Tomas M. Koontz

Ohio State University
School of Environment and Natural Resources

210 Kottman Hall
2021 Coffey Road
Columbus, OH
USA
43214
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My primary research areas include collaborative environmental management, citizen participation, and environmental and natural resource agency policymaking in the U.S. I also have a growing research agenda in sustainability knowledge, institutional adaptation, and German water policy. My past work has included federalism, ecosystem management policy, and institutional analysis. With graduate students and colleagues, I am examining questions about who participates in collaborative partnerships, how government personnel and institutions can foster better collaborative results, how citizen participation changes conservation behavior, the role of scientific and other knowledge in environmental policy, and how to measure and compare sustainability knowledge among college students.

Citation:
Zwickle, Adam, Tomas M. Koontz, Kristina Slagle, and Jeremy T. Bruskotter. (Forthcoming). “Assessing Sustainability Knowledge of an Undergraduate Student Population Developing a Tool to Measure Knowledge in the Environmental, Economic, and Social Domains." International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 15 (3).
Citation:
Zwickle, Adam, Tomas M. Koontz, Kristina Slagle, and Jeremy T. Bruskotter. (Forthcoming). “Assessing Sustainability Knowledge of an Undergraduate Student Population Developing a Tool to Measure Knowledge in the Environmental, Economic, and Social Domains." International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 15 (3).
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Koontz, Tomas M. and Sucharita Sen. 2013. “Community Responses to Government Defunding of Watershed Projects: A Comparative Study in India and the USA.” Environmental Management 51(3):571-585.
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Robinson, Cathy J., Richard D. Margerum, Tomas M. Koontz, Cassandra Moseley, and Sue Lurie. 2011. “Policy-Level Collaboratives for Environmental Management at the Regional Scale: Lessons and Challenges from Australia and the United States.” Society and Natural Resources 24:849-859.
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Thomas, Craig W. and Tomas M. Koontz. 2011. “Research Designs for Examining the Impact of Community-Based Management on Natural Resource Conservation.” Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research 3 (2):97-111.
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Campbell, Joseph T., Tomas M. Koontz, and Joseph E. Bonnell. 2011. “Does Collaboration Promote Grassroots Behavior Change? Farmer Adoption of Best Management Practices in Two Watersheds.” Society and Natural Resources 24:1127-1141.
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Koontz, Tomas M. and Craig W. Thomas. 2012. “Measuring the Performance of Public-Private Partnerships: A Systematic Method for Distinguishing Outputs from Outcomes.” Public Performance and Management Review 35 (4):769-786.
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Hauser, Bradley K., Tomas M. Koontz, and Jeremy T. Bruskotter. 2012. “Volunteer Participation in Collaborative Watershed Partnerships: Insights from the Theory of Planned Behavior.” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 55 (1):77-94.
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Koontz, Tomas M. (in press). “Social Learning in Collaborative Watershed Planning: The Importance of Process Control and Efficacy.” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.
Citation:
Newig, Jens, and Tomas M. Koontz (in press). “Multi-level Governance, Policy Implementation, and Participation: The EU’s Mandated Participatory Planning Approach to Implementing Environmental Policy.” Journal of European Public Policy.

Substantive Focus:
Environmental Policy PRIMARY
Governance SECONDARY
Science and Technology Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory PRIMARY
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation SECONDARY

Keywords

COLLABORATION ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY CITIZEN PARTICIPATION NATURAL RESOURCE AGENCIES WATERSHED MANAGEMENT FEDERALISM SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE INSTITUTIONS SUSTAINABILITY WATERSHED