Lawrence C. Hamilton

Professor of Sociology

Senior Fellow of the Carsey Institute

University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH 03824 USA


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Human Dimensions of the Arctic and Subarctic

"Predicting September sea ice: Ensemble skill of the SEARCH Sea Ice Outlook 2008-2013." J. Stroeve, L.C. Hamilton, C.M. Bitz and E. Blanchard-Wrigglesworth (2014). Geophysical Research Letters 41:2411-2418. doi: 10.1002/2014GL059388

"Arctic warming and your weather: Public belief in the connection," L.C. Hamilton and M. Lemcke-Stampone (2013). International Journal of Climatology doi: 10.1002/joc.3796

"Population, climate and electricity use in the Arctic: Integrated analysis of Alaska community data." L.C. Hamilton, D.M. White, R.B. Lammers and G. Myerchin (2012). Population and Environment 33(4):269-283. doi: 10.1007/s11111-011-0145-1.

"Linking pan-Arctic human and physical data." L.C. Hamilton and R.B. Lammers (2011). Polar Geography 34(1-2):107-123.

"Arctic Observing Network Social Indicators Project overview." J. Kruse, M. Lowe, S. Haley, L. Hamilton and M. Berman (2011). Polar Geography 34(1-2):1-8.

"Population, sex ratios and development in Greenland." L.C. Hamilton and R.O. Rasmussen (2010). Arctic 63(1):43-52.

"Footprints: Demographic effects of outmigration." L.C. Hamilton (2010). Pp. 1-14 in L. Huskey and C. Southcott (eds.), Migration in the Circumpolar North: Issues and Contexts. Edmonton, Alberta: Canadian Circumpolar Institute.

"Health and population." L.C. Hamilton, P. Bjerregaard and B. Poppel (2010). Pp. 29-45 in J.N. Larsen, P. Schweitzer and G. Fondahl (eds.) Arctic Social Indicators. Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers.

"Visualizing the population dynamics of Alaska's Arctic communities," L.C. Hamilton and A.M. Mitiguy (2009). Arctic 62(4):393-398.

"Climate, fishery and society interactions: Observations from the North Atlantic," L.C. Hamilton (2007). Deep-Sea Research II, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2007.08.020.

"Toward understanding the human dimensions of the rapidly changing Arctic system: Insights and approaches from five HARC projects," H.P. Huntington, L.C. Hamilton, R. Brunner, A. Lynch, C. Nicolson, A.E.J. Ogilvie and A. Voinov (2007). Regional Environmental Change 7:173-186.

"The influence of human activity in the Arctic on climate and climate impacts," H.P. Huntington, M. Boyle, G.E. Flowers, J.W. Weatherly, L.C. Hamilton, L. Hinzman, C. Gerlach, R. Zuleta, C. Nicolson and J. Overpeck (2007). Climatic Change 82:77-92.

"Rise and fall of the herring towns: Impacts of climate and human teleconnections," L.C. Hamilton, O. Otterstad and H. Ögmundardóttir (2005). Pp. 100-125 in R. Hannesson, M. Barange and S.F. Herrick Jr. (eds.) Climate Change and the Economics of the World's Fisheries. Northampton MA: Edward Elgar.

"Sea changes ashore: The ocean and Iceland's Herring Capital." L.C. Hamilton, S. Jonsson, H. Ogmundardottir and I. Belkin (2004). Arctic 57(4):325-335.

"Above and below the water: Social/ecological transformation in northwest Newfoundland." L.C. Hamilton, R.L. Haedrich and C.M.Duncan (2004). Population and Environment 25(3):195-215. [Newfoundland, cod fishery, climate change, social impacts, human dimensions]

"Planning for the impacts of megaprojects: Two North American examples," K. Storey and L.C. Hamilton (2004). Pp. 281-302 in R.O. Rasmussen and N.E. Koroleva (eds.) Social and Economic Impacts in the North. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers. [Red Dog Mine, Hibernia Oilfield, social impacts]

"West Greenland's cod-to-shrimp transition: Local dimensions of climate change," L.C. Hamilton, B.C. Brown and R.O. Rasmussen (2003). Arctic 56(3):271-282. [Greenland, cod fishery, shrimp fishery, climate change, North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), Irminger Current, social impacts, human dimensions, Sisimiut, Paamiut]

"Fisheries dependent communities: Propositions about ecological and social change," L.C. Hamilton (2003). Pp. 49-61 in G. Duhaime and N. Bernard (eds.) Arctic Economic Development and Self-Government. Quebec City: GETIC, Universite Laval. [fishing, crisis, impacts]

"Outport adaptations: Social indicators through Newfoundland's cod crisis," L.C. Hamilton and M.J. Butler (2001). Human Ecology Review 8(2):1-11.

"Demographic change and fisheries dependence in the northern Atlantic," L.C. Hamilton and O. Otterstad (1998). Human Ecology Review 5(1):16-22. [Norway, Iceland, Newfoundland]

"Female flight? Gender balance and outmigration by Native Alaskan villagers," L.C. Hamilton and C.L. Seyfrit (1994). Arctic Medical Research 53(supplement 2):189-193. [Northwest Arctic, Bristol Bay, sex ratio]

Survey Research on Climate Change and Environmental Perceptions

"Do you trust scientists about the environment? News media sources and politics affect New Hampshire resident views." L.C. Hamilton (2014). Regional Issue Brief No. 40. Durham, NH: Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire.

"Environmental views from the coast: Public concern about local to global marine issues." L.C. Hamilton and T.G. Safford (in press). Society and Natural Resources. (Authors' draft here)

"Rural environmental concern: Effects of position, partisanship, and place," L.C. Hamilton, J. Hartter, T.G. Safford and F.R. Stevens (2013). Rural Sociology doi: 10.1111/ruso.12023

Exploring Public Views of Science and the Environment. The Zorro graph and other highlights from current survey research on what people know and believe (or who knows and believes) about science and the environment. Carsey Institute website.

"Blowin' in the wind: Short-term weather and belief in anthropogenic climate change." L.C. Hamilton and M.D. Stampone (2013). Weather, Climate, and Society doi: 10.1175/WCAS-D-12-00048.1 (Authors' draft here)

"Did the Arctic ice recover? Demographics of true and false climate facts." L.C. Hamilton (2012). Weather, Climate, and Society. DOI: 10.1175/WCAS-D-12-00008.1 (Author's draft here)

"Public knowledge and concern about polar-region warming." L.C. Hamilton, M.J. Cutler and A. Schaefer (2012). Polar Geography 35(2):155-168. DOI: 10.1080/1088937X.2012.684155 (Authors' draft here)

"In the wake of the spill: Environmental views along the Gulf Coast." L.C. Hamilton, T.G. Safford and J.D. Ulrich (2012). Social Science Quarterly DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6237.2012.00840.x (Authors' draft here)

"Public perception of the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: Personal experiences, information sources, and social context." T.G. Safford, J.D. Ulrich and L.C. Hamilton (2012). Journal of Environmental Management 113:31-39.

"Forest views: Northeast Oregon survey looks at community and environment." L.C. Hamilton, J. Hartter, F. Stevens, R.G. Congalton, M. Ducey, M. Campbell, D. Maynard and M. Staunton (2012). Issue Brief No. 47. Durham, NH: Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire.

"Public knowledge about polar regions increases while concerns remain unchanged." L.C. Hamilton, M.J. Cutler and A. Schaefer (2012). Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire.

"Education, politics and opinions about climate change: Evidence for interaction effects," L.C. Hamilton (2011) Climatic Change 104:231-242.

"Do you believe the climate is changing? Answers from new survey research." L.C. Hamilton (2011). Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire.

"Climate change: Partisanship, understanding, and public opinion." L.C. Hamilton (2011). Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire.

"Do scientists agree about climate change? Public perceptions from a New Hampshire survey" L.C. Hamilton (2010). Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire.

"Ocean views: Coastal environmental problems as seen by Downeast Maine residents." T.G. Safford and L.C. Hamilton (2010). Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire.

"Place effects on environmental views." L.C. Hamilton, C.R. Colocousis and C.M. Duncan (2010). Rural Sociology 75(2):326-347.

"Regional variation in perceptions about climate change." L.C. Hamilton and B.D. Keim (2009). International Journal of Climatology 29(15):2348-2352.

"Who cares about polar regions? Results from a survey of U.S. public opinion." L.C. Hamilton (2008). Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 40(4):671-678.

Place Matters: Challenges and Opportunities in Four Rural Americas. L.C. Hamilton, L.R. Hamilton, C.M. Duncan and C.R. Colocousis (July 2008). Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire.

"Rural voting in the 2004 election." L.C. Hamilton. Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire.

Global Warming and New England Climate Change

"Is New Hampshire's climate warming?" L.C. Hamilton, B.D. Keim and C.P. Wake (2010). New England Policy Brief No. 4. Durham, NH: Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire.

"Ski areas, weather and climate: Time series models for New England case studies," L.C. Hamilton, B.C. Brown and B.D. Keim (2007). International Journal of Climatology 27:2113-2124.

"Warming winters and New Hampshire's lost ski areas: An integrated case study," L.C. Hamilton, D.E. Rohall, B.C. Brown, G. Hayward and B.D. Keim (2003). International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 23(10):52-73. [climate change, global warming, ski industry]

Statistics and Data Analysis

Statistics with Stata, version 12, L.C. Hamilton (2013). Belmont, CA: Cengage. Example datasets.

"A low-tech guide to causal modeling," L.C. Hamilton (2008).

Regression with Graphics, L.C. Hamilton (1992). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.

"Contemporary advances and classic advice for analyzing mediating and moderating variables," E. Dearing and L.C. Hamilton (2006). Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development December 71(3):88-104.

"A short history of Statistics with Stata," L.C. Hamilton (2005). The Stata Journal 5(1):34-36.

"How robust is robust regression?" L.C. Hamilton (1991). Stata Technical Bulletin 2(July):21-26.

Blogs and Other Writing Online

"Perception of the Arctic." Neven, Arctic Sea Ice Blog (April 15, 2013). New survey research on public knowledge and perceptions about the Arctic.

"Demographics of true and false Arctic facts." L. Hamilton (winter 2013). Witness the Arctic ARCUS newsletter.

"Political bias meets climate bias: Overcoming science denial in a politically polarized world" Interview by Minda Berbeco (2013). Reports of the National Center for Science Education, 33(2).

"Cycle plots of Arctic sea ice." L. Hamilton, Arctic Sea Ice Blog (September 7, 2012). Visualizing downward trends in sea ice area and extent for each month of the year.

"Communicating climate science: The Internet may be the key." An interview with Lawrence Hamilton, by Mauro Buonocore (March 2012). Climate Science and Policy.

"Naive predictions of 2012 sea ice." L. Hamilton, Arctic Sea Ice Blog (June 7, 2012). Gompertz curve predictions for September 2012 sea ice area, extent and volume.

"Interaction effects of partisanship, education and 'understanding' on public opinion about climate." L. Hamilton (2011). An interesting result, now well replicated, from survey research.

"September 2011 sea ice volume, looking back and ahead" L. Hamilton, Arctic Sea Ice Blog (October 4, 2011). Retrospective and predictive look at changing sea ice volume, as estimated by the PIOMAS model.

"September 2011 sea ice extent, looking back" L. Hamilton, Arctic Sea Ice Blog (October 3, 2011). Graphical analysis of changing sea ice extent for September and other months.

"September 2011 sea ice extent, looking ahead" L. Hamilton, Arctic Sea Ice Blog (October 1, 2011). Gompertz curve predictions of sea ice extent for September 2012 and beyond.

"The modern area of ice" L. Hamilton, Arctic Sea Ice Blog (August 4, 2011). By early August, Arctic sea ice area had already fallen below the minimum for any year prior to 2007.

"Trends in Arctic sea ice volume" L. Hamilton, Arctic Sea Ice Blog (April 10, 2011). Gompertz curve predictions of trend in PIOMAS sea ice volume.

"Trends in Arctic sea ice extent" L. Hamilton, Arctic Sea Ice Blog (April 6, 2011). Gompertz curve predictions of trends in Arctic sea ice extent.

Climbing Stories

A Personal Climbing History: Larry Hamilton (1966-present)

Candlestick Tower (March 1974)

Cayman Brac (March 2006; update 2011)

Encounter with El Cap (February 1969)

Epinephrine and Nadia's Nine (October 2000)

Medicine Bow Peak (July 2000)

Otto's Route, Independence Monument (August 2001)

Powell Peak (October 1973)

7 Days in Utah (2003; update 2011)

Triassic Sands (April 1972 and March 2000)

Whitney-Gilman Ridge (February 1981)