This page includes my publications, both scholarly papers and articles for general audiences. The scholarly papers are behind a paywall, if you’d like to read one and don’t have access please send me an email. For more context on my research projects and summaries of the results, visit the Research page.

Refereed Journal Articles


Gonzalez, David J.X., Aubrey Arain, and Luis E. Fernandez. 2019. Mercury exposure, risk factors, and perceptions among women of childbearing age in an artisanal gold mining region of the Peruvian Amazon. Environmental Research.

Marklein, Alison R., Joy B. Winbourne, Sara K. Enders, David J.X. Gonzalez, Tiff L. van Huysen, Jorge E. Izquierdo, Derrick R. Light, Daniel Liptzin, Kimberley E. Miller, Scott L. Morford, Robert A. Norton, and Benjamin Z. Houlton. 2015. Mineralization ratios of nitrogen and phosphorous from decomposing litter in temperate versus tropical forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography.

Farrer, Emily C., Isabel W. Ashton, Marko J. Spasojevic, Shiyang Fu, David J.X. Gonzalez, and Katharine N. Suding. 2015. Indirect effects of global change accumulate to alter plant diversity but not ecosystem function in alpine tundra. Journal of Ecology.

Under Review

Gonzalez, David J.X., Allison R. Sherris, Wei Yang, David K. Stevenson, Amy M. Padula, Michael Baiocchi, Marshall Burke, Mark R. Cullen, and Gary M. Shaw. Oil and gas drilling and risk of spontaneous preterm birth in the San Joaquin Valley, California: A case-control study.

In Preparation

Gonzalez, David J.X., Jesus Oliviero-Verbal, Karina Caballero Gallardo, Katy Ashe, Julio Araujo, Chris Field, and Luis E. Fernandez. Intersectional disparities in mercury exposure among subpopulations of concern in Madre de Dios, Peru.

Other Publications

Treaty Does Not Stop Illicit Mercury Trade in South America, YaleGlobal, 2/2018

Opportunities, Not Oppression, to Stop Illegal Mining in the Peruvian Amazon, YaleGlobal, 2/2016

How Scientific Activism Helped Bring Flint’s Lead Crisis to Light, ActivistLab, 2/2016

Fear in the time of Ebola, David J.X. Gonzalez and Emma Roth, Yale Daily News, 12/2015

Fear, Politics, and Ebola: How Quarantines Hurt the Fight Against Ebola and Violate the Constitution, report from the American Civil Liberties Union and the Yale Global Health Justice Program, 12/2015

Wind, Bile, and Phlegm, Sage Magazine, 3/2014