Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters


Schoon, Michael L. 2013. “Governance Structures in Transboundary Conservation:  How Institutional Evolution Influences Cross-Border Cooperation”, Conservation and Society (forthcoming).

Childs, Cameron, Abigail York, Dave White, Michael Schoon, and Gita Bodner.  2013. “The Emergence of Adaptive Co-Management in the Agua Fria Watershed, Arizona, USA”, Ecology and Society (forthcoming).

Norström AV, Dannenberg A, McCarney G, Milkoreit M, Diekert F, Engström G, Fishman R, Gars J, Kyriakopolou E, Manoussi V, Meng K, Metian M, Sanctuary M, Schlüter M, Schoon M, Schultz L, Sjöstedt M. 2013. “Social change vital to sustainability goals: a Response to Griggs and colleagues”, Nature 498 (7454): 299.



Schoon, Michael L. and Michael E. Cox. “Understanding Disturbances and Responses in Social-Ecological Systems”. Society and Natural Resources 25(2): 141-155.

Understanding Disturbances

Schoon, Michael L. “Governance in Southern African Transboundary Protected Areas.” In Parks, Peace, and Partnerships, edited by Michael Quinn, Len Broberg and Wayne Freimund. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, (

Parks, Peace, and Partnerships

Salau, Kehinde, Michael Schoon, Jacopo Baggio and Marco Janssen. (2012). “Varying Effects of Connectivity and Dispersal on Interacting Species Dynamics”, Ecological Modeling 242: 81-91

Varying Effects of Connectivity

Resilience Alliance Young Scholars Network. (2012). “Toward Principles for Enhancing the Resilience of Ecosystem Services”, Annual Review of Environment and Resources 37: 421-48.


Baggio, Jacopo, Marco Janssen, Michael Schoon, and Orjan Bodin. “Landscape Connectivity and Predator-Prey Population Dynamics ”, Landscape Ecology 26, no. 1 (2011): 33-45.

Landscape Connectivity

Schoon, Michael L., and Abigail M. York. ” Cooperation across Boundaries:  The Role of Political Entrepreneurs in Environmental Collaboration.” Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research 3, no. 2 (2011): 113-123.

Game Switching Entrepreneurs

Robards, Martin, Michael Schoon, Chanda Meek, and Nathan Engle. “The importance of social drivers in the resilient provision of ecosystem services”. Global Environmental Change 21, no. 2 (2011): 522-529.

Governance and Ecosystem Services

Biggs, D., R. Biggs, V. Dakos, R. J. Scholes and M. Schoon. 2011. Are We Entering an Era of Concatenated Global Crises?. Ecology and Society 16 (2): 27. [online] URL:

Reprinted in 2011: Mother Pelican: A Journal of Sustainable Human Development 7 (9): Art. 6.

Schoon, Michael L., Christo Fabricius, Marty Anderies, and Margaret Nelson. “Synthesis: Vulnerability, Traps, and Transformations – Long Term Perspectives from Archaeology”, Ecology and Society  16 (2): 24. [online] URL:

York, Abigail and Michael Schoon. “Collective Action on the Western Range: Coping with External and Internal Threats”, International Journal of the Commons 5 (2): Art. 6.

York, Abigail and Michael Schoon. “Collaboration in the Shadow of the Wall: Shifting Power in the Borderlands”, Policy Sciences 44: 345-365.

Policy Sciences


Dressler, Wolfram, Bram Buscher, Michael Schoon, Dan Brockington, Tanya Hayes, Christian Kull, James McCarthy, and Krishna Streshta.  “From Hope to Crisis and Back Again?  A Critical History of the Global CBNRM Narrative”. Environmental Conservation 37, no. 1 (2010): 1-11.

Critical History of CBNRM_EnvCons


Cox, James, Elinor Ostrom, James Walker, Jamie Castillo, Eric Coleman, Robert Holahan, Michael Schoon, and Brian Steed. “Trust in Private and Common Property Experiments”. Southern Economics Journal.75, no.4 (2009): 957-975.

Trust Experiments


Büscher, Bram and Michael L. Schoon.  “Competition over Conservation:  Governance, the State and Negotiating Transfrontier Conservation” Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy 12, no. 2 (2008).

Competition over Conservation


Spenceley, Anna, and Michael L. Schoon. “Peace Parks as Social Ecological Systems: Testing Environmental Resilience in Southern Africa.” In Peace Parks:  Conservation and Conflict Resolution, edited by Saleem Ali. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007.


Janssen, Marco A., Michael L. Schoon, Katy Borner, and Weimao Ke. “Scholarly Networks on Resilience, Vulnerability, and Adaptation.” Global Environmental Change 16, no. 3 (2006): 240-52.


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