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Alan Grainger Dr Alan Grainger

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School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK

Email:
a.grainger

Telephone:
+44 (0) 113 34 33335

Student hours:
Monday 1300-1400

Publications

Papers

  • Grainger A (2017) The Prospect of Global Environmental Relativities After an Anthropocene Tipping Point, Forest Policy and Economics, 79, pp.36-49. doi: 10.1016/j.forpol.2017.01.008
  • Grainger A (2017) Citizen Observatories and the New Earth Observation Science, Remote Sensing, 9, . doi: 10.3390/rs9020153
  • Bastin JF; Berrahmouni N; Grainger A; Maniatis D; Mollicone D; Moore R; Patriarca C; Picard N; Sparrow B; Abraham EM; Aloui K; Atesoglu A; Attore F; Bassüllü C; Bey A; Garzuglia M; García-Montero LG; Groot N; Guerin G; Laestadius L; Lowe AJ; Mamane B, (2017) The extent of forest in dryland biomes, Science, 356, pp.635-638. doi: 10.1126/science.aam6527
  • Akhtar-Schuster M; Amiraslani F; Morejon CFD; Escadafal R; Fulajtar E; Grainger A; Kellner K; Khan SI; Pardo OP; Sauchanka U; Stringer LC; Reda F; Thomas RJ (2016) Designing a new science-policy communication mechanism for the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, Environmental Science and Policy, 63, pp.122-131. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2016.03.009
  • Adekola O; Mitchell G; Grainger A (2015) Inequality and ecosystem services: The value and social distribution of Niger Delta wetland services, Ecosystem Services, 12, pp.42-54. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2015.01.005
  • Keenan RJ; Reams GA; Achard F; de Freitas JV; Grainger A; Lindquist E (2015) Dynamics of global forest area: Results from the FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015, Forest Ecology and Management, 352, pp.9-20. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2015.06.014
  • Grainger A (2012) Forest sustainability indicator systems as procedural policy tools in global environmental governance, Global Environmental Change, 22, pp.147-160. doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2011.09.001
  • Reynolds JF; Grainger A; Stafford Smith DM; Bastin G; Garcia-Barrios L; Fernández RJ; Janssen MA; Jürgens N; Scholes RJ; Veldkamp A; Verstraete MM; Von Maltitz G; Zdruli P (2011) Scientific concepts for an integrated analysis of desertification, Land Degradation and Development, 22, pp.166-183. doi: 10.1002/ldr.1104
  • Sommer S; Zucca C; Grainger A; Cherlet M; Zougmore R; Sokona Y; Hill J; Della Peruta R; Roehrig J; Wang G (2011) Application of indicator systems for monitoring and assessment of desertification from national to global scales, Land Degradation and Development, 22, pp.184-197. doi: 10.1002/ldr.1084
  • Verstraete MM; Hutchinson CF; Grainger A; Stafford Smith M; Scholes RJ; Reynolds JF; Barbosa P; Léon A; Mbow C (2011) Towards a global drylands observing system: Observational requirements and institutional solutions, Land Degradation and Development, 22, pp.198-213. doi: 10.1002/ldr.1046
  • Grainger A; Obersteiner M (2011) A framework for structuring the global forest monitoring landscape in the REDD+ era, Environmental Science and Policy, 14, pp.127-139. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2010.10.006
  • Barbier EB; Burgess JC; Grainger A (2010) The forest transition: Towards a more comprehensive theoretical framework, Land Use Policy, 27, pp.98-107. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2009.02.001
  • Grainger A (2010) Uncertainty in the construction of global knowledge of tropical forests, Progress in Physical Geography, 34, pp.811-844. doi: 10.1177/0309133310387326
  • Grainger A (2010) Reducing uncertainty about hybrid lay-scientific concepts, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 2, pp.444-451. doi: 10.1016/j.cosust.2010.09.006
  • Baker DJ; Richards G; Grainger A; Gonzalez P; Brown S; DeFries R; Held A; Kellndorfer J; Ndunda P; Ojima D; Skrovseth PE; Souza C; Stolle F (2010) Achieving forest carbon information with higher certainty: A five-part plan, Environmental Science and Policy, 13, pp.249-260. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2010.03.004
  • Grainger A; Boucher DH; Frumhoff PC; Laurance WF; Lovejoy T; McNeely J; Niekisch M; Raven P; Sodhi NS; Venter O; Pimm SL (2009) Biodiversity and REDD at Copenhagen, Current Biology, 19, . doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2009.10.001
  • Grainger A (2009) Towards a new global forest science, International Forestry Review, 11, pp.126-133. doi: 10.1505/ifor.11.1.126
  • Grainger A (2009) The role of science in implementing international environmental agreements: The case of desertification, Land Degradation and Development, 20, pp.410-430. doi: 10.1002/ldr.898
  • Grainger A (2009) Measuring the planet to fill terrestrial data gaps, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106, pp.20557-20558. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0912298107
  • Grainger A (2008) Difficulties in tracking the long-term global trend in tropical forest area, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105, pp.818-823. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0703015105
  • Grainger A (2008) Amazonia pathways to policy-makers, Planet Earth, pp.12-15.
  • Grainger A; Konteh W (2007) Autonomy, ambiguity and symbolism in African politics: The development of forest policy in Sierra Leone, Land Use Policy, 24, pp.42-61. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2005.09.001
  • Grainger A; Malayang BS (2006) A model of policy changes to secure sustainable forest management and control of deforestation in the Philippines, Forest Policy and Economics, 8, pp.67-80. doi: 10.1016/j.forpol.2004.05.005
  • Grainger A (2006) The role of end users in an international statistical process: the case of tropical forest statistics, Journal of Official Statistics, .
  • Grainger A (2005) Environmental globalization and tropical forests, Globalizations, 2, pp.335-348. doi: 10.1080/14747730500367942
  • Grainger A (2004) Societal change and the control of deforestation in Thailand, International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 11, pp.364-379. doi: 10.1080/13504500409469840
  • Bradley D; Grainger A (2004) Social resilience as a controlling influence on desertification in Senegal, Land Degradation and Development, 15, pp.451-470. doi: 10.1002/ldr.628
  • Cameron A; Thomas CD; Green RE; Bakkenes M; Beaumont LJ; Collingham YC; Erasmus BFN; Ferreira de Siqueira M; Grainger A; Hannah L; Hughes L; Huntley B; Midgley GF; Miles L; Ortega-Huerta MA; Peterson AT; Phillips OL; van Jaarsveld AS; Williams SE (2004) Will climate change catch us off guard?, Conservation in Practice, 5, pp.28-29.
  • Thomas CD; Williams SE; Cameron A; Green RE; Bakkenes M; Beaumont LJ; Collingham YC; Erasmus BFN; Ferreira de Siqueira M; Grainger A; Hannah L; Hughes L; Huntley B; Midgley GF; Miles L; Ortega-Huerta MA; Peterson AT; Phillips OL; van Jaarsveld AS (2004) Biodiversity conservation: uncertainity in predictions of extinction risk/ effects of changes in climate and land use/ climate change and extinction risk (reply), Nature, 430, pp.4-5.
  • Miles L; Grainger A; Phillips O (2004) The impact of global climate change on tropical forest biodiversity in Amazonia, Global Ecology and Biogeography, 13, pp.553-565. doi: 10.1111/j.1466-822X.2004.00105.x
  • Thomas CD; Cameron A; Green RE; Bakkenes M; Beaumont LJ; Collingham YC; Erasmus BFN; Ferreira De Siqueira M; Grainger A; Hannah L; Hughes L; Huntley B; Van Jaarsveld AS; Midgley GF; Miles L; Ortega-Huerta MA; Peterson AT; Phillips OL; Williams SE (2004) Extinction risk from climate change, Nature, 427, pp.145-148. doi: 10.1038/nature02121
  • Miles L; Grainger A; Phillips O (2004) The impact of global climate change on tropical forest biodiversity in Amazonia, GLOBAL ECOL BIOGEOGR, 13, pp.553-565.
  • Rose S; Grainger A (2003) Multivariate mapping of spatial variation in biodiversity in Peruvian Amazonia, Diversity and Distributions, 9, pp.237-249. doi: 10.1046/j.1472-4642.2003.00019.x
  • Grainger A; Francisco HA; Tiraswat P (2003) The impact of changes in agricultural technology on long-term trends in deforestation, Land Use Policy, 20, pp.209-223. doi: 10.1016/S0264-8377(03)00009-7
  • Matthews E; Grainger A (2002) Evaluation of FAO's Global Forest Resources Assessment from the user perspective, Unasylva, 53, pp.42-50.
  • Grainger A (1999) The role of spatial scale in sustainable development, International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 6, pp.251-264.
  • Grainger A (1999) Constraints on modelling the deforestation and degradation of tropical open woodlands, Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters, 8, pp.179-190.
  • Grainger A (1997) Compensating for opportunity costs in forest-based global climate change mitigation, Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 27, pp.163-176.
  • Grainger A (1996) An evaluation of the FAO Tropical Forest Resource Assessment 1990, Geographical Journal., 162, pp.73-79.
  • Grainger A (1995) The forest transition: an alternative approach, Area, 27, pp.242-251.
  • Grainger A (1995) Journal of World Forest Resource Management (editorship), Journal of World Forest Resource Management, 6, .
  • Grainger A (1995) Compensating for opportunity costs in forest-based strategies to mitigate global climate change, Environmental and Resource Economics, .
  • Grainger A (1995) National land use morphology: patterns and possibilities, Geography Journal of the Geographical Association, 20, pp.235-245.
  • Grainger A (1995) The national land use transition and tropical deforestation, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, .
  • Grainger A (1995) International Tree Crops Journal (editorship), International Tree Crops Journal, 7, .
  • Grainger A (1993) Rates of deforestation in the humid tropics: estimates and measurements, Geographical Journal, 159, pp.33-44.
  • Grainger A; Iverson LR; Liu D; Prasad A; Brown S (1993) Carbon sequestration in South/Southeast Asia: an assessment of technically suitable forest lands using geographic information systems analysis, Climate Research, 3, pp.23-38.

Books

  • Purvis MC; Grainger A (2004) Exploring Sustainable Development: Geographical Perspectives, Earthscan, London, pp.401.
  • Grainger A (1992) Controlling Tropical Deforestation, Earthscan Publications, London, pp.310pp.

Book Chapters

  • Grainger A (2010) The bigger picture - tropical forest change in context, concept and practice., In: Nagendra H; Southworth J (Ed) Reforesting Landscapes: Linking Pattern and Process, Springer, pp.15-43.
  • Grainger A (2008) Tropical moist forests and development., In: Desai V; Potter RB (Ed) Companion to Development Studies. 2nd Edition, Hodder, pp.324-330.
  • Li JY; Grainger A; Hesley ZJ; Hofstad O; Sankhayan PL; Diallo O; O`Kting`ati A (2004) Using GIS techniques to evaluate community sustainability in open forestlands in Sub-Saharan Africa, In: Deakin M; Dixon-Gough R; Mansberger R (Ed) Methodologies,Models and Instruments for Rural and Urban Land Management, Ashgate, Aldershot, pp.146-163.
  • Grainger A (2004) Introduction, In: Purvis M; Grainger A (Ed) Geographical Perspectives on Sustainable Development, Earthscan Publications,London, pp.1-32.
  • Grainger A (2004) The role of spatial scale and spatial interactions, In: Purvis M; Grainger A (Ed) Geographical Perspectives on Sustainable Development, Earthscan Publications,London, pp.50-84.
  • Grainger A (2004) Sustainable development and international relations, In: Purvis M; Grainger A (Ed) Geographical Perspectives on Sustainable Development, Earthscan Publications,london, pp.279-312.
  • Grainger A (2002) Tropical moist forests and development, In: Desai V; potter RB (Ed) The Companion to Development Studies, Arnold, London, pp.310-318.
  • Grainger A; Bradley D (1997) A GIS modelling approach to monitoring rangeland degradation and desertification, In: Squires; R V; Sidahmed; E A (Ed) Drylands. Sustainable use of rangelands into the Twenty First Century, International Fund for Agricultural Development, Rome, pp.107-124.
  • Grainger A (1997) Modelling Tropical Land Use Change and Deforestation, In: Goldsmith B (Ed) Tropical Rain Forests: A Wider Perspective, Chapman and Hall, London, pp.302-344.
  • Grainger A; Burschel P; Cannell M; Kauppi P; Sathaye J; Brown S (1996) Management of forests for mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions., In: Watson; T R; Zinyowera; C M; Moss; H R (Ed) Climate Change 1995. Impacts, Adaptations and Mitigation of Climate Change: Scientific-Technical Analyses. Contribution of Working Group II to the Second Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental P, Cambridge University Press., pp.772-797.
  • Grainger A (1996) Forest Environments, In: Adams; M W; Goudie; S A; Orme; R A (Ed) The Physical Geography of Africa, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp.173-195.
  • Grainger A (1996) Assessing the environmental impacts of national development, In: Kirkpatrick; C; Lee; N (Ed) Integrating Environmental Assessment and Socio-Economic Appraisal in the Development Process, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp.pp.
  • Grainger A (1996) The degradation of tropical rain forest in Southeast Asia: taxonomy and appraisal., In: Eden; E M; Parry; T J (Ed) Land Degradation in the Tropics., Mansell Publishers, London., pp.61-75.
  • Grainger A (1996) Integrating the socio-economic and physical dimensions of degraded tropical lands in global climate change mitigation assessments., In: Apps; M; Price; T D (Ed) Forest Ecosystems, Forest Management and the Global Climate Cycle, Springer Verlag, Berlin., pp.335-348.
  • Grainger A (1996) Modelling anthropogenic degredation of drylands and the potential to mitigate global climate change, In: Squires; V; Glenn; A (Ed) Combating Global Warming by Combating Land Degradation, United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, pp.193-214.
  • Grainger A (1993) Population as concept and parameter in the modelling of tropical land use change, University of Michigan Press, pp.71-101.
  • Grainger A; Dale V; Houghton R; Lugo A; Brown S (1993) Emissions of greenhouse gases from tropical deforestation and subsequent uses of land, Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment in the Humid Tropics, Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment in the Humid Tropics, pp.215-260.

Other Publications

  • Grainger A (2008) Representing Africa. Book review of: Suffering for territory: Race, place, and power in Zimbabwe. By Donald S. Moore. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2005., CURRENT ANTHROPOLOGY, 49, pp.531-533.