Articles

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Adaptive Wetland Management in an Uncertain and Changing Arid Environment (with Rebekah Downard and Karin Kettenring), Ecology & Society (2014)

Wetlands in the arid western United States provide rare and critical migratory bird habitat and...

 

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Justice and Immigrant Latino Recreation Geography in Cache Valley, Utah (with Jodie Madsen and Claudia Radel), Journal of Leisure Research (2014)

Latinos are the largest U.S. non-mainstreamed ethnic group, and social and environmental justice considerations dictate...

 

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Keeping Wetlands Wet in the Western United States: Adaptations to Drought in Agriculture-Dominated Human-Natural Systems (with Rebekah Downard), Journal of Environmental Management (2013)

Water is critical to protecting wetlands in arid regions, especially in agriculture-dominated watersheds. This comparative...

 

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Developing Adaptive Capacity to Droughts: The Rationality of Locality (with Rebekah Downard and Karin Kettenring), Ecology & Society (2013)

The Bear River is driven by a highly variable, snow-driven montane ecosystem and flows through...

 

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Linkages to Public Land Framework: Toward Embedding Humans in Ecosystem Analyses by Using Inside-Out Social Assessment (with Dale J. Blahna), Ecological Applications (2011)

This article presents the Linkages to Public Land (LPL) Framework, a general but comprehensive data-gathering...

 

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Quantifying Urban Landscape Water Conservation Potential Using High Resolution Remote Sensing and GIS (with Fayek A. Farag, Christopher M.U. Neale, and Roger Kjelgren), Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (2011)

Research goals were to analyze patterns of urban landscape water use, assess landscape water conservation...

 

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Implementing Landscape Water Conservation in Public School Institutional Settings: A Case for Situational Problem Solving (with Douglas Kilgren, Roger Kjelgren, and Paul G. Johnson), Journal of the American Water Resources Association (2010)

Urban water conservation programs and research generally focus on residential and commercial use while paying...

 

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Climate Change as Environmental Mega-Crisis: Domesticated Problems, Patchwork Solutions, Inadequate Incentives (with Helen Ingram), Magazine National Safety & Security and Crisis Management (2009)

Climate change threatens a cascade of mini-crises across a wide range of ecological and human...

 

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Hydrologic Interdependencies and Human Cooperation: The Process of Adapting to Droughts (with Theresa Selfa and Lisa W. Welsh), Weather, Climate and Society (2009)

The Bear River Basin, which includes portions of Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming in the United...

 

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Situational Waste in Landscape Watering: Residential and Business Water Use in an Urban Utah Community (with Judith Kurtzman, Sean P. Keenan, Roger K. Kjelgren, and Christopher M.U. Neale), Journal of the American Water Resources Association (2008)

Landscape water conservation is an important issue for municipalities throughout the Western United States, and...

 

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The Politics of Community-Based Conservation in Natural Resource Management: A Focus for International Comparative Analysis (with Theresa Selfa), Environment and Planning A (2008)

The promotion of increased community participation in natural resource management and conservation by international and...

 

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Theory and Practice Related to Native Plants: A Case Study of Utah Landscape Professionals (with Virginia H. Hooper and Craig W. Johnson), Landscape Journal (2008)

As a result of a trend favoring ecological perspectives in design, significant changes have occurred...

 

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Adaptations by Long-Term Commercial Fishing Families in the California Bight: Coping with Changing Coastal Ecological and Social Systems (with Sean Keenan), Human Organization (2005)

Our case study explores how 51 long-term commercial fishing households adapted to changing ecological and...

 

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Utah's Rural Communities: Planning for the Future (with Judith Kurtzman and Dale Blahna), USU Extension Publication No. NR/RF/007 (2002)
 

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A Framework for Understanding Social Science Contributions to Ecosystem Management (with Dale Blahna, Richard Krannich, and Mark W. Brunson), Ecological Applications (1998)

We propose a framework for understanding the role that the social sciences should play in...

 

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Infringement or Protection of Private Property Rights? Addressing Concerns Regarding Nonfederal Forest Lands in Utah (with Lisa Dennis-Perez), Journal of Land, Resources, and Environmental Law (1997)

Article is available from the National Agricultural Law Center: http://nationalaglawcenter.org/assets/bibarticles/endterwadaperez_rights.pdf

 

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Comparison of Subsistence Activities Among Natives and Non-Natives in Bristol Bay, Alaska (with Douglas W. Levine), Society and Natural Resources (1996)

The current debate over subsistence rights is presently one of Alaska's most volatile unresolved public...

 

Subsistence Practices in the Bristol Bay Region of Alaska (with Lynn A. Robbins and Douglas W. Levine), Arctic Research of the United States (1992)
 

Contributions to Books

Clean Water Scarcity, The Guide to U.S. Environmental Policy (2013)

A forthcoming invited and reviewed book chapter.

 

Custom Software Application for Analyzing Urban Landscape Water Use (with Adrian P. Welsh, Christopher M.U. Neale, and Roger K. Kjelgren), Remote Sensing and Hydrology (IAHS Redbook, Proceedings of a Symposium held at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA, Sept. 2010) (2012)

A custom software application was developed to estimate urban landscape water use in a GIS...

 

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Global Climate Change as Environmental Megacrisis (with Helen Ingram), Mega-crises: Understanding the Prospects, Nature, Characteristics and the Effects of Cataclysmic Events (2012)

The authors analyze global climate change utilizing insights from the governance and crisis management literatures...

 

The Ute (with Donald G. Callaway), Native America in the Twentieth Century : An Encyclopedia (1996)
 

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Conflicts in Natural Resources Management: Integrating Social and Ecological Concerns (with Robert J. Lilieholm), Natural Resources and Environmental Issues (1995)

Includes articles by Ed Marston, Charles F. Wilkinson, Marc Reisner, Michael L. Fischer, James L....

 

Proceedings

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Frames and Ways of Knowing: Key Considerations for Policy Responses to Climate Risk and Vulnerability (with Helen Ingram), Proceedings of the Seventh International Science Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change (2009)

This paper argues that resilience and adaptability in face of climate change is largely dependent...

 

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Quantifying Potential Urban Landscape Water Conservation through Billing Data Analysis in Layton, Utah (with Roger Kjelgren, Fayek A. Farag, Christopher Neale, and Judith Kurtzman), Proceedings, AWWA Water Sources Conference: Reuse, Resources, Conservation (2002)
 

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The Interdisciplinary Natural Resource and Environmental Policy Program at Utah State University (with Richard S. Krannich), Natural Resources and Environmental Issues (NREI) (1998)

The Natural Resource and Environmental Policy Program at Utah State University (USU) is an interdisciplinary,...

 

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Empirical Findings of the Social Indicators Project, Proceedings of the Social Indicators Monitoring Study Peer Review Workshop (1996)
 

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Introduction. Conflicts in Natural Resources Management: Integrating Social and Ecological Concerns. (with Robert J. Lilieholm), Natural Resources and Environmental Issues (NREI) (1995)

This introduction gives an overview of the monograph containing the proceedings of a symposium entitled...

 

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A Comparative, Subregional Analysis of Subsistence Practices in the Bristol Bay Region of Alaska (with Lynn A. Robbins), Alaska OCS Region Fourth Information Transfer Meeting, Conference Proceedings (1992)
 

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Social, Economic, and Subsistence Effects of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill on the Kodiak Region, Alaska OCS Region Fourth Information Transfer Meeting, Conference Proceedings (1992)
 

Software

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Water MAPS ~ Water Management Analysis and Planning Software (with Roger Kjelgren and Christopher M.U. Neale) (2011)

As part of an interdisciplinary research team, Dr. Endter-Wada has collaborated in developing a software...

 

Videos

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Water Needs and Wants, TEDxUSU 2013 (YouTube Video) (2013)

How much water do communities in the arid western United States need to survive? It...

 

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Paradoxes in Adapting to Droughts: The Rationality of Locality (Part 1) (with Lisa Welsh, Rebekah Downard, and Karin Kettenring), Case Study Video selected for presentation at the Ecological Society of America's (ESA) First Emerging Issues on Ecology Conference, "Water Ecosystem Services, Drought, and Environmental Justice" (2009)

Part 1 of a video that focuses on the Bear River Basin of Idaho, Utah,...

 

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Paradoxes in Adapting to Droughts: The Rationality of Locality (Part 2) (with Lisa Welsh, Rebekah Downard, and Karin Kettenring), Case Study Video selected for presentation at the Ecological Society of America's (ESA) First Emerging Issues on Ecology Conference, "Water Ecosystem Services, Drought, and Environmental Justice" (2009)

Part 2 of a video that focuses on the Bear River Basin of Idaho, Utah,...

 

Published Technical Reports

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Long-Range Transportation Planning in Utah: Executive Summary (with Dale Blahna, Steven Burr, Michael Butkus, Douglas Gibbons, Christina Klien, Judith Krtuzman, and Douglas Reiter), UtahTransportation 2030: State of Utah Long Range Transportation Plan (Appendix B), Utah Department of Transportation. (2003)

This is the Executive Summary of the 2003 Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) Benchmark Study....

 

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Long-Range Transportation Planning in Utah: Summary of Research Results from a Statewide Telephone Survey. (with Douglas Reiter, Dale Blahna, Steven W. Burr, Christina Klien, Judith Kurtzman, Michael Butkus, and Douglas Gibbons), UtahTransportation 2030: State of Utah Long Range Transportation Plan (Appendix B), Utah Department of Transportation. (2003)

This is the final Report from Phase I of the 2003 Utah Department of Transportation...

 

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Long-Range Transportation Planning in Utah: Summary of Research Results from Interviews and Focus Groups (with Judith Kurtzman, Michael Butkus, Dale Blahna, Christina Klien, Steven W. Burr, Douglas Gibbons, and Douglas Reiter), UtahTransportation 2030: State of Utah Long Range Transportation Plan (Appendix B), Utah Department of Transportation. (2003)

This is the final Report from Phase II of the 2003 Utah Department of Transportation...

 

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Linkages to Public Land Framework and Data Analysis (with Dale Blahna, Robert Morris, Robert Peterson, and Theresa Selfa), Report for the Utah Governor's Office and Planning and Budget and the US Forest Service (2003)
 

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Kodiak Area Hub Community: Kodiak City (with Rachel Mason, Joanne Mulcahy, and Jon Hofmeister), in Social Indicators Study of Alaskan Coastal Villages, Postspill Key Informant Summaries (1993)
 

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Bristol Bay Subsistence Harvest and Sociocultural Systems Inventory (with Lynn A. Robbins, Douglas W. Levine, Daniel L. Boxberger, Paula D. Nohalty, Joseph G. Jorgensen, and Steven L. McNabb), OCS Study MMS 92-0036; Technical Report No. 149 (1992)

In 1975, in response to a lack of published information on which to base environmental...

 

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The Bristol Bay Region (with Steven L. McNabb and Joanne Mulcahy), in Social Indicators Study of Alaskan Coastal Villages (1992)
 

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The Kodiak Region (with Rachel Mason, Joanne Mulcahy, and Jon Hofmeister), in Social Indicators Study of Alaskan Coastal Villages (1992)
 

Other Major Research Reports

Water User Dimensions of Meter Implementation on Secondary Pressurized Irrigation Systems (with Diana Glenn, Clayton Lewis, Roger Kjelgren, and Christopher Neale), Research Report for Weber Basin Water Conservancy District and the US Bureau of Reclamation (2013)

Weber Basin Water Conservancy District (District) secured Bureau of Reclamation funding in spring 2011 to...

 

Summary Ethnographic Report for Eastern Lincoln County (with Ronald L. Little and Richard S. Krannich), Report for the Nevada Nuclear Waste Project Office (1988)
 

Summary Ethnographic Report for Indian Springs (with Ronald L. Little and Richard S. Krannich), Report for the Nevada Nuclear Waste Project Office (1988)
 

Summary Ethnographic Report for Pahranagat Valley (with Ronald L. Little and Richard S. Krannich), Report for the Nevada Nuclear Waste Project Office (1988)