Melinda Harm Benson

Geography & Environmental Studies

Associate Professor

Albuquerque, NM 87131-1221

United States

http://www.unm.edu/~mhbenson

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SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (29)

1.

The End of Sustainability

Society and Natural Resources, 1-6, 2014, DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2014.901467, University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 83
Posted: 08 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2016
Melinda Harm Benson and Robin Kundis Craig
Geography & Environmental Studies and University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Abstract:

Anthropocene, resilience, sustainability

2.

Replacing Sustainability

46:4 Akron Law Review 841-880 (2013), University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 25
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 30 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2014
Robin Kundis Craig and Melinda Harm Benson
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and Geography & Environmental Studies
Downloads 221 (94,492)

Abstract:

sustainability, sustainable development, resilience, resilience thinking, climate change, adaptation

3.

Integrating Adaptive Management and Oil and Gas Development: Existing Obstacles and Opportunities for Reform

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 39, No. 10, 2009
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 15 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2015
Melinda Harm Benson
Geography & Environmental Studies
Downloads 178 (116,319)
Citation 2

Abstract:

adaptive management, Bureau of Land Management, energy development

4.

A Framework for Resilience-Based Governance of Social-Ecological Systems

Ecology and Society 18 (1): 9, 2013
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 09 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2016
Ahjond S. Garmestani and Melinda Harm Benson
Government of the United States of America - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Geography & Environmental Studies
Downloads 141 (79,333)

Abstract:

panarchy, resilience, adapative governance, reflexive law

5.

Adaptive Management Approaches by Resource Management Agencies in the United States: Implications for Energy Development in the Interior West

Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 87-118, 2010
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Feb 2010
Melinda Harm Benson
Geography & Environmental Studies
Downloads 132 (157,418)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Adaptive Management, Coalbed Methane, Energy Development

6.

Can We Manage for Resilience? The Integration of Resilience Thinking into Natural Resource Management in the United States

Environmental Management, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 08 Jun 2011
Melinda Harm Benson and Ahjond S. Garmestani
Geography & Environmental Studies and Government of the United States of America - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Downloads 126 (165,749)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Resilience, Social-Ecological Systems, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Management, Governance, Agencies

7.

Embracing Panarchy, Building Resilience and Integrating Adaptive Management Through a Rebirth of the National Environmental Policy Act

Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 92, pp. 1420-1427, 2011
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 03 Mar 2011
Melinda Harm Benson and Ahjond S. Garmestani
Geography & Environmental Studies and Government of the United States of America - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Downloads 106 (190,720)

Abstract:

8.

Water Governance Challenges in New Mexico's Middle Rio Grande Valley: A Resilience Assessment

Idaho Law Review, Vol. 51, No. 195, 2014
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 11 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2015
Melinda Harm Benson, Dagmar Llewellyn, Ryan Morrison and Mark Stone
Geography & Environmental Studies, Independent, University of New Mexico and University of New Mexico
Downloads 73 (218,149)

Abstract:

Are We Addicted to Oil? Lessons from Mental Health

Southwestern Geographer, Vol. 14, pp. 122-136, 2010
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 08 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2013
Melinda Harm Benson
Geography & Environmental Studies
Downloads 38 (356,653)

Abstract:

climate change, addition, oil consumption, U.S. energy policy

Are We Addicted to Oil? Lessons from Mental Health

Southwestern Geographer 14: 121-136
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2013
Melinda Harm Benson
Geography & Environmental Studies
Downloads 31 (383,939)

Abstract:

Oil, Climate Change, Energy Policy

10.

Intelligent Tinkering: The Endangered Species Act and Resilience

Ecology and Society 17 (4): 28, 2012
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 09 Feb 2013
Melinda Harm Benson
Geography & Environmental Studies
Downloads 62 (207,868)

Abstract:

resilience, social-ecological systems, Endangered Species Act, adaptive capacity

11.

Governing for Resilience: Institutionalized Perceptions of Stationarity and Their Implications for Ecosystem-Based Adaptive Management

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 30 Apr 2010
Melinda Harm Benson
Geography & Environmental Studies
Downloads 46 (299,228)

Abstract:

Adaptive Management, Resilience, Environmental Governance

12.

Regional Initiatives: Scaling the Climate Response and Responding to Conceptions of Scale

Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 100, No. 4, pp. 1025-1035, 2010
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 08 Dec 2010
Melinda Harm Benson
Geography & Environmental Studies
Downloads 44 (299,228)
Citation 1

Abstract:

climate change, governance, politics of scale, regional approaches, scalar fixity

13.

Reconceptualizing Environmental Challenges — Is Resilience the New Narrative?

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 11 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2015
Melinda Harm Benson
Geography & Environmental Studies
Downloads 36 (275,345)

Abstract:

Resilience, Anthropocene, environmental discourse

14.

Bringing Resilience to Wildlife Management and Biodiversity Protection

in Social-Resilience and Law. Craig Allen and Ahjond Garmestani, eds. New York: Columbia University Press. 2014
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 09 Jun 2014
Melinda Harm Benson and Matthew E. Hopton
Geography & Environmental Studies and Government of the United States of America - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Downloads 34 (339,546)

Abstract:

Endangered Species Act, resilience

15.

Identifying Legal, Ecological and Governance Obstacles, and Opportunities for Adapting to Climate Change

Sustainability, 6, 2338-2356, 2014, DOI:10.3390/su6042338
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 08 Jun 2014
University of Idaho - College of Law, Emory University - Department of Environmental Studies, Leader of the Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Geography & Environmental Studies
Downloads 33 (336,399)

Abstract:

adaptive governance; ecological resilience; water law; sustainability

16.

Enforcing Traditional Cultural Property Protections

Human Geography 7(2) 60-72, 2014
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 20 Jul 2014
Melinda Harm Benson
Geography & Environmental Studies
Downloads 28 (352,801)

Abstract:

Traditional Cultural Property; National Historic Preservation Act; legal geography, socio-legal; judicial review; Mount Taylor, New Mexico

17.

Practitioner Perceptions of Adaptive Management Implementation in the United States

Benson, M. H. and A. B. Stone (2013). “Practitioner Perceptions of Adaptive Management Implementation in the United States.” Ecology and Society 18 (3): 32,
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 23 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2014
Melinda Harm Benson and Asako Stone
Geography & Environmental Studies and University of New Mexico
Downloads 25 (356,266)

Abstract:

adaptive management, organizational change, Collaborative Adaptive Management Network

18.

Shifting Public Land Paradigms: Lessons from the Valles Caldera National Preserve

34 Virginia Environmental Law Journal 1-51, 2016
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 28 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2016
Melinda Harm Benson
Geography & Environmental Studies
Downloads 24 (284,596)

Abstract:

Valles Caldera National Reserve, Science-based Adaptive Management, National Park Service

19.

Rules of Engagement: The Spatiality of Judicial Review

in The Expanding Spaces of Law: A Timely Legal Geography, (2014), I. Braverman, N. Blomley, D. Delaney & A. Kedar, editors Stanford University Press.
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 28 Jul 2014
Melinda Harm Benson
Geography & Environmental Studies
Downloads 22 (374,586)

Abstract:

legal geography, socio-legal, judicial review, standing, ripeness, Administrative Procedure Act

20.

Legislative Reallocation: How Compliance with Federal Legislative Initiatives can Redistribute Water Resources

Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education, No. 144, pp. 11-17, March 2010
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 30 Apr 2010
Melinda Harm Benson
Geography & Environmental Studies
Downloads 22 (400,823)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Endangered Species Act, Methow Valley, Water Allocation

21.

Regulatory Takings — Rights or Relations?

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 03 Oct 2014
Melinda Harm Benson
Geography & Environmental Studies
Downloads 21 (370,812)

Abstract:

legal geography, socio-legal studies, relationality, performativity, Fifth Amendment Takings Clause

22.

A Classification Framework for Running Adaptive Management Rapids

Benson, M. H., R. R. Morrison and M. C. Stone (2013). “A Classification Framework for Running Adaptive Management Rapids.” Ecology and Society 18 (3):30 ,
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 23 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2014
Melinda Harm Benson, Ryan Morrison and Mark Stone
Geography & Environmental Studies, University of New Mexico and University of New Mexico
Downloads 19 (370,812)

Abstract:

adaptive management, conceptual model, river restoration, Rio Chama

23.

Mining Sacred Space: Law’s Enactment of Competing Ontologies in the American West

Environment and Planning A 44: 1443-1458, 2012
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 09 Feb 2013
Melinda Harm Benson
Geography & Environmental Studies
Downloads 19 (382,741)

Abstract:

24.

Opportunities for Building Social-Ecological Resilience in New Mexico Forest Communities

Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research, 4:4, 253-269, 2012
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 08 Feb 2013
M. A. Roybal and Melinda Harm Benson
University of New Mexico - Department of Geography and Geography & Environmental Studies
Downloads 10 (441,038)

Abstract:

resilience, social-ecological systems, Vallecitos Federal Sustained Yield Act, forest management

25.

Transformative Environmental Governance

Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Vol. 41, pp. 399-423, 2016
Posted: 27 Oct 2016
University of Montana, Government of the United States of America - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Emory University - Department of Environmental Studies, Geography & Environmental Studies, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) - Dept. of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies, University of Louisville - Brandeis School of Law, University of Idaho - College of Law, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Vanderbilt University - Law School and Leader of the Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Abstract:

26.

Five Ways to Support Interdisciplinary Work Before Tenure

J Environ Stud Sci, 2015, DOI 10.1007/s13412-015-0326-9
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 20 Jan 2016
Geography & Environmental Studies, University of New Mexico, University of New Mexico, University of Idaho - College of Law, Washington State University, University of Montana, Washington State University, University of Idaho, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University, University of Idaho, University of New Mexico, University of New Mexico and University of New Mexico
Downloads 0 (466,421)

Abstract:

Interdisciplinary, Transdisciplinary,Tenure, Coupled Human Natural Systems

27.

Rules of Engagement: The Spatiality of Judicial Review (Chapter 10)

The Expanding Spaces of Law: A Timely Legal Geography (Chapter 10). Editors: Irus Braverman, Nicholas Blomley, David Delaney & Alexandre (Sandy) Kedar (Stanford University Press), 2013, Forthcoming
Posted: 19 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 26 Jul 2014
Melinda Harm Benson
Geography & Environmental Studies

Abstract:

legal geography, judicial review, standing, law and space, nomosphere

28.

Was the Lorax an Outfitter and Guide? A Shift in Idaho’s Standing Doctrine: Boundary Backpackers v. Boundary County and Selkirk-Priest Basin Association

Idaho Law Review, Vol. 34, No. 2, 1997
Posted: 15 Dec 2009
Melinda Harm Benson
Geography & Environmental Studies

Abstract:

standing doctrine, environmental governace

29.

The Tulare Case: Water Rights, the Endangered Species Act, and the Fifth Amendment

Environmental Law, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2002
Posted: 12 Aug 2009
Melinda Harm Benson
Geography & Environmental Studies

Abstract: