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Overview

  • Lawrence Hamilton is Professor of Sociology and Senior Fellow in the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire, where he teaches courses about society in the Arctic, survey research, and statistical analysis. His books include Regression with Graphics and Statistics with Stata; the latter has been translated into Arabic and Chinese. Dr. Hamilton’s research focuses on human-environment interactions, in locations ranging from Arctic Alaska to northern New England or the Intermountain West. His most recent papers include “Cold winters warming? Perceptions of climate change in the North Country” (Weather, Climate, and Society 2018); “Demographic variation and change in the Inuit Arctic” (Environmental Research Letters. 2018); and “A change in the wind? U.S. public views on renewable energy and climate compared” (Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018).
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Demographic variation and change in the Inuit ArcticEnvironmental Research Letters.  13:115007-115007. 2018
    2018 Self-assessed understanding of climate changeClimatic Change.  151:349-362. 2018
    2018 Cold Winters Warming? Perceptions of Climate Change in the North CountryWeather, Climate, and Society.  10:641-652. 2018
    2018 A change in the wind? US public views on renewable energy and climate comparedEnergy, Sustainability and Society.  8:11. 2018
    2018 Does it matter if people think climate change is human caused?Climate Services.  10:53-62. 2018
    2018 Fierce climate, sacred ground: an ethnography of climate change in Shishmaref, AlaskaPolar Geography.  41:234-235. 2018
    2018 The News You Choose: news media preferences amplify views on climate changeEnvironmental Politics.  27:455-476. 2018
    2016 Shifting environmental concern in rural eastern Oregon: the role of demographic and place-based factorsPopulation and Environment Journal of Population.  38:207-216. 2016
    2016 Science, Scientists, and Local Weather: Understanding Mass Perceptions of Global WarmingSocial Science Quarterly.  97:1023-1057. 2016
    2016 Flood Realities, Perceptions and the Depth of Divisions on Climate.Sociology.  50:913-933. 2016
    2016 Wildfire, climate, and perceptions in Northeast OregonRegional Environmental Change.  16:1819-1832. 2016
    2016 Climigration? Population and climate change in Arctic Alaska.Population and Environment Journal of Population.  38:115-133. 2016
    2015 Tracking Public Beliefs About Anthropogenic Climate ChangePLoS ONE.  10:1-14. 2015
    2015 Validity of county-level estimates of climate change beliefsNature Climate Change.  5:704-704. 2015
    2015 Polar facts in the age of polarizationPolar Geography.  38:89-106. 2015
    2015 A four-party view of US environmental concernEnvironmental Politics.  24:212-227. 2015
    2015 Environmental Views from the Coast: Public Concern about Local to Global Marine IssuesSociety and Natural Resources.  28:57-74. 2015
    2015 Modelling associations between public understanding, engagement and forest conditions in the Inland Northwest, USA.PLoS ONE.  10:e0117975. 2015
    2015 Tracking Public Beliefs About Anthropogenic Climate Change.PLoS ONE.  10:e0138208. 2015
    2015 Trust in Scientists on Climate Change and VaccinesSAGE Open.  5:215824401560275-215824401560275. 2015
    2014 Rural Environmental Concern: Effects of Position, Partisanship, and PlaceRural Sociology.  79:257-281. 2014
    2014 Predicting September sea ice: Ensemble skill of the SEARCH Sea Ice Outlook 2008-2013Geophysical Research Letters.  41:2411-2418. 2014
    2014 Arctic warming and your weather: public belief in the connectionInternational Journal of Climatology.  34:1723-1728. 2014
    2014 Weather, Climate, and the Economy: Explaining Risk Perceptions of Global Warming, 2001-10Weather, Climate, and Society.  6:119-134. 2014
    2013 Blowin' in the Wind: Short-Term Weather and Belief in Anthropogenic Climate ChangeWeather, Climate, and Society.  5:112-119. 2013
    2012 Public perceptions of the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: personal experiences, information sources, and social context.Advances in Environmental Research Journal of Environmental Management Advances in Environmental Research.  113:31-39. 2012
    2012 In the Wake of the Spill: Environmental Views Along the Gulf CoastSocial Science Quarterly.  93:1053-1064. 2012
    2012 Public knowledge and concern about polar-region warmingPolar Geography.  35:155-168. 2012
    2012 Did the Arctic Ice Recover? Demographics of True and False Climate FactsWeather, Climate, and Society.  4:236-249. 2012
    2012 Demographic change and shifting views about marine resources and the coastal environment in Downeast MainePopulation and Environment Journal of Population.  33:284-303. 2012
    2012 Population, climate, and electricity use in the Arctic integrated analysis of Alaska community dataPopulation and Environment Journal of Population.  33:269-283. 2012
    2011 Linking pan-arctic human and physical dataPolar Geography.  34:107-123. 2011
    2011 Education, politics and opinions about climate change evidence for interaction effectsClimatic Change.  104:231-242. 2011
    2010 Place Effects on Environmental ViewsRural Sociology.  75:326-347. 2010
    2010 Population, Sex Ratios and Development in GreenlandArctic.  63:43-52. 2010
    2009 Regional variation in perceptions about climate changeInternational Journal of Climatology.  29:2348-2352. 2009
    2009 Visualizing Population Dynamics of Alaska's Arctic CommunitiesArctic.  62:393-398. 2009
    2009 TAKING STOCK OF ARCTIC SEA ICE AND CLIMATEBulletin of the American Meteorological Society.  90:1351-1353. 2009
    2008 Who Cares about Polar Regions? Results from a Survey of US Public OpinionArctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research.  40:671-678. 2008
    2007 Ski areas, weather and climate: time series models for New England case studiesInternational Journal of Climatology.  27:2113-2124. 2007
    2007 Toward understanding the human dimensions of the rapidly changing arctic system: insights and approaches from five HARC projectsRegional Environmental Change.  7:173-186. 2007
    2007 The influence of human activity in the Arctic on climate and climate impactsClimatic Change.  82:77-92. 2007
    2007 Climate, fishery and society interactions: Observations from the North AtlanticDeep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography.  54:2958-2969. 2007
    2005 Arctic system on trajectory to new, seasonally ice-free stateEos.  86:309+312-309+313. 2005
    2005 A short history of Statistics with StataStata Journal.  5:35-37. 2005
    2004 Sea changes ashore: The ocean and Iceland's Herring CapitalArctic.  57:325-335. 2004
    2004 Above and below the water: Social/ecological transformation in Northwest NewfoundlandPopulation and Environment Journal of Population.  25:195-215. 2004
    2004 Migration from resource depletion: The case of the Faroe IslandsSociety and Natural Resources.  17:443-453. 2004
    2003 West Greenland's cod-to-shrimp transition: Local dimensions of climatic changeArctic.  56:271-282. 2003
    2001 Outport adaptations: Social indicators through Newfoundland's Cod crisisHuman Ecology Review.  8:1-11. 2001
    2000 The fall and future of Newfoundland's cod fisherySociety and Natural Resources.  13:359-372. 2000
    1999 Ecological and population changes in fishing communities of the North Atlantic ArcPolar Research.  18:383-388. 1999
    1998 Sex ratio and community size: Notes from the Northern AtlanticPopulation and Environment Journal of Population.  20:11-22. 1998
    1998 Ethnic identity and aspirations among rural Alaska youthSociological Perspectives.  41:343-365. 1998
    1997 Alaska native youth and their attitudes toward educationArctic Anthropology.  34:135-148. 1997
    1997 Environment and sex ratios among Alaska natives: An historical perspectivePopulation and Environment Journal of Population.  18:283-299. 1997
    1996 Outmigration and gender balance in GreenlandArctic Anthropology.  33:89-97. 1996
    1994 COMING OUT OF THE COUNTRY - COMMUNITY SIZE AND GENDER BALANCE AMONG ALASKAN NATIVESArctic Anthropology.  31:16-25. 1994
    1994 RESOURCES AND HOPES IN NEWFOUNDLANDSociety and Natural Resources.  7:561-578. 1994
    1993 TOWN-VILLAGE CONTRASTS IN ALASKAN YOUTH ASPIRATIONSArctic.  46:255-263. 1993
    1992 Oxygen saturation during reaming and intramedullary nailing of the femur.Orthopedics.  15:1403-1405. 1992
    1992 REGRESSION DIAGNOSTICS - FOX,JContemporary Sociology.  21:548-549. 1992
    1992 Who will leave? Oil, migration, and Scottish island youth.Society and Natural Resources.  5:263-276. 1992
    1991 DUMPING IN DIXIE - RACE, CLASS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL-QUALITY - BULLARD,RDSocial Forces.  70:270-271. 1991
    1985 CONCERN ABOUT TOXIC WASTES - 3 DEMOGRAPHIC-PREDICTORSSociological Perspectives.  28:463-486. 1985
    1985 SELF-REPORTED AND ACTUAL SAVINGS IN A WATER CONSERVATION CAMPAIGNEnvironment and Behavior.  17:315-326. 1985
    1985 WHO CARES ABOUT WATER-POLLUTION - OPINIONS IN A SMALL-TOWN CRISISSociological Inquiry.  55:170-181. 1985
    1983 DYNAMICS OF TERRORISMInternational Studies Quarterly.  27:39-54. 1983
    1983 SAVING WATER - A CAUSAL MODEL OF HOUSEHOLD CONSERVATIONSociological Perspectives.  26:355-374. 1983
    1982 Response To Water Conservation Campaigns 1982
    1982 RESPONSE TO WATER CONSERVATION CAMPAIGNS - AN EXPLORATORY LOOKEvaluation Review.  6:673-688. 1982
    1981 MODELS OF SOCIAL CONTAGIONJournal of Mathematical Sociology.  8:133-160. 1981
    1981 SELF-REPORTS OF ACADEMIC-PERFORMANCE - RESPONSE ERRORS ARE NOT WELL BEHAVEDSociological Methods and Research.  10:165-185. 1981
    1981 SEX-DIFFERENCES IN SELF-REPORT ERRORS - A NOTE OF CAUTIONJournal of Educational Measurement.  18:221-228. 1981
    1980 GRADES, CLASS SIZE, AND FACULTY STATUS PREDICT TEACHING EVALUATIONSTeaching Sociology.  8:47-62. 1980
    1980 POLITICAL KIDNAPPING AS A DEADLY GAMESimulation and Gaming.  11:387-402. 1980
    1979 MODERN AMERICAN ROCK CLIMBING - SOME ASPECTS OF SOCIAL-CHANGEPacific sociological review.  22:285-308. 1979
    1978 CONFLICT VARIABLES IN WORLD SIMULATIONSFutures.  10:128-142. 1978

    Article

    Year Title
    The Zika Virus Threat: How Concerns about Scientists May Undermine Efforts to Combat the Pandemic

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    1994 ECONOMIC INSIGHTS INTO THE SITING PROBLEM - AN APPLICATION OF THE EXPECTED UTILITY MODELAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics. 1246-1247. 1994

    Teaching Activities

  • Honors/Society in the Arctic Taught course 2019
  • Sociological Methods I Taught course 2018
  • Sociological Methods III Taught course 2018
  • Sociological Methods I Taught course 2017
  • Honors/Society in the Arctic Taught course 2017
  • Sociological Methods I Taught course 2016
  • Spc Top/Adv Survey Research Taught course 2016
  • Sociological Methods III Taught course 2016
  • Society in the Arctic Taught course 2014
  • Sociological Methods III Taught course 2014
  • Full Name

  • Lawrence Hamilton
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Sociology Department

    McConnell Hall

    Durham, NH  03824

    United States