Dr. Micah Ingalls
Senior Research Scientist
Land Resources Cluster
Areas of professional focus at CDE
- Agrobiodiversity, upland production systems and landscape resilience
- Land governance in the Mekong
- 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.
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, United States, United Kingdom, Vietnam
English, Lao, Thai, Bengali
Cole, R. and Ingalls, M. L. (in preparation, invited chapter). Sustainable Rural Development in Vietnam and Lao PDR, in Bekkevold, J. I., Hansen, A. and Nordhaug, K. (Eds.) Understanding the ‘Socialist Market Economy’: Development,Transformations and Contradictions in China, Vietnam and Laos. Routledge Publishing.
Vongkhamho, S. and M. L. Ingalls (in press). Navigating the shifting landscape: Benzoin at the forest-farm interface. In Cairns, M. (Ed.) Farmer Innovations and Best Practices by Shifting Cultivators in Asia-Pacific. CABI Publishing.
Ingalls, M. L., Kohout, A. and R. C. Stedman. (under review). When Places Collide: Power, Conflict and Meaning at Malheur. Special Issue: The Role of Sense of Place in Social Ecological System Dynamics: Moving from theory to empirical exploration. Sustainability Science.
Schneider, F., Kläy, A., Zimmermann, A.B., Buser, T., Ingalls, M. and Messerli, P., 2019. How can science support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development? Four tasks to tackle the normative dimension of sustainability. Sustainability Science, pp.1-12.
Ingalls, M.L., Diepart, J.-C., Truong, N., Hayward, D., Neil, T., Phomphakdy, C., Bernhard, R., Fogarizzu, S., Epprecht, M., Nanhthavong, V., Vo, D.H., Nguyen, D., Nguyen, P.A., Saphangthong, T., Inthavong, C., Hett, C. and Tagliarino, N. 2018. State of Land in the Mekong Region. Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern and Mekong Region Land Governance. Bern, Switzerland and Vientiane, Lao PDR, with Bern Open Publishing. 209 pp.
Ingalls, M.L., P. Meyfroidt, P.T. To and M. Kenney-Lazar 2018. The transboundary displacement of forest change under REDD+: Problematic intersections between land-grabbing and trade flows in the Mekong. Global Environmental Change 50: 255-267.
Ingalls, M.L. and D. Mansfield. 2017. Resilience on the margin: Insurgency, agency and conflict in Afghanistan’s Spin Ghar. Geoforum, 84, pp.126-137.
Ingalls, M.L. 2017. Not just another variable: Untangling the spatialities of power in social-ecological systems. Ecology and Society 22(3).
Ingalls, M.L. and R.C. Stedman. 2017. Identity Processes in Social-Ecological Systems: a Dialectical Approach. Human Ecology Review
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., 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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)