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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

Research Areas:
Environmental policy analysis, urban natural resource policy and management, social-ecological systems research and the role of urban residents in urban social ecological systems, environmental justice

Dissertation Title:
An Evaluation of Nonprofit Tree Planting Programs

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

Expected Defense Date:  
June, 2015

Manuscripts and Publications:

Farmer, J. R., G. Epstein, S.L. Watkins, S.K. Mincey (forthcoming). Organic farming in West Virginia: a behavioral approach. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.

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. Submitted to Landscape and Urban Planning.

Ringquist, E., S. L. Watkins, Baldwin, E., & Saulters, O. Environmental equity and management at the facility level.

Watkins, S.L., J.M. Vogt, S. Sweeney, S.K. Mincey The distributional results of current land-use decisions: might non-profit 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 neighborhood street-tree plantings yield social benefits? 

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

Conference Proceedings: (bolded when presenter or co-presenter)

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, 2014, 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. To be delivered at the International Unionn of Forest Resource Organizations World Conference, October 5-11, 2014, 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, 2014, 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, 2014, Milwaukee WI. (Presentation and conference proceedings.)

Bergmann R.A., S.L. Watkins, J.M. Vogt, S.K. Mincey & B.C. Fischer (2014). Tree survival in urban neighborhoods: Examining the role of community knowledge. Delivered at the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) 90th Annual Conference and Trade Show, August 2-6, 2014, Milwaukee WI. (Presentation)

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, Bloomington, IN, Oct. 23. (Presentation.)

Coleoni, C. M., Bradford, L. A. & 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,Toronto, ON, Aug. 3-7. (Poster presentation.) 

Watkins S.L., Mincey S.K., Vogt J.M., Bergmann R. & 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. Working Paper available. (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 Conference, March 29, Bloomington, IN. (Oral presentation and conference paper.)

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

Curriculum Vitae

Shannon Lea Watkins