Project Role: Research Fellow
Project: Next generation agricultural extension: social relations for practice change
About: Dr Thong Tran is a human ecologist with extensive work experiences in mainland Southeast Asia. He earned his PhD at The Australian National University. His research looks into climate-development dynamics in the Mekong region, with a particular focus on (transboundary) environmental governance, agrarian transformation, livelihood resilience, climate change adaptation, social learning, rural and social innovations, knowledge governance, environmental justice, and institutional change. In his research contexts, he works closely with local farmers and stakeholders including government agencies, scientists, and private sectors in seeking ways to tackle the compounding effects of climate change and upstream/in situ development processes and to enhance farmers’ capacity to deal with change. His research has been published in leading journals of Geography, Planning and Development such as Global Environmental Change, Environmental Science and Policy, Land Use Policy, Asia Pacific Viewpoint, Environmental Policy and Governance. Before joining The University of Melbourne, he was a Research Fellow at National University of Singapore (2018-2021) and Fulbright University Vietnam (2022). He is an Associate Editor for Society and Natural Resources and also a member of the editorial boards for Journal of Flood Risk Management and International Journal of Water Resources Development.
Honorary Lecturer, Fenner School of Environment and Society, College of Science, The Australian National University
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