Publications

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.

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).