecology and Society 21(2). https://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol21/iss2/art30/

Malhotra A, Majchrzak A, & Niemiec RM. (2016). Using Public Crowds for Open Strategy Formulation: Mitigating the Risks of Knowledge Gaps. Long Range Planning 50(3): 397-410. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0024630116300528

Glen AS, Latham MC, Anderson D, Leckie C, Niemiec RM, Pech RP, Byrom AE. (2016). Landholder Participation in Regional-scale Control of Invasive Predators: a Spatial Model for an Agro-ecosystem. Biological Invasions: 1-10. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-016-1282-3. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10530-016-1282-3

Prior to 2016

Lutz DA, Burakoswki EA, Murphy MB, Borsuk ME, Niemiec RM, and Howarth RB. (2015). Tradeoffs between Three Forest Ecosystem Services across the State of New Hampshire, USA: Timber, Carbon, and Albedo. Ecological Applications 26(1). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27039516

Niemiec RM, Lutz DA, and Howarth RB. (2014). Incorporating Carbon Storage into the Optimal Management of Forest Insect Pests: A Case Study of the Southern Pine Beetle (Dedroctonus Frontalis Zimmerman) in the New Jersey Pinelands. Environmental Management 54(4). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24938795

Technical Reports and Policy Briefs

Niemiec et al. (2020). Policy Brief: Stakeholder Engagement for Wolf Management in Colorado. Access the brief here.

Gonzalez M, Heid T, Simpson S, Niemiec RM, Collins M. (2020). Working Report: Stakeholder Perspectives in Advance of a Discussion on Wolf Reintroduction in Colorado. Fort Collins, CO: Colorado State University, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources. Access the report here.

Niemiec RM. (2020). Report: A Summary of Key Perspectives Shared at the February, 2020, Stakeholder Discussion on the Conflict Over Potential Wolf Restoration and Management in Colorado. Fort Collins, CO: Colorado State University, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources. Access the report here.

Niemiec RM, Berl R, Gonzalez M, Teel T, Camara C, Collins M, Salerno J, Crooks K, Schultz C, Hoag S, Breck S. (2020). Working Report: Public Perspectives on Wolf Reintroduction and Management in Colorado. Fort Collins, CO: Colorado State University, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources. Access the working report here.

Bierut M, and Niemiec RM. (2019). What Keeps Wilderness Stewards Coming Back? A Report for the Poudre Wilderness Volunteers and the USDA Forest Service Canyon Lakes Ranger District. Fort Collins, CO: Colorado State University, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources.

Greenaway A, Niemiec RM, Warburton B. (2014). Communities, Agencies, and 1080. Landcare Research Kararehe Kino 24. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/kararehe-kino/kararehe-kino-issue-24/communities-agencies-and-1080

Niemiec RM, Warburton B, Byrom A, Cruz J, and Frame B. (2014). Crowdsourcing a Predator-Free New Zealand. Landcare Research Kararehe Kino 24. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/newsletters/kararehe-kino/kararehe-kino-issue-24/crowdsourcing-for-a-predator-free-new-zealand