Kates, R. W., ed. 2011. From the Unity of Nature to Sustainability Science: Ideas and Practice. CID Working Paper No. 218. Center for International Development, Harvard University. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University.
Kates, R. W. 2011. Gilbert F. White, 1911-2006, A Biographical Memoir. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences.
Kates, R. W., ed. 2010. Readings in Sustainability Science and Technology. CID Working Paper No. 213. Center for International Development, Harvard University.
Kates, R. W., 2003. The Nexus and the Neem Tree; Globalization and a Transition Toward Sustainability, in J.G. Speth( ed.), Worlds Apart: Globalization and the Environment, Island Press, pp. 85-107.
Kates, R.W., 2001. Queries on the Human Use of the Earth, Annual Review of Energy and Environment, Vol. 26, pp. 1-26.
Kates, R. W., 1996. Population, Technology, and the Human Environment: A Thread Through Time, Daedalus Vol.125 No. 3, pp.1-29.
Kates, R. W. and W. C. Clark, 1996. Environmental Surprise: Expecting the Unexpected, Environment, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 6-11, 28-34.
Kates, R. W., 1995. Presidential Address: Labnotes from the Jeremiah Experiment: Hope for a Sustainable Transition, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 85 No.4, pp. 623-640.
Turner II, B. L., R. W. Kates, and W. B. Meyer, 1994. The Earth As Transformed by Human Action in Retrospect, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol.84 No. 4, pp. 711-715; 729-731.
Kates, R. W. and V. Haarmann, 1992. Where the Poor Live: Are the Assumptions Correct?, Environment, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 4-11, 25-28.
Ward, H. R. and R. W. Kates, 1990. Will Rhode Island Be the First Green State?, Environment, October 1990, Vol. 32, No. 8, pp. 10-15, 34-38.
Kates, R. W., 1987. The Human Environment: The Road Not Taken, The Road Still Beckoning, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 77, No. 4, pp. 525-534.
Burton, I. and R. W. Kates, 1986. The Great Climacteric, 1798-2048: The Transition to a Just and Sustainable Human Environment, in Robert W. Kates and Ian Burton (eds.), Geography, Resources, and Environment, Volume II, Themes from the Work of Gilbert F. White, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 339-360.
Kates, R. W., 1983. The Human Environment: Penultimate Problems of Survival, The 1983 Reuben G. Gustavson Memorial Lecture, Boulder, CO: Institute of Behavioral Science, Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center Special Publication No. 6.
Kates, R. W., 1983. Part and Apart: Issues in Humankind's Relationship to the Natural World, in F. Kenneth Hare (ed.), The Experiment of Life: Science and Religion, University of Toronto Press, pp. 151-180.
Kates, R. W., 1983. Review of The African Child and His Environment by R. Ogbonna Chuche and Barnabas Otaala, Network for Environment and Development, Vol. 3, No. 1.
Hare, F. K., R. W. Kates, and A. Warren, 1977. The Making of Deserts: Climate, Ecology, and Society, Economic Geography, Vol. 53, No. 4, pp. 332-346.
Kates, R. W., D. L. Johnson, and K. Johnson Haring, 1977. Population, Society and Desertification, in Desertification: Its Causes and Consequences, Pergamon Press, pp. 261-318.
Burton, I., R. W. Kates, and A. Kirkby, 1974. Geography, in A.E. Utton and D.H. Henning (eds.), Interdisciplinary Environmental Approaches, Educational Media Press, pp. 100-126.
Berry, L. and R. W. Kates, 1972. Environmental Problems in an African Setting, in W.P. Adams and F.N. Helleiner (eds.), International Geography, Vol. 1, University of Toronto Press, pp. 667-670.
Berry, L. and R. W. Kates, 1972. Views on Environmental Problems-in East Africa, The African Review, Vol. II, No. 3, pp. 299-314.
Kates, R. W., 1970. Human Perception of the Environment, International Social Sciences Journal, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 648-660.
Chorley, R.J. and R. W. Kates, 1969. Introduction, Water, Earth and Man, Methuen, pp. 1-7.
Kates, R. W., 1969. Comprehensive Environmental Planning, Regional Planning: Challenge and Prospects, Frederick A. Praeger, Inc., pp. 67-87.
Kates, R. W., 1969. Mirror or Monitor for Man?, Antipode, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 47-53.
Kates, R. W., 1969. Water as a Focus for Rural Research, Canadian Journal of African Studies, Vol. III, No. 1, pp. 297-302.
Kates, R. W., 1967. Geography: The Case for the Specialized Generalist in a Science of Environment, Social Science and the Environment, pp. 53-72.
Kates, R. W., 1967. Links Between Physical and Human Geography: A Systems Approach, Introductory Geography: Viewpoint and Themes, Washington: Association of American Geographers Commission on College Geography Publication No. 5, pp. 23-30.
Kates, R. W., 1967. Use and Misuse in Narragansett Bay, Geographical Review, Vol. LVII, No. 3, pp. 427-429.