PUBLICATIONS: Katharine N. Farrell





CV and Biography


on a lighter note



    Selected Non-academic Publications

o   Farrell, K.N. (2002) Technical Companion Document to the Irish Alternative
Country Report Telling it like it is: ten years of unsustainable development in
d.  Prepared for and presented to the Johannesburg World Summit on
Sustainable Development, Earth Summit Ireland, Dublin.

o   Farrell, K. ‘How our looming waste crisis can be solved’ The Sunday Business Post:
Comment & Analysis, 12 August, 2001.

o   Farrell, K. ‘Waste Not, Want Not’ Business & Finance: 22nd-28th March, 2001.

o   Farrell, K. ‘Ireland needs one waste plan not ten’ The Sunday Business Post:
Comment & Analysis, 19 November, 2000.

Additional Publications - Book Chapters and Working Papers

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles - accepted, in press or published

Farrell, K.N. and Silva-Macher, J.C. (2017) ‘Exploring Futures for Amazonia's Sierra del Divisor: An Environmental Valuation Triadics Approach to Analyzing Ecological Economic Decision Choices in the Context of Major Shifts in Boundary ConditionsEcological Economics. 141:166–179 [doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.04.015]


Acosta Garcia, N., Farrell, K.N., Heikkinen, H. and Sarkki, S. (2017) ‘A Teleological Approach to the Wicked Problem of Managing Utría National ParkEnvironmental Values. 26(5): 583-605 [doi: 10.3197/096327117X15002190708128].


Yu, L., Farrell, K.N. (2016) ‘The Chinese perspective on pastoral resource economics: A vision of the future of socio-economic development of pastoralism in China in a context of ecological vulnerabilityRev. Sci. Tech. Off. Int. Epiz. 35 (2), 523–531. [doi: 10.20506/rst.35.2.2539]


Topping, C.J., Fjelsted Alrøe, H., Farrell, K.N. and Grimm, V. (2015) ‘Per aspera ad astra: through complex population modelling to predictive theory’ The American Naturalist 186(5):669-674. [doi: 10.1086/683181]


Scheidel, A. and Farrell, K.N. (2015) ‘Small-scale cooperative banking and the production of capital: Reflecting on the role of institutional agreements in supporting rural livelihood in Kampot, CambodiaEcological Economics 119:230–240. [doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2015.09.008]


Latorre, S, Farrell, K.N., Martinez-Alier, J. (2015) ‘The commoditization of nature and socio-environmental resistance in Ecuador: an inventory of Accumulation by Dispossession cases, 1980-2013’ Ecological Economics 116:58-69. [doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2015.04.016]


Watanabe, S. and Farrell, K.N. (2015) ‘Unintended Economic Consequences of Biotrade in Namibian Marula Plant Oil: a Study of Changing Patterns of Economic BehaviourJahrbuch 2014 der Österreichische Gesellschaft für Agrarökonomie (In Press).


Farrell, K.N. (2014) ‘Intellectual Mercantilism and Franchise Equity: a critical study of the ecological political economy of international payments for ecosystem servicesEcological Economics 102:137-146. [doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.03.014]


Latorre, S. and Farrell, K.N. (2014) “The disruption of Ancestral Peoples of the Mangrove Ecosystem: class and ethnic differentiation within a changing political context” Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies 9(3):293-317. [doi: 10.1080/17442222.2014.959777]


Silva-Macher, J.C., Farrell, K.N. (2014) ‘The Flow-Fund Model of Conga: Exploring the Anatomy of Environmental Conflicts at the Andes-Amazon Commodity FrontierEnvironment, Development and Sustainability 16(3)747-768. [doi:10.1007/s10668-013-9488-3]

Scheidel, A., Farrell, K.N., Ramos-Martin, J., Giampietro, M., Mayumi, K. (2014) ‘Land poverty and emerging ruralities in Cambodia: Insights from Kampot provinceEnvironment, Development and Sustainability available online April 2014 [doi: 10.1007/s10668-014-9529-6]

Ariza-Montobbio, P., Farrell, K.N., Gamboa, G., Ramos-Martin (2014) ‘Integrating energy and land use planning: Exploring the rural-urban continuum in typologies of energy metabolism in Catalonia, SpainEnvironment, Development and Sustainability avoilable online April 2014. [doi: 10.1007/s10668-014-9533-x]

Farrell, K.N. and Thiel, A. Eds. (2013) ‘
Nudging Evolution? Critical Exploration of the Potential and Limitations of the Concept of Institutional Fit for the Study and Adaptive Management of Social-Ecological Systems (Special Feature)Ecology and Society 18(4):47. [doi: 10.5751/ES-05945-180447]
[full Special Feature available at]

Yu, L., Farrell, K.N. (2013) ‘
Individualized Pastureland Use: Responses of herders on institutional arrangements in pastoral ChinaHuman Ecology 41(5):759-771. [doi: 10.1007/s10745-013-9580-1]

Ariza-Montobbio, P.; Farrell, K.N. (2012). '
Wind Farm Siting and Protected Areas in Catalonia: Planning Alternatives or Reproducing 'One-Dimensional Thinking'?' Sustainability 4 (12), 3180-3205. [doi:10.3390/su4123180]

Schirmer, M., Lyon, K., Armstrong, J.E., Farrell, K.N. (2012) '
A socio-ecological adaptive approach to contaminated mega-site management: From 'control and correct' to 'coping with change'' J. Contam. Hydrol. 127 (1-4), 101-109. [doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2011.06.008]

Koetz, T., Farrell, K.N., Bridgewater, P. (2012) ‘
Building better science-policy interfaces for international environmental governance: assessing potential within the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem ServicesInternational Environmental Agreements 12 (1), 1-21. [doi:10.1007/s10784-011-9152-z]  

Schirmer, M., Farrell, K.N., Lyon, K. & Armstrong, J. (2011) '
Contaminated mega-site management: the complex problem challenge' GQ10: Groundwater Quality Management in a Rapidly Changing World (Proc. 7th International Groundwater Quality Conference held in Zurich, Switzerland, 13–18 June 2010), IAHS Publ 342, 2011: 194-197. [URL:]

Farrell, K.N. (2011) ‘
Snow White and the Wicked Problems of the WestScience, Technology and Human Values 36(3):334-361. [doi:10.1177/0162243910385796]

Farrell, K.N. and Mayumi, K. (2009) ‘
Time Horizons and Electricity Futures: an application of Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen’s general theory of economic productionEnergy – The International Journal: 34:301-307. [doi: 10.1016/]

Farrell, K.N. (2008) ‘
The Politics of Science and Sustainable Development: Marcuse’s new science in the 21st CenturyCapitalism Nature Socialism 19(4):68-83. [doi: 10.1080/10455750802559616]

Farrell, K.N. (2007) ‘
Living with Living Systems: the co-evolution of values and valuation’, The International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 14(1):14-26. [doi:10.1080/13504500709469704]

Farrell, K.N. and Winkler, R. Eds. (2006)
Complexity and Ecological Economics (Special Issue) Ecological Complexity 3(4):1-10. [doi: 10.1016/j.ecocom.2007.02.012]

Farrell, K.N. (2006) ‘
Reflections on International Political Economy and Global Environmental GovernanceOrganisation & Environment 19(2):270-274. [doi: 10.1177/1086026606288135]

Meadowcroft, J., Farrell, K.N., Spangenberg, J. (2005) ‘
Governance for Sustainable Development: Developing a framework for sustainability governance in the European UnionInternational Journal of Sustainable Development 8(1/2):3-11. [URL:]

Farrell, K.N., Kemp, R., Hinterberger, F, Rammel, C. and Ziegler, R. (2005) ‘
From  * for * to Governance for Sustainable Development in Europe - what is at stake for further research?International Journal of Sustainable Development 8(1/2):127-150.

Farrell, K.N. (2005) ‘Different forms of Difference in Multi-level Governance for Sustainability: connections between gender and complexity theory perspectives’
Der Öffentliche Sektor-Forschungsmemoranden 1-2:9-19.

Farrell, K.N. (2004) ‘
Recapturing Fugitive Power: epistemology, complexity and democracyLocal Environment 9(5):469-479. [doi: 10.1080/1354983042000255360]

Books - contracted, in press or published

Farrell, K.N., Luzzati, T.,van den Hove, S. Eds. (2013)
Beyond Reductionism: a passion for inter-disciplinarity. Routledge: New York.
/ Contributors: John Barry (UK/IE); Mary E. Clark (USA); Katharine N. Farrell (DE/IE); Mario Giampietro (IT/ES); C.S. ‘Buzz’ Holling (CA); Catherine Jolibert (FR/ES); Tommaso Luzzati (IT); Joan Martínez-Alier (ES); Kozo Mayumi (JP); Mary Mellor (UK); Cordula Mertens (DE/HU); Richard Norgaard (USA); Jesus Ramos-Martin (ES); Jerome R. Ravetz (UK); Ariel Salleh (AU); Minna Santaoja (FI/DE); Vandana Shiva (IN); Sybille van den Hove (BE/ES); Arild Vatn (NO); Brian Walker (AU).

Farrell, K.N. (2010)
Making Good Decisions Well: a Theory of Collective Ecological Management ICAR Book Series, Ed. Konrad Hagedorn and Volker Beckmann, Shaker Verlag: Aachen. [URL:]