Water depletion: An improved metric for incorporating seasonal and dry-year water scarcity into water risk assessments

Brauman KA, Richter BD, Postel S, Malsy M, Flörke M. 2016. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. 4: 000083. January 20, 2016. doi: 10.12952/journal.elementa.000083

Inclusive Wealth as a Metric of Sustainable Development. Annual Review of Environment and Natural Resources

Polasky, S., B. Bryant, P. Hawthorne, J. Johnson, B.L. Keeler, D. Pennington. Annual Review of Environment and Natural Resources. 40: 445-466. November 2015. doi: 10.1146/annurev-environ-101813-013253

Spatial patterns of agricultural expansion determine impacts on biodiversity and carbon storage.

Chaplin-Kramer, R., Sharp, R. P., Mandle, L., Sim, S., Johnson, J. A., Butnar, I., Milà i Canals, L.; Eichelberger, B. A., Ramler, I., Mueller, C., McLachlan, N., Yousefi, A., King, H., Kareiva, P. M. 2015. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. PNAS. Published ahead of print June 15, 2015. doi:10.1073/pnas.1406485112

National indicators for observing ecosystem service change

Karp, D. S., Tallis, H., Sachse, R., Halpern, B., Thonicke, K., Cramer, W., Mooney, H., Polasky, S., … Wolny, S. 2015. Global Environmental Change. 35, 12-21. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.07.014

Towards integrated social–ecological sustainability indicators: Exploring the contribution and gaps in existing global data

Selomane, O., Reyers, B., Biggs, R., Tallis, H., and Polasky, S. 2015. Ecological Economics. 118, 140-146. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2015.07.024

Best Practices for Integrating Ecosystem Services into Federal Decision Making

Olander, L.; R. J. Johnston; H. Tallis; J Kagan; L. Maquire; J. Boyd, S. Polasky; L. Wainger. Technical Report. 2015. doi:10.13016/M2CH07

Groundwater and Ecosystem Services: A Framework for Managing Smallholder Groundwater-Dependent Agrarian Socio-Ecologies – Applying An Ecosystem Services And Resilience Approach in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Contributing author: K. Brauman. 2015. International Water Management Institute (IWMI). CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE). 25p. doi: 10.5337/2015.208

Get on the ecosystem services bandwagon

Brauman, K. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. Published June 28, 2015. doi: 10.1002/ieam.1654

What if solar energy becomes really cheap? A thought experiment on environmental problem shifting

van den Bergh, J.; C. Folke; S. Polasky; M. Scheffer; W. Steffen. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. June 2015, Vol. 14, pp 170-179. doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2015.05.007

Notes from the field: Lessons learned from using ecosystem services to inform real-world decisions

Ruckelshaus, M., E. McKenzie, H.M. Tallis, A.D. Guerry, G.C. Daily, P.M. Kareiva, S. Polasky, T. Ricketts, N. Bhagabati, S. Wood, and J. Bernhardt. 2015. Ecological Economics. 115: 11-21. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.07.009

Natural capital and ecosystem services informing decisions: from promise to practice

Guerry, A.D., S. Polasky, … B.L. Keeler, et al. 2015. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. PNAS. June 16, 2015, Vol. 112 (24), 7348-7355. doi:10.1073/pnas.1406490112

Setting the bar: Standards for ecosystem services

Polasky, S., H. Tallis, B. Reyers. 2015. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. PNAS. June 16, 2015, Vol. 112 (24), 7356-7361. doi:10.1073/pnas.1406490112

Impacts of conservation and human development policy across stakeholders and scales

Li, C., H. Zheng, … S. Polasky, et al. 2015. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. PNAS. June 16. 2015, Vol. 112 (24): 7396-7401. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1406486112

Get the science right when paying for nature’s services: Few projects adequately address design and evaluation

Naeem, S., J.C. Ingram, A. Varga, … S. Polasky, et al. 2015. Science. 347: 1206-1207. doi: 10.1126/science.aaa1403

A sustainability framework for assessing trade-offs in ecosystem services

Cavendar-Bares, J., S. Polasky, E. King, and P. Balvanera. 2015. Ecology and Society. 20(1): 17. doi: 10.5751/ES-06917-200117

Ecosystem service trade-offs across global contexts and scales

Cavendar-Bares, J., E. King, P. Balvanera, and S. Polasky. 2015. Ecology and Society. 20(1): 22. doi: 10.5751/ES-07137-200122

Confused at the crossroads. Review of Supply Shock: Economic Growth at the Crossroads and the Steady State Solution

Polasky, S. 2015. BioScience. 65(3): 329-331. doi: 10.1093/biosci/biu232

The biodiversity-dependent ecosystem service debt

Isbell, F., D. Tilman, S. Polasky, and M. Loreau. 2015. Ecology Letters. Feb. 2015, 18(2): 119-134. doi: 10.1111/ele.12393

Rethinking Agricultural Trade Relationships in an Era of Globalization.

MacDonald, G. K.; K. A. Brauman; S. Sun; K. M. Carlson; E. S. Cassidy; J. S. Gerber; P. C. West. BioScience. February 11, 2015. doi:10.1093/biosci/biu225

Recreational demand for clean water: Evidence from geotagged photographs by visitors to lakes

Keeler, B., S. Wood, S. Polasky, C. Kling, C. Filstrup, J. Downing. 2015. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. doi: 10.1890/140124

Energy as a driver of change in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River basin

Kelly, B., B. Keeler, G. Helm, G. Krantzberg, T. Lyon, W. Mabee. 2015. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 2015, Vol. 41, 59-68. doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2014.11.019

Courting disaster: how diversification mode affects fitness under risk

Ratcliff, W.C., P. Hawthorne, and E. Libby. 2015. Evolution. 69: 126-135. doi: 10.1111/evo.12568

Managing water services in tropical regions: From land cover proxies to hydrologic fluxes

Ponette-González; Alexandra G.; Kate A. Brauman; Erika Marín-Spiotta; Kathleen A. Farley; Kathleen C. Weathers; Kenneth R. Young; Lisa M. Curran. AMBIO. November 29, 2014. doi: 10.1007/s13280-014-0578-8

Estimating the external costs of nitrogen fertilizer in Minnesota.

Keeler, B.L. and J. Gourevitch. 2014. A report prepared for the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy.

Does aquaculture add resilience to the global food system?

Troell, M., R. Naylor, M. Metian, M. Beveridge, P. Tyedmers, C. Folke, K. Arrow, S. Barrett, A-S. Crépin, P. Ehrlich, Å. Gren, N. Kautsky, S. Levin, K. Nyborg, H. Österblom, S. Polasky, M. Scheffer, B. Walker, T. Xepapadeas, and A. de Zeeuw. 2014. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. PNAS. Vol. 111: 13257-13263. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1404067111

Impacts of Land-Use Change on Groundwater Supply: Ecosystem Services Assessment in Kona, Hawaii

Brauman, Kate A.; David L. Freyberg; Gretchen C. Daily. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. November 20, 2014, A4014001. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000495

Toward a more resilient agriculture

Bennett, E., S.R. Carpenter, L.J. Gordon, N. Ramankutty, P. Balvanera, B. Campbell, W. Cramer, J. Foley, C. Folke, L. Karlberg, J. Liu, H. Lotze-Campen, N.D. Mueller, G.D. Peterson, S. Polasky, J. Rockström, R.J. Scholes, and M. Spierenburg. 2014. Solutions. Vol. 5(5): 65-75.

Global agriculture and carbon tradeoffs

Johnson, J.A., C.F. Runge, B. Senauer, J. Foley, and S. Polasky. 2014. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. PNAS. Vol. 111: 12342-12327. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1412835111

Reducing Coastal Risk on the East and Gulf Coasts

Contributing author: S. Polasky. 2014. National Research Council, Water Science and Technology Board, Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Committee on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Science, Engineering and Planning: Coastal Risk Reduction. Washington, DC, National Academies Press.

Land-use change and costs to rural households: A case study in groundwater nitrate contamination

Keeler, B.L. and S. Polasky. 2014. Environmental Research Letters. Vol. 9(7): 074002. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/7/074002

Climate engineering reconsidered

Barrett, S., T.M. Lenton, A. Millner, A. Tavoni, S. Carpenter, J.M. Anderies, F. S. Chapin III, A.S. Crépin, G. Daily, P. Ehrlich, C. Folke, V. Galaz, T. Hughes, N. Kautsky, E.F. Lambin, R. Naylor, Karine Nyborg, S. Polasky, M. Scheffer, J. Wilen, A. Xepapadeas, A. de Zeeuw. Nature Climate Change. July 2014, Vol. 4(7): 527–529. doi: 10.1038/nclimate2278

Sustainability for the nation: Resource connections and governance linkages

Gradel, T.E., D. Swackhamer, R. Anex., W.F. Carroll, Jr., G.T. Daigger, P. Ferrao, H. Frumkin, S. Katzen, A. Palmisano, S. Polasky, L. Scarlett, R. Stephens, and L Zeise. 2014. Environmental Science and Technology. Vol. 48(13): 7197-7199. doi: 10.1021/es502328v

Projected land-use change impacts on ecosystem services

Lawler, J.J., D.J. Lewis, E.Nelson, A.J. Plantinga, S. Polasky, J.C. Withey, D.P. Helmers, S. Martinuzzi, D. Pennington, V.C. Radeloff. 2014. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. PNAS. Vol. 111(20): 7492-7497. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1405557111

A tradeoff frontier for global nitrogen use and cereal production

Mueller, N., P. West, J. Gerber, G. MacDonald, S. Polasky, J. Foley. 2014. Environmental Research Letters. Vol. 9(5): 054002. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/5/054002

Implementing the optimal provision of ecosystem services

Polasky, S., D. Lewis, A. Plantinga, and E. Nelson. 2014. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. PNAS. Vol. 111 (17): 6248-6253. doi:


The optimal management of renewable resources under the risk of potential regime shift

Ren, B. and S. Polasky. 2014. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. 40: 195-212. doi:10.1016/j.jedc.2014.01.006