The Future of Dams Publications

A hedonic study of New England dam removals
Guilfoos, T., & Walsh, J.
October 2022

Ecological Economics doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2022.107624

Damming news: Geospatial media discourse analysis of dams
Roy, S. G., McGreavy, B., Quiring, T., & Druschke, C. G.
September 2022

Environmental Management doi: 10.1007/s00267-022-01715-7

A review of small hydropower performance and cost
Klein, S. J. W., & Fox, E. L. B.
September 2022

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2022.112898

UAV and Structure-From-Motion Photogrammetry Enhance River Restoration Monitoring: A Dam Removal Study
Alexandra D. Evans, Kevin H. Gardner, Scott Greenwood, & Brett Still
April 2022

Drones doi: 10.3390/drones6050100

Navigating fish passage decisions during regulatory dam relicensing in Maine
Sarah Vogel & Jessica Jansujwicz
September 2021

Fisheries Management & Ecology doi: 10.1111/fme.12513

American eel personality and body length influence passage success in an experimental fishway
Matthew A. Mensinger, Allison M. Brehm, Alessio Mortelliti, Erik J. Blomberg, & Joseph D. Zydlewski
August 2021

Journal of Applied Ecology doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.14009

The consequences of dam passage for downstream-migrating American eel in the Penobscot River, Maine
Matthew A. Mensinger, Erik J. Blomberg, & Joseph D. Zydlewski
August 2021

Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences doi: 10.1139/cjfas-2020-0402

Can science-informed, consensus-based stakeholder negotiations achieve optimal dam decision outcomes?
Song, C., Diessner, N. L., Ashcraft, C. M., & Mo, W.
March 2021

Environmental Development, 37, 100602. doi:10.1016/j.envdev.2020.100602

Science in Indigenous homelands: addressing power and justice in sustainability science from/with/in the Penobscot River
McGreavy, B., Ranco, D., Daigle, J. et al.
February 2021

Sustainability Science doi:  10.1007/s11625-021-00904-3

Future Hydrological Failure Probability of Dams in New England Under Land Use and Climate Change
Iman Hosseini-Shakib
December 2020

ProQuest Dissertation or Thesis

I’ll be dammed! Public preferences regarding dam removal in New Hampshire
Diessner, N. L., Ashcraft, C. M., Gardner, K. H., & Hamilton, L. C.
November 2020

Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 8(1). doi:10.1525/elementa.003

I’ll be dammed! Public preferences regarding dam removal in New Hampshire
Natallia Leuchanka Diessner, Catherine M. Ashcraft, Kevin H. Gardner, & Lawrence C. Hamilton
November 2020

Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene doi: 10.1525/elementa.003

Science in action or science inaction? Evaluating the implementation of “best available science” in hydropower relicensing
Vogel, S. K., Jansujwicz, J. S., Sponarski, C. C., & Zydlewski, J. D.
November 2020

Energy Policy, 143, 111457. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2020.111457

Coordinated river infrastructure decisions improve net social-ecological benefits
Roy, S. G., Daigneault, A., Zydlewski, J., Truhlar, A., Smith, S. M. C., Jain, S., & Hart, D.
October 2020

Environmental Research Letters, 15(10), 104054. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/abad58

The Development, Validation, and Application of the Eelgrass Health Index
Nicholas Braun Anderson
September 2020

ProQuest Dissertation or Thesis

Human Dimensions Research for Informed Decisions About Aquatic Restoration in New Hampshire: Environmental Justice in Implementation of Compensatory Mitigation
Simone T. Chapman
September 2020

ProQuest Dissertation or Thesis

Exploring the Utility of Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) Products in Remote Visual Stream Ecological Assessment
Evans, A. D., Gardner, K. H., Greenwood, S., & Pruitt, B.
June 2020

Restoration Ecology. doi:10.1111/rec.13228

Exploring the utility of small unmanned aerial system products in remote visual stream ecological assessment
Alexandra D. Evans, Kevin H. Gardner, Scott Greenwood, & Bruce Pruitt
June 2020

Restoration Ecology doi: 10.1111/rec.13228

Balancing fish-energy-cost tradeoffs through strategic basin-wide dam management
Song, C., O’Malley, A., Zydlewski, J., & Mo, W.
June 2020

Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 161, 104990. doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.104990

What Do We Know About What to Do With Dams? How Knowledge Shapes Public Opinion About Their Removal in New Hampshire
Chapman, S., Ashcraft, C.M., Hamilton, L.C., Gardner, K.H.
June 2020

UNH Scholars Repository (Carsey School of Public Policy)

Passage Performance of Alewife and American Shad in the Pawcatuck River, Rhode Island.
Haro, A.
June 2020

Memorandum prepared for the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Coastal and  Partners Program. Brett Still and Art Gold facilitated URI support for this publication and 7 Future of Dams graduate students were recognized for their assistance with field work, data management and processing, and GIS mapping.

A Transdisciplinar ansdisciplinary Approach to Decision Suppor o Decision Support for Dams in the t for Dams in the Northeastern U.S. with Hydropower Potential
A Transdisciplinary Approach to Decision Support for Dams in the Northeastern U.S. with Hydropower Potential
May 2020

ProQuest Dissertation or Thesis

Essays on Economics of Ecosystem Service from Dam Removal to Improve Decision Making
Ben Blachly
May 2020

ProQuest Dissertation or Thesis

Acting out our dam future: science-based role-play simulations as mechanisms for learning and natural resource planning
Diessner, Natallia Leuchanka, Ashcraft, Catherine M., Mo, Weiwei, Song, Cuihong, Hamilton, Lawrence C., Rogers, Shannon H., Gardner, Kevin H.
April 2020
Using Engaged Rhetorical Methods to Understand and Inform Collaborative Decision Making About Dams and Restoration in the Penobscot River Watershed
Tyler Quiring
April 2020

ProQuest Dissertation or Thesis

Language effects on bargaining
Weir, M. J., Ashcraft, C. M., Leuchanka Diessner, N., McGreavy, B., Vogler, E., & Guilfoos, T.
March 2020

PLOS ONE, 15(3), e0229501. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0229501

Runoff Coefficients of High-flow Events in Undisturbed New England Basins
Iman Hosseini-Shakib, Kevin Gardner, & Anne Lightbody
February 2020

Authorea doi: 10.1002/essoar.10502249.1

“It’s just a cycle”: Resilience, poetics, and intimate disruptions.
McGreavy, B.
January 2020

Poroi, 12(1). doi:10.13008/2151-2957.1302

Bieluch, K.H., McGreavy, B., Silka, L., Strong, A., and Hart, D.D.
November 2019

In Developing Change Agents Edited by Kristi L. Kremers, Alexander S. Liepins, and Abigail M. York.  EBOOK ISBN: 978-1-946135-57-5

A temporal perspective to dam management: influence of dam life and threshold fishery conditions on the energy-fish tradeoff
Song, C., & Mo, W.
September 2019

Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. doi: 10.1007/s00477-019-01726-7

Forging future organizational leaders for sustainability science
I. J. Gordon, K. Bawa, G. Bammer, C. Boone, J. Dunne, D. Hart, J. Hellmann, A. Miller, M. New, J. Ometto, S. Pickett, G. Wendorf, A. Agrawal, P. Bertsch, C. D. Campbell, P. Dodd, A. Janetos, H. Mallee and K. Taylor
July 2019

Nat Sustain 2, 647–649 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41893-019-0357-4

What to Do With Dams: An Assessment of Public Opinion to Inform the Debate in New Hampshire
Diessner, N.L., Ashcraft, C., Gardner, K., & Hamilton, L.
July 2019

Many of New Hampshire’s dams are reaching the end of their lifespan and require expensive maintenance or removal in order to meet safety standards. While engineers and public officials struggle with the scale of the challenge surrounding various dam management alternatives, including removal, what does the New Hampshire public think? In this brief, authors Natallia Leuchanka, Catherine Ashcraft, Kevin Gardner, and Lawrence Hamilton present results from statewide surveys in New Hampshire that explore public views about dam removal. They report that a majority of respondents in three Granite State Polls prefer to remove dams when the alternative is to keep them for maintenance of waterfront property values, preservation of industrial history, or maintenance of lake- and pond-based recreation. A majority of survey respondents prefer to keep dams when dams are for hydropower generation. Respondents’ age, gender, and party affiliation often predict their preference for dam removal. Levels of formal education do not make much difference. Younger respondents, women, and Democrats are more likely to support dam removal, although this varies somewhat depending on the tradeoffs.

Observations of American Shad Alosa sapidissima Approaching and Using a Vertical Slot Fishway at the Head‐of‐Tide Brunswick Dam on the Androscoggin River, Maine
Weaver, D. M., Brown, M., & Zydlewski, J. D.
July 2019

North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 39(5), 989–998. doi:10.1002/nafm.10330

Managing dams for energy and fish tradeoffs: What does a win-win solution take?
Song, C., Omalley, A., Roy, S. G., Barber, B. L., Zydlewski, J., & Mo, W.
June 2019

Science of The Total Environment, 669, 833–843. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.03.042

Evaluating core competencies and learning outcomes for training the next generation of sustainability researchers
Roy, S. G., de Souza, S. P., McGreavy, B., Druschke, C. G., Hart, D. D., & Gardner, K.
June 2019

Sustainability Science. doi:10.1007/s11625-019-00707-7

Role-Play Simulations and System Dynamics for Sustainability Solutions around Dams in New England
Diessner, N.L., Song, C., Ashcraft, C., & Mo, W.
May 2019
People and Conflicts in Dammed New England Landscapes: From a Stakeholder Assessment to a Science-Based Role-Play Simulation
Diessner, N.L. & Ashcraft, C.
April 2019
Introduction to the Pearl River Negotiation Simulation: Negotiating the Future of Dams (video)
Diessner, N.L., Song, C., Ashcraft, C., & Mo, W.
April 2019
River Reach Restored by Dam Removal Offers Suitable Spawning Habitat for Endangered Shortnose Sturgeon
Johnston, C., Zydlewski, G. B., Smith, S., Zydlewski, J., & Kinnison, M. T.
December 2018

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. doi:10.1002/tafs.10126

A multiscale approach to balance trade-offs among dam infrastructure, river restoration, and cost
Roy, S.G., Uchida, E., de Souza, S.P., Blachly, B., Fox, E., Gardner, K., Gold, A.J., Jansujwicz, J., Klein, S., McGreavy, B., Mo, W., Smith, S.M.C., Vogler, E., Wilson, K., Zydlewski, J., & Hart, D.
November 2018

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201807437. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1807437115.

A dam passage performance standard model for American shad
Stich, D. S., Sheehan, T. F., & Zydlewski, J. D.
July 2018

Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 76(5), 762–779. doi: 10.1139/cjfas-2018-0008

Cradle-to-grave greenhouse gas emissions from dams in the United States of America
Song, C., Gardner, K.H., Klein, S.J.W., Souza, S.P., & Mo, W.
July 2018

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 90, 945–956. doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2018.04.014

Does What Goes up Also Come Down? Using a Recruitment Model to Balance Alewife Nutrient Import and Export
Barber, B. L., Gibson, A. J., O’Malley, A. J., & Zydlewski, J.
April 2018

Marine and Coastal Fisheries, 10(2), 236–254. doi: 10.1002/mcf2.10021

Dam Removal and Fish Passage Improvement Influence Fish Assemblages in the Penobscot River, Maine
Watson, J. M., Coghlan, S. M., Zydlewski, J., Hayes, D. B., & Kiraly, I. A.
April 2018

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 147(3), 525–540. doi: 10.1002/tafs.10053

I’ll Be Dammed! Public Preferences and the Future of Dams in New Hampshire
Diessner, N.L., Hamilton, L., Gardner, K., & Ashcraft, C.
April 2018
Slow and deliberate cooperation in the commons
Brozyna, C., Guilfoos, T., & Atlas, S.
April 2018

Nature Sustainability, 1(4), 184–189. doi: 10.1038/s41893-018-0050-z

Tracing Rhetoric and Material Life: Ecological Approaches
McGreavy, B., Wells, J., McHendry, G.F., & Senda-Cook, S. (Eds.)
January 2018

Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-65711-0.

The Complexities of Counting Fish: Engaging Citizen Scientists in Fish Monitoring
Bieluch, K.H., Willis, T., Smith, J., & Wilson, K.A.
November 2017

Maine Policy Review, 26.2: 9-18.

Centring fish agency in coastal dam removal and river restoration
Druschke, C.G., Lundberg, E., Drapier, L., & Hychka, K.C.
October 2017

Water Alternatives, 10(3): 724-743.

Communicating about Hydropower, Dams, and Climate Change
Lundberg, E., Gardner, K., Gottschalk Druschke, C., McGreavy, B., Randall, S., Quiring, T., … & Hart, D.
September 2017

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.442.

Opportunities for resilient communities, ecosystems, and infrastructure by optimizing management of New England dams
Samuel Roy, Bridie McGreavy, Tyler Quiring, Emi Uchida, Karen Wilson, Sharon Klein, Emma Fox, Joseph Zydlewski
August 2017

Resilience 2017 Conference Proceedings. Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, Sweden, August 20-23, 2017.

How do we decide what to do with dams? Dynamic Design Planning (DDP) to shape collaboration for sustainability science
Bridie McGreavy, Tyler Quiring, Samuel Roy, Karen A. Wilson, Simone Souza, David Hart
August 2017

Resilience 2017 Conference Proceedings. Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, Sweden, August 20-23, 2017.

Understanding the Cradle-to-Grave Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Dams
Mo, W., Gardner, K., Klein, S., Song, C., & Pereira de Souza, S.
June 2017

Conference proceedings from the Association of Environmental Engineers and Science Professors (AEESP) Research and Education Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 21-22, 2017.

Adaptive Management of Urban Ecosystem Restoration: Learning from Restoration Managers in Rhode Island, U.S.A.
Druschke, C.G., & Hychka, K.C.
May 2017

Society and Natural Resources, 1–16. doi:10.1080/08941920.2017.1315653

Sustainability Science and Climate Change Communication
McGreavy, B., & Hart, D.
May 2017

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.563.

Size selection from fishways and potential evolutionary responses in a threatened Atlantic salmon population
Maynard, G.A., Kinnison, M.T., & Zydlewski, J.D.
May 2017

River Research and Applications, 33(7), 1004–1015. doi: 10.1002/rra.3155.

Acting and Modeling the Future of Dams: Knowledge Production Processes in Sustainability Science
Diessner, N.L., Ashcraft, C., Mo, W., & Song, C.
April 2017
Thinking Ecologically About Rhetoric’s Ontology: Capacity, Vulnerability, and Resilience
Stormer, N. & McGreavy, B.
February 2017

Philosophy and Rhetoric 50(1), 1-25. doi: 10.5325/philrhet.50.1.0001

Will Dam Removal Increase Nitrogen Flux to Estuaries?
Gold, A., Addy, K., Morrison, A., & Simpson, M.
November 2016

Water, 8(11), 522. doi:10.3390/w8110522

Mobilizing the power of higher education to tackle the grand challenge of sustainability: Lessons from novel initiatives
Hart, D.D., Buizer, J.L., Foley, J.A., Gilbert, L.E., Graumlich, L.J., Kapuscinski, A.R., ... & Silka, L.
February 2016

Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 4, 000090. doi: 10.12952/journal.elementa.000090

Why rhetoric matters for ecology
Druschke, C.G., & McGreavy, B.
February 2016

Frontiers Ecology and the Environment, 14(1), 46–52. doi: 10.1002/16-0113.1

Service learning and environmental communication: Communicating a case study of the Penobscot River Restoration Project
McGreavy, B.
January 2016

Technical report provided to the Campus Compact and Campuses for Environmental Stewardship program

Practice at the Boundaries: Report from a workshop of practitioners working at the interfaces science, policy and society for environmental outcomes
Wyborn, C., Bednarek, A., Meyer, R., Parris, A., Leith, P., McGreavy, B., & Ryan, M.
January 2016

Technical Report. Luc Hoffmann Institute, Pew Charitable Trusts, California Ocean Science Trust, Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica

The Skunkwork of Ecological Engagement
Ackerman, J.A., Druschke, C.G., McGreavy, B., & Sprain, L.
January 2016

Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning, 16(1), 75-95

Manager Perspectives on Communication and Public Engagement in Ecological Restoration Project Success
Druschke, C.G. & Hychka, K.C.
January 2015

Ecology and Society, 20(1), 58. doi: 10.5751/es-07451-200158