Jefferson Fox is a Senior Fellow at the East-West Center. He received his Ph.D. in Development Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1983. Dr. Fox’s scholarship focuses on land-use and land-cover change in Asia and the possible cumulative impact of these changes on the region and the global environment. Dr. Fox has co-edited several books, most recently, People and the Environment: Approaches for Linking Household and Community Surveys to Remote Sensing and GIS (Kluwer Academic Press, 2003).
Ongoing research includes:
- Modernization and emerging infectious diseases: The case of avian influenza in Vietnam
- Economic development and land-use change in South and Southeast Asia
- Community management of natural resources in Burma (Myanmar) and Bangladesh
Dr. Fox formerly worked with watershed management projects in Nepal and lectured in the Geography Department at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He speaks Nepali and Bahasa Indonesia. He is a member of the affiliate graduate faculty in geography and anthropology, University of Hawaii.