(†indicates equal contributing first authors)


  1. In Press and 2012
  2. Stevenson, K., Alessa, L., Kliskey, A. In press. Sustainable circumpolar agriculture: Alaska and beyond Part I. Food Security, History, and Current State. Arctic.
  3. Stevenson, K., Alessa, L., Altaweel, M., Kliskey, A., Krieger. K. 2012. Minding our methods: How choices of time scales, reference dates and statistical approaches can influence climate reports and policy. Environmental Science & Technology.
  4. Alessa, L., † Kliskey, A. 2012. The role of agent types in detecting and responding to environmental change. Human Organization 71(1): 1-10.


  1. Publications 2011
  2. Kliskey, A., Alessa, L. 2011. The role of fresh water in Alaska’s communities. In: North By 2020 – Perspectives on Alaska’s Changing Social-Ecological Systems. A. Lovecraft and H. Eicken. University of Chicago Press: Chicago, IL. Chapter 3.4.
  3. Tidwell, A., White, D, Kliskey, A. 2011. Planning for Change  Alaska’s Water Resources. In: North By 2020 – Perspectives on Alaska’s Changing Social-Ecological Systems. A. Lovecraft and H. Eicken. University of Chicago Press: Chicago, IL. Chapter 3.5.
  4. The Hi’iaka Working Group (Alessa, L., Johnson, J., Kealiikanakaoleohaililani, K., Kingston, D., Kliskey, A., Louis, R., et al.). 2011. Indigenous knowledges driving technological innovation. AAPI Nexus Journal 9(1&2): 241-248.
  5. Mack, S., Mack, L., Alessa, L., Kliskey, A. 2011. The integration of digital terrain visualization in ethnography:  The historic village of Belkofski, Alaska. Visual Anthropology 24(5): 455-467.
  6. Bone, C., Alessa, L., Altaweel, M., Kliskey, A., Lammers, R.  2011. Assessing the impacts of Local Knowledge and Technology on Climate Change Vulnerability in Remote Communities. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 8: 733-761.  doi:10.3390/ijerph8030733.
  7. †Alessa, L., †Altaweel, M., †Kliskey, A., Bone, C., Schnabel, W., Stevenson, K. 2011. Water in Alaska: the next 50 years. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 47(1):143-157. DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2010.00498.x.


  1. Publications 2010
  2. †Bone, C., †Alessa, L., †Kliskey, A., †Altaweel, M., 2010. The influence of statistical methods and reference dates on describing temperature changes in Alaska. Journal of Geophysical Research, VOL. 115, D19122, 12 PP., 2010 doi:10.1029/201 0JD014289.
  3. †Altaweel, M., †Alessa, L., † Kliskey, A. 2010. A framework to structure agent-based modeling data for social-ecological systems. Structure & Dynamics: eJournal of Anthropological and Related Sciences 4(1): 1-18.
  4. †Altaweel, M., †Alessa, L., † Kliskey, A. 2010. Visualizing situational data: applying information fusion for detecting social-ecological events. Social Science Computer Review 28(4). doi:10.1177/0894439309360837.
  5. Schweitzer, P., Alessa, L., Kliskey, A., Yamin-Pasternak, S. Livelihoods on thawing ground: relationships with water resources near the Bering Strait. Anthropology News, February 2010. 
  6. Stevenson, K.T., Fitzsimmons, K.M., Clay, P.A., Alessa, L., Kliskey, A. 2010. Integration of aquaculture and arid lands agriculture for water reuse of and reduced fertilizer dependency. Experimental Agriculture 46(2): 183-190.
  7. †Altaweel, M., †Alessa, L., † Kliskey, A. 2010. Monitoring land use: capturing change through an information fusion approach. Sustainability 2(5), 1182-1203; doi:10.3390/su2051182.
  8. †Alessa, L., †Kliskey, A., Williams, P. 2010. Forgetting freshwater: The effect of modernization on water values in remote Arctic communities. Society and Natural Resources 23: 254-268.
  9. †Altaweel, M., †Alessa, L., and †Kliskey, A. 2010. Social influence and decision-making:  evaluating agent networks in village responses to change in freshwater. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 13(1) 15.
  10. Alessa, L., Kliskey, A. 2010. The role of agent types in detecting and responding to environmental change. Resilience and Adaptive Management Group publication 2010(1).


  1. Publications 2009
  2. †Altaweel, M., †Alessa, L., † Kliskey, A. 2009. Forecasting resilience in arctic societies:  creating tools for assessing social-hydrological systems. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 45(6): 1379-1389. DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2009.00370.x.
  3. †Alessa, L., †Kliskey, A., and Altaweel, M. 2009. Toward a typology of social-ecological systems. Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy 5, 31-41. <>.
  4. Kliskey, A., Alessa, L, and Barr, B. 2009. Integrating local and traditional ecological knowledge for marine resilience. In: Managing for resilience: new directions for marine ecosystem-based management. K. McLeod and H. Leslie (eds.). Island Press Publishers. pp. 145–161.


  1. Publications 2008
  2. †Alessa, L., †Kliskey, A., Lammers, R., Arp, C., White, D., Busey, R., Hinzman, L. 2008. The Arctic water resources vulnerability index. Environmental Management 42, 523-541.
  3. Alessa, L., Chapin, F.S., and Kliskey, A. 2008. Anthropogenic biomes: a key contribution to earth-system science. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23, 529-531.
  4. †Alessa, L., †Kliskey, A., White, D., Busey, B., Hinzman, L. 2008. Freshwater vulnerabilities and resilience on the Seward Peninsula as a consequence of landscape change. Global Environmental Change 18, 256-270.
  5. †Kliskey, A., †Alessa, L., Brown, G. 2008. Social-ecological Hotspots Mapping: a spatial approach for identifying coupled social-ecological space. Landscape and Urban Planning 85, 27-39.
  6. †Alessa, L., †Kliskey, A., Williams, P., White, D., Barton, M. 2008. Memory, water and resilience: Perception of change in freshwater resources in remote Arctic resource-dependent communities. Global Environmental Change 18, 153-164.
  7. †Janssen, M., †Alessa, L. and †Barton, M. 2008. Toward a Community Framework for Complexity Modeling in the Social Sciences. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 11(2)6


  1. Publications 2007
  2. †Alessa, L., †Kliskey, A., Williams, P. 2007. The distancing effect of modernization on the perception of water resources in Arctic communities. Polar Geography 30, 175-191.
  3. Chambers, M., White, D., Hinzman, L., Strang, E., Alessa, L., Kliskey, A. 2007. Potential impacts of a changing Arctic on freshwater resources on the Seward Peninsula. Journal of Geophysical Research 112, G04S52.
  4. White, D., Hinzman, L., Alessa, L., Kliskey, A. et al. 2007. The Arctic freshwater system: changes and impacts. Journal of Geophysical Research 112, G04S54.


  1. Publications 2006
  2. Alessa, L., Laituri, M. and Barton, M. 2006. 'An "All Hands" Call to the Social Science Community: Establishing a Community Framework for Complexity Modeling Using Agent Based Models and Cyberinfrastructure'. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 9(4)6-13.
  3. Ewers, R., Kliskey, A., Walker, S., Rutledge, D., Harding, J.S., Didham, R. 2006. Past and future trajectories of forest loss in New Zealand. Biological Conservation 133: 312-325.
  4. Eikaas, H, McIntosh, A., Kliskey, A. 2006. A critical review of some abiotic factors and their influence in structuring diadromous fish: new technologies, new advances, and a new variable. Transactions in GIS, 10: 469-483.


  1. Publications 2005
  2. Eikaas, H, Kliskey, A., McIntosh, A. 2005. Spatial modeling and habitat quantification for two diadromous fish in New Zealand streams: a GIS-based approach with application for conservation management. Environmental Management, 36: 726-740.
  3. Eikaas, H., McIntosh, Al, Kliskey, A. 2005. Catchment and site scale influences on presence of koaro (Galaxias brevipinnis Gunther) in New Zealand streams. Freshwater Biology, 50: 527-538.


  1. Publications 2004
  2. Kliskey, A.D., and Byrom, A.E. 2004. Development of a GIS-based methodology for quantifying predation risk in a spatial context. Transactions in GIS, 8, 13-22.
  3. Alessa, L., Kliskey, A., Robards, M. 2004. Ecological impacts of ecotourist visitation on macroalgal beds in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. In. R. Buckley (ed.). Environmental Impacts of Ecotourism. CAB International; Wallingford, UK. pp. 349-360.
  4. Brown, G., Smith, C., Alessa, L., Kliskey, A. 2004. A comparison of perceptions of biological values with scientific assessment of biological importance. Applied Geography, 24, 161-180.
  5. Kliskey, A.D., Alessa, L., Robards, M. 2004. Extending the wilderness concept as a cultural resource. Wilderness and Wildness 2004: 297-293.


  1. Publications 2003
  2. Alessa, L., Bennett, S.M., Kliskey, A.D. 2003. Effects of knowledge, personal attribution and perception of ecosystem health on depreciative behaviours in the intertidal zone of Pacific Rim National Park and Reserve. Journal of Environmental Management, 68, 207-218.