Publications of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Public Policy and Leadership faculty. This department was founded in 2016, and replaces the School of Environmental & Public Affairs.


Submissions from 2007

Propagation protocol for vegetative production of container Sphaeralcea ambigua Gray plants (1 gallon container), Scott R. Abella


Forest-floor treatments in Arizona ponderosa pine restoration ecosystems: No short-term effects on plant communities, Scott R. Abella and W. Wallace Covington


Past, present, and future old growth in frequent-fire Conifer Forests of the Western United States, Scott R. Abella, W. Wallace Covington, Peter Z. Fule, Leigh B. Lentile, Andrew J. Sanchez Meador, and Penelope Morgan

Public Land Acquisition and Ecological Restoration: An Example from Northwest Ohio's Oak Openings Region, Scott R. Abella, John F. Jaeger, and Timothy A. Schetter

Plant Succession in the Eastern Mojave Desert: An Example from Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Southern Nevada, Scott R. Abella, Alice C. Newton, and Dianne N. Bangle

Seed Banks of an Arizona Pinus Ponderosa Landscape: Responses to Environmental Gradients and Fire Cues, Scott R. Abella, Judith D. Springer, and W. Wallace Covington

Estimating Organic Carbon from Loss-On-Ignition in Northern Arizona Forest Soils, Scott R. Abella and Brian W. Zimmer

How the other half lives: Tenure differences and trends in rental gated communities, Karen A. Danielsen

A Proactive approach for particulate matter air pollution management, Stephanie Fincher and Krystyna Anne Stave

Agency strategy, strength, and adaptation: Implementation of the Bush administration’s competitive sourcing policy, M. Ernita Joaquin


P.A. in the era of competitive sourcing: Quality, qualitatively, M. Ernita Joaquin

The Competitive sourcing policy, M. Ernita Joaquin

Understanding receptivity to genetically modified foods, John T. Lang and Susanna Priest

Abiotic and Biotic Factors Explain Independent Gradients of Plant Community Composition in Ponderosa Pine Forests, Daniel C. Laughlin and Scott R. Abella


Species richness and soil properties in Pinus ponderosa forests: A structural equation modeling analysis, Daniel C. Laughlin, Scott R. Abella, W. Wallace Covington, and James B. Grace


The Impact of U.S. national and state level policy on the nature and scope of K-12 virtual schooling, Anna Lukemeyer, Kent J. Crippen, and Leanna Archambeault

Mid-spring burning reduces Spotted Knapweed and increases native grasses during a Michigan experimental grassland establishment, Neil W. MacDonald, Brian T. Scull, and Scott R. Abella

Recommendations for proposed well locations in the Pahute Mesa Area at the Nevada Test Site, Helen R. Neill


Valuing the impact of environmental contamination with a hedonic property model: A comparison of distance estimates, Helen R. Neill and Djeto D. Assane

Estimating the effect of air quality: Spatial versus traditional hedonic price models, Helen R. Neill, David M. Hassenzahl, and Djeto D. Assane

Antecedents, mediators, and consequences of affective, normative, and continuance commitment: Empirical tests of commitment effects in federal agencies, Sung Min Park and Hal G. Rainey

Selenium concentrations in water and plant tissues of a newly formed arid wetland in Las Vegas, Nevada, James Pollard, James Cizdziel, Krystyna Anne Stave, and Michelle Reid

Fall 2006 USC nanotechnology expert survey: Preliminary results, Susanna Hornig Priest


Communication counts, Christine G. Springer


Leaving a leadership legacy, Christine G. Springer


Making the message matter, Christine G. Springer


Managing through strategic agendas, Christine G. Springer


Putting a face on organizational innovation, Christine G. Springer


Taking the time to rebuild trust in government, Christine G. Springer

What constitutes systems thinking: A proposed taxonomy, Krystyna Anne Stave and Megan Hopper

Spatial and temporal behavior of microwave backscatter directional modulation over the Saharan Ergs, Haroon Stephen and David G. Long

Estimating the impact of air quality with a spatial hedonic: Geostatistical versus weight matrix approaches, Shruti Tandon, Helen R. Neill, Djeto D. Assane, and David M. Hassenzahl

Submissions from 2006


Effects of smoke and fire-related cues on Panstemon barbatus seeds, Scott R. Abella

Forest Ecosystems of an Arizona Pinus Ponderosa Landscape: Multifactor Classification and Implications for Ecological Restoration, Scott R. Abella and W. Wallace Covington

Vegetation-Environment Relationships and Ecological Species Groups of an Arizona Pinus Ponderosa Landscape, USA, Scott R. Abella and W. Wallace Covington

Diameter Caps for Thinning Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests: Viewpoints, Effects, and Tradeoffs, Scott R. Abella, Peter Z. Fule, and W. Wallace Covington


Canopy-tree influences along a soil parent material gradient in Pinus-ponderosa-Quercus gambelii forests, northern Arizona, Scott R. Abella and Judith D. Springer

Editors’ review roundtable: Is New Orleans a resilient city?, Karen A. Danielsen and Robert E. Lang

Managing PM10 in the Las Vegas Valley, Stephanie Fincher and Krystyna Anne Stave

Implications of excessive precision for risk comparisons: Lessons from the past four decades, David M. Hassenzahl


Uncertainty, climate change and nuclear power, David M. Hassenzahl


Comparing the effectiveness of system dynamics with traditional methods of learning about wetland ecosystems, Megan Hopper and Krystyna Anne Stave

Legal challenges to the No Child Left Behind Act: Implications for public school finance, Anna Lukemeyer


Privatization of prisons: Impact on prison conditions, Anna Lukemeyer and Richard McCorkle

Costing out implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act: Is it an under-funded mandate?, Anna Lukemeyer, John Yinger, and William D. Duncombe

Public discourse and scientific controversy: A spiral of silence analysis of biotechnology opinion in the U.S., Susanna Hornig Priest

The North American opinion climate for nanotechnology and its products: Opportunities and challenges, Susanna Hornig Priest

The public opinion climate for gene technologies in Canada and the United States: Competing voices, contrasting frames, Susanna Hornig Priest

Disaster coverage does little to promote call for change, Susanna Hornig Priest, Jrhuey Jessica Leu, Sonya Duhé, Thomas Klipstine, and Douglas Fisher

Well siting recommendation to DOE from the Nevada Test Site Community Advisory Board: A case study on public involvement, Savanna Reid and Helen R. Neill


Managing conflict to build consensus, Christine G. Springer

Lessons from LUTAQ: Building systems thinking capacity into land use, transportation, and air quality planning in Las Vegas, Nevada, Krystyna Anne Stave and Michael Dwyer


One year after Katrina: Tragedy of the Crescent City, Christopher Stream and R. Paul Battaglio

The relationship between news media coverage and people volunteering for clinical trials, Christopher Stream and Gary Mans

The chicken or the egg: A recent history of public opinion and tax reform in Florida, Christopher Stream and Barbara Coyle McCabe

Water user institutions, social capital, and technology transfer in Central Asia, Edward P. Weber, John Pierce, Mark Stephan, Madina Khalmirzaeva, Nicholas Lovrich, and Hakim Salokhiddinov

Submissions from 2005


Smoke-cued germination of forest understory species, Scott R. Abella

Editors’ review roundtable: Cities and the creative class, Karen A. Danielsen and Robert E. Lang

Modeling the relationship between population and land development under changing land use policies, Michael Dwyer and Krystyna Anne Stave

The Effect of uncertainty on ‘risk rationalizing’ decisions, David M. Hassenzahl


Technical risk information: Decision tool or rhetorical ammunition? Undisputed facts in the Yucca Mountain debate, David M. Hassenzahl, Denise Tillery, and Paulette Laidler

The Relative efficiency and effectiveness of private vs. public adult prisons, Anna Lukemeyer and Richard McCorkle

International audiences for news of emerging technologies: Canadian and U.S. responses to bio- and nanotechnologies, Susanna Hornig Priest

Room at the bottom of Pandora's Box: Peril and promise in communicating nanotechnology, Susanna Hornig Priest


Science, technology and society, Susanna Hornig Priest


Strategic partnerships in public service, Christine G. Springer

Simulation models: Effective decision making tools for stakeholder involvement, Krystyna Anne Stave

A Group model building process to integrate land use, transportation, and air quality planning in Las Vegas, Nevada, Krystyna Anne Stave and Michael Dwyer


Microwave backscatter modeling of erg surfaces in the Sahara Desert, Haroon Stephen and David G. Long


Modeling microwave emissions of erg surfaces in the Sahara Desert, Haroon Stephen and David G. Long

Moisture mapping in the Amazon Basin using near-nadir and far-range backscatter slopes, Haroon Stephen, David G. Long, and Sajjad Ahmad

Casino Taxation and Economic Development: A Budget Game or a Game for Economic Development?, Christopher Stream and William N. Thompson

Will Wisconsin Taxpayers Receive Fair Revenue Sharing from Casinos? Don’t Bet on it!, Christopher Stream, William N. Thompson, and James H. Miller

Submissions from 2004

Researching soil and vegetation gradients in northern Arizona ponderosa pine forests, Scott R. Abella


Tree thinning and prescribed burning effects on ground flora in Arizona ponderosa pine forests: A review, Scott R. Abella

Monitoring an Arizona Ponderosa Pine Restoration: Sampling Efficiency and Multivariate Analysis of Understory Vegetation, Scott R. Abella and W. Wallace Covington

Slope Correction of Plot Dimensions for Vegetation Sampling in Mountainous Terrain, Scott R. Abella, Lawrence R. Gering, and Victor B. Shelburne


Ecology of Eastern prickly pear cactus (Opuntia humifusa) in Oak Openings Preserve, northwestern Ohio, Scott R. Abella and John F. Jaeger


Fifteen years of plant community dynamics during a northwest Ohio oak savanna restoration, Scott R. Abella, John F. Jaeger, and Lawrence G. Brewer


Ecological species groups of South Carolina's Jocassee Gorges, southern Appalachian Mountains, Scott R. Abella and Victor B. shelburne

Accommodating uncertainty in comparative risk, Clinton J. Andrews, David M. Hassenzahl, and Randen B. Johnson


Education finance reform in New York: Calculating the cost of a sound basic education "in New York City", William D. Duncombe, Anna Lukemeyer, and John Yinger

Integrating technology into introductory environmental science for prospective teachers, David M. Hassenzahl and Patricia Mynster

Decentralization and Corruption: The Bumpy Road to Public Sector Integrity in Developing Countries, M. Ernita Joaquin


Community acceptance of affordable housing, C. Theodore Koebel, Robert E. Lang, and Karen A. Danielsen


Financing a constitutional education: Views from the bench, Anna Lukemeyer

Can resource disparities explain the black-white test score gap?, Anna Lukemeyer and Robert Bifulco

The Impact of school finance reform litigation on resources available for black students, Anna Lukemeyer and Robert Bifulco