McGreavy, B., Wells, J., McHendry, G., & Senda-Cook, S. (Eds.) (2018). Tracing rhetoric and material life: Ecological approaches.  London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

This book draws from interdisciplinary approaches in the fields of rhetoric and environmental communication to explore the relationships between communication and the world. The book is organized around themes in rhetorical studies of the environment, including dynamic change, ecological engagements, ethics and attunement, and commitments to justice and care.


Roy, S., McGreavy, B., Quiring, T., Druschke, C.G. (2022). Damming news: Geospatial media discourse analysis of dams. Environmental Management.

Jakositz, S., Ghasemi, R., McGreavy, B., Wang, H., Greenwood, S., Mo, W. (2022). Tap water lead monitoring through citizen science: The influence of socioeconomics and participation on environmental literacy, behavior, and communication. Journal of Environmental Engineering. 148(10).

McGreavy, B., Haynal, K., Smith-Mayo, J., Reilly-Moman, J., Kinnison, M.T., Ranco, D., Leslie, H. (2022). How does strategic communication shape transdisciplinary collaboration? A focus on definitions, audience, expertise, and ethical praxis. Frontiers in Communication. doi: 10.3389/fcomm.2022.831727

Soucy, A., Rahimzadeh-Bajgram, P., De Urioste-Stone, S., Weiskittel, A., McGreavy, B., Duveneck, M. (2021). Comprehensive and spatially explicit regional vulnerability assessment of the forest industry to climate change. Journal of Forestry.

Hillyer, G.H., Liu, W., McGreavy, B., Melvin, G., Brady, D. (2021). Using a stakeholder-engaged approach to understand bacterial transport on soft-shell clam flats. Estuaries and Coasts.

McGreavy, B., Ranco, D., Daigle, J., Greenlaw, S., Altvater, N., Quiring, T., Michelle, N., Paul, J., Binette, M., Benson, B., Sutton, T., Hart, D. (2021). Science in Indigenous homelands: Addressing power and justice in sustainability science from/with/in the Penobscot River. Sustainability Science. 16, 937-947.

Flye, M., Sponarksi, C., Zydlewski, J., McGreavy, B. (2021). Understanding collaborative governance from a communication network perspective: A case study of the Atlantic Salmon Recovery Framework. Environmental Science and Policy. 115, 79-90.

Jansujwicz, J., Calhoun, A., Bieluch, K., McGreavy, B., Silka, L., Sponarski, C. (2020). Localism “re-imagined”: Building a more robust localist paradigm for overcoming emerging conservation challenges. Environmental Management.

Soucy, A., De Urioste-Stone, S., Rahimzadeh-Bajgram, P., Weiskittel, A., McGreavy, B. (2020). Understanding characteristics of forest professionals and small woodlot owners for communicating climate change adaptation. Trees, Forests, and People. 2, 100036.

Soucy, A., De Urioste-Stone, S., Rahimzadeh-Bajgram, P., Weiskittel, A., McGreavy, B. (2020). Forestry Professionals’ Perceptions of Climate Change Impacts on the Forest Industry in Maine, USA.  Journal of Sustainable Forestry. 40:7, 695-720.

McGreavy, B., Kelley, S., Ludden, J., Card, D., Cogbill-Seiders, E., Derk, I., Gordon, C., Haynal, K., Krzus-Shaw, K., Parks, M.M., Petts, A., Ross, D.G., Walker, K. (2020). “No(t) Camping”: Engaging Intersections of Housing, Transportation, and Environmental Justice through Critical Praxis. Review of Communication. 20(2), 119-127,: 10.1080/15358593.2020.1737191

Weir, M., Ashcraft, C., Leuchanka, N., McGreavy, B., Vogler, E., Guilfoos, T. (2020). Distributive and Integrative Language Effects on Bargaining. PLOS One.

McGreavy, B. (2020). “It’s just a cycle”: Resilience, poetics, and intimate disruptions. Invited article accepted to a special issue of POROI. 15(1), 1-23. doi: 10.13008/2151-2957.1302

Jakositz, S., Pillsbury, L., Greenwood, S., Fahnestock, M., McGreavy, B., Bryce, J., Mo, W. (2020). Protection through participation: Crowdsourced tap water quality monitoring for enhanced public health. 169, Water Research.

Quiring, T., McGreavy, B., Hathaway, C. (2020). Affective encounters with tidal livelihoods: Digital field rhetorics for justice and care. Environmental Communication. 14(3), 416-429,

Roy, S.G., de Sousa, S.P., McGreavy, B., Druschke, C.G., Hart, D., Gardner, K. (2019). Discovering the necessary skills, knowledge, and experiences for training the next generation of interdisciplinary, solutions-driven researchers. Sustainability Science. Published online:

Roy, S.G., Uchida, E., de Sousa, S. P., Blachly, B., Fox, E., Gardner, K., Gold, A., Jansujwicz, J., Klein, S., McGreavy, B., Mo, W., Smith, S.M.C., Vogler, E., Wilson, K., Zydlewski, J. & Hart, D. (2018). Damming decisions: A multi-scale approach to balance trade-offs among dam infrastructure, river restoration, and cost. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 115(47), 12069-12074.

McGreavy, B., Randall, S., Quiring, T., Hathaway, C., & Hillyer, G. (2018). Enhancing adaptive capacities in coastal communities through engaged communication research: Insights from a statewide study of shellfish co-management. Ocean and Coastal Management. 163(1), 240-253,

Suldovsky, B., McGreavy, B., & Lindenfeld, L. (2018). Evaluating epistemic commitments and science communication practice in transdisciplinary research. Science Communication. 40(4), 499-523,

Bednarek, A., Wyborn, C., Cvitanovic, C., Meyer, R., Colvin, R., Addison, P., Close, S., Curran, K; Farooque, M., Goldman, E, Hart, D., Mannix, H., McGreavy, B., Parris, A.; Posner, S., Robinson, C.; Ryan, M., & Leith, P. (2018). Boundary-spanning at the science-policy interface: The practitioners’ perspectives. Sustainability Science.

Lundberg, E., Druschke, C.G., McGreavy, B., Randall, S., Quiring, T., Fisher, A., Soluri, F., Dallas, H., Hart, D. & Gardner, K., (2017). Media coverage, public opinion, and communication about hydropower, dams, and climate change. In M. Nisbet (Ed.). Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication, New York, NY: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.442

McGreavy, B., & Hart, D. (2017). Sustainability science and climate change communication. In M. Nisbet (Editor in Chief). OxfordEncyclopedia of Climate Change Communication, New York, NY: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.563

Suldovsky, B., McGreavy, B., & Lindenfeld, L. (2017). Science communication and stakeholder expertise: Insights from sustainability science. Environmental Communication, Published online May 2017:

Stormer, N., & McGreavy, B. (2017). Thinking ecologically about rhetoric’s ontology: capacity, vulnerability, and resilience.  Philosophy & Rhetoric50(1).

Ackerman, J., Druschke, C.G., McGreavy, B. & Sprain, L. (2016). The skunkwork of ecological engagement. Reflections on Sustainable Communities and Environmental Communication16(1), 75-95.

McGreavy, B., Calhoun, A., Jansujwicz, J., & Levesque, V. (2016). Citizen science and natural resource governance: program design for vernal pool policy innovationEcology and Society. 21(2):48.

McGreavy, B., Druschke, C.G., Sprain, L., Thompson, J., & Lindenfeld, L. (2016). Environmental communication pedagogy for sustainability: developing core capacities to engage complex problemsApplied Environmental Education and Communication. Published online. doi:  10.1080/1533015X.2016.1181018

Newman, G., Chandler, M., Clyde, M., McGreavy, B., Haklay, M., Ballard, H., Gray, S., Scarpino, R., Hauptfeld, R., Mellor, D., & Gallo, J. (2016). Leveraging the power of place in citizen science for effective conservation decision making. Biological Conservation. Published online.

Druschke, C.G., & McGreavy, B. (2016). Why rhetoric matters for ecologyFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 14(1), 46–52, doi:10.1002/16-0113.1

McGreavy, B. (2016). Resilience as discourseEnvironmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture. 10(1), 104-121. doi: 10.1080/17524032.2015.1014390

McGreavy, B., Lindenfeld, L., Bieluch, K., Silka, L., Leahy, J., & Zoellick, B. Communication and sustainability science teams as complex systemsEcology and Society, 20(1): 2.

McGreavy, B., Hutchins, K., Smith, H., Lindenfeld, L., Silka, L. (2013) Addressing the complexities of boundary work in sustainability science through communicationSustainability, 5(10), 4195-4221. doi:10.3390/su5104195.

Lindenfeld, L. A., Hall, D. M., McGreavy, B., Silka, L., & Hart, D. (2012). Creating a place for environmental communication research in sustainability science. Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, 6(1), 23-43. doi: 10.1080/17524032.2011.640702

McGreavy, B., Webler, T., & Calhoun, A.J.K. (2012). Science communication and vernal pool conservation: A study of local decision maker attitudes in a knowledge-action system. Journal of Environmental Management, 95, 1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2011.09.020

Book Chapters

Silka, L., McGreavy, B., & Hart, D. (2019). Health, the environment, and sustainability: Emergent communication lessons across highly diverse public participation activities in K. Hunt, G. Walker, & S. Depoe. Breaking boundaries: Innovative practices in environmental communication and public participation. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Bieluch, K., McGreavy, B., Silka, L., & Strong, A., Hart, D. (2019). Empowering sustainability leaders: Variations on a learning-by-doing theme. In K.L. Kremers, A.S. Liepins & A.M. York, Developing Change Agents: Innovative Practices for Sustainability Leadership. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing. Retrieved from

McGreavy, B., Fox, E., Disney, J., Petersen, C., & Lindenfeld, L. (2018). Belonging to the world: Rhetorical fieldwork as mundane aesthetic.  In C. Rai & C. G. Druschke (Eds.) Field Rhetoric: Ethnography, Ecology, and Engagement in the Places of Persuasion (pp. 148-170). Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press.

McGreavy, B. (2018). Intertidal poetry: Making our way through change. In B. McGreavy, J. Wells, G. McHendry, & S. Senda-Cook (Eds.). Tracing rhetoric and material life: Ecological approaches (pp. 87-116). London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Wells, J., McGreavy, B., Senda-Cook, S., & McHendry, G. (2018). Rhetoric’s ecologies. In B. McGreavy, J. Wells, G. McHendry, & S. Senda-Cook (Eds.). Tracing rhetoric and material life: Ecological approaches (pp. 1-36). London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

McGreavy, B., Druschke, C.G., Sprain, L., Thompson, J., & Lindenfeld, L. (2017). Praxis-based environmental communication training: Innovative activities for problem solving. in T. Milstein, M. Pileggi, and E. Morgan (Eds.). Environmental communication pedagogy & practice. New York, NY: Routledge.

Book and Article Reviews

McGreavy, B. (2019). Invited book review of Democracy’s lot: Rhetoric, publics, and places of invention. Rhetoric and Public Affairs. 22(1), pp. 149-152.

McGreavy, B., Newman, G., Chandler, M., Clyde, M., Haklay, M., Ballard, H., Gray, S., Scarpino, R., Hauptfeld, R., & Gallo, J. (2017). Invited essay in a special issue of the Maine Policy Review on Citizen Science, summarizing research insights from Leveraging the power of place in citizen science for effective conservation decision making. Biological Conservation. Published online.

McGreavy, B. (2016). Invited book review of Chaos and cosmos: Literary roots of modern ecology in British nineteenth century. Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture. 10(6), 815-816. doi: 10.1080/17524032.2016.1196537

Example Technical Reports 

Clay, M. & McGreavy, B. (2021). Farms and Rivers for the Future Project, Technical report prepared for the Meduxnekeag watershed partnership and the Water Resources Research Institute.

Joyce, J.G., McGreavy, B., Arnold, S., Wilkerson, E., Coombs, M., Kanwit, K., Moeser, A., & Stephenson, R. (2018). Shellfish Focus Day listening session: A Summary report of stakeholder perspectives on bivalve shellfish conservation, management, research, and monitoring in Maine. A report and technical memo distributed to all municipalities in the shellfish co-management system.

McGreavy, B., Page, C., Quiring, T., & Hathaway, C. (2017). Fishermen’s Forum Shellfish Focus Day evaluation and recommendations. Technical report provided to the Maine Shellfish Advisory Council and the Maine Department of Marine Resources.

Bieluch, K. & McGreavy, B. (2017).  Building collaborations to eliminate arsenic from drinking water. An evaluation of a school-community health agency collaboration project in Maine and New Hampshire. Technical report provided to the All About Arsenic Project and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Wyborn, C., Bednarek, A., Meyer, R., Parris, A., Leith, P., McGreavy, B., & Ryan, M. (2016). Practice at the boundaries: Report from a workshop of practitioners working at the interfaces science, policy and society for environmental outcomes. Luc Hoffmann Institute, Pew Charitable Trusts, California Ocean Science Trust, and the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay.

McGreavy, B., Bell, K.P., Suldovsky, B., & MacLagan, S. (2014). Closure and advisory decision-making summaries for beach and shellfish management in Maine and New Hampshire. Technical report to the New England Sustainability Consortium.