Jefferson M. Fox

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Senior Fellow, Research Program
Email Address: 
FoxJ [at] EastWestCenter.org
Phone: 
808.944.7248
Fax: 
808.944.7298
Degree: 
PhD, Development Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Research Interests: 

Land cover/land-use change in Southeast Asia; Forest fragmentation and degradation; Community-based management of natural resources in South and Southeast Asia

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Jefferson Fox is a Senior Felloow at the East-West Center. He conducts research on land-use and land-cover change in Asia and the impact of these changes on the region and the global environment. Other areas of study include resource-management systems and land-cover transitions in Montane Mainland Southeast Asia—their role in altering regional hydrological processes under a changing climate; the ethics, values, and practice of spatial information technology and society; and natural resources and violent ethnic conflict in the Asia Pacific region. He has worked with watershed management projects in Nepal, and lectured in the Geography Department at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He is an affiliate graduate faculty in ­geography and anthropology at the University of Hawai‘i. He holds a Ph.D. in development studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and speaks Nepali and Bahasa Indonesia.

Ongoing research includes:

Dr. Fox formerly worked with watershed management projects in Nepal and lectured in the Geography Department at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He is a member of the affiliate graduate faculty in geography and anthropology, University of Hawaii.

Dr. Fox's curriculum vitae is available in pdf format.

Publications

2016

Giambelluca, Thomas W., Ryan G. Mudd, Wen Liu, Alan D. Ziegler, Nakako Kobayashi, Tomo'omi Kumagai, Yoshiyuki Miyazawa, Tiva Khan Lim, Maoyi Huang, Jefferson Fox, Song Yin, Sophea Veasna Mak, Poonpipope Kasemsap (2016). Evapotranspiration of rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) cultivated at two plantation sites in Southeast Asia. Water Resources Journal. DOI: 10.1002/2015WR017755.

2015

Ahrends, Antje, Peter M. Hollingsworth, Alan D. Ziegler, Jefferson M. Fox, Huafang Chen, Yufang Su, and Jianchu Xu (2015). Current trends of rubber plantation expansion may threaten biodiversity and livelihoods. Global Environmental Change 34:48-58.

Baird, Ian G., and Jefferson Fox (2015). How land concessions affect places elsewhere: Telecoupling, political ecology, and large-scale plantations in Southern Laos and Northeast Cambodia. Land 4(2): 436-53.

Nong, Duong H., Jefferson Fox, Tomoaki Miura, and Sumeet Saksena (2015). Built-up area change analysis in Hanoi using support vector machine classification of Landsat multi-temporal image stacks and population data. Land. 4(4): 1213–31.

Saksena, Sumeet, Jefferson Fox, Michael Epprecht, Chinh C. Tran, Duong H. Nong, James H. Spencer, Lam Nguyen, Melissa L. Finucane, Vien D. Tran, and Bruce A. Wilcox (2015). Evidence for the convergence model: The emergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) in Viet Nam. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0138138. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138138.Fox, J., J.B. Vogler, O.L. Sen, T. Giambelluca, and A. Ziegler. 2012. Simulating land-cover change in Montane Mainland Southeast Asia. Environmental Management 49 (4): 968-979. http:/dx.DOI 10.1007/s00267-012-9828-3.

2014

Castrence, Miguel, Duong H. Nong, Chinnh C. Tran, Luisa Young, and Jefferson Fox (2014). Mapping urban transitions using multi-temporal Landsat and DMSP-OLS night-time lights imagery of the Red River Delta in Vietnam. Land 3(1): 148-66.

Choenkwan, Sukanlaya, Jefferson M. Fox, and A. Terry Rambo (2014). Agriculture in the mountains of northeastern Thailand: Current situation and prospects for development. Mountain Research and Development 34(2): 95-106.

Finucane, Melissa L., Tuyen Nghiem, Sumeet Saksena, Lam Nguyen, Jefferson Fox, James H. Spencer, and Trinh Dinh Thau (2014). An exploration of how perceptions of the risk of avian influenza in poultry relate to urbanization in Vietnam. EcoHealth 11(1); 73-82.

Fox, Jefferson (2014). Through the technology lens: The expansion of rubber and its implications in Montane Mainland Southeast Asia. Conservation and Society 12(4): 418-24.

Fox, Jefferson, Jean-Christophe Castella, and Alan D. Ziegler (2014). Swidden, rubber, and carbon: Can REDD+ work for people and the environment in Montane Mainland Southeast Asia? Global Environmental Change 29:318-26.

Fox, Jefferson, Jean-Christophe Castella, Alan D. Ziegler, and Sidney B. Westley (2014). Expansion of rubber mono-cropping and its implications for the resilience of ecosystems in the face of climate change in Montane Mainland Southeast Asia. Global Environmental Research 18(2): 145-50.

Kontgis, Caitlin, Annemarie Schneider, Jefferson Fox, Sumeet Saksena, James H. Spencer, and Miguel Castrence (2014). Monitoring peri-urbanization in the greater Ho Chi Minh City metropolitan area. Applied Geography 53:377-88.

Saksena, S., J. Fox, J. Spencer, M. Castrence, M. DiGregorio, M. Epprecht, N. Sultana, M. Finucane, L. Nguyen, and T.D. Vien (2014). Classifying and mapping the urban transition in Vietnam. Applied Geography 50: 80-89.

2013

Fox, Jefferson, and Jean-Christophe Castella (2013). Expansion of rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) in mainland Southeast Asia: What are the prospects for small holders? Journal of Peasant Studies 40(1): 155-70.

Sen, Omer L., Deniz Bozkurt, John B. Vogler, Jefferson Fox, Thomas W. Giambelluca, and Alan D. Ziegler (2013). Hydro-climatic effects of future land-cover/land-use change in montane mainland Southeast Asia. Climate Change. 118(2): 213–26.

Tran, Chinh C., Russell S. Yost, John F. Yanagida, Sumeet Saksena, Jefferson Fox, and Nargis Sultana (2013). Spatio-temporal occurrence modeling of highly pathogenic avian influenza subtype H5N1: A case study in the Red River Delta, Vietnam. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 2(4): 1106–21.

2012

Fox, Jefferson, John Vogler, Omer Sen, T. Giambelluca, and A. Ziegler (2012). Simulating land-cover change in Montane Mainland Southeast Asia. Environmental Management 49(5): 968-79.

2011

Li, Zhe, and Jefferson Fox (2011). Mapping rubber tree growth in mainland Southeast Asia using time-series MODIS 250 m NDVI and statistical data. Applied Geography 32(2): 420–32.

2009

Fox, J., Y. Fujita, D. Ngidang, N. Peluso, L. Potter, N.Sakuntaladewi, J. Sturgeon, and D. Thomas (2009). Policies, political-economy, and swidden in Southeast Asia. Human Ecology 37(3) 305–22.

Fox, J., J. Vogler, and M. Poffenberger. 2009. Understanding changes in land and forest resource management systems: Ratanakiri, Cambodia. Southeast Asian Studies 47(3):309-329.

Mertz, O., C. Padoch, J. Fox, R.A. Cramb, S.J. Leisz, T.L. Nguyen, and D.V. Tran (2009). Swidden change in Southeast Asia: Understanding causes and consequences. Human Ecology 7(3): 259–64.

Ziegler, Alan D., Jefferson M. Fox, and Jianchu Xu (2009). The rubber juggernaut. Science 324(5930): 1024–25.

2008

Fox, J., D. McMahon, M. Poffenberger, and J. Vogler (2008). Land for my grandchildren: Land use and tenure change in Ratanakiri: 1989–2007. Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Community Forestry International.

Fox, J. and A. Swamy. 2008. Introduction: Natural resources and ethnic conflicts in the Asia Pacific. Asia Pacific Viewpoint 49(1): 1-11.

Fox, J., K. Suryanata, P. Hershock, and A. Pramono. 2008. Mapping boundaries, Shifting Power: The socio-ethical dimensions of participatory mapping. In M. Goodman, M. Boykoff, K. Evered (eds.) Contentious Geographies: Environmental Knowledge, Meaning, Scale. Hampshire, England: Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

2005

Fox, Jefferson, and John B. Vogler (2005). Land-use and land-cover change in Montane Mainland Southeast Asia. Environmental Management 36(3): 394-403.

2002

Fox, Jefferson (2002). Siam mapped and mapping in Cambodia: Boundaries, sovereignty, and indigenous conceptions of space.  Society and Natural Resources 15:65-78.

2000

Fox J., Dao Minh Truong, A Terry Rambo, Nghiem Phuong Tuyen, Le Trong Cuc, and Stephen Leisz. 2000. Shifting cultivation: A new old paradigm for managing tropical forests. BioScience 50 (6): 521-528.
 

SHORT BIO: Jefferson Fox is a Senior Felloow at the East-West Center. He conducts research on land-use and land-cover change in Asia and the impact of these changes on the region and the global environment. Other areas of study include resource-management systems and land-cover transitions in Montane Mainland Southeast Asia—their role in altering regional hydrological processes under a changing climate; the ethics, values, and practice of spatial information technology and society; and natural resources and violent ethnic conflict in the Asia Pacific region. He has worked with watershed management projects in Nepal, and lectured in the Geography Department at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He is an affiliate graduate faculty in ­geography and anthropology at the University of Hawai‘i. He holds a Ph.D. in development studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and speaks Nepali and Bahasa Indonesia.