Kristan Cockerill Ph.D.

Dr. Cockerill has coordinated policy projects at local, regional and federal levels and conducted research on diverse environmental topics. Most recently her work has focused on assessing regional attitudes about water, stream rehabilitation, and community water education.

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

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Assessing Public Perceptions of Computer-Based Models 2004 302 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 92 Book review
Book review of American Environmental Policy, 1990-2006: Beyond Gridlock 2008 165 Book Review
Book review of Collaborative Environmental Management: What Roles for Government? 2006 203 Book review
Book review of Comparing Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta 2010 227 Book review
Book Review of Mediated Modeling: A System Dynamics Approach to Environmental Consensus Building 2005 147 Book review
Book review of Useless Arithmetic 2007 171 Book Review
Book review of Water for Life: Water Management and Environmental Policy 2005 105 Book review
Bridging Disciplines with the Riparian Area Management Project 2004 157 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 821 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 206 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 293 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...
“Creating False Images: Stream Restoration In An Urban Setting” REPLY TO DISCUSSION by David L. Rosgen 2015 204 No abstract available.
A Failure Reveals Success: A Comparative Analysis of Environmental Education, Education for Sustainable Development, and Industrial Ecology Education 2013 138 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 259 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 201 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 274 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 448 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 164 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...
Testing Language: Media Language Influence on Public Attitudes about River Management 2003 275 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 185 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 157 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...