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%% Baker, Paul A.   
   Author = {Marsh, EJ and Bruno, MC and Fritz, SC and Baker, P and Capriles, JM and Hastorf, CA},
   Title = {IntCal, SHCal, or a Mixed Curve? Choosing a 14C Calibration
             Curve for Archaeological and Paleoenvironmental Records from
             Tropical South America},
   Journal = {Radiocarbon},
   Volume = {60},
   Number = {03},
   Pages = {925-940},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {June},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1017/RDC.2018.16},
   Key = {fds336120}

   Author = {Spanbauer, TL and Fritz, SC and Baker, PA},
   Title = {Punctuated changes in the morphology of an endemic diatom
             from Lake Titicaca},
   Journal = {Paleobiology},
   Volume = {44},
   Number = {01},
   Pages = {89-100},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {February},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1017/pab.2017.27},
   Key = {fds336122}

   Author = {Terborgh, JW and Davenport, LC and Belcon, AU and Katul, G and Swenson,
             JJ and Fritz, SC and Baker, PA},
   Title = {Twenty-three-year timeline of ecological stable states and
             regime shifts in upper Amazon oxbow lakes},
   Journal = {Hydrobiologia},
   Volume = {807},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {99-111},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {February},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1007/s10750-017-3384-z},
   Key = {fds332368}

   Author = {Weide, DM and Fritz, SC and Hastorf, CA and Bruno, MC and Baker, PA and Guedron, S and Salenbien, W},
   Title = {A ~6000 yr diatom record of mid- to late Holocene
             fluctuations in the level of Lago Wiñaymarca, Lake Titicaca
   Journal = {Quaternary Research},
   Volume = {88},
   Number = {02},
   Pages = {179-192},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {September},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1017/qua.2017.49},
   Key = {fds336123}

   Author = {Sun, S and Schefuß, E and Mulitza, S and Chiessi, CM and Sawakuchi, AO and Zabel, M and Baker, PA and Hefter, J and Mollenhauer,
   Title = {Origin and processing of terrestrial organic carbon in the
             Amazon system: lignin phenols in river, shelf, and fan
   Journal = {Biogeosciences},
   Volume = {14},
   Number = {9},
   Pages = {2495-2512},
   Year = {2017},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.5194/bg-14-2495-2017},
   Key = {fds328723}

   Author = {Latrubesse, EM and Arima, EY and Dunne, T and Park, E and Baker, VR and d’Horta, FM and Wight, C and Wittmann, F and Zuanon, J and Baker, PA and Ribas, CC and Norgaard, RB and Filizola, N and Ansar, A and Flyvbjerg,
             B and Stevaux, JC},
   Title = {Damming the Rivers of the Amazon Basin},
   Journal = {Nature},
   Volume = {546},
   Number = {7658},
   Pages = {363-369},
   Year = {2017},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {More than a hundred hydropower dams have already been built
             in the Amazon basin and numerous proposals for further dam
             constructions are under consideration. The accumulated
             negative environmental effects of existing dams and proposed
             dams, if constructed, will trigger massive hydrophysical and
             biotic disturbances that will affect the Amazon basin's
             floodplains, estuary and sediment plume. We introduce a Dam
             Environmental Vulnerability Index to quantify the current
             and potential impacts of dams in the basin. The scale of
             foreseeable environmental degradation indicates the need for
             collective action among nations and states to avoid
             cumulative, far-reaching impacts. We suggest institutional
             innovations to assess and avoid the likely impoverishment of
             Amazon rivers.},
   Doi = {10.1038/nature22333},
   Key = {fds328722}

%% Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo   
   Author = {Bonilla-Silva, E},
   Title = {Racism without Racists Color-Blind Racism and the
             Persistence of Racial Inequality in America},
   Pages = {376 pages},
   Publisher = {Rowman & Littlefield},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {June},
   ISBN = {144227624X},
   Abstract = {The fifth edition of this provocative book makes clear that
             color blind racism is as insidious now as
   Key = {fds333224}

   Author = {Bonilla-Silva, E},
   Title = {What We Were, What We Are, and What We Should Be: The Racial
             Problem of American Sociology},
   Journal = {Social Problems},
   Volume = {64},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {179-187},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {May},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1093/socpro/spx006},
   Key = {fds328920}

%% Clements, Dennis A.   
   Author = {Saleh, E and Eichner, B and Clark, DW and Gagliano, ME and Troutman, JM and Harrington, L and McNeal, M and Clements, D},
   Title = {Open-Label Pilot Study to Compare the Safety and
             Immunogenicity of Pentavalent Rotavirus Vaccine (RV5)
             Administered on an Early Alternative Dosing Schedule with
             Those of RV5 Administered on the Recommended Standard
   Journal = {Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {March},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {This study compares the safety and immunogenicity of
             pentavalent rotavirus vaccine (RV5) administered on an
             alternative schedule (initiated at 2-5 weeks of age) with
             those of RV5 administered on the recommended standard
             schedule. Our findings support the future conduct of larger
             clinical trials to confirm the safety and efficacy of
             rotavirus vaccination in the neonatal period.},
   Doi = {10.1093/jpids/pix005},
   Key = {fds333026}

%% Clifford, Joan E   
   Author = {Clifford, J},
   Title = {Talking about service-learning: Product or process?
             Reciprocity or solidarity?},
   Volume = {21},
   Number = {4},
   Pages = {7-20},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {January},
   Abstract = {© 2017 by the University of Georgia. Through an exploration
             of values of the neoliberal university and critical
             service-learning, this article explores how associating
             service-learning with products and relationships based on
             reciprocity negatively impacts its connection to social
             justice. By emphasizing the constructs of process and
             solidarity, instead of products and reciprocity, the
             understanding of service-learning is more explicitly aligned
             with social justice outcomes.},
   Key = {fds333762}

%% Davis, N. Gregson   
   Author = {Fujimoto, JG and Izatt, JA and Tuchin, VV},
   Title = {Introduction},
   Volume = {10053},
   Series = {Modern Library},
   Pages = {xi-xii},
   Booktitle = {Horace: Odes},
   Publisher = {Modern Library, Random House},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {January},
   ISBN = {9781510605473},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1117/12.2270049},
   Key = {fds294160}

%% Dubois, Laurent   
   Author = {Dubois, L},
   Title = {Haitian sovereignty: A brief history},
   Pages = {16-28},
   Booktitle = {Who Owns Haiti?: People, Power, and Sovereignty},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {January},
   ISBN = {9780813052748},
   Key = {fds331652}

%% Gabara, Esther L.   
   Author = {Gabara, EL},
   Title = {“El laberinto de la hermandad: Me-Xicano Photography and
   Journal = {LA RAZA},
   Publisher = {Autry National Center/ Chicano Studies Research
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {January},
   Key = {fds314208}

   Author = {Gabara, EL},
   Title = {“Missing Body Art: Absent Identity in the Work of Tatiana
   Journal = {Revolution and Ritual: The Photographs of Sara Catrejón,
             Graciela Iturbide, and Tatiana Parcero.},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {January},
   Key = {fds314207}

%% Gereffi, Gary   
   Author = {Li, F and Frederick, S and Gereffi, G},
   Title = {E-Commerce and Industrial Upgrading in the Chinese Apparel
             Value Chain},
   Journal = {Journal of Contemporary Asia},
   Pages = {1-30},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {June},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1080/00472336.2018.1481220},
   Key = {fds335779}

   Author = {Christian, M and Gerreffi, G and Gereffi, G},
   Title = {Fast Food Value Chains and Childhood Obesity: A Global
   Pages = {717-730},
   Booktitle = {Pediatric Obesity: Etiology, Pathogenesis and
   Publisher = {Humana Press, , Springer International POublishing},
   Editor = {Freemark, MS},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {January},
   ISBN = {978-3-319-68191-7},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-68192-4},
   Key = {fds333511}

   Author = {Gereffi, G},
   Title = {Global Value Chains and International Development:
             Framework, Findings and Policies [published in
   Publisher = {Shanghai People's Publishing House},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {January},
   ISBN = {9787208148369},
   Abstract = {The nine chapters in this book, which are all authored or
             co-authored by Gary Gereffi, bring together many of the most
             important academic contributions to the global value chains
             (GVC) literature, which also have had considerable policy
             impact. Some of these articles reflect the early
             contributions of the scholars who were involved in the
             Rockefeller Foundation’s Global Value Chains Initiative
             (2000-2008), which was co-directed by Gary Gereffi (Duke
             University, Durham, NC, USA), John Humphrey (Institute of
             Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK), and Timothy
             Sturgeon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge,
             MA, USA). Other articles draw upon work carried out at Duke
             University’s Global Value Chains Center (Duke GVCC),
             founded by Gereffi in 2005 as a university-based research
             center to institutionalize and extend many of the insights
             established by the GVC Initiative. As a collection, these
             articles provide a solid foundation to understand the
             theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions that
             have made the GVC framework so central to contemporary
             development programs in a wide range of international
             development organizations and national governments.},
   Key = {fds331551}

   Author = {Marchi, VD and Maria, ED and Gereffi, G},
   Title = {Local Clusters in Global Value Chains Linking Actors and
             Territories Through Manufacturing and Innovation},
   Pages = {230 pages},
   Publisher = {Routledge},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {January},
   ISBN = {1351723995},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {This book is of interest to both researchers and
             policy-makers who are interested in the dynamic sources of
             competitive advantage in the global economy.},
   Doi = {10.4324/9781315182049},
   Key = {fds329108}

   Author = {De Marchi and V and Di Maria and E and Gereffi, G},
   Title = {Industrial Districts, Clusters and Global Value Chains:
             Toward in Integrated Framework},
   Pages = {1-18},
   Booktitle = {Local Clusters in Global Value Chains: Linking Actors and
             Territories through Manufacturing and Innovation},
   Publisher = {Routledge},
   Editor = {De Marchi and V and Di Maria and E and Gereffi, G},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {January},
   ISBN = {978-1-138-74286-4},
   Key = {fds328961}

   Author = {De Marchi and V and Gereffi, G and Grandinetti, R},
   Title = {Evolutionary Trajectories of Industrial Districts in Global
             Value Chains},
   Pages = {33-50},
   Booktitle = {Local Clusters in Global Value Chains: Linking Actors and
             Territories through Manufacturing and Innovation.},
   Publisher = {Routledge},
   Editor = {De Marchi and V and Di Maria and E and Gereffi, G},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {January},
   ISBN = {978-1-138-74286-4},
   Key = {fds328962}

   Author = {De Marchi and V and Di Maria and E and Gereffi, G},
   Title = {New Frontiers for Competitiveness and Innovation in Cluster
             and Value-Chain Research},
   Pages = {213-225},
   Booktitle = {Local Clusters in Global Value Chains: Linking Actors and
             Territories through Manufacturing and Innovation},
   Publisher = {Routledge},
   Editor = {De Marchi and V and Di Maria and E and Gereffi, G},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {January},
   ISBN = {9781138742864},
   Key = {fds328963}

   Author = {Gereffi, G},
   Title = {Global Value Chains, Productive Development Policies and Job
   Volume = {2017/9},
   Pages = {105-134},
   Booktitle = {The Lima Brainstorming Sessions: Productive Development
             Policies, Inclusive Growth and Job Creation},
   Publisher = {International Labour Organization (ILO), Regional Office for
             Latin America and the Caribbean},
   Editor = {Salazar-Xirinachs, JM and Cornic, J},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {December},
   ISBN = {978-92-2-131448-6},
   Abstract = {As Latin America’s role in global value chains (GVCs)
             expands, a new set of issues has emerged regarding how the
             region can maximize its potential gains from engaging in the
             global economy. Central to this challenge is how countries
             can move up the value chain by engaging local firms,
             assimilating new knowledge and improving employment
             conditions, with appropriate policies and institutions to
             facilitate economic, social and environmental upgrading. The
             various examples of GVC participation in Latin America
             reviewed in this chapter highlight multiple options that
             countries could consider in trying to improve their global
             competitiveness. Several targeted recommendations are
             provided that highlight what countries in the region can do
             to improve their positions in GVCs.},
   Key = {fds331552}

   Author = {Frederick, S and Bamber, P and Brun, L and Cho, J and Gereffi, G and Lee,
   Title = {Korea in Global Value Chains: Pathways for Industrial
   Pages = {195 pages},
   Publisher = {Duke Global Value Chains Center (GVCC) and
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {September},
   Abstract = {The Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET)
             commissioned a global value chain study to Duke University
             Global Value Chains Center (Duke GVCC). The goal of this
             study is to analyze the country’s participation in
             specific global industries to identify broader lessons for
             Korea’s future ambitions for industrial transformation. To
             do so, we examine Korea’s participation in two major
             industrial sectors: electronics and shipbuilding. Together,
             these two industries comprise 30% of exports, account for
             over half a million semi- and skilled jobs and a substantial
             share of the country’s R&D spending. They provide two
             distinct perspectives for Korea’s participation in GVCs.
             On one hand, electronics products are targeted to the
             consumer market, technologies are rapidly changing and
             profits are derived from bulk production for mass consumer
             markets, and control over marketing and branding.
             Shipbuilding, on the other hand, is very capital-intensive,
             ships have long life cycles, and production is highly
             concentrated in three countries. In both industries Korea
             has established a global leadership position in a select
             number of final product categories and key component
             products by continually investing in process and product
             upgrading coupled with strong R&D investments.},
   Key = {fds331553}

   Author = {Gereffi, G},
   Title = {El TLCAN y las cadenas globales de valor},
   Number = {11},
   Pages = {118-121},
   Publisher = {Bancomext},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {August},
   Abstract = {Con el arribo de Donald Trump a la presidencia de Estados
             Unidos, se intensificaron las especulaciones sobre el futuro
             del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN).
             En respuesta a una noticia aparecida a finales de abril de
             este ano, donde se adelantaba la posible presentación de
             una orden ejecutiva para retirar a Estados Unidos de este
             acuerdo comercial, el director del Centro de Globalización,
             Gobernanza y Competitividad de la Universidad de Duke, Gary
             Gereffi, publicó unas interesantes reflexiones sobre los
             verdaderos alcances del TLCAN que ahora comparte con los
             lectores de Comercio Exterior. (La versión original de este
             artículo apareció en el sitio web del autor. Puede
             encontrarse en:},
   Key = {fds328922}

   Author = {Daly, J and Gereffi, G},
   Title = {Tourism global value chains and Africa},
   Pages = {1-25},
   Booktitle = {Tourism Global Value Chains and Africa},
   Publisher = {United Nations University},
   Year = {2017},
   ISBN = {978-92-9256-241-0},
   Abstract = {As Africa continues to attract record numbers of
             international arrivals, there are industry undercurrents
             that influence the continent’s participation in tourism
             value chains. African tourism is characterized by high
             foreign demand, which elevates the position of global lead
             firms and increases leakages of tourism spending out of
             local economies. This paper identifies some of the variance
             that can be seen in different regions and countries across
             the continent, highlighting the policy interventions that
             can be implemented to increase efficiency and facilitate
             economic upgrading.Keywords: services, informal sector,
             economic growth, structural change, Tanzania,
   Key = {fds324445}

%% Greer, Margaret R.   
   Author = {Greer, MR},
   Title = {«Move over» Shakespeare: Lope's place in the European
             theater of his time},
   Journal = {Anuario Lope de Vega: Texto, Literatura,
   Volume = {23},
   Pages = {318-318},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {January},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.5565/rev/anuariolopedevega.196},
   Key = {fds328642}

%% James, Sherman A.   
   Author = {Čvorović, J and James, SA},
   Title = {John Henryism, Gender and Self-reported Health Among
             Roma/Gypsies in Serbia.},
   Journal = {Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry},
   Volume = {42},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {295-314},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {June},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {We describe how self-reported health (SRH) varies with
             gender and John Henryism (a strong behavioral predisposition
             to engage in high-effort coping to overcome adversity) in a
             low income sample of Serbian Roma. Data were collected in
             2016 in several Roma settlements around Belgrade, Serbia.
             The sample consisted of 90 men and 112 women. In addition to
             John Henryism (JH), measured by a Serbian version of the
             John Henryism Scale, demographic data and data on SRH and
             family relationships dynamics were collected. SRH was
             positively correlated with age and JH, and negatively
             correlated with a history of chronic disease. Roma males and
             females differed significantly on JH and a number of other
             variables. For Roma women, multiple regression analyses
             revealed that a history of chronic disease, unemployment,
             age and daily stress level were negatively associated with
             SRH, while JH, SES and harmonious relationships with one's
             family/children were positively associated with SRH. For
             Roma men, there was no association between JH and SRH, but
             older age, being on welfare, a diagnosis of hypertension and
             extended family disputes were associated with poorer SRH.
             Hence, despite economic disadvantage and social exclusion
             from mainstream society, some Roma report good health and
             the ability to cope actively with economic disadvantage and
             social exclusion. This study adds to the literature on the
             cross-cultural relevance of JH theory for understanding
             health variations within socially and economically
             marginalized populations.},
   Doi = {10.1007/s11013-017-9561-8},
   Key = {fds329777}

   Author = {Barber, S and Diez Roux and AV and Cardoso, L and Santos, S and Toste, V and James, S and Barreto, S and Schmidt, M and Giatti, L and Chor,
   Title = {At the intersection of place, race, and health in Brazil:
             Residential segregation and cardio-metabolic risk factors in
             the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health
   Journal = {Social Science & Medicine},
   Volume = {199},
   Pages = {67-76},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {February},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {Residential segregation is the spatial manifestation of
             entrenched socioeconomic and racial inequities and is
             considered a fundamental cause of racial inequalities in
             health. Despite the well-documented racialized spatial
             inequalities that exist in urban areas throughout Brazil,
             few empirical investigations have examined the link between
             residential segregation and health and considered its
             implications for racial health inequalities in this setting.
             In the present study, we used data from the Brazilian
             Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (2008-2010) to examine
             the association between economic residential segregation and
             two major cardio-metabolic risk factors-hypertension and
             diabetes. We also examined whether associations were
             stronger for historically marginalized racial groups in
             Brazil. Residential segregation was calculated for
             study-defined neighborhoods using the Getis-Ord Local Gi*
             statistic and was based on household income data from the
             2010 IBGE demographic census. Multivariable logistic
             regression models were used to examine associations. In our
             sample, Blacks and Browns were more likely to live in
             economically segregated neighborhoods. After taking into
             account income, education, and other demographic
             characteristics we found that individuals living in the most
             economically segregated neighborhoods were 26% more likely
             to have hypertension and 50% more likely to have diabetes
             than individuals living in more affluent areas. Although
             Blacks and Browns living in highly segregated neighborhoods
             had higher prevalence of hypertension and diabetes compared
             to Whites, we observed no statistically significant racial
             differences in the associations with residential
             segregation. Our findings suggest that residential
             segregation may be an important structural determinant of
             cardio-metabolic risk factors in Brazil. Moreover, the
             systematic and disproportionate exposure of Blacks and
             Browns to highly segregated neighborhoods may implicate
             these settings as potential drivers of racial inequalities
             in cardio-metabolic risk factors in urban settings in
   Doi = {10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.05.047},
   Key = {fds331300}

   Author = {Kramer, MR and Black, NC and Matthews, SA and James,
   Title = {The legacy of slavery and contemporary declines in heart
             disease mortality in the U.S. South},
   Journal = {SSM - Population Health},
   Volume = {3},
   Pages = {609-617},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {December},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1016/j.ssmph.2017.07.004},
   Key = {fds328574}

   Author = {Kramer, MR and Black, NC and Matthews, SA and James,
   Title = {The Legacy of Slavery and Contemporary Declines in Heart
             Disease Mortality in the US South},
   Journal = {Social Science and Medicine - Population
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {November},
   Key = {fds331298}

   Author = {Jackson, FM and James, SA and Owens, TC and Bryan,
   Title = {Erratum to: Anticipated Negative Police-Youth Encounters and
             Depressive Symptoms among Pregnant African American Women: A
             Brief Report},
   Journal = {Journal of Urban Health : Bulletin of the New York Academy
             of Medicine},
   Volume = {94},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {457-457},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {June},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1007/s11524-017-0153-2},
   Key = {fds331923}

   Author = {James, SA},
   Title = {Invited Commentary: Cassel's "The Contribution of the Social
             Environment to Host Resistance"-A Modern
   Journal = {American Journal of Epidemiology},
   Volume = {185},
   Number = {11},
   Pages = {1032-1034},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {June},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {John Cassel's 1976 paper "The Contribution of the Social
             Environment to Host Resistance" (Am J Epidemiol.
             1976;104(2):107-123) is widely regarded as a classic in
             epidemiology. He makes the compelling argument that the
             quality of a person's social relationships, that is, the
             degree to which her relationships are more stressful than
             supportive (or vice versa) influences her susceptibility to
             disease independent of genetic endowment, diet, physical
             activity, etc. Cassel's provocative thesis was anchored in a
             cogent synthesis of findings from animal experiments and
             observational studies on diverse human populations.
             Beginning in the late 1970s, the paper stimulated an
             explosion of epidemiologic research on social support and
             human health. Beyond advancing epidemiologic theory, Cassel
             showed how findings from various epidemiologic study designs
             could be marshalled to build a persuasive causal argument
             that impaired social bonds increase the risk of premature
             disease and death. The paper also foreshadowed core ideas of
             later theoretical constructs, such as weathering and
             allostatic load, regarding the power of chronic
             environmental stressors to accelerate biological aging
             across multiple organ systems. Cassel's assessment of the
             research and practice implications of his conclusions has
             remarkable contemporary resonance for the field of
   Doi = {10.1093/aje/kwx070},
   Key = {fds327541}

   Author = {Barber, S and Diez-Roux, AV and Cardoso, L and Santos, S and Toste, V and James, SA and Barreto, S and Schmidt, M and Giatti, L and Chor,
   Title = {At the Intersection of Place, Race, and Health in Brazil:
             Residential Segregation and Cardio-metabolic Risk Factors in
             the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-
   Journal = {Social Science and Medicine- Population Health},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {May},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.05.047},
   Key = {fds331299}

   Author = {Barber, S and Diez-Roux, AV and Cardoso, L and Santos, S and Toste, V and James, SA and Barreto, S and Schmidt, M and Giatti, L and Chor,
   Title = {At the Intersection of Place, Race, and Health in Brazil:
             Residential Segregation and Cardio-metabolic Risk Factors in
             the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Health
   Journal = {Social Science and Medicine Population Health},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {May},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.05.047},
   Key = {fds335177}

   Author = {James, SA},
   Title = {The strangest of all encounters: racial and ethnic
             discrimination in US health care.},
   Journal = {Cadernos De Saude Publica},
   Volume = {33Suppl 1},
   Number = {Suppl 1},
   Pages = {e00104416},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {May},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {In 2003, a Committee of the Institute of Medicine of the
             National Academy of Sciences summarized hundreds of studies
             documenting that US racial minorities, especially African
             Americans, receive poorer quality health care for a wide
             variety of conditions than their White counterparts. These
             racial differences in health care persist after controlling
             for sociodemographic factors and patients' ability to pay
             for care. The Committee concluded that physicians'
             unconscious negative stereotypes of African Americans, and
             perhaps other people of color, likely contribute to these
             health care disparities. This paper selectively reviews
             studies published after 2003 on the likely contribution of
             physicians' unconscious bias to US health care disparities.
             All studies used the Implicit Association Test which
             quantifies the relative speed with which individuals
             associate positive attributes like "intelligent" with Whites
             compared to Blacks or Latino/as. In addition to assessing
             physicians' unconscious attitudes toward patients, some
             studies focused on the behavioral and affective dimensions
             of doctor-patient communication, such as physicians' "verbal
             dominance" and whether patients felt respected. Studies
             reviewed found a "pro-white" unconscious bias in physicians'
             attitudes toward and interactions with patients, though some
             evidence suggests that Black and female physicians may be
             less prone to such bias. Limited social contact between
             White physicians and racial/ethnic minorities outside of
             medical settings, plus severe time pressures physicians
             often face during encounters with patients who have complex
             health problems could heighten their susceptibility to
             unconscious bias.},
   Doi = {10.1590/0102-311x00104416},
   Key = {fds327544}

   Author = {Jackson, FM and James, SA and Owens, TC and Bryan,
   Title = {Anticipated Negative Police-Youth Encounters and Depressive
             Symptoms among Pregnant African American Women: A Brief
   Journal = {Journal of Urban Health : Bulletin of the New York Academy
             of Medicine},
   Volume = {94},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {259-265},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {April},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {The widely publicized violent encounters between police and
             African American youth have unknown consequences for the
             emotional and mental health of pregnant African American
             women. Since studies document the hypervigilance black
             mothers exert to protect children from violence and racism
             and findings also reveal the association between racial and
             gendered stress (which includes parenting stressors) and
             depressive symptoms during pregnancy, an examination of the
             effects of stress from anticipated negative experiences
             between black youth and police on maternal mental health is
             warranted. Between July and August 2014, 100 mostly low
             income pregnant African American women who lived in
             metropolitan Atlanta and were in their first and second
             trimesters completed the Edinburgh postnatal depression
             scale, selected items from the Jackson, Hogue, Phillips
             contextualized stress measure, and a demographic form.
             Bivariate and logistic regression analyses were conducted in
             response to questions that asked: (1) is the anticipation of
             negative encounters between black youth and police
             associated with antenatal depressive symptoms and (2) how
             does the presence of prior children, male or female,
             contribute to the association? For question 1, the results
             showed that anticipated negative African American
             youth-police experiences were significantly associated with
             antenatal depressive symptoms χ 2 (2, N = 87) = 12.62,
             p = .002. For question 2, the presence of a
             preschool-aged male child in the home was significantly
             associated with antenatal depression (p = .009, odds
             ratio = 13.23). The observed associations between
             antenatal depressive symptoms and anticipated negative
             police-youth encounters have implications for clinical- and
             community-based interventions responding to the unique
             psychosocial risks for pregnant African American
   Doi = {10.1007/s11524-017-0136-3},
   Key = {fds331301}

   Author = {Logan, JG and Barksdale, DJ and James, SA and Chien,
   Title = {John Henryism Active Coping, Acculturation, and
             Psychological Health in Korean Immigrants.},
   Journal = {Journal of Transcultural Nursing : Official Journal of the
             Transcultural Nursing Society},
   Volume = {28},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {168-178},
   Publisher = {SAGE Publications (UK and US)},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {March},
   ISSN = {1552-7832},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {This study aimed to explore the levels of John Henryism (JH)
             active coping and its association with acculturation status
             and psychological health (specifically perceived stress,
             acculturative stress, anxiety, and depression) in Korean
             immigrants to the United States. In 102 Korean immigrants,
             JH active coping was measured by the JH Scale; acculturation
             by the Bidimensional Acculturation Scale; perceived stress
             by the Perceived Stress Scale; acculturative stress by the
             Social, Attitudinal, Familial, and Environmental Scale;
             anxiety by the State Anxiety Subscale of the Spielberger
             State-Trait Anxiety Inventory; and depression by the Center
             for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale. The levels of
             JH active coping in this sample of Korean immigrants appear
             to be lower than the levels reported in other racial groups.
             Independent of demographic factors, JH active coping was a
             significant predictor of higher acculturation status and
             better psychological health as indicated by lower levels of
             perceived stress, acculturative stress, anxiety, and
             depressive symptoms.},
   Doi = {10.1177/1043659615615402},
   Key = {fds303104}

   Author = {Barrington, DS and James, SA},
   Title = {Receipt of public assistance during childhood and
             hypertension risk in adulthood.},
   Journal = {Annals of Epidemiology},
   Volume = {27},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {108-114.e2},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {February},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {We examined if receipt of public assistance during childhood
             lowered risk for hypertension by mid-life in a cohort of
             African Americans in the Southeastern United States.We used
             multiple logistic regression models to assess the
             relationship between receipt of public assistance during
             childhood and adult hypertension among 405 male and 737
             female adult participants enrolled between 1988 and 2001 in
             the Pitt County Study, a community-based prospective cohort
             study of African Americans in North Carolina. Statistical
             analyses were adjusted for child and adult sociodemographic
             measures as well as adult psychosocial and lifestyle
             factors.Women who grew up in economically disadvantaged
             families and who received public assistance during childhood
             had a 66% decreased odds of hypertension by mid-life
             compared with women similarly disadvantaged in childhood but
             who did not receive public assistance, odds ratio = 0.34;
             95% confidence interval: 0.14-0.83. No association was
             observed for African American men.Receipt of anti-poverty
             federal assistance during childhood was associated with
             reduced risk for hypertension by mid-life among African
             American women. It is possible that social expenditures on
             public assistance programs for families in need could
             produce long-term health benefits for children.},
   Doi = {10.1016/j.annepidem.2016.11.012},
   Key = {fds327542}

   Author = {Mujahid, MS and James, SA and Kaplan, GA and Salonen,
   Title = {Socioeconomic position, John Henryism, and incidence of
             acute myocardial infarction in Finnish men.},
   Journal = {Social Science & Medicine},
   Volume = {173},
   Pages = {54-62},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {January},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {Previous cross-sectional studies examining whether John
             Henryism (JH), or high-effort coping with socioeconomic
             adversity, potentiates the inverse association between
             socioeconomic position (SEP) and cardiovascular health have
             focused mainly on hypertension in African Americans. We
             conducted the first longitudinal test of this hypothesis on
             incident acute myocardial infarction (AMI) using data from
             the Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study in
             Finland (N = 1405 men, 42-60 years). We hypothesized that
             the expected inverse gradient between SEP and AMI risk would
             be stronger for men scoring high on JH than for those
             scoring low. John Henryism was measured by a Finnish version
             of the JH Scale for Active Coping. Four different measures
             of SEP were used: childhood SEP, education, income, and
             occupation. AMI hazard ratios (HR) by SEP and JH were
             estimated using COX proportional hazard models, before and
             after adjustment for study covariates. 205 cases of AMI
             occurred over a median of 14.9 years. Men employed in lower
             rank (farmer, blue-collar) occupations who scored high on JH
             had significantly higher age-adjusted risks of AMI than men
             in higher rank (white-collar) occupations (HR = 3.14, 95%
             CI: 1.65-5.98 for blue collar; HR = 2.33, 95% CI:
             1.04-5.22 for farmers) who also scored high on JH. No
             socioeconomic differences in AMI were observed for men who
             scored low on JH (HR = 1.36, 95% CI: 0.74-2.47 for blue
             collar; HR = 0.93, 95% CI: 0.59-1.48 for farmers;
             p = 0.002 for the SEP × JH interaction). These findings
             persisted after adjustment for sociodemographic, behavioral,
             and biological factors. Results for other SEP measures were
             in the same direction, but did not reach statistical
             significance. Repetitive high-effort coping with adversity
             (John Henryism) was independently associated with increased
             risk for AMI in Finnish men, underscoring the potential
             relevance of the John Henryism hypothesis to CVD outcomes
             other than hypertension and to populations other than
             African Americans.},
   Doi = {10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.11.034},
   Key = {fds327543}

%% Mignolo, Walter   
   Author = {Mignolo, WD},
   Title = {Coloniality Is Far from Over, and So Must Be
   Journal = {Afterall: A Journal of Art, Context and Enquiry},
   Volume = {43},
   Pages = {38-45},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {March},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1086/692552},
   Key = {fds326519}

   Author = {Mignolo, WD},
   Title = {Racism and coloniality: The invention of “HUMAN(ITY)" and
             the three pillars of the colonial matrix of power (racism,
             sexism, and nature)},
   Pages = {461-474},
   Booktitle = {The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {January},
   ISBN = {9781134655717},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {© 2018 Taylor & Francis. The issue at stake is social
             classification, which includes social class. Racism is not
             exactly what catches the eye. On the surface, racism is a
             question of content and identification based on biological
             markers (blood, skin color, hair, and nose shape, as well as
             language, religion, nationalities). Beneath the surface are
             the principles of classification and ranking that sustain
             and characterize racism. Racism is one fundamental aspect of
             the logic of coloniality: someone who has the privilege to
             classify and someone who has to endure classification.},
   Doi = {10.4324/9781315884424},
   Key = {fds335526}

   Author = {Mignolo, WD},
   Title = {The advent of black thinkers and the limits of continental
   Pages = {287-301},
   Booktitle = {The Palgrave Handbook of African Philosophy},
   Publisher = {Palgrave},
   Editor = {Afolayan, A and Falola, T},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {January},
   ISBN = {9781137592910},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {© The Editor(s) and The Author(s) 2017. In this chapter,
             Mignolo interrogates Eurocentrism as an epistemic and not a
             geographic issue. The chapter contends that local knowledge
             generated in Europe from the Renaissance onward piggybacked
             on economic, political, and military expansion to become
             global. Renaissance epistemology, basic theological, was
             keen to push the concept of “universal” inherited from
             the European Middle Age. Hence, the concept of universal,
             curiously enough, became global and the global was confused
             with universal. Theological philosophy and, since the
             Enlightenment, secular philosophy were the army and the
             soldiers of the European epistemic and ontological march on
             the rest of the world. Without going into the responses that
             Europe is getting nowadays with migrants, refugees, and
             angry people called terrorists, Mignolo examines in this
             chapter the epistemic responses from and by people whose
             histories of knowing, being, living, and doing were not that
             of the local history of European forms of knowing, being,
             living, and doing. Such responses are always trapped in the
             categories that Eurocentrism imposed through Western
             languages and its fountains, Greek and Latin. Mignolo argues
             that there is no fundamental justification to trap thinking
             in the cage of Western philosophy. This is because human
             beings think, and have done so for millions if not billions
             of years, and Greek philosophers only conceived their own
             thinking as philosophy. The chapter then explores means by
             which philosophy can be decolonized in order to liberate
   Doi = {10.1057/978-1-137-59291-0_19},
   Key = {fds312666}

   Author = {Mignolo, W},
   Title = {Decolonial Politic (forthcoming)},
   Publisher = {Duke University Press},
   Editor = {Carballo, F},
   Year = {2017},
   Abstract = {A collection of articles from 1995 to 2015.},
   Key = {fds312671}

%% Milian, Claudia   
   Author = {Milian, C},
   Title = {The mesoamerican corridor, central American transits, and
             Latina/o becomings},
   Pages = {674-690},
   Booktitle = {The Cambridge History of Latina/o American
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {January},
   ISBN = {9781316869468},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {© Cambridge University Press 2018. In a podcast interview
             with the online project Radio Ambulante, spearheaded by
             Daniel Alarcón, the novelist spoke with Salvadoran
             journalist Óscar Martínez about his acclaimed book, The
             Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant
             Trail. Martínez characterized Central Americans’ perilous
             movements through Mexico - as they travel up toward the
             United States on freight trains - as a crossing “through
             the most unknown Mexico, the Mexico of public lands, of
             small towns, but never the Mexico of resources. The Mexico
             of traintracks, not of highways” (Alarcón, 2014).
             Alarcón queried Martínez about The Beast’s title in
             Spanish - Los migrantes que no importan (2010) - and how the
             original heading, “The Migrants that Don’t Matter,”
             “has much more anger … a rage and a denunciation”
             (Alarcón, 2014). The Beast, Alarcón gauged, is “more
             poetic” (ibid). Something is amiss in Alarcón’s
             interpretation. Anger and poetic sensibility aside, Los
             migrantes que no importan cannot be equivalently translated
             into English as “The Migrants that Don’t Matter.” The
             train, in this geography, has shifted in meaning. Whereas
             the freight train was once made and used for the carrying of
             commodities that were packaged for delivery to other places,
             it is now Central American people who have become
             commodities themselves. This industrial and efficient mode
             of transporting goods is the only viable option for the
             movement of many Central Americans from the “Northern
             Triangle” of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. The
             urgency of the matter at hand - why as Martínez told
             National Public Radio (NPR), “Central America is
             bleeding” and “what it is that so many [Central
             Americans] are fleeing from” - would be lost in the United
             States, collapsed with mainstream perceptions on the
             threatening, brown tide of undocumented Latino and Latina
             migration (NPR, October 24, 2013). As Mae Ngai has shown,
             the production of the illegal alien depends on “a new
             legal and political subject, whose inclusion within the
             nation [is] simultaneously a social reality and a legal
             impossibility” (4). Needless to add, I do not minimize the
             magnitude of what is happening with regard to U.S.
             undocumented Latino migrations, the separation of families,
             social and national hierarchies, human rights violations,
             and, in Saskia Sassen’s general overview, “the
             unsettlements of daily life” (2009, 228).},
   Doi = {10.1017/9781316869468.035},
   Key = {fds335769}

   Author = {Milian, C},
   Title = {Extremely Latin, XOXO: Notes on LatinX},
   Journal = {Cultural Dynamics},
   Volume = {29},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {121-140},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {August},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1177/0921374017727850},
   Key = {fds329985}

%% Olcott, Jocelyn   
   Author = {Olcott, J},
   Title = {Public in a Domestic Sense: Sex Work, Nation-Building, and
             Class Identification in Modern Europe},
   Journal = {American Historical Review},
   Volume = {123},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {124-131},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {February},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {© The Author(s) 2018. In their contributions to this AHR
             Forum, Joanne M. Ferraro, Emma Griffin, and Rebecca Jinks
             explore intimate and affective aspects of women's lives in
             three European settings over two centuries, taking on the
             formidable task of investigating the thoughts and emotions
             of subjects who themselves are no longer alive and left no
             archival traces of their own. The articles range in
             geographic area-from Britain to Venice to Armenia- and in
             topical focus-from labor and commerce to emotions and
             families to nation-building and humanitarianism. They also
             range methodologically, drawing on autobiographies,
             semi-judicial cases, and relief workers' reports.
             Ultimately, though, the authors are left attempting to
             discern the voices of refugees, sex workers, and
             working-class mothers through the mediations of reformers,
             notaries, and the women's own children.1All three of these
             essays continue a return to materiality, not in the sense of
             the neo-materialist critique of anthropocentrism, but rather
             in the sense of highlighting actions, experiences, and
             structures more than discursive, cultural, or symbolic
             aspects of human experience. None of the authors ignores
             these latter elements, but they all understand such factors
             as inextricable from more quotidian considerations such as
             violence, budgets, commercial relations, and labor
   Doi = {10.1093/ahr/123.1.124},
   Key = {fds335514}

   Author = {Olcott, J},
   Title = {‘A Plague of Salaried Marxists’: Sexuality and
             Subsistence in the Revolutionary Imaginary of Concha
   Journal = {Journal of Contemporary History},
   Volume = {52},
   Number = {4},
   Pages = {980-998},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {October},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1177/0022009417723977},
   Key = {fds329583}

   Author = {Olcott, JH},
   Title = {International Women's Year: The Greatest
             Consciousness-Raising Event in History},
   Pages = {352 pages},
   Publisher = {Oxford University Press},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {July},
   ISBN = {0195327683},
   Abstract = {Amid the geopolitical and social turmoil of the 1970s, the
             United Nations declared 1975 as International Women's Year.
             The capstone event, a two-week conference in Mexico City,
             was dubbed by organizers and journalists as "the greatest
             consciousness-raising event in history." The event drew an
             all-star cast of characters, including Soviet cosmonaut
             Valentina Tereshkova, Iranian Princess Ashraf Pahlavi, and
             US feminist Betty Friedan, as well as a motley array of
             policymakers, activists, and journalists. International
             Women's Year, the first book to examine this critical moment
             in feminist history, starts by exploring how organizers
             juggled geopolitical rivalries and material constraints amid
             global political and economic instability. The story then
             dives into the action in Mexico City, including conflicts
             over issues ranging from abortion to Zionism. The United
             Nations provided indispensable infrastructure and support
             for this encounter, even as it came under fire for its own
             discriminatory practices. While participants expressed
             dismay at levels of discord and conflict, Jocelyn Olcott
             explores how these combative, unanticipated encounters
             generated the most enduring legacies, including women's
             networks across the global south, greater attention to the
             intersectionalities of marginalization, and the arrival of
             women's micro-credit on the development scene. This
             watershed moment in transnational feminism, colorfully
             narrated in International Women's Year, launched a new
             generation of activist networks that spanned continents,
             ideologies, and generations.},
   Key = {fds323461}

   Author = {Olcott, J},
   Title = {Megan Threlkeld, Pan American Women: U.S. Internationalists
             and Revolutionary Mexico, reviewed for Diplomatic
   Journal = {Diplomatic History},
   Volume = {41},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {659-662},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {March},
   Key = {fds329584}

%% Pimm, Stuart L.   
   Author = {Carter, NH and Bouley, P and Moore, S and Poulos, M and Bouyer, J and Pimm,
   Title = {Climate change, disease range shifts, and the future of the
             Africa lion.},
   Journal = {Conservation Biology : the Journal of the Society for
             Conservation Biology},
   Volume = {32},
   Number = {5},
   Pages = {1207-1210},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {October},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1111/cobi.13102},
   Key = {fds336962}

   Author = {Gagné, TO and Hyrenbach, KD and Hagemann, ME and Bass, OL and Pimm, SL and MacDonald, M and Peck, B and Van Houtan and KS},
   Title = {Seabird trophic position across three ocean regions tracks
             ecosystem differences},
   Journal = {Frontiers in Marine Science},
   Volume = {5},
   Number = {SEP},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {September},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {© 2018 Gagné, Hyrenbach, Hagemann, Bass, Pimm, MacDonald,
             Peck and Van Houtan. We analyze recently collected feather
             tissues from two species of seabirds, the sooty tern
             (Onychoprion fuscatus) and brown noddy (Anous stolidus), in
             three ocean regions (North Atlantic, North Pacific, and
             South Pacific) with different human impacts. The species are
             similar morphologically and in the trophic levels from which
             they feed within each location. In contrast, we detect
             reliable differences in trophic position amongst the
             regions. Trophic position appears to decline as the
             intensity of commercial fishing increases, and is at its
             lowest in the Caribbean. The spatial gradient in trophic
             position we document in these regions exceeds those detected
             over specimens from the last 130 years in the Hawaiian
             Islands. Modeling suggests that climate velocity and human
             impacts on fish populations strongly align with these
   Doi = {10.3389/fmars.2018.00317},
   Key = {fds338072}

   Author = {Pimm, SL and Jenkins, CN and Li, BV},
   Title = {How to protect half of Earth to ensure it protects
             sufficient biodiversity.},
   Journal = {Science Advances},
   Volume = {4},
   Number = {8},
   Pages = {eaat2616},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {August},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {It is theoretically possible to protect large fractions of
             species in relatively small regions. For plants, 85% of
             species occur entirely within just over a third of the
             Earth's land surface, carefully optimized to maximize the
             species captured. Well-known vertebrate taxa show similar
             patterns. Protecting half of Earth might not be necessary,
             but would it be sufficient given the current trends of
             protection? The predilection of national governments is to
             protect areas that are "wild," that is, typically remote,
             cold, or arid. Unfortunately, those areas often hold
             relatively few species. Wild places likely afford the easier
             opportunities for the future expansion of protected areas,
             with the expansion into human-dominated landscapes the
             greater challenge. We identify regions that are not
             currently protected, but that are wild, and consider which
             of them hold substantial numbers of especially small-ranged
             vertebrate species. We assess how successful the strategy of
             protecting the wilder half of Earth might be in conserving
             biodiversity. It is far from sufficient. (Protecting large
             wild places for reasons other than biodiversity protection,
             such as carbon sequestration and other ecosystem services,
             might still have importance.) Unexpectedly, we also show
             that, despite the bias in establishing large protected areas
             in wild places to date, numerous small protected areas are
             in biodiverse places. They at least partially protect
             significant fractions of especially small-ranged species.
             So, while a preoccupation with protecting large areas for
             the sake of getting half of Earth might achieve little for
             biodiversity, there is more progress in protecting
             high-biodiversity areas than currently appreciated.
             Continuing to prioritize the right parts of Earth, not just
             the total area protected, is what matters for
   Doi = {10.1126/sciadv.aat2616},
   Key = {fds337744}

   Author = {Montoya, JM and Donohue, I and Pimm, SL},
   Title = {Why a Planetary Boundary, If It Is Not Planetary, and the
             Boundary Is Undefined? A Reply to Rockström et
   Journal = {Trends in Ecology and Evolution},
   Volume = {33},
   Number = {4},
   Pages = {234},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {April},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1016/j.tree.2018.01.008},
   Key = {fds333252}

   Author = {Montoya, JM and Donohue, I and Pimm, SL},
   Title = {Planetary Boundaries for Biodiversity: Implausible Science,
             Pernicious Policies.},
   Journal = {Trends in Ecology and Evolution},
   Volume = {33},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {71-73},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {February},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {The notion of a 'safe operating space for biodiversity' is
             vague and encourages harmful policies. Attempts to fix it
             strip it of all meaningful content. Ecology is rapidly
             gaining insights into the connections between biodiversity
             and ecosystem stability. We have no option but to understand
             ecological complexity and act accordingly.},
   Doi = {10.1016/j.tree.2017.10.004},
   Key = {fds329828}

   Author = {Raven, PH and Pimm, SL},
   Title = {Reply to Nic Lughadha et al.},
   Journal = {Trends in Ecology and Evolution},
   Volume = {32},
   Number = {12},
   Pages = {889},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {December},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1016/j.tree.2017.09.002},
   Key = {fds329383}

   Author = {Li, BV and Pimm, SL and Li, S and Zhao, L and Luo, C},
   Title = {Free-ranging livestock threaten the long-term survival of
             giant pandas},
   Journal = {Biological Conservation},
   Volume = {216},
   Pages = {18-25},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {December},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1016/j.biocon.2017.09.019},
   Key = {fds329827}

   Author = {Xu, W and Viña, A and Kong, L and Pimm, SL and Zhang, J and Yang, W and Xiao,
             Y and Zhang, L and Chen, X and Liu, J and Ouyang, Z},
   Title = {Reassessing the conservation status of the giant panda using
             remote sensing.},
   Journal = {Nature Ecology and Evolution},
   Volume = {1},
   Number = {11},
   Pages = {1635-1638},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {November},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {The conservation status of the iconic giant panda is a
             barometer of global conservation efforts. The IUCN Red List
             has downgraded the panda's extinction risk from "endangered"
             to "vulnerable". Newly obtained, detailed GIS and remotely
             sensed data applied consistently over the last four decades
             show that panda habitat covered less area and was more
             fragmented in 2013 than in 1988 when the species was listed
             as endangered.},
   Doi = {10.1038/s41559-017-0317-1},
   Key = {fds329407}

   Author = {Newmark, WD and Jenkins, CN and Pimm, SL and McNeally, PB and Halley,
   Title = {Targeted habitat restoration can reduce extinction rates in
             fragmented forests.},
   Journal = {Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the
             United States of America},
   Volume = {114},
   Number = {36},
   Pages = {9635-9640},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {September},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {The Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania and the Atlantic
             Forest of Brazil are two of the most fragmented biodiversity
             hotspots. Species-area relationships predict that their
             habitat fragments will experience a substantial loss of
             species. Most of these extinctions will occur over an
             extended time, and therefore, reconnecting fragments could
             prevent species losses and allow locally extinct species to
             recolonize former habitats. An empirical relaxation
             half-life vs. area relationship for tropical bird
             communities estimates the time that it takes to lose
             one-half of all species that will be eventually lost. We use
             it to estimate the increase in species persistence by
             regenerating a forest connection 1 km in width among the
             largest and closest fragments at 11 locations. In the
             Eastern Arc Mountains, regenerating 8,134 ha of forest would
             create >316,000 ha in total of restored contiguous forest.
             More importantly, it would increase the persistence time for
             species by a factor of 6.8 per location or ∼2,272 years,
             on average, relative to individual fragments. In the
             Atlantic Forest, regenerating 6,452 ha of forest would
             create >251,000 ha in total of restored contiguous forest
             and enhance species persistence by a factor of 13.0 per
             location or ∼5,102 years, on average, relative to
             individual fragments. Rapidly regenerating forest among
             fragments is important, because mean time to the first
             determined extinction across all fragments is 7 years. We
             estimate the cost of forest regeneration at $21-$49 million
             dollars. It could provide one of the highest returns on
             investment for biodiversity conservation
   Doi = {10.1073/pnas.1705834114},
   Key = {fds329150}

   Author = {Pimm, SL and Harris, G and Jenkins, CN and Ocampo-Peñuela, N and Li,
   Title = {Unfulfilled promise of data-driven approaches: response to
             Peterson et al.},
   Journal = {Conservation Biology : the Journal of the Society for
             Conservation Biology},
   Volume = {31},
   Number = {4},
   Pages = {944-947},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {August},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1111/cobi.12928},
   Key = {fds326865}

   Author = {Pimm, SL and Raven, PH},
   Title = {The Fate of the World's Plants.},
   Journal = {Trends in Ecology and Evolution},
   Volume = {32},
   Number = {5},
   Pages = {317-320},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {May},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {A recent report assessing the world's plant species finds
             continuing progress in completing the taxonomic catalog.
             However, many undescribed species remain. The report
             concludes that, presently, 21% of known species risk
             extinction. We show this statement applies to the short-term
             and ignores the as-yet undescribed species, which are also
             likely at risk of extinction. Human actions will extirpate
             many more by the end of this century.},
   Doi = {10.1016/j.tree.2017.02.014},
   Key = {fds325357}

   Author = {Pimm, S},
   Title = {Environment: Hero of local conservation},
   Journal = {Nature},
   Volume = {544},
   Number = {7649},
   Pages = {158-159},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {April},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1038/544158a},
   Key = {fds327248}

   Author = {Pimm, S},
   Title = {Biological extinction at the Vatican},
   Journal = {Nature Ecology and Evolution},
   Volume = {1},
   Number = {5},
   Pages = {0136-0136},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {April},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1038/s41559-017-0136},
   Key = {fds329151}

   Author = {Weise, FJ and Vijay, V and Jacobson, AP and Schoonover, RF and Groom,
             RJ and Horgan, J and Keeping, D and Klein, R and Marnewick, K and Maude, G and Melzheimer, J and Mills, G and van der Merwe, V and van der Meer, E and van Vuuren, RJ and Wachter, B and Pimm, SL},
   Title = {The distribution and numbers of cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
             in southern Africa.},
   Journal = {Peerj},
   Volume = {5},
   Pages = {e4096},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {January},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {Assessing the numbers and distribution of threatened species
             is a central challenge in conservation, often made difficult
             because the species of concern are rare and elusive. For
             some predators, this may be compounded by their being
             sparsely distributed over large areas. Such is the case with
             the cheetah Acinonyx jubatus. The IUCN Red List process
             solicits comments, is democratic, transparent, widely-used,
             and has recently assessed the species. Here, we present
             additional methods to that process and provide quantitative
             approaches that may afford greater detail and a benchmark
             against which to compare future assessments. The cheetah
             poses challenges, but also affords unique opportunities. It
             is photogenic, allowing the compilation of thousands of
             crowd-sourced data. It is also persecuted for killing
             livestock, enabling estimation of local population densities
             from the numbers persecuted. Documented instances of
             persecution in areas with known human and livestock density
             mean that these data can provide an estimate of where the
             species may or may not occur in areas without observational
             data. Compilations of extensive telemetry data coupled with
             nearly 20,000 additional observations from 39 sources show
             that free-ranging cheetahs were present across approximately
             789,700 km2 of Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe
             (56%, 22%, 12% and 10% respectively) from 2010 to 2016, with
             an estimated adult population of 3,577 animals. We
             identified a further 742,800 km2 of potential cheetah
             habitat within the study region with low human and livestock
             densities, where another ∼3,250 cheetahs may occur. Unlike
             many previous estimates, we make the data available and
             provide explicit information on exactly where cheetahs
             occur, or are unlikely to occur. We stress the value of
             gathering data from public sources though these data were
             mostly from well-visited protected areas. There is a
             contiguous, transboundary population of cheetah in southern
             Africa, known to be the largest in the world. We suggest
             that this population is more threatened than believed due to
             the concentration of about 55% of free-ranging individuals
             in two ecoregions. This area overlaps with commercial
             farmland with high persecution risk; adult cheetahs were
             removed at the rate of 0.3 individuals per 100 km2 per year.
             Our population estimate for confirmed cheetah presence areas
             is 11% lower than the IUCN's current assessment for the same
             region, lending additional support to the recent call for
             the up-listing of this species from vulnerable to endangered
   Doi = {10.7717/peerj.4096},
   Key = {fds331442}

   Author = {Sutton, AE and Downey, MG and Kamande, E and Munyao, F and Rinaldi, M and Taylor, AK and Pimm, S},
   Title = {Boma fortification is cost-effective at reducing predation
             of livestock in a high-predation zone in the Western Mara
             Region, Kenya},
   Journal = {Conservation Evidence},
   Volume = {14},
   Pages = {32-38},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {January},
   Abstract = {© 2017, University of Cambridge. All rights reserved. Lions
             Panthera leo kill livestock in the pastoral steppe of East
             Africa. The subsequent lethal retaliation by livestock
             owners has helped reduce lion numbers by more than 80% and
             driven the species from most of its historic range. This
             conflict is especially intense along the western edge of the
             Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, where some of the
             densest lion and livestock populations in Africa overlap. We
             evaluated the effectiveness of implementation for one
             proposed solution – the Anne K. Taylor Fund’s subsidized
             construction of fortified, chain-link livestock fences
             (‘bomas’) – in reducing livestock loss to depredation.
             Between 2013 and 2015 we collected 343 predation reports,
             based on semi-structured interviews and predation records.
             We used these data to study the impact of subsidised boma
             fortification on the depredation of cattle, sheep and goats.
             Of 179 fortified bomas, 67% suffered no losses over one year
             whereas only 15% of 60 unfortified bomas had no losses over
             one year. Furthermore, losses of greater than five animals
             per year occurred at only 17% of fortified bomas, compared
             to 57% of unfortified bomas. The overall reduction in losses
             to predation at fortified bomas equated to savings of more
             than & 1,200 USD per household per year.},
   Key = {fds328730}

   Author = {Huang, RM and Bass, OL and Pimm, SL},
   Title = {Sooty tern (Onychoprion fuscatus) survival, oil spills,
             shrimp fisheries, and hurricanes.},
   Journal = {Peerj},
   Volume = {5},
   Pages = {e3287},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {January},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {Migratory seabirds face threats from climate change and a
             variety of anthropogenic disturbances. Although most seabird
             research has focused on the ecology of individuals at the
             colony, technological advances now allow researchers to
             track seabird movements at sea and during migration. We
             combined telemetry data on Onychoprion fuscatus (sooty
             terns) with a long-term capture-mark-recapture dataset from
             the Dry Tortugas National Park to map the movements at sea
             for this species, calculate estimates of mortality, and
             investigate the impact of hurricanes on a migratory seabird.
             Included in the latter analysis is information on the
             locations of recovered bands from deceased individuals
             wrecked by tropical storms. We present the first known map
             of sooty tern migration in the Atlantic Ocean. Our results
             indicate that the birds had minor overlaps with areas
             affected by the major 2010 oil spill and a major shrimp
             fishery. Indices of hurricane strength and occurrence are
             positively correlated with annual mortality and indices of
             numbers of wrecked birds. As climate change may lead to an
             increase in severity and frequency of major hurricanes, this
             may pose a long-term problem for this colony.},
   Doi = {10.7717/peerj.3287},
   Key = {fds326646}

   Author = {Robson, AS and Trimble, MJ and Purdon, A and Young-Overton, KD and Pimm,
             SL and van Aarde, RJ},
   Title = {Savanna elephant numbers are only a quarter of their
             expected values.},
   Journal = {Plos One},
   Volume = {12},
   Number = {4},
   Pages = {e0175942},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {January},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {Savannas once constituted the range of many species that
             human encroachment has now reduced to a fraction of their
             former distribution. Many survive only in protected areas.
             Poaching reduces the savanna elephant, even where protected,
             likely to the detriment of savanna ecosystems. While
             resources go into estimating elephant populations, an
             ecological benchmark by which to assess counts is lacking.
             Knowing how many elephants there are and how many poachers
             kill is important, but on their own, such data lack context.
             We collated savanna elephant count data from 73 protected
             areas across the continent estimated to hold ~50% of
             Africa's elephants and extracted densities from 18 broadly
             stable population time series. We modeled these densities
             using primary productivity, water availability, and an index
             of poaching as predictors. We then used the model to predict
             stable densities given current conditions and poaching for
             all 73 populations. Next, to generate ecological benchmarks,
             we predicted such densities for a scenario of zero poaching.
             Where historical data are available, they corroborate or
             exceed benchmarks. According to recent counts, collectively,
             the 73 savanna elephant populations are at 75% of the size
             predicted based on current conditions and poaching levels.
             However, populations are at <25% of ecological benchmarks
             given a scenario of zero poaching (~967,000)-a total deficit
             of ~730,000 elephants. Populations in 30% of the 73
             protected areas were <5% of their benchmarks, and the median
             current density as a percentage of ecological benchmark
             across protected areas was just 13%. The ecological context
             provided by these benchmark values, in conjunction with
             ongoing census projects, allow efficient targeting of
             conservation efforts.},
   Doi = {10.1371/journal.pone.0175942},
   Key = {fds327249}

   Author = {Joppa, Lucas N. and Loarie, Scott R. and Pimm, Stuart
   Title = {On the protection of ``protected areas{''}},
   Volume = {105},
   Number = {18},
   Pages = {6673-6678},
   Year = {2008},
   ISSN = {0027-8424},
   Abstract = {Tropical moist forests contain the majority of terrestrial
             species. Human actions destroy between 1 and 2 million km(2)
             of such forests per decade, with concomitant carbon release
             into the atmosphere. Within these forests, protected areas
             are the principle defense against forest loss and species
             extinctions. Four regions-the Amazon, Congo, South American
             Atlantic Coast, and West Africa-once constituted about half
             the world's tropical moist forest. We measure forest cover
             at progressively larger distances inside and outside of
             protected areas within these four regions, using data-sets
             on protected areas and land-cover. We find important
             geographical differences. In the Amazon and Congo, protected
             areas are generally large and retain high levels of forest
             cover, as do their surroundings. These areas are protected
             de facto by being inaccessible and will likely remain
             protected if they continue to be so. Deciding whether they
             are also protected de jure - that is, whether effective laws
             also protect them-is statistically difficult, for there are
             few controls. In contrast, protected areas in the Atlantic
             Coast forest and West Africa show sharp boundaries in forest
             cover at their edges. This effective protection of forest
             cover is partially offset by their very small size: little
             area is deep inside protected area boundaries. Lands outside
             protected areas in the Atlantic Coast forest are unusually
             fragmented. Finally, we ask whether global databases on
             protected areas are biased toward highly protected areas and
             ignore ``paper parks.{''} Analysis of a Brazilian database
             does not support this presumption.},
   Key = {ISI:000255841600030}

   Author = {Vale, Mariana M. and Alves, Maria Alice and Pimm, Stuart
   Title = {Biopiracy: conservationists have to rebuild lost
   Journal = {NATURE},
   Volume = {453},
   Number = {7191},
   Pages = {26},
   Year = {2008},
   ISSN = {0028-0836},
   Key = {ISI:000255398800017}

   Author = {Pimm, Stuart L.},
   Title = {Biodiversity: Climate change or habitat loss - Which will
             kill more species?},
   Journal = {CURRENT BIOLOGY},
   Volume = {18},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {R117-R119},
   Year = {2008},
   ISSN = {0960-9822},
   Abstract = {Habitat loss and climate change both kill off species. New
             studies show that the latter is a potent threat. Worse, its
             victims will likely be mostly those not presently threatened
             by habitat loss.},
   Key = {ISI:000253233800014}

   Author = {Montoya, Jose M. and Pimm, Stuart L. and Sole, Ricard
   Title = {Ecological networks and their fragility},
   Journal = {NATURE},
   Volume = {442},
   Number = {7100},
   Pages = {259-264},
   Year = {2006},
   ISSN = {0028-0836},
   Abstract = {Darwin used the metaphor of a `tangled bank' to describe the
             complex interactions between species. Those interactions are
             varied: they can be antagonistic ones involving predation,
             herbivory and parasitism, or mutualistic ones, such as those
             involving the pollination of flowers by insects. Moreover,
             the metaphor hints that the interactions may be complex to
             the point of being impossible to understand. All
             interactions can be visualized as ecological networks, in
             which species are linked together, either directly or
             indirectly through intermediate species. Ecological
             networks, although complex, have well defined patterns that
             both illuminate the ecological mechanisms underlying them
             and promise a better understanding of the relationship
             between complexity and ecological stability.},
   Key = {ISI:000239122100029}

   Author = {Pimm, SL and Brown, JH},
   Title = {Domains of diversity},
   Journal = {SCIENCE},
   Volume = {304},
   Number = {5672},
   Pages = {831-833},
   Year = {2004},
   ISSN = {0036-8075},
   Key = {ISI:000221243000029}

   Author = {Ferraz, G and Russell, GJ and Stouffer, PC and Bierregaard,
             RO and Pimm, SL and Lovejoy, TE},
   Title = {Rates of species loss from Amazonian forest
   Volume = {100},
   Number = {24},
   Pages = {14069-14073},
   Year = {2003},
   ISSN = {0027-8424},
   Abstract = {In the face of worldwide habitat fragmentation, managers
             need to devise a time frame for action. We ask how fast do
             understory bird species disappear from experimentally
             isolated plots in the Biological Dynamics of Forest
             Fragments Project, central Amazon, Brazil. Our data consist
             of mist-net records obtained over a period of 13 years in 11
             sites of 1, 10, and 100 hectares. The numbers of captures
             per species per unit time, analyzed under different
             simplifying assumptions, reveal a set of species-loss
             curves. From those declining numbers, we derive a scaling
             rule for the time it takes to lose half the species in a
             fragment as a function of its area. A 10-fold decrease in
             the rate of species loss requires a 1,000-fold increase in
             area. Fragments of 100 hectares lose one half of their
             species in <15 years, too short a time for implementing
             conservation measures.},
   Key = {ISI:000186803800059}

   Author = {Sugihara, G and Bersier, LF and Southwood, TRE and Pimm, SL and May, RM},
   Title = {Predicted correspondence between species abundances and
             dendrograms of niche similarities},
   Volume = {100},
   Number = {9},
   Pages = {5246-5251},
   Year = {2003},
   ISSN = {0027-8424},
   Abstract = {We examine a hypothesized relationship between two
             descriptions of community structure: the niche-overlap
             dendrogram that describes the ecological similarities of
             species and the pattern of relative abundances.
             Specifically, we examine the way in. which this relationship
             follows from the niche hierarchy model, whose fundamental
             assumption is a direct connection between abundances and
             underlying hierarchical community organization. We test
             three important, although correlated, predictions of the
             niche hierarchy model and show that they are upheld in a set
             of 11 communities (encompassing fishes, amphibians, lizards,
             and birds) where both abundances and dendrograms were
             reported. First, species that are highly nested in the
             dendrogram are on average less abundant than species from
             branches less subdivided. Second, and more significantly,
             more equitable community abundances are associated with more
             evenly branched dendrogram structures, whereas less
             equitable abundances are associated with less even
             dendrograms. This relationship shows that abundance patterns
             can give insight into less visible aspects of community
             organization. Third, one can recover the distribution of
             proportional abundances seen in assemblages containing two
             species by treating each branch point in the dendrogram as a
             two-species case. This reconstruction cannot be achieved if
             abundances and the dendrogram are unrelated and suggests a
             method for hierarchically decomposing systems. To our
             knowledge, this is the first test of a species abundance
             model based on nontrivial predictions as to the origins and
             causes of abundance patterns, and not simply on the
             goodness-of-fit of distributions.},
   Key = {ISI:000182612600052}

   Author = {Liu, JG and Ouyang, ZY and Pimm, SL and Raven, PH and Wang,
             XK and Miao, H and Han, NY},
   Title = {Protecting China's biodiversity},
   Journal = {SCIENCE},
   Volume = {300},
   Number = {5623},
   Pages = {1240-1241},
   Year = {2003},
   ISSN = {0036-8075},
   Key = {ISI:000183042400029}

   Author = {Pimm, SL and van Aarde, RJ},
   Title = {Population control - African elephants and
   Journal = {NATURE},
   Volume = {411},
   Number = {6839},
   Pages = {766},
   Year = {2001},
   ISSN = {0028-0836},
   Key = {ISI:000169246400037}

%% Rego, Marcia   
   Author = {Rego, M},
   Title = {Unadvisable},
   Journal = {Anthropology and Humanism},
   Volume = {43},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {156-156},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {June},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1111/anhu.12209},
   Key = {fds335811}

%% Remmer, Karen L.   
   Author = {Minhas, S and Remmer, KL},
   Title = {The Reputational Impact of Investor-State
   Journal = {International Interactions},
   Volume = {44},
   Number = {5},
   Pages = {862-887},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {September},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {© 2018, © 2018 Taylor & Francis. To what extent do alleged
             violations of international commitments damage state
             reputation? This article explore this question with specific
             reference to investor-state disputes arising under the
             protection of international investment agreements. Its main
             contributions are threefold. First, building on the
             political institutions literature, the study places the
             theoretical importance of information about the rules of the
             game, and the actions of the participants at the center of
             analysis. Second, in contrast to prior empirical research,
             the study systematically analyzes the costs of state
             involvement in investment treaty arbitration by examining
             all known disputes. Third, the study addresses the impact of
             investment disputes on both foreign investment flows and
             state reputational rankings. We show that the consequences
             of investment disputes vary with the transparency of the
             investor-state dispute settlement process. The central
             implication of these findings for the broader body of
             literature on international institutions is that
             reputational mechanisms for effective treaty enforcement
             cannot be taken as given but instead need to be explored on
             the basis of a nuanced approach that addresses the pivotal
             issues of institutional design and information
   Doi = {10.1080/03050629.2018.1492384},
   Key = {fds337062}

%% Shapiro - Garza, Elizabeth   
   Author = {Van Hecken and G and Kolinjivadi, V and Windey, C and McElwee, P and Shapiro-Garza, E and Huybrechs, F and Bastiaensen,
   Title = {Silencing Agency in Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) by
             Essentializing a Neoliberal ‘Monster’ Into Being: A
             Response to Fletcher & Büscher's ‘PES
   Journal = {Ecological Economics},
   Volume = {144},
   Pages = {314-318},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {February},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.10.023},
   Key = {fds331184}

   Author = {Kaczan, D and Pfaff, A and Rodriguez, L and Shapiro-Garza,
   Title = {Increasing the impact of collective incentives in payments
             for ecosystem services},
   Journal = {Journal of Environmental Economics and Management},
   Volume = {86},
   Pages = {48-67},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {November},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1016/j.jeem.2017.06.007},
   Key = {fds327250}

   Author = {Osborne, T and Shapiro-Garza, E},
   Title = {Embedding Carbon Markets: Complicating Commodification of
             Ecosystem Services in Mexico's Forests},
   Journal = {Annals of the American Association of Geographers},
   Volume = {107},
   Number = {5},
   Pages = {1-18},
   Publisher = {Taylor & Francis},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {August},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {Payments for ecosystem services (PES) are increasingly
             employed to address a range of environmental issues,
             including biodiversity conservation, watershed protection,
             and climate change mitigation. PES initiatives have gained
             momentum since the 1990s, and market enthusiasts have
             promoted them as not only cost effective but generative of
             social and ecological co-benefits for local communities.
             Whereas the neoliberalization and commodification of nature
             has been well explored in geographic and critical
             scholarship, there is a dearth of theoretically informed,
             empirically grounded research exploring the dynamics and
             outcomes of the formation of “markets for nature.” Our
             study applies theories of commodification and embeddedness
             to examine these themes in comparative cases of two emergent
             markets for forest-based carbon offsetting initiatives in
             Mexico: Scolel Té in Chiapas and the Integrator of
             Indigenous and Campesino Communities of Oaxaca (ICICO).
             Although developed over similar time periods and in
             contiguous states, the two cases vary greatly in the degree
             to which carbon has been commodified and the markets
             embedded within the socionatural systems of the sites of
             production. Through detailed case studies, we demonstrate
             how interactions of these markets with preexisting social
             relations, institutions, and social and cultural
             values—the stuff of embeddedness—are critical for
             understanding the outcomes associated with markets for
             ecosystem services. We conclude that greater embeddedness is
             likely to lead to more positive local outcomes but that the
             embedding of forest-based carbon markets requires
             considerable time and extensive networks of nonmarket
             support and is furthermore dependent on the structure and
             orientation of finance and the political, institutional, and
             economic agrarian context of the sites of
   Doi = {10.1080/24694452.2017.1343657},
   Key = {fds327855}

   Author = {E.N. Shapiro},
   Title = {Community Forum of the Ecosystem Marketplace},
   Journal = {Vol. 1, No. 4 & 5; Vol. 2, No. 1-9; Vol. 3 No. 1,
             www.EcosystemMarketplace.comSwenson, Jennifer J.   
   Author = {Panlasigui, S and Rico-Straffon, J and Pfaff, A and Swenson, J and Loucks, C},
   Title = {Impacts of certification, uncertified concessions, and
             protected areas on forest loss in Cameroon, 2000 to
   Journal = {Biological Conservation},
   Volume = {227},
   Pages = {160-166},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {November},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Deforestation and forest fragmentation
             are leading drivers of biodiversity loss. Protected areas
             have been the leading conservation policy response, yet
             their scale and scope remain inadequate to meet biodiversity
             conservation targets. Managed forest concessions
             increasingly have been recognized as a complement to
             protected areas in meeting conservation targets. Similarly,
             programs for voluntary third-party certification of
             concession management aim to create incentives for logging
             companies to manage forests more sustainably. Rigorous
             evidence on the impacts from large-scale certification
             programs is thereby critical, yet detailed field
             observations are limited, temporally and spatially.
             Remotely-sensed data, in contrast, can provide repeated
             observations over time and at a fine spatial scale, albeit
             with less detail. Using the Global Forest Change dataset, we
             examine annual forest loss in Cameroon during 2000–2013 to
             assess the impact of Forest Stewardship Council
             certification, as well as uncertified logging concessions
             and national parks. We use panel regressions that control
             for the effects of unobserved factors that vary across space
             or time. We find low forest loss inside the boundaries of
             each management intervention, with <1% lost over the study
             period. Yet those low levels of loss appear to be influenced
             more by a site's proximity to drivers of deforestation, such
             as distances to population centers or roads, than by
             national parks, uncertified concessions, or certification.
             The exception is that if a site faces high deforestation
             pressure, uncertified logging concessions appear to reduce
             forest loss. This may reflect private companies’
             incentives to protect rights to forest use. Such an
             influence of private logging companies could provide a
             foundation for future impacts from certification upon rates
             of forest loss, at least within areas that are facing
             elevated deforestation pressures.},
   Doi = {10.1016/j.biocon.2018.09.013},
   Key = {fds338073}

   Author = {Schwantes, AM and Parolari, AJ and Swenson, JJ and Johnson, DM and Domec, J-C and Jackson, RB and Pelak, N and Porporato,
   Title = {Accounting for landscape heterogeneity improves spatial
             predictions of tree vulnerability to drought.},
   Journal = {The New Phytologist},
   Volume = {220},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {132-146},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {October},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {As climate change continues, forest vulnerability to
             droughts and heatwaves is increasing, but vulnerability
             varies regionally and locally through landscape position.
             Also, most models used in forecasting forest responses to
             heat and drought do not incorporate relevant spatial
             processes. In order to improve spatial predictions of tree
             vulnerability, we employed a nonlinear stochastic model of
             soil moisture dynamics accounting for landscape differences
             in aspect, topography and soils. Across a watershed in
             central Texas we modeled dynamic water stress for a dominant
             tree species, Juniperus ashei, and projected future dynamic
             water stress through the 21st century. Modeled dynamic water
             stress tracked spatial patterns of remotely sensed
             drought-induced canopy loss. Accuracy in predicting
             drought-impacted stands increased from 60%, accounting for
             spatially variable soil conditions, to 72% when also
             including lateral redistribution of water and
             radiation/temperature effects attributable to aspect. Our
             analysis also suggests that dynamic water stress will
             increase through the 21st century, with trees persisting at
             only selected microsites. Favorable microsites/refugia may
             exist across a landscape where trees can persist; however,
             if future droughts are too severe, the buffering capacity of
             an heterogeneous landscape could be overwhelmed.
             Incorporating spatial data will improve projections of
             future tree water stress and identification of potential
             resilient refugia.},
   Doi = {10.1111/nph.15274},
   Key = {fds336149}

   Author = {Schaffer-Smith, D and Swenson, JJ and Reiter, ME and Isola,
   Title = {Quantifying shorebird habitat in managed wetlands by
             modeling shallow water depth dynamics.},
   Journal = {Ecological Applications : a Publication of the Ecological
             Society of America},
   Volume = {28},
   Number = {6},
   Pages = {1534-1545},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {September},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {Over 50% of Western Hemisphere shorebird species are in
             decline due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation. In some
             regions of high wetland loss, shorebirds are heavily reliant
             on a core network of remaining human-managed wetlands during
             migration journeys in the spring and fall. While most
             refuges have been designed and managed to match the habitat
             needs of waterfowl, shorebirds typically require much
             shallower water (<10 cm deep). Traditional static habitat
             modeling approaches at relatively coarse spatial and
             temporal resolution are insufficient to capture dynamic
             changes within this narrow water depth range. Our objectives
             were to (1) develop a method to quantify shallow water
             habitat distributions in inland non-tidal wetlands, and (2)
             to assess how water management practices affect the amount
             of shorebird habitat in Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge
             Complex. We produced water depth distributions and modeled
             optimal habitat (<10 cm deep) within 23 managed wetlands
             using high-resolution topography and fixed-point water depth
             records. We also demonstrated that habitat availability,
             specifically suitable water depth ranges, can be tracked
             from satellite imagery and high-resolution topography. We
             found that wetlands with lower topographic roughness may
             have a higher potential to provide shorebird habitat and
             that strategically reducing water levels could increase
             habitat extent. Over 50% of the wetlands measured provided
             optimal habitat across <10% of their area at the peak of
             migration in early April, and most provided a brief duration
             of shallow water habitat. Reducing water volumes could
             increase the proportion of optimal habitat by 1-1,678%
             (mean = 294%) compared to actual volumes measured at peak
             spring migration in 2016. For wetlands with a high habitat
             potential, beginning wetland drawdown earlier and extending
             drawdown time could dramatically improve habitat conditions
             at the peak of shorebird migration. Our approach can be
             adapted to track dynamic hydrologic changes at broader
             spatial scales as additional high-resolution topographic
             (e.g., lidar, drone imagery photogrammetry) and optical
             remote sensing data (e.g., planet imagery, drone
             photography) become available.},
   Doi = {10.1002/eap.1732},
   Key = {fds336150}

   Author = {Gray, PC and Ridge, JT and Poulin, SK and Seymour, AC and Schwantes, AM and Swenson, JJ and Johnston, DW},
   Title = {Integrating drone imagery into high resolution satellite
             remote sensing assessments of estuarine environments},
   Journal = {Remote Sensing},
   Volume = {10},
   Number = {8},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {August},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {© 2018 by the authors. Very high-resolution satellite
             imagery (≤5 m resolution) has become available on a
             spatial and temporal scale appropriate for dynamic wetland
             management and conservation across large areas. Estuarine
             wetlands have the potential to be mapped at a detailed
             habitat scale with a frequency that allows immediate
             monitoring after storms, in response to human disturbances,
             and in the face of sea-level rise. Yet mapping requires
             significant fieldwork to run modern classification
             algorithms and estuarine environments can be difficult to
             access and are environmentally sensitive. Recent advances in
             unoccupied aircraft systems (UAS, or drones), coupled with
             their increased availability, present a solution. UAS can
             cover a study site with ultra-high resolution ( < 5 cm)
             imagery allowing visual validation. In this study we used
             UAS imagery to assist training a Support Vector Machine to
             classify WorldView-3 and RapidEye satellite imagery of the
             Rachel Carson Reserve in North Carolina, USA. UAS and
             field-based accuracy assessments were employed for
             comparison across validation methods. We created and
             examined an array of indices and layers including texture,
             NDVI, and a LiDAR DEM. Our results demonstrate
             classification accuracy on par with previous extensive
             fieldwork campaigns (93% UAS and 93% field forWorldView-3;
             92% UAS and 87% field for RapidEye). Examining change
             between 2004 and 2017, we found drastic shoreline change but
             general stability of emergent wetlands. Both WorldView-3 and
             RapidEye were found to be valuable sources of imagery for
             habitat classification with the main tradeoff
             beingWorldView's fine spatial resolution versus RapidEye's
             temporal frequency. We conclude that UAS can be highly
             effective in training and validating satellite
   Doi = {10.3390/rs10081257},
   Key = {fds337363}

   Author = {Seyednasrollah, B and Swenson, JJ and Domec, J-C and Clark,
   Title = {Leaf phenology paradox: Why warming matters most where it is
             already warm},
   Journal = {Remote Sensing of Environment},
   Volume = {209},
   Pages = {446-455},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {May},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {© 2018 Elsevier Inc. Interactions between climate and
             ecosystem properties that control phenological responses to
             climate warming and drought are poorly understood. To
             determine contributions from these interactions, we used
             space-borne remotely sensed vegetation indices to monitor
             leaf development across climate gradients and ecoregions in
             the southeastern United States. We quantified how air
             temperature, drought severity, and canopy thermal stress
             contribute to changes in leaf flushing from mountainous to
             coastal plain regions by developing a hierarchical
             state-space Bayesian model. We synthesized daily field
             climate data with daily vegetation indices and canopy
             surface temperature during spring green-up season at 59
             sites in the southeastern United States between 2001 and
             2012. Our results demonstrated strong interaction effects
             between ecosystem properties and climate variables across
             ecoregions. We found spring green-up is faster in the
             mountains, while coastal forests express a larger
             sensitivity to inter-annual temperature anomalies. Despite
             our detection of a decreasing trend in sensitivity to
             warming with temperature in all regions, we identified an
             ecosystem interaction: Deciduous dominated forests are less
             sensitive to warming than are those with fewer deciduous
             trees, likely due to the continuous presence of leaves in
             evergreen species throughout the season. Mountainous forest
             green-up is more susceptible to intensifying drought and
             moisture deficit, while coastal areas are relatively
             resilient. We found that with increasing canopy thermal
             stress, defined as canopy-air temperature difference, leaf
             development slows following dry years, and accelerates
             following wet years.},
   Doi = {10.1016/j.rse.2018.02.059},
   Key = {fds333558}

   Author = {Johnson, DM and Domec, J-C and Carter Berry and Z and Schwantes, AM and McCulloh, KA and Woodruff, DR and Wayne Polley and H and Wortemann, R and Swenson, JJ and Scott Mackay and D and McDowell, NG and Jackson,
   Title = {Co-occurring woody species have diverse hydraulic strategies
             and mortality rates during an extreme drought.},
   Journal = {Plant, Cell & Environment},
   Volume = {41},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {576-588},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {March},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {From 2011 to 2013, Texas experienced its worst drought in
             recorded history. This event provided a unique natural
             experiment to assess species-specific responses to extreme
             drought and mortality of four co-occurring woody species:
             Quercus fusiformis, Diospyros texana, Prosopis glandulosa,
             and Juniperus ashei. We examined hypothesized mechanisms
             that could promote these species' diverse mortality patterns
             using postdrought measurements on surviving trees coupled to
             retrospective process modelling. The species exhibited a
             wide range of gas exchange responses, hydraulic strategies,
             and mortality rates. Multiple proposed indices of mortality
             mechanisms were inconsistent with the observed mortality
             patterns across species, including measures of the degree of
             iso/anisohydry, photosynthesis, carbohydrate depletion, and
             hydraulic safety margins. Large losses of spring and summer
             whole-tree conductance (driven by belowground losses of
             conductance) and shallower rooting depths were associated
             with species that exhibited greater mortality. Based on this
             retrospective analysis, we suggest that species more
             vulnerable to drought were more likely to have succumbed to
             hydraulic failure belowground.},
   Doi = {10.1111/pce.13121},
   Key = {fds332186}

   Author = {Terborgh, JW and Davenport, LC and Belcon, AU and Katul, G and Swenson,
             JJ and Fritz, SC and Baker, PA},
   Title = {Twenty-three-year timeline of ecological stable states and
             regime shifts in upper Amazon oxbow lakes},
   Journal = {Hydrobiologia},
   Volume = {807},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {99-111},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {February},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {© 2017 Springer International Publishing AG Regime shifts
             in shallow lakes are often associated with anthropogenic
             impacts, such as land-use change, non-point source nutrient
             loading, and overfishing. These shifts have mostly been
             examined in lakes in temperate and boreal regions and within
             anthropogenically disturbed basins. Here, it is demonstrated
             that tropical floodplain lakes in a region of virtually no
             human disturbance naturally undergo frequent regime shifts.
             We demonstrate this using satellite imagery to provide a
             23-year time series of 22-oxbow lakes or “cochas” along
             300 km of the Manu River in SE Perú. In any year, a
             majority of these lakes is in a macrophyte-free,
             phytoplankton-dominated state. However, over the 23 years
             covered by images, roughly a third of the lakes experienced
             abrupt shifts to a floating macrophyte state. Macrophyte
             cover persisted for ≤ 3 year. Analysis of water level
             fluctuations sampled on a subset of the lakes for 1 year
             suggests that lake isolation from streams and the main river
             facilitates regime shifts. Multiple forcing factors, both
             internal and external to the lakes themselves, could drive
             the observed regime shifts, but insufficient data exist from
             this remote region to identify the key processes.},
   Doi = {10.1007/s10750-017-3384-z},
   Key = {fds329518}

   Author = {Schwantes, AM and Swenson, JJ and González-Roglich, M and Johnson,
             DM and Domec, J-C and Jackson, RB},
   Title = {Measuring canopy loss and climatic thresholds from an
             extreme drought along a fivefold precipitation gradient
             across Texas.},
   Journal = {Global Change Biology},
   Volume = {23},
   Number = {12},
   Pages = {5120-5135},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {December},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {Globally, trees are increasingly dying from extreme drought,
             a trend that is expected to increase with climate change.
             Loss of trees has significant ecological, biophysical, and
             biogeochemical consequences. In 2011, a record drought
             caused widespread tree mortality in Texas. Using remotely
             sensed imagery, we quantified canopy loss during and after
             the drought across the state at 30-m spatial resolution,
             from the eastern pine/hardwood forests to the western
             shrublands, a region that includes the boundaries of many
             species ranges. Canopy loss observations in
             ~200 multitemporal fine-scale orthophotos (1-m) were used
             to train coarser Landsat imagery (30-m) to create 30-m
             binary statewide canopy loss maps. We found that canopy loss
             occurred across all major ecoregions of Texas, with an
             average loss of 9.5%. The drought had the highest impact in
             post oak woodlands, pinyon-juniper shrublands and Ashe
             juniper woodlands. Focusing on a 100-km by ~1,000-km
             transect spanning the State's fivefold east-west
             precipitation gradient (~1,500 to ~300 mm), we compared
             spatially explicit 2011 climatic anomalies to our canopy
             loss maps. Much of the canopy loss occurred in areas that
             passed specific climatic thresholds: warm season anomalies
             in mean temperature (+1.6°C) and vapor pressure deficit
             (VPD, +0.66 kPa), annual percent deviation in precipitation
             (-38%), and 2011 difference between precipitation and
             potential evapotranspiration (-1,206 mm). Although
             similarly low precipitation occurred during the landmark
             1950s drought, the VPD and temperature anomalies observed in
             2011 were even greater. Furthermore, future climate data
             under the representative concentration pathway 8.5
             trajectory project that average values will surpass the 2011
             VPD anomaly during the 2070-2099 period and the temperature
             anomaly during the 2040-2099 period. Identifying vulnerable
             ecological systems to drought stress and climate thresholds
             associated with canopy loss will aid in predicting how
             forests will respond to a changing climate and how
             ecological landscapes will change in the near
   Doi = {10.1111/gcb.13775},
   Key = {fds327213}

   Author = {Austin, KG and González-Roglich, M and Schaffer-Smith, D and Schwantes, AM and Swenson, JJ},
   Title = {Erratum: Trends in size of tropical deforestation events
             signal increasing dominance of industrial-scale drivers
             (2017 Environ. Res. Lett. 5 054009)},
   Journal = {Environmental Research Letters},
   Volume = {12},
   Number = {7},
   Pages = {079601-079601},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {July},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1088/1748-9326/aa7760},
   Key = {fds329746}

   Author = {Pettorelli, N and Nagendra, H and Rocchini, D and Rowcliffe, M and Williams, R and Ahumada, J and De Angelo and C and Atzberger, C and Boyd,
             D and Buchanan, G and Chauvenet, A and Disney, M and Duncan, C and Fatoyinbo, T and Fernandez, N and Haklay, M and He, K and Horning, N and Kelly, N and de Klerk, H and Liu, X and Merchant, N and Paruelo, J and Roy,
             H and Roy, S and Ryan, S and Sollmann, R and Swenson, J and Wegmann,
   Title = {Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation: three years
   Journal = {Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation},
   Volume = {3},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {53-56},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {June},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1002/rse2.53},
   Key = {fds327251}

   Author = {Schaffer-Smith, D and Swenson, JJ and Barbaree, B and Reiter,
   Title = {Three decades of Landsat-derived spring surface water
             dynamics in an agricultural wetland mosaic; Implications for
             migratory shorebirds.},
   Journal = {Remote Sensing of Environment},
   Volume = {193},
   Pages = {180-192},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {May},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {Satellite measurements of surface water offer promise for
             understanding wetland habitat availability at broad spatial
             and temporal scales; reliable habitat is crucial for the
             persistence of migratory shorebirds that depend on wetland
             networks. We analyzed water extent dynamics within wetland
             habitats at a globally important shorebird stopover site for
             a 1983-2015 Landsat time series, and evaluated the effect of
             climate on water extent. A range of methods can detect open
             water from imagery, including supervised classification
             approaches and thresholds for spectral bands and indices.
             Thresholds provide a time advantage; however, there is no
             universally superior index, nor single best threshold for
             all instances. We used random forest to model the presence
             or absence of water from >6200 reference pixels, and derived
             an optimal water probability threshold for our study area
             using receiver operating characteristic curves. An optimized
             mid-infrared (1.5-1.7 μm) threshold identified open water
             in the Sacramento Valley of California at 30-m resolution
             with an average of 90% producer's accuracy, comparable to
             approaches that require more intensive user input. SLC-off
             Landsat 7 imagery was integrated by applying a customized
             interpolation that mapped water in missing data gaps with
             99% user's accuracy. On average we detected open water on
             ~26000 ha (~3% of the study area) in early April at the peak
             of shorebird migration, while water extent increased
             five-fold after the migration rush. Over the last three
             decades, late March water extent declined by ~1300 ha per
             year, primarily due to changes in the extent and timing of
             agricultural flood-irrigation. Water within shorebird
             habitats was significantly associated with an index of water
             availability at the peak of migration. Our approach can be
             used to optimize thresholds for time series analysis and
             near-real-time mapping in other regions, and requires only
             marginally more time than generating a confusion
   Doi = {10.1016/j.rse.2017.02.016},
   Key = {fds325517}

   Author = {Austin, KG and González-Roglich, M and Schaffer-Smith, D and Schwantes, AM and Swenson, JJ},
   Title = {Trends in size of tropical deforestation events signal
             increasing dominance of industrial-scale
   Journal = {Environmental Research Letters},
   Volume = {12},
   Number = {5},
   Pages = {054009-054009},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {May},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1088/1748-9326/aa6a88},
   Key = {fds326650}

%% Viego, Antonio   
   Author = {Viego, A},
   Title = {LatinX and the neurologization of self},
   Journal = {Cultural Dynamics},
   Volume = {29},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {160-176},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {August},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1177/0921374017727849},
   Key = {fds329930}

%% Wesolowski, Katya   
   Author = {Wesolowski, K},
   Title = {Jogo de Corpo: Capoeira e Ancestralidade / Body Games:
             Capoeira and Ancestry, 2013. A film by Richard Pakleppa,
             Matthias Röhrig Assunção and Mestre Cobra Mansa. 87
             min. Color. Distributed by Manganga Produções.},
   Journal = {The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean
   Volume = {21},
   Number = {3},
   Year = {2017},
   Key = {fds328593}

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