Bill McConnell

Bill McConnell


Ph.D., Graduate School of Geography, Clark University. 2000
M.A., Program in International Development and Social Change, Clark University. 1993
B.Sc., College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley. 1983


Research Interests:

Sustainability, land-use and land-cover change, Africa, China, Nepal


Title Book/Journal Year
Quantifying changes in water use and groundwater availability in a megacity using novel integrated systems modeling Geophysical Research Letters 2017
Top 40 questions in coupled human and natural systems (CHANS) research Ecology and Society 2017
Effects of conservation policy on China’s forest recovery Science Advances 2016
Activity patterns of the giant panda Journal of Mammology 2015
Coupled human and natural systems approach to wildlife research and conservation Ecology and Society 2014
Synthesis in land change science: methodological patterns, challenges, and guidelines Regional Environmental Change 2014
Deforestation in Madagascar: Debates over the island’s forest cover and challenges of measuring forest change Conservation and Environmental Management in Madagascar 2014
Protecting Lemurs: Madagascar’s Forests Science 2014
Framing Sustainability in a Telecoupled World Ecology and Society 2013
Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS): Approach, Challenges, and Strategies Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 2011
Environmental Change and Adaptation in Degraded Agro-Ecosystems: The Case of Highland Madagascar Area 2010
Effects of Natural Disasters on Conservation Policies: The Case of the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake, China Ambio 2010
Panda Preservation: Remote sensing helps counter natural and human complications GeoWorld 2010
Modeling Human Agency in Land Change in Madagascar: A Review and Prospectus Madagascar Conservation and Devlopment 2009
Comparing the Input, Output, and Validation Maps for Several Models of Land Change Annals of Regional Science 2008
The Future Research Challenge: the Global Land Project Terrestrial Ecosystems in a Changing World 2007
Causes and Trajectories of Land-Use/Cover Change Land Use and Land Cover Change: Local Processes, Global Impacts 2006
A Portfolio Approach to Analyzing Complex Human-Environment Interactions: Institutions and Land Change Ecology and Society 2006
Cross-Continental Comparisons: Africa and Asia Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Human-Environment Interactions in Forest Ecosystems 2005
Meta-Analysis of Agricultural Change in the Tropics Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Human-Environment Interactions in Forest Ecosystems 2005
Global Land Project Science Plan and Implementation Strategy. 2005
Global Change and the Intensification of Agriculture in the Tropics Global Environmental Change 2005
Challenges of forest governance in Madagascar The Geographical Journal 2005
Physical and social access to land: spatio-temporal patterns of agricultural expansion in Madagascar Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 2004
Agent-Based Models of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change: Report and review of an international workshop 2002
Meeting in the Middle: The Challenge of Meso-Level Integration, a Report Land Use Policy 2002
Madagascar: Emerald Isle or Paradise Lost? Environment 2002
Misconstrued Land Use in Vohibazaha: Participatory Planning in the Periphery of Madagascar’s Mantadia National Park. Land Use Policy 2002
Linking Geomatics and Participation to Manage Natural Resources in Madagascar Biological Diversity: Balancing Interests Through Adaptive Collaborative Management 2001
Meeting in the Middle: The Challenge of Meso-Level Integration 2001
Land Use and Cover Change The International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences 2001
Local Ecological Knowledge and Agriculture in the Haute Vallee du Niger, Republic of Mali, W. Africa Indigenous Knowledge and Change in African Agriculture 1996