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Claborn, K*, and Brooks, J.S. forthcoming. Can we consuming less and gain more? Environmental efficiency of well-being at the individual level. Ecological Economics.

Wang, S. Lee, W.K., Brooks, J.S., and Dorji, C. in press. Awareness of the Convention on Biological Diversity and provisions on Access and Benefit sharing among multiple stakeholder groups in Bhutan. Oryx.

Brooks, J.S., Waring, T., Borgerhoff Mulder, M., Richerson, P.J. 2018. Applying cultural evolution to sustainability challenges: an introduction to this special issue. Sustainability Science. 13(1): 1-8.

Hillis, V., Bell, A., Brandt, J. and Brooks, J.S. 2018. Applying a cultural multilevel selection framework to the adoption of sustainable management practices in California viticulture. Sustainability Science. 13(1): 71-80.

Brooks, J.S., Reyes-Garcia, V. and Burnside, W. 2018. Re-examining Balinese Subaks through the lens of cultural multilevel selection. Sustainability Science. 13(1): 35-47.

Brandt, J. Allendorf, T. Radeloff, V. and J.S. Brooks. 2017. Effects of national-level forest management regimes on non-protected forests in the Himalaya. Conservation Biology. 31(6): 1271 – 1282.

De Nardo*, M. Brooks, J.S., Wilson, C. and S. Klinsky. 2017. Status, motivation, and prosocial behavior: exploring perceptions of green consumption and curtailment behaviors. Environment, Systems and Decisions. 37(2): 184-197. DOI 10.1007/s10669-017-9624-y

Brooks, J.S. 2017. Project age and design features contribute to joint success in ecological, economic, and social outcomes of community-based conservation projects. Conservation Letters. 10(1): 23-32. DOI: 10.1111/conl.1223.

Brooks, J.S. and C. Wilson. 2015. The influence of contextual cues on the perceived status of consumption-reducing behavior. Ecological Economics. 117. 108-117.

Waring, T.M., Kline, M.A., Brooks, J.S., Goff, S.H., Gowdy, J. ,Janssen, M.A., Smaldino, P.E., and J. Jacquet. 2015. A multi-level evolutionary framework for sustainability analysis. Ecology & Society. 20(2): 34. URL:

Zellner, M. Watkins, C., Massey, D., Westphal, L., Brooks, J.S., K. Ross. 2014. Advancing collective decision making theory with integrated agent-based modeling and ethnographic data analysis: an example in ecological restoration. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. 17(4). URL:

Brooks, J.S., Oxley, D., Vedlitz, A., Zahran, S. and C. Lindsay. 2014. Abnormal daily temperature and concern about climate change across the United States. Review of Policy Research. 31(3): 199-217.

Brooks, J.S. 2013. Avoiding the limits to growth: gross national happiness in Bhutan as a model for sustainable development. Sustainability. 5: 3640-3664. URL:

Watkins, C., Massey, D. Brooks, J.S., Ross, K., and M. Zellner. 2013. Understanding the mechanisms of collective decision-making in ecological restoration: an agent-based model of actors and organizations. Ecology and Society. 18(2): 32. URL:

Brooks, J.S., Waylen, K., and M. Borgerhoff Mulder. 2013. Assessing community-based conservation projects: a systematic review and multilevel analysis of attitudinal, behavioral, ecological, and economic outcomes. Environmental Evidence. 2:2.

Brooks, J.S., Waylen, K., and M. Borgerhoff Mulder. 2012. How national context, project design, and local community characteristics influence success in community-based conservation projects. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109(52): 21265-21270.

Brooks, J.S. 2011. Economic development, religion, and environmental values in Bhutan: a multilevel analysis. Society and Natural Resources. 24: 637-655.

Brooks, J.S. 2010. The economic and social dimensions of environmental behavior: balancing conservation and development in Bhutan. Conservation Biology. 24: 1499-1509.

Brooks, J.S. and Tshering, D. 2010. Good governance as an obstacle to community-based natural resource management: the harvest of the matsutake mushroom in Bhutan. Environmental Conservation. 37:336-346.

Brooks, J.S. 2010. The Buddha mushroom: conservation behavior and the development of institutions in Bhutan. Ecological Economics. 60: 779-795.

Brooks, J.S, Franzen, M., Borgerhoff Mulder, M., Holmes, C., and M. Grote. 2006. Testing hypotheses for the success of different conservation strategies. Conservation Biology. 20:1528-1538.

Brooks, J.S., Franzen, M., Borgerhoff Mulder, M., Holmes, C., and M. Grote. 2005.          Development as a conservation tool: Evaluating ecological, economic,            behavioural,   and      attitudinal outcomes. Systematic Review No. 20.      Collaboration for Environmental Evidence. Peer reviewed.


Brooks, J.S. 2015. The complexity of social groups and sustainable development. Commentary on Waring and Tremblay, An evolutionary approach to sustainability science. Social Evolution Forum.

Book Chapters

Brooks, J.S. 2017. Synergies and tradeoffs: Recognizing the many possible outcomes of community-based conservation efforts. In: Routledge Handbook for the Philosophy of Biodiversity. Eds. Garson, J., Plutynski, A. and Sarkar, S. Routledge, New York, NY.

Singh, A., Wilson, R., Bruskotter, J., Brooks, J.S., Zwickle, A. and E. Toman. 2013. The Human Dimensions of Environmental Degradation and Ecosystem Services: Understanding and Solving the Commons Dilemma. In: Carbon Sequestration and Ecosystem Services. Ed. Lal, R., Lorenz, K., Hüttl, R.F., Schneider, B.U., and von Braun, J. Springer Press. New York, NY.

Eames, J.M. and J.S. Brooks. 2012. Sustainability Starts at Home: Civic Engagement in the University’s Neighborhood. In: Social Responsibility and Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Perspectives Through Service Learning. ed. McDonald, T. 78-115. Sterling Press, Sterling VA.

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