Selected Bibliography

Below is a selection of Brian’s work.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles Peer-Edited Editorials
Books, Chapters, Forewords, and Prefaces
Book Reviews
Symposia Proceedings
Letters to Editors
Government Documents
Encyclopedia Entries
Other Publications


Czech, B. 2013. Supply Shock: Economic Growth at the Crossroads and the Steady State Solution. New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, British Columbia. 400pp.

Czech, B. 2000. Shoveling Fuel For A Runaway Train: Errant Economists, Shameful Spenders, And A Plan To Stop Them All. University of California Press, Berkeley. 210pp.

Czech, B., and P. R. Krausman. 2001. The Endangered Species Act: History, Conservation Biology, and Public Policy. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD. 212pp.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Peer-Edited Editorials

Czech, B., J. H. Mills Busa, and R. M. Brown. 2012. Effects of economic growth on biodiversity in the United StatesNatural Resources Forum 36:160-166.

Limburg, K. E., R. M. Hughes, D. C. Jackson, and B. Czech. 2011. Human population increase, economic growth, and fish conservation: collision course or savvy stewardship?  Fisheries 36(1):27-34.

Czech, B., and H. Daly. 2009. Die steady-state-ökonomie: was sie ausmacht, was sie mit sich bringt und was sie genau bedeutet. Wissenschaft & Umwelt Interdisziplinär 13:115-121. (Translated and reprinted from Czech and Daly 2004).

Czech, B. 2009. The neoclassical production function as a relic of anti-George politics: implications for ecological economics. Ecological Economics 68:2193-2197.

Czech, B. 2008. Prospects for reconciling the conflict between economic growth and biodiversity conservation with technological progress. Conservation Biology 22(6):1389-1398.

Czech, B., R. Heitschmidt, J. Brown, and A. Hild  2008. Sustainable rangeland management, economic growth, and a cautious role for the SRM. Rangelands 30(6):33-37.

Czech, B. 2007. The foundation of a new conservation movement: professional society positions on economic growth. Bioscience 57(1):6-7.

Daly, H. E., B. Czech, D. L. Trauger, W. E. Rees, M. Grover, T. Dobson, and S. C. Trombulak. 2007. Are we consuming too much – for what?  Conservation Biology 21:1359-1362.

Czech, B. 2006. If Rome is burning, why are we fiddling?  Conservation Biology 20(6):1563-1565.

Bigford, T., K. Hyatt, T. Dobson, V. Poage, L. Reynolds, B. Czech, B. Hughes, J. Meldrim, P. L. Angermeier, B. Gray, J. Whitehead, L. Hushak, and F. Lupi. 2006. Economic growth and fish conservationFisheries 31(8):404-409.

Czech, B., S. K. Alam, P. A. Angermeier, S. M. Coghlan, G. F. Hartman, L. Krall, J. V. Mead, T. G. Northcote, P. Pister, K. M. Reed, C. A. Rose, J. A. Thompson, and P. F. Thompson. 2006. Economic growth, fish conservation, and the American Fisheries Society: conclusion to a forum, beginning of a movement?  Fisheries 31(1):40-43.

Huettmann, F., and B. Czech. 2006. Taking marine seabird conservation seriously: towards a steady state economy for the Pacific and beyondPacific Seabirds 33(2):52-54.

Huettmann, F., and B. Czech. 2006. The steady state economy for global shorebird and habitat conservationEndangered Species Research 2:89-92.

Czech, B., P. Pister, and L. Krall. 2005. A special class of neoclassical economists. Fisheries 30(4):34-35.

Czech, B. 2005. The capacity of the National Wildlife Refuge System to conserve threatened and endangered animal species in the United States. Conservation Biology 19(4):1246-1253.

Czech, B. 2004. A chronological frame of reference for ecological integrity and natural conditions. Natural Resources Journal 44(4):1113-1136.

Czech, B., and P. Pister. 2005. Economic growth, fish conservation, and the American Fisheries Society: Introduction to a special series. Fisheries 30(1):38-40.

Dietz, R., and B. Czech. 2005. Conservation deficits for the continental United States: an ecosystem gap analysis. Conservation Biology 19(5):1478-1487.

Miller-Reed, K., and B. Czech. 2005. Causes of fish endangerment in the United States, or the structure of the American economy. Fisheries 30(7):36-38.

Czech, B., and H. Daly. 2004. The steady state economy: what it is, entails, and connotes. Wildlife Society Bulletin 32(2):598-605.

Czech, B., P. Angermeier, H. Daly, P. Pister, and R. Hughes.  2004. Fish conservation, sustainable fisheries, and economic growth: No more fish stories. Fisheries 29(8):36-37.

Czech, B. 2004. Guest Editorial: Taking on the economic triangle!  Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2(5):227.

Pergams, O. R. W., B. Czech, J. C. Haney, and D. Nyberg. 2004. Linkage of conservation activity to trends in the U.S. economy. Conservation Biology 18(6):1617-1623.

Czech, B. 2003. Technological progress and biodiversity conservation: A dollar spent a dollar burned. Conservation Biology 17(5):1455-1457.

Czech, B. , E. Allen, D. Batker, P. Beier, H. Daly, J. Erickson, P. Garrettson, V. Geist, J. Gowdy, L. Greenwalt, H. Hands, P. Krausman, P. Magee, C. Miller, K. Novak, G. Pullis, C. Robinson, J. Santa-Barbara, J. Teer, D. Trauger, and C. Willer. 2003. The iron triangle: Why The Wildlife Society needs to take a position on economic growth. Wildlife Society Bulletin 31(2):574-577.

Czech, B. 2002. A transdisciplinary approach to conservation land acquisition. Conservation Biology 16(6):1488-1497.

Czech, B. 2002. The imperative of macroeconomics for ecologists. Bioscience 52(11):964-966.

Czech, B. 2002. The wildlife profession, the World Trade Center, and the conservation ethic. Wildlife Society Bulletin 30(1):280-281.

Czech, B. 2001. A potential catch-22 for a sustainable American ideology. Ecological Economics 39(1):3-12.

Czech, B. 2001. Incorporating nonhuman knowledge into the philosophy of science. Wildlife Society Bulletin 29(2):665-674.

Czech, B., and R. Borkhataria. 2001. The relationship of political party affiliation to wildlife conservation attitudes. Politics and the Life Sciences 20(1):3-12.

Czech, B., P. K. Devers, and P. R. Krausman. 2001. The relationship of gender to species conservation attitudes. Wildlife Society Bulletin 29(1):187-194.

Czech, B. 2000. The importance of ecological economics to wildlife conservation. Wildlife Society Bulletin 28(1):2-3.

Czech, B. 2000. Economic growth as the limiting factor for wildlife conservation. Wildlife Society Bulletin 28(1):4-14.

Czech, B., and P. R. Krausman. 1999. Public opinion on endangered species conservation and policy. Society and Natural Resources 12:469-479.

Czech, B., and P. R. Krausman. 1997. Distribution and causation of species endangerment in the United States. Science 277:1116-1117.

Czech, B., and P. R. Krausman. 1997. Public opinion on species and endangered species conservationEndangered Species Update 14(5&6):7-10.

Czech, B., P. R. Krausman, and R. Borkhataria. 1998. Social construction, political power, and the allocation of benefits to endangered species. Conservation Biology 12:1103-1112.

Czech, B., and P. R. Krausman. 1997. Implications of an ecosystem management literature review. Wildlife Society Bulletin 25(3):667-675.

Czech, B. 1995. Ecosystem management is no paradigm shift; let’s try conservation. Journal of Forestry 93(12):17-23.

Book Chapters, Forewords, and Prefaces

Czech, B. 2013. The imperative of steady state economics for wild animal welfare. Pages 171-182 in M. Bekoff, ed. Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois.

Czech, B. 2012. An epitaph for the poles?  Foreword to F. Huettmann, ed. Protection of the Three Poles. Springer Japan.

Czech, B., and R. B. Richardson. 2011. The economics of cumulative effects: ecological and macro by nature. Pages 63-80 in P. R. Krausman and L. K. Harris, eds. Cumulative Effects in Wildlife Management: A Critical Aspect of Impact Mitigation. Taylor and Francis, London.

Czech, B. 2010. May there be Dalyists: politics for a steady state economy. In J. Farley, ed., Herman Daly Festschrift (e-book). National Council for Science and the Environment, Washington, DC.

Czech, B. 2007. The steady state economy, habitat stability, and the humane treatment of wild animals. Pages 143-157 in D. Salem, ed. The State of the Animals IV: 2006. Humane Society Press, Washington, DC.

Czech, B. 2006. The steady state revolution as a prerequisite for wildlife conservation and ecological sustainability. In D. M. Lavigne, ed. Gaining Ground: In Pursuit of Ecological Sustainability. International Fund for Animal Welfare, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, and the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.

Book Reviews

Czech, B. 2004. Finally, a bona fide ecological economics textbook. Book review of Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications (Daly and Farley 2003). Ecology 85(9):2638-2639.

Czech, B. 2004. Demand-side disutility. Book review of Supply-Side Sustainability (Allen et al. 2003). Ecology 85(4):1168-1169.

Czech, B. 2003. Roll over, Adam Smith: the “new economy of nature” overlooks the origins of money. Book review of The New Economy of Nature: the Quest to Make Conservation Profitable (Daily and Ellison 2002). Bioscience 53(2):180-183.

Czech, B. 2002. Julian Simon Redux. Book review of The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World (Lomborg 2001). Conservation Biology: 16:570-571.

Czech, B. 2002. [Book review of] Fate of the Wild: The Endangered Species Act and the Future of Biodiversity (Burgess 2001). Environmental Conservation 29(3):404-406.

Czech, B. 2002. The world and the wild and much, much more. Book review of The World and the Wild (Berry 2001). Journal of Global Ecology and Biogeography 11(4):349-350.

Czech, B. 2001. Market-based conservation: ironic, oxymoronic, and plausible. Book review of Nature and the Marketplace: Capturing the Value of Ecosystem Services (G. Heal). Bioscience 51(4):320-322.

Czech, B. 2001. [Book review of] People, Plants, and Justice: The Politics of Nature Conservation (Zerner 2000). Environmental Conservation 28(4):383-385.

Czech, B. 2001. Straw men in No Man’s Garden. Book review of No Man’s Garden: Thoreau and a New Vision for Civilization and Nature (Botkin 2000). Bioscience 51:(3):250-255.

Czech, B. 2000. [Book review of] Averting Extinction: Reconstructing Endangered Species Recovery (Clark 1997). Human Dimensions of Wildlife 4(4):81-83.

Symposia Proceedings

Czech, B. 2006. Maintaining the biological integrity, diversity, and environmental health of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Pages 329-334 in D. Harmon, ed. People, Places, and Parks: Proceedings of the 2005 George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites. George Wright Society, Hancock, Michigan.

Santa-Barbara, J., B. Czech, H. E. Daly, J. Farley, and D. Malghan. Sustainable scale in environmental education: three rules, two perspectives, one overriding policy objective, and six cultural shifts. Proceedings of the Centre for Environment Education 2005 Conference, Ahemedabad, Gujurat, India.

Czech, B. 2005. Urbanization as a threat to biodiversity: trophic theory, economic geography, and implications for conservation land acquisition. Pages 8-13 in D. N. Bengston, ed. Policies for Managing Urban Growth and Landscape Change: A Key to Conservation in the 21st Century. General Technical Report NC-265. United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Czech, B. 2000. Economic growth, ecological economics, and wilderness preservation. Pages 194-200 in McCool, S. F., D. N. Cole, W. T. Borrie, and J. O’Loughlin, compilers. Wilderness Science in a Time of Change Conference - Volume 2: Wilderness Within the Context of Larger Systems. United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-2.

Czech, B., and L. A. Tarango. 1998. Wildlife as an economic staple; an example from the San Carlos Apache Reservation. Pages 209-215 in G. J. Gottfried, C. B. Edminster, and M. C. Dillon, compilers. Cross Border Waters: Fragile Treasures for the 21st Century. Ninth U.S./Mexico Conference on Recreation, Parks, and Wildlife. U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Letters to Editors

Czech, B. 2009. The self-sufficient services fallacy. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7(5):240-241.

Czech, B. 2007. Ecological and environmental policies versus a steady state economy in times of crisis: response to Folmer and Piersma. Conservation Biology 21:1137-1138.

Czech, B. 2007. The advocacy and science divide. Conservation Biology 21:902-903.

Czech, B., D. L. Trauger, J. Farley, R. Costanza, H. E. Daly, C. A. S. Hall, R. F. Noss, L. Krall, and P. R. Krausman. 2005. Establishing indicators for biodiversity. Science 308:791-792.

Czech, B. 2004. Terms of endearment for a steady state economy. Response to “The Dynamic Steady State Economy” by T. A. Okey et al. (2004), Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6(8):402.

Czech, B. 2004. Conflating economic growth with affluence. Response to “The Real Enemy is Poverty, Not Affluence” by P. P. Geddes (2004). Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2(6):289-290.

Czech, B., P. Magee, D. Trauger, E. Allen, and H. Hands. 2004. David M. Johns’s “Necessity of New Alliances”: an Immediate Opportunity. Conservation Biology 18(1):9.

Czech, B. 2002. Economic bloating and biodiversity (Response to D. Boersma et al. “How Good Are Endangered Species Recovery Plans?”). Bioscience 52(3):212-213.

Czech, B. 2001. Response to Lee M. Talbot’s “What Straw Men?”  Bioscience 51(9):701.

Czech, B. 2000. Costs of environmental protection; response to “The value of nature and the nature of value” by Daily et al. (2000). Science Online 290(5491).

Government Documents

Czech, B., D. Darr, M. Delfs, P. Giessler, R. Guldin, R. Hendricks, W. Lange, R. McWilliams, S. Moffit, and D. Radloff (Core Team). 2004. National Report on Sustainable Forests - 2003. FS-766, United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington, DC.

Czech, B et al. 2001. Policy on maintaining the biological integrity, diversity, and environmental health of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Federal Register 66(10):3810-3823.

Czech, B. 1994. The feasibility of reintroducing wood bison (Bison bison athabascae) to the Yukon Flats of Alaska. Final Report to the Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments, Fort Yukon, Alaska.

Czech, B. 1993. Statement of Brian Czech (Director, San Carlos Recreation & Wildlife Department, San Carlos Apache Tribe). Pages 183-189 in Report of the Oversight Hearing before the Committee on Natural Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress. U.S. Government Printing Office, Serial No. 103-5.


1999-present. Numerous reviews and editor services provided for Bioscience, Conservation Biology, Ecological Economics, Environmental Management, Environmental Values, Fisheries, Global Ecology and Biogeography, Human Dimensions of Wildlife, Society and Natural Resources, Social Science Research Wildlife Society Bulletin, and Wildlife Professional.

Encyclopedia Entries

Czech, B. 2013. Ecological economics. Pages 825-844 in N. MacLeod, editor in chief, Grzimek’s animal life encyclopedia: extinction. Gale Cengage Learning, Detroit, Michigan.

Czech, B. 2009. Ecological economics. Pages 363-394 in Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems. Developed under the auspices of UNESCO-EOLSS Publishers, Oxford, UK.

Czech, B. 2006. Steady state economy. In T. Tietenberg et al., editors, Encyclopedia of Earth, National Council for Science and the Environment, Washington, DC.

Other Publications

Czech, B. 2010. Foreword for D. O’Neill, ed. Enough is Enough: Proceedings of the Steady State Economy Conference at Leeds University. Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, Arlington, Virginia.

Trauger, D. L., B. Czech, J. D. Erickson, P. R. Garrettson, B. J. Kernohan, C. A. Miller. 2003. The relationship of economic growth to wildlife conservation. Wildlife Society Technical Review 03-1. The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, Maryland.

Czech, B., chief researcher. 2001. Paving paradise: sprawl’s impact on wildlife and wild places in California. National Wildlife Federation White Paper.

Czech, B. 1997. The Endangered Species Act, American democracy, and an omnibus role for public policy. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Arizona, Tucson.

Bigford, T., B. Czech, T. Dobson , R. Gray, R. Hughes, L. Hushak, K. Hyatt, G. Lomicky, F. Lupi, J. Meldrim, V. Poage, L. Reynolds, and J. Whitehead (American Fisheries Society Joint  Working Group on Economic Growth and Fisheries Fish Conservation). 2006. Study report and policy statement on economic growth and fish conservation. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.


The steady state revolution: uniting scientists and citizens for a sustainable society. Video written and produced by Brian Czech, released July 25, 2002 and converted to DVD in 2006.


Is there a conflict between economic growth and environmental protection?  Brian Czech vs. Dwight Lee, moderated by Susan Giusto. FMU Artist and Lecture Series, Francis Marion University, Florence, South Carolina, 24 October 2005. DVD and VHS video produced by Francis Marion University.

Is there a conflict between economic growth and environmental protection?  Brian Czech vs. Lester Lave, moderated by Chris Moore. Live debate on WQED TV, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 7:30 p.m., 23 April 2004. Video produced by WQED TV.

Is there a conflict between economic growth and wildlife conservation?  Brian Czech vs. Jonathan Haufler. Hosted by the Biological Diversity Working Group at The Wildlife Society Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, September 2000.