Andrew McGregor

Associate Professor

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My research falls under the broad umbrellas of human geography, political ecology and development studies. I am particularly interested in exploring alternative human-nature relations in the context of climate change and the Anthropocene.

I am currently involved in three main research projects.

  1. Food futures in the Anthropocene.  This project focuses on the proposals being assembled to respond to growing awareness about then climatic and environmental impacts of animal agriculture.  A number of futures are being proposed, from greater manipulation of animal bodies, to fake or artificial meats grown in labs, to much broader social change involve a switch toward flexitarian, vegetarian and vegan diets.  This project explores the affects of these different proposals for food futures, as well as human-livestock relations.
  2. REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation +) as a a new form of global environmental governance.  Emissions from deforestation, like livestock emissions, are a key driver of climate change and REDD+ is the main international vehicle that has been developed to address those emissions.  In this project I focus on REDD+ as a new form of environmental governance, tracing the differential impacts of this program on different human and non-human stakeholders in Indonesia and beyond.
  3. Animals in development.  This is a new research agenda that focuses on the experiences of non-human animals in development processes.  Animals are chronically under-researched in development studies and yet their lives and habitats are fundamentally transformed.  In this research project I am developing a multi-species approach to development studies.

Most of my research focuses on Australia, New Zealand and the Southeast Asian region, particularly Timor-Leste, Myanmar and Indonesia. I also co-Chair the Environments Societies and Power research cluster. I welcome research enquiries on any of these or related topics.

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Projects 2016 2017

Research Outputs 1998 2019

Rescaling political ecology? World regional approaches to climate change in the Asia Pacific

Miller, F. P. & McGregor, A., 20 May 2019, In : Progress in Human Geography.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

environmental policy
climate change
political ecology

Sociocarbon cycles: assembling and governing forest carbon in Indonesia

McGregor, A., Challies, E., Thomas, A., Astuti, R., Howson, P., Afiff, S., Kindon, S. & Bond, S., Feb 2019, In : Geoforum. 99, p. 32-41 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

political program
social research
climate change

Spiritual enrichment or ecological protection? A multi-scale analysis of cultural ecosystem services at the Mai Pokhari, a Ramsar site of Nepal

Chaudhary, S., McGregor, A., Houston, D. & Chettri, N., Oct 2019, In : Ecosystem Services. 39, p. 1-10 10 p., 100972.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

ecosystem service
ecosystem services
policy making

A critical analysis of global ecosystem services (Paristhitiki sewa) discourse in Nepal

Chaudhary, S. & McGregor, A., Jun 2018, In : Land Use Policy. 75, p. 364-374 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

critical analysis
ecosystem service
ecosystem services

Approaching Southeast Asian development

McGregor, A., Law, L. & Miller, F., 2018, Routledge handbook of Southeast Asian development. McGregor, A., Law, L. & Miller, F. (eds.). London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 3-13 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review