Rodd Myers, PhD

political ecology | global production networks and value chains | environmental justice | land use governance | land tenure security | impact planning, monitoring and evaluation | sustainable agriculture | results-based management

Overview

I am an environmental social scientist. Using mixed-methods in both agricultural and forest-based land use systems as a practitioner and academic, I analyse interactions between society and the environment. I am an experienced project manager and accustomed to co-ordinating teams dispersed around the globe toward meeting results on time and on budget.

Education

  • PhD, University of East Anglia (UK), School of International Development

  • MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development, The University of London, The Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine (UK). T.H. Huxley School of Environment, Earth Sciences and Engineering at Wye

  • BA Honours Development Studies, The University of Calgary (Canada)

 

Research

My research interests are in

  • local-global environmental justice issues around forest-based natural resources;

  • global social and environmental regimes;

  • forest-agriculture land-use change;

  • political ecologies of natural resource global production networks; and

  • land tenure security. 

Consulting

I use my extensive project design, management, monitoring and evaluation experience, including up to $29 million of consecutive programming and up to 65 staff as a natural resource management, sustainable agriculture and organisational consultant, including social and environmental impact as well as specialised market and global production network/value chain analysis from a social perspective.

Current works in progress

My recent publications focus on: 

  • forest governance,

  • land-use change, 

  • access threory, and

  • environmental justice.

 

Current publications in development are:

  • forest tenure reform

  • corruption in land-use governance

  • benefit-sharing in social forestry

  • legality and sustainability

Recent consultancies

Recent consultancies include an impact evaluation of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Indonesia’s Green Prosperity Fund and the USAID/India Millennium Alliance programme with Social Impact, as well as an evaluation of a climate change and oil palm production project for Norad, a $27 million low-emissions development programme with World Resources Institute and indigenous conservation initiatives in Papua. I worked with non-profit organisations in micro-finance, sustainable agriculture and rural co-operative development for 15 years in project development and design, monitoring, evaluation and learning, facilitation and technical advice to international partners.

Other Affiliations:


I have also completed reviews of papers in the following publications:

The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology (2018); Conservation & Society (2016); Climate Policy (2019); Development and Change (2017); Enterprise Development & Finance (2015); Environment, Development and Sustainability (2018); Forest and Society (2017, 2018); Forest Policy and Economics (2016, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2019, 2019); International Forestry Review (2017, 2018); Journal of Political Ecology (2019); Land Use Policy (2016, 2017, 2018, 2020); Routledge Environment and Sustainability (2018); Society & Natural Resources (2019)

worked in

23

countries

23

years of professional experience

24+

professional and peer-reviewed publications

managed consecutive contracts up to

$29m

Selected projects (16)

ICAI Review: International Climate Finance: UK aid for halting deforestation and preventing irreversible biodiversity loss. SDG 15: Life on Land

2020/10 - 2021/03

Agulhas Knowledge Management

Adoption Study of "Improving the sustainability of cocoa production in eastern Indonesia through integrated pest, disease and soil management in an effective extension and policy environment"

2020/06 - 2021/03

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

End-of-the Project Evaluations: UNDP Support to Jurisdictional REDD+ Strategies and Investment Plans in Central Kalimantan

2020/10 - 2020/11

Inobu

End-of-the Project Evaluations: UNDP Support to Jurisdictional REDD+ Strategies and Investment Plans in West Papua

2020/10 - 2020/11

Inobu

Review of Accelerating Low Emissions Development in Indonesia through Sustainable Land Use Management and Improved Forest Governance

2020/05 - 2020/08

World Resources Institute Indonesia

Global Comparative Study on Tenure Implementation Agency Survey

2020 - 2020

Center for International Forestry Research

Consultation on USAID Desk Review on Tibet

2019 - 2020

Social Impact

Evaluation of Perkumpulan Silva Papua Lestari (SPL)

2019 - 2020

Rainforest Foundation Norway

MCC Indonesia Green Prosperity Participatory Land Use Planning (PLUP) Portfolio Evaluation

2019 - 2020

Social Impact

End-review of the Norad-supported project INS-16/0003 “Production and Protection Approach to Landscape Management (PALM)” by the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) in Indonesia

2019 - 2019

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)

Mid-term Performance Evaluation of USAID/India Millennium Alliance Program

2019 - 2019

Social Impact

Access Revisited

2018 - 2019

Society & Natural Resources

ProdJus (Supranational Forest Governance in an Era of Globalising Wood Production and Justice Politics)

2016 - 2019

University of East Anglia, School of International Development

Evaluation of Green Prosperity Facility

2017 - 2018

Social Impact

Global Comparative Study on REDD+: Multilevel governance

2013 - 2015

Center for International Forestry Research

Sustainable agriculture co-operative development (Ghana)

2011 - 2011

Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada

 

Selected publications (25)

forthcoming

Hoang Cam, Constance McDermott, Rodd Myers

Journal of Vietnamese Cultural Studies

2020

Open Access

Journal Article

Hansen, C.P., Myers, R., and Chhotray, V.

Society & Natural Resources

2020

Open Access

Journal Article

Myers, Rodd; Rutt, Rebecca; McDermott, Constance; Maryudi, Ahmad; Acheampong, Emmanuel; Camargo, Marisa; Cầm, Hoàng

Journal of Political Ecology

2020

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Journal Article

Maryudi, A., Acheampong, E., Rutt, R., Myers, R., McDermott, C.

Society & Natural Resources

2019

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Journal Article

Myers, Rodd; Hansen, Christian Pilegaard

Society & Natural Resources

2019

Open Access

Book Chapter

Sijapati Basnett, B., Myers, R. and Elias, M.

Katila, P., Colfer, C.J.P., de Jong, W., Galloway, G., Pacheco, P. and Winkel, G. (eds.) Sustainable Development Goals: Their Impacts on Forests and People. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

2018

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Journal Article

Myers, R., A.M. Larson, A. Ravikumar, L. Kowler, A. Yang and T. Trench

Global Environmental Change

2018

Open Access

Journal Article

Rutt, R., Myers, R., McDermott C., and Ramcilovic-Suominenc, S.

Environmental Science & Policy

2018

Open Access

Journal Article

Ravikumar, A., Larson, A.M., Myers, R. and Trench

Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space

2018

Open Access

Journal Article

Maryudi, A. and Myers, R.

Geoforum

2018

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Policy Brief

Larson, A.M.; Libert Amico, A.; Martius, C.; Ravikumar, A.; Tovar, J.G.; Kowler, L.F.; Myers, R.; Rodriguez-Ward, D.; Sanders, A.; Trench, T.; Yang, A.L.; Deschamps, P.R.

CIFOR InfoBrief

2017

Open Access

Journal Article

Martin, A., Myers, R., and Dawson, N.

Human Ecology

2017

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Journal Article

Myers, R., Intarini, D., Sirait, M. and Maryudi, A.

Land Use Policy

2016

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Working Paper

Myers, R., Sanders, APJ., Larson, A.M., Prasti H., D., and Ravikumar, A.

CIFOR Occasional Paper

2015

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Journal Article

Myers, R. and Muhajir, M.

Conservation & Society

2015

Open Access

Policy Brief

Myers, R., Ravikumar, A. and Larson, A.M.

CIFOR InfoBrief

2015

Open Access

Journal Article

Myers, R

Social Science Computer Review

2015

Open Access

Journal Article

Ravikumar, A, Larson, AM, Duchelle, AE, Myers, R., and Gonzales Tovar, J.

International Journal for the Study of the Commons

2015

Open Access

Other

Ravikumar, A., Myers, R., Kowler, L., and Gonzalez Tovar, J.

CIFOR

2015

Open Access

Journal Article

Myers, R

Forest Policy and Economics

2015

Open Access

Other

Myers, R

University of East Anglia

2014

Open Access