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Bethany Cutts

Bethany Cutts

IGERT in Urban Ecology Associate, School of Life Sciences

bethany.cutts@asu.edu

480-727-7750

School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
PO Box 874601
Tempe, AZ 85287-4601
USA

Titles

  • Graduate Research Assistant, School of Life Sciences
  • IGERT in Urban Ecology Associate, School of Life Sciences

Biography

Bethany is a PhD student, interested in issues of public education, water use and policy, and environmental justice in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Journal Articles

2015

Cutts, B. B., T. A. Munoz-Erickson and S. T. Shutters. 2015. Public representation in water management -- a network analysis of organization and public perception in Phoenix, Arizona. Society and Natural Resources 28(12):1340-1357. DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2015.1020581. (link )

Minn, M., B. B. Cutts, J. A. Greenberg, N. Pavlovic, J. M. Fraterrigo and V. K. Turner. 2015. Detection of foreclosure-related landscape management changes using Landsat. Applied Geography 62(August):217-224. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.04.023. (link )

2013

Cutts, B. B. 2013. Spatial interactions among organizations and the symbolic landscapes created by water information campaigns in central Arizona, USA. Water Policy 15(1):61-78. DOI: 10.2166/wp.2012.059. (link )

Cutts, B. B., N. Moore, A. Fox-Gowda, A. C. Knox and A. Kinzig. 2013. Testing neighborhood, information seeking, and attitudes as explanations of environmental knowledge using random forest and conditional inference models. The Professional Geographer 65(4):561-579. DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2012.724347. (link )

2011

Cutts, B. B., D. D. White and A. P. Kinzig. 2011. Participatory geographic information systems for the co-production of science and policy in an emerging boundary organization. Environmental Science and Policy 14(8):977-985. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2011.05.012. (link )

2010

Cutts, B. B., T. A. Munoz-Erickson, K. J. Darby, M. W. Neff, E. K. Larson, B. Bolin and A. Y. Wutich. 2010. Ego network properties as a way to reveal conflict in collaboration's clothing. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences 4:93-101. DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.486. (link )

Knox, A. and B. Cutts. 2010. Water consumption and conservation: Factors affecting sustainable practices among college students. The Science in Society Review (Fall 2010):14-16.

Munoz-Erickson, T. A., B. B. Cutts, E. K. Larson, M. W. Neff, K. J. Darby, B. Bolin and A. Y. Wutich. 2010. Spanning boundaries in an Arizona watershed partnership: Information networks as tools for entrenchment or ties for collaboration?. Ecology and Society 15(3):Art. 22. (link )

2009

Cutts, B. B., K. Darby, C. G. Boone and A. Brewis. 2009. City structure, obesity, and environmental justice: An integrated analysis of physical and social barriers to walkable streets and park access. Social Science and Medicine 69(9):1314-1322. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.08.020. (link )

2008

Cutts, B. B., C. Saltz and M. M. Elser. 2008. Insights into the interactions between educational messages: Looking across multiple organizations addressing water issues in Maricopa County, Arizona. Applied Environmental Education and Communication 7(1):40-50.

Book Chapters

2012

Cutts, B. B. 2012. Evaluating collective effects: A participatory approach to mapping public information about water issues in an uncertain and politicized context. Pp. 37-60 In: Lawrence, P. ed., Geospatial Tools for Urban Water Resources. Vol 7. Springer Press. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-4734-0_3.

2008

Shutters, S. T. and B. B. Cutts. 2008. A simulation model of cultural consensus and persistent conflict. Pp. 71-78 In: Subrahamanian, V. S. and A. Kruglanski eds., Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Computational Cultural Dynamics. AAAI Press. Menlo Park, California.

Posters

2015

Minn, M., J. A. Greenberg, N. Pavlovic, J. M. Fraterrigo, V. K. Turner and B. B. Cutts. 2015. Detection of foreclosure-related landscape management changes using Landsat. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2010

Knox, A. and B. Cutts. 2010. Peer influence on student water-use practices. Poster presented February 20, 2010 at the 2010 AAAS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. Honorable Mention in the Student Poster Competition in the category of Social Sciences.

2009

Brundiers, K., B. B. Cutts, E. Cardenas, B. J. Pompeii, D. C. Ibes and S. Deitrick. 2009. Contributing more than research! Mapping DCDC's Community of Graduate Research Students (CGS). Poster presented on May 6, 2009 at the Community of Undergraduate/Graduate Research Scholars (COURS) Poster Session, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Cook, E. M., B. B. Cutts, R. L. Hale, D. M. Iwaniec, M. Romolini, K. Schwarz, J. Munyon, G. Koch and G. Losada. 2009. Identifying the benefits and barriers to graduate student cross-site socio-ecological research in urban systems. Poster presented at the September 14-16, 2009, 2009 LTER All Scientist Meeting, Integrating Science and Society in a World of Constant Change, Estes Park, CO.

Cutts, B. B., A. Fox, A. C. Knox and N. R. Moore. 2009. Chutes or ladders? Examining the roles of geography and ideology in mediating the relationship between information providers and the public's environmental awareness. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at 11th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Poster Symposium, Tempe, AZ. January 15, 2009. (link )

Cutts, B. B., A. Fox, A. Knox and N. R. Moore. 2009. Information as a recognition justice issue. Poster presented on May 6, 2009 at the Community of Undergraduate/Graduate Research Scholars (COURS) Poster Session, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Cutts, B. B., A. Fox, A. Knox and N. R. Moore. 2009. Investigating the influence of geographical barriers on public awareness about water issues. Poster presented at 11th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Poster Symposium, Tempe, AZ. January 15, 2009. (link )

Cutts, B. B., T. A. Munoz-Erickson, K. J. Darby, M. W. Neff, E. K. Larson, B. Bolin and A. Y. Wutich. 2009. Ego network properties as a way to reveal conflict in collaboration's clothing. Poster presented at the August 17, 2009 Applications of Social Network Analysis, Zurich, Switzerland.

Fox, A. and B. B. Cutts. 2009. Effective survey implementation: Is my John Hancock worth two dollars?. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at 11th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Poster Symposium, Tempe, AZ. January 15, 2009.

Fox, A. and B. B. Cutts. 2009. Improving survey response. Poster presented on May 6, 2009 at the Community of Undergraduate/Graduate Research Scholars (COURS) Poster Session, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2008

Cutts, B. B. 2008. Participatory GIS for boundary research? The case of the Phoenix area water education community. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at the Community of Undergraduate Research Scholars (COURS) Poster Session, Tempe, AZ. April 30, 2008.

Cutts, B. B., A. C. Knox and N. R. Moore. 2008. Water information distribution across organizational networks. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Darby, K., B. B. Cutts, C. G. Boone and A. A. Brewis. 2008. An environmental justice framework for analyzing obesigenic environments: A GIS analysis of walkability, park access, and neighborhood demographics in Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented at the CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, 10 January 2008, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Knox, A. C. and B. B. Cutts. 2008. The social context of student interest in water conservation. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at the Community of Undergraduate Research Scholars (COURS) Poster Session, Tempe, AZ. April 30, 2008.

2007

Cutts, B. B. 2007. Patterns in water information density: Considering distributional justice. Poster presented at the International Symposium on Science and Natural Resource Management, Park City, UT.

Cutts, B. B. 2007. Uncertainty in mapping: Water education effort. Poster presented at the February 17, 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Francisco, CA. (link )

Cutts, B. B. 2007. Water landscapes: Representing the effort distribution multiple outreach organizations. Poster presented at the January 10, 2007 CAP LTER Ninth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.. (link )

Darby, K., B. B. Cutts, C. G. Boone and A. A. Brewis. 2007. Obesigenic environments and environmental justice: The distribution of walkable neighborhoods in Phoenix, AZ. Poster presented at the October 12 Conference for Sustainability IGERTs, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK.

Moore, B. and B. B. Cutts. 2007. Water landscapes in Phoenix: Water educators and apartment renters. Poster presented at the May 2, 2007 Community of Undergraduate Research Scholars (COURS) Poster Session, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2006

Cutts, B. B. and A. P. Kinzig. 2006. How can we understand the influence of public education? A spatial approach for water. Poster presented at the Graduates in the Earth, Life and Social Sciences Research Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Saltz, C., M. M. Elser, K. Michel and B. B. Cutts. 2006. Water education provider survey results. Poster presented at the 19 January 2006 CAP LTER 8th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Presentations

2012

Cutts, B. B. 2012. How do water organization social networks affect the delivery of public information?. Presented March 17, 2012 at The International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, March 12-18, Redondo Beach, CA.

Cutts, B. B. 2012. Social and spatial influences on water resource knowledge disparities: implications for inclusive water governance. Paper presented February 26, 2012 at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, February 24-28, 2012, New York, NY. Selected finalist for J. Warren Nystrom Award Competition.

2011

Cutts, B. B. 2011. Water conservation for population growth? Public knowledge systems as individual and neighborhood-level phenomenon. Paper presented April 13, 2011 at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA. Winner of the Environmental Perception and Behavioral Geography Specialty Group’s Saarinen Student Paper Award.

2009

Cutts, B. B. 2009. Factors that influence the justice of water information - collaboration as an opportunity for and constraint on public awareness and concern. Paper presented at the May 19, 2009 Climate Decision Making Center Annual Meeting, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Cutts, B. B., E. M. Cook, R. L. Hale, M. Romolini and K. Schwarz. 2009. Using social network sites and visualizations to lower the barriers to cross-site and socio-ecological research in urban systems. Presentation of the Working Group Organizers at 14-16 September 2009 LTER All Scientists Meeting, Integrating Science and Society in a World of Constant Change, Estes Park, CO.

Cutts, B. B. and D. C. Ibes. 2009. Using visualization to uncover opportunities for collaboration. Paper presented at the May 20, 2009 Climate Decision Making Center PhD Student Workshop, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

2008

Cutts, B. B. 2008. Assessing the water education landscape: The process and product of a participatory mapping approach. Paper presented April 16, 2008 at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. Boston, MA.

Cutts, B. B., K. Darby, E. K. Larson, T. A. Munoz-Erickson, M. W. Neff, B. Bolin and A. Y. Wutich. 2008. Social networks, environmental governance and science in the Big Chino Water Project: An interdisciplinary research project of the IGERT in Urban Ecology Program. Presentation April 30 at the Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Cutts, B. B., A. C. Knox and N. R. Moore. 2008. What a tangled web we weave...when we work together: Implications of organizational collaboration on water information campaigns in Phoenix, Arizona. Presented at the June 2008 International Symposium on Science and Natural Resource Management. Burlington. VT.

Darby, K. and B. B. Cutts. 2008. Environmental justice and obesigenic environments: A walkability analysis of Phoenix, Arizona. Presentation at the April 15-19, 2008 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Knox, A. C. and B. B. Cutts. 2008. Student perceptions of local water issues. Presented to the February 2008 Western Regional Honors Council, Flagstaff, AZ.

Larson, E. K., B. Bolin, B. B. Cutts, K. Darby, T. A. Munoz-Erickson, M. W. Neff and A. Y. Wutich. 2008. The challenging task of water resources partnership building: Insights on network properties and outcomes from both whole and egocentric analyses. Presentation April 15-19 at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers Conference, Boston, MA.

Moore, B. and B. B. Cutts. 2008. Water landscapes in Phoenix: Water educators and apartment renters. Paper presented April 16, 2008 at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA.

Neff, M. W., B. Bolin, B. B. Cutts, K. Darby, E. K. Larson, T. A. Munoz-Erickson and A. Y. Wutich. 2008. Does truth flow like water? The role of social networks in the flow of scientific understandings in a water management controversy. Presentation April 15, 2008 at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA.

Neff, M. W., B. B. Cutts, K. Darby, E. K. Larson, T. A. Munoz-Erickson, A. Y. Wutich and B. Bolin. 2008. Does truth flow like water? The role of social networks in the flow of scientific knowledge in an environmental governance dispute. Presentation August 23, 2008 at the Society for the Social Studies of Science / European Association for the Study of Science and Technology joint meeting, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Thesis (PhD)

2010

Cutts, B. B. 2010. Multiple information providers and public knowledge of water resources. PhD Dissertation defended April 19, 2010. Committee members Ann Kinzig (chair), Christopher Boone, Dave White, Kelli .

Cutts, B. B. 2010. Public knowledge of water resources as a product of multiple information providers. PhD dissertation. Arizona State University.