EC.719 | Spring 2019 | Undergraduate

D-Lab: Water, Climate Change, and Health

Additional Resources

Forestry & Agriculture

In the News

Moomaw, William. “To Curb Climate Change, We Need to Protect and Expand US Forests.The Conversation. May 8, 2017.

US Senator for Maine Angus King. “Collins, King, Klobuchar Biomass Amendment Passes Senate,” press release. February 3, 2016. 


Elinor Ostrom: Facts.” 2009.

Walljasper, Jay. “Elinor Ostrom’s 8 Principles for Managing a Commons.” On the Commons. October 2, 2011.

Books by Elinor Ostrom:

  • Ostrom, Elinor. Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action. Cambridge University Press, 1990. ISBN: 9780521405997. 
  • Ostrom, Elinor, Larry Schroeder, and Susan Wynne. Institutional Incentives and Sustainable Development: infrastructure policies in perspective. Westview Press, 1993. ISBN: 9780813316192. 
  • Ostrom, Elinor, James Walker, and Roy Gardner. Rules, Games, and Common-Pool Resources. University of Michigan Press, 1994_._ ISBN: 9780472065462. 
  • Ostrom, Elinor, and James Walker. Trust and Reciprocity: Interdisciplinary Lessons from Experimental Research. Russell Sage Foundation, 2003. ISBN: 9780871546470. 
  • Ostrom, Elinor. Understanding Institutional Diversity. Princeton University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780691122380. 
  • Ostrom, Elinor, Ravi Kanbur, and Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis. Linking the Formal and Informal Economy: Concepts and Policies. Oxford University Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780199237296. 
  • Buy at MIT Press Ostrom, Elinor, and Charlotte Hess. Understanding Knowledge as a Commons: From Theory to Practice. MIT Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780262516037.

Smith, Pete, et al. “Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU).” IPCC.

Lobdell, David and Sharon Gourdji. “The Influence of Climate Change on Global Crop Productivity.Plant Physiology 160, no. 4 (2012): 1686–1697.

Duffy, Philip, et al. “Letter to the Senate on Carbon Neutrality of Forest Biomass.” Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. February 26, 2016.

Alexandratos, Nikos and Jelle Bruinsma. “World Agriculture: Towards 2030/2050.” Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. June 2012.

The State of the World’s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture: Managing Systems at Risk. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Earthscan. 2011.

Video & Audio

Patagonia. “Regenerative Organic Certification (2018).” March 5, 2018. YouTube. 

TEDxTalks. “The Other Inconvenient Truth | Jonathan Foley | TEDxTC.” September 2, 2011. YouTube. 

Rebeldes: A Journey Through New Mexican Agriculture.” Terrascope. May 11, 2016.


U.S. Forest Service: National Lichens & Air Quality Database and Clearinghouse

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