Publications and CV


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Perry, D. and Harrison, I. (In Prep). “Introduction to Special Issue on Durable Protections for Free-Flowing Rivers.” Sustainability.

Perry, D.M., Burnham, S*., Wieser, C., Schaefer, T. (In Prep). Regional dialogues in free-flowing river conservation and restoration initiatives: The 2018 European Rivers Summit in review. Journal of Ecohydraulics.

Guetz, K*., Dickson, B., Perry, D. (In Review) Dam Removal Prioritization in the West: An Optimization Approach for River Restoration and Conservation. Journal of Restoration Ecology.

Major, J*., Aslan, C., McManamay, R., Perry, D. (In Review) Utilizing Extant Conservation Policy to Fill Identified Gaps in Protected Areas for Riverine Ecosystem Resilience. 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, K. (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). doi:10.3167/reco.2016.060105         

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

Perry, D. (2010). Hydropower Capital: Costa Rica and the Rio Pacuare during times of free trade and regional integration. University of Nevada, Reno, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing. 1476827.


Smith, S.E.*, and Perry, D.M. (In Progress) The Role of Federal Policy and Conservation Perceptions in New Mexico’s Gila River Watershed. Sustainability.

Swanson, R. and Perry, D. (In Progress). Policy Deficiencies and Contingency Plans: The Implications of Groundwater Mismanagement on Base Flow Contributions to the Colorado River Basin. To be submitted to Water Alternatives

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

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

Perry, D.M. (In Progress).  “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.M. (In Progress). “Hydropower Capital and Policy Matters: the nexus of climate change, energy development, and conservation in Costa Rica’s Rio Pacuare.” To be submitted to Journal of Latin American Geography

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


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