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Jerry Keith   Jacka

Associate Professor
University of Colorado Boulder (United States)

My research focuses on the intersection of development, natural resource management, and the political ecology of land use and land cover change. Since 1998, I have worked in communities adjacent to the world-class Porgera Gold Mine in highlands Papua New Guinea examining the differential impacts of mining on social and ecological systems in Porgera. My book, Alchemy in the Rain Forest: Politics, Ecology, and Resilience in a New Guinea Mining Area, was published by Duke University Press in 2015. Currently, I am have two projects in Papua New Guinea. The first examines the impacts of the 2015 El Niño on food security and social relations in western Enga Province. The second explores the dynamics of post-conflict community rebuilding in the wake of eight years of violent tribal fighting.
Environmental sciences
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Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania (ASAO)
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Indigenous languages
Ipili, Enga

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