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  • Publications

  • Papers, books, and  book chapters

    Moran-Taylor, M., Taylor, M.J.  2021. International Migration, Environment, and Climate Change Dynamics.  In, Cohen, Jeff and Ibrahim Sirkeci.  Handbook of Culture and Migration.  Edward Elgar Publishing.

    Adamson, J., LaVanchy, G.T., Stone, B., Clark, J., Dykstra, S., Taylor, M.J. 2021  Geological and Hydrogeological Assessment of the Brito Formation: Municipio de Tola, Nicaragua. Hydrogeology Journal: 29:2285-2304

    Taylor, M.J.  2020. Field work along Nicaragua's Pacific Coast. Journal of Coastal Research: 101: 330-334. DOI: 10.2112/JCR-SI101-059.1

    LaVanchy, G.T., Taylor, M.J., Alvarado, N., Sveisndottir, A., Aguilar-Støen, M. 2020. Springer Briefs in Latin America, January 2020. Tourism in Post-revolutionary Nicaragua: Struggles over Land, Water, and Fish.  Springer International Publishing. 10.1007/978-3-030-55632-7, ISBN: 978-3-030-55631-0, and 978-3-030-55631-0

    McCall, S., and Taylor, M.J.  2020.  ¿Qué diría Carlos? El movimiento ‘No al canal’ y la retórica de la resistencia al ‘Gran Canal’ de Nicaragua.  En, Cecile Mouly and Esperanza Hernández Delgado (eds) Resistencia Civil y Conflicto Violento en Latinoamérica. Movilizándose por Derechos. Tirant lo Blanch, Valencia, España, p. 83-105.

    Angelsen, A., Aguilar-Støen, M., Ainembabazi, J.H., Castellanos, E. , and Taylor, M.J. 2020. Migration, Remittances, and Forest Cover Change in Rural Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico. Land 20209, 88.

    Anderson, T.G., K.J. Anchukaitis, D. Pons, M.J. Taylor2019. Multiscale trends and precipitation extremes in the Central American Midsummer Drought, Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab5023

    McCall, S., and Taylor, M.J.  2019. Qué Diría Carlos? The ‘No al Canal’ Movement and the Rhetoric of Resistance to Nicaragua’s ‘Grand Canal.’ In, Cecile Mouly and Esperanza Hernández Delgado (eds), Stop Violating our Rights!”: Latin American Experiences of Civil Resistance in Contexts of Violent Conflict, Palgrave Macmillan Press, p. 65-84.

    McCall, S., and Taylor, M.J. 2018. Nicaragua's "Grand" Canal: Cuento Chino? Rhetoric and field-based evidence on the Chinese Presence in Nicaragua. Journal of Latin American Geography 17 (2): 191-208.

    Anderson, T., D. Griffin, K.J. Anchukaitis, D. Pons, M.J. Taylor, 2018. Climate sensitivity and potential vulnerability of Guatemalan fir (Abies guatemalensis) forests in Totonicapán, Journal of Latin American Geography 17(1): 222-247. 

    Taylor, M.J., 2017.  Energy for the world’s kitchens: biomass for survival in the past, present, and future.  In, Solomon, B., and Calvert, K. (eds), Handbook on the Geographies of Energy.  Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, p.11-22.

    LaVanchy, G.T., Romano, S., Taylor, M.J. 2017. Challenges to water security along the ‘Emerald Coast’: a political ecology of local water governance in Nicaragua. Water 9:1-19 doi:10.3390/w9090655

    Pons, D., Taylor, M.J., Anchukaitis, K.J., Griffin, D., and Castellanos E.  2017.  On the production of climate information in the high mountain forests of Guatemala. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 107(2): 323-335, DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2016.1235481.

    Taylor, M.J., Aguilar-Støen, M.C., Castellanos, E., Moran-Taylor, M.J., Gerkhin, K. 2016. International migration, land use change and the environment in Ixcán, Guatemala. Land Use Policy. 54: 290-301.

    Aguilar-Støen, M.C., Taylor, M.J., Castellanos, E. 2016 Land tenure and international migration in rural Guatemala. Journal of Agrarian Change 16 (1): 123-144. 

    LaVanchy, T.G., Taylor, M.J. 2015. Tourism as tragedy? Common problems with water in post revolutionary Nicaragua. International Journal of Water Resources 31(4):756-779. 

    Anchukaitis, K.J., Taylor, M.J., Leland, C., Pons, D., Martin-Fernandez, J., Castellanos, E. 2015. Tree-ring reconstructed dry season rainfall in Guatemala, Climate Dynamics 45:1537–1546.  

    Alvarado, N.A., Taylor, M.J. 2014. ¿Del mar quién es dueño? Artisanal Fisheries, Tourism Development and the Struggles Over Access To Marine Resources in Playa Gigante, Nicaragua. Journal of Latin American Geography, 13(3): 37-62.

    McSweeney, K., E.A. Nielsen, M.J. Taylor, D.J. Wrathall, Z. Pearson, O. Wang, and S.T. Plumb. 2014. Drug policy as conservation policy: narco-deforestation. Science 343: 489-490. NYT BBC EL PAIS (Spain)   LE MONDE (France)  THE GUARDIAN (UK)   LA PRENSA (Nicaragua) PRENSA LIBRE (Guatemala)  LA NOTICIA (Honduras) NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

    Steinberg, M.K., Taylor, M.J., Moran-Taylor, M.J. 2014. Coffee and Mayan Cultural Commodification in Guatemala. Geographical Review, 104 (3): 361-373.

    Steinberg, M.K., and Taylor, M.J., Kinney, K. 2014. The El Cielo Biosphere Reserve: Forest Cover Changes and Conservation Attitudes in a Unique Neotropical Region. The Professional Geographer, 66 (3): 403-411.

    Anchukaitis, K.J., Taylor, M., Martin-Fernandez, J., Pons, D., Dell, M., Chopp, C., Castellanos, E. 2013. Annual chronology and climate response in Abies guatemalensis Rehder (Pinaceae) in Central America, The Holocene 23(2) 270-277.

    Taylor, M.J. 2011. Viviendo en “Aquellos Tiempos” en Ixcán, Guatemala: La Violencia y la Vida en las PAC. Mesoamérica, 53: 157-188.

    Taylor, M.J., Moran-Taylor, M.J., Castellanos, E., and Elias, S. 2011. Burning for Sustainability: Biomass Energy, International Migration, and the Move to Cleaner Fuels and Cookstoves in Guatemala. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 101 (4): 918-928.

    Taylor, M.J., and Steinberg, M.K. 2011. Controlling People and Space, in, Jordana Dym and Karl Offen (Eds.) Mapping Latin America, University of Chicago Press.

    Caffrey, M. A., Taylor, M.J., Sullivan, D.S. 2011. A 10,000-yr record of vegetation and climate from the Sierra de Los Cuchumatanes, Guatemala. Journal of Latin American Geography, 10 (2): 129-151.

    Moran-Taylor M.J., and Taylor, M.J. 2010. Land and Leña:  Linking Transnational Migration, Natural Resources and the Environment. Population and Environment, 32:198-215.

    Sutton, P.C., Taylor, M.J., and Elvidge, C.D. 2010. Using DMSP OLS Imagery to Characterize Urban Populations in Developed and Developing Countries, in Rashed, T. and Juergens, C. (Eds.) Remote Sensing of Urban and Suburban Areas. Springer, p.329-348.

    Taylor, M.J. 2009. Student Learning Through Doing in Guatemala: An Untenured Faculty Person’s Perspective on International Service Learning and Public Good. Journal of Geography, 108 (3):132-140.

    Steinberg, M.K. and Taylor, M.J. 2009 The Direct and Indirect Impacts of Population Growth and Economic Development on Maize (Zea Mays L.) Diversity in Highland Guatemala. Area, 41(1): 72-81.

    Bascomb, B., and Taylor, M.J. 2008. Ecotourism and Sustainability in Chicacnab, Guatemala. Focus on Geography, 51(3):11-16.

    Steinberg, M.K. and Taylor, M.J. 2008 Guatemala’s Altos de Cuchumatán: Landscape Changes on the High Frontier. Mountain Research and Development, 28(3-4): 255-262.

    Taylor, M.J. 2007. Militarism and the Environment in Guatemala. GeoJournal, 69(3) 181-198.

    Bennett, D., and Taylor, M.J. 2007. Examining the role of small-scale coffee producers in the conservation of biodiversity in northern Nicaragua. Southwestern Geographer, 10:4-23.

    Steinberg, M.K. and Taylor, M.J. 2007 Opium Poppy Production in Highland Guatemala: Symptom of a Failing Development Landscape. Mountain Research and Development, 27(4):318-321.

    McBride, R.A., Taylor, M.J., Byrnes, M.R. 2007. Coastal morphodynamics and chenier-plain evolution in southwestern Louisiana, USA: A geomorphic model. Geomorphology, 88 (3-4): 367-422.

    Sutton, P.C., Taylor, M.J. Anderson, S., and Elvidge, C.D. 2007. Sociodemographic Characterization of Urban Areas using Nighttime Imagery, Google Earth, Landsat and “Social” Ground Truthing, in Qihao Weng and Dale Quattrochi (Eds.), Urban Remote Sensing. CRC Press, Boca Raton Florida, p. 291-310.

    Taylor, M.J. 2006. Biomass in the Borderlands: Charcoal, and Firewood Production in Sonora Ejidos Journal of the Southwest, 48 (1): 63-90.

    Taylor, M.J., Moran-Taylor, M., and Rodman-Ruiz, D. 2006. Land, Ethnic, and Gender Change: Transnational Migration and its Effects on Guatemalan Lives and Landscapes. Geoforum, 37:41-61.

    Taylor, M.J., and Steinberg, M.K. 2006. Forty Years of Conflict: State, Church, and Spontaneous Representation of Massacres and Murder in Guatemala, in Jack Santino (Ed.), Spontaneous Shrines and the Public Memorialization of Death. Palgrave MacMillan, London, p. 305-331.

    Taylor, M.J. 2005. Electrifying rural Guatemala: central policy and local reality. Environment and Planning C, 23 (2): 173-189.

    Steinberg, M.K. and Taylor, M.J. 2004. Public Memory and Political Power: Competing Views of the Past in Guatemala’s Post-Conflict Landscape. Geographical Review, 93 (4): 449-468.

    Steinberg, M.K. and Taylor, M.J., 2002. The impact of cultural change and political turmoil on maize culture and diversity in highland Guatemala. Mountain Research and Development, 22 (4):344-351.

    Taylor, M.J., McBride, R.A., Anderson, L.A., and Byrnes, M.R., 2001. Following in the footsteps of our founders: sixty-five years of chenier plain studies at Louisiana State University. In M.K. Steinberg and P.F. Hudson (eds.) Cultural and Physical Expositions: Geographic Studies in the Southern U.S. & Latin America. Geoscience Publications, Baton Rouge, LA.

    Anderson, L.C., McBride, R.A., Taylor, M.J., Byrnes, M.R., 1998. Late Holocene record of community replacement preserved in time-averaged molluscan assemblages, Louisiana chenier plain. Palaios, 13: 488-499.

    Taylor, M.J., Byrnes, M.R., and McBride, R.A., 1996. Form/Process relationships and geomorphic evolution of the southwest Louisiana chenier plain. Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, Transactions, 46: 413-422.

    Taylor, M.J., and Stone, G.W., 1996. Beach ridges: a review. Journal of Coastal Research, 12: 612-621.

    Taylor, M.J., Byrnes, M.R., and McBride, R.A., 1995. Sediment texture and composition changes along the southwest Louisiana coast: implications for sediment supply. Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, Transactions, 45: 559-564.

    Newspapers/Popular Press

     Aguilar-Støen, M.C., Taylor, M.J., Castellanos, E. 2015. Migración, remesas familiares y acceso a la tierra. Plaza Pública: Periodismo de Profundidad. Universidad Rafael Landívar

    Christopher Bacon, Mark Bonta, Joe Bryan, Rebecca Clouser, Mary Finley-Brook, Richard Johnson, Kendra McSweeney, Sharlene Mollett, Catherine Nolin, Karl Offen, Zoe Pearson, Alexandra Pederson,  Adrienne Pine, Leanne Purdum, Claudia Raudel, Fernando Galeana Rodriguez, Matthew Taylor, Brian Williams, Fiona Wilmot, David Wrathall, Megan Ybarra. 2015. 7 Reasons to Scrap the $1 Billion Aid Package to Central America. Americas Program of the Center for International Policy (a leading source of information for activists, academics and citizens concerned about US foreign policy toward Latin America and movements for social justice within the hemisphere)   


    Taylor, M.J. and Steinberg M.K., 2013.  Forty years of conflict: state, church and spontaneous representation of massacres and murder in Guatemala, in, Hilda Keane and Paul Martin, The Public History Reader. Routledge.

    Taylor, M.J., Moran-Taylor, M., and Rodman-Ruiz, D. 2009. Land, Ethnic, and Gender Change: Transnational Migration and its Effects on Guatemalan Lives and Landscapes. In Anthology on Migrant Remittances and Development: Research Perspectives, edited by R.H. Adams, Jr., H. de Haas, and U. Osili. New York: Social Science Research Council, April 2009. 

    Taylor, M.J., 2008. The Mesquite Economy in the Mexican-American Borderlands. Journal of Latin American Geography 7 (1): 133-149. Reprint of “Biomass in the Borderlands: Charcoal, and Firewood Production in Sonoran Ejidos” Journal of the Southwest: 48 (1): 63-90.











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