Stephen Polasky

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Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc You can't always get what you want: conservation planning with feedback effects
    Stephen Polasky
    Departments of Applied Economics and Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota, 1994 Buford Avenue, St Paul, MN 55112, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:5245-6. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Decision-making under great uncertainty: environmental management in an era of global change
    Stephen Polasky
    Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 26:398-404. 2011
  3. pmc Why conservation planning needs socioeconomic data
    Stephen Polasky
    Departments of Applied Economics and Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, 1994 Buford Avenue, St Paul, MN 55112, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:6505-6. 2008
  4. pmc Nutrient enrichment, biodiversity loss, and consequent declines in ecosystem productivity
    Forest Isbell
    Department of Ecology, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Saint Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:11911-6. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Agricultural sustainability and intensive production practices
    David Tilman
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
    Nature 418:671-7. 2002
  6. pmc Climate change and health costs of air emissions from biofuels and gasoline
    Jason Hill
    Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:2077-82. 2009
  7. pmc Efficiency of incentives to jointly increase carbon sequestration and species conservation on a landscape
    Erik Nelson
    Department of Biology and Natural Capital Project, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University, 371 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305 5020, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:9471-6. 2008
  8. pmc Environmental, economic, and energetic costs and benefits of biodiesel and ethanol biofuels
    Jason Hill
    Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:11206-10. 2006
  9. pmc Predicting overfishing and extinction threats in multispecies fisheries
    Matthew G Burgess
    Departments of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior and Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:15943-8. 2013
  10. pmc Implementing the optimal provision of ecosystem services
    Stephen Polasky
    Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111:6248-53. 2014

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. pmc You can't always get what you want: conservation planning with feedback effects
    Stephen Polasky
    Departments of Applied Economics and Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota, 1994 Buford Avenue, St Paul, MN 55112, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:5245-6. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Decision-making under great uncertainty: environmental management in an era of global change
    Stephen Polasky
    Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 26:398-404. 2011
    ..Decision theory, thresholds, scenarios and resilience thinking can expand awareness of the potential states and outcomes, as well as of the probabilities and consequences of outcomes under alternative decisions...
  3. pmc Why conservation planning needs socioeconomic data
    Stephen Polasky
    Departments of Applied Economics and Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, 1994 Buford Avenue, St Paul, MN 55112, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:6505-6. 2008
  4. pmc Nutrient enrichment, biodiversity loss, and consequent declines in ecosystem productivity
    Forest Isbell
    Department of Ecology, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Saint Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:11911-6. 2013
    ..Our results support the hypothesis that the long-term impacts of anthropogenic drivers of environmental change on ecosystem functioning can strongly depend on how such drivers gradually decrease biodiversity and restructure communities. ..
  5. ncbi request reprint Agricultural sustainability and intensive production practices
    David Tilman
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
    Nature 418:671-7. 2002
    ..New incentives and policies for ensuring the sustainability of agriculture and ecosystem services will be crucial if we are to meet the demands of improving yields without compromising environmental integrity or public health...
  6. pmc Climate change and health costs of air emissions from biofuels and gasoline
    Jason Hill
    Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:2077-82. 2009
    ..These advantages are critically dependent on the source of land used to produce biomass for biofuels, on the magnitude of any indirect land use that may result, and on other as yet unmeasured environmental impacts of biofuels...
  7. pmc Efficiency of incentives to jointly increase carbon sequestration and species conservation on a landscape
    Erik Nelson
    Department of Biology and Natural Capital Project, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University, 371 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305 5020, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:9471-6. 2008
    ..Our results show that policies aimed at increasing the provision of carbon sequestration do not necessarily increase species conservation and that highly targeted policies do not necessarily do as well as more general policies...
  8. pmc Environmental, economic, and energetic costs and benefits of biodiesel and ethanol biofuels
    Jason Hill
    Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:11206-10. 2006
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  9. pmc Predicting overfishing and extinction threats in multispecies fisheries
    Matthew G Burgess
    Departments of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior and Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:15943-8. 2013
    ....
  10. pmc Implementing the optimal provision of ecosystem services
    Stephen Polasky
    Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111:6248-53. 2014
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Low biodiversity state persists two decades after cessation of nutrient enrichment
    Forest Isbell
    Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
    Ecol Lett 16:454-60. 2013
    ..Thus, the regime shifts between alternative stable states that have been reported for some nutrient-enriched aquatic ecosystems may also occur in grasslands...
  12. pmc Linking water quality and well-being for improved assessment and valuation of ecosystem services
    Bonnie L Keeler
    Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:18619-24. 2012
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  13. doi request reprint Solutions for a cultivated planet
    Jonathan A Foley
    Institute on the Environment IonE, University of Minnesota, 1954 Buford Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
    Nature 478:337-42. 2011
    ..Together, these strategies could double food production while greatly reducing the environmental impacts of agriculture...
  14. ncbi request reprint Ecology. Millennium ecosystem assessment: research needs
    Stephen R Carpenter
    Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706
    Science 314:257-8. 2006
  15. doi request reprint Coastal ecosystem-based management with nonlinear ecological functions and values
    Edward B Barbier
    Department of Economics and Finance, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071, USA
    Science 319:321-3. 2008
    ..This result suggests that reconciling competing demands on coastal habitats should not always result in stark preservation-versus-conversion choices...
  16. doi request reprint Land clearing and the biofuel carbon debt
    Joseph Fargione
    The Nature Conservancy, 1101 West River Parkway, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55415, USA
    Science 319:1235-8. 2008
    ..In contrast, biofuels made from waste biomass or from biomass grown on degraded and abandoned agricultural lands planted with perennials incur little or no carbon debt and can offer immediate and sustained GHG advantages...
  17. ncbi request reprint Integrating economic costs into conservation planning
    Robin Naidoo
    Conservation Science Program, WWF US, 1250 24th Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 21:681-7. 2006
    ..We assess how costs fit into this new framework and consider prospects for integrating them into conservation planning...
  18. ncbi request reprint A comparison of alternative strategies for cost-effective water quality management in lakes
    Daniel Boyd Kramer
    James Madison College and the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, Case Hall, East Lansing, 48825 1205, USA
    Environ Manage 38:411-25. 2006
    ..Large transaction costs associated with the negotiation and monitoring of riparian buffers, however, may be prohibiting lake residents from implementing the most cost-effective strategy...