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Michael Cox

Professor Cox

Assistant Professor

Michael Cox studies community-based natural resource management, environmental governance, and the determinants of resilience and vulnerability in social-ecological systems. He has conducted empirical fieldwork-based analyses of irrigation systems in the Southwest United States, Peru and Kenya. More recently he has participated in an analysis of small-scale fisheries management in the Dominican Republic. He is currently conducting a synthetic analysis of large-scale environmental governance, the details of which can be found at http://sesmad.dartmouth.edu/.

Before coming to Dartmouth, he worked under Lin Ostrom at Indiana University's Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

  • Sloan-Wilson, D., E. Ostrom and M. Cox. 2013. Generalizing the core design principles for the efficacy of groups. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 905: 521-532.
  • Cox, M.,  s. Mincey, T. Ruseva, S. Villamayor-Tomas and B. Fischer. 2013. Evaluating the USFS State & Private Forestry Redesign: A first look at policy implications. Ecological Economics 85: 35-42.
  • Schoon, M. and M. Cox. 2012. Understanding disturbances and responses in social-ecological systems. Society and Natural Resources 25(2): 141-155.
  • Cox, M. 2011. Advancing the diagnostic analysis of environmental problems. International Journal of the Commons 5(2): 346-363.
  • Cox, M. and J. Ross. 2011. Robustness and vulnerability of community irrigation systems: the case of the Taos valley acequias. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 61(3): 254-266.
  • Cox, M., G. Arnold and S. V. Tom├ís, S. 2010. A review of design principles for community-based natural resource management. Ecology and Society 15(4): [online], http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol15/iss4/art38/.
  • Ostrom, E. and M. Cox. 2010. Moving beyond panaceas: an interdisciplinary approach to the study of social-ecological systems. Environmental Conservation 37(4): 451-463.

Current Courses:

ENVS 61 - Governing the Environment

ENVS 70 - Environmental Policy Research Workshop

ENVS 83 - Social-Ecological Research Methods

Contact Information

Professor Michael Cox
Environmental Studies Program
105 Fairchild Hall
HB 6182
Hanover, NH  03755
603-646-0544
Michael.E.Cox@Dartmouth.Edu

Last Updated: 5/21/14