Biography

I am a social scientist with a background in human geography and now specialising in interdisciplinary research to inform the management of natural resources in developing countries. Much of my recent work has been in Sub-Saharan Africa and focuses on the governance of biodiversity conservation and forests, with interests in participatory management, integrated conservation and development, market-based approaches and environmental conflict. This work has pursued three related themes. Firstly, the potential for deliberative approaches to achieve procedural equity and higher quality environmental decision making. Secondly, the use of markets for integrating ecological and social objectives– including REDD+ and payments for ecosystem services. Third, the use of environmental justice frameworks to critically analyse conservation issues and conflicts. My current research projects include a comparative study of ‘Conservation, Markets and Justice’ in China, Tanzania and Venezuela, a study climate change adaptation and mitigation in the Congo basin, and a study of the social impacts of a REDD+ project in Tanzania.

I have an interest in interdisciplinary research and am one of the founding editors-in-chief for the Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences
 

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Rasmussen, L. V., Christensen, A. E., Danielsen, F., Dawson, N., Martin, A., Mertz, O., Sikor, T., Thongmanivong, S., Xaydongvanh, P.

(2017)

From food to pest: Conversion factors determine switches between ecosystem services and disservices,

in AMBIO

46

(2)

pp. 173–183

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Few, R., Martin, A., Gross-Camp, N.

(2017)

Trade-offs in linking adaptation and mitigation in the forests of the Congo Basin,

in Regional Environmental Change

17

(3)

pp. 851–863

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Dawson, N., Martin, A., Danielsen, F.

(2017)

Assessing Equity in Protected Area Governance: Approaches to Promote Just and Effective Conservation,

in Conservation Letters

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(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Martin, A.

(2017)

Just Conservation: Biodiversity, Wellbeing and Sustainability,

Routledge

ISBN 9781138788589

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Dawson, N. M., Grogan, K., Martin, A., Mertz, O., Pasgaard, M., Rasmussen, L. V.

(2017)

Environmental justice research shows the importance of social feedbacks in ecosystem service trade-offs,

in Ecology and Society

22

(3)

article no. 12

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Dawson, N., Martin, A., Sikor, T.

(2016)

Green revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa: Implications of imposed innovation for the wellbeing of rural smallholders,

in World Development

78

pp. 204-218

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Sikor, T., Martin, A., Fisher, J., He, J.

(2016)

Ecosystem Services and Justice,

in Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Service.

Routledge

pp. 299-301

ISBN 978-1-138-02508-0

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Martin, A., Coolsaet, B., Corbera, E., Dawson, N., Fraser, J., Lehmann, I., Rodriguez, I.

(2016)

Justice and conservation: The need to incorporate recognition,

in Biological Conservation

197

pp. 254–261

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Schreckenberg, K., Franks, P., Martin, A., Lang, B.

(2016)

Unpacking equity for protected area conservation,

in PARKS

22

(2)

pp. 11-26

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Martin, A., Akol, A., Gross-Camp, N.

(2015)

Towards an explicit justice framing of the social impacts of conservation,

in Conservation and Society

13

(2)

pp. 166-178

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Gross-Camp, N., Martin, A., McGuire, S., Kebede, B.

(2015)

The privatization of the Nyungwe National Park buffer zone and implications for adjacent communities,

in Society and Natural Resources

28

(3)

pp. 296-311

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Calvet-Mir, L., Corbera, E., Martin, A., Fisher, J., Gross-Camp, N.

(2015)

Payments for ecosystem services in the tropics: a closer look at effectiveness and equity,

in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability

14

pp. 150-162

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Gross-Camp, N., Few, R., Martin, A.

(2015)

Perceptions of and adaptation to environmental change in forest-adjacent communities in three African nations,

in International Forestry Review

17

(2)

pp. 153-164

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Dawson, N., Martin, A.

(2015)

Assessing the contribution of ecosystem services to human wellbeing: A disaggregated study in western Rwanda,

in Ecological Economics

117

pp. 62-72

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Kleinshmit, D., Basnett, S., Martin, A., Rai, N., Smith-Hall, C., Dawson, N., Hickey, G., Neufeldt, H., Ojha, H., Walelign, S.

(2015)

Drivers of Forests and Tree-based Systems for Food Security and Nutrition,

in Forests, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition : A Global Assessment Report.

International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)

pp. 87-112

ISBN 978-3-902762-40-5

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Khatun, K., Gross-camp, N., Corbera, E., Martin, A., Ball, S., Massao, G.

(2015)

When Participatory Forest Management makes money: insights from Tanzania on governance, benefit sharing, and implications for REDD+,

in Environment and Planning A

47

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Lee, J., Martin, A., Kristjanson, P., Wollenberg, E.

(2015)

Implications on equity in agricultural carbon market projects: a gendered analysis of access, decision making, and outcomes,

in Environment and Planning A

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pp. 2080-2096

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Corbera, E., Martin, A.

(2015)

Carbon offsets: accommodation or resistance?,

in Environment and Planning A

47

pp. 2023 – 2030

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Martin, A., Gross-camp, N., Kebede, B., Mcguire, S., Munyarukaza, J.

(2014)

Whose environmental justice? Exploring local and global perspectives in a payments for ecosystem services scheme in Rwanda,

in Geoforum

54

pp. 167-177

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Martin, A., Gross-Camp, N., Kebede, B., McGuire, S.

(2014)

Measuring effectiveness, efficiency and equity in a Payments for Ecosystem Services trial.,

in Global Environmental Change

28

pp. 216–226

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Key Research Interests

Conservation and development, forestry and REDD, ecosystem services, environmental justice, environment and conflict.

Research Groups: Global Environmental Justice

Current and Recent Research Activities

2013-2016 Conservation, Markets and Justice: a comparative study of local and global conceptions.

Research project funded by ESRC, for which I am Principal Investigator. We are trying to better understand local conceptions of environmental justice in the context of market-based and more traditional biodiversity conservation interventions, in case sites in China, Tanzania and Venezuela.

2013-2016 Ecosystem Services, Wellbeing and Justice.

Research project funded by NERC/ESRC/DfID under the Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation programme. Led by Thomas Sikor, this research builds on our previous conceptualisation of environmental justice, in particular by introducing recent thinking about human wellbeing. Field research is in Laos.

2010-2014  Climate Change and Forests in the Congo Basin: Synergies between Adaptation and Mitigation

Research project funded by African Development Bank.  Co-Investigator, working with CIFOR(lead) and Stockholm Environment Institute .  This is an action research project to promote, support and investigate projects to reconcile adaptation and mitigation in selected research landscapes in the Congo basin, with particular focus on sites in Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Rwanda.

2010-2014  Combining REDD, PFM and FSC certification in South-Eastern Tanzania

Working with Esteve Corbera at the Autonomous University, Barcelona, we are working on a pilot REDD project, led by the Mpingo Conservation and Development Initiative. UEA/UAB are supporting components on governance, social impact assessment and benefit sharing. Funded by NORAD.

2010 – 2012  Just Environmental Management

Funded by the NERC/ESRC/DFID  programme on Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation. Exploring socio-ecological trade-offs in ecosystem management, through an environmental justice perspective. Case studies in China, India and Albertine Rift. Led by Thomas Sikor.

2009-2012  Reconciling Conservation and Development through Direct Payments for Conservation in Rwanda (www.redirectrwanda.com)

Principal Investigator, funded by European Research Council . This recent project was  an experimental Payments for Ecosystem Services research project operating in a montane rainforest in southwest Rwanda. Key partners were the Rwanda Development Board, Wildlife Conservation Society Rwanda, and National University of Rwanda.

2008-2009  Lessons learnt in community based conservation and transboundary natural resource management in the greater Virunga landscape of the Albertine Rift

Consultancy projects in Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Funded by International Gorilla Conservation Programme and Buffett Foundation.

2008-2009  Recognising and supporting Community Conserved Areas.

Small project in Rwanda, Principal Investigator, funded by IUCN/CENESTA.  This involved a survey of indigenous and community conservation areas in Rwanda, and development of a proposal for supporting BaTwa indigenous groups.

2005-2008  Conservation partnerships in Rwanda: building capacity for managing protected areas.

Principal Investigator, funded by MacArthur Foundation’s regional programme for the Albertine

Research Student Supervision

I welcome enquiries from those interested in research in environment and development, especially those interested in:

  • ecosystem services approaches,
  • environmental justice,
  • payments for ecosystem services (incl. REDD)
  • biodiversity conservation in developing countries
  • environment and conflict

I am currently supervising the following research students:

  • Barry H. Ferguson; ‘Co-evolution of Forest Management Systems’
  • Lorena Ibarguen Tinley; ‘Networks of Medicinal Plant Producers: The Case of 'Las Hamelias' Micro-enterprise in Veracruz, Mexico’
  • Ignacio Macedo Castillejos; 'Decentralising Rural Development: A case study of the implementation process of the Sustainable Rural Development Act in Mexico'
  • Alma Soto: PES and indigenous people in Mexico
  • Neil Dawson: Ecosystem Services and human wellbeing, Rwanda
  • Lucy Garrett: PES

Teaching Interests

I teach on geography and international development courses, with a particular focus on the environment, biodiversity conservation and rural development 

Key Responsibilities

 Course director, Geography and International Development