Publications

* = graduate student or post-doc

2018

Wilcox, B. P., A. Birt, S. Archer, S. D. Fuhlendorf, U. P. Kreuter, M. G. Sorice, W. J. D. Van Leeuwen, C. B. Zou. 2018. Viewing woody plant encroachment through a social-ecological lens. Bioscience, 68(9): 691-705. link

Cobourn, K. M. et al. 2018. From concept to practice to policy: modeling coupled natural and human systems in lake catchments. Ecosphere 9(5): e02209. link

Sorice, M.G., *K. Rajala, and U.P. Kreuter. 2018. Understanding management decisions of absentee landowners: More than just presence-absence. Rangeland Ecology & Management, 71(2): 159-162. link

Sorice M.G., C. J. Donlan, K. J. Boyle, W. Xu, and S. Gelcich. 2018. Scaling participation in payments for ecosystem services programs. PLoS ONE 13(3): e0192211. link to full text

2017

*Santo, A., K. Guillozet*, M.G. Sorice, T.D. Baird, S.A. Gray, C.J. Donlan and C.B. Anderson. 2017. Examining private landowners’ knowledge systems of invasive species. Human Ecology, 45(4): 449-462. link

*Hurst, K., C. P. Ramsdell*, and M. G. Sorice. 2017. A life course approach to understanding social drivers of rangeland conversion. Ecology and Society, 22(1):19. link

2016

*Ramsdell, P. R., M. G. Sorice, A. Dwyer. 2016. Using financial incentives to motivate conservation of an at-risk species on private lands. Environmental Conservation, 43: 34-44. link

Lewis, A.L., T.D. Baird, and M.G. Sorice. 2016. Mobile Phone Use and Human–Wildlife Conflict in Northern Tanzania. Environmental management, 58:117-129. link

2015

Sorice, M., & Donlan, C. J. 2015. A human-centered framework for innovation in conservation incentive programs. Ambio, 44: 788-792.

*Santo, A., Sorice, M.G., Donlan, C.J., Franck, C.T., Anderson, C.A. 2015. A human-centered approach to designing invasive species eradication programs on human- inhabited islands. Global Environmental Change 35: 289-298.

Berg, M. D., Sorice, M. G., Wilcox, B. P., Angerer, J. P., Rhodes, E. C., & Fox, W. E. 2015. Demographic changes drive woody plant cover trends—An example from the Great Plains. Rangeland Ecology & Management 68(4): 315-321.

Sorice, M.G., and T. Abel. 2015. A landowner-centered approach to obtaining participation in pre-compliance conservation programs. In Proactive strategies for protecting species: Pre-listing conservation and the Endangered Species Act, ed. C.J. Donlan, 105–114. Oakland: University of California Press.

Gartner, T., C. J. Donlan, M. G. Sorice, J. Mulligan, M. Sniekus, and R. Johnson. 2015. The gopher tortoise, military readiness, and pre-listing conservation. In Proactive strategies for protecting species: Pre-listing conservation and the Endangered Species Act, ed. C.J. Donlan, 105–114. Oakland: University of California Press.

2014

Sorice, M. G., U. P. Kreuter, B. P. Wilcox, and W. E. Fox III. 2014. Changing landowners, changing ecosystem? Land-ownership motivations as drivers of land management practices. Journal of Environmental Management 133: 144-152.

Toledo, D., U. P. Kreuter, M. G. Sorice, and C. A. Taylor Jr. 2014. The role of prescribed burn associations in the application of prescribed fires in rangeland ecosystems. Journal of Environmental Management 132: 323-328.

2013

Oh, C. O., Sutton, S. G., and Sorice, M. G. 2013. Assessing the role of recreation specialization in fishing site substitution. Leisure Sciences 35(3): 256-272.

Sorice, M. G., T. Gartner, M. Snieckus, R. Johnson, and C. J. Donlan. 2013. Increasing participation in incentive programs for biodiversity conservation. Ecological Applications  23(5):1146-1155.

Toledo, D., M. G. Sorice, U. P. Kreuter. 2013. Social and ecological factors influencing attitudes towards the application of high intensity prescribed burns to restore fire adapted grassland ecosystems. Ecology & Society 18(4):9.
Open access

2012

Sorice, M. G. 2012. Retooling the traditional approach to studying the belief–attitude relationship: Explaining landowner buy-in to incentive programs. Society & Natural Resources 25(5): 499-512.

Sorice, M. G. 2012. Transforming manatee tourism into ecotourism. Essay in International Strategies for Manatee and Dugong Conservation (p. 28), edited by E. Hines, J. E. Reynolds III, L. V. Aragones, A. A. Mignucci-Giannoni and M. Marmontel. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press.

Wilcox, B. P., M. G. Sorice, J. Angerer, and C. Wright. 2012. Historical changes in stocking densities  on Texas rangelands. Rangeland Ecology and Management 65(3): 313-317.

Sorice, M. G., J. R. Conner, U. P. Kreuter, and R. Neal Wilkins. 2012. Centrality of the ranching/farming lifestyle and attitudes toward a voluntary incentive program to protect endangered species. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 65(2): 144-152.

Sorice, M. G., U. P. Kreuter, B. P. Wilcox, and W. E. Fox III. 2012. Classifying land-ownership motivations in central, Texas, USA: A first step in understanding drivers of large-scale land cover change. Journal of Arid Environments 80: 56-64.

Toledo, D. T., U. P. Kreuter, M. G. Sorice, and C.A. Taylor Jr. 2012. To burn or not to burn: Balancing ecological restoration, ranch economics, and liability concerns. Rangelands 34(2): 18-23.

2011

Martin, L.E., M. G. Sorice, U. P. Kreuter. 2011. Understanding and influencing urban residents’ knowledge about wildland management in Austin, Texas. Urban Ecosystems 1-19 DOI: 10.1007/s11252-011-0177-4.

Sorice, M. G., W. Haider, J. R. Conner, and R. B. Ditton. 2011. Incentive structure and private landowner participation in an endangered species conservation program.  Conservation Biology 25: 587-596:

Wilcox, B. P., M. G. Sorice, and M. Young. 2011. Dryland ecohydrology in the anthropocene. Geography Compass 5(3): 112-127.

Wilcox-Moore, K., U. P. Kreuter, M. G. Sorice, and C. Brannstrom. 2011. The Influence of Socioeconomic Status and Fuelwood Access on Domestic Fuelwood Use in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Journal of Latin American Geography 10(2): 195-216.

2010

Oh, C., M. G. Sorice, and R. B. Ditton. 2010. Exploring Progression along the Recreation Specialization Continuum Using a Latent Growth Approach. Leisure Sciences 33(1): 15-31.

Sorice, M. G. and J. R. Conner. 2010. Predicting landowner intentions to enroll in an incentive program to protect endangered species.  Human Dimensions of Wildlife 15(2):77-89.

2003 to 2009

Lai, P., M. G. Sorice, S. K. Nepal, & C. Cheng. 2009. Integrating social marketing into sustainable resource management at Padre Island National Seashore: An attitude-based segmentation approach. Environmental Management 43(6):985-998.

Sorice, M. G., C. Oh, R. B. Ditton. 2009. Applying a self-classification measure of recreation specialization to examine scuba diver preferences for marine protected area management. Leisure Sciences 31(2):107-123.

Sorice, M. G., C. Oh, R. B. Ditton. 2007. Managing scuba divers to meet ecological goals for coral reef conservation. Ambio 36(4):316-322.

Sorice, M. G., R. O. Flamm, and S. L. McDonald. 2007. Factors influencing behavior in a boating speed zone. Coastal Management 35(2-3):357-374.

Sorice, M. G., C. S. Shafer, and R. B. Ditton. 2006. Managing endangered species within the use-preservation paradox: The Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) as a tourism attraction. Environmental Management 37(1):69-83.

Sorice, M. G., C. S. Shafer, and D. Scott. 2003. Managing endangered species within the use/preservation paradox: Understanding and defining harassment of the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus). Coastal Management 31(4):319-338.