Team 6: Human-Environment Interaction in the Modern Era
Team 6 investigates human-environment interaction since c.1915. It focuses on how current conflicts over land and other natural resources in East Africa, the Near and Middle East, and Southeast Asia relate to human-environment interaction. It analyses specific connections between select contemporary conflicts in these regions and their historical antecedents, particularly the historical circumstances associated with environmental factors, both direct (drought, flood, etc.) and indirect (migration, resource scarcity).
Team 6 Leader: Jon Unruh, McGill University
Unruh is an Associate Professor of Geography at McGill. His research, applied and policy work over the past 20 years has dealt with post-conflict land and property rights in the developing world, and the intersection of land tenure and environmental change. His past endeavors have focused on conflict resolution, land policy and law, restitution, legal pluralism, approaches to reconciling customary and formal tenure systems, and agriculture in postwar and peace-building scenarios. His experience includes work in Sudan, Liberia, Somalia, Mozambique, East Timor, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Zanzibar, Ethiopia, Uganda, Madagascar and Colombia.
Team 6 Collaborators
|Saturnino M. Borras||International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague||Rural development|
|Arthur Green||McGill University||Land tenure|
|Christopher Huggins||Carlton University||Land rights, governance of natural resources, conflict and post-conflict development|