Research interests

Theory: Human-environment interaction, political ecology, GIS
Topics: Campus sustainability, protected areas (terrestrial and marine), natural resources policy, land-use planning
Regions: American West, Wisconsin, Australia



Compas, E. Forthcoming. “Retooling” for the New West: local environmental groups, regime theory, and land-use planning. Society & Natural Resources.

Compas, E. 2008. 'The next best place': Private land planning at Yellowstone's periphery, Geography Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Compas, E. 2007. Measuring exurban change in the American West: a case study in Gallatin County, Montana, 1973-2004. Landscape and Urban Planning 82(1-2):56-65.

Compas, E., B. Clarke, C. Cutler, and K. Daish. 2007. Murky waters: media reporting of marine protected areas in South Australia. Marine Policy 31(6):691-697.

Hay, I. and Compas, E. 2007. “Ecological imperialism” (entry) in Environment and society. Paul Robbins (ed.), SAGE: Thousand Oaks, CA. 511-513.

Clarke, B., E. Compas, A. Beer, and C. Cutler. 2005. Investigating the effectiveness of a proposed marine protected area in a region of rapid urban expansion: some preliminary observations. South Australian Geographer 104:64-76.

Compas, E.D., R. Sugumaran. 2004. Urban growth modeling on the web: a decision support tool for community planners. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences.

Batek, M. J., A. J. Robertus, W. A. Schroeder, T. L. Haithcoat, E. Compas, R. P. Guyette. 1999. Reconstruction of early nineteenth century vegetation and fire regimes in the Missouri Ozarks. Journal of Biogeography 26(2): 397- 412.



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