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Jefferson M. Fox Jefferson M. Fox
Jeff Fox
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Area of Expertise

Land cover/land-use change in Southeast Asia; climate variability, change, and risk; community-based management of natural resources in South and Southeast Asia; forest fragmentation and degradation; spatial information technologies and society

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808.944.7248

Jefferson Fox is a Senior Fellow 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 member in ­geography and  the program on Natural Resources and Environmental Management at the University of Hawai‘i. He holds a PhD in development studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and speaks Nepali and Bahasa Indonesia.

Ongoing research includes:

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

Selected Publications

Promkhambut, A., Yokying, P., Woods, K., Fisher, M., Yong, M.L., Manorom, K., Baird, I.G. and Fox, J. 2023. Rethinking agrarian transition in Southeast Asia through rice farming in Thailand. World Development169, p.106309. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X23001274

Chhetri, R., Yokying, P., Smith, A., Van Den Hoek, J., Hurni, K., Saksena, S. and Fox, J. 2023. Forest, agriculture, and migration: Contemplating the future of forestry and agriculture in the middle-hills of Nepal. The Journal of Peasant Studies50(1), pp.411-433. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03066150.2021.1978983

Van Den Hoek, J., A. C. Smith, K. Hurni, S. Saksena, and J. Fox. 2021. Shedding New Light on Mountainous Forest Growth: A cross-scale evaluation of the effects of topographic illumination correction on 25 years of forest cover change across Nepal. Remote Sensing 13: 2131. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13112131

Hurni, K. and J. Fox. 2018. The expansion of tree-based boom crops in Mainland Southeast Asia: 2001 to 2014. Journal of Land Use Science. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/1747423X.2018.1499830

Fox, J., T. Nghiem, K. Ham, K. Hurni, and I. G. Baird. 2018. Large-Scale Land Concessions, Migration, and Land Use: The Paradox of Industrial Estates in the Red River Delta of Vietnam and Rubber Plantations of Northeast Cambodia. Land 7 (2): 1-17. https://www.mdpi.com/2073-445X/7/2/77

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Jefferson Fox is a Senior Fellow 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 member in ­geography and  the program on Natural Resources and Environmental Management at the University of Hawai‘i. He holds a PhD in development studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and speaks Nepali and Bahasa Indonesia.

Ongoing research includes:

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

Selected Publications

Promkhambut, A., Yokying, P., Woods, K., Fisher, M., Yong, M.L., Manorom, K., Baird, I.G. and Fox, J. 2023. Rethinking agrarian transition in Southeast Asia through rice farming in Thailand. World Development169, p.106309. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X23001274

Chhetri, R., Yokying, P., Smith, A., Van Den Hoek, J., Hurni, K., Saksena, S. and Fox, J. 2023. Forest, agriculture, and migration: Contemplating the future of forestry and agriculture in the middle-hills of Nepal. The Journal of Peasant Studies50(1), pp.411-433. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03066150.2021.1978983

Van Den Hoek, J., A. C. Smith, K. Hurni, S. Saksena, and J. Fox. 2021. Shedding New Light on Mountainous Forest Growth: A cross-scale evaluation of the effects of topographic illumination correction on 25 years of forest cover change across Nepal. Remote Sensing 13: 2131. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13112131

Hurni, K. and J. Fox. 2018. The expansion of tree-based boom crops in Mainland Southeast Asia: 2001 to 2014. Journal of Land Use Science. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/1747423X.2018.1499830

Fox, J., T. Nghiem, K. Ham, K. Hurni, and I. G. Baird. 2018. Large-Scale Land Concessions, Migration, and Land Use: The Paradox of Industrial Estates in the Red River Delta of Vietnam and Rubber Plantations of Northeast Cambodia. Land 7 (2): 1-17. https://www.mdpi.com/2073-445X/7/2/77

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