Dr. James Abbott
Areas of Specialization:
Highly variable natural and human landscapes; rural livelihoods; Africa
Small-scale fisheries; environmental indicators; non-state institutional actors
Current & Future Research:
Examination of the role of the Arctic Char fishery in Nunavut's economic development and food security
Exploitation of floodplain fisheries and regional distribution chains in Southern Africa (funded by NINA-NIKU)
Julia Bronnmann; Martin D. Smith; James Abbott; Clinton H Hay; Tor Naesje. (in review) Integration of a local fish market in Namibia with the global seafood trade: Implications for fish traders and sustainability. World Development.
Wachowiak, M., Smolikova-Wachowiak, R., Dobbs, B., Abbott, JG. and Walters, D. 2015. Interactive Web-Based Visualization for Lake Monitoring in Community-Based Participatory Research: A Pilot Study Using a Commercial Vessel to Monitor Lake Nipissing. Environment and Pollution 4(2) DOI: 10.5539/ep.v4n2p42.
Abbott, J., Hay, C., Næsje, T., Tweddle. D. 2015 Copper and Rain: Evolution of a Marketing Channel in a Rapidly Evolving Region of Southern Africa. Journal of Southern African Studies. vol. 41, no. 1.
Abbott, J., Campbell, L. (2009) Environmental histories and emerging fisheries management of the Upper Zambezi River floodplains. Conservation & Society 7: 83-99.
Abbott, J., Campbell, L. Hay, C., Næsje, T., and Purvis, J. (2007) Vendor livelihoods in the Upper Zambezi River floodplains. Human Ecology 35: 559-574.
Abbott, J., Campbell, L. Hay, C., Næsje, T., Ndumba, A. and Purvis, J. (2007) Rivers as resources, rivers as borders: Community vs. transboundary management of fisheries in the Upper Zambezi River floodplains. Canadian Geographer 51: 280-302.
Campbell, L., Gray, N., Meletis, Z., Abbott, J. and Silver, J. (2006) Gatekeepers and keymasters: Dynamic relationships of access in geographical field work. Geographical Review 96: 97-121.
Murphy, C. and Abbott, J. (2006) A description and preliminary assessment of participatory development policies and application in Namibia. Tanzania Journal of Development Studies 6: 47-56.