Research Associate

School of Environment, Enterprise, and Development (SEED); Program Director, Master of Development Practice (MDP) Program; Teaching Fellow, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo

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As a human/social ecologist, Simron Jit Singh works on the theoretical, analytical and empirical aspects of society-nature interactions within the framework of sustainability, development and wellbeing discourses. With a focus on the biophysical, Singh works with intensive and extensive indicators related to material and energy flows, land use, and time-use and how they relate to human wellbeing. He has undertaken extensive fieldwork among the pastoral nomadic community, the Van Gujjars of the Central Indian Himalayas and the Nicobarese of the Nicobar Islands, India. Singh is work-package leader in large EU projects focussing on environmental justice, social conflicts, ecosystem services and human wellbeing. 

Selected publications 

Singh, S.J., Haberl, H., Schmid, M., Mirtl, M., Chertow, M. (Eds.) (2013). Long-term Socio-Ecological Research: Studies in Society-Nature Interactions Across Spatial and Temporal Scales. Dordrecht: Springer.

Singh, S.J., Krausmann, F., Gingrich, S., Haberl, H. & Erb, K.H., Lanz, P., Martinez-Alier, J., Temper, L. (2012). India’s biophysical economy, 1961 – 2008. Sustainability in a national and global contextEcological Economics, 76, 60-69.

Ramanujam, R.V. and Singh, S.J., Vatn, A. (2012). From the ashes into the fire: Institutional change in the post-tsunami central Nicobar IslandsSociety and Natural Resources, 25 (11), 1152-1166. 

Singh, S.J., & Eisenmenger, N. (2011). How unequal is international trade? A biophysical perspective. Journal für Entwicklungspolitik(JEP) [Austrian Journal for Development Studies]. Special issue on Bridging the Social and the Natural in Development Studies. Guest editors: Singh, S.J. & Köhler, B. Vol. 26(4). Mattersburger Kreis: Vienna. 

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