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Mark Neff

Mark Neff

Graduate Student

Mark.Neff@asu.edu

480-727-0744

School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
PO Box 874401
Tempe, AZ 85287
USA

Titles

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

Biography

Mark Neff received an MS degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon, where his research focused on using scenario analysis as a tool to aid in ecological management decision making in politically charged and uncertain situations. He matriculated at Arizona State University in the fall of 2005 to work toward a PhD in the School of Life Sciences in conjunction with the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes. His research focuses on ecology research policy, the recent history of ecology, and the role of ecological research in policy problem framing.

Journal Articles

2013

Miller, T. R. and M. W. Neff. 2013. De-facto science policy in the making: How scientists shape science policy and why it matters (or why STS and STP scholars should socialize). Minerva 51(3):295-315. DOI: 10.1007/s11024-013-9234-x. (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 )

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

Neff, M. W. and E. A. Corley. 2009. 35 Years and 160,000 articles: A bibliometric exploration of the evolution of ecology. Scientometrics 80(3):657-682. DOI: 10.1007/s11192-008-2099-3. (link )

2007

Neff, M. W. 2007. Senario planning for wildlife management: A case study of the National Elk Refuge, Jackson, Wyoming. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 12(4):219-226.

Posters

2009

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.

2008

Neff, M. W. 2008. Does truth flow like water?: The role of social networks in the flow of scientific understandings in a water management controversy. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented April 30, 2008 at the Community of Undergraduate Research Scholars (COURS) Poster Session, Tempe, AZ.

Neff, M. W. 2008. Unearthing hidden aspects of ecology research policy. Washington DC. Poster presented January 4 - 5 at the National Academies of Science Student Forum on Science and Technology Policy.

Neff, M. W. 2008. Why do you want to know that? An investigation of coral reef research priorities and the logics behind them. Poster presentation August 7th at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Milwaukee, WI.

2007

Chhetri, N. B., L. Hidinger, M. W. Neff, M. O Shea, A. Buttar and U. Chong. 2007. Decision making under uncertainty: Ranking of multiple stressors on central Arizona water resources. Poster presented at the January 10, 2007 CAP LTER 9th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.. (link )

Chhetri, N. B., L. Hidinger, M. W. Neff, M. O Shea, A. Buttar and U. Chong. 2007. Multiple stressors on Central Arizona resources. Poster presented at the Symposium on Sustainable Water, Unlimited Growth, and Quality of Life: Can We Have it All?, Tucson, AZ. August 27 - September 1, 2007.

Chhetri, N. B., L. Hidinger, M. W. Neff, M. O Shea, A. Buttar and U. Chong. 2007. Multiple stressors on Central Arizona water resources. University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Poster presented October 22-23, 2007 at the Climate Information: Responding to User Needs, College Park, MD.

Neff, M. W., N. B. Chhetri, D. Sarewitz, L. Hidinger, M. O Shea, A. Buttar and U. Chong. 2007. Will Phoenix have sufficient water: A workshop to assess stressors on an urban water system. Poster presented at the February 17, 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Francisco, CA. (link )

2006

Chhetri, N. B., M. W. Neff, L. Hidinger and D. Sarewitz. 2006. Sensitivity analysis: Role of human induced stressors in increasing the vulnerability of water resources in Phoenix meteropolitan region. Poster presented at the 6-11 August 2006 91st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN.

Chhetri, N. B., M. W. Neff, L. Hidinger and D. Sarewitz. 2006. Sensitivity analysis: Role of human-induced stressors in increasing the vulnerability of water resources in Phoenix metropolitan region. Poster presented at the 6-11 August 2006 91st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN.

Neff, M. W., N. B. Chhetri, L. Hidinger and R. M. Meyer. 2006. Science policy and research on climate: Ecosystem sensitivity analysis. Poster presented at the 19 January 2006 CAP LTER 8th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Neff, M. W., N. B. Chhetri, L. Hidinger and D. Sarewitz. 2006. A preliminary methodology for analysis of ecosystem sensitivity to climate and other drivers of change. Poster presented at the 6-11 August 2006 91st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN.

Presentations

2008

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.

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.

Neff, M. W. 2008. 35 years and 160,000 Articles: A biblometric exploration of the evolution of Ecology 1970-2005. Presented January 21st at the 9th Graduates in Earth, Life and Social Science Research Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe.

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.

2007

Chhetri, N. B., L. Hidinger, M. W. Neff, M. O Shea, A. Buttar and U. Chong. 2007. Multiple realities: Stressor analysis of water resources in Central Arizona. Paper presented at the April 17-21, 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA.

Chhetri, N. B., L. Hidinger, M. W. Neff, M. O Shea, A. Buttar and U. Chong. 2007. Multiple realities: Stressor analysiss of water resources in Central Arizona. Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK. Paper presented at the September 18-20, 2007 Conference on Connecting Science, Society and Development, University of Sussex, UK.

Chhetri, N. B., L. Hidinger, M. W. Neff, M. O Shea, A. Buttar and U. Chong. 2007. Multiple stressors on Central Arizona water resources. Paper presented February 2-3, 2007 at the Annual Meeting of the Science Policy Assessment and Research on Climate, Tempe, AZ.

Neff, M. W. 2007. Has climate changed ecology? A bibliometric analysis of the changing focus of ecology research. Presented at the October 13th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science, Montreal, Canada.

Neff, M. W. 2007. Policy for science: The changing ecology research agenda 1920-2005. Presented August 7th at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, San Jose, CA.

2006

Chhetri, N. B., L. Hidinger, M. W. Neff, M. O Shea, A. Buttar and U. Chong. 2006. Decision making under uncertainty: Ranking of multiple stressors on Central Arizona water resources. Paper presented November 2-3, 2006 at the workshop on Water Stressor Ranking, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Neff, M. W. and E. A. Corley. 2006. How climate changed ecology: A bibliometric analysis of the changing focus of ecological research. Paper presented at the 6-11 August 2006 91st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Icons and Upstarts in Ecology, Memphis, Tennessee.

Neff, M. W. and E. A. Corley. 2006. How climate changed ecology: A bibliometric analysis of the changing focus of ecological research. Presentation at the 13-18 August 2006 Gordon Research Conference on Science and Technology Policy, Big Sky, Montana.