Rodd Myers

CIFOR Associate

Rodd Myers is a CIFOR Associate on the Equal Opportunity, Gender, Justice and Tenure Research Team. He is an environmental social scientist working as a practitioner and researcher on poverty, agricultural and forest governance networks since 1999. He is a transdisciplinary, mixed-method researcher examining power relations and policy implications for people and the natural environment. His research interests are broadly in the area of political ecology and specifically in land-use change, governance, land tenure security, environmental justice, conservation, smallholder forest and farm management systems, indigenous land rights, agricultural expansion, degrowth, the hegemony of global neoliberalism in natural resource governance, and global natural resource production networks. Rodd is experienced in project design, operation, monitoring and evaluation and has led dozens of project teams in 23 countries in Africa, the Americas and Asia. He currently serves as the Managing Director of the Dala Institute, is a Senior Associate at the University of Gadjah Mada Faculty of Forestry (Indonesia), and a Visiting Fellow / External Member of the Global Environmental Justice Group at the University of East Anglia (UK). Rodd has a PhD in International Development from the University of East Anglia (UK), MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development from Imperial College (UK) and BA Honours from the University of Calgary (Canada).