Kristan Cockerill Ph.D.

There are 22 included publications by Kristan Cockerill Ph.D.:

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Assessing Public Perceptions of Computer-Based Models 2004 119 Although there is a solid body of research on both collaborative decision-making and on processes using models, there is little research on general public attitudes about models and their use in making policy decisions. This project assessed opinions...
Book Review of Adaptive Governance and Water Conflict 2007 28 Book review
Book review of American Environmental Policy, 1990-2006: Beyond Gridlock 2008 48 Book Review
Book review of Collaborative Environmental Management: What Roles for Government? 2006 61 Book review
Book review of Comparing Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta 2010 97 Book review
Book Review of Mediated Modeling: A System Dynamics Approach to Environmental Consensus Building 2005 32 Book review
Book review of Useless Arithmetic 2007 43 Book Review
Book review of Water for Life: Water Management and Environmental Policy 2005 31 Book review
Bridging Disciplines with the Riparian Area Management Project 2004 45 Faculty at Columbia University’s Earth Semester created the interdisciplinary Riparian Area Management Project to help students integrate information and skills from life sciences, geosciences, social sciences, and humanities focused coursework. Stru...
Context is Key: The Media Role in Shaping Public Perceptions about Environmental Issues 2002 361 Many environmental professionals are reluctant to interact with the media, often because of a negative experience and the perception that poor coverage can affect environmental programs and policies. Usinga case study of media coverage related to ...
Cooperative Modeling Lessons for Environmental Management 2007 70 Environmental practitioners may find cooperative modeling an effective tool to address complex environmental management needs. The method involves convening a multidisciplinary team to collaboratively construct a system dynamics model. Advances i...
Creating False Images: Stream Restoration in an Urban Setting 2013 112 Stream restoration has become a multibillion dollar business with mixed results as to its efficacy. This case study utilizes pre- and post-monitoring data from restoration projects on an urban stream to assess how well stream conditions, publicly sta...
A Failure Reveals Success: A Comparative Analysis of Environmental Education, Education for Sustainable Development, and Industrial Ecology Education 2013 5 Although environmental education and education for sustainable development have become well-established areas of scholarship and practice, there has not been a similar development focused on “industrial ecology education.” A review of the historical ...
A Fresh Look at a Policy Sciences Methodology: Collaborative Modeling for More Effective Policy 2009 91 Collaborative modeling offers a novel methodology that integrates core ideals in the policy sciences. The principles behind collaborative modeling enable policy researchers and decision makers to address interdisciplinarity, complex systems, and publ...
Individualized Water Source As An Indicator Of Attitudes About Water Management And Conservation In Humid Regions 2015 6 Public perceptions about water quantity and water as a common pool resource are understudied in humid regions. As water demand increases, the need to more closely manage water, even in humid areas, will increase, requiring better understanding how pe...
Industrial Ecology Education at Wuhan University 2007 128 China requires industrial ecology (IE) skills and knowledge to deal with the contradiction between rapid economic growth and subsequent environmental pollution and resource depletion. Industrial ecology education was introduced in China in 1997 a...
Leveraging Opportunities for Campus Sustainability 2009 373 Institutions of higher education are well situated globally for transformation toward sustainability. The case of the Water Resources Planning Committee (WRPC) at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, United States offers insight into how...
Managing Water in Western North Carolina: Decision-Maker Perceptions and Policy Implementation 2014 7 Western North Carolina is water rich, with high annual rainfall and historically low population. Therefore, water management has traditionally not been a signi?cant policy issue. Recent droughts and high population growth, however, have stressed many...
REPLY TO DISCUSSION by David L. Rosgen [duscussion of “Creating False Images: Stream Restoration in an Urban Setting”] 2015 79 No abstract available.
Testing Language: Media Language Influence on Public Attitudes about River Management 2003 73 Everyday we make decisions on diverse topics using information from a wide variety of sources. This project builds on existing research about how people internalize information they skim from newspapers and the influence this has on their attitudes a...
Water Does Not Flow Up Hill: Determinants Of Willingness To Pay For Water Conservation Measures In The Mountains Of Western North Carolina 2015 1 Even in historically water-rich areas, population growth and drought put pressure on water supplies. Understanding public attitudes about water management and, especially water conservation, may become increasingly salient as even humid regions attem...
The Water Supply Is Fine: Decision-Maker Perceptions Of Water Quantity And Supply-Side Management 2014 8 Years of research have called for more science to be integrated into water management decisions and for a shift from supply-side to demand-side management; yet, there remains a strong emphasis on supply-side approaches and in many areas limited atten...