Rodd Myers, PhD
political ecology | global production networks and value chains | environmental justice | land use governance | impact planning, monitoring and evaluation | sustainable agriculture | results-based management
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.
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)
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.
Recently, I worked on a global study of multi-level forest governance and REDD+ with CIFOR, and am now focussed on environmental justice in the context of European Union Timber Regulations and FLEGT with the University of East Anglia.
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:
land use change, and
Current publications in development are:
justices and injustices in the global timber trade,
a review and volume of access (the ability to benefit from things),
and works related to forests and the Sustainable Development Goals.
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 pam production project for Norad. Before that, 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.
- External Member, University of East Anglia School of International Development Global Environmental Justice Group
- Senior Research Associate, University of Gadjah Mada Faculty of Forestry
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); International Forestry Review (2017, 2018); Journal of Political Ecology (2019); Land Use Policy (2016, 2017, 2018); Routledge Environment and Sustainability (2018); Society & Natural Resources (2019)