Research & Consultancy
Research and Consultancy Projects
2018 ‘Striking a Balance: Developing a green economy around Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda’. Development of training resources for Self Help Africa.
2015 ‘Healthy streams for healthy people: a socio-ecological index for Belize’, Darwin Initiative Scoping Award (with Dr Rachael Carrie).
2015 – 2017 ‘20 years of wetland management research and policy development in Ethiopia’, University of Worcester Supporting Research Excellence Scheme.
2014 ‘Sustainability literacy among University of Worcester students’, University of Worcester ‘Learning for Sustainable Futures’ Scheme.
2014 Functional Landscape Approach (FLA) Training for Self Help Africa / Wetland Action, Northern Province, Zambia
2012 – 2013 Functional Landscape Approach (FLA) Training for DISCOVER Programme, Malawi. Funded by Self Help Africa / Wetland Action
2012 ‘Institutional arrangements for wetland management in Malawi’. Research project funded by University of Worcester.
2008 – 2009 ‘Local institutional arrangements for wetland management in SAB (Striking a Balance) Project Areas in Zambia and Malawi’. Wetland Action (Zambia and Malawi).
2006 – 2008 ‘Guidelines for Wetland Agriculture Interactions’. Funded by FAO / Wetland Action
2006 – 2007 ‘Food security from Ethiopia’s wetlands – humans and wild vertebrates in conflict’. University of Otago.
2002 – 2003 ‘Indigenous wetland management institutions for food security in Ethiopia’. ESRC.
2002 ‘The role of indigenous knowledge in wetland management’. British Academy.
Current PhD Supervision
Albert Mvula - The socio-ecological sustainability of the Tiyeni Conservation Agriculture method in Malawi.
ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9898-0806
Dixon AB, Wood AP, and Hailu, A (2021) Wetlands in Ethiopia: lessons from 20 years of research, policy and practice. Wetlands 41:20.
Mvula A and Dixon AB (2021) Farmer experiences of Tiyeni’s ‘deep-bed farming’ conservation agriculture system in Malawi. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 45, 2, 175-196.
Dixon AB, Mvula A and Carrie RC (2020) A Functional Landscape Approach to managing wetland social-ecological systems: Experiences from the Kankhulukulu project in Malawi. Working Paper, The University of Worcester and Wetland Action.
Dixon, AB (2018) ‘Wetlands’. In: Binns, JA, Lynch, K, and Nel, E (Eds) The Handbook of African Development. Routledge, London.
Dixon, AB (2017) Indigenous management of wetlands: experiences in Ethiopia. Routledge Revivals, London.
Wood, AP, Sutcliffe, P and Dixon, AB (2016) ‘Wetlands of the Baro-Akobo River System in Ethiopia’. In: Finlayson, CM, McInnes, R, and Everard, M (Eds) The Wetland Book, Springer, Netherlands.
Dixon, AB and Carrie, R (2015) ‘Creating local institutional arrangements for sustainable wetland socio-ecological systems: lessons from the ‘Striking a Balance’ project in Malawi’. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 23, 1, p40-52
Wood, AP, Dixon, AB and McCartney, M (2013) (eds) Wetlands and livelihoods in Africa. Earthscan, London. 281pp
Quirin, C and Dixon, AB (2012) Food security, politics and perceptions of wildlife damage in Western Ethiopia. International Journal of Pest Management, 58,2, p101-114
Binns, JA, Dixon, AB and Nel, E (2011) Africa: diversity and development. Routledge, London.
Lee, B, Binns, JA and Dixon, AB (2010) The Dynamics of Urban Agriculture in Hanoi, Vietnam. Field Actions Science Reports, Special Issue 1, 8pp
Dixon, AB (2009) Local responses to marginalisation: human-wildlife conflict in Ethiopia's wetlands. Geography 94, 1, p38-47.
Maconachie R, Dixon, AB and Wood, AP (2009) Decentralization and local institutional arrangements for wetland management in Ethiopia and Sierra Leone. Applied Geography 29, 2, 269-279
Buch, A and Dixon, AB (2009) South Africa's working for Water programme: A win-win situation for environment and development? Sustainable Development, 17, 3, p129-141.
Dixon, A B (2008) The resilience of local wetland management institutions in Ethiopia. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography 29, 3, 341 - 357
Dixon, AB, Wood, AP, Finlayson, M and Halsema, GE (2008) Exploring agriculture wetland interactions: a framework for analysis. In: Wood, A P and Halsema, GE (Eds) Scoping agriculture-wetland interactions: Towards a sustainable multiple response strategy. FAO, Rome. p5-28.
Binns, J.A., Dixon, A.B. and Spellman, G. (2007) Sustainable development. Philip Allan Updates, London.
Dixon, A.B. (2005) Wetland sustainability and the evolution of indigenous knowledge in Ethiopia. The Geographical Journal, 171, 4, p306-323.
Dixon, A.B. (2003) Indigenous management of wetlands: experiences in Ethiopia, Ashgate, Aldershot. 260pp.
Dixon, AB (2003) The indigenous evaluation of wetlands research in Ethiopia. Development in Practice, 13, 4, p 394 - 398.
Dixon, A.B. and Wood, A.P. (2003) Wetland cultivation and hydrological management in East Africa: Matching community and hydrological needs through sustainable wetland use. Natural Resources Forum, 27, 2, p 117-129.
Dixon, A.B. (2002) The hydrological impacts and sustainability of wetland drainage cultivation in Illubabor, Ethiopia, Land Degradation and Development, 13, 1, p17-31.