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Emily Merchant

Postdoctoral Fellow, Neukom Institute for Computational Science and in the Department of History, Dartmouth College.

Ph.D., University of Michigan

history of global population projection in the twentieth century

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Parton, W.J., Myron Gutmann, Emily Merchant, M.D. Hartman, P.R. Adler, F.M. McNeal, and S.M. Lutz. 2015. "Measuring and mitigating agricultural greenhouse gas production in the US Great Plains, 1870-2000." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(34): E4681-E4688. PMCID: PMC4553787. DOI. Abstract.

Sylvester, Kenneth M., Daniel G. Brown, Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, Emily Merchant, and Meghan Hutchins. 2015. "Exploring agent-level calculations of risk and returns in relation to observed land-use changes in the US Great Plains, 1870-1940." Regional Environmental Change, 15(2): 301-315. PMCID: PMC4340090. DOI. Abstract.

Gratton, Brian, and Emily Merchant. 2013. "Immigration, Repatriation, and Deportation: The Mexican-Origin Population in the United States, 1920-1950." International Migration Review, 47(4): 944-975. DOI. Abstract.

Gutmann, Myron, S. Pullum-Pinon, Kristine M. Witkowski, G. Deane, and Emily Merchant. 2012. "Land Use and Family Formation in the Settlement of the US Great Plains." Social Science History, 36(3): 279-310. PMCID: PMC3952274. DOI. Abstract.

Merchant, Emily, B. Gratton, and Myron Gutmann. 2012. "A Sudden Transition: Household Changes for Middle Aged U.S. Women in the Twentieth Century." Population Research and Policy Review, 31(5): 703-726. PMCID: PMC3432984. DOI. Abstract.

Alter, George C., Myron Gutmann, Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, and Emily Merchant. 2012. "Introduction: Longitudinal Analysis of Historical-Demographic Data." Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 42(4): 503-517. DOI. Abstract.

Hartman, M.D., Emily Merchant, W. Parton, Myron Gutmann, S. Lutz, and S. Williams. 2011. "Impact of historical land-use changes on greenhouse gas exchange in the US Great Plains, 1883-2003." Ecological Applications, 21(4): 1105-1119. DOI. Abstract.