Nature Next Door: Cities and Trees in the American Northeast. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2012. Research supported by fellowships from Columbia University, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
“Returning to the Slough: Environmental Justice in Portland Oregon.” In The Nature of Hope: Grassroots Organizing, Environmental Justice, and Political Change, Char Miller and Jeff Crane, eds., 79-99. Louisville, Colorado: University Press of Colorado, 2019.
“Law and the Dead Body: Is a Corpse a Person or a Thing?” Annual Review of Law and Social Science 14 (2018): 115-125.
“The Nature of Traveling Corpses.” Modern American History 1:3 (November 2018): 419-424.
“Photographing Slow Disaster: Zoe Strauss’s Grand Isle Beach.” Environmental History 21:4 (October 2016), 719-729.
“Dirt in the City: Urban Environmental History in the Mid-Atlantic.” Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies 79:4 (Fall 2012), 428-439.
“A Lively Seminar on Death: Teaching the Environmental History of the Human Corpse.” The Organization of American Historians’ Magazine of History (October 2011), 55-56.
“Who Cares About Forests? How Forest History Matters,” in A Companion to Environmental History, ed. Douglas Sackman, 410-424. Blackwell Companions to Environmental History, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
“Dead Bodies in Harlem: Environmental History and the Geography of Death,” in The Nature of Cities: Culture, Landscape and Urban Space, ed. Andrew Isenberg, 62-76. University of Rochester Press, 2006.
“Postcards from the Edges of a Field.” Environmental History 10:1 (January 2005), 96-97. Invited essay for the journal’s tenth anniversary issue.
“Does Nature Always Matter? Following Dirt Through History.” History and Theory, 42 (December 2003), 75-81.
“Reflections From Six Feet Under the Field: Dead Bodies in the Classroom.” Environmental History 8:4 (October 2003), 618-627.
“Troubled Waters in Ecotopia: Environmental Racism in Portland, Oregon.” Radical History Review. Issue 74: Special Issue on Environmental Politics, Geography and the Left (Spring 1999), 65-95. Awarded the ASEH Alice Hamilton Award, 2000. Reprinted in Louis S. Warren, ed., American Environmental History, Blackwell Readers in American Social and Cultural History Series (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers Ltd, 2003).