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Velásquez Runk, J., T. Peña Conquista, and C. Peña Ismare. 2019. Animal transference and transformation among Wounaan.  Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology. https://doi-org/


Velásquez Runk, J. and C. Carpio Opua. 2018. The collaborative process in a Wounaan meu language documentation project.  In Shannon Bischoff and Carmen Jany, eds. Pp. 202-216. Insights from Practices in Community-Based Research: From Theory to Practice around the Globe. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.


Velásquez Runk, J. 2017. Crafting Wounaan Landscapes: Identity, Art, and Environmental Governance in Panama’s Darién. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.


Dyer, J. L., S. Tanner, J. Velasquez Runk, C. Mertzlufft, N. Gottdenker. 2016. Deforestation, dogs, and zoonotic disease.  Anthropology News.


Velásquez Runk, J. 2015.  Creating wild Darién: Centuries of Darién’s imaginative geography and its lasting effects.  Journal of Latin American Geography 14(3): 127-156.


Velásquez Runk, J. 2014. Enriching indigenous knowledge scholarship via collaborative methodologies: Beyond the high tide’s few hours. Ecology and Society. 19(4): 37.


PagesVelásquez Runk, Julie. 2012. Indigenous land and environmental conflicts in Panama: Neoliberal multiculturalism, changing legislation, and human rights. Journal of Latin American Geography 11(2): 21-47.



CoverVelásquez Runk, Julia, Mònica Martínez Mauri, Blas Quintero Sánchez, Jorge Sarsaneda del Cid. 2011. Pueblos Indígenas en Panamá: Una Bibliografia. Panamá: Acción Cultural Ngöbe. 541pp.



Pages Velásquez Runk, Julia, Mònica Martínez Mauri, Blas Quintero Sánchez, Jorge Sarsaneda del Cid. 2011. Introducción: Los documentos sobre los pueblos indígenas de Panamá. In Julia Velásquez Runk et al., eds. Pp. 7-53. Pueblos Indígenas en Panamá: Una Bibliografia. Panamá: Acción Cultural Ngöbe.


PagesVelásquez Runk, J., Gervacio Ortíz Negría, Leonardo Peña Conquista, Gelo Mejía Peña, Freicer Peña Cheucarama, and Yani Cheucarama Chiripua. 2010. Landscapes, legibility, and conservation planning: Multiple representations of forest use in Panama. Conservation Letters 3: 167-176. 


PagesVelásquez Runk, J. 2009. Social and river networks for the trees: Wounaan’s riverine rhizomic cosmos and arboreal environmental conservation. American Anthropologist 111(4): 456-467. 



PagesReynertson, Kurt, Julie Velásquez Runk, and Nat Bletter. 2008. Artificae plantae: The taxonomy, ecology, and ethnobotany of the Simulacraceae. Annals of Improbable Research 14(1): 6-10. 



PagesVelásquez Runk, J., Gervacio Ortíz Negría, Wilio Quintero García, and Cristobalino Quiróz Ismare. 2007. Political economic history, culture, and Wounaan livelihood diversity in eastern Panama. Agriculture and Human Values 24: 93-106. 


PagesBletter, Nat, Kurt Reynertson, and Julie Velásquez Runk. 2007. Plantae artificiae: The taxonomy, ecology, and ethnobotany of the Simulacraceae. Ethnobotany Research and Applications 5: 159-178. 



PagesVelásquez Runk, J., Floriselda Peña, and Pinel Mepaquito. 2004. Artisanal non-timber forest products in Darién Province, Panamá: The importance of context. Conservation and Society, 2(2): 217-234. 



PagesVelásquez Runk, J. 2001. An interesting population of Phytelephas from Panamá. Palms 45(4): 196-199. 



PagesVelásquez Runk, J. 2001. Wounaan and Emberá use of the fiber palm Astrocaryum standleyanum (Arecaceae) for basketry in Eastern Panamá. Economic Botany 55(1): 72-82. 



CoverVelásquez Runk, Julia and James Dalling. 2001. La artesanía de la tagua y el cocobolo en las comunidades Wounaan y Emberá de Darién. In Stanley Heckadon-Moreno, ed. Pp. 187-192. Panamá: Puente Biológico. Panamá: Instituto Smithsonian de Investigaciones Tropicales.


PagesArmbruster, W.S., V.S. DiStilio, J. Tuxill, T.C. Flores, and J. Velásquez Runk. 1999. Covariance and decoupling of floral and vegetative traits in nine Neotropical plants: A re-evaluation of Berg’s correlation-pleiades concept. American Journal of Botany 86(1):39-55. 


PagesVelásquez Runk, J. 1998. Productivity and sustainability of a vegetable ivory palm (Phytelephas aequatorialis) under three management regimes in northwestern Ecuador. Economic Botany 52(2): 168-182. 



Pages St. Antoine, Sara and Julie Velásquez Runk. 1996. Biodiversity: From sea to shining sea. Science Scope Nov/Dec 1996: 34-37.


CoverVelásquez Runk, Julie, Nadine Freeman, y Rodrigo Calero. 1995. La Tagua: Historia y Manejo. Quito: CIDESA. 20pp.