Academic journal articles:

Erbaugh, J. T., Callahan, C. W., Finger-Higgins, R., DeSiervo, M., Bolger, D.T.  Cox, M., Howarth, R.B. 2021. Sociotechnical stability and equilibrium. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability: 49:33–41.

Cox, M., Gurney, G., Anderies, J., Coleman, E., Darling, E., Epstein, G., Frey, U., Nenadovic, M., Schlager, E., Villamayor-Tomas, S. 2021. Lessons learned from synthetic research projects based on the Ostrom Workshop frameworks. Ecology and Society: 26(1):17.

Epstein, G., Morrison, T., Lien, A., Gurney, G., Cole, D., Delaroche, M., Villamayor Tomas, S., Ban, N. and Cox, M. 2020. Advances in understanding the evolution of institutions in complex social-ecological systems. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 44: 58-66.

Villamayor-Tomas, S., Oberlack, C., Epstein, G., Partelow, S., Roggero, M., Kellner, E., Tschopp, M., and Cox, M. 2020. Using case study data to understand SES interactions: a model-centered meta-analysis of SES framework applications. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 44: 48–57.

Cumming, G.S., Epstein, G., Anderies, J.M., Apetrei, C.I , Baggio, J., Bodin, Ö., Chawla, S., Clements, H.S., Cox, M., Egli, L., Gurney, G.G., Lubell, M., Magliocca, N., Morrison, T.H., Müller, B., Seppelt, R., Schlüter, M., Unnikrishnan, H., Villamayor-Tomas, S. Weible, C. 2020. Advancing understanding of natural resource governance using the social-ecological systems framework: a post-Ostrom research agenda. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 44: 26-34.

Cox, M., Villamayor-Tomas, S., Ban, N., Epstein, G., Evans, L., Fleischman, F., Nenadovic, M., Garcia Lopez, G., van Laerhoven, F., Meek, C., Perez Ibarra, I., Schoon, M. 2020. From concepts to comparisons: a resource for diagnosis and measurement in social-ecological systems. Environmental Science & Policy 107, 211-216.

Cox, M. 2020. Experiments, observations, and group psychology. World Development 127.

Alexander, S., Jones, K., Bennet, N., Budden, A., Cox, M., Crosas, M., Game, E., Geary, J., Hardy, D., Johnson, J., Karcher, S., Motzer, N., Pittman, J., Randell, H., Silva, J., Pinto da Silva, P., Strasser, C., Strawhacker, C., Stuhl, A., and Weber, W. 2019. Qualitative data sharing and synthesis for sustainability science. Nature Sustainability 3: 81-88.

Cox , M. 2019. The costs are the benefits: challenges and value in field-based education. The Forum Focus 5:3: 2-4.

Ban, N., Gurney, G., Marshall, N., Whitney, C., Mills, M., Gelcich, St., Bennet, N., Meehan, M., Butler, C., Ban, S., Tran, T., Cox, M., and Breslow, S. 2019. Well-being outcomes of marine protected areas. Nature Sustainability 2: 524–532.

Cox, M., Payton, F., and Pimentel, L. 2019. A gilded trap in Dominican rice farming. Land Use Policy 80: 10-20.

Young, O., Webster, D.G., Cox, M., Raakjær, J., Blaxekjær., L., Einarsson, N., Virginia, R., Acheson, J., Bromley, D., Cardwell, E., Carothers, C., Eythórsson, E., Howarth, R., Jentoft, S., McCay, B., McCormack, F., Osherenko, G., Pinkerton, E., vanGinkel, R.J., Wilson, J., Rivers, L., and Wilson, R. 2018. Moving beyond panaceas in fisheries governance. Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences 115 (37): 9065-9073.

Cox, M., Payton, F., Pavlowich, T., Resor, C., Wilson, M. and Dewees, N. 2018. The Dominican fishery of Manzanillo: a coastal system in transition. Ocean & Coastal Management 162: 170-180.

Davies, T., Epstein, G., Aguilera, S., Brooks, C., Cox, M., Evans, L., Maxwell, S., Nenadovic, M. and Ban, C. 2018. Assessing trade-offs in marine protected areas. PLoS One 13(4).

Schoon, M. and Cox, M. 2018. Collaboration, adaptation, and scaling: perspectives on environmental governance for sustainability. Sustainability 10(3).

Smith, S., Andersson, K., Cody, C., Cox, M. and Ficklin, D. 2017. Responding to a groundwater crisis: the effects of self-imposed economic incentives. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (JAERE) 4 (4): 985-1023.

Jupiter, S., Epstein, G., Ban, N., Mangubhai, S., Fox, M. and Cox, M. 2017. A social-ecological systems approach to assessing conservation and fisheries outcomes in Fijian locally-managed marine areas. Society and Natural Resources 30 (9): 1096-1111.

Ban, N., Davies, T., Aguilera, S., Brooks, C., Cox, M., Epstein, G., Evans, L., Maxwell, S. and Nenadovic, M. 2017. Social and ecological effectiveness of large marine protected areas. Global Environmental Change 43: 82-91.

Ban, N. C. and Cox, M. 2017. Advancing social-ecological research through teaching: summary, observations, and challenges. Ecology and Society 22 (1): 6.

Cox, M. 2016. The pathology of command and control: a formal synthesis. Ecology and Society 21(3): 33.

Hammond Wagner, C., Cox, M. and Robles, J.L.B. 2016. Pesticide lock-in in small-scale Peruvian agriculture. Ecological Economics 129: 72-81.

Cox, M., Arnold, G. and Villamayor-Tomas, S. 2016. Design principles in commons science: a response to “Ostrom, Hardin and the commons” (Araral). Environmental Science & Policy 61: 238-242.

Cox, M., Villamayor-Tomas, S., Epstein, G., Evans, L., Ban, N., Fleischman, F., Nenadovic, M. and Garcia-Lopez, G. 2016. Synthesizing theories of natural resource management and governance. Global Environmental Change 39: 45-56.

Cox, M., Wilson, M. and Pavlowich, T. 2016. The challenges of local governance: gear-based fragmentation in the Dominican fishery of Buen Hombre. Marine Policy 63: 109-117

Wilson, M., Pavlowich, T. and Cox, M. 2015. Studying common-pool resources over time: a longitudinal case study of the Buen Hombre fishery in the Dominican Republic. Ambio 45 (2): 215-229.

Frey, U. and Cox, M. 2015. Building a diagnostic ontology of social-ecological systems. International Journal of the Commons 9 (2): 595-618.

Ban, N., Boyd, E., Cox, M., Meek, C., Schoon, M., and Villamayor-Tomas, S. 2015. Linking classroom learning and research to advance ideas about social-ecological resilience. Ecology and Society 20 (3): 35.

Gerst, M., Cox, M., Locke, K., Laser, M. and Kapuscinski, A. 2015. A taxonomic framework for assessing governance challenges and environmental effects of integrated food-energy systems. Environmental Science & Technology 49 (2): 743-741.

Cody, K., Smith, S., Cox, M. and Andersson, K. 2015. Emergence of collective action in a groundwater commons: irrigators in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. Society and Natural Resources 28 (4): 405-422.

Cox, M. 2015. A basic guide for empirical environmental social science. Ecology and Society 20 (1): 63.

Hinkel, J., Cox, M., Schlüter, M., Binder, C. and Falk, T. 2015. A diagnostic procedure for applying the social-ecological systems framework in diverse cases. Ecology and Society 20 (1): 32.

McCord, P., Cox, M., Schmitt-Harsh, M. and Evans, T. 2015. Crop diversification as a smallholder livelihood strategy within semi-arid agricultural systems near Mount Kenya. Land Use Policy 42: 738-750.

Hartberg, Y., Cox, M. and Villamayor-Tomas, S. 2014 Supernatural monitoring and sanctioning in community based resource management. Religion, Brain & Behavior 6 (2).

Cox, M. 2014. Understanding large social-ecological systems: introducing the SESMAD project. International Journal of the Commons 8 (2): 265-276.

Epstein, G., Vogt, J., Cox, M. and Shimek, L. 2014. Confronting problems of method in the study of sustainability. Forest Policy and Economics 42: 42-50.

Cox, M. 2014. Applying a social-ecological system framework to the study of the Taos Valley irrigation system. Human Ecology 42 (2): 311-324.

Cox, M. 2014. Modern disturbances to a long-lasting community-based resource management system: the Taos Valley acequias. Global Environmental Change 24: 213-222.

Cox, M., Villamayor-Tomas, S. and Hartberg, Y. 2014. The role of religion in community-based natural resource management. World Development 54: 46-55.

Epstein, G., Vogt, J., Mincey, S. Cox, M. and Fischer, B. 2013. Missing ecology: integrating ecological perspectives with the social-ecological system framework. International Journal of the Commons 7 (2): 432-453.

Sloan Wilson, D., Ostrom, E. and Cox, M. 2013. Generalizing the core design principles for the efficacy of groups. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 905: S21-S32.

Cox, M., Mincey, S., Ruseva, T., Villamayor-Tomas, S. and Fischer, B. 2013. Evaluating the USFS State and Private Forestry Redesign: A first look at policy implications. Ecological Economics 85: 35-42.

Cox, M. 2012. Diagnosing institutional fit: a formal perspective. Ecology and Society 17 (4): 54.

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

Cox, M. 2011. Advancing the diagnostic analysis of environmental problems. International Journal of the Commons 5 (2): 346-363.

Cox, M. and Ross, J. 2011. Robustness and vulnerability of community irrigation systems: the case of the Taos valley acequias. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 61 (3): 254-266.

Auer, M. and Cox, M. 2010. Appraising climate change information reported to congress. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management 2 (2): 118-133.

Cox, M., Arnold, G. and Villamayor-Tomás, S. 2010. A review of design principles for community-based natural resource management. Ecology and Society 15 (4).

Ostrom, E. and Cox, M. 2010. Moving beyond panaceas: a multi-tiered diagnostic approach for social-ecological analysis. Environmental Conservation 37 (4): 451-463.

Cox, M. 2008. Balancing accuracy and meaning in common-pool resource theory. Ecology and Society 13 (2).

Book chapters:

Cox, M., and Schoon, M. 2019. Adaptive governance from an evolutionary perspective. In Global Challenges, Governance, and Complexity Applications and Frontiers. Victor Galez, (Ed.). Edward Elgar Publishing.

Cox, M.2019. Using the Ostrom Workshop Frameworks to Study the Commons. In The Routledge Handbook of the Study of the Commons, Blake Hudson, Jonathan Rosenbloom, Dan Cole (Eds). Routledge, New York, NY.

Dragos, P. and Cox, M. 2019. Institutions for Solving Problems: Lessons and Implications from Institutional Design. Pages 559-571 in The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice, Volume Two, Roger Congleton, Bernard Grofman, and Stefan Voigt (Eds.). Oxford University Press, New York, NY.

Schlager, E. and Cox, M. 2017. The IAD Framework and the SES Framework: An Introduction and Assessment of the Ostrom Workshop Frameworks. Pages 215-252 in Theories of the Policy Process, 4th edition, Christopher M. Weible and Paul A. Sabatier (Eds). Westview Press, Boulder, CO.

Cox, M. 2015. Comparing Water Access Regimes Under Conditions of Scarcity: The Tale of two Communities in the United States. Pages 215-234 in Governing Access to Essential Resources, Katharina Pistor and Olivier De Schutter (Eds). Columbia University Press, New York, NY.

Ostrom, E., Cox, M. and Schlager, E. 2014. An Assessment of the Institutional Analysis and Development Framework and Introduction of the Social-Ecological System Framework. Pages 267- 306 in Theories of the Policy Process 3rd edition, Paul A. Sabatier and Christoper M. Weible (Eds). Westview Press, Boulder, CO.

Dell’Angelo, J., McCord, P., Baldwin, E., Cox, M., Gower, D., Caylor, K. and Evans, T. 2014. Multilevel Governance of Irrigation Systems and Adaptation to Climate Change in Kenya. Pages 388-422 in The Global Water System in the Anthropocene: Challenges for Science and Governance, A. Bhaduri, J. Bogardi, J. Leentvaar, and S. Marx (Eds). Springer International Publishing, Switzerland.