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PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

2016

  • Grove, M.; Childers, D.L.; Chowdhury R. R.; Galvin, M.; Hines, S.; Muñoz-Erickson, T.A.; Svendsen, E. In press. Linking Science and Decision Making to Promote an Ecology for the City: Practices and Future Opportunities. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability
  • Muñoz-Erickson, T.A.; Campbell, L.; Childers, D.; Grove, M.G.; Iwaniec, D.I.; Pickett, S.; Romolini, M.; Svendsen, E. In press. Demystifying governance and its role for transitions in urban social-ecological systems. Ecosphere
  • Muñoz-Erickson, T.A.; Cutts, B. 2016. Structural Dimensions of Knowledge-Action Networks for Sustainability. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 18: 56-64
  • Meléndez-Ackerman, E.J.; Nytch, C.J.; Santiago, L.; Verdejo-Ortiz, J., Santiago- Bartolomei, R.; Ramos-Santiago, L.E.; Muñoz-Erickson, T.A. 2016. Synthesis of Household Yard Area Dynamics in the City of San Juan Using Multi-Scalar Social-Ecological Perspectives. Sustainability 8, 481; doi: 10.3390/su8050481

2015

  • Muñoz-Erickson, T.A.; Lugo, A.E. 2015. The Urban Watershed and the City. Corriente Verde 6 (2): 3
  • Cutts, B.; Muñoz-Erickson, T.A.; Shutters, S. 2015. Public Representation in Water Management– a Network Analysis of Organization and Public Perceptions in Phoenix, AZ.  Society and Natural Resources 28 (12):1340-1357
  • Santiago, L., Gladkikh, T., Betancourt, L., and Vargas, Y. 2015. Green versus Gray: Attitudes toward Vegetation in a Tropical Metropolitan Square. Environment and Natural Resources Research 5 (2): 109.

2014

  • Cusack, D. F., and T.L. Mc Cleery. 2014. Patterns in understory woody diversity and soil nitrogen across native- and non-native-urban tropical forests. Forest Ecology and Management 318: 34; 43
  • García-Montiel, D., J. Verdejo-Ortíz, R. Santiago-Bartolomei, C. Vila, L. Santiago, E. Meléndez-Ackerman. 2014. Food sources and accessibility and waste disposal patterns across an urban tropical watershed, implications for the flow of materials and energy. Ecology and Society. 19 (1): 37. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-06118-190137
  • Lugo, A. E. 2014. Tropical cities are diverse and deserve more social-ecological attention. Ecology and Society 19(3): 24. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-06618-190324
  • Lugo, A. E., Concepción, C. M., Santiago-Acevedo, L.E., Muñoz-Erickson, T.A., Verdejo Ortiz, C. J., Santiago-Bartolomei, R., Forero-Montaña, J., Nytch, C.J., Manrique, H., and Colón-Cortés, W. 2012. In search of an adaptive social-ecological approach to understanding a tropical city. Acta Científica 26.(1-3): 121-134
  • Meléndez-Ackerman, E. J., R. Santiago-Bartolomei, C. P. Vila-Ruiz, L. E. Santiago, D. Garcia-Montiel, J. C. Verdejo-Ortiz, H.Manrique-Hernández, and E. Hernandez-Calo. 2014. Socioeconomic drivers of yard sustainable practices in a tropical city. Ecology and Society 19(3): 20. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-06563-190320
  • Méndez-Lázaro, P., J. J. Terrasa-Soler, C. Torres-Peña. P. Guzmán-González, S. Rodríguez, M. Alemán, T. Seguinot. 2014. Tourism and climate conditions in San Juan, Puerto Rico (2000-2010). Ecology and Society.  19 (2): 11  http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-06380-190211
  • Méndez-Lázaro, P., A. Nieves-Santiago, and Julieanne Miranda-Bermúdez. 2014. Trends in total rainfall, heavy rain events, and number of dry days in San Juan-Puerto Rico (1955-2009). Ecology and Society 19(2): 50. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-06464-190250
  • Muñoz-Erickson, T. A. 2014. Co-production of knowledge-action systems in urban sustainable governance: the KASA approach. Environmental Science and Policy. 37: 182-191
  • Muñoz-Erickson, T. A. 2014. Multiple pathways to sustainability in the city: the case of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ecology and Society 19( 3): 2. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-06457-190302
  • Muñoz-Erickson, T. A., A. E. Lugo, and B. Quintero. 2014. Emerging synthesis themes from the study of social-ecological systems of a tropical city. Ecology and Society 19(3): 23. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-06385-190323
  • Muñoz-Erickson, T.A.; Lugo, A.E.; Meléndez-Ackerman, E.; Santiago-Acevedo, L.E.; Seguinot-Barbosa, J.; Méndez-Lázaro, P.; Hall, M.; Quintero, B.; Ramírez, A.; García-Montiel, D.; Pontius Jr., R.; Ramos-González, O. M.; Santiago-Bartolomei, R.; Verdejo-Ortíz, J.; Ortíz-Zayas, J. R.; Concepción, C. M.; Cusack, D.; Giusti, J.; McDowell, W.; Cruz-Torres, M.L.; Vallejo, J.; Cray, L.; Zimmerman, J.; Cuadrado-Landrau, V.; and Figueroa, M. 2014. Knowledge to Serve the City: Insights from an Emerging Knowledge-Action Network to Address Vulnerability and Sustainability in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Cities and the Environment (CATE): Vol. 7: Iss. 1, Article 5. Available at: http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/cate/vol7/iss1/5
  • Potter, J. D., W. H. McDowell, M. L. Daley, and A. M. Helton. 2014. Incorporating urban infrastructure into biogeochemical assessment of urban tropical streams in Puerto Rico. Biogeochemistry
  • Ramírez, A., K. G. Rosas, A. E. Lugo, and O. Ramos Gonzalez. 2014. Spatio-temporal variation in stream water chemistry in a tropical urban watershed. Ecology and Society. 19(2): 45. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-06481-190245
  • Ramos-González, O. M. 2014. The green areas of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ecology and Society 19(3): 21. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-06598-190321
  • Ramos-Santiago, L., Villanueva-Cuvero, L., Santiago, L. and Rodríguez, Y. 2014. Green Area Loss in San Juan’s Inner-Ring Suburban Neighborhoods: a Multidisciplinary Approach to Analyzing Green/Gray Area Dynamics. Ecology and Society, 19(2): 4. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-06219-190204
  • Santiago, L., J. C. Verdejo-Ortíz, R. Santiago-Bartolomei, E. Meléndez-Ackerman, and D. García-Montiel. 2014. Uneven Access and Underutilization of Ecological Amenities in Urban Parks of the Rio Piedras Watershed. Ecology and Society. 19 (1): 26 http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-06180-190126
  • Vila-Ruiz, C. P., E. Melendez-Ackerman, R. Santiago-Bartolomei, D. Garcia-Montiel, L. Lastra, C. E. Figuerola, and J. Fumero-Caban. 2014. Plant species richness and abundance inresidential yards across a tropical watershed: implications for urban sustainability. Ecology and Society 19(3): 22. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-06164-190322

2013

  • Gutiérrez-Fonseca, P.E., K.G. Rosas, & A. Ramírez. 2013. Aquatic insects of Puerto Rico: a list of families. Dugesiana 20(2): 215-219

2012

  • Cusack, D. F. 2012. Soil nitrogen levels are linked to decomposition enzyme activities along an urban-remote tropical forest gradient.  Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 57: 192-203.
  • Lugo, A. E. 2012. Social silviculture: a new paradigm in the search for sustainable land conservation in the tropics? Bois Et Forest Des Tropique, N 314 (4).
  • Lugo, A.E., O. M. Ramos Gonzalez, and C. Rodriguez Pedraza. 2011. The Río Piedras watershed and its surrounding environment. USDA Forest Service General Technical Resport. USDA Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, Rio Piedras PR. 46p
  • Méndez-Lázaro, P., A. Nieves-Santiago, S. Delgado-Rivera, P. Prieto-Pulido, J. Miranda Bermúdez. 2012. Efecto del cambio climático en los patrones de lluvia en San Juan, Puerto Rico: Ultimas décadas del S. XX, principios del S. XXI.. First Latin American congress on Urban Ecology: Challenges and Scenarios for the Development of Latin American cities.  Docuprint S. A. Tacuari 123.  Buenos Aires, Argentina. 
  • Méndez-Lázaro, P., A. Nieves-Santiago, S. Delgado-Rivera, P. Prieto-Pullido, J. Miranda-Bermúdez. 2012. Precipitation analysis of the San Juan metropolitan area. First Latin American Congress on Urban Ecology: Challenges and Scenarios for the Development of American Cities. Docuprint S. A. Tacuari 123.  Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Muñoz-Erickson, T. A. 2012. Building an urban ecology site in San Juan, Puerto Rico: where do we start? Retrieved  http://sanjuanultra.org/engagement/  (Accessed 7/2/2014)Ramírez, A., A. Engman, K. G. Rosas, O. Pérez-Reyes, and D. M. Martinó. 2012. Urban impacts on tropical island streams: some key aspects influencing ecosystem response. Urban Ecosystems 15. p. 315.

2011

  • Seguinot J. and R. Hernández. 2011. Methodology for a Socio-ecological sampling in the Rio Piedras Watershed, San Juan, Puerto Rico. La Innovación Geotecnológica. p. 13, vol. 1,  ISBN: 978-607-00-4387-1

THESIS AND DISSERTATIONS

  • Cornell, L. 2014. Assessment and Modeling of Hydrologic Response to Urbanization in the Rio Piedras Watershed, San Juan, PR: Applying a socio-ecological framework using the Integrated Assessment Toolbox. State University of New York.
  • Hernández, R. 2012. Recreation and health at the Río Piedras River Watershed. University of Puerto Rico, Medical Science Campus.
  • Manrique, H. 2013. Assessing riparian structure and composition in Quebrada Chiclana, Puerto Rico, a restored tropical creek. University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras.
  • Muñoz-Erickson, T. A. 2012. How cities think: knowledge-action systems analysis for urban sustainable governance in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Arizona State University. 

  • Santiago-Bartolomei, Raúl. 2012. Riparian and pluvial restoration of the Rio Piedras and its tributaries: a collaborative framework in the management of ecosystem services.  University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras.

REPORTS, WHITE PAPERS AND OUTREACH PUBLICATIONS

  • Cornell, L., T. A. Muñoz-Erickson and M. Hall. 2012. Stakeholder identified areas of conservation value in the Río Piedras watershed. San Juan ULTRA Report.
  • Méndez-Lázaro P., 2011. Manejo integrado de recursos hídricos y zonas costeras: Cambios en los usos del suelo y los impactos hidrológicos,  Bulletin for the International Network for Coastal Management, p.1 , vol.5.
  • Muñoz-Erickson, T. A., A. E. Lugo, M. Figueroa and O. Ramos. 2008. Meeting Report: Setting an Interdisciplinary Research Agenda for San Juan ULTRA. International Institute of Tropical Forestry: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Muñoz-Erickson, T. A., L. Cornell, M. Cruz-Torres, V. Cuadrado, D. Cusack, D. García-Montiel, J. Guisti, M. Hall, C. Hall, A. E. Lugo, W. H. McDowell, E.Meléndez-Ackerman, E. Meléndez Colom, P. Méndez Lazaro, J. Ortíz-Zayas, R. Pontius, B. Quintero, A. Ramírez, O. Ramos, L. Ramos, L. E. Santiago, B. Santiago-Bartolomei, J. Seguinot-Barbosa, J. Verdejo, L. Villanueva. J. Zimmerman. 2011. San Juan ULTRA-Ex: Social-Ecological System Change, Vulnerability, and the Future of a Tropical City. Final Year 1 Report to the National Science Foundation.
  • Muñoz-Erickson, T. A., L. Cornell, M. Cruz-Torres, C.M. Concepción, V. Cuadrado, D. Cusack, D. García-Montiel, J. Guisti, M. Hall, C. Hall, A. E. Lugo, W. H. McDowell, E. Meléndez-Ackerman, E. Meléndez Colom, P. Méndez Lazaro, J. Ortíz-Zayas, R. Pontius, B. Quintero, A. Ramírez, , L. Ramos, O. Ramos, L. E. Santiago, B. Santiago-Bartolomei, J. Seguinot-Barbosa, J. Vallejo, L. Villanueva, J. Zimmerman. 2011. San Juan ULTRA-Ex: Social-Ecological System Change, Vulnerability, and the Future of a Tropical City. 2012. Year 2 Report to the National Science Foundation.
  • Muñoz-Erickson, T. A., L. Cornell, M. Cruz-Torres, C. M. Concepción, V. Cuadrado, D. Cusack, D. García-Montiel, J. Guisti, M. Hall, C. Hall, A. E. Lugo, W. H. McDowell, E. Meléndez-Ackerman, E. Meléndez Colom, P. Méndez Lazaro, J. Ortíz-Zayas, R. Pontius, B. Quintero, A. Ramírez, L. Ramos, O. Ramos, L. E. Santiago, B. Santiago-Bartolomei, J. Seguinot-Barbosa, J. Vallejo, L. Villanueva, J. Zimmerman. 2013. San Juan ULTRA-Ex: Social-Ecological System Change, Vulnerability, and the Future of a Tropical City. 2013. Year 3 Report to the National Science Foundation.
  • Muñoz-Erickson, T.A.; Branoff, B.; Flores, D.; Lugo, A.E.; Méndez Lazaro, P.; Meléndez-Ackerman, E.; Ramírez, A.; Ramos, O.; Santiago, L.E.; Vallejo, J.; Martinuzzi, S.; Nytch, C.; Ramsey, M.; Olivero, S. 2015. San Juan ULTRA: Social-Ecological System Change, Vulnerability, and the Future of a Tropical City – Yearly Report (2014-2015). USDA Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry. Río Piedras, Puerto Rico.
  • San Juan ULTRA – Buletín 1. Resumen del plan de investigación de San Juan ULTRA.
  • San Juan ULTRA – Buletín 2: Ciencia colaborativa: la clave está en la colaboración.
  • Seguinot-Barbosa, J., 2011. Vulnerabilidad a la escasés de agua, inundaciones y ascenso del nivel del mar en la Cuenca del río Piedras. Ibermar, Bulletin for the International Network for Coastal Management, p.2 , vol.5.