Some potentially useful additional resources for conducting urban ecology research on private property. Note that these are not general resources but address specific issues relevant to urban private property research.

Research Design

  • Building and maintaining trust in a community in Christopher et al (2008):
    • Christopher, S., Watts, V., McCormick, A. K. H. G., & Young, S. (2008). Building and maintaining trust in a community-based participatory research partnership. American Journal of Public Health, 98(8), 1398-1406.
  • Resources from public health and social sciences
    • The review of community based participatory research found in Israel et al (1998).
    • Discussion of the relationship between community based participatory research and policy in Cacari-Stone et al (2014).
  • Lessons from other arms of ecology, including marine policy (e.g. Mackinson et al 2011) and discussion of experience on private rural property in Hilty and Merenlender (2003).

Sample Design:

  • Resources from public health explicitly deal with complex sample designs, sampling frames, and non-responses:
    • Mindell, J.S., Giampaoli, S., Goesswald, A., Kamtsiuris, P., Mann, C., Männistö, S., Morgan, K., Shelton, N.J, Verschuren, W.M.M., & Tolonen, H. (2015). Sample selection, recruitment and participation rates in health examination surveys in Europe–experience from seven national surveys. BMC medical research methodology 15(1): 78.
    • Skinner, C. & Wakefield, J. (2017). Introduction to the design and analysis of complex survey data. Statistical Science, 32(2), 165-175.

Gaining Access

  • Resources from social sciences and public health are useful, including Dillman (1991), Kramer (2016), and:

Collecting Data

  • Resources from social sciences and public health are useful, including Kramer (2016).
  • Ethics guidelines from anthropology, including Anthropology Southern Africa (2005), American Anthropological Association (2012), and Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth (2011).
  • Published resources on field safety (environmental and interpersonal), including Clancy et al (2014).
  • Informal resources and discussions on field safety:

Post-study Communication

  • Resources from public-facing branches of ecology, particularly marine policy:
    • Sallee, M. W., & Flood, J. T. (2012). Using qualitative research to bridge research, policy, and practice. Theory into practice, 51(2), 137-144.
    • General science communication resources are applicable to urban ecology, including books, blogs, and scientific journals like Science Communication.