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Portfolio for Shannon Lea Watkins

School/Program:
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Majors: Environmental Policy and Policy Analysis
Minor: Geography

Dissertation Title:
Trees, communities, and equity: nonprofit tree planting and the coproduction of urban forests

Dissertation Committee:
Burnell C. Fischer (chair), Matthew Baggetta, Ken Richards, Kosali Simon

Expected Defense Date:
June, 2015

Research Interests:
Environmental policy; public policy effectiveness; environmental equity and justice; urban environmental policy; the role of residents in urban social ecological systems

Teaching Interests
Theory & Methods: Research Design, Policy Analysis, Program Evaluation, Statistics and Econometrics, Mixed Methods and Survey Research

Special Topics: Environmental Policy, U.S. Environmental Policy, Sustainability, Social Ecological Systems

Publications

Farmer, J. R., G. Epstein, S.L. Watkins, & S.K. Mincey, (2014). Organic farming in West Virginia: A behavioral approach. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. http://dx.doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2014.044.007 155-171.

Vogt J.M., S.L. Watkins, S.K. Mincey, M. Patterson, & B.C. Fischer. (In review). Explaining planted-tree survival and growth in urban neighborhoods using a social-ecological systems perspective: A study of recently-planted trees in Indianapolis. Resubmitted to Landscape and Urban Planning.

Ringquist, E., S.L. Watkins, E. Baldwin, & O. Saulters. (In review). Environmental equity and management at the facility level. Under review at Public Administration Review.

Works in Progress

Watkins, S.L., S.K. Mincey, J.M. Vogt & S. Sweeney. The distributional results of current land-use decisions: might nonprofit street tree plantings reduce disparity in urban canopy cover?

Watkins, S.L., J.M. Vogt, S.K. Mincey, B.C. Fischer, R.A. Bergmann, S.E. Widney, L. Westphal & S. Sweeney. Examining the relationship between collective action and collective efficacy of neighborhood residents: Do nonprofit street-tree plantings improve participating neighborhoods? 

Vogt, J.M., S.L. Watkins, S.K. Mincey, B.C. Fischer, R.A. Bergmann, S.E. Widney, L. Westphal & S. Sweeney. Young tree survival in social-ecological systems: Results of a 5-city study.

Watkins, S.L., J.M. Vogt, S.K. Mincey & B.C. Fischer. The Public Good Nature of the Urban Forest and Implications for Management.

Watkins, S.L. Report from the field: Evaluating the contribution of incentives and a web questionnaire on mail-survey response rate.

Watkins S.L., S.K. Mincey, J.M. Vogt, R.A. Bergmann & B.C. Fischer. A research design for evaluating the outcomes of neighborhood and nonprofit urban forestry.

Selected Conference Presentations

Watkins, S.L., S.K. Mincey, J.M. Vogt, S.E. Widney, B.C. Fischer, R.A. Bergmann, L. Westphal & S. Sweeney. (2015). The distributional results of current land use decisions: might nonprofit street tree plantings reduce disparity in urban canopy cover? To be delivered at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 21-25, Chicago IL. (Oral presenentation.)

Watkins, S.L., J.M. Vogt, S.K. Mincey, B.C. Fischer, R.A. Bergmann, S.E. Widney, L. Westphal & S. Sweeney. (2014). Examining the relationship between collective action and collective efficacy of neighborhood residents: Do neighborhood street-tree plantings yield social benefits? To be delivered at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Annual Conference, November 6-8, Albuquerque NM. (Oral presentation.)

Watkins, S.L., J.M. Vogt, S.K. Mincey, B.C. Fischer, R.A. Bergmann, S.E. Widney, L. Westphal & S. Sweeney. (2014). Does participation in non-profit urban tree-planting programs improve neighborhoods? Examining the impact of collective action on neighborhood residents. Delivered at the International Union of Forest Resource Organizations World Conference, October 5-11, Salt Lake City UT. (Poster presentation.)

Watkins, S.L., J.M. Vogt, S.K. Mincey, B.C. Fischer, R.A. Bergmann, S.E. Widney, L. Westphal & S. Sweeney. (2014). Examining the relationship between collective action and collective efficacy of neighborhood residents: Do neighborhood street-tree plantings yield social benefits? Delivered at the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) 90th Annual Conference and Trade Show, August 2-6, Milwaukee WI. (Oral presentation.)

Vogt, J.M., S.L. Watkins, S.K. Mincey, M.S. Patterson, & B.C. Fischer. (2014). Explaining planted-tree survival and growth in urban neighborhoods using a social-ecological systems perspective: A study of recently-planted trees in Indianapolis (United States). Delivered at the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) 90th Annual Conference and Trade Show, August 2-6, Milwaukee WI. (Presentation and conference proceedings.)

S.L. Watkins. (2013). Lessons Learned from Pilot Study of Communities to Examine Effects of Urban Tree Planting Programs. Delivered at the Center For Survey Research Design Monthly Lunch ‘n Learn, October 23, Bloomington IN. (Oral Presentation.)

Coleoni, C. M., L.A. Bradford, & S.L. Watkins. (2013). Analysis of the Urban Forest Condition in Bloomington, Indiana, and a Protocol to Update Bloomington's Street Tree Inventory of 2007. Delivered at the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) 89th Annual International Conference & Trade Show, August 3-7, Toronto ON. (Poster presentation.)

Watkins S.L., S.K. Mincey, J.M. Vogt, R.A. Bergmann & B.C. Fischer. (2013). A research design for evaluating the outcomes of neighborhood and nonprofit urban forestry. Workshop Colloquia presentation at The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, April 17, Bloomington IN. (Oral presentation and working paper.)

Vogt J.M. & S.L. Watkins. (2013). Modeling urban tree growth and survival as social-ecological systems. Association of SPEA PhD Students Annual Conference, March 29, Bloomington IN. (Oral presentation and conference paper.)

Ringquist, E. J., E. Baldwin, O. Saulters & S. L. Watkins. (2012). Environmental Equity and Management at the Facility Level. Delivered at the APPAM Annual Research Conference, November 8-10, Baltimore MD. (Oral presentation.)

Curriculum Vitae

Shannon Lea Watkins