James (J.T.) Erbaugh

Academic Appointments

Research Associate

James (J.T.) Erbaugh is an environmental social scientist who studies institutional change, international development, and environmental conservation. He combines data from surveys, censuses, remotely sensed land cover, and policy content to understand the way rules and norms influence social-environmental change. He is particularly interested in understanding resource management outcomes for forests and forest proximate populations, with a focus on contemporary Indonesia. He is affiliated with the Forest and Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Evaluation (FLARE) network as well as the International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) research group. His research has been funded by the Social Science Research Council, the Fulbright Program, the Borlaug Fellowship in Global Food Security, and the UK Department for International Development. Before working in higher education, J.T. taught middle school science on the Navajo Nation and English as a second language in rural Central Java.

Curriculum Vitae Personal Website
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B.A. Miami University
M.Phil. University of Oxford
Ph.D. University of Michigan

Selected publications

Harbi, J., Erbaugh, J. T., Sidiq, M., Haasler, B., & Nurrochmat, D. R. (2018). Making a bridge between livelihoods and forest conservation: Lessons from non timber forest products’ utilization in South Sumatera, Indonesia. Forest Policy and Economics, 94, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2018.05.011

Erbaugh, J.T., Oldekop, J. (2018). Forest landscape restoration for livelihoods and well-being. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 32, 76-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2018.05.007

Nurrochmat, D.R., Adi, I., Purwadianto, A., Maryudi, A., Nugroho, I.A., Hardjanto, Purwadianto, A., Maryudi, A., Erbaugh, J.T. (2017). Shifting contestation into cooperation: Strategy to incorporate different interest of actors in medicinal plants in Meru Betiri National Park, Indonesia. Forest Policy and Economics. 83, 162-168. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2017.08.005

Erbaugh, J.T., Agrawal, A. (2017). Clarifying the landscape approach: A Letter to the Editor on “Integrated landscape approaches to managing social and environmental issues in the tropics.” Global Change Biology. 23, 4453-4454. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13788

Erbaugh, J.T., Nurrochmat, D.R., Purnomo, H. (2017). Regulation, formalization, and smallholder timber production in northern Central Java, Indonesia. Agroforestry Systems. 91, 867-880. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10457-016-0037-6

Nurrochmat, D.R., Dharmawan, A.H., Obidzinski, K., Dermawan, A., Erbaugh, J.T. (2016). Contesting national and international forest regimes: Case of timber legality certification for community forests in Central Java, Indonesia. Forest Policy and Economics. 68, 54-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2014.09.008

Ekayani, M., Nurrochmat, D.R., Saharjo, B.H., Erbaugh, J.T. (2015). Assessing Conformity of Scientific Voices and Local Needs to Combat Forest Fire in Indonesia 21. Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropis. 83-91.