“Sensing Scale in Experimental Gardens: Un-Lawning with Silphium Civic Science.” Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture, and Environment, 2023. Co-authored with Ellie Irons and Anna Andersson.

“The Next Era of Crop Domestication Starts Now.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 120, no. 14, e2205769120, 2023. Co-authored with Emily B. M. Drummond, David L. Van Tassel, and Emily J. Warschefsky.

“Sensing Silphium.” The New Farmer’s Almanac, Vol. VI, Greenhorns, 2023, pp. 120-123. Co-authored with Casey Whittier and Anna Andersson.

A Social Perennial Vision for the North American Great Plains Rooted in the Resilience of a Natural System-Inspired Agriculture.” Creating Resilient Landscapes in an Era of Climate Change: Global Case Studies and Real-World Solutions, edited by Amin Rastandeh and Meghann Jarchow, Routledge, 2022, pp. 61-74. Co-authored with Timothy E. Crews and Thomas P. McKenna.

“Crossing the Threshold into Prairie.” ASAP/J, 29 June 2022,

“A Social Perennial Vision: Transdisciplinary Inquiry for the Future of Diverse, Perennial Grain Agriculture.” Plants, People, Planet, 2020. Co-authored with Omar Tesdell.

“How Kansas Home Bakers Can Be ‘Citizen Scientists’ and Help Save the Planet.” Kansas Reflector, 12 December 2020,

“New Food Crop Domestication in the Age of Gene Editing: Genetic, Agronomic and Cultural Change Remain Co-evolutionarily Entangled.” Frontiers in Plant Science vol. 11, article 789, 2020. Co-authored with David L. Van Tassel, Omar Tesdell, Brandon Schlautman, Matthew J. Rubin, Lee R. DeHaan, and Timothy E. Crews.

Ecospheric Care Work.” The Ecological Citizen, vol. 3, no. 2, 2020, pp. 143-148. Republished in The Perennial Turn, an open-access essay collection from New Perennials Publishing, 2020.

“Envisioning Perennial Agroecosystems in Palestine.” Journal of Arid Environments vol. 175, 2020. Co-authored with Omar Tesdell, Yusra Othman, Yara Down, Samir Khraishi, Mary Deeik, Fouad Muaddi, Brandon Schlautman, and David Van Tassel.

Populus deltoides: Cottonwood.” becoming-Botanical: A Post-Modern Liber Herbalis, edited by Josh Armstrong and Alexandra Lakind, Objet-a Creative Studio, 2019, pp. 89-92.

Transforming Human Life on Our Home Planet, Perennially.” The Ecological Citizen vol. 2, no. 1, 2018, pp. 43-46. Co-authored with Wes Jackson, Bill Vitek, and Robert Jensen. Republished in The Perennial Turn, an open-access essay collection from New Perennials Publishing, 2020.

Grounded.” Center for Humans & Nature, Questions for a Resilient Future: What kind of ancestor do you want to be?, 8 September 2017. Expanded version published in the collection What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be?University of Chicago Press, 2021. (To hear an interview with me about this piece, check out the April 20, 2018 episode “Grounded: Our Future on the Land” with the Thinking Aloud program at BYU Radio.)

Culturally Induced Range Infilling of Eastern Redcedar: A Problem in Ecology, an Ecological Problem, or Both?” Ecology & Society vol. 22, issue 2, 2017, article 46. Co-authored with Daniel R. Uden, Craig R. Allen, and Dirac Twidwell.

“Solving for Perennial Patterns in University Composition: Connecting Local and Global Arguments for Place-Conscious Citizenship.” Writing Suburban Citizenship: Place-Conscious Education and the Conundrum of Suburbia, edited by Robert Brooke, Syracuse UP, 2015, pp. 109-132.

“Thinking Like a Prairie: A Contemporary Land Ethic in Great Plains Literature.” Ravenshaw Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies vol. 4, 2014, pp. 56-66. Special issue on Contemporary Green Studies edited by Scott Slovic.

“Reproducing Plant Bodies on the Great Plains.” Plants and Literature: Essays in Critical Plant Studies, edited by Randy Laist, Rodopi, 2013, pp. 243-264. (Reviewed by Joni Adamson in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment vol. 21, no. 3, 2014, pp. 710-712.)

“Who Knows: Sharon Butala’s Fictional Women and the Reality of Small Towns on the Prairie.” Prairie Fire: A Canadian Magazine of New Writing vol. 33, no. 3, autumn 2012, pp. 53-57.

Back on the Farm: The Trade-offs in Ecocritical Lives.Journal of Ecocriticism vol. 4, no. 2, July 2012, pp. 8-19. Co-authored with Kristin Van Tassel.

“Thoughts in the Presence of Emotion.” Writing on the Edge: On Writing and Teaching Writing vol. 22, no. 2, spring 2012, pp. 77-83.

“Ex Marks the Spot.” The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2011, edited by Lavinia Spalding, Travelers’ Tales, 2011, pp. 243-250.

Bubble-gum Cameos, Pop-tab Cars, and Kansa the Buffalo.Identity Theory, September 2007.

“Untitled Photograph [Ninth Ward, New Orleans].” Visual Communication Quarterly vol. 14, no. 2, spring 2007, p. 127.

The Embedded Values of Earth.The Land Report 85, summer 2006, p. 16.