Resources, Environment & Development (RE&D)

The Resources, Environment & Development (RE&D) Program is an inter-disciplinary program of research on the historical, social and institutional context of natural resource management in the countries of the Asia-Pacific region. The RE&D Program aims to function as a key node in the regional and international network of institutions that undertake or use research on the social, political and economic aspects of environmental and resource management issues in this part of the world. This goal is accomplished through a diverse portfolio of research, consultancy and postgraduate teaching activities.

Gendering the Field »

Towards Sustainable Livelihoods for Mining Communities

Edited by: Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt
Tuesday, 1 March, 2011

The chapters in this book offer concrete examples from all over the world to show how community livelihoods in mineral-rich tracts can be more sustainable by fully integrating gender concerns into all aspects of the relationship between mining pra


The Lihir Destiny »

Cultural Responses to Mining in Melanesia

Authored by: Nicholas A. Bainton
Friday, 1 October, 2010

The people of the Lihir Islands in Papua New Guinea have long held visions of a prosperous new future, often referred to by local leaders as the ‘Lihir Destiny’.


Reite Plants »

An Ethnobotanical Study in Tok Pisin and English

Authored by: Porer Nombo, James Leach
Friday, 1 January, 2010

Reite Plants is a documentation and discussion of the uses of plants by speakers of the Nekgini language, a people who reside in the hinterland of the Rai Coast in northern Papua New Guinea.


Boats to Burn »

Bajo Fishing Activity in the Australian Fishing Zone

Authored by: Natasha Stacey
Friday, 1 June, 2007

Under a Memorandum of Understanding between Indonesia and Australia, traditional Indonesian fishermen are permitted access to fish in a designated area inside the 200 nautical mile Australian Fishing Zone (AFZ).


Customary Land Tenure & Registration in Australia and Papua New Guinea »

Anthropological Perspectives

Edited by: James Weiner, Katie Glaskin
Friday, 1 June, 2007

The main theme of this volume is a discussion of the ways in which legal mechanisms, such as the Land Groups Incorporation Act (1974) in PNG, and the Native Title Act (1993) in Australia, do not, as they purport, serve merely


State, Communities and Forests In Contemporary Borneo »

Saturday, 1 July, 2006

The name ‘Borneo’ evokes visions of constantly changing landscapes, but with important island-wide continuities.