Dr Terry VAN GEVELT is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Sustainability with joint appointments at the Department of Politics and Public Administration and the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Hong Kong. His current research focuses primarily on extreme weather events and urban resilience; perceptions of climate change; the water-energy-food nexus; and energy access for rural communities in the developing world. His research has been published in leading journals, including Nature Climate ChangeGlobal Environmental ChangeEnergy Policy and Environmental Science and Policy. Terry is also Associate Editor for the journal Energy for Sustainable Development and is a Fellow at the Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance at the University of Cambridge. He holds MPhil and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge. 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • 2020 (forthcoming). Central inspection teams and the enforcement of environmental regulations in China (with C. Xiang). Environmental Science and Policy.
  • 2020. The water-energy-food nexus: Bridging the science-policy divide. Current Opinion in Environmental Science and Health 13: 6-10.
  • 2020. Indigenous communities, ICT and rural development: case studies in Tanzania and Sarawak, Malaysia. In P.B. Anand et al. (ed.) Handbook on BRICS and Emerging Economies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • 2019. Indigenous perceptions of climate anomalies in Malaysian Borneo (with H. Abok, M.M. Bennett, S.D. Fam, F. George, N. Kulathuramaiyer, C.T. Low and T. Zaman). Global Environmental Change 58: 1-11. (Featured in Nature Sustainability as ‘Romanticizing the adaptive capacity of indigenous communities’).
  • 2019. The UK summer heatwave of 2018 and public concern over energy security (with S. Larcom and P.W. She). Nature Climate Change 9: 370-373.
  • 2019. Catching up with the ‘core’: The nature of the agricultural machinery sector and challenges for Chinese manufacturers (with M.T. Safdar). Journal of Development Studies. Online first.
  • 2019. Scaling the nexus: Towards integrated frameworks for analysing water, energy and food (with S. McGrane, M. Acuto, F. Artioli, P.Y. Chen, R. Comber, J. Cottee, G. Farr-Wharton, N. Green, A. Helfgott, S. Larcom, J. McCann, P. O’Reilly, G. Salmoral, M. Scott, L. Todman and X. Yan). The Geographical Journal (online first).
  • 2019. Do voluntary commons associations deliver sustainable grazing outcomes? An empirical study of England (with S. Larcom). Environmental and Resource Economics 73(1): 51-74.
  • 2018. Achieving universal energy access and rural development through smart villages (with C. Canales Holzeis, S. Fennell, B. Heap, J. Holmes, M. Hurley Depret, B. Jones and M.T. Safdar). Energy for Sustainable Development 43: 139-142.
  • 2017. Indigenous community preferences for electricity services: Evidence from a choice experiment in Sarawak, Malaysia (with C. Canales Holzeis, F. George and T. Zaman). Energy Policy 108: 102-110.
  • 2017. Regulating the water-energy-food nexus: Interdependencies, transaction costs and procedural justice (with S. Larcom). Environmental Science and Policy 72: 55-64.
  • 2017. Supporting smallholders in improving wheat cultivation (with T. Chiurugwi, S. Kerr, I. Midgley, L. Boyd, J. Kamwaga, P. Njau, C. Canales Holzeis and M. Marcheselli). In P. Langridge et al. (ed.) Achieving sustainable cultivation of wheat. Volume 2: Cultivation techniques. Cambridge: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing.
  • 2016. Insights from an energy poor Rwandan village (with C. Canales Holzeis, B. Jones and M.T. Safdar). Energy for Sustainable Development 32: 121-129.
  • 2016. Precolonial institutions and deforestation in Africa (with S. Larcom et A. Zabala) Land Use Policy 51: 150-161.
  • 2014. Rural electrification and development in South Korea. Energy for Sustainable Development 23: 179-187.
  • 2014. The role of state institutions in non-timber forest product commercialisation: A case study of Tricholoma matsutake in South Korea. International Forestry Review 16: 1-13.
  • 2014. Community-based management of Tricholoma matsutake: A case study of South Korean mountain villages. International Journal of the Commons 8: 134-154.
  • 2013. The economic contribution of non-timber forest products to South Korean mountain villager livelihoods. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods 22: 156-169.