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Adrian joined the Business School in 2012 after being a Senior Lecturer, Reader and Professor of Geographical Sciences between 1985 and 2006. Prior to that he was a Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Zambia for 10 years.

He has been involved in research, teaching and field activities concerned with African development and the environment for more than four decades. His work links field research to teaching and advisory support for a number of NGOs and government agencies. He has also worked with a range of international development agencies such as the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, the World Bank and UK AID / DFID. He has also worked with the governments of Zambia, Ethiopia and Malawi, and with the World Conservation Union and the Ramsar Convention.

He has been the Director of the Centre for Wetlands, Environment and Livelihoods at the University and is also a Director of a European based NGO, Wetland Action.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Natural resource management and livelihoods in Africa 
  • Wetland and forests 

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Research Output 2014 2018

1 Citations

African Forest Honey: an Overlooked NTFP with Potential to Support Livelihoods and Forests

Lowore, J., Meaton, J. & Wood, A. 8 Mar 2018 In : Environmental Management. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Baro-Akobo River Basin Wetlands: Livelihoods and Sustainable Regional Land Management (Ethiopia)

Wood, A., Sutcliffe, J. P. & Dixon, A. 4 Aug 2016 The Wetland Book: II: Distribution, Description and Conservation. Finlayson, C. M., Milton, G. R., Prentice, R. C. & Davidson, N. C. (eds.). Springer Netherlands, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

land management
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community resource management
traditional knowledge

SWFLG Briefing Note 15: Biodiversity Assessment - Sheko Forest, South West Ethiopia

Tolera, M., Wood, A., Awas, T. & Hesselden, F. (ed.) Apr 2016 University of Huddersfield. 4 p. (Wild Coffee Conservation and PFM Project (WCC-PFM))

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

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Activities 2015 2015

  • 3 Oral presentation