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 2008


New book chapter reviewing Mojave Desert revegetation practices is forthcoming, Scott R. Abella


Plant recruitment in a northern Arizona ponderosa pine forest: Testing seed- and leaf litter- limitation hypotheses, Scott R. Abella


We're moving into UNLV's new Science and Engineering Building, Scott R. Abella


Opportunities for new collaborative projects, Scott R. Abella and Jill E. Craig

Vegetation of Grassy Remnants in the Las Vegas Valley, Southern Nevada, Scott R. Abella and Jill E. Craig


Plant community response to fire: A chronosequence study, Scott R. Abella and E. Cayenne Engel


Changes in gambel oak densities in southwestern ponderosa pine forests since Euro-American settlement, Scott R. Abella and Peter Z. Fule


Fire effects on gambel oak in southwestern ponderosa pine-oak forests, Scott R. Abella and Peter Z. Fule


Estimating soil seed bank characteristics in Ponderosa Pine Forests using vegetation and forest-floor data, Scott R. Abella and Judith D. Springer

Executive-Legislative Relations: Where You Sit Really Does Matter, E. Lee Bernick and Ethan M. Bernick

Opinion on Nanotechnology: Risk, Benefits, and Regulation, John C. Besley, Victoria L. Kramer, and Susanna Hornig Priest

Agency typology and performance: Results from OMB’s PART analysis and scorecard initiative, Thomas J. Greitens and M. Ernita Joaquin

Determinants of Program Performance: Results from OMB’s PART Analysis, Thomas J. Greitens and M. Ernita Joaquin


Chronic disease, homeland security, and sailing to where there be dragons, David M. Hassenzahl

Risk assessment, environmental/occupational, David M. Hassenzahl and A. M. Finkel

Bureaucratic politics and adaptation in implementing the President’s agenda, M. Ernita Joaquin


Contract management: A P.A. education for boundary managers., M. Ernita Joaquin

Under-compliers, over-compliers, and middle-compliers: Exploring the mechanisms of agency compliance in the implementation of President Bush's competitive sourcing policy, M. Ernita Joaquin and Thomas J. Greitens

How homeland security themes are taught in graduate public administration programs, M. Ernita Joaquin and Christine G. Springer


Housing in the nation’s micropolitan areas: A first look, Robert E. Lang and Karen A. Danielsen

Dollars without sense: The mismatch between the No Child Left Behind accountability system and title 1 funding, Anna Lukemeyer, William D. Duncombe, and John Yinger

The No Child Left Behind Act: Have federal funds been left behind?, Anna Lukemeyer, William D. Duncombe, and John Yinger

Do federally-mandated school performance measures affect housing values: Evidence from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area, Helen R. Neill and Anna Lukemeyer

Rural communities and the Nevada Test Site: What environmental issues matter to nearby residents?, Helen R. Neill and Jennifer Ward

Leadership and public service motivation in U.S. federal agencies, Sung Min Park and Hal G. Rainey

North American Audiences for News of Emerging Technologies: Canadian and U.S. Responses to Bio- and Nanotechnologies, Susanna Hornig Priest

A Geographic analysis of the impact of scale and isolation on coping with hazards on small islands, William J. Smith

Conservation rates: The best ‘new’ source of urban water during drought, William J. Smith

The Place of rural, remote and least wealthy small islands in international water development: The nexus of geography-technology-sustainability in Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia, William J. Smith

Managers making the most of crises, Christine G. Springer


Managing with foresight and insight, Christine G. Springer


Managing with foresight and insight, Christine G. Springer


Organizational credibility counts, Christine G. Springer


Strategically managing resources and revenue, Christine G. Springer


Strategic management in action, Christine G. Springer


Strategic management of crises, Christine G. Springer

Zero waste by 2030: A system dynamics simulation tool for stakeholder involvement in Los Angeles' solid waste planning, Krystyna Anne Stave

Group model building wins: The results of a comparative analysis, Krystyna Anne Stave and Michael Dwyer

Assessing the effectiveness of systems thinking interventions in the classroom, Krystyna Anne Stave and Megan Hopper

Turnover among city administrators: The role of political and economic change, Christopher Stream, Richard Feiock, James Clingermayer, and Barbara Coyle McCabe

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