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Myron Gutmann's Select Publications


Gutmann, Myron, G.D. Deane, Kenneth M. Sylvester, and E.R. Merchant. 2011. Navigating Time and Space in Population Studies. New York : Springer. Abstract.

Gutmann, Myron, and Paul Stern. 2007. Putting People on the Map: Protecting Confidentiality with Linked Social-Spatial Data. Washington DC : National Academy Press. Abstract.

Benedict, Philip, and Myron Gutmann. 2005. Early modern Europe : from crisis to stability. Newark: University of Delaware Press.

Journal Articles

Sylvester, Kenneth M., Myron Gutmann, and Daniel G. Brown. 2016. "At the margins: agriculture, subsidies and the shifting fate of North America's native grassland." Population and Environment, 37(3): 362-390. DOI. Abstract.

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.

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.

Carroll, T., and Myron Gutmann. 2011. "The Limits of Autonomy: The Belmont Report and the History of Childhood." Journal of the History of Medicine and the Allied Sciences, 66(1): 82-115. PMCID: PMC2998285. DOI. Abstract.

Leonard, Susan Hautaniemi, Myron Gutmann, and Glenn D. Deane. 2011. "Household and Farm Transitions in Environmental Context." Population and Environment, 32(4): 287-317. PMCID: PMC3105790. Abstract.

Gratton, Brian, and Myron Gutmann. 2010. "Emptying the nest: older men in the United States, 1880-2000." Population and Development Review, 36(2): 331 - 356. DOI. Abstract.

Gutmann, Myron, and V. Field. 2010. "Katrina in historical context: environment and migration in the US." Population and Environment, 31(1-3): 3-19. PMCID: PMC2860332. DOI. Abstract.

Abrahamson, M., K. Bollen, Myron Gutmann, G. King, and Amy M. Pienta. 2009. "Preserving Quantitative Research-Elicited Data for Longitudinal Analysis. New Developments in Archiving Survey Data in the US." Historical Social Research-Historische Sozialforschung, 34(3): 51-59. Abstract.

Alter, George C., Kees Mandemakers, and Myron Gutmann. 2009. "Defining and Distributing Longitudinal Historical Data in a General Way Through an Intermediate Structure." Historical Social Research-Historische Sozialforschung, 34(3): 78-114. Abstract. Public Access.

Gutmann, Myron, Mark Abrahamson, Margaret O. Adams, Micah Altman, Caroline Arms, Kenneth) Bollen, Michael Carlson, Jonathan Crabtree, Darrell Donakowski, Gary King, Jared Lyle, Marc Maynard, Amy M. Pienta, Richard Rockwell, Lois Timms-Ferrara, and Copeland H. Young. 2009. "From Preserving the Past to Preserving the Future: The Data-PASS Project and the Challenges of Preserving Digital Social Science Data." Library Trends, 57(3): 315-337. Abstract.

Lazer, D., A. Pentland, L. Adamic, S. Aral, A.L. Barabasi, D. Brewer, N. Christakis, N. Contractor, J. Fowler, Myron Gutmann, T. Jebara, G. King, M. Macy, D. Roy, and M. Van Alstyne. 2009. "Life in the network: the coming age of computational social science." Science, 323(5915): 721-723. PMCID: PMC2745217. DOI. Abstract.

Rindfuss, R.R., B. Entwisle, S.J. Walsh, L. An, N. Badenoch, Daniel G. Brown, P. Deadman, T.P. Evans, J. Fox, J. Geoghegan, Myron Gutmann, M. Kelly, M. Linderman, Jianguo Liu, G.P. Malanson, C.F. Mena, J.P. Messina, E.F. Moran, D.C. Parker, W. Parton, P. Prasartkul, D.T. Robinson, Y. Sawangdee, L.K. Vanwey, and P.H. Verburg. 2008. "Land use change: complexity and comparisons." Journal of Land Use Science, 3: 1-10. PMCID: PMC2846795. DOI.

Gutmann, Myron, Kristine M. Witkowski, Corey Colyer, O'Rourke JoAnne McFarland, and James McNally. 2008. "Providing Spatial Data for Secondary Analysis: Issues and Current Practices Relating to Confidentiality." Population Research and Policy Review, 27(6): 639-665. PMCID: PMC2600804. DOI. Abstract.

Gratton, B., Myron Gutmann, and E. Skop. 2007. "Immigrants, their children, and theories of assimilation: family structure in the United States, 1880-1970." History of the Family, 12(3): 203-222. PMCID: PMC2194643. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Parton, W.J., Myron Gutmann, and D. Ojima. 2007. "Long-term trends in population, farm income, and crop production in the great plains." Bioscience, 57(9): 737-747. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Green, A. G., and Myron Gutmann. 2007. "Building Partnerships Among Social Science Researchers, Institution-based Repositories and Domain Specific Data Archives." OCLC Systems and Services: International Digital Library Perspectives, 23: 35-53. DOI.

Leonard, Susan Hautaniemi, and Myron Gutmann. 2006. "'The farm should provide our retirement:' Land-use plans in the aging farm population of the U.S. Great Plains." Great Plains Research, 16: 181-193. (Winner of the Leslie Hewes Award) Abstract.

Sylvester, Kenneth M., Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, and Myron Gutmann. 2006. "Demography and Environment in Grassland Settlement: Using Linked Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Data to Explore Household/Agricultural Systems." History and Computing, 14(1&2): 31-60.

Skop, E., B. Gratton, and Myron Gutmann. 2006. "La Frontera and Beyond: Geography and Demography in Mexican American History." Professional Geographer, 58(1): 78-98. DOI. Abstract.

Leonard, Susan Hautaniemi, and Myron Gutmann. 2005. "Isolated Elderly in the U.S. Great Plains: The Roles of Environment and Demography in Creating a Vulnerable Population." Annales de Démographie Historique, 2: 81-108. Abstract.

Alter, George C., and Myron Gutmann. 2005. "Belgian Historical Demography as Viewed from North America: Protoindustrialization, Fertility Decline, and the Use of Population Registers." Belgian Historical Demography, 35(4): 523-546. Public Access.

Parton, W.J., Myron Gutmann, S.A. Williams, M. Easter, and D. Ojima. 2005. "The Ecological Impact of Historical Land Use Patterns in the Great Plains: A Methodological Assessment." Ecological Applications, 15(6), 1915-1928. DOI. Abstract.

Gutmann, Myron, G.D. Deane, N. Lauster, and A. Peri. 2005. "Two population-environment regimes in the Great Plains of the United States, 1930-1990." Population and Environment, 27(2): 191-225. DOI. Abstract.

Deane, G., and Myron Gutmann. 2003. "Blowin' Down the Road: Investigating Bilateral Causality Between Dust Storms and Population in the Great Plains." Population Research and Policy Review, 22(4): 297-331. Abstract.

Wildsmith, E., Myron Gutmann, and B. Gratton. 2003. "Assimilation and Intermarriage for U.S. Immigrant Groups, 1880-1990." History of the Family, 8(4): 563-584. DOI. Abstract.

Parton, W.J., Myron Gutmann, and W.R. Travis. 2003. "Historical Land Use Change in Eastern Colorado." Great Plains Research, 13: 97-125.

Gutmann, Myron, S. Pullum-Pinon, and T.W. Pullum. 2002. "Three Eras of Young Adults Home Leaving in Twentieth-Century America." Journal of Social History, 35(3): 533-576. Abstract.

Gutmann, Myron, R. McCaa, R. Gutierrez-Montes, and B. Gratton. 2000. "The Demographic Impact of the Mexican Revolution in the United States." Historica Mexicana, 50: 145-165.

Gratton, B., and Myron Gutmann. 2000. "Hispanics in the United States 1850-1990: Estimates of Population Size and National Origin." Historical Methods, 33: 137-153. Abstract.

Gutmann, Myron, M. Haines, W.P. Frisbie, and K.S. Blanchard. 2000. "Intra-Ethnic Diversity in Hispanic Child Mortality, 1890-1910." Demography, 37: 467-475. Abstract.

Gutmann, Myron. 2000. "Scaling and Demographic Issues in Global Change Research." Climatic Change, 44(3): 377-391. Abstract.

Lauenroth, W.K., I.C. Burke, and Myron Gutmann. 2000. "The structure and function of ecosystems in the central North American grassland region." Great Plains Research, 9:223-259.


Leonard, Susan Hautaniemi, Myron Gutmann, Glenn D. Deane , and Kenneth M. Sylvester. 2010. "Drought and the Lifecycle/Landuse Trajectory in Agricultural Households." In Demographic Responses to Economic and Environmental Crises, Proceedings of the IUSSP Seminar May 21-23, 2009, Reitaku University edited by Satomi Kuroso, Tommy Bengtsson and Cameron Campbell. Kashiwa, Japan: Reitaku University.

Gutmann, Myron, G.D. Deane, and Kristine M. Witkowski. 2009. ""Finding Frontiers in the U.S.Great Plains from the End of the Civil War to the Eve of the Great Depression." In Navigating Time and Space in Population Studies edited by M.P. Gutmann, G.D.Deane, K.M. Sylvester, and E.R. Mercant. Springer.

Skop, E., B. Gratton, and Myron Gutmann. 2008. "Latinas/os (in) on the Border." In Latinas/os in the United States: Changing the Face of America edited by by Havid́́án Rodríguez; Rogelio Saenz; Cecilia Menjívar. New York : Springer Pub. Co.

Sylvester, Kenneth M., and Myron Gutmann. 2008. "Changing Agrarian Landscapes Across America: A Comparative Perspective." In Agrarian Landscapes in Transition edited by Charles Redman and David Foster. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Sylvester, Kenneth M., and Myron Gutmann. 2008. "Dustbowl Legacies: Long Term Change and Resilience in the Shortgrass Steppe." In Agrarian Landscapes in Transition edited by Charles Redman and David Foster. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gutmann, Myron, and Ben Tausig. 2006. "Weather." In Historical Statistics of the United States, Earliest Times to be Present: Millennial Edition edited by Susan B. Carter, Scott Sigmund Gartner, Michael R. Haines, Alan L. Olmstead, Richard Sutch, and Gavin Wright. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Gutmann, Myron. 2006. "The Consequences of War." In La Belgique espagnole et la Principaute de Liege (1585-1715) edited by Paul Janssens. Brussels: La Renaissance du Livre (Groupe Luc Pire).

Gutmann, Myron, W.J. Parton, G. Cunfer, and I.C. Burke. 2005. "Population and Environment in the U.S. Great Plains." In Population, Land Use, and Environment: Research Directions edited by Paul Stern and Barbara Entwisle. Washington: National Academy Press.

Gutmann, Myron, Sara Pullum-Pinon, Susan Gonzalez-Baker, and Ingrid Burke. 2004. "German-origin settlement and agricultural land use in the twentieth-century Great Plains." In German-American immigration and ethnicity in comparative perspective edited by Wolfgang Helbich and Walter D. Kamphoefner. 138-170. Madison, WI : Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, University of Wisconsin.

Gutmann, Myron, S. Pullum, S.G. Baker, and I.C. Burke. 2004. "German-Origin Settlement and Agricultural Land Use in the Twentieth Century Great Plains." In German-American Immigration and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective edited by W. Kamphoefner and W. Helbich. 136-168. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Condon, K., J. Davidson, Myron Gutmann, J. Rose, and M.R. Haines. 2002. "Quality of Life on the 19th Century U.S. Western Frontier: The Health of African Americans." In The Backbone of History edited by R. Steckel and J. Rose. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Gutmann, Myron, J. Rose, M.R. Haines, K. Condon, and C. Condon. 2002. "The Quality of African-American Life in the Old Southwest near the Turn of the Twentieth Century." In Backbone of History edited by R. Steckel and J. Rose. 226-277. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Gutmann, Myron, and Sara M. Pullum. 2001. "From Local to National Political Cultures: Social Capital and Civic Organization in the Great Plains." In Patterns of Social Capital: Stability and Change in Historical Perspective edited by Robert I Rotberg. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.