Michael Schoon

Michael Schoon
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability
Advisory Board Member, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

michael.schoon@asu.edu
480-965-0919

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502

Michael Schoon is an assistant professor in Arizona State University's School of Sustainability, focusing on policy and governance in sustainable systems. His dissertation work at Indiana University's Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, focused on transboundary protected areas or Peace Parks in southern Africa which won the American Political Science Association's best dissertation award. Following that, he began as a research associate for the Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity, also at ASU, where he conducts further research on collaboration across borders from those between landowners, governmental agencies, and nation-states. For these projects, he looks at collaborative, cross-border institutional arrangements covering a range of environmental issues from biodiversity conservation to water sharing to fire management in the Arizona borderlands. His work combines multiple methodological approaches and looks at causal clusters for the formation and governance outcomes of institutional arrangements.

Dr. Schoon is active in international research communities on resilience, robustness, and complex systems through the Resilience Alliance and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics. He serves on the board for IUCN's Transboundary Conservation Specialist Group, which advises academics and practitioners on large-scale, cross-border conservation. Finally, he serves as co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of the Commons, the leading journal in common-pool resource management.

PhD, Environmental Policy, Public Policy, and International Relations, Indiana University, 2008

MBA, Indiana University, 1999

BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona, 1993

BS, Aerospace Engineering, University of Arizona, 1993

Journal Articles

In Press

Milkoreit, M., M. Moore, M. Schoon and C. Meek. Resilience scientists as change-makers—Growing the middle ground between science and advocacy?. Environmental Science & Policy DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2014.08.003. (link)

2014

Norström, A., A. Dannenberg, G. McCarney, M. Milkoreit, F. Diekert, G. Engström, R. Fishman, J. Gars, E. Kyriakopoolou, V. Manoussi, K. Meng, M. Metian, M. Sanctuary, M. Schluter, M. L. Schoon, L. Schultz and M. Sjöstedt. 2014. Three necessary conditions for establishing effective Sustainable Development Goals in the Anthropocene. Ecology and Society 19(3):8. (link)

2013

Childs, C., A. M. York, D. White, M. L. Schoon and G. S. Bodner. 2013. Navigating a murky adaptive comanagement governance network: Agua Fria watershed, Arizona, USA. Ecology and Society 18(4):Art. 11. DOI: 10.5751/ES-05636-180411. (link)

2012

Biggs, R., M. Schluter, D. Biggs, E. L. Bohensky, S. BurnSilver, G. Cundill, V. Dakos, T. M. Daw, L. S. Evans, K. Kotschy, A. M. Leitch, C. Meek, A. Quinlan, C. Raudsepp-Heame, M. D. Robards, M. L. Schoon, L. Schultz and P. C. West. 2012. Toward principles for enhancing the resilience of ecosystem services. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 37:421-448. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-environ-051211-123836. (link)

Salau, K., M. L. Schoon, J. Baggio and M. A. Janssen. 2012. Varying effects of connectivity and dispersal on interacting species dynamics. Ecological Modelling

Schoon, M. L. and M. E. Cox. 2012. Understanding disturbances and responses in social-ecological systems. Society and Natural Resources 25(2):141-155.

2011

Baggio, J., K. Salau, M. A. Janssen, M. L. Schoon and O. Bodin. 2011. Landscape connectivity and predator-prey population dynamics. Landscape Ecology 26(1):33-45. DOI: DOI: 10.1007/s10980-010-9493-y. (link)

Biggs, D., R. Biggs, V. Dakos, R. J. Scholes and M. L. Schoon. 2011. Are we entering an era of concatenated global crises?. Ecology and Society 16(2):Art. 27. (link)

Robards, M., M. L. Schoon, C. Meek and N. Engle. 2011. The importance of social drivers in the resilient provision of ecosystem services. Global Environmental Change 21(2):522-529.

Schoon, M. L., C. Fabricius, J. M. Anderies and M. C. Nelson. 2011. Synthesis: Vulnerability, traps, and transformations – long-term perspectives from archaeology. Ecology and Society 16(2):Art. 24. (link)

Schoon, M. L. and A. M. York. 2011. Cooperation across boundaries: The role of political entrepreneurs in environmental collaboration. Journal of Natural Resource Policy Research 3(2):113-123.

York, A. M. and M. L. Schoon. 2011. Collaboration in the shadow of the Wall: Shifting power in the borderlands. Policy Sciences 44:345-365.

York, A. M. and M. L. Schoon. 2011. Collective action on the Western range: Coping with external and internal threats. International Journal of the Commons 5(2):388-409. (link)

2010

Dressler, W., B. Buscher, M. L. Schoon, D. Brockington, T. Hayes, C. Kull, J. McCarthy and K. Streshta. 2010. From hope to crisis and back again? A critical history of the Global CBNRM Narrative. Environmental Conservation 37(1):1-11.

2009

Cox, J., E. Ostrom, J. Walker, J. Castillo, E. Coleman, R. Holahan, M. L. Schoon and B. Steed. 2009. Trust in private and common property experiments. Southern Economics Journal 75(4):957-975.

2008

Buscher, B. and M. L. Schoon. 2008. Competition over conservation: Governance, the state and negotiating transfrontier conservation. Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy 12(2):33-59.

2006

Janssen, M. A., M. L. Schoon, K. Borner and W. Ke. 2006. Scholarly networks on resilience, vulnerability, and adaptation. Global Environmental Change 16(3):240-252.

Books

2015

Biggs, R., M. Schluter and M. L. Schoon eds. 2015. Principles for Building Resilience: Sustaining Ecosystem Services in Social-Ecological Systems. Cambridge University Press.

Book Chapters

2015

Biggs, R., M. Schluter and M. L. Schoon. 2015. An introduction to the resilience approach and principles to sustain ecosystem servies in social-ecological systems. Pp. 1-31 In: Biggs, R., M. Schluter and M. L. Schoon eds., Principles for Building Resilience: Sustaining Ecosystem Services in Social-Ecological Systems. Cambridge University Press.

Bohensky, E. L., L. S. Evans, J. M. Anderies, D. Biggs and C. Fabricius. 2015. Principle 4: Foster complex adaptive systems thinking. Pp. 142-173 In: Biggs, R., M. Schluter and M. L. Schoon eds., Principles for Building Resilience: Sustaining Ecosystem Services in Social-Ecological Systems. Cambridge University Press.

Dakos, V., A. Quinlan, J. A. Baggio, E. Bennett, O. Bodin and S. BurnSilver. 2015. Principle 2: Manage connectivity. Pp. 80-104 In: Biggs, R., M. Schluter and M. L. Schoon eds., Principles for Building Resilience: Sustaining Ecosystem Services in Social-Ecological Systems. Cambridge University Press.

Schluter, M., R. Biggs, M. L. Schoon, M. D. Robards and J. M. Anderies. 2015. Reflections on building resilience: Interactions among principles and implications for governance. Pp. 251-282 In: Biggs, R., M. Schluter and M. L. Schoon eds., Principles for Building Resilience: Sustaining Ecosystem Services in Social-Ecological Systems. Cambridge University Press.

Schoon, M. L., M. D. Robards, K. Brown, N. Engle, C. L. Meek and R. Biggs. 2015. Politics and the resilience of ecosystems services. Pp. 32-49 In: Biggs, R., M. Schluter and M. L. Schoon eds., Principles for Building Resilience: Sustaining Ecosystem Services in Social-Ecological Systems. Cambridge University Press.

Schoon, M. L., M. D. Robards, C. Meek and V. Galaz. 2015. Principle 7: Promote polycentric governance systems. Pp. 226-250 In: Biggs, R., M. Schluter and M. L. Schoon eds., Principles for Building Resilience: Sustaining Ecosystem Services in Social-Ecological Systems. Cambridge University Press.