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Robert L. Fischman
Professor of Law, Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs (Adjunct)

FEDERAL PUBLIC LAND AND RESOURCES LAW, 7th Ed. (with G. C. Coggins, et al.). New York: Foundation Press, 2014.

FEDERAL PUBLIC LAND AND RESOURCES LAW: TEACHER'S MANUAL, 7th Ed (with G. C. Coggins, et al.). New York: Foundation Press, 2014.

Learning from Conservation Planning for the U.S. National Wildlife Refuges (with V. J. Meretsky), 28 CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 1415 (2014). [PDF]

Planning for Adaptation to Climate Change: Lessons from the US National Wildlife Refuge System (with Vicky J. Meretsky, et. al.), 20 BIOSCIENCE 1 (Oct. 2014). [PDF]

Adaptive Management (with Jillian R. Rountree), in THE LAW OF ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE: U.S. AND INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS (Michael B. Gerrard and Katrina Fischer Kuh, Eds.). Chicago : American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, 2012.

Beyond Trust Species: The Conservation Potential of the National Wildlife Refuge System in the Wake of Climate Change (with Bob Adamcik), 51 NATURAL RESOURCES JOURNAL 1 (2011). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Migration Conservation: A View from Above, 41 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 277 (2011). [SSRN] [PDF]

National Wildlife Refuge System, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY (Kathleen Brosnan Ed.). New York: Facts on File, 2011.

The Story of Kleppe v. New Mexico: The Sagebrush Rebellion as Un-Cooperative Federalism (with Jeremiah Williamson), 83 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LAW REVIEW 123 (2011). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Adaptive Management in the Courts (with J.B. Ruhl), 95 MINNESOTA LAW REVIEW 424 (2010). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

The Federalism Dynamic in Natural Resources Law, in THE EVOLUTION OF NATURAL RESOURCES LAW AND POLICY (L. J. MacDonnell and S. F. Bates, Eds.). Chicago: American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, 2010.

The Legal Challenge of Protecting Animal Migrations as Phenomena of Abundance (with Jeffery B. Hyman), 28 VIRGINIA ENVIRONMENTAL LAW JOURNAL 173 (2010). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Climate Change Adaptation for the U.S. National Wildlife Refuge System (with B. Griffith, et al.), 44 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGMENT 1043 (2009).

The Divides of Environmental Law and the Problem of Harm in the Endangered Species Act, 83 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 661 (2008). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

  1. Missing Information: The Scientific Data Gap in Conservation and Chemical Regulation (with John S. Applegate), 83 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 399 (2008). [HeinOnline]

  2. National Wildlife Refuges (with J. Michael Scott and Brad Griffith, et al.), in PRELIMINARY REVIEW OF ADAPTION OPTIONS FOR CLIMATE-SENSITIVE ECOSYSTEMS AND RESOURCES (S.H. Julius and J.M. West, Eds.) Washington DC: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2008.
  3. Protecting Public Health and the Environment by the Stroke of a Presidential Pen: Seven Executive Orders for the President's First 100 Days (with Rebecca M. Bratspies, et al.), CENTER FOR FOR PROGRESSIVE REFORM White Paper #806 (November 2008). Portion reprinted in CLIMATE CHANGE: A READER (W.H. Rodgers, Jr. et al. eds.) Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press (2011).
  4. FEDERAL PUBLIC LAND AND RESOURCES LAW, 6th Ed. (with George Cameron Coggins, et al.). New York: Foundation Press, 2007.
  5. FEDERAL PUBLIC LAND AND RESOURCES LAW: TEACHER'S MANUAL, 6th Ed (with G. C. Coggins, et al.). New York: Foundation Press, 2007.
  6. From Words to Action: The Impact and Legal Status of the 2006 National Wildlife Refuge System Management Policies, 26 STANFORD ENVIRONMENTAL LAW JOURNAL 77 (2007). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

  7. Judicial Review of Agency Noncompliance with Public Land Manuals, 32 ADMINISTRATIVE AND REGULATORY LAW NEWS 13 (Spring 2007).

  8. Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of the Refuge Improvement Act: The Centrality of the Mission, 4 REFUGE UPDATE 12 (Sept./Oct. 2007).  
  9. Savings Clauses and Trends in Natural Resources Federalism (with Angela M. King), 32 WILLIAM & MARY ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY REVIEW 129 (2007). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]
  10. What Is Natural Resources Law?, 78 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LAW REVIEW 717 (2007). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

  11. Habitat Federalism, 38 THE URBAN LAWYER 1031 (2006). [HeinOnline]

  12. New Directions in Conservation for the National Wildlife Refuge System (with Vicky J. Meretsky, et al.), 56 BIOSCIENCE 135 (2006).

  13. The Perils of Defensive Conservation, 4 FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY & THE ENVIRONMENT 3 (2006).

  14. Cooperative Federalism and Natural Resources Law, 14 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENTAL LAW JOURNAL 179 (2005) [HeinOnline][SSRN]. Reprinted in part in FEDERAL PUBLIC LAND AND RESOURCES LAW, 6th Ed. (with George Cameron Coggins, et al.). New York: Foundation Press, 2007.
    Also reprinted in part in ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY LAW, 5th Ed., (Rosenberg et. al.), New York: Foundation Press, 2008.

  15. Laws Governing Forestry, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS (online resource). UNESCO, 2005.

  16. No Refuge Is an Island, GRIST (April 12, 2005).

  17. The Significance of National Wildlife Refuges in the Development of U.S. Conservation Policy, 21 JOURNAL OF LAND USE & ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 1 (2005). [HeinOnline][SSRN]

  18. Managing Biological Integrity, Diversity, and Environmental Health in the National Wildlife Refuges (with Vicky J. Meretsky), 44 NATURAL RESOURCES JOURNAL 931 (2004). [HeinOnline]

  19. The Meanings of Biological Integrity, Diversity, and Environmental Health, 44 NATURAL RESOURCES JOURNAL 989 (2004). Reprinted in BIO-DIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES (A. Usha, Ed.). Punjagutta, India: Amicus Books, 2007. [SSRN][HeinOnline]

  20. Law-Biological Conservation, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY (Shepard Krech III, et al., Eds.). New York: Routledge, 2004.
  21. Predictions and Prescriptions for the Endangered Species Act, 34 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 451 (2004). [HeinOnline][SSRN]

  22. The Crazy-Quilt Refuge System, WILD EARTH 36 (Winter 2003-2004). (Modified excerpt from book).
  23. THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES: COORDINATING A CONSERVATION SYSTEM THROUGH LAW. Washington DC: Island Press, 2003.

  24. Forestry, in STUMBLING TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY (John C. Dernbach, Ed.). Washington, DC: Environmental Law Institute, 2002.

  25. The National Wildlife Refuge System and the Hallmarks of Modern Organic Legislation, 29 ECOLOGY LAW QUARTERLY 457 (2002) [HeinOnline][SSRN]. Reprinted at 35 LAND USE AND ENVIRONMENT LAW REVIEW 483 (2004).

  26. Stumbling to Johannesburg: The United States’ Haphazard Progress Toward Sustainable Forestry Law, 32 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REPORTER 10291 (2002). [SSRN]

  27. A Lesson for Conservation from Pollution Control Law: Cooperative Federalism for Recovery Under the Endangered Species Act (with J. Hall-Rivera), 27 COLUMBIA JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 45 (2002). [HeinOnline]

  28. Endangered Species Information: Access and Control (with V.J. Meretsky), 41 WASHBURN LAW JOURNAL 90 (2001).

  29. The EPA’s NEPA Duties and Ecosystem Services, 20 STANFORD ENVIRONMENTAL LAW JOURNAL 497 (2001).

  30. ENVIRONMENTAL DECISIONMAKING, 3rd ed. (with Mark Squillace). Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing, 2000.

  31. ENVIRONMENTAL DECISIONMAKING: STATUTES AND REGULATIONS, 3rd ed. (with Mark Squillace and Jackson B. Battle). Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing, 2000.

  32. Information, Coordination, Modification in the Endangered Species Act at 25: What Works?, 15 ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM 51 (September/October 1998).

  33. ENVIRONMENTAL DECISIONMAKING: NEPA AND THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT, 2nd ed. (1997 Supplement). Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing, 1997.

  34. The Problem of Statutory Detail in National Park Establishment Legislation and Its Relationship to Pollution Control Law, 74 DENVER UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 779 (1997). [HeinOnline]

  35. The Role of Riparian Water Law in Protecting Biodiversity: An Indiana (USA) Case Study, 17 NATURAL AREAS JOURNAL 30 (1997).

  36. AN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ANTHOLOGY (with Maxine Lipeles and Mark Squillace). Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing, 1996.

  37. INDIANA’S BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY: STRATEGIES AND TOOLS FOR CONSERVATION (with Jessica Bennett, et al.). Washington, DC: Environmental Law Institute, 1995.

  38. Maryland Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas Program: Wetlands Protection and Future Growth (with E. Meyers and A. Marsh), in COLLABORATIVE PLANNING FOR WETLANDS AND WILDLIFE: ISSUES AND EXAMPLES. Washington, DC: Island Press, 1995.

  39. ENVIRONMENTAL DECISIONMAKING: NEPA AND THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT, 2nd ed. (with Jackson B. Battle and Mark Squillace). Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing, 1994.

  40. Administrative Appeal Reform: The Case of the Forest Service (with B. Bobertz), 64 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LAW REVIEW 371 (1993). [HeinOnline]

  41. Biological Diversity and Environmental Protection: Authorities to Reduce Risk, 22 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 435 (1992). [HeinOnline]

  42. Clear the Air, 22 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 1104 (1992). [HeinOnline]

  43. Endangered Species Conservation: What Should We Expect of Federal Agencies?, 13 PUBLIC LAND LAW REVIEW 1 (1992).

  44. SUSTAINING THE FORESTS: REINVENTING THE FOREST SERVICE ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL PROCESS (with B. Bobertz). Washington, DC: Environmental Law Institute, 1992.

  45. Global Warming and Property Interests: Preserving Coastal Wetlands As Sea Levels Rise, 19 HOFSTRA LAW REVIEW 565 (1991). [HeinOnline]

  46. The ESA Already Is a Balancing Act, 7 ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM 31 (July/August 1990).

  47. A Program Lovely As a Tree, 7 ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM 6 (March/April 1990).

  48. Corporatisation: Implementing Forest Management Reform in New Zealand (with R. Nagle), 16 ECOLOGY LAW QUARTERLY 719 (1989). [HeinOnline]

  49. Note. The BFOQ Defense in ADEA Suits: The Scope of “Duties of the Job”, 85 MICHIGAN LAW REVIEW 330 (1986). [HeinOnline]