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  • Watt, L.A. 2017. Losing Wildness for the Sake of Wilderness: The Removal of Drakes Bay Oyster Company. In Wildness: Relations of People and Place, edited by G. Van Horn and J. Hausdoerffer. University of Chicago Press.

  • Watt, Laura Alice. 2017. The Paradox of Preservation: Wilderness and Working Landscapes at Point Reyes National Seashore. Berkeley: University of California Press.

  • Watt, L.A. 2016. Politics of Anthropocene Consumption: Dipesh Chakrabarty and Three College Courses. In Whose Anthropocene?: Revisiting Dipesh Chakrabarty’s “Four Theses” , edited by R. Emmett and T. Lekan. Rachel Carson Center.

  • Watt, L.A. 2016. California Transformed: Review of Garone 2011 and Farmer 2013. Journal of Historical Geography 51: 101-102.

  • Watt, L.A. 2015. The Continuously Managed Wild: Tule Elk at Point Reyes National Seashore. Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy 18: 289-308.

  • Watt, L.A. 2015. Review of Matthew Morse Booker, Down by the Bay. Environment and History 21: 462-464.

  • Watt, L.A. 2014. Review of Derek Wall, The Commons in History. Public Historian 36: 160-161.

  • Watt, L.A. and E.J. Johnck. 2014. The Bay Area's Solar Salt Industry: An Unintended Conservationist. California History 91: 40-57.

  • Watt, L.A. 2011. Rethinking National Parks and Wilderness: Review of William Tweed, Uncertain Path. High Country News 43: 26.

  • Watt, L.A. 2011. Reimagining Joshua Tree: Applying Environmental History to National Park Interpretation. Journal of the West 50: 15-20.

  • Watt, L.A. 2010. The Endangered Species Act. In Encyclopedia of American Environmental History, edited by K. Brosnan. Facts on File.

  • Watt, L.A. 2010. Conflicting Goals in the San Francisco Bay. In Restoration and History: The Search for A Useable Environmental Past, edited by M. Hall. Routledge.

  • Fairfax, Sally K, Lauren Gwin, Mary Ann King, Leigh Raymond and Laura A Watt. 2005. Buying Nature: The Limits of Land Acquisition as a Conservation Strategy, 1780-2003. MIT Press.

  • Watt, L.A., L. Raymond and M.L. Eschen. 2004. On Preserving Ecological and Cultural Landscapes. Environmental History 9: 620-647.

  • Watt, Laura A and R. Wick. 2004. King Range National Conservation Area Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement. Technical Report No. Prepared by EDAW, Inc.. Bureau of Land Management, .

  • Watt, L.A. 2002. The Trouble With Preservation, or, Getting Back to the Wrong Term for Wilderness Protection: A Case Study at Point Reyes National Seashore. The Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers 64: 55-72.

  • Watt, L.A. 2001. Managing Cultural Landscapes: Reconciling Local Preservation and Institutional Ideology in the National Park Service. PhD diss., University of California, Berkeley.

  • Watt, L.A. 2001. Review of Alanen & Melnick, Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America. Professional Geographer 53: 448-449.

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Educational Background

  • 2001 – Ph.D., UC Berkeley (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)

  • 1992 – M.E.M., Duke University (Natural Resources Economics and Policy)

  • 1988 – B.A., UC Berkeley (Biology/ecology)

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