The United States has many laws and policies that stipulate governmental provision of information and consultation with the public, especially in the environmental domain. These forms of communication underlie democratic governance processes. Increasingly, federal programs that generate decision-relevant science also involve iterative communication in order to co-produce research with members of the public, stakeholders, and partners in governance.
2021-2022 Akerlof, K, & Timm, KT. (EAGER) Equity in scientific co-production processes: Creation of a framework. Science of Science: Discovery, Communication, and Impact (SoS:DCI), National Science Foundation $206,765.00. [Link]
2014-2016 Akerlof, K. Research and assessment for Pickering Creek Center’s saltmarshes and community engagement program. Audubon Maryland-DC / National Audubon Society and Town Creek Foundation $20,000.00.
2011-2012 Akerlof, K, La Porte, T., Rowan, K., Batten, B., Rajasekar, M., Ernst, H., Nataf, D., & Dolan, D.. Community adaptation to sea-level rise and inundation (CASI). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Mid-Atlantic Sea Grant $135,000.00.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Akerlof, K. L., Timm, K. M. F., Chase, A., Cloyd, E. T., Heath, E., McGhghy, B. A., Bamzai-Dodson, A., Bogard, G., Carter, S., Garron, J., Gavazzi, M., Kettle, N., Labriole, M., Littell, J. S., Madajewicz, M., Reyes, J., Rivers III, L., Sheats, J. L., Simpson, C. F., & Toohey, R. C.. (2023). What does equitable co-production entail? Three perspectives. Community Science 2(2), e2022CSJ000021. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022CSJ000021. [Link]
Akerlof, KL, Timm, K, Ebbin, SA, Gambill, JM, Grifman, PM, Miller, T, & Moser, S. (2021). Asking questions for adaptation: Using public and stakeholder surveys as a tool within coastal climate change policy processes. In Yusuf, J. E. & St. John, B. (Eds.). Communicating about climate change: Making environmental messaging accessible Routledge. [Link]
Rohring E, Akerlof K. (2020). Perceptions of social consensus at the regional level relate to prioritization and support of climate policy in Maryland, USA. Regional Environmental Change 20(3), 72. [Link]
Akerlof K, Boules C, Rohring E, Rohring B, Kappalman K. (2020). Governmental communication of climate change risk and efficacy: Moving audiences toward “danger control”. Environmental Management 65(5), 678-688. [Link]
Akerlof K, Merrill J, Yusuf J-E, Covi M, Rohring E. (2019). Key beliefs and attitudes for sea level rise policy. Coastal Management 47(4), 406-428. [Link]
Akerlof K, Covi M, Rohring E. (2017). Communicating sea level rise: Media, public opinion, and engagement. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science Oxford University Press. [Link]
Akerlof K, Rowan K, La Porte T, Batten B, Ernst H, Sklarew D. (2016). Risky business: Engaging the public on sea-level rise and inundation. Environmental Science & Policy 66, 314-323. [Link]
Alerlof, K. (2016). Perceptions of community resilience: A Maryland community pilot study, 2016. Fairfax, VA: Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University. [Link]
Alerlof, K. (2016). Promoting community involvement and opinion leadership in protection of the salt marshes of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Fairfax, VA: Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University. [Link]
Alerlof, K. (2015). Engaging Eastern Shore communities in protection of the salt marshes of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Fairfax, VA: Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University. [Link]
Akerlof, KL, Batten, B. K., Rajasekar, M, & Cutshall, C. (2013). Final project report: Findings, lessons learned, and replicability of a model for sea-level rise public engagement. Fairfax, VA: George Mason University. [Link]
Alerlof, K, La Porte, T, Rowan, K, Ernst, H, Nataf, D, Batten, BK, Rajasekar, M, & Dolan, D. (2012). Public opinion and policy preferences on coastal flooding and sea-level rise, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Fairfax, VA: George Mason University. [Link]
Mason, T. (Jun. 11, 2023). What does it mean to equitably co-produce research for decision-making?. News, GMU College of Science. [Link]
Brainard, J. (Aug. 22, 2012). A picture tells the story of future coastal flooding. Maryland Sea Grant. [Link]
Wood, P. (Apr. 16, 2012). Future Coast’ to address flooding, sea level. Capital Gazette. [Link]