Publications and CV


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PUBLICATIONS AND PRODUCTIONS in the Free-Flowing Rivers Lab (Symbols indicate graduate* undergraduate^ authors)

Zhao, M., Li, C., Perry, D. M., Zhang, Y., He, Y., & Li, P. (2022). Connectivity Index-Based Identification of Priority Area of River Protected Areas in Sichuan Province, Southwest China. Land, 11(4), 490.

Li, P., Shen, M., Perry, D., Li, C., Zhao, M., & Yang, P. (2021). A comparative study on the spatial distribution characteristics and the driving factors of protected river systems between China and the United States of America – ScienceDirect. Ecological Indicators, 135.

Guetz, K*., Joyal, T., Dickson, B., Perry, D. (2021) Dam Removal Prioritization in the West: An Optimization Approach for River Restoration and Conservation. Restoration Ecology.  (2022 ESA Early Career Publication Award)

Major, J*., Aslan, C., McManamay, R., Perry, D. (2021) Identifying gaps in protected areas to expand integrated riverine ecosystem conservation. Conservation Science and Practice.

Perry, D., Harrison, I., Fernandes, S*., Burnham, S*., Nichols, A^. (2021). Global Analysis of Durable Policies for Free-Flowing River Protections. Sustainability 13,4: 2347.

George, R*., McManamay, R., Perry, D., Sabo, J., & Ruddell, B. L. (2021). Indicators of hydro-ecological alteration for the rivers of the United States. Ecological Indicators, 120, 106908.

Perry, D. (2021). Legible Rivers, Resilient Rivers: Lessons for Climate Adaptation Policy from the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. In J. Cassin, J. Dalton, E. Lopez Gunn, & J. Matthews, Nature-based Solutions and Water Security: An Agenda for the 21st Century. Elsevier.

Perry, D. “Report of the Eighty-Second Annual Meeting: Flagstaff, Arizona October 16–19, 2019.” Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, vol. 82, 2020, p. 171-173. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/pcg.2020.0011.

Perry, D. 2020. Review of “Water scarcity in the American West: Unauthorized water use and the new future of water accountability”, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, by D. Perry, Water Alternatives,

Major, J*., K. Guetz*, D. Perry (2020). National Wild and Scenic Rivers System-NHDv2 Seamless Merge, HydroShare,

Swanson, R.*, Springer, A., Kreamer, D. Tobin, B., Perry. D. (2020). Quantifying the base flow of the Colorado River: its importance in sustaining perennial flow in northern Arizona and southern Utah. Hydrogeology Journal.

Ellis, R.*, & Perry, D. (2020). A Confluence of Anticolonial Pathways for Indigenous Sacred Site Protection. Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education, (169), 8–26.

Perry, D. Athayde, S., Setúbal, S., Chief, K., Colombi, B., Marchand, C., Molina, S. (2020). One River Unites Indigenous Peoples from Across the Americas: A Cultural Exchange on the Legacy of Hydroelectric Dam Impacts. In Rivers, Lands and Cultures: Learning from the Tocantins Social-ecological System. Juliana Laufer; Elineide E. Marques; Simone Athayde; A. Christine Swanson; Ana Daisy A. Zagallo (Ed.).

Bair, L., Chief, K., Colombi, B., Melis, T., Perry, D. (2020). Tribes and water management in the Colorado River, US. In Rivers, Lands and Cultures: Learning from the Tocantins Social-ecological System. Juliana Laufer; Elineide E. Marques; Simone Athayde; A. Christine Swanson; Ana Daisy A. Zagallo (Ed.).

Global Charter for Rewilding the Earth, 11th World Wilderness Congress (WILD11, Resolutions Committee, March 2020);

Bair, L., Yackulic, C., Schmidt, J., Perry, D., Kirchoff, C., Chief, K., Colombi, B. (2019). Incorporating Social-ecological Considerations into Basin-wide Responses to Climate Change in the Colorado River Basin. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 37:14-19.

Perry, D. (Producer/Director). (2018). SES Teaching in the Field [Motion Picture]. United States: Meredith Meeks Media. School of Earth and Sustainability | School of Earth and Sustainability

Perry, D.M. (2017). [Re]framing the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act for Ecosystem Based Resilience and Adaptation.”, International Journal of Wilderness, 18(2): 41-48.

Perry, D.M. and Praskievicz, S.J. (2017). “A new era of big infrastructure? [Re-] developing water storage in the U.S. West in the context of climate change and environmental regulation.” Water Alternatives, 10(2): 134-151.

Perry, D.M. and Berry. K A. (2016). “Central American integration through infrastructure development: a case study of Costa Rican hydropowerRegions and Cohesion, 6(1).

Perry, D. (Producer/Director). (2015). Troubled Waters: Costa Rica’s Rio Pacuare [Motion Picture]. United States: Jeremy Jensen Media.


Perry, D. and Major, J.* (In Press) Ribbons of Life: The Importance of Free-Flowing Rivers to Wildlife Conservation in the Southwest U.S. White Paper for American Rivers.

Swanson, R.*, Perry, D., Springer, A. (In Review). Policy Deficiencies and Contingency Plans: The Implications of Groundwater Management on Base Flow Contributions to the Colorado River. Journal of American Water Resources.

Horne, L., Manzanares, A., Babson, N., Arakawa, L., Blavascunas, E., Doner, L., Druckenbrod, D., Fairchild, E., Jarchow, M., Muchnick, B., Panday, P., Perry, D., Thomas, R., Toomey, A., Tucker, B., Washington-Ottombre, C., Vincent, S., Anderson, S., Romulo, C. (In second review). Alignment among environmental programs in higher education: What Food-Energy-Water Nexus concepts are we covering in introductory courses? International Journal of STEM Education.

Perry, D. and Hite, E. (In Review). “Hydropower Capital and Policy Matters: the nexus of climate change, energy development, and conservation in Costa Rica’s Rio Pacuare.” Journal of Latin American Geography.

Perry, D., Brown, M., McLaughlin, J., O’Dowd, A., Rost, A., Shimoda, R., Vonesh, J., Yarnell, S. (Revising for resubmission). Teaching on the river: Status and prospectus for college field education on rivers in the United States. Journal of Outdoor Education.

Perry, D.M., Burnham, S^*, Wieser, C., Schäfer, T. (Revising for resubmission). Regional dialogues in free-flowing river conservation and restoration initiatives: Three European Rivers Summit in review. Journal of Ecohydraulics.

Fernandes, S.*, Harrison, I., Perry, D. (In Prep). “Conflict, Connectivity, and Confluences: Limitations and Possibilities for Amazon Riverine Ecosystem Protection.” Frontiers in Ecology.

Perry, D., Abell, R., Harrison, I., Benitez, S., Koning, A., Peng, L., (In Prep) Action 3–Protecting and restoring critical habitat for the benefit of freshwater biodiversity to bend the curve of global freshwater biodiversity loss. Invited paper for journal Environmental Reviews Special Issue: A Road Map for Implementing an Emergency Recovery Plan for Freshwater Biodiversity.

Brogan, C.^*, Harrison, I., Perry, D. (In Prep). “Off the hook: Subsistence inland fisheries and their vulnerability to climate change.” TBD.

Smith, S*., Grimm, K., Perry, D. (In Prep). The Role of Federal Policy and Conservation Perceptions in New Mexico’s Gila River Watershed. Environmental Management.

Perry, D. (In Prep). “A Regional Comparison of Conservation Policy Perceptions: Assessing Wild & Scenic Rivers from East to West.” To be submitted to The Professional Geographer.

Perry, D. (In Prep). “A Political Ecology of Federal River Conservation: 50 years and counting of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.” To be submitted to the Environment and Planning E.

Perry, D. and Peng, Li. (In prep). “Dragons, Dams, and Dinosaurs: The Evolution of China’s River Principles & Policies.” To be submitted to Geoforum.

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