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Melissa A. Kenney Publications


Iterative near-term ecological forecasting: Needs, opportunities, and challenges.

Michael C. Dietze, Andrew Fox, Lindsay M. Beck-Johnsonc, Julio L. Betancourt, Mevin B. Hootene, Catherine S. Jarnevichh, Timothy H. Keitti, Melissa A. Kenney, Christine M. Laney, Laurel G. Larsen, Henry W. Loescherk, Claire K. Lunch, Bryan C. Pijanowskin, James T. Randerson, Emily K. Read, Andrew T. Tredennick, Rodrigo Vargass, Kathleen C. Weathers, and Ethan P. White. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [pdf]


Effective Visual Communication of Climate Indicators and Scientific Information: Synthesis, Design Considerations, and Examples. A Technical Input Report to the 4th National Climate Assessment Report.

Gerst, M.D., M.A. Kenney, J.F. Wolfinger et al., A. Baer, et al. (2017). Version [2.0]. [documents]


Engagement 2.0: increasing our collective impact

Kenney, M.A., J.S. Dukes, K.R. Lips, J.J. Hellmann (2016)  Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 14(8): 403. doi:10.1002/fee.1416 [pdf]

Building an integrated U.S. National Climate Indicators System

Melissa A. Kenney, Anthony C. Janetos, Glynis C. Lough. 2016. Climatic Change. doi:10.1007/s10584-016-1609-1 [html]

Methods for translating narrative scenarios into quantitative assessments of land use change

Varun Rao Mallampalli, Georgia Mavrommati, Jonathan Thompson, Matthew Duveneck, Spencer Meyer, Arika Ligmann-Zielinska, Caroline Gottschalk Druschke, Kristen Hychka, Melissa A. Kenney, Kasper Kok, Mark E. Borsuk. 2016. Environmental Modelling and Software. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.04.011 [html]

Partition Dependence and Carryover Biases in Subjective Probability Assessment Surveys for Continuous Variables: Model-Based Estimation and Correction

Venkata R. Prava, Robert T. Clemen, Benjamin F. Hobbs, Melissa A. Kenney. 2015. Decision Analysis. doi:10.1287/deca.2015.0323 [html]

Understandability of Indicators for Non-expert Audiences: Increasing their potential value for decision-making

Kenney, M.A., M.D. Gerst, and J.F. Wolfinger (2016) Extended, reviewed conference abstract for edited volume for workshop on the Socioeconomic Benefits of Geospatial Information.

Iterative ecological forecasting: Needs, opportunities and challenges

M.C. Dietze; A. Fox; J. Betancourt; M. Hooten; C. Jarnevich; T. Keitt; M. A. Kenney; C. Laney; L. Larsen; H. W. Loescher; C. Lunch; B. Pijanowski; J. T. Randerson; E. Read; A. Tredennick; K. C. Weathers; E. P. White. 2016. NEON Workshop Report. [pdf]



Developing better indicators to track climate impacts

Anthony Janetos, Melissa A. Kenney. 2015. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. doi:10.1890/1540-9295-13.8.403 [html]

When it Rains, it Pours: A Socio-environmental Approach to Understanding Coastal Flooding

Elizabeth A. Albright, Emily Eisenhauer, Melissa A. Kenney, Ariana E. Sutton-Grier. 2015. National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center Teaching Case Study. [html]



Reconceptualizing the Role of Infrastructure in Resilience

Melissa Kenney, Elisabeth M. Hamin, Thomas C. Sheahan. 2014. Eos. doi:10.1002/2014EO330006 [html]

From global change science to action with social sciences

Christopher P. Weaver, Siân Mooney, David Allen, Nancy Beller-Simms, Thomas E. Fish, Anne E. Grambsch, William Hohenstein, Kathy Jacobs, Melissa A. Kenney, Meredith A. Lane, Linda Langner, Elisabeth Larson, Dave L. McGinnis, Richard H. Moss, L. G. Nichols, Claudia Nierenberg, Emily A. Seyller, Paul C. Stern and Robert Winthrop. 2014. doi:10.1038/nclimate2319 [html]

Ch. 26: Decision Support: Connecting Science, Risk Perception, and Decisions. Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment

Richard Moss, P. L. Scarlett, Melissa A. Kenney, H. Kunreuther, R. Lempert, J. Manning, B. K. Williams, J. W. Boyd, Emily T. Cloyd, L. Kaatz, and L. Patton. 2014. J. M. Melillo, Terese (T.C.) Richmond, and G. W. Yohe, Eds., U.S. Global Change Research Program. 2014. doi:10.7930/J0H12ZXG [pdf]

National Climate Indicators System Report

Melissa A. Kenney, Anthony C. Janetos, et al. 2014. National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee. [pdf]

Combining expert elicitation and stated preference methods to value ecosystem services from improved lake water quality

George Van Houtven, Carol Mansfield, Daniel J. Phaneuf, Roger H. von Haefen, Bryan Milstead, Melissa A. Kenney, Kenneth H. Reckhow. 2014. Ecological Economics. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.12.018 [html]

Assessing Ecological Integrity Across Jurisdictions and Scales

Sara Vickerman, James S. Kagan, Jamie Barbour, Barb Bresson, Frank Casey, Marlene Cole, Patrick Comer, Danielle Flynn, Wendell Gilgert, William L. Hohman, Melissa A. Kenney, Mary Klein, John Pierce, Karen Prentice, Charlie Rewa, Nikola Smith, Ariana E. Sutton-Grier, Gordon Toevs, Woody Turner, Steve Zack. 2014. Defenders of Wildlife, Institute for Natural Resources, NatureServe, Oregon Biodiversity Information Center, and U.S. Geological Survey. [pdf]


Cost analysis of water and sediment diversions to optimize land building in the Mississippi River delta

Melissa A. Kenney, Benjamin F. Hobbs, David Mohrig, Hongtai Huang, Jeffrey A. Nittrouer, Wonsuck Kim, Gary Parker. 2013. doi:10.1002/wrcr.20139 [html]

Social Science Integration to Support U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) Strategic Plan Implementation. A White Paper of the USGCRP Social Science Task Force

Chris Weaver, Kathy Jacobs, Bill Hohenstein, Cathy Allen, Nancy Beller-Simms, Tom Fish, Anne Grambsch, Pat Hipple, Melissa A. Kenney, Linda Langer, Libby Larson, Ji Sun Lee, Liz Marshall, Dave McGinnis, Sian Mooney, Leah Nichols, Claudia Nierenberg, Marcy Rockman, Art Rypinski, Emily Seyller, Rob Winthrop. 2013. [pdf]


Is Urban Stream Restoration Worth It?

Melissa A. Kenney, Peter R. Wilcock, Benjamin F. Hobbs, Nicholas E. Flores, Daniela C. Martinez. 2012. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2011.00635.x [html]

Assessment Indicators: Background, Development, and Examples. A Technical Input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment Report.

Anthony C. Janetos, Robert S. Chen, Deke Arndt, Melissa A. Kenney, et al. 2012.  PNNL-21183, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. [pdf]


Climate Change Impacts and Responses: Societal Indicators for the National Climate Assessment

National Climate Assessment Report Series, Volume 5c. pp. 147. [pdf]

Physical, Ecological, and Societal Indicators for the National Climate Assessment

S. O’Brien, Melissa A. Kenney, Robert S. Chen, Sandra R. Baptista, Dale Quattrochi. 2011. Climate Change Impacts and Responses [pdf]

Integrating Delta Building Physics & Economics: Optimizing the Scale of Engineered Avulsions in the Mississippi River Delta

Melissa A. Kenney, David Mohrig, Benjamin F. Hobbs, Gary Parker. 2011. Water Resources Research [html]

Our current understanding of lake ecosystem response to climate change: What have we really learned from the north temperate deep lakes?

Yuko Shimoda, Me E. Azim, Gurbur Perhar, Maryam Ramin, Melissa A. Kenney, Somayeh Sadraddini, Alex Gudimov Neumann, George B. Arhonditsis. 2011. Journal of Great Lakes Research. doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2010.10.004 [html]

Climate Change Impacts and Responses: Societal Indicators for the National Climate Assessment

Robert S. Chen, Melissa A. Kenney, Julie Maldonado, Dale Quattrochi. 2011. Workshop Discussion Paper. pp. 19.



Using Stressor-response Relationships to Derive Numeric Nutrient Criteria

Lester L. Yuan, Dana A. Thomas, John F. Paul, Michael J. Paul, and Melissa A. Kenney. 2010. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Science and Technology, Office of Water. EPA-820-S-10-001. pp. 93. [report]

Metric Development for Environmental Benefits Analysis

S. Kyle Mckay, Bruce A. Pruitt, Mark Harberg, Alan Covich, Melissa A. Kenney, Craig Fischenich. 2010. EBA Technical Notes Collection. ERDC TN-EMRRP-EBA-4. Vicksburg, MS. U.S. Army Research and Development Center. pp. 16.  [html]

Robust multivariate outlier detection methods for environmental data

Ibrahim Alameddine, Melissa A. Kenney, Russell J. Gosnell, Kenneth H. Reckhow. 2010. Journal of environmental engineering 136 (11), 1299-1304 [html]

Examining the relationship between ecosystem structure and function using structural equation modelling: A case study examining denitrification potential in restored wetland soils

Ariana Sutton-Grier, Melissa A. Kenney, Curtis Richardson. 2010. Ecological Modelling. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2009.11.015 [html]



Benthic macroinvertebrates as indicators of water quality: The intersection of science and policy

Melissa A. Kenney, Ariana Sutton-Grier, Robert F. Smith, Susan E. Gresens. 2009. Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews. doi: 10.1163/187498209X12525675906077 [html]

Using structural equation modeling and expert elicitation to select nutrient criteria variables for south-central Florida lakes

Melissa A. Kenney, George B. Arhonditsis, Linda C. Reiter, Matthew Barkley, Kenneth H. Reckhow. 2009. Lake and Reservoir Management. doi: 10.1080/02701960902821373 [html]

Measuring nutrient reduction Benefits for policy analysis using linked non-market valuation and environmental assessment models: An interim report on water quality modeling.

Daniel J. PHaneuf, Melissa A. Kenney, Kenneth H. Reckhow. 2009. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Report. pp. 40. [pdf]

Recommendation for action and evaluation of the draft programmatic environmental impact statement for oyster restoration in Chesapeake Bay including the use of a native and/or nonnative oyster: Appendix II risk analysis and decision support assessment

Shabman, L., K. Stephenson, M.A. Kenney and L. Wainger. 2009. Public Comments from Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee. pp. 19.


Using water quality models and decision analysis to recommend nutrient criteria

Melissa A. Kenney. 2008. National Water Research Institute, 2nd Annual Graduate Fellowship Research Conference Proceedings. pp. 11-16. [pdf]



A benefit-cost model for evaluating remediation alternatives at Superfund sites incorporating the value of ecosystem services

Melissa A. Kenney and Mark A. White. 2007. Reclaiming the Land: Rethinking Superfund Institutions, Methods, and Practices. G. Macey and J. Cannon, eds. [html]

Making the most of your teaching assistantship experience

Melissa A. Kenney, Norman L. Christensen. 2007. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. doi: 10.1890/1540-9295(2007)5[445:MTMOYT]2.0.CO;2 [html]

Evaluating eutrophication-related water quality parameters in North Carolina lakes and reservoirs

Melissa A. Kenney, Kenneth H. Reckhow, George B. Arhonditsis. 2007. North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Water Quality. Report. pp. 102. [pdf]

Which nutrient criteria should States and Tribes choose to determine water body impairment? Using science and judgment to inform decision-making

Melissa A. Kenney. 2007. National Water Research Institute, 1st Annual Graduate Fellowship Research Conference Proceedings. pp. 1-6. [html]


Tips for revitalizing your chapter

Melissa A. Kenney. 2007. The Intercom by Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Issue: May 21, 2007.



Exploring Ecological Patterns with Structural Equation Modeling and Bayesian Analysis

George B. Arhonditsis, C.A. Stow, Laura J. Steinberg, Melissa A. Kenney, R.C. Lathrop, S.J. McBride, Kenneth H. Reckhow. 2006. Ecological Modelling. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2005.07.028 [html]

Water quality indicators: Nutrient impacts on chlorophyll or algae species composition

Kenneth H. Reckhow, George B. Arhonditsis, Melissa A. Kenney, S. J. McBride, R.J. Gosnell, C.A. Stow, and H.W. Paerl. 2006 Water Environment Research Federation (WERF). Report 02-ECO-1. pp. 79. [book]


A Predictive Approach to Nutrient Criteria

Kenneth H. Reckhow, George B. Arhonditsis, Melissa A. Kenney, L. Hauser, J. Tribo, C. Wu, L.J. Steinberg, C. A. Stow, S. J. McBride. 2005. Environmental Science and Technology. doi:10.1021/es048584i [html]

Recruiters & Academia

Ariana E. Sutton-Grier and Melissa A. Kenney. 2005. Nature. 436: 886. [html]


Development of teaching assistant support materials and training workshop for the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences

Melissa A. Kenney. 2003. Duke University Center for Teaching, Learning, and Writing.