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Dr. Terry VAN GEVELT

Dr Terry VAN GEVELT is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Sustainability at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong. His current research focuses primarily on risk perceptions of climate change and its implications for public policy. He also maintains an active research profile in the areas of environmental and energy policy. His research has been published in leading journals, including Nature Climate Change, Climatic Change, Global Environmental Change, Environmental Science and Policy and Energy Policy. Terry is also an Associate Editor for the journal Energy for Sustainable Development and a Fellow at the Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance at the University of Cambridge. From 2017 to 2020, he held a joint-appointment at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining the University of Hong Kong, Terry was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Land Economy and the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. He holds MPhil and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge.

Climate Policy

  • 2020 (forthcoming). Impacts of green infrastructure on flood risk perceptions in Hong Kong (with S.K. Kim, P. Joosse and M.M. Bennett). Climatic Change.
  • 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.

Environmental and Energy Policy

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.