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Residential landscapes as social-ecological systems: a synthesis of multi-scalar interactions between people and their home environment
Residential landscapes are a common setting of human-environment interactions. These ubiquitous ecosystems provide social and ecological services, and yard maintenance leads to intended andExpand
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Credibility, salience, and legitimacy of boundary objects: water managers' assessment of a simulation model in an immersive decision theater
We evaluated the credibility, salience, and legitimacy of scientific and technical knowledge embedded in WaterSim, an interactive simulation model of water supply and demand presented in an immersive decision theater. Expand
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Educating for Sustainability: Competencies & Practices for Transformative Action
Achieving a sustainable future requires that individuals adopt different values, attitudes, habits, and behaviors, which are often learned and cemented at a young age. Unfortunately, currentExpand
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Residents’ Yard Choices and Rationales in a Desert City: Social Priorities, Ecological Impacts, and Decision Tradeoffs
As a dominant land use in urban ecosystems, residential yards impact water and other environmental resources. Converting thirsty lawns into alternative landscapes is one approach to waterExpand
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A Multi-Scalar Approach to Theorizing Socio-Ecological Dynamics of Urban Residential Landscapes
Urban residential expansion increasingly drives land use, land cover and ecological changes worldwide, yet social science theories explaining such change remain under-developed. Existing theoriesExpand
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Geography of international water conflict and cooperation: Data sets and applications
[1] The Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database provides a framework for quantitative, global-scale explorations of the relationship between freshwater resources and international cooperation andExpand
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Ecological Homogenization of Urban USA
A visually apparent but scientifically untested outcome of land-use change is homogenization across urban areas, where neighborhoods in different parts of the country have similar patterns of roads,Expand
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Water, People, and Sustainability—A Systems Framework for Analyzing and Assessing Water Governance Regimes
Freshwater resources might become the most limited resource in the future due to rising demands, climate change, and the degradation of aquatic ecosystems. While the urgency of this challenge isExpand
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The Mirage in the Valley of the Sun
The Valley of the Sun, a booming metropolitan region of 3.7 million people in a desert that gets seven inches of annual rainfall, has enjoyed an oasis lifestyle during the twentieth century,Expand
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Insatiable Thirst and a Finite Supply: An Assessment of Municipal Water-Conservation Policy in Greater Phoenix, Arizona, 1980–2007
Th e availability of freshwater for human consumption, agricultural production, economic development, and a variety of ecosystem services is at the forefront of global concerns regarding theExpand
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