Ted Gragson, CWT LPI, Professor of Anthropology

Ted Gragson

Research Emphasis:

Anthropogenic disturbance on ecological processes over large temporal and spatial scales.Social and economic processes tied to land use and land cover change.

CWT Committees:

CWT Science Advisory Committee

Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  University of Georgia

Mailing Address:

Dr. Ted L Gragson
250 Baldwin Hall
355 S. Jackson Street
Athens, GA 30602-1619

Office Phone:  706-542-1479

FAX Number:  706-542-3988

E-Mail:  tgragson@uga.edu

Web Page:  http://anthropology.uga.edu/directory/ted-gragson

CWT Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)

Journal Articles

Coughlan, Michael R. and T.L. Gragson. 2016. An Event History Analysis of Parcel Extensification and Household Abandonment in Pays Basque, French Pyrenees, 1830–1958 AD. Human Ecology. DOI:10.1007/s10745-016-9808-y.

Frisch, John R., Peterson, James T., Cecala, Kristen K., Maerz, John C., Jackson, C. Rhett, Gragson, Ted L., and Pringle, Catherine M. 2016. Patch occupancy of stream fauna across a land cover gradient in the southern Appalachians, USA. Hydrobiologia. 773:163-175. doi:10.1007/s10750-016-2695-9.

Brian J. Burke, Meredith Welch-Devine, Seth Gustafson, Nik Heynen, Jennifer L. Rice, Ted L. Gragson, Sakura R. Evans & Donald R. Nelson (2015): Can Science Writing Collectives Overcome Barriers to More Democratic Communication and Collaboration? Lessons from Environmental Communication Praxis in Southern Appalachia, Environmental Communication, DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2014.999695

Leigh, D.S., Gragson, T. and Coughlan, M. 2015. Pedogenic effects of mid- to late-Holocene conversion of forests to pastures in the French western Pyrenees. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie. 59:225-245.

Leigh, David S., Theodore L. Gragson, Michael R. Coughlan. 2015. Colluvial legacies of millennial landscape change on individual hillsides, place-based investigation in the western Pyrenees Mountains, Quaternary International. DOI:10.1016/j.quaint.2015.08.031

Gustafson, S., Heynen, N., Rice, J.L., Gragson, T., Shepherd, J.M., and Strother, C. (2014). Megapolitan political ecology and urban metabolism in southern Appalachia. The Professional Geographer. (DOI:10.1080/00330124.2014.905158)

Robertson, G.P., Collins, S.L., Foster, D.R., Brokaw, N., Ducklow, H.W., Gragson, T.L., Gries, C., Hamilton, S.K., McGuire, A.D., Moore, J.C., Stanley, E.H., Waide, R.B., Williams, M.W., 2012. Long-Term Ecological Research in a Human-Dominated World. BioScience, Vol. 62:4, April 2012, p. 342-353, American Institute of Biological Sciences

Bolstad, P.V., and T.L. Gragson. 2008. Resource abundance constraints on the early post-contact Cherokee population. Journal of Archeological Science 35:563-576.

Gragson, T.L., Bolstad, P.V. 2007. A Local Analysis of Early-Eighteenth-Century Cherokee Settlement. Social Science History 31(3): 435-468

McDonald, Robert I., Chris Yuan-Farrell, Charles Fievet, Matthias Moeller, Peter Kareiva, David Foster, Ted Gragson, Ann Kinzig, Lauren Kuby, and Charles Redman. 2007. Estimating the Effect of Protected Lands on the Development and Conservation of Their Surroundings. Conservation Biology 21(6): 1526-1536.

Gragson, T.L., and P.V. Bolstad. 2006. Land use legacies and the future of southern Appalachia. Society and Natural Resources. 19: 175-190.

Gragson, Ted L., and M. Grove. 2006. Social science in the context of the long term ecological research program. Society and Natural Resources. 19: 93-100.

Books and Book Sections

Gragson, Ted L. 2012. The Contribution of Anthropology to Concepts Guiding LTSER Research. In Long term socio-ecological research: Studies in society-nature interactions across spatial and temporal scales, S. J. Singh, H. Haberl, M. Chertow, M. Mirtl, and M. Schmid, eds. Berlin: Springer.

Webster, J.R., Benfield, E.F., Cecala, K.K., Chamblee, J.F., Dehring, C.A., Gragson, T.L., Cymerman, J.H., Jackson, C.R., Knoepp, J.D., Leigh, D.S., Maerz, J.C., Pringle, C., Valett, H.M., 2012. Water Quality and Exurbanization in Southern Appalachian Streams. In River Conservation and Management (Chapter on Catchment Conservation, Ecosystem Integrity and Threats to River Systems). P.J. Boon and P.J. Raven, eds. Published 2012 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., p. 91-107

Gragson, Ted L, Paul V. Bolstad, and Meredith Welch-Devine. 2008. Agricultural Transformation of Southern Appalachia. In Agrarian Landscapes in Transition. Charles Redman and and David Foster, eds. Pp. 89-121. New York: Oxford University Press.


2016 Coweeta LTER Annual Report. Manuscript on file. Coweeta LTER, University of Georgia.

2014 Coweeta LTER Annual Report. Manuscript on File, University of Georgia.

2013 Coweeta LTER Annual Report. Manuscript on File, University of Georgia.

2011 Coweeta LTER Annual Report. Manuscript on file. Coweeta LTER, University of Georgia.

2011 Coweeta LTER Mid-Term Review: Site Review Information Pamphlet. Manuscript on file. Coweeta LTER, University of Georgia.


The Interacting Effects of Hydroclimate Variability and Human Landscape Modification in the Southern Appalachian Mountains: Renewal proposal to the National Science Foundation. 2014. Manuscript on file. Coweeta LTER, University of Georgia.

Southern Appalachia on the Edge: Renewal proposal to the National Science Foundation. 2008. Manuscript on file. Coweeta LTER, University of Georgia.

Renewal proposal to the National Science Foundation. 2002. Manuscript on file. Coweeta LTER, University of Georgia.