Professor Katrina Brown
Professor of Social Sciences

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Key publications



Brown K, Eernstman N, Huke AR, Reding N (2017). The drama of resilience: Learning, doing, and sharing for sustainability. Ecology and Society, 22(2). Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Brown K (2016). Resilience, Development and Global Change., Routledge. Abstract.
Daw TM, Coulthard S, Cheung WWL, Brown K, Abunge C, Galafassi D, Peterson GD, McClanahan TR, Omukoto JO, Munyi L, et al (2015). Evaluating taboo trade-offs in ecosystems services and human well-being. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 112(22), 6949-6954. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.

Publications by category


Books

Brown K (2016). Resilience, Development and Global Change., Routledge. Abstract.

Journal articles

Brown K (In Press). Progress Report II: Planetary Boundaries - a safe operating space for human geographers?. Progress in Human Geography DOI.
Marshall N, Adger N, Attwood S, Brown K, Crissman C, Cvitanovic C, De Young C, Gooch M, James C, Jessen S, et al (2017). Empirically derived guidance for social scientists to influence environmental policy. PLoS One, 12(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Galafassi D, Daw TM, Munyi L, Brown K, Barnaud C, Fazey I (2017). Learning about social-ecological trade-offs. Ecology and Society, 22(1). Full text. DOI.
Brown K, Naylor LA, Quinn T (2017). Making space for proactive adaptation of rapidly changing coasts: a windows of opportunity approach. Sustainability (Switzerland), 9(8). Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Morrison TH, Adger WN, Brown K, Lemos MC, Huitema D, Hughes TP (2017). Mitigation and adaptation in polycentric systems: sources of power in the pursuit of collective goals. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 8(5), e479-e479. Full text. DOI.
Brown K, Eernstman N, Huke AR, Reding N (2017). The drama of resilience: Learning, doing, and sharing for sustainability. Ecology and Society, 22(2). Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Chaigneau T, Brown K (2016). Challenging the win-win discourse on conservation and development: Analyzing support for marine protected areas. Ecology and Society, 21(1). Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Daw TM, Hicks CC, Brown K, Chaigneau T, Januchowski-Hartley FA, Cheung WWL, Rosendo S, Crona B, Coulthard S, Sandbrook C, et al (2016). Elasticity in ecosystem services: Exploring the variable relationship between ecosystems and human well-being. Ecology and Society, 21(2). Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Bousquet F, Botta A, Alinovi L, Barreteau O, Bossio D, Brown K, Caron P, D Errico M, Declerck F, Dessard H, et al (2016). Resilience and development: Mobilizing for transformation. Ecology and Society, 21(3). Abstract. DOI.
Baggio J, Brown K, Hellebrandt D (2015). Boundary object or bridging concept? a citation network analysis of resilience. Ecology and Society: a journal of integrative science for resilience and sustainability, 20(2). Full text. DOI.
Daw TM, Coulthard S, Cheung WWL, Brown K, Abunge C, Galafassi D, Peterson GD, McClanahan TR, Omukoto JO, Munyi L, et al (2015). Evaluating taboo trade-offs in ecosystems services and human well-being. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 112(22), 6949-6954. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Ruiz-Mallén I, Corbera E, Calvo-Boyero D, Reyes-García V, Brown K (2015). How do biosphere reserves influence local vulnerability and adaptation? Evidence from Latin America. Global Environmental Change, 33, 97-108. Abstract. DOI.
Fisher JA, Brown K (2015). Reprint of "Ecosystem services concepts and approaches in conservation: Just a rhetorical tool?". Ecological Economics, 117, 261-269. Abstract. DOI.
Brown K (2014). Global environmental change I: a social turn for resilience?. Progress in Human Geography, 38(1), 107-117. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Fisher JA, Brown K (2014). Reprint of "Ecosystem services concepts and approaches in conservation: Just a rhetorical tool?". Ecological Economics Abstract. DOI.
Pascual U, Phelps J, Garmendia E, Brown K, Corbera E, Martin A, Gomez-Baggethun E, Muradian R (2014). Social equity matters in payments for ecosystem services. BioScience, 64(11), 1027-1036. Abstract. DOI.
Adger WN, Barnett J, Brown K, O'Brien K, Marshall N (2013). Cultural dimensions of climate change impacts and adaptation. Nature Climate Change, 3(2), 112-117. DOI.
Lynam T, Brown K (2012). Mental models in human-environment interactions: Theory, policy implications, and methodological explorations. Ecology and Society, 17(3).
Daw TM, Cinner JE, McClanahan TR, Brown K, Stead SM, Graham NAJ, Maina J (2012). To fish or not to fish: factors at multiple scales affecting artisanal fishers' readiness to exit a declining fishery. PLoS One, 7(2). Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Marshall NA, Park SE, Adger WN, Brown K, Howden SM (2012). Transformational capacity and the influence of place and identity. Environmental Research Letters, 7(3). Abstract. DOI.
Cinner JE, McClanahan TR, Graham NAJ, Daw TM, Maina J, Stead SM, Wamukota A, Brown K, Bodin O (2012). Vulnerability of coastal communities to key impacts of climate change on coral reef fisheries. Global Environmental Change, 22(1), 12-20. Abstract. DOI.
Rosendo S, Brown K, Joubert A, Jiddawi N, Mechisso M (2011). A clash of values and approaches: a case study of marine protected area planning in Mozambique. Ocean and Coastal Management, 54(1), 55-65. Abstract. DOI.
Brown K, Westaway E (2011). Agency, capacity, and resilience to environmental change: Lessons from human development, well-being, and disasters. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 36, 321-342. Abstract. DOI.
Daw T, Brown K, Rosendo S, Pomeroy R (2011). Applying the ecosystem services concept to poverty alleviation: the need to disaggregate human well-being. Environmental Conservation, 38(4), 370-379. Abstract. DOI.
Steneck RS, Hughes TP, Cinner JE, Adger WN, Arnold SN, Berkes F, Boudreau SA, Brown K, Folke C, Gunderson L, et al (2011). Creation of a Gilded Trap by the High Economic Value of the Maine Lobster Fishery. Conservation Biology, 25(5), 904-912. Abstract. DOI.
Evans LS, Brown K, Allison EH (2011). Factors influencing adaptive marine governance in a developing country context: a case study of Southern Kenya. Ecology and Society, 16(2). Abstract.
Adger WN, Brown K, Nelson DR, Berkes F, Eakin H, Folke C, Galvin K, Gunderson L, Goulden M, O'Brien K, et al (2011). Resilience implications of policy responses to climate change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 2(5), 757-766. Abstract. DOI.
Eriksen S, Brown K (2011). Sustainable adaptation to climate change. Climate and Development, 3(1), 3-6. DOI.
Brown K (2011). Sustainable adaptation: an oxymoron?. Climate and Development, 3(1), 21-31. Abstract. DOI.
Corbera E, Brown K (2010). Offsetting benefits? analyzing access to forest carbon. Environment and Planning A, 42(7), 1739-1761. Abstract. DOI.
Bunce M, Rosendo S, Brown K (2010). Perceptions of climate change, multiple stressors and livelihoods on marginal African coasts. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 12(3), 407-440. Abstract. DOI.
Bunce M, Brown K, Rosendo S (2010). Policy misfits, climate change and cross-scale vulnerability in coastal Africa: how development projects undermine resilience. Environmental Science and Policy, 13(6), 485-497. Abstract. DOI.
Adger WN, Brown K, Conway D (2010). Progress in global environmental change. Global Environmental Change, 20(4), 547-549. DOI.
Corbera E, Estrada M, Brown K (2010). Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries: Revisiting the assumptions. Climatic Change, 100(3), 355-388. Abstract. DOI.
Pretty J, Sutherland WJ, Ashby J, Auburn J, Baulcombe D, Bell M, Bentley J, Bickersteth S, Brown K, Burke J, et al (2010). The top 100 questions of importance to the future of global agriculture. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 8(4), 219-236. Abstract. DOI.
Brooks N, Grist N, Brown K (2009). Development futures in the context of climate change: Challenging the present and learning from the past. Development Policy Review, 27(6), 741-765. Abstract. DOI.
Wolf J, Brown K, Conway D (2009). Ecological citizenship and climate change: Perceptions and practice. Environmental Politics, 18(4), 503-521. Abstract. DOI.
Hultman NE, Boyd E, Roberts JT, Cole J, Corbera E, Ebeling J, Brown K, Liverman DM (2009). How can the clean development mechanism better contribute to sustainable development?. Ambio, 38(2), 120-122. DOI.
McClanahan TR, Cinner JE, Graham NAJ, Daw TM, Maina J, Stead SM, Wamukota A, Brown K, Venus V, Polunin NVC, et al (2009). Identifying reefs of hope and hopeful actions: Contextualizing environmental, ecological, and social parameters to respond effectively to climate change. Conservation Biology, 23(3), 662-671. Abstract. DOI.
Corbera E, Soberanis CG, Brown K (2009). Institutional dimensions of Payments for Ecosystem Services: an analysis of Mexico's carbon forestry programme. Ecological Economics, 68(3), 743-761. Abstract. DOI.
Boyd E, Hultman N, Timmons Roberts J, Corbera E, Cole J, Bozmoski A, Ebeling J, Tippman R, Mann P, Brown K, et al (2009). Reforming the CDM for sustainable development: lessons learned and policy futures. Environmental Science and Policy, 12(7), 820-831. Abstract. DOI.
Doulton H, Brown K (2009). Ten years to prevent catastrophe?. Discourses of climate change and international development in the UK press. Global Environmental Change, 19(2), 191-202. Abstract. DOI.
Adger WN, Brown K (2009). Vulnerability and Resilience to Environmental Change: Ecological and Social Perspectives. , 109-122. DOI.
Allison EH, Perry AL, Badjeck MC, Neil Adger W, Brown K, Conway D, Halls AS, Pilling GM, Reynolds JD, Andrew NL, et al (2009). Vulnerability of national economies to the impacts of climate change on fisheries. Fish and Fisheries, 10(2), 173-196. Abstract. DOI.
Fisher J, Brown K (2009). Wind energy on the Isle of Lewis: Implications for deliberative planning. Environment and Planning A, 41(10), 2516-2536. Abstract. DOI.
Corbera E, Brown K (2008). Building Institutions to Trade Ecosystem Services: Marketing Forest Carbon in Mexico. World Development, 36(10), 1956-1979. Abstract. DOI.
Kosoy N, Corbera E, Brown K (2008). Participation in payments for ecosystem services: Case studies from the Lacandon rainforest, Mexico. Geoforum, 39(6), 2073-2083. Abstract. DOI.
Tompkins EL, Few R, Brown K (2008). Scenario-based stakeholder engagement: incorporating stakeholders preferences into coastal planning for climate change. J Environ Manage, 88(4), 1580-1592. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Nelson DR, Adger WN, Brown K (2007). Adaptation to environmental change: contributions of a resilience framework. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 32, 395-419. Abstract. DOI.
Few R, Brown K, Tompkins EL (2007). Climate change and coastal management decisions: Insights from Christchurch Bay, UK. Coastal Management, 35(2-3), 255-270. Abstract. DOI.
Few R, Brown K, Tompkins EL (2007). Public participation and climate change adaptation: Avoiding the illusion of inclusion. Climate Policy, 7(1), 46-59. Abstract. DOI.
Corbera E, Brown K, Adger NW (2007). The equity and legitimacy of markets for ecosystem services. Development and Change, 38(4), 587-613. Abstract. DOI.
Lowe T, Brown K, Dessai S, Doria MDF, Haynes K, Vincent K (2006). Does tomorrow ever come? Disaster narrative and public perceptions of climate change. PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE, 15(4), 435-457. Author URL. DOI.
Pyhälä A, Brown K, Neil Adger W (2006). Implications of livelihood dependence on non-timber products in Peruvian Amazonia. Ecosystems, 9(8), 1328-1341. Abstract. DOI.
Adger WN, Brown K, Hulme M (2005). Redefining global environmental change. Global Environmental Change, 15(1), 1-4. DOI.
Eriksen SH, Brown K, Kelly PM (2005). The dynamics of vulnerability: Locating coping strategies in Kenya and Tanzania. Geographical Journal, 171(4), 287-305. Abstract. DOI.
Adger WN, Brown K, Tompkins EL (2005). The political economy of cross-scale networks in resource co-management. Ecology and Society, 10(2). Abstract.
Brown K (2004). Today is the time to take environmental action [3]. Nature, 431(7011).
Adger WN, Huq S, Brown K, Conway D, Hulme M (2003). Adaptation to climate change in the developing world. Progress in Development Studies, 3(3), 179-195.
Muchagata M, Brown K (2003). Cows, colonists and trees: Rethinking cattle and environmental degradation in Brazilian Amazonia. Agricultural Systems, 76(3), 797-816. Abstract. DOI.
Brown K, Corbera E (2003). Exploring equity and sustainable development in the new carbon economy. Climate Policy, 3(SUPPL 1). Abstract. DOI.
Adger WN, Brown K, Fairbrass J, Jordan A, Paavola J, Rosendo S, Seyfang G (2003). Governance for sustainability: Towards a 'thick' analysis of environmental decisionmaking. Environment and Planning A, 35(6), 1095-1110. Abstract. DOI.
Brown K (2003). Integrating conservation and development: a case of institutional misfit. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 1(9), 479-487. Abstract. DOI.
Brown K (2003). Three challenges for a real people-centred conservation. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 12(2), 89-92. Abstract. DOI.
Brown K (2002). Innovations for conservation and development. Geographical Journal, 168(1), 6-17. Abstract.
Tompkins E, Adger WN, Brown K (2002). Institutional networks for inclusive coastal management in Trinidad and Tobago. Environment and Planning A, 34(6), 1095-1111. Abstract. DOI.
Brown K, Lapuyade S (2001). A livelihood from the forest: Gendered visions or social economic and environmental change in southern Cameroon. Journal of International Development, 13(8), 1131-1149. Abstract. DOI.
Neil Adger W, Benjaminsen TA, Brown K, Svarstad H (2001). Advancing a political ecology of global environmental discourses. Development and Change, 32(4), 681-715. Abstract.
Brown K (2001). Cut and run? Evolving institutions for global forest governance. Journal of International Development, 13(7), 893-905. Abstract. DOI.
Brown K, Ekoko F (2001). Forest encounters: Synergy among agents of forest change in southern cameroon. Society and Natural Resources, 14(4), 269-290. Abstract. DOI.
Brown K, Neil Adger W, Tompkins E, Bacon P, Shim D, Young K (2001). Trade-off analysis for marine protected area management. Ecological Economics, 37(3), 417-434. Abstract. DOI.
Muchagata M, Brown K (2000). Colonist farmers' perceptions of fertility and the frontier environment in eastern Amazonia. Agriculture and Human Values, 17(4), 371-384. Abstract.
Brown K, Rosendo S (2000). Environmentalists, rubber tappers and empowerment: the politics and economics of extractive reserves. Development and Change, 31(1), 201-227. Abstract.
McDonald M, Brown K (2000). Soil and water conservation projects and rural livelihoods: Options for design and research to enhance adoption and adaptation. Land Degradation and Development, 11(4), 343-361. Abstract. DOI.
Brown K, Rosendo S (2000). The institutional architecture of extractive reserves in Rondonia, Brazil. Geographical Journal, 166(1), 35-48. Abstract. DOI.

Chapters

Schoon ML, Brown K, Robards MD, Meek C, Engle N, Biggs R (2015). Politics and the Selection of Ecosystem Services. In Biggs R, Schoon ML, Schulter M (Eds.) Principles for Building Resilience, Cambridge University Press. Abstract.  Full text.
Schoon ML, Robards MD, Brown K, Engle N, Meek CL (2015). Politics and the resilience of ecosystem services. In  (Ed) Principles for Building Resilience: Sustaining Ecosystem Services in Social-Ecological Systems, 32-49.  Abstract. DOI.
Brown K (2013). Social ecological resilience and human security. In  (Ed) A Changing Environment for Human Security: Transformative Approaches to Research, Policy and Action, 107-116. DOI.
Brown K (2012). Policy discourses of resilience. In  (Ed) Climate Change and the Crisis of Capitalism: a Chance to Reclaim Self, Society and Nature, 37-50. DOI.
Adger WN, Brown K, Waters JJ (2011). Resilience. In Dryzek JS, Norgaard RB, Schlosberg D (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 696-710.  Abstract.
Adger N, Brown K (2009). Adaptation, vulnerability and resilience: ecological and social perspectives. In Castree N, Demeritt D, Liverman D, Rhoads B (Eds.) A Companion to Environmental Geography, Oxford: Blackwell, 109-122.  Abstract.
Brown K (2009). Human development and environmental governance: a reality check. In  (Ed) Governing Sustainability, 32-52.  Abstract. DOI.
Brown K (2005). Addressing trade-offs in forest landscape restoration. In  (Ed) Forest Restoration in Landscapes: Beyond Planting Trees, 59-64. DOI.

Publications by year



In Press

Brown K (In Press). Progress Report II: Planetary Boundaries - a safe operating space for human geographers?. Progress in Human Geography DOI.

2017

Marshall N, Adger N, Attwood S, Brown K, Crissman C, Cvitanovic C, De Young C, Gooch M, James C, Jessen S, et al (2017). Empirically derived guidance for social scientists to influence environmental policy. PLoS One, 12(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text. DOI.
Galafassi D, Daw TM, Munyi L, Brown K, Barnaud C, Fazey I (2017). Learning about social-ecological trade-offs. Ecology and Society, 22(1). Full text. DOI.
Brown K, Naylor LA, Quinn T (2017). Making space for proactive adaptation of rapidly changing coasts: a windows of opportunity approach. Sustainability (Switzerland), 9(8). Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Morrison TH, Adger WN, Brown K, Lemos MC, Huitema D, Hughes TP (2017). Mitigation and adaptation in polycentric systems: sources of power in the pursuit of collective goals. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 8(5), e479-e479. Full text. DOI.
Brown K, Eernstman N, Huke AR, Reding N (2017). The drama of resilience: Learning, doing, and sharing for sustainability. Ecology and Society, 22(2). Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2016

Chaigneau T, Brown K (2016). Challenging the win-win discourse on conservation and development: Analyzing support for marine protected areas. Ecology and Society, 21(1). Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Daw TM, Hicks CC, Brown K, Chaigneau T, Januchowski-Hartley FA, Cheung WWL, Rosendo S, Crona B, Coulthard S, Sandbrook C, et al (2016). Elasticity in ecosystem services: Exploring the variable relationship between ecosystems and human well-being. Ecology and Society, 21(2). Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Bousquet F, Botta A, Alinovi L, Barreteau O, Bossio D, Brown K, Caron P, D Errico M, Declerck F, Dessard H, et al (2016). Resilience and development: Mobilizing for transformation. Ecology and Society, 21(3). Abstract. DOI.
Brown K (2016). Resilience, Development and Global Change., Routledge. Abstract.

2015

Baggio J, Brown K, Hellebrandt D (2015). Boundary object or bridging concept? a citation network analysis of resilience. Ecology and Society: a journal of integrative science for resilience and sustainability, 20(2). Full text. DOI.
Daw TM, Coulthard S, Cheung WWL, Brown K, Abunge C, Galafassi D, Peterson GD, McClanahan TR, Omukoto JO, Munyi L, et al (2015). Evaluating taboo trade-offs in ecosystems services and human well-being. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 112(22), 6949-6954. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Ruiz-Mallén I, Corbera E, Calvo-Boyero D, Reyes-García V, Brown K (2015). How do biosphere reserves influence local vulnerability and adaptation? Evidence from Latin America. Global Environmental Change, 33, 97-108. Abstract. DOI.
Schoon ML, Brown K, Robards MD, Meek C, Engle N, Biggs R (2015). Politics and the Selection of Ecosystem Services. In Biggs R, Schoon ML, Schulter M (Eds.) Principles for Building Resilience, Cambridge University Press. Abstract.  Full text.
Schoon ML, Robards MD, Brown K, Engle N, Meek CL (2015). Politics and the resilience of ecosystem services. In  (Ed) Principles for Building Resilience: Sustaining Ecosystem Services in Social-Ecological Systems, 32-49.  Abstract. DOI.
Fisher JA, Brown K (2015). Reprint of "Ecosystem services concepts and approaches in conservation: Just a rhetorical tool?". Ecological Economics, 117, 261-269. Abstract. DOI.

2014

Brown K (2014). Global environmental change I: a social turn for resilience?. Progress in Human Geography, 38(1), 107-117. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Fisher JA, Brown K (2014). Reprint of "Ecosystem services concepts and approaches in conservation: Just a rhetorical tool?". Ecological Economics Abstract. DOI.
Pascual U, Phelps J, Garmendia E, Brown K, Corbera E, Martin A, Gomez-Baggethun E, Muradian R (2014). Social equity matters in payments for ecosystem services. BioScience, 64(11), 1027-1036. Abstract. DOI.

2013

Adger WN, Barnett J, Brown K, O'Brien K, Marshall N (2013). Cultural dimensions of climate change impacts and adaptation. Nature Climate Change, 3(2), 112-117. DOI.
Brown K (2013). Social ecological resilience and human security. In  (Ed) A Changing Environment for Human Security: Transformative Approaches to Research, Policy and Action, 107-116. DOI.

2012

Lynam T, Brown K (2012). Mental models in human-environment interactions: Theory, policy implications, and methodological explorations. Ecology and Society, 17(3).
Brown K (2012). Policy discourses of resilience. In  (Ed) Climate Change and the Crisis of Capitalism: a Chance to Reclaim Self, Society and Nature, 37-50. DOI.
Daw TM, Cinner JE, McClanahan TR, Brown K, Stead SM, Graham NAJ, Maina J (2012). To fish or not to fish: factors at multiple scales affecting artisanal fishers' readiness to exit a declining fishery. PLoS One, 7(2). Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.
Marshall NA, Park SE, Adger WN, Brown K, Howden SM (2012). Transformational capacity and the influence of place and identity. Environmental Research Letters, 7(3). Abstract. DOI.
Cinner JE, McClanahan TR, Graham NAJ, Daw TM, Maina J, Stead SM, Wamukota A, Brown K, Bodin O (2012). Vulnerability of coastal communities to key impacts of climate change on coral reef fisheries. Global Environmental Change, 22(1), 12-20. Abstract. DOI.

2011

Rosendo S, Brown K, Joubert A, Jiddawi N, Mechisso M (2011). A clash of values and approaches: a case study of marine protected area planning in Mozambique. Ocean and Coastal Management, 54(1), 55-65. Abstract. DOI.
Brown K, Westaway E (2011). Agency, capacity, and resilience to environmental change: Lessons from human development, well-being, and disasters. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 36, 321-342. Abstract. DOI.
Daw T, Brown K, Rosendo S, Pomeroy R (2011). Applying the ecosystem services concept to poverty alleviation: the need to disaggregate human well-being. Environmental Conservation, 38(4), 370-379. Abstract. DOI.
Steneck RS, Hughes TP, Cinner JE, Adger WN, Arnold SN, Berkes F, Boudreau SA, Brown K, Folke C, Gunderson L, et al (2011). Creation of a Gilded Trap by the High Economic Value of the Maine Lobster Fishery. Conservation Biology, 25(5), 904-912. Abstract. DOI.
Evans LS, Brown K, Allison EH (2011). Factors influencing adaptive marine governance in a developing country context: a case study of Southern Kenya. Ecology and Society, 16(2). Abstract.
Adger WN, Brown K, Waters JJ (2011). Resilience. In Dryzek JS, Norgaard RB, Schlosberg D (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 696-710.  Abstract.
Adger WN, Brown K, Nelson DR, Berkes F, Eakin H, Folke C, Galvin K, Gunderson L, Goulden M, O'Brien K, et al (2011). Resilience implications of policy responses to climate change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 2(5), 757-766. Abstract. DOI.
Eriksen S, Brown K (2011). Sustainable adaptation to climate change. Climate and Development, 3(1), 3-6. DOI.
Brown K (2011). Sustainable adaptation: an oxymoron?. Climate and Development, 3(1), 21-31. Abstract. DOI.

2010

Corbera E, Brown K (2010). Offsetting benefits? analyzing access to forest carbon. Environment and Planning A, 42(7), 1739-1761. Abstract. DOI.
Bunce M, Rosendo S, Brown K (2010). Perceptions of climate change, multiple stressors and livelihoods on marginal African coasts. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 12(3), 407-440. Abstract. DOI.
Bunce M, Brown K, Rosendo S (2010). Policy misfits, climate change and cross-scale vulnerability in coastal Africa: how development projects undermine resilience. Environmental Science and Policy, 13(6), 485-497. Abstract. DOI.
Adger WN, Brown K, Conway D (2010). Progress in global environmental change. Global Environmental Change, 20(4), 547-549. DOI.
Corbera E, Estrada M, Brown K (2010). Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries: Revisiting the assumptions. Climatic Change, 100(3), 355-388. Abstract. DOI.
Pretty J, Sutherland WJ, Ashby J, Auburn J, Baulcombe D, Bell M, Bentley J, Bickersteth S, Brown K, Burke J, et al (2010). The top 100 questions of importance to the future of global agriculture. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 8(4), 219-236. Abstract. DOI.

2009

Adger N, Brown K (2009). Adaptation, vulnerability and resilience: ecological and social perspectives. In Castree N, Demeritt D, Liverman D, Rhoads B (Eds.) A Companion to Environmental Geography, Oxford: Blackwell, 109-122.  Abstract.
Brooks N, Grist N, Brown K (2009). Development futures in the context of climate change: Challenging the present and learning from the past. Development Policy Review, 27(6), 741-765. Abstract. DOI.
Wolf J, Brown K, Conway D (2009). Ecological citizenship and climate change: Perceptions and practice. Environmental Politics, 18(4), 503-521. Abstract. DOI.
Hultman NE, Boyd E, Roberts JT, Cole J, Corbera E, Ebeling J, Brown K, Liverman DM (2009). How can the clean development mechanism better contribute to sustainable development?. Ambio, 38(2), 120-122. DOI.
Brown K (2009). Human development and environmental governance: a reality check. In  (Ed) Governing Sustainability, 32-52.  Abstract. DOI.
McClanahan TR, Cinner JE, Graham NAJ, Daw TM, Maina J, Stead SM, Wamukota A, Brown K, Venus V, Polunin NVC, et al (2009). Identifying reefs of hope and hopeful actions: Contextualizing environmental, ecological, and social parameters to respond effectively to climate change. Conservation Biology, 23(3), 662-671. Abstract. DOI.
Corbera E, Soberanis CG, Brown K (2009). Institutional dimensions of Payments for Ecosystem Services: an analysis of Mexico's carbon forestry programme. Ecological Economics, 68(3), 743-761. Abstract. DOI.
Boyd E, Hultman N, Timmons Roberts J, Corbera E, Cole J, Bozmoski A, Ebeling J, Tippman R, Mann P, Brown K, et al (2009). Reforming the CDM for sustainable development: lessons learned and policy futures. Environmental Science and Policy, 12(7), 820-831. Abstract. DOI.
Doulton H, Brown K (2009). Ten years to prevent catastrophe?. Discourses of climate change and international development in the UK press. Global Environmental Change, 19(2), 191-202. Abstract. DOI.
Adger WN, Brown K (2009). Vulnerability and Resilience to Environmental Change: Ecological and Social Perspectives. , 109-122. DOI.
Allison EH, Perry AL, Badjeck MC, Neil Adger W, Brown K, Conway D, Halls AS, Pilling GM, Reynolds JD, Andrew NL, et al (2009). Vulnerability of national economies to the impacts of climate change on fisheries. Fish and Fisheries, 10(2), 173-196. Abstract. DOI.
Fisher J, Brown K (2009). Wind energy on the Isle of Lewis: Implications for deliberative planning. Environment and Planning A, 41(10), 2516-2536. Abstract. DOI.

2008

Corbera E, Brown K (2008). Building Institutions to Trade Ecosystem Services: Marketing Forest Carbon in Mexico. World Development, 36(10), 1956-1979. Abstract. DOI.
Kosoy N, Corbera E, Brown K (2008). Participation in payments for ecosystem services: Case studies from the Lacandon rainforest, Mexico. Geoforum, 39(6), 2073-2083. Abstract. DOI.
Tompkins EL, Few R, Brown K (2008). Scenario-based stakeholder engagement: incorporating stakeholders preferences into coastal planning for climate change. J Environ Manage, 88(4), 1580-1592. Abstract.  Author URL. DOI.

2007

Nelson DR, Adger WN, Brown K (2007). Adaptation to environmental change: contributions of a resilience framework. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 32, 395-419. Abstract. DOI.
Few R, Brown K, Tompkins EL (2007). Climate change and coastal management decisions: Insights from Christchurch Bay, UK. Coastal Management, 35(2-3), 255-270. Abstract. DOI.
Few R, Brown K, Tompkins EL (2007). Public participation and climate change adaptation: Avoiding the illusion of inclusion. Climate Policy, 7(1), 46-59. Abstract. DOI.
Corbera E, Brown K, Adger NW (2007). The equity and legitimacy of markets for ecosystem services. Development and Change, 38(4), 587-613. Abstract. DOI.

2006

Lowe T, Brown K, Dessai S, Doria MDF, Haynes K, Vincent K (2006). Does tomorrow ever come? Disaster narrative and public perceptions of climate change. PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE, 15(4), 435-457. Author URL. DOI.
Pyhälä A, Brown K, Neil Adger W (2006). Implications of livelihood dependence on non-timber products in Peruvian Amazonia. Ecosystems, 9(8), 1328-1341. Abstract. DOI.

2005

Brown K (2005). Addressing trade-offs in forest landscape restoration. In  (Ed) Forest Restoration in Landscapes: Beyond Planting Trees, 59-64. DOI.
Adger WN, Brown K, Hulme M (2005). Redefining global environmental change. Global Environmental Change, 15(1), 1-4. DOI.
Eriksen SH, Brown K, Kelly PM (2005). The dynamics of vulnerability: Locating coping strategies in Kenya and Tanzania. Geographical Journal, 171(4), 287-305. Abstract. DOI.
Adger WN, Brown K, Tompkins EL (2005). The political economy of cross-scale networks in resource co-management. Ecology and Society, 10(2). Abstract.

2004

Brown K (2004). Today is the time to take environmental action [3]. Nature, 431(7011).

2003

Adger WN, Huq S, Brown K, Conway D, Hulme M (2003). Adaptation to climate change in the developing world. Progress in Development Studies, 3(3), 179-195.
Muchagata M, Brown K (2003). Cows, colonists and trees: Rethinking cattle and environmental degradation in Brazilian Amazonia. Agricultural Systems, 76(3), 797-816. Abstract. DOI.
Brown K, Corbera E (2003). Exploring equity and sustainable development in the new carbon economy. Climate Policy, 3(SUPPL 1). Abstract. DOI.
Adger WN, Brown K, Fairbrass J, Jordan A, Paavola J, Rosendo S, Seyfang G (2003). Governance for sustainability: Towards a 'thick' analysis of environmental decisionmaking. Environment and Planning A, 35(6), 1095-1110. Abstract. DOI.
Brown K (2003). Integrating conservation and development: a case of institutional misfit. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 1(9), 479-487. Abstract. DOI.
Brown K (2003). Three challenges for a real people-centred conservation. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 12(2), 89-92. Abstract. DOI.

2002

Brown K (2002). Innovations for conservation and development. Geographical Journal, 168(1), 6-17. Abstract.
Tompkins E, Adger WN, Brown K (2002). Institutional networks for inclusive coastal management in Trinidad and Tobago. Environment and Planning A, 34(6), 1095-1111. Abstract. DOI.

2001

Brown K, Lapuyade S (2001). A livelihood from the forest: Gendered visions or social economic and environmental change in southern Cameroon. Journal of International Development, 13(8), 1131-1149. Abstract. DOI.
Neil Adger W, Benjaminsen TA, Brown K, Svarstad H (2001). Advancing a political ecology of global environmental discourses. Development and Change, 32(4), 681-715. Abstract.
Brown K (2001). Cut and run? Evolving institutions for global forest governance. Journal of International Development, 13(7), 893-905. Abstract. DOI.
Brown K, Ekoko F (2001). Forest encounters: Synergy among agents of forest change in southern cameroon. Society and Natural Resources, 14(4), 269-290. Abstract. DOI.
Brown K, Neil Adger W, Tompkins E, Bacon P, Shim D, Young K (2001). Trade-off analysis for marine protected area management. Ecological Economics, 37(3), 417-434. Abstract. DOI.

2000

Muchagata M, Brown K (2000). Colonist farmers' perceptions of fertility and the frontier environment in eastern Amazonia. Agriculture and Human Values, 17(4), 371-384. Abstract.
Brown K, Rosendo S (2000). Environmentalists, rubber tappers and empowerment: the politics and economics of extractive reserves. Development and Change, 31(1), 201-227. Abstract.
McDonald M, Brown K (2000). Soil and water conservation projects and rural livelihoods: Options for design and research to enhance adoption and adaptation. Land Degradation and Development, 11(4), 343-361. Abstract. DOI.
Brown K, Rosendo S (2000). The institutional architecture of extractive reserves in Rondonia, Brazil. Geographical Journal, 166(1), 35-48. Abstract. DOI.