Ph.D., University of Colorado, Geography
Master of Resource Management, Simon Fraser University, Natural Resources Management
Bachelor of Independent Studies, University of Waterloo, Stormwater Management
Areas of Interest
Sarah Michaels' research interests are in water resources policy and governance, the interfaces between science-and policy, comparative environmental policy and regional governance.
- Gruszczynski, M.W. and Michaels, S. Forthcoming. The evolution of elite framing following enactment of legislation. Policy Sciences.
- Michaels, S. and Tyre, A.J. Forthcoming. How indeterminism shapes ecologists’ contributions to managing socio-ecological systems. Conservation Letters.
- Tyre, A.J. and Michaels, S. 2011. Confronting socially generated uncertainty in adaptive management. Journal of Environmental Management 92:1365-1370.
- Michaels, S. and de Loë, R. 2010. Importing notions of governance: Two examples from the history of Canadian water policy. American Review of Canadian Studies 40:4:495-507.
- Michaels, S. 2009. Matching knowledge brokering strategies to environmental policy problems and settings. Environmental Science and Policy 12:7:994-1011.
- Platt, R.H., Beatley, T. Michaels, S. Goucher, N. and Fenstermacher, B. 2008. Urban stream restoration: Recovering ecological services in degraded watersheds in Birch, Eugenie L. and Wachter, Susan M. (eds.) Growing Greener Cities: Urban Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. 127-151.
- Michaels, S., McCarthy, D. and Goucher, N. 2007. Information management for water resources: Concepts and practice in Hanna, K. and Slocombe, D.S. (eds.) Integrated Resource and Environmental Management: Concepts and Practice. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press, pp. 220-235.
- Michaels, S., Goucher, N. and McCarthy, D. 2006. Policy windows, policy change and organizational learning: Watersheds in the evolution of watershed management. Environmental Management 38:6:983-992.
- Michaels, S., Goucher, N. and McCarthy, D. 2006. Considering knowledge uptake within a cycle of transforming data, information and knowledge. Review of Policy Research 23:1:267-279.
- Michaels, S. 2005. Addressing landslide hazards: Towards a knowledge management perspective in Glade, T., Anderson, M. and Crozier, M. (eds.) Landslide Hazard and Risk. London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 311-328.
- Goucher, N. and Michaels, S. 2004. Creating organizational knowledge for the transition to sustainability in Biermann, F., Campe, S. and Klaus, J. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2002 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change 'Knowledge for the Sustainability Transition. The Challenge for Social Science' Free University, (Berlin, Germany, December 6 and 7, 2002), Global Governance Project: Amsterdam, Berlin and Oldenburgh, pp. 370-375.
- Goucher, N. and Michaels, S. 2004. Looking for evidence of organizational knowledge creation in watershed management in Lemieux, C. J., Nelson, J. G., Beechey, T.J. and Troughton, M.J. (eds.) Protected Areas and Watershed Management, Proceedings of the Parks Research Forum of Ontario (PRFO) Annual General Meeting 2003, University of Western Ontario, (London, Ontario, May 8 and 9, 2003), pp. 269-274.
- Michaels, S. and Headley, W. 2004. Actively searching for hazards information. Natural Hazards Review 5:1:10-17.
- Michaels, S. 2003. Perishable information, enduring insights? Understanding quick response research in Monday, J. (ed.) Beyond September 11: An Account of Post-Disaster Research. Boulder, Colorado: University of Colorado, Natural Hazards Center, pp. 15-48. Available at http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/sp/sp39/.
- Michaels, S. 2003. Information technology firms respond to the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in Monday, J. (ed.) Beyond September 11: An Account of Post-Disaster Research. Boulder, Colorado: University of Colorado, Natural Hazards Center, pp. 459-480. Available at http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/sp/sp39/.
- Niles, J. R. and Michaels, S. 2002. Knowledge management, flooding, the watershed approach and the City of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in Newkirk, R. (ed.) Facing the Realities of the Third Millennium: 9th Annual Conference Proceedings of The International Emergency Management Society (Waterloo, Ontario, May 14-17, 2002), pp. 383-388.
- Michaels, S., Mason, R. and Solecki, W. 2001. Participatory research on collaborative environmental management: Results from the Adirondack Park. Society and Natural Resources 14:3:251-255.
- Michaels, S. 2001. Making collaborative watershed management work: The confluence of state and regional initiatives. Environmental Management 27:1:27-35.
- Michaels, S. 2001. Participatory process in disaster recovery in Monday, J. (ed.) Holistic Disaster Recovery. Boulder, Colorado: Natural Hazards Center, pp. 3-1 -- 3-19. Available at http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/holistic_recovery/.
- Michaels, S. and Kenney, D. 2000. State approaches to watershed management: Transferring lessons between the Northeast and Southwest. Watershed Management Conference 2000 June 21 - 24 2000, American Society of Civil Engineers, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 9 pages.
- Michaels, S. 1999. Configuring who does what in watershed management: The Massachusetts Watershed Initiative. Policy Studies Journal 27:3:565-577.
- Michaels, S., Mason, R. and Solecki, W. 1999. The importance of place in partnerships for regional environmental management. Environmental Conservation 26:3:159-162.
- Michaels, S., Mason, R. and Solecki, W. 1999. Motivations for ecostewardship partnerships: Examples from the Adirondack Park. Land Use Policy 16:1:1-9.
- Michaels, S. and Laituri, M. 1999. Shaping New Zealand's environmental policy: Exogenous and indigenous influences on sustainable management. Sustainable Development 7:2:77-86.