Research focus on the relations between livelihood strategies of rural communities, farming system and land use changes with special reference to East and Southern African conditions. A more specific focus has been on the environmental and socioeconomic (livelihood) effects of land use intensification in relation to introduction of new technologies (fi use of animal traction) into farming systems in the tropics, including evaluation of land and natural resources.
• Other areas of interest are studies of rural-urban dynamics and the role of agriculture to people’s livelihoods (East and Southern Africa), and the vulnerability to climate change of small island communities (Solomon Islands).
• 26 years of teaching experience at university level - involving graduate and post graduate courses and supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD projects.
• Use of Earth Observation techniques for monitoring of vegetation, land use/cover and water resources.