David Letson, "Climate Change and Food Security: Florida’s Agriculture in the Coming Decades" In World Agricultural Resources and Food Security. Online: 18 Jul 2017; 85-102. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1574-871520170000017007
G. Anderson, J. Clements, G. Fleming, T. Frei, H. Kootval, D. Kull, J. Lazo, D. Letson, B. Mills, A. Perrels, D. Rogers, C. Vaughan and J. Zillman. 2015. Valuing Weather and Climate: Economic Assessment of Meteorological and Hydrological Services. World Meteorological Association Report #1153. Online: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwdvoC9AeWjUX2dJblR6WlMybU0/view
J. Vogel, D. Letson, C. Herrick. 2017. “A framework for climate services evaluation and its application to the Caribbean Agrometeorological Initiative” Climate Services 6: 65-76. doi.org/10.1016/j.cliser.2017.07
Solís, D., L. Perruso, J. del Corral, B. Stoffle and D. Letson. “Measuring the Initial Economic Effects of Hurricanes on Commercial Fish Production: The US Gulf of Mexico Grouper (Serranidae) Fishery”. Natural Hazards 66 (2): 271-289.
Kelly, D.L.; D. Letson; F. Nelson; D.S. Nolan and D. Solís 2012. Evolution of Subjective Hurricane Risk Perceptions: A Bayesian Approach. Journal of Economic Organization and Behavior 81(2): 644-63.
Solís, D., M. Thomas and D. Letson. 2010. An empirical evaluation of the determinants of household hurricane evacuation choice.Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics 2(3): 188-196.
Carter, D.W. and D. Letson. 2009. Structural Vector Error Correction Modeling of Integrated Sportfishery Data. Marine Resource Economics 24(1):19-41.
Letson, D.; C.E. Laciano; F.E. Bert; E.U. Weber; R.W. Katz; X.I. Gonzalez; and G.P. Podestá. 2009. Value of Perfect ENSO Phase Predictions for Agriculture: Evaluating the Impact of Land Tenure and Decision Objectives. Climatic Change 97: 145-170.
Letson, D. 2008. Oceans and Human Health: Human Dimensions. Ch. 5, pp. 91-98 in: Oceans and Human Health: Risks and Remedies from the Sea, P.J. Walsh, S.L. Smith, L.E. Fleming, H. Solo-Gabriele and W.H. Gerwick, eds. Elsevier.
Letson, D.; D. Sutter and J. Lazo. 2007. The Economic Value of Hurricane Forecasts: An Overview and Research Needs. Natural Hazards Review 8(3): 78-86.
Letson, D., G.P. Podestá, C.D. Messina and R.A. Ferreyra. 2005. The Uncertain Value of Perfect ENSO Phase Forecasts. Climatic Change 69(2-3): 163-96.
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Editor: Weather, Climate and Society, American Meteorological Society; 2012 - 2014
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