William C. Clark

William C. Clark

Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development
William C. Clark

Research Interests

Sustainable development; Interactions of environment, development, and security concerns in international affairs, with special emphasis on the role of science and technology

Related Publications

Clark, William C. & Alicia G Harley. 2020. "Sustainability Science: Toward a Synthesis." Annual Review of Environment and Resources 45: 331–86.

Collins, Ross D., Noelle E. Selin, Olivier L. de Weck, and William C. Clark. 2017. "Using Inclusive Wealth for Policy Evaluation: Application to Electricity Infrastructure Planning in Oil-Exporting Countries." Ecological Economics 133: 23-34.

Clark, William C., Nancy M. Dickson, and Pamela A. Matson. 2016. "Knowledge Systems for Sustainable Development" (Special Feature Based on a Sackler Colloquium of the National Academy of Sciences). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113 (17): 4750-4622.

Matson, Pamela, William C. Clark and Krister Andersson. 2016. Pursuing sustainability: A guide to the science and practice. Princeton University Press.

Anadon, Laura Diaz, Gabriel Chan, Alicia G. Harley, Kira Matus, Suerie Moon, Sharmila L. Murthy, and William C. Clark. 2016. "Making Technological Innovation Work for Sustainable Development." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi:10.1073/pnas.1525004113. http://pnas.org/content/early/2016/08/11/1525004113.abstract.

Clark, W.C., Tomich, T.P., van Noordwijk, M., Guston, D., Catacutan, D., Dickson, N.M. & McNie, E. 2016, "Boundary work for sustainable development: Natural resource management at the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(17): 4615-22. (Originally published on line 2011 at doi: 10.1073/pnas.0900231108).

Anadon, Laura Diaz, Gabriel Chan, Alicia Harley, Kira Matus, Suerie Moon, Sharmila L. Murthy, and William C. Clark. 2015. "Making Technological Innovation Work for Sustainable Development." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-079. 2015.

Cavender-Bares, J., Hefferman, J., King, E., Polasky, S., Balvanera, P. & Clark, W.C. 2013, "Sustainability and Biodiversity" in Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, ed. S.A. Levin, 2nd edn, Academic Press, Waltham, MA, Vol. 7, pp. 71-84. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-384719-5.00390-7

Matus, K.J.M., Clark, W.C., Anastas, P.T. & Zimmerman, J.B. 2012, "Barriers to the Implementation of Green Chemistry in the United States", Environmental science & technology, vol. 46, no. 20, pp. 10892-10899. doi:10.1021/es3021777

Chapin, F.S., Carpenter, S.R., Kofinas, G.P., Folke, C., Abel, N., Clark, W.C., Olsson, P., Smith, D.M., Walker, B., Young, O.R., Berkes, F., Biggs, R., Grove, J.M., Naylor, R.L., Pinkerton, E., Steffen, W. & Swanson, F.J. 2010, "Ecosystem stewardship: sustainability strategies for a rapidly changing planet", Trends in Ecology & Evolution, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 241-249.

Levin, S.A. & Clark, W.C. 2010. "Toward a Science of Sustainability: Report from Toward a Science of Sustainability Conference, Airlie Center, Warrenton, Virginia, November 29, 2009 - December 2, 2009." Center for International Development Working Paper, Report196. , (Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA).

Clark, W.C., Szlezak, N.A., Moon, S., Bloom, B.R., Keusch, G.T., Michaud, C.M., Jamison, D.T., Frenk, J. & Kilama, W.L. 2010. "The Global Health System: Institutions in a Time of Transition." Center for International Development Working Paper, Report193. , (Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA).

Moon, S., Szlezak, N.A., Michaud, C.M., Jamison, D.T., Keusch, G.T., Clark, W.C. & Bloom, B.R. 2010, "The Global Health System: Lessons for a Stronger Institutional Framework", Plos Medicine, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. e1000193.

Szlezák, N.A., Bloom, B.R., Jamison, D.T., Keusch, G.T., Michaud, C.M., Moon, S. & Clark, W.C. 2010, "The Global Health System: Actors, Norms, and Expectations in Transition ", PLoS Med, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. e1000183.

Clark, W.C. 2009, "Nurturing sustainability", Issues in Science & Technology, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 9-10.

Kristjanson, P., Reid, R.S., Dickson, N., Clark, W.C., Romney, D., Puskur, R., MacMillan, S. & Grace, D. 2009, "Linking international agricultural research knowledge with action for sustainable development", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 106, no. 13, pp. 5047-5052.

Reid, R.S., Nkedianye, D., Said, M.Y., Kaelo, D., Neselle, M., Makui, O., Onetu, L., Kiruswa, S., Kamuaro, N.O., Kristjanson, P., Ogutu, J., BurnSilver, S.B., Goldman, M.J., Boone, R.B., Galvin, K.A., Dickson, N.M. & Clark, W.C. 2009, "Evolution of models to support community and policy action with science: Balancing pastoral livelihoods and wildlife conservation in savannas of East Africa", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U. S. A., Early Edition, , pp. doi:10.1073/pnas.0900313106.

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