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 2003

Ecosystem modeling in Jocassee Gorges will help with future management, Scott R. Abella


Quantifying ecosystem geomorphology of the southern Appalachian Mountains, Scott R. Abella


Eastern white pine establishment in the oak landscape of the Ellicott Rock Wilderness, southern Appalachian Mountains, Scott R. Abella and Victor B. Shelburne


Multifactor classification of forest landscape ecosystems of Jocassee Gorges, Southern Appalachian Mountains, South Carolina, Scott R. Abella, Victor B. Shelburne, and Neil W. MacDonald


Financing an adequate education: A case study of New York, William D. Duncombe, Anna Lukemeyer, and John Yinger


Clark County GIS vulnerability assessment project: Looking ahead, designing mitigation, and managing uncertainty, David M. Hassenzahl


Clark County pre-disaster mitigation project: Suggestions for project initiation, David M. Hassenzahl


Evaluation of the HUD Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity (ECHO) program, C Theodore Koebel, Julia Beamish, Karen A. Danielsen, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Privatization of prisons: Impact on prison conditions, Anna Lukemeyer

Book review for Tritium on Ice: The Dangerous New Alliance of Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power, Helen R. Neill

Communicating environmental health risks to the general public: An examination of an information intervention for ultraviolet radiation, Helen R. Neill and David M. Hassenzahl


A Monte Carlo analysis of hedonic models using traditional and spatial approaches, Helen R. Neill, David M. Hassenzahl, and Djeto D. Assane


Perspectives on economic analyses for high level waste disposal, Helen R. Neill and Robert H. Neill


Perspectives on radioactive waste disposal: A consideration of economic efficiency and intergenerational equity, Helen R. Neill and Robert H. Neill

Biotechnology, media and public opinion across national boundaries, Susanna Hornig Priest

The “trust gap” hypothesis: Predicting support for biotechnology across national cultures as a function of trust in actors, Susanna Hornig Priest, Heinz Bonfadelli, and Maria Rusanen

News coverage of biotechnology debates, Susanna Hornig Priest and Toby Ten Eyck

An Institutional approach to river basin management: Conflict resolution in the U.S. and South Korea, William J. Smith

The Cleanhouse approach to enhancing public participation in watershed management utilizing GIS and Internet, William J. Smith

A System dynamics model to facilitate public understanding of water management options in Las Vegas, Nevada, Krystyna Anne Stave

A Model to understand population decline of the Devil's Hole Pupfish (Cyprinodon diabolis) and support habitat management decisions, Krystyna Anne Stave and Y. Graves

Second annual report covering the period January 2002 - December 2002: Water quality monitoring and public outreach at the Nature Preserve in the Clark County Wetlands Park, Krystyna Anne Stave and James Pollard

Evaluating the effectiveness of simulation-based instruction about water resources in the middle school science classroom, Krystyna Anne Stave, L. Upham, Stephanie Fincher, and Kimberly A. Barchard

Surface statistics of the Saharan Ergs observed in the σo azimuth modulation, Haroon Stephen and David G. Long

Regulating the environment: Economic development and the states, Christopher Stream

Governmental uncertainty and leadership turnover: Influences upon contracting and sector choice for local services, Christopher Stream, James Clingermayer, and Richard Feiock

Submissions from 2002


Jocassee Gorges ecosystem classification project continues, Scott R. Abella


Spatial and temporal patterns of eastern white pine regeneration in the northwestern Ohio oak stand, Scott R. Abella and Neil W. MacDonald


Bonytail (Gila elegans) may enhance survival of Razorback Suckers (Xyrauchen texanus) in rearing ponds by preying on exotic crayfish, Nathan Lenon, Krystyna Anne Stave, Tom Burke, and James E. Deacon


Local control and school finance reform litigation: Can taxpayers choose to spend more or less?, Anna Lukemeyer

Estimating the cost of adequacy: A comparison of approaches, Anna Lukemeyer and William D. Duncombe

Hidden differences — Biotechnology in food and agriculture, Susanna Hornig Priest

Putting communications research and evaluation into practice, Susanna Hornig Priest

Using system dynamics to improve public participation in environmental decisions, Krystyna Anne Stave

A Model to support stakeholders evaluation of transportation policy options in Las Vegas, Nevada, Krystyna Anne Stave and Richard E. Little

First annual report, covering the period October 2000 - December 2001: Water quality monitoring and public outreach at the Nature Preserve in the Clark County Wetlands Park, Krystyna Anne Stave and James Pollard

Azimuth modulation of backscatter from SeaWinds and ERS scatterometers over the Saharo-Arabian Deserts, Haroon Stephen and David G. Long

Multi-spectral analysis of the Amazon Basin using SeaWinds, ERS, Seasat scatterometers, TRMM-PR and SSM/I, Haroon Stephen and David G. Long

Submissions from 2001


Effectiveness of different management strategies for controlling spotted knapweed in remnant and restored prairies, Scott R. Abella

Restoring historic plant communities in the Oak Openings Region of northwest Ohio, Scott R. Abella, John F. Jaeger, Denise H. Gehring, Robert G. Jacksy, Karen S. Menard, and Kim A. High

Anchoring legislative careers, E. Lee Bernick

After the veto: North Carolina legislators' perceptions of executive-legislative relations, E. Lee Bernick and Ethan M. Bernick


The Practice of Leadership: The Life and Times of Joshua L. Chamberlain, Patrick W. Carlton

Mandates and funding: The divorce of implementation from policy, M. Ernita Joaquin


Education finance equity: Judicial treatment of key issues and impact of that treatment on reform -- An overview, Anna Lukemeyer

Poor children in poor schools: Can reform litigation provide the resources they need?, Anna Lukemeyer

Cloning: A study in news production, Susanna Hornig Priest

Misplaced faith: Communication variables as predictors of encouragement for biotechnology development, Susanna Hornig Priest

Dynamics of wetland development and resource management in Las Vegas Wash, Nevada, Krystyna Anne Stave

Final report: A systems analysis of the Las Vegas Valley water system, Krystyna Anne Stave


Final technical report on new investigator award: Assessing environmental change in the Las Vegas Valley, NV, from 1972 to 1998, Krystyna Anne Stave


RTC3 Transportation Model version 1.0 created in support of the Regional Transportation Commission Community Coalition, Krystyna Anne Stave

Final report and environmental education training manual: Boulder City Wetland Park water quality monitoring and public outreach program, Krystyna Anne Stave and Patti Aaron

Evaluating the potential of system dynamics modeling for improving public participation in water resource management, Krystyna Anne Stave and Sarah Cloud

Preliminary development toward a web-based learning environment to broaden the audience for systems learning about water management in Las Vegas, Nevada, Krystyna Anne Stave and Richard E. Little

Context and characterization of an arid, urban, mutli-use wetland system in Las Vegas, NV, Krystyna Anne Stave, James Pollard, B. Sillitoe, and S. Muth

A System dynamics model for wetland education and public outreach in an arid urban environment, Krystyna Anne Stave and Anne Rothweiler

Environmental protection versus economic development: A false trade-off?, Christopher Stream and Richard Feiock

Political conflict, fiscal stress, and administrative turnover in American cities, Christopher Stream, Richard Feiock, James Clingermayer, Barbara Coyle McCabe, and Shamima Ahmed

Submissions from 2000

Harroun Park: Hidden gem of Sylvania, Scott R. Abella


Intense burns may reduce spotted knapweed germination, Scott R. Abella

Jocassee ecosystem diversity to be researched, Scott R. Abella

Metroparks restore habitat with controlled fire, Scott R. Abella

Nature's datebook: Seasonal highlights to search for in your metroparks, Scott R. Abella

Residents landscape with native plants, Scott R. Abella

Year-round school schedules and residential property values, Terrence Mike Clauretie and Helen R. Neill

Monitoring plan for the Nature Center at the Clark County Wetlands Park, W. Kinney, James Pollard, and Krystyna Anne Stave


Target marketing can help attract city residents, Robert E. Lang, James W. Hughes, and Karen A. Danielsen

Expensive children in poor families: Out-of-pocket expenditures for the care of disabled and chronically ill children in welfare families, Anna Lukemeyer, Marcia K. Meyers, and Timothy M. Smeeding

Transportation of transuranic nuclear waste to WIPP: A reconsideration of truck versus rail for two sites, Helen R. Neill and Robert H. Neill

U.S. public opinion divided over biotechnology?, Susanna Hornig Priest

Seeds of discontent: Expert opinion, mass media messages, and the public image of agricultural biotechnology, Susanna Hornig Priest and Allen W. Gillespie

The Relationship between politics and public drinking water in the District of Columbia, William J. Smith

Stakeholder analysis for environmental problem solving, Krystyna Anne Stave

Boulder City Wetland Park water quality monitoring program annual report, June 1999 - May 2000, Krystyna Anne Stave and Patti Aaron

The Las Vegas Wash: A changing urban commons in a changing urban context, Krystyna Anne Stave and Leslie R. Armijo

Using system dynamics models to facilitate stakeholder interaction in water resources management, Krystyna Anne Stave and Sarah Cloud

Landscape and water quality change in the Las Vegas Valley, NV, between 1972 and 1998, Krystyna Anne Stave and K. Lederle

Study of iceberg B10A using scatterometer data, Haroon Stephen and David G. Long

Vegetation study of Amazon using QSCAT in comparison with SASS, ESCAT and NSCAT, Haroon Stephen, David G. Long, and Perry J. Hardin

Diversity by the numbers: Changes in state and local government workforces 1980-1995, Christopher Stream and Barbara Coyle McCabe

Understanding urban commuters: How are non-SOV commuters different from SOV commuters?, Edward P. Weber, David Nice, and Nicholas Lovrich