If you would like an electronic copy of a paper, please email me at zhaoma@purdue.edu.

 

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

(+ indicates a graduate student)
  1. Johnson, J. L., Zanotti, L., Ma, Z., Yu, D.J., Johnson, D.R., Kirkham, A.+, Carothers, C. 2018. Interplays of sustainability, resilience, adaptation and transformation. In W. Leal Filho, R. Marans, and J. Callewaert (eds.), Handbook of Sustainability and Social Science Research. Berlin, Germany: Springer. pp. 485.
  2. Rohal, C.+, Kettenring, K.M., Sims, K., Hazelton, E., Ma, Z. Surveying managers to inform a regionally relevant invasive Phragmites australis research program. Journal of Environmental Management. Accepted.
  3. Burnham, M., Ma, Z. 2017. Multi-scalar pathways to smallholder adaptation. World Development. Accepted.
  4. Ma, Z., Bauchet, J., Steele, D., Godoy, R., Radel, C., Zanotti, L. 2017. Comparison of direct transfers for human capital development and environmental conservation. World Development 99: 498-517.
  5. Burnham, M.+, Ma, Z. Climate change adaptation: Factors influencing Chinese smallholder farmers’ perceived self-efficacy and adaptation intent. Regional Environmental Change 17(1): 171-186.
  6. Farmer, J.R., Ma, Z., Drescher, M., Knackmuhs, E.G.+, Dickinson, S.L. 2017. Private landowners, voluntary conservation programs, and implementation of conservation friendly land management practices. Conservation Letters 10(1): 58-66. doi: 10.1111/conl.12241
  7. Burnham, M.+, Ma, Z., Endter-Wada, J., Bardsley, T. 2016. Water management decision making in the face of multiple forms of uncertainty and risk. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 52(6): 1366-1384. doi: 10.1111/1752-1688.12459
  8. Gitau, M.W., Chen, J.+, Ma, Z. 2016. Water quality indices as tools for decision making and management. Water Resources Management 30(8): 2591-2610.
  9. Ulrich-Schad, J.D., Babin, N., Ma, Z., Prokopy, L.S. 2016. Out-of-state, out of mind? Absentee farmland owners and conservation decision making. Land Use Policy 54: 602-613.
  10. Laatsch, J.+, Ma, Z. 2016. Climate change communication within public natural resource agencies: Lessons learned from the U.S. Forest Service. Society & Natural Resources 29(10): 1169-1185.
  11. Burnham, M.+, Ma, Z., Zhang, B+. 2016. Making sense of climate change: Hybrid epistemologies, socio-natural assemblages, and smallholder knowledge. Area 48(1): 18-26.
  12. Burnham, M.+, Ma, Z. 2016. Linking smallholder farmer climate change adaptation decisions to development. Climate and Development 8(4): 289-311.
  13. Young, J., Ma, Z., Laudati, A., Berger, J. 2015. Human-carnivore interactions: Lessons learned from communities in the American West. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 20(4): 349-366.
  14. Laatsch, J.+, Ma, Z. 2015. Strategies for incorporating climate change into public forest management. Journal of Forestry 113(3): 335-342.
  15. Burnham, M.+, Ma, Z., Zhu, D. 2015. The human dimensions of water saving irrigation: Lessons learned from Chinese smallholder farmers. Agriculture and Human Values 32: 347-360. DOI: 10.1007/s10460-014-9565-8
  16. Burnham, M.+, Radel, C., Ma, Z., Laudati, A. 2014. Teaching and learning guide for: Extending a geographic lens towards climate justice. Geography Compass 8(4): 277-285.
  17. Cook, S.+, Ma, Z. 2014. The interconnectedness between landowner knowledge, value, belief, attitude, and willingness to act: Policy implications for carbon sequestration on private rangelands. Journal of Environmental Management 134: 90-99.
  18. Greene, J.L., Butler, B.J., Catanzaro, P.F., Hewes, J.H., Kilgore, M.A., Kittredge, D.B., Ma, Z., Tyrrell, M.L. 2014. Family forest owners and federal taxes. Forest Policy and Economics 38: 219-226. (After the first author, the remainder authorship was alphabetically ordered)
  19. Cook, S.+, Ma, Z. 2014. Carbon sequestration and private rangelands: Insights from Utah landowners and implications for policy development. Land Use Policy 36: 522-532.
  20. Ma, Z., Butler, B.J., Catanzaro, P.F., Greene, J.L., Hewes, J.H., Kilgore, M.A., Kittredge, D.B., Tyrrell, M. 2014. The effectiveness of state preferential property tax programs in conserving forests: Comparisons, measurements, and challenges. Land Use Policy 36: 492-499.
  21. Burnham, M.+, Radel, C., Ma, Z., Laudati, A. 2013. Extending a geographic lens towards climate justice, part 1: Climate change characterization and impacts. Geography Compass 7(3): 239-248. DOI: 10.1111/gec3.12034
  22. Burnham, M.+, Radel, C., Ma, Z., Laudati, A. 2013. Extending a geographic lens towards climate justice, part 2: Climate action. Geography Compass 7(3): 228-238. DOI: 10.1111/gec3.12033
  23. Petrzelka, P., Ma, Z., Malin, S.+ The elephant in the room: Absentee landowner issues in conservation and land management. Land Use Policy 30(1): 157-166.
  24. Ma, Z., Coppock, D.L. 2012. Perceptions of Utah ranchers towards carbon sequestration: Policy implications for US rangelands. Journal of Environmental Management 111: 78-86.
  25. Butler, B.J., Catanzaro, P.F., Greene, J.L., Hewes, J.H., Kilgore, M.A., Kittredge, D.B., Ma, Z., Tyrrell, M.L. 2012. Taxing family forest owners: Implications of federal and state policies in the United States. Journal of Forestry 110(7): 371-380.
  26. Ma, Z., Becker, D.R., Kilgore, M.A. 2012. Barriers to and opportunities for effective cumulative impact assessment within state-level environmental review frameworks in the United States. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 55(7): 961-978.
  27. Ma, Z., Butler, B.J., Kittredge, D.B., Catanzaro, P. 2012. Factors associated with landowner involvement in forest conservation programs in the U.S.: Implications for policy design and outreach. Land Use Policy 29(1): 53-61.
  28. Ma, Z., Kittredge, D.B., Catanzaro, P. 2012. Challenging the traditional forestry extension model: Insights from the Woods Forum program in Massachusetts. Small-scale Forestry 11(1): 87-100.
  29. Ma, Z., Kittredge, D.B. 2011. How family forest owners consider timber harvesting, land sale, and conservation easement decisions: Insights from Massachusetts, USA. International Journal of Forestry Research. Volume 2011, Article ID 290353, 13 pages. DOI:10.1155/2011/290353.
  30. Butler, B.J., Ma, Z. Family forest owner trends in the northern United States. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 28(1): 13-18.
  31. Butler, B.J., Ma, Z., Kittredge, D.B., Catanzaro, P. 2010. Social versus biophysical availability of wood in the northern United States. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 27(4): 151-159.
  32. Ma, Z., Becker, D.R., Kilgore, M.A. 2009. Assessing cumulative impacts within state environmental review frameworks in the United States. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 29(6): 390-398.
  33. Ma, Z., Becker, D.R., Kilgore, M.A. 2009. Characterising the landscape of state environmental review policies and procedures in the United States: A national assessment. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 52(8): 1035-1051.
  34. Godoy, R., Reyes-Garcia, V., Huanca, T., Leonard, W.R., Olvera, R.G., Bauchet, J., Ma, Z., St. John, J., Miodosky, M., Rios, O.Z., Vadez, V., Seyfreid, C. 2007. The role of community and individuals in the formation of social capital. Human Ecology 35(6): 709-721.

Extension Factsheets, Technical Reports and Other Publications

(+ indicates a graduate student)
  1. Clarke, M.+, Ma, Z., Snyder, S., Floress, K. 2017. Private woodland owners and invasive plant management in Illinois. The Voice for Illinois Forests, Volume 12 Issue 2, Summer 2017. Available at: https://www.ilforestry.org/
  2. Clarke, M.+, Ma, Z. What do our private woodland owners know and are doing about invasive plants in Indiana? Indiana Woodland Steward, Volume 26, Number 1, Spring 2017. Available at: http://www.inwoodlands.org/what-do-our-private-invasive/
  3. Clarke, M.+, Ma, Z. 2017. Invasive Plants: Impact on Environment and People. Nature of Teaching lesson plan. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Publication, FNR-535-W. https://edustore.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=FNR-535-W
  4. Cook, S. +, Ma, Z., Brain, R. 2013. Rangeland Carbon Sequestration. Utah State University Cooperative Extension. Sustainability/2013/13pr. Available at: http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/sustainability_2013_13pr.pdf
  5. Curtis, K., Ma, Z., MacAdam, J., Chakreeyarat, V+. 2012. Rancher Adoption Potential of the Birdsfoot Trefoil Pasture Beef Production System in the Intermountain West. Utah State University Cooperative Extension. AG/Agribusiness/2012-03pr.
  6. Butler, B.J., Hewes, J.H., Catanzaro, P., Greene, J.L., Kilgore, M.A., Kittredge, D.B., Langer, J., Ma, Z., Reuben, A., Tyrrell, M. 2010. Effects of Federal, State, and Local Tax Policies on Family Forest Owners: Technical Report. USDA Forest Service/University of Massachusetts Amherst, Family Forest Research Center, Amherst, MA. FFRC Research Paper No. 2010-01. 76 p. Available on-line at: familyforestresearchcenter.org/projects/taxes.html.
  7. Godoy, R., Bauchet, J., Ma, Z. Comparison of socio-economic indicators between Puerto Rico and the United States mainland: Analysis of the Census 2000. Working Paper No.10. Waltham, MA: Center for International Development, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University.