Publications and CV


Perry, D.M. (Forthcoming). 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.

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

George, R.,* McManamay, R., Ruddell, B., Perry, D., Sabo, J. (In review). General Indicators of Hydro-Ecological Change for the Continental United States. Ecological Indicators.

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

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. Invited special issue piece in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 37:14-19.

Perry, D. Athayde, S., Setúbal, S., Chief, K., Colombi, B., Marchand, C., Molina, S. (2018). One River Unites Indigenous Peoples from Across the Americas: A Cultural Exchange on the Legacy of Hydroelectric Dam Impacts. Proceedings Rivers, Lands and Cultures: Learning from the Tocantins Social-ecological System NSF-CNH-RCN: Amazon Dams Network: Advancing Integrative Research and Adaptive Management of Social-ecological Systems Transformed by Hydroelectric Dams Workshop. Download paper here

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. (2017). The Uneven Geography of River Conservation In The U.S.: Insights From The Application Of The Wild And Scenic Rivers Act. University of Oregon. 2017: 291 pages; 10599086.

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 hydropower” Regions and Cohesion, 6(1). doi:10.3167/reco.2016.060105 Download paper here

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.


Major, James,* Perry, D., Aslan, C. (In Review) Utilizing Extant Conservation Policy to Fill Identified Gaps in Protected Areas for Riverine Ecosystem Resilience. Journal of Conservation Biology.

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

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.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

George, R*., Lima, R*., Samar, M*., Smith, S.E*., Perry, D.P. (In Progress). “The Yampa River Legacy in Western Water Governance: a Case of Contested Conservation.”  To be submitted to Environmental Research Letters

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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