Kates, R. W. 2012. Natural Hazards, Climate Change, and Adaptation: Persistent Questions and Answers. South Australian Geographical Journal, vol.111, pp. 43-55.
Kates, R. W. 2011. Gilbert F. White, 1911-2006, A Biographical Memoir. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences.
Colten, C. E., R. W. Kates, and S. B. Laska, 2008. Community Resilience: Lessons From New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina, CARRI Research Report 3, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Colten, C. E., R. W. Kates, and S. B. Laska, 2008. Three Years after Katrina: Lessons for Community Resilience, Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 50(5), pp. 36 - 47.
Kates, R. W., 2008. Review of Global Catastrophes and Trends: The Next Fifty Years by Vaclav Smil, Environmental Magazine, Vol. 50, No. 6, pp. 4-5.
Kates, R. W. and I. Burton, 2008. Gilbert F. White, 1911–2006: Local Legacies, National Achievements, and Global Visions, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 98(2) pp. 1–8.
Kates, R. W., C. E. Colten, S. Laska, and S. P. Leatherman, 2006. Reconstruction of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina: A Research Perspective, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 103(40), pp. 14653-14660.
Kates, R. W., 2001. Queries on the Human Use of the Earth, Annual Review of Energy and Environment, Vol.26, pp.1-26.
White, G. F., R. W. Kates, and I. Burton, 2001. Knowing Better and Losing Even More: the Use of Knowledge in Hazards Management, Environmental Hazards, Vol. 3, pp. 81-92.
Kates, R. W., 2000. Cautionary Tales: Adaptation and the Global Poor, Climatic Change, Vol.45, pp. 5-17.
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.
Kates, R. W., 1980. Drought Impact in the Sahelian-Sudanic Zone of West Africa: A Comparative Analysis of 1910-15 and 1968-74, Office of Evaluation Working Paper No. 32.
Kates, R. W., 1979. The Australian Experience: Summary and Prospect, Natural Hazards in Australia, Australian Academy of Sciences, pp. 511-520.
Kates, R. W., 1978. Risk Assessment of Environmental Hazard, ICSU/SCOPE Report No. 8, Wiley International.
Haas, J. E., R. W. Kates, and M. J. Bowden (eds.), 1977. Reconstruction Following Disaster, The MIT Press.
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.
Kates, R. W., 1976. Dealing With Disaster, Science Year, pp. 166-179.
Kates, R W.,1976. Experiencing the Environment as Hazard, in Seymour Wapner, Saul Cohen and Bernard Kaplan (eds.), Experiencing the Environment, Plenum Press, pp. 133-156.
Kates, R. W., 1975. Planning for Hazards in Everyday Landscapes, Landscape Architecture, April, pp.165-168.
Heijnen, J. and R. W. Kates, 1974. Northeast Tanzania: Comparative Observations Along a Moisture Gradient, in G.F. White (ed.), Natural Hazards: Local, National, Global, Oxford University Press, pp. 105-114.
Kates, R. W., J.E. Haas, D. J. Amaral, R. A. Olson, R. Ramos and R. Olson, 1973. Human Impact of the Managua Earthquake, Science, Vol. 182, No. 7, pp. 981-990.
Bauman, D. D. and R. W. Kates, 1972. Risk from Nature in the City, in T.R. Detwyler and M.G. Marcus (eds.), Urbanization and Environment: The Physical Geography of the City, Belmont, California: Duxbury Press, pp. 169-194.
Kates, R. W., 1972. The Hazard of Drought, in Patterns and Perspectives in Environmental Science, Washington: National Science Foundation, pp. 218-221.
Kates, R. W., 1971. Natural Hazard in Human Ecological Perspective: Hypotheses and Models, Economic Geography, Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 438-451.
Kates, R. W., 1970. Human Adjustment to Earthquake Hazard, in The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964: Human Ecology, National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council Publication No. 1607, pp. 7-31.
Kates, R. W., 1970. Introduction to Public Administration Aspects, in The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964: Human Ecology, National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council Publication No. 1607, pp. 149.
Kates, R. W. and J. E. Haas, 1970. General Introduction, Conclusions and Recommendations, in The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964: Human Ecology, National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council Publication No. 1607, pp. 1-4.
Russell, C. S., D. G. Arey, and R. W. Kates, 1970. Drought and Water Supply: Implications of the Massachusetts Experience for Municipal Planning, The Johns Hopkins Press.
Burton, I., R. W. Kates, and G. F. White, 1968. The Human Ecology of Extreme Geophysical Events, Natural Hazard, Working Paper No. 1.
Kates, R. W., 1967. The Perception of Storm Hazard on the Shores of Megalopolis, Environmental Perception and Behavior, University of Chicago, Department of Geography Research Paper No. 109, pp. 60-74.
Burton, I., Kates, R.W., Mather, J.R., and R.E. Snead, 1965. The Shores of Megalopolis: Coastal Occupance and Human Adjustment to Flood Hazards. Publications in Climatology, Volume XVII, No. 3.
Burton, I. and R. W. Kates, 1964. The Perception of Natural Hazards in Resource Management, Natural Resources Journal, Vol. III, No. 3, pp. 412-441; also in H. Kunreuther and A. Z. Rose (eds.), 2004. The Economics of Natural Hazards. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, Vol. 1, pp. 53-82.
Kates, R. W., 1964. Variation in Flood Hazard Perception: Implications for Rational Flood Plain Use, Spatial Orgnization of Land Uses: The Willamette Valley, pp. 96-112.
Kates, R. W., 1963. Perceptual Regions and Regional Perception in Flood Plain Management, Papers and Proceedings of the Regional Science Association, Vol. 11, pp. 217-227.
Kates, R. W., 1963. The Synthetic Estimation of Flood Damages: A New Approach, Trends in Economics: Papers of the Fifth Conference of Pennsylvania Economists, pp. 9-27.
Kates, R. W., 1962. Hazard and Choice Perception in Flood Plain Management, University of Chicago, Department of Geography Research, Paper No. 78.
Kates, R. W., 1961. Seasonality, in Papers on Flood Problems, University of Chicago, Department of Geography Research Paper No. 70, pp. 114-131.
Kates, R. W. and G. F. White, 1961. Flood Hazard Evaluation, in Papers on Flood Problems, Chicago: University of Chicago, Department of Geography Research Paper No. 70, pp. 135-147.