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Publications - Simon P.J. Batterbury, Geography & Environmental Studies, Univ. of Melbourne 

Aug 2014.


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1. Special journal issues

2. Articles, chapters

3. Reports

4. Short things

        5.   Book reviews

6. Media and other stuff

7. S.C.E. Batterbury


1. Books, Special Journal Issues:

In the works

Batterbury S.P.J and L.S. Horowitz (eds.). Engaged Political Ecology. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers. [provisional acceptance, collection of anthropologists and geographers].


Batterbury, S.P.J. (ed.). 2006. Rescaling governance and the impacts of political and environmental decentralization. World Development 34 (11): 1851-1995.

Bebbington, A.J. & S.P.J. Batterbury (eds.). 2001. Transnational livelihoods and landscapes: political ecologies of globalizationEcumene (Cultural Geographies) 8 (4): 369-464 (5 papers)

Batterbury, S.P.J & A.Warren (eds.). 2001. The African Sahel 25 years after the Great Drought. Global Environmental Change. 11 (1): 1-96. (8 papers). 

Haberl, H., S.P.J. Batterbury & E. Moran (eds.). 2001. Using and shaping the land. Land Use Policy. 18 (1): 1-90. (8 papers).

Batterbury, S.P.J & A.J. Bebbington (eds.). 1999. Environmental histories, access to resources and landscape change. Land Degradation & Development. 10 (4): 279-396 (7 papers)

Batterbury, S.P.J & T.J. Forsyth (eds.). 1997. Environmental transformations in developing countries. The Geographical Journal. 163 (2): 126-224 (11 papers)


2. Articles, chapters:

In the works 

Papers in progress 2014 - cross-faculty environmental education and the OEP teaching model, applied scholarship, ethical behavior in academia, mining impacts and social dissent in New Caledonia

Batterbury, S.P.J. and L.S. Horowitz. in prep. Introduction. In Batterbury, S.P.J. and L.S. Horowitz (eds.) Engaged Political Ecologies.

Batterbury, S.P.J. in prep.  The strange case of scholarly practice: engagement in political ecology. In Batterbury, S.P.J. and L.S. Horowitz (eds.) Engaged Political Ecologies.

Batterbury, S.P.J. in prep. The ethics of professional geography: a long way to go? (in prep.)

Batterbury, S.P.J. Cycling Policy in Copenhagen.  (draft - written for friends)

Witasari, A, Batterbury SPJ, Beilin R, Nettle R. The roles of social capital in protected-forest management: a case from Lampung, Indonesia. Sing. J. of Tropical Geography (resubmitting)


Simon Batterbury, Lisa Palmer, Thomas Reuter, Demetrio do Amaral de Carvalho, Balthasar Kehi, Alex Cullen. Land access and livelihoods in post-conflict Timor-Leste:  no magic bullets.  International Journal of the Commons(revising)

Jessie McMaster Simon Batterbury. Sink or swim? A political ecology of pangasius aquaculture in the Mekong Delta, South Vietnam. Journal of Agrarian Change(revising)

Matthias Kowasch, Simon Batterbury, Martin Neumann.  Contested sites, land claims and economic development in Poum, New Caledonia. Settler Colonial Studies(revising, minor)

Kull C.A. & S.P.J. Batterbury. 2014 in press. La géographie face aux défis environnementaux dans le monde Anglophone (Geography and environmental challenges in the Anglophone world) For Denis Chartier and Estienne Rodary (eds.) Ecologie, politique : un climat de changement. Publisher unknown.



Batterbury, S.P.J..  In press. Human Research Ethics Committees: beyond Critique to participation.  The Australian Journal of Anthropology

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2014. Pacific scalar geopolitics and resource extraction. Editorial, Pacific Geographies 42

Elgin-Stuczynski I and Batterbury SPJ. 2014. Perceptions of climate variability and dairy farmer adaptations in Corangamite Shire, Victoria, Australia.  International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management 6(1): 85-107.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2014. Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. In Johnson D.L., V. Haarmann and M.L. Johnson (eds.). World regional geography: a development approach. 11th edition.  Pearson. Pp 538-571. (major 22,000 word rewrite)


Batterbury, S.P.J. and Mortimore, M.J. 2013. Adapting to drought in the West African Sahel. In S. Boulter, J.  Palutikof, D. Karoly, and D. Guitart (eds.) Natural Disasters and Adaptation to Climate Change. Cambridge University Press. Pp149-157.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2013. Who are the radical academics today?  Long blog post.

Batterbury, S.P.J.  Open access journal publishing - the change is coming. Long blog post.


Hiemstra-van der Horst, G., P.G. Munro and S.P.J. Batterbury. 2011. Les réseaux illégaux du pillage: La demande globale de bois et la (re)commercialisation des forêts d’Afrique de l’Ouest  Écologie & Politique 42: 47-58.  (The second Scramble for Africa: global timber demand and the (re)commercialisation of West African forests)

Batterbury, SPJ. 2011.  Sustainable Livelihoods; arrival, departure, and persistence. Sustainable Livelihood Highlights. Brighton: IDS. P2. ISSN 1460-4205. Presented at workshop on Sustainable Livelihoods,  IDS, Sussex Univ, 26 Jan 2011. Shortened - longer version Here


Batterbury, S.P.J. 2010. Land, environmental management and the new governance in Burkina Faso. In Godden, L. and Tehan, M. (eds.) Comparative perspectives on communal lands and individual ownership: sustainable futures. Routledge. 241-263.  ISBN: 978041545720-0   eBook: 9780203848111 

Batterbury, S.P.J  and J.L. Fernando. 2010. Arturo Escobar. In P. Hubbard, R. Kitchin and G. Valentine  (eds.) Key thinkers on space and place. London: Sage. Second Edition. Pp154-161.

Batterbury, S.P.J  and J.L. Fernando. 2010. Amartya Sen. In P. Hubbard, R. Kitchin and G. Valentine  (eds.) Key thinkers on space and place. London: Sage. Second Edition. Pp359-366.

Batterbury, S.P.J  2010. Stuart CorbridgeIn P. Hubbard, R. Kitchin and G. Valentine (eds.) Key thinkers on space and place. London: Sage. Second Edition. Pp 113-119.


Batterbury, S.P.J. 2009. Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. In Clawson, D., Johnson D.L., V Haarmann and ML Johnson (eds.). World Regional Geography: a development approach. 10th edition.  Prentice Hall. ISBN 032159004X

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2009. Michael J. Watts. In R. Kitchin and N. Thrift (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Elsevier.


Batterbury, S.P.J. 2008. Tenure or permanent contracts in North American higher education? A critical assessmentPolicy Futures in Education 6 (3): 286-297.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2008. Sustainable livelihoods: still being sought, ten years on. Presented at Sustainable Livelihoods Framework: ten years of researching the poor African Environments Programme workshop, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, 24th January 2008. 15pp.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2008. Anthropology and global warming: the need for environmental engagement. The Australian Journal of Anthropology. 19 (1): p62-68. “For me, anthropology without a sense of urgency about global warming is unthinkable.” (p68)


Reynolds J.F., D.M. Stafford-Smith, E. Lambin, B.L. Turner II, M.J. Mortimore, S.P.J. Batterbury, T.E. Downing, H. Dowlatabadi, R.J. Fernandez, J.E. Herrick, E. Huber-Sannwald, H. Jiang, R. Leemans, T. Lynam, F. Maestre, B. Walker, and M. Ayarza. 2007. Global desertification: building a science for dryland development. Science. 316 (May 11): 847-851.

Bebbington A.J., D. Lewis, S.P.J. Batterbury and E. Olsen. S. Sidiqi. 2007. Of texts and practices: Organizational cultures and the practice of empowerment in World Bank-funded programmes. Journal of Development Studies 43 (4): 597–621. 

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2007. Rural populations and agrarian transformations in the global South: key debates and challenges. Paris: CICRED Policy Paper no. 5. 28pp.  [powerpoint of conference talk]   

Batterbury S.P.J. 2007. Monde rural et transformations agraires au Sud: débat et défis. Actes du Colloque International PRIPODE.  Paris: CICRED (Le Programme de Recherche sur les Interactions entre la Population, le Développement et l'Environnement), Paris. 177-184.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2007. The Sahel: a place for geographers? In Moseley, W.G., D. Lanegran and K. Pandit. (eds.). 2007. The Introductory Reader in Human Geography: contemporary debates and classic writings. Malden, MA: Blackwell Press. Pp 331-335. [reprint of 1996 article with minor changes].

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2007.  Comments on P-D-E, livelihoods, and agrarian change in the Sahel. PERN-PRIPODE cyberseminar on Les relations Population-Développement-Environnement (PDE) dans la zone soudano-sahélienne en Afrique de l’Ouest (Population-Development-Environment Linkages in the Sudano-Sahelian Zone of West Africa), 3-14 September 2007. Population-Environment Research Network.

Batterbury, S.P.J. and J.C. Longbottom. 2007. Lessons for East Timor from Africa’s recent land reforms. In Palmer L., S. Niner, L. Kent  (eds.) Exploring the Tensions of Nation Building in Timor Leste. SSEE Research Paper 1. School of Social and Environmental Enquiry, University of Melbourne.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2007. The Sahel. Robbins, P. (ed.) The encyclopedia of environment and society. Sage Publishers. 1552-1554

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2007. Amartya Sen. Robbins, P. (ed.) The encyclopedia of environment and society. Sage Publishers. 1583-1584

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2007. Burkina Faso. Robbins, P. (ed.) The encyclopedia of environment and society. Sage Publishers. 182-183

Horowitz L.S and Batterbury, S.P.J. 2007. New Caledonia. Robbins, P. (ed.) The encyclopaedia of environment and society. Sage Publishers. 1234-1235

Doolittle, W. & Batterbury, S.P.J. 2007. Michael Watts. Netting award winner 2007.AAG Cultural and Political Ecology webpage/Newsletter.


Batterbury, S.P.J. & JL Fernando. 2006. Rescaling governance and the impacts of political and environmental decentralization: an introduction .  World Development 34 (11): 1851-1863.


Batterbury, S.P.J. and M. Baro. 2005. Continuity and change in West African rural livelihoods. In C. Toulmin B. Wisner and R. Chitiga  (eds.) Towards a new map of Africa. Foreword by Mary Robinson. London: Earthscan. 53-69.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2005. Development, planning, and agricultural knowledge on the Central Plateau of Burkina Faso. In R. Cline-Cole and E. Robson (Eds). West African worlds: paths through socio-economic change, livelihoods and development. London: Pearson Education. 259-279.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2005. Within, and beyond, territories: a comparison of village land use management and livelihood diversification in Burkina Faso and southwest Niger. In Q. Gausset, Q, T. Birch-Thomsen and M.A. Whyte (eds.). Beyond territory and scarcity: aspects of conflicts over natural resource management. Uppsala: Nordic African Institute. 149-167.


Warren, A. and Batterbury, S.P.J. 2004. Desertification. In Forsyth T.J. (ed.) The Routledge Encyclopedia of International Development. London: Routledge.  148-150.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2004. The Sahel. In Forsyth T.J. (ed.) The Routledge Encyclopedia of International Development. London: Routledge. 614-615.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2004. The International Institute for Environment and Development: notes on a small office. Global Environmental Change 14: 367-371.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2004.  Panelist Remarks for “Cultural and Political Ecology at the AAG Century: Application and Impact in the World”. Association of American Geographers meetings, 15-19 March 2004, Philadelphia. AAG Cultural and Political Ecology webpage/Newsletter. (current editors have deleted this debate)

Batterbury, S.P.J  and J.L. Fernando. 2004. Arturo Escobar. In P. Hubbard, R. Kitchin and G. Valentine  (eds.) Key thinkers on space and place. London: Sage. 113-120.

Batterbury, S.P.J  and J.L. Fernando. 2004. Amartya Sen. In P. Hubbard, R. Kitchin and G. Valentine  (eds.) Key thinkers on space and place. London: Sage. 251-257.

Batterbury, S.P.J  2004. Stuart CorbridgeIn P. Hubbard, R. Kitchin and G. Valentine (eds.) Key thinkers on space and place. London: Sage. 78-83.


Batterbury, S.P.J. 2003. Environmental activism and social networks: campaigning for bicycles and alternative transport in West London. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 590: 150-169. [unusual- a paper about bicycles in an American political science journal! Special issue on Sustainable Development, ed. Jude Fernando]

Lewis, D.J, A.J. Bebbington, S.P.J. Batterbury, A. Shah, E. Olson, M., Shameem Siddiqi and S. Duvall. 2003. Practice, power and meaning: frameworks for studying organizational culture in multi-agency rural development projects. Journal of International Development 15 (5): 541-557.

Warren, A, H. Osbahr, S.P.J. Batterbury & A. Chappell. 2003. Indigenous views of soil erosion at Fandou Béri, southwestern Niger. Geoderma  111 (3-4): 439-456.


Batterbury, S.P.J. (rapporteur, author)  with R.H. Behnke, P.M. Döll, J. Ellis, P.A. Harou, T.J.P. Lynam, A. Mtimet, S.E. Nicholson, J.A. Obando, J.B. Thornes. 2002. Responding to desertification at the national scale - detection, explanation, and responses. In Reynolds, J.F., and D.M. Stafford-Smith (eds.) Global desertification: do humans cause deserts? Berlin: Dahlem University Press. Pp 357-385.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2002. Discursive review of "Courtiers en développement: les villages africains en quête de projets"Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 20 (1): 20-25. [part of a review section ed. C.Desbiens about francophone writing, Speaking tongues, making geographies]

Lewis, D.J, A.J. Bebbington, S.P.J. Batterbury, A. Shah, E. Olson, M..Shameem Siddiqi and S. Duvall. 2002. Frozen meanings, fragmented practices: organizational culture and empowerment in multi-agency rural development projects. International Working Paper series, Centre for Civil Society. London School of Economics.  (journal version see 2003)


Warren, A, S.P.J. Batterbury, & H. Osbahr. 2001. Sustainability and Sahelian soils: evidence from Niger. The Geographical Journal 167 (4): 324-341.

Bebbington, A.J. &  S.P.J. Batterbury. 2001. Transnational livelihoods and landscapes: political ecologies of globalization. Ecumene (Cultural Geographies) 8 (4): 369-380.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2001.  Landscapes of diversity: a local political ecology of livelihood diversification in south-western Niger. Ecumene (Cultural Geographies) 8 (4): 437-464.

Batterbury, S.P.J. & A. Warren. 2001.  The African Sahel 25 years after the great drought: assessing progress and moving towards new agendas and approaches. Global Environmental Change 11(1): 1-8.

 Warren A., S.P.J. Batterbury & H. Osbahr. 2001. Soil erosion in the West African Sahel: a review and an application of a 'local political ecology' approach in South West Niger. Global Environmental Change 11(1): 79-96.

Thébaud, B. & S.P.J. Batterbury. 2001. Sahel pastoralists: opportunism, struggle, conflict and negotiation. A case study from eastern Niger. Global Environmental Change 11(1): 69-78.

Haberl, H.,  S.P.J. Batterbury & E. Moran. 2001. Using and shaping the land: a long-term perspective. Land Use Policy 18 (1): 1-8.

Batterbury, S.P.J. & A.Warren. 2001. Desertification. in N. Smelser & P. Baltes (eds.) International Encyclopædia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Elsevier Press. Pp. 3526-3529.

Atubo, M. & S.P.J Batterbury. 2001. Coping with environmental change: the experience of Somali refugee women on a West London housing estate. DESTIN-LSE Working Paper 01-02.


Batterbury, S.P.J. & A.J. Bebbington. 1999. Environmental histories, access to resources and landscape change: an introductionLand Degradation & Development. 10 (4): 279-288.

Batterbury, S.P.J. & T.J. Forsyth. 1999. Fighting back: human adaptations in marginal environments Environment 41(6): 6-11, 25-30. (large file 7mb)


Batterbury, S.P.J. 1998. Local environmental management, land degradation and the ‘Gestion des Terroirs’ approach in West Africa; policies and pitfalls. Journal of International Development 10: 871‑898.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 1998. Shifting Sands. The Geographical May: 40-45.


Batterbury, S.P.J., T.J. Forsyth & K. Thomson. 1997. Environmental transformations in developing countries: hybrid research and democratic policy. The Geographical Journal 163 (2): 126-132.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 1997. Alternative affiliations and the personal politics of overseas field research: some reflections. In E. Robson & K.Willis (eds.) Postgraduate fieldwork in developing areas: a rough guide. Developing Areas Research Group Monograph No 9 (2nd revised edition, 1st edn. 1994). London: Institute of British Geographers. Pp 85-112. (PDF)

Batterbury, S.P.J. 1997. Review article. The conserver society: alternatives for sustainability. Democracy & Nature: A Journal of Political Ecology 9: 212-222.


Batterbury, S.P.J. 1996. Planners or performers? Reflections on indigenous dryland farming in northern Burkina Faso. Agriculture and Human Values 13 (3): 12-22.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 1996. The Sahel of West Africa: a place for geographers? Geography 81 (4): 391-395.

Batterbury, S.P.J.  1996. Ted Trainer and the Conserver Society. West London Papers in Environmental Studies 3: 1-12.

Batterbury, S.P.J.  1996.  Review Article: Recent Books on Burkina Faso. African Affairs 95 (381): 599-604. [reviewing Robin Sharp, Helmut Asche, Nick Atampugre, Della McMillan].


Batterbury, S.P.J. 1994. Conservation and community:  local organisations and environmental management in Burkina Faso. West London Papers in Environmental Studies  2:13-26. ISSN 0965-805X

Batterbury, S.P.J.  1994. Soil and water conservation on the Central Plateau of Burkina Faso: The Role of Community Organisations. Appropriate Technology 21(3):6-9. December.


& first edition of 1997 Rough Guide chapter


Batterbury, S.P.J.  1993. Planners or Performers? Indigenous dryland farmers in Northern Burkina Faso. Agricultural Administration (Research & Extension) Network Paper No. 42. July. London: Overseas Development Institute.


Batterbury, S.P.J. 1984. Assess the role that geographers have played in post-war public policy making in the UK. Mimeo, Dept of Geography, University of Reading. [undergraduate essay, marked by the late Mike Breheny]


3. Reports:



Batterbury SPJ, C Forster et al. 2011. Report of the 5 Year Course Review - undergraduate and postgraduate Environmental Management. Submitted to the School of Environment, Flinders University.


Batterbury S.P.J. 2010. Report of  meeting organized.  Adaptive Learning - a think-tank on preparedness for climate change adaptation in local and state planning in Victoria. VCCCAR.

Bernard Hubert, Gilles Boeuf, Simon Batterbury, Fabrice Colin, Edouard Hnawia, Lionel Loubersac, et al. 2010. 5 yr evaluation of the Institute Agronomique Néo-Calédonien, New Caledonia.

Batterbury  S.P.J. 2010. The Premier's Sustainability Award, Victoria. Application from Office for Environmental Programs, University of Melbourne (runner up)

Batterbury, S.P.J. & H. Duckham. 2010 Three year business plan, Office for Environmental Programs, University of Melbourne

Batterbury, S.P.J. and C. Weston. 2010. Draft report on bushfire and disaster awareness in the curriculum, University of Melbourne.


Three year business plan, Office for Environmental Programs, University of Melbourne


Crooks. M., N. Summons, P. Jorgensen, C. .Scott, SPJ Batterbury, C. Walker, G. Croker, N. Moxham, F. Ritman, et al 2006. Northcote Place Making Project report Community Working Group, Darebin City Council, Melbourne Australia. 34pp. [community input into 2007 Structure Plan, based on many meetings and events]


Batterbury, S.P.J. 2002. Transformations in African Agriculture: natural resources, livelihoods and markets. Report on five ESRC Research Seminars 2000-2002. ESRC grant number R45126498499.


Batterbury, S.P.J. and Capps, G. 2000. The Politics of Land Reform in the ‘New’ South Africa. Report of a meeting held on 7th June 2000 organised by Simon Batterbury and Gavin Capps. [a widely read report of a meeting we held at LSE involving land rights campaigners from Britain and South Africa]. ESRC grant number R45126498499.


Batterbury, S.P.J. and A. Warren. 1999. Land Use and Land Degradation In Southwestern Niger: Change And Continuity. Final Report for grant L320253247 to the ESRC Global Environmental Change Programme. London: LSE. 100pp.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 1999 (original, 1997) The TVU Cycle Challenge Project cycling and travel survey. London: Ealing Cycling Campaign. [In the 1990s I led a project to improve cycling facilities and to raise awareness of transport impacts at Thames Valley University in central Ealing. The legacy of the project includes numerous white cycle stands dotted around the campus. This report details the major findings, and the results of a 326-person survey of the travel behaviour of staff and students at the University.]


Batterbury, S.P.J. 1998. The Sahel of West Africa 25 years since the Great Drought: assessing progress and setting an agenda. Conference report and synthesis document. 20pp.


Batterbury, S.P.J., A.Warren, D.Waughray et al. 1996. Social and Environmental Relationships, Land Use and Land Degradation in Southwestern Niger. Final Report for grant L320223003 to the ESRC Global Environmental Change Programme. (with A.Warren & D.Waughray). London: Brunel University. 109pp.  [the first report from research in Niger. The second report, above, was published in 1999].

Batterbury, S.P.J., with R. Gurd, Ol, and P. Mynors. 1996. Ealing Agenda 21 Transport Group Recommendations. London: Ealing Cycling Campaign. [the Local Agenda 21 process in Ealing was going full-steam ahead in the 1990s. Community activists, representatives of local organisations, and Council employees helped to redefine local government activity on environmental and social issues. This was new and exciting. This report was one presented to the Transport Group. Several recommendations have found a home. My 2003 article in the Annals of the AASPS provides a more scholarly take on the issues.

Batterbury SPJ, J. Firth 1996.  Bikerail project final report.  For the  Cycle Public Affairs Action Group (CPAG). [report demonstrating utility of re-investing in cycling by Britian's private train operators - a demand study on bike commuters, and a supply analysis of bike parking at stations. Bikerail is still working today.]


4.       Short things:



Blog continues – entries on open access publishing and radical scholarship proving popular.


Wikipedia (user-edited encyclopaedia) entries; Harold Brookfield; Kenneth Good; Alexander Frater; Michael Breheny


Batterbury SPJ. 2011. HS2: against. A to B magazine. 85: 35-37


Started blog –

·         London riots and Eltham August 14, 2011 /

·         HS2 rail proposal is expensive and the wrong project August 6, 2011

·         Bonfire of the smartphones – Cathy Davidson vs. Baroness Greenfield? June 24, 2011

·         Reaction to AC Grayling’s New College of the Humanities June 12, 2011

·         Marc Bousquet’s “How the University WorksJune 12, 2011


Batterbury, S.P.J 2010. Closing remarks. Geography@50 conference, University of Melbourne.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2010. Opening presentation. INTERACT 2010: Profiling and stimulating interdisciplinary research. University of Melbourne.

Batterbury, S.P.J. and M. Mortimore. 2010. Adapting to Drought: learning from Africa. Climate Adaptation Futures conference, Gold Coast, 29/6-1 Jul 2010. NCCARF.


Batterbury, S.P.J. 2009 Welcome to the OEP, Graduate Environmental Program blog, University of Melbourne


Batterbury, S.P.J. 2008. Michael Mortimore. Netting award winner 2008.AAG Cultural and Political Ecology webpage/Newsletter.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2008. Sustainable Development in New Caledonia. Graduate Environmental Program blog, University of Melbourne


Batterbury, S.P.J. 2007. From Ouagadougou to Osterley. Ten years of Geography & Earth Sciences at Brunel University book. GES, Brunel University.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2007. Written Chair’s comments on papers. Equity in Response to Climate Change Roundtable The Green Building, Melbourne, 26 March 2007. Organised by Brotherhood of St Laurence and others. (my contribution missed out from draft proceedings)


Batterbury, S.P.J. 2006. Report on Feb 2006 trip to East Timor SAGES Newsletter, 2(4) University of Melbourne.

Batterbury, SPJ. 2006. Comments on climate change and sustainability. Requested  for  e-conference

Batterbury SPJ. 2006.  Lovelock and the revenge of Gaia. Requested commentary for newsservice, never published (why?), Jan 2006.


Wikipedia (user-edited encyclopaedia) entries; David Harvey; Westgarth, VIC ; Jane Tewson; West London Institute;  Robert Kates; IIED  Rollo, Burkina Faso ; BL Turner; Bohdan X,


Batterbury, S.P.J. 2004. Signing off from the Editor. Cultural and Political Ecology Newsletter of the AAG 43.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2004 Notes to accompany Melbourne University Human geography Reading Group on human-environment research, Oct 2004

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2004. Letter to the Editor Uni-News 30, University of Melbourne [reply to Prof.Adrienne Clarke who believes Universities can do more to inform technology debate, speech published in the same publication]

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2004. The grass is not always greener. Times Higher Education Supplement, 23 July. [Letter on Anglo-American academic comparisons]


(edited SB: text Laurids Lauridsen and Henrik Marcussen) Obituary, John Degnbol-Martinussen  Times Higher Education Supplement obituaries online.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2002. Meeting Report. Access to Resources: Land Tenure and Governance in Africa. 5 Mar 2001, University of Manchester, UK. [Transformations in African Agriculture series]. Cultural and Political Ecology Newsletter 37


Batterbury, S.P.J. 2001 Comment posted to Philip Stott's pro-biotech website


Batterbury, S.P.J. and A. Warren. 2000. Land Use & Land Degradation in SW Niger. GECKO Newsletter, 22:5.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2000. Obituary, Jim Blaut. Cultural Ecology Newsletter of the AAG 36


Batterbury, S.P.J. 1999. Meeting report: African Environments: Past and Present, Oxford. Cultural Ecology Newsletter of the AAG 34, Fall.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 1999. Meeting report: Constructivism and Realism in Environment and Development, LSE. Cultural Ecology Newsletter of the AAG 33, Spring.


Batterbury, S.P.J.  1998. Conference Report. The Sahel of West Africa 25 years since the Great Drought. Environmental Conservation 25(3):277-278. And in The Geographical Journal, 1998, Developing Areas Research Group (RGS-IBG) Newsletter 28, and Policy Matters (IUCN-Commission on Environmental Economic & Social Policy) 3: 17-18. 1998

Batterbury, S.P.J.  1998. Human-environment research in geography - report of a meeting at Clark University. Cultural Ecology Newsletter of the AAG 32, Fall.


Batterbury, S.P.J. 1997. Dispatch from Ouagadougou. London Cyclist June/July: 15.

Batterbury S.P.J.  N.Taylor, M Weigl 1997. Environmental Security in southwestern Niger Development Research Insights  (IDS, Sussex) 21(March):2

Batterbury, S.P.J. 1997. Conference report: Environmental Entitlements (IDS, Sussex, Mar 1997). Developing Areas Research Group (RGS-IBG) Newsletter Winter.

Batterbury, S.P.J. and T.J. Forsyth. 1997.  Conference Report: Environmental Transformations in Developing Countries. The Geographical Journal 163(1): 118-120. And in Bulletin of the Australian Development Studies Association. 1997, Developing Areas Research Group (RGS-IBG) Newsletter 27:16-18. Spring 1997 and Cultural Ecology Newsletter of the AAG 29 1997


Batterbury, S.P.J. 1996. Conference Report: Botany: What’s in it for Drylands Development? Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Developing Areas Research Group (RGS-IBG) Newsletter 25: 18-20. and in Cultural Ecology Newsletter of the AAG 28 (Fall) 1996.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 1996. Risk in Drylands. Paper presented at workshop on Risk, CRICT, Brunel University. 6pp.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 1996-8. Interventions on local transport policy. The Ealing Gazette [various letters and media features on cycling]

Batterbury, S.P.J. 1996. Locking horns with welfare foe (with caustic replies, not included here!)   Times Higher Education Supplement May 24. [Editorial on David Marsland’s conservatism and social policy]



2. Book reviews


Batterbury, S.P.J.  2006. Engberg-Pedersen, L. Endangering Development Canadian Journal of African Studies 40(2):357-360.


Batterbury, S.P.J.  2005. Minnegal, M. (ed.) Sustainable Environments, Sustainable Communities. Australian Anthropological Society Newsletter 99: 19-23.

Batterbury, S.P.J.  2005. Johnson R.J. and M. Williams (eds.) A Century of British Geography.  The Geographical Review 95(1):145-148.


Batterbury, S.P.J. 2002. Watts, M.J. Struggles over geographyEconomic Geography 78 (1): 96-98.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2002. Baker, K. Indigenous land management in West Africa: an environmental balancing act. African Affairs 101(403): 266-268.  Also in the Cultural and Political Ecology Newsletter 38, 2001

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2002. Mortimore, M. Roots in the African Dust: Sustaining the Sub-Saharan drylands. And Mortimore M & Adams WM. Working the Sahel Annals of the Association of American Geographers  91 (2): 442-445


Batterbury, S.P.J. 2001. Howorth, C. Rebuilding the local landscape: environmental management in Burkina Faso & Stone, G. Settlement Ecology: the social and spatial organization of Kofyar agriculture. Land Degradation and Development 12: 87-92.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2001. Mortimore, M. Roots in the African Dust: Sustaining the Sub-Saharan drylands Africa 71 (1): 181 And in Cultural Ecology Newsletter of the AAG 35 2000.                


Batterbury, S.P.J. 2000. Mackenzie, F. Land, ecology and resistance in Kenya, 1880-1952. Progress in Human Geography 24(1):154-155.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 2000. The Roots of Change: Human Behaviour and Agricultural Evolution in Mali Experimental Agriculture (lost by editors so not published).

2000. Batterbury, S.P.J. & S. Redgrave. Walch, J. In the Net: an internet guide for activists. Times Literary Supplement (London) May 12: p32.                        


Batterbury, S.P.J.  1999. Chapbers, R. Who's Reality Counts?  Putting the First Last.  European Journal of Development Research. 11(1): 208-209.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 1999. Cordell, D. et. al. Hoe and Wage: a circular migration system in West Africa. African Affairs 98 (393): 591-592.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 1999. Bryant, R. & Bailey, S. Third World Political Ecology. Land Degradation and Development. 10(4): 397-399.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 1999. Jan Sterkenburg, J. and van der Weil, A. Integrated Rural Development: Experiences with Netherlands Aid in Africa. Haramata 34: 24-25.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 1999. Mainguet, M. Aridity: Droughts and Human Development. Haramata 34: 23.


Batterbury, S.P.J. 1998. Lund, C. Law, Power and Politics in Niger  Haramata 33:p22. And in Cultural Ecology Newsletter of the AAG (34)


Batterbury, S.P.J. 1998. Campfens, H. Community Development around the world. Third World Planning Review 20(1):119-120.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 1998. Peet, R & Watts, M (eds) Liberation Ecologies. Routledge. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 89(1):122-124. And in Cultural Ecology Newsletter of the AAG (30) 1997

Batterbury, S.P.J. 1998. Eden, M & Parry, J (eds) Land Degradation in the Tropics: Environmental and Policy Issues. Pinter. The Geographical Journal 164(2): 223.


Batterbury, S.P.J. 1997. Englebert, P. 1996. Burkina Faso: Unsteady Statehood in West Africa. Westview. African Affairs 96(383):305-307.


Batterbury, S.P.J. 1996. Baland, J-M & Platteau, J-P. Halting Degradation of Natural Resources. Is there a role for rural communities? Third World Planning Review 18(4):483-484.

Batterbury, S.P.J. 1996. Ndione, E., De Leener, P., Ndiaye, M., Jacolin, P., & Perier, J.-P. 1995. The Future of Community Lands: Human Resources.  Local Environment 1(2):238-240.


Batterbury, S.P.J. 1992. Beets, W. Raising and Sustaining Productivity of Smallholder Farming Systems in the Tropics. Cultural Ecology Newsletter of the AAG. 20: 4.


Batterbury, S.P.J. 1989.  Mehretu, A. Regional Disparity in Sub-Saharan Africa:  Structural Readjustment of Uneven Development. Economic Geography


6. Media & other stuff:

 Press on the Batterbury garden in Bathampton, UK


7. Sarah C.E. Batterbury (my sister, formerly CDS University of Bristol)

Batterbury, S.C.E. 2010. Language policy and social justice: the case of BSL.  Masters thesis, MSc. Deaf Studies, University of Bristol.

Batterbury, S.C.E. 1994. An evaluation of EC Structural Funds policies in Sardinia: the promotion of small and medium sized enterprises. West London Papers in Environmental Studies 2: 47-64.    ISSN 0965-805X.


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