Publications

The searchable list below includes peer-reviewed publications by CPC fellows, predoctoral trainees, postdoctoral scholars, and professional staff during the period of 2004 - present. 

Additional publications by our research projects and their collaborative communities may be found on their respective web sites such as:


Cooper, Matthew W.; & West, Colin Thor. (2017). Unraveling the Sikasso Paradox: Agricultural Change and Malnutrition in Sikasso, Mali. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 56(2), 101-23.

West, Colin Thor; Moody, Aaron; Nebie, Elisabeth Kago; & Sanon, Oumar. (2017). Ground-Truthing Sahelian Greening: Ethnographic and Spatial Evidence from Burkina Faso. Human Ecology, 45(1), 89-101.

Howe, E. Lance; Murphy, James J.; Gerkey, Drew; & West, Colin Thor. (2016). Indirect Reciprocity, Resource Sharing, and Environmental Risk: Evidence from Field Experiments in Siberia. PLOS ONE, 11(7), e0158940. PMCID: PMC4956054

Roncoli, Carla; Dowd-Uribe, Brian; Orlove, Ben; West, Colin Thor; & Sanon, Moussa. (2016). Who Counts, What Counts: Representation and Accountability in Water Governance in the Upper Comoé Sub-Basin, Burkina Faso. Natural Resources Forum, 40(1-2), 6-20.

West, Colin Thor; Roncoli, Carla; & Yaka, Pascal. (2016). Climate Variability in West Africa: A Case Study in Vulnerability and Adaptation on the Northern Central Plateau, Burkina Faso. In Wood, Donald C. (Ed.), The Economics of Ecology, Exchange, and Adaptation: Anthropological Explorations (pp. 57-76). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

West, Colin Thor. (2015). Public and Private Responses to Food Insecurity: Complementarity in Burkina Faso. Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment, 37(2), 53-62.

West, Colin Thor; Somé, Aimé; & Nebié, Elisabeth Kago. (2014). Famines are a Thing of the Past: Food Security Trends in Northern Burkina Faso. Human Organization, 73(4), 340-50.

Nicolson, Craig; Berman, Matthew; West, Colin Thor; Kofinas, Gary P.; Griffith, Brad; Russell, Don; & Dugan, Darcy. (2013). Seasonal Climate Variation and Caribou Availability: Modeling Sequential Movement Using Satellite-Relocation Data. Ecology and Society, 18(2), 1.

West, Colin Thor. (2013). Documenting Livelihood Trajectories in the Context of Development Interventions in Northern Burkina Faso. Journal of Political Ecology, 20(1), 342-60.

West, Colin Thor; & Ross, Connor. (2012). Local Institutions for Subsistence Harvesting in Western Alaska: Assessing Their Adaptive Role in the Context of Global Change. Journal of Ecological Anthropology, 15(1), 22-40.

West, Colin Thor. (2011). The Survey of Living Conditions in the Arctic (SLiCA): A Comparative Sustainable Livelihoods Assessment. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 13(1), 217-35.

West, Colin Thor. (2010). Household Extension and Fragmentation: Investigating the Socio-Environmental Dynamics of Mossi Domestic Transitions. Human Ecology, 38(3), 363-76.

Argetsinger, Timothy; & West, Colin Thor. (2009). Yupiit Subsistence in Western Alaska: The Intersection of Formal and Local Institutions. Ecological and Environmental Anthropology, 5(1), 67-82.

Nelson, Donald R.; West, Colin Thor; & Finan, Timothy J. (2009). Introduction to “In Focus: Global Change and Adaptation in Local Places”. American Anthropologist, 111(3), 271-4.

West, Colin Thor. (2009). Domestic Transitions, Desiccation, Agricultural Intensification, and Livelihood Diversification among Rural Households on the Central Plateau, Burkina Faso. American Anthropologist, 111(3), 275-88.

West, Colin Thor; & Vásquez-León, Marcela. (2008). Misreading the Arizona Landscape: Reframing Analyses of Environmental Degradation in Southeastern Arizona. Human Organization, 67(4), 373-83.

West, Colin Thor; Roncoli, Carla; & Ouattara, Frederic. (2008). Local Perceptions and Regional Climate Trends on the Central Plateau of Burkina Faso. Land Degradation & Development, 19(3), 289-304.

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