- Ouedraogo, I., P. Savadogo, M. Tigabu, R. Cole, P.C. Oden, and J.-M. Ouadba. 2011. Trajectory Analysis of Forest Cover Change in the Tropical Dry Forest of Burkina Faso, West Africa. Landscape Research, 36(3): 303-320.
- Ouedraogo, I., P. Savadogo, M. Tigabu, R. Cole, P.C. Oden, and J.-M. Ouadba. 2009. Is Rural Migration a Threat to Environmental Sustainability in Southern Burkina Faso. Land Degradation and Development, 20: 217-230.
- Cole, R. 2008. The regional representation of Africa in undergraduate geography of Africa textbooks, 1953 to 2004. Journal of Geography, 107(2): 61-74.
- Cole, R. and H. J. de Blij. 2007. Survey of Sub-Saharan Africa: A Regional Geography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Cole, R. 2006. Africa's Demographic Momentum, 1950 to 2100: The Africanization of the World? Umoja, 1(1): 11-20.
- Lioubimtseva E. and R. Cole. 2006. Uncertainties of climate change in arid environments of Central Asia. In R. R. Stickney, (ed.) Reviews in Fisheries Science, 14(1-2): 29-50.
- Cole, R. 2005. What is Africa to me? The regional representation of Africa in undergraduate geography of Africa textbooks, 1953 to 2004. Bulletin of the Ghana Geographical Association, 24: 13-36.
- Lioubimtseva, E., R. Cole, J. M. Adams, and G. Kapustin. 2005. Impacts of climate and land-cover changes in arid lands of Central Asia. Journal of Arid Environments. Volume 62(2): 285-308.