Peer Reviewed Publications

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2020  G. Simon and K. Kay. Critical Environmental Inquiry: A Handbook Guilford Press, NY (Under Contract)

2017  G. Simon. Flame and Fortune in the American West: Urban Development, Environmental Change and the Great Oakland Hills Fire 

University of California Press, Oakland, CA (Book 1 of the Critical Environments: Nature, Science and Politics book series. Eds. Guthman J, Kosek J, Lave R.)

2012  S. Dooling and G. Simon. (Co-Editors) Cities, Nature, Development: The Politics and Production of Urban Vulnerabilities Ashgate

Publishing. Aldershot, UK. (Equal Editorial Duties)


Book Chapters

2018  G. Simon. How the West Was Spun: The De-politicization of Fire in the American West In, Handbook on Critical Physical Geography Eds. R.

Lave, C. Biermann, S. Lane. Palgrave Macmillan

2012  G. Simon. Development, Risk Momentum and the Ecology of Vulnerability: A Historical-Relational Analysis of the 1991 Oakland Hills

Firestorm In, Cities, Nature, Development: The Politics and Production of Urban Vulnerabilities Eds. G. Simon and S. Dooling. Ashgate Publishing Aldershot, UK.

Peer Reviewed Articles

IR       G. Simon, C Peterson, E Anderson, B Berve, M Caturia, I Rivera. Multiple Temporalities of Household Labour: Women’s Empowerment and              Polychronic, Collectivized and Hybrid Time

IR       G. Simon, B. Wee, D. Chatti, E. Anderson. Drawing on Knowledge: Visual Narrative Analysis of Women’s Fuelwood Collection in South India 

IR       C. Eriksen, G. Simon, T. Prior , F. Roth  et al. Rethinking the Interplay Between Vulnerability and Affluence for Disaster Resilience

2019  G. Simon and C Peterson. Disingenuous Forests: A Historical Political Ecology of Fuelwood Collection in South India

           Journal of Historical Geography 63:1 pp 34-47

2018  G. Simon. The Rise of Disingenuous Natures and Neoliberal Stealth Unknown-Knowns Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space              pp. 47-51 (In, In Reflecting on Neoliberal Natures: An Exchange (eds. P. Bigger and J. Dempsey))

2017  C Eriksen and G Simon. The Affluence-Vulnerability Interface: Intersecting Scales of Risk, Privilege and Disaster

Environment and Planning A 49:2 pp. 293-313

2017  G Simon. Don't Blame California Wildfires on a 'Perfect Storm of Weather Events The Conversation 

2016  A. Kinoshita, A. Chin, G. Simon, C. Briles, T. Hogue, A. O’Dowd, A. Gerlak, A. Uribe. Wildfire, Water and Society: Toward Integrative Research

in the “Anthropocene” Anthropocene 16 pp. 16-27

2016  G. Simon. How Regions Do Work, and the Work We Do: A Constructive Critique of Regions in Political Ecology

Journal of Political Ecology 23 pp. 197-203

2015  A. Chin, L. An, J.L. Florsheim, L.R. Laurencio, R.A. Marston, A.P. Solverson, G. Simon, E. Stinson, E. Wohl. Investigating feedbacks in human-

landscape systems: Lessons following a wildfire in Colorado, USA Geomorphology 252 pp.40-50

2014  G. Simon. Vulnerability-in-Production: A Spatial History of Nature, Affluence and Fire in Oakland, California

Annals of the Association of American Geographers 104:6 pp. 1199-1221

2014  G. Simon. If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get Into the Kitchen: Obligatory Passage Points and Mutually Supported Impediments at the

Climate-Development Interface Area 46:3 pp. 268-277

2014  R. Lave, M. Wilson, E. Barron, C. Biermann, M. Carey, M. Doyle, C. Duvall, L. Johnson, M. Lane, J. Lorimer, N. McClintock, D. Munroe, R. Pain,

J. Proctor, B. Rhoads, M. Robertson, J. Rossi, N. Sayre, G. Simon, M. Tadaki, and C. Van Dyke. Intervention: Critical Physical Geography

The Canadian Geographer 58:1 pp. 1-10

2014  G. Simon, R. Bailis, J. Baumgarner, J. Hyman, A. Laurent. Current Debates and Future Research Needs in the Clean Cookstove Sector

Energy for Sustainable Development 20 pp. 49-57

2013  G. Simon and S. Dooling. Flame and Fortune in California: The Material and Political Dimensions of Vulnerability

Global Environmental Change 23:6 pp. 1410-1423

2013  G. Simon and P. Alagona. Contradictions at the Confluence of Commerce, Consumption and Conservation; or, An REI Shopper Camps in

the Forest, Does Anyone Notice? Geoforum 45 pp. 225-236

2013  G. Simon, B. Wee, A. Chin et al. Synthesis for the Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences: Integrating Systems Approaches and Service

Learning Journal of College Science Teaching 42:5 pp. 46-53

2012  G. Simon, A. Bumpus, P. Mann. Win-Win Scenarios at the Climate-Development Interface: Challenges and Opportunities for Cookstove

Replacement Programs Through Carbon Finance Global Environmental Change 22:1 pp. 275-287

2012  H. Bischel, G. Simon, T. Frisby, D Luthy. Management Experiences and Trends for Water Reuse Implementation in Northern California

Environmental Science and Technology 46 pp. 180-188

2012  P. Alagona and G. Simon. Leave No Trace Starts at Home: A Response to Critics and Vision for the Future Ethics, Policy and

Environment 15:1 pp. 119-124

2011  D. Biehler and G. Simon. The Great Indoors: Research Frontiers on Indoor Environments as Active Political Ecological Spaces

Progress in Human Geography 35: 2 pp. 172-192

2011  G. Simon. The 100th Meridian, Ecological Boundaries and the Problem of Reification Society and Natural Resources 24:1 pp. 95-101

2010  G. Simon. Mobilizing Cookstoves for Development: A Dual Adoption Framework Analysis of Collaborative Technology Innovations in

Western India Environment and Planning A 42 pp. 2011-2030

2010  G. Simon and J. Graybill. Geography in Interdisciplinarity: Towards a Third Conversation Geoforum 41: 3 pp. 356-363

2010  P. Alagona and G. Simon. The Role of Field Study in Humanistic and Interdisciplinary Environmental Education

Journal of Experiential Education 32: 3 pp. 191-206

2009  G. Simon. Geographies of Mediation: Market Development and the Rural Broker in Maharashtra, India

Political Geography 28:3 pp. 197-207

2009  G. Simon and P. Alagona. Beyond ‘Leave no Trace’ Ethics, Policy and Environment 12:1 pp. 17-34

2006  S. Dooling, G. Simon, K. Yocom. Place-Based Urban Ecology: A Century of Park Planning in Seattle Urban Ecosystems 9:4 pp. 299-321

2006  J. Graybill, S. Dooling, A. Greve, V. Shandas, J. Withey, G. Simon. A Rough Guide to Interdisciplinarity: Graduate Student Perspectives

Bioscience 56: 9 pp. 757-763

Gregory L Simon

Department of Geography and Environmental Science

University of Colorado Denver

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