Dr. Micah Ingalls

Senior Research Scientist

Land Resources Cluster

Phone
00856 30 988 16 48
E-Mail
micah.ingalls@cde.unibe.ch
Office
CDE Lao Country Office
Postal Address
Dr. Micah Ingalls
CDE Lao Country Office
Unit 11, #136, Simuang Road, Hom 1
P.O. Box 1438
Ban Phapo, Vientiane
LAO PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

Areas of professional focus at CDE

  • Agrobiodiversity, upland production systems and landscape resilience
  • Land governance in the Mekong

Projects

  • The Agro-Biodiversity Initiative (TABI)
  • Mekong Regional Land Governance Project- State of Land
  • Displacement of forest pressures: International leakage, land-grabbing and global commodity chains
  • Large-scale Land Transactions and Geopolitical Security in the Mekong
  • Ongoing multi-institutional research projects: Contestation and Western Federal Lands (USA), Agrarian identity and navigating transitional landscapes (USA); Political ecology, resilience and conflict processes on the Afghan-Pakistani border; Wetlands restoration and governance (Lao PDR and Cambodia); Climate-resilient landscapes (multi-regional)

Further professional interests

  • Applied research and technical service delivery along the society-nature nexus in South, Central and Southeast Asia and North America. Key focal topics include complex (social-ecological) systems' analysis, natural resource governance, environmental conservation, climate change and conflict processes.

Field experience

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, United States, United Kingdom, Vietnam

Languages

English, Lao, Thai, Bengali

2016

Ingalls, M.L. and A. Hart (invited: under review) Operationalizing Social-Ecological Resilience to Climate Change: a Case study from Beung Kiat Ngong Ramsar Wetland, Lao PDR. EcoAgriculture Partners: Washington D.C.

Ingalls, M.L. and D. Mansfield (under review) Resilience on the margin: Insurgency, agency and conflict in Afghanistan’s Spin Ghar. Geoforum.

Ingalls, M.L. (under review) Not just another variable: Untangling the spatialities of power in social-ecological systems. Ecology and Society.

Ingalls, M.L., P. X. To, P. Meyfroidt, M. L. Dwyer and M. Kenney-Lazar. 2016. REDD+, International Commodity Flows and the Displacement of Forest Change across Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Forests and Livelihoods Assessment Research and Evaluation (FLARE) Annual Conference. Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (December 2-5, 2016)

Ingalls, M.L. 2016. Navigating the transitional landscape: Farmer identity and social-ecological change. Accepted for the Association of American Geographers (AAG) 2017 Conference. Boston, United States of America (April 5-7, 2017).

Ingalls, M.L. and R.C. Stedman. 2016. Identity Processes in Social-Ecological Systems: a Dialectical Approach. Human Ecology Review (in press)

Lee, J., Ingalls, M., Erickson, J.D. and Wollenberg, E., 2016. Bridging organizations in agricultural carbon markets and poverty alleviation: An analysis of pro-poor carbon market projects in East Africa. Global Environmental Change, 39, pp.98-107.

Ingalls, M.L. and Dwyer, M.B., 2016. Missing the forest for the trees? Navigating the trade-offs between mitigation and adaptation under REDD. Climatic Change, 136(2), pp.353-366.

Ingalls, M. and Stedman, R., 2016. The power problematic: exploring the uncertain terrains of political ecology and the resilience framework. Ecology and Society, 21(1).

Dwyer, M. B., Ingalls, M. L., & Baird, I. G. 2016. The security exception: Development and militarization in Laos’s protected areas. Geoforum, 69, 207-217.

MONRE. 2016. Technical Guidelines for the Review Agriculture and Forestry Projects. Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Vientiane.

MONRE. 2016. Guidelines on the Review of the Initial Environmental Examination. Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Vientiane.

MONRE. 2016. Guidelines on the Review of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment. Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Vientiane.

MONRE. 2016. National Guidelines on Initial Environmental Examination (IEE). Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Vientiane.

MONRE. 2016. National Guidelines on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA). Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Vientiane.

MONRE. 2016. Standard Environmental and Social Obligations of Investment Projects in the Agriculture and Forestry Sector. Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Vientiane.

FAO. 2016. Conceptual Framework for Addressing Regional Displacement of Forest Pressures from Viet Nam. UN-REDD. Hanoi: Viet Nam.

2015

Ingalls M.L. and M. Dwyer. 2015. REDD through the lens of resilience: Navigating the trade-offs. Proceedings of the XIV World Forestry Congress. Durban, South Africa.

Dwyer, M. and M. Ingalls. 2015. REDD+ at the Crossroads: Choices and Tradeoffs for 2015-2020 in Laos. CIFOR Working Paper No. 179. Center for International Forestry Research: Bogor.

Ingalls, M.L. 2015. Guidance Framework on Civil Society Engagement and Partnership. World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Greater Mekong: Bangkok.

2013

MONRE. 2013. Strengthening Community and Ecosystem Resilience against Climate Change Impacts. Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Vientiane.

MONRE. 2013. Guidelines on Ecosystem-based Adaptation Practices in Lao PDR. Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Vientiane.

Stedman, R. and Ingalls, M.L. 2013. Topophilia, Biophilia and Greening in the Red Zone. In Tidball K.G. and Krasny, M.E. (Eds). Greening in the Red Zone: Vulnerability, Resilience and Urgent Biophilia. Springer Press.

2011

Ingalls, M.L. 2011. Pachir Wa Agam Watershed Management Framework. DAI, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - Afghanistan and the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL): Kabul.

2010

Ingalls, M.L. 2010. Dar-e-Mazar Watershed Management Framework. DAI, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-Afghanistan and the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL): Kabul. 182 pages.

2009

Ingalls, M.L. and Luangsackda, K. 2009. Dong Hua Sao- Xe Pian Corridor Profile. Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative, Environmental Operations Centre of the Asian Development Bank: Bangkok.

2008

Ingalls, M.L., Siligato, S., Phongsa, P. and Yin, Y. 2008. Watershed Profile of the Nam Ton. Mekong River Commission (MRC) Watershed Management Programme and Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ): Vientiane.

Memberships:

  • Member (October 2013- present), Natural Resources and Society Research Group, Lao PDR
  • Member (March 2011- present), International Association for Society and Natural Resources
  • Member (May 2012- April 2016), Barrett Research Group Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economic and Management, Cornell University, USA.
  • Member (August 2009- April 2016), Human Dimensions Research Unit (HDRU), Cornell University, USA.

Editorial Board Member:

  • World Development Perspectives (Elsevier)

Peer reviewer for:

  • Ecology and Society (The Resilience Alliance)          
  • Journal of Rural Sociology (Rural Sociological Society)
  • Geoforum (Elsevier)
  • Human Ecology Review (Society for Human Ecology)                     
  • Forests (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI))
  • Climatic Change (Springer)