Peer-Reviewed Articles

In Press. Piquer-Rodríguez, M., Friis, C., Andriatsitohaina, R.N.N., Boillat, S., Roig-Boixeda, P., Cortinovis, C., Geneletti, D., Ibarrola-Rivas, M., Kelley, LC, Llopis, J.C., Mack, E.A., Nanni, A.S., Zaehringer, J.G., and Henry, G.M. Global shocks, cascading disruptions, and (re-)connections: Seeing the COVID-19 pandemic as concurrent natural experiments to understand land system dynamics. Landscape Ecology.

In Press. Rader, A., Biermann, C., Chignell, S., Clifford, K., Kelley, LC, Lave, R. Practicing Critical Physical Geography: New trading zones and interactional expertise in an expanding field. The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe Canadien.

Bremer, L, Coffman, M, Summers, A, Kelley, LC, and Kinney, W. In Press. Managing for diverse coastal uses and values under sea level rise: perspectives from Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi. Ocean and Coastal Management, 225, 106151

Bacon, CB, Kelley, LC, and Stewart-Frey, I. 2022. Toward a Feminist Political Ecology of household food and water security during drought in Nicaragua. Ecology and Society. 

Kelley, LC, Shattuck, A., Thomas, K. 2021. Cumulative socio-natural displacements: Reconceptualizing climate displacements in a world already on the move. Annals of the American Association of Geographers,

Bacon, C.B., Sundstrom, W.A., Stewart-Frey, I., Maurer, E., Kelley, LC. 2021. Towards smallholder food and water security: Climate variability in the context of multiple livelihood hazards. World Development (14): 105468. 

Kelley, LC. 2020. Explaining the limitations of agricultural intensification initiatives in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems 4: doi:10.3389/fsufs.

Biermann, C, Kelley, LC, Lave, R. 2020. Putting the Anthropocene into practice: Methodological implications.  Annals of the American Association of Geographers 0(0): 1-11. 

Kelley, LC, Peluso, NL., Carlson, K., Afiff, S. 2020. Circular labor migration and land-livelihood dynamics in Southeast Asia’s concession landscapes. Journal of Rural Studies 73: 21-33. 

Kelley, LC, and Prabowo, A. 2019. Flooding and land use change in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. Land 8(9): 139. 

Kelley, LC. 2018. The politics of uneven smallholder cacao expansion: A critical physical geography of agricultural transformation in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. Geoforum, 97: 22-34.

Kelley, LC, Pitcher, L., and Bacon, CB. 2018. Using Google Earth Engine to map complex shade-grown coffee landscapes in Northern Nicaragua. Remote Sensing, 10(6), 952, doi:10.3390/rs10060952

Kelley, LC, Evans, S, and Potts, MD. 2017. Richer histories for more relevant policies_42 years of tree cover loss and gain in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/gcb.13141.

Evans, S., Kelley, LC, and Potts, MD. 2015. The potential impact of second-generation biofuels landscapes on at-risk species in the US. Global Change Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12131

Luskin, MS, Christina, ED, Kelley, LC, and Potts, MD. 2014. Modern hunting practices and wild meat trade in oil palm plantation-dominated landscapes of Sumatera, Indonesia. Human Ecology, doi: 10.1007/s10745-013-9606-8.

Potts, MD, Kelley, LC, and Doll, HS. 2013. Maximizing biodiversity co-benefits under REDD+: a decoupled approach. Environmental Research Letters 8: 1-5.

Yasmi, Y., Kelley, LC, and Enters, T. 2012. Conflicts over forests: Perspectives from Southeast Asia. Forest Policy & Economics 33: 21-27.

Yasmi, Y., Kelley LC, Murdiyarso, D and Patel, T. 2012. The struggle over Asia’s forests: An overview of forest conflict and potential implications for REDD+. International Forestry Review 14(1): 99-109.

Simon, Cohn, A….Kelley, LC. 2012. Book review, “Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies: A Primer,” by Gunilla Oberg, The Quarterly Review of Biology 87(3): 247-248.

Thaworn, R, Kelley, LC, Yasmi, Y. 2010. Can biodiversity conservation go hand-in-hand with local livelihoods? A conflict resolution case from Thailand. Unasylva 236.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

In Press. Temple, K., Kelley, LC, Shattuck, A. “Violent Atmospheres and Cumulative Socio-Natural Displacements in Agrarian Southeast Asia.” In: (eds) Mostafanezhad, M. and Dressler, W. Violent Atmospheres in Southeast Asia.

Kelley, LC. 2020. “A Critical Physical Geography of landscape change in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia, 1950s-2005.In: Walsh, S.J., Riveros-Iregui, D., Arce-Nazario, J., and Page, P.H. (eds). Land Use/Land Cover Change on Islands: Social and Ecological Threats to Sustainability. Springer.

Kelley, LC, Clifford, KR, Reisman, E, Lea, D, Matsler, M, Liebman, A, and Malone, M. 2018.Charting a critical physical geography path in graduate school: Sites of student agencyIn: Lave, R., Biermann, C., and Lane, S. (eds). The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Physical Geography. Palgrave Macmillan.

Dhiaulhaq, A, Yasmi, Y, Gritten, D, Kelley, LC, and Chandet, H 2015. “Land grabbing and forest conflict in Cambodia: Implications for community and sustainable forest management.” In: Galloway, G., Katila, P., de Jong, W. and Pacheco, P., eds. Forests Under Pressure: Local Responses to Global Issues. International Union of Forest Research Organizations.

White Papers & Other Book Chapters

Chaves, LF, Gottdenker, N, Velasquez-Runk, J, Liebman, A, Williams-Guillén, K, Kelley, LC, Perfecto, I, Seufert, P, Jonas, T, Bergmann, L, Kruger, S, Anderson, K, and Wallace, R. “Scientists say land use drives new pandemics. But what if ‘land’ isn’t what they think it is?” Dispatch 7. Pandemic Research for the People. Accessible at:

Liebman, A, Jonas, T, Perfecto, I, Kelley, LC, Peller, HA, Engel-Dimauro, S, Rhiney, K, Seufert, P. Chaves, LF, Bergmann, L, Williams-Guillén, K, Ajl, M, Dupaint, E, Gulick, J, and Wallace, R. 2020. “Can agriculture stop COVID-21, -22, and -23? Yes, but not by greenwashing agribusiness.” Dispatch 6. Pandemic Research for the People. Accessible at:

Kelley, LC. 2014. Management along a gradient: Sulawesi’s cacao production landscapes. World Agroforestry Centre Working Paper 176. Bogor, Indonesia: World Agroforestry Centre.

Kelley, LC, Myers-Madeira, E, Blockhouse, J, Ganz, D, Eisenstad, K. and Carvalho, F. 2012. Benefit Sharing Mechanisms from the Natural Resource Management Sector and their Lessons for REDD+: 10 Case Studies. The Nature Conservancy.

Yasmi, Y, Kelley, LC, and Enters, T. 2010. Conflict over forests and land in Asia: Impacts, causes and management. Issues Paper. Bangkok, Thailand: The Center for People and Forests.

Yasmi, Y., Vanhanen, H….Kelley, LC…2010. Asian forests: Working for people and nature. WFSE-IUFRO, FAO and The Center for People and Forests.

Chandet, H, Bampton, JF, Kelley, LC, and Brofeldt, S. 2010. Whose land is this anyway? The role of collective action in maintaining community rights to the land in Kratie, Cambodia. CAPRi Workshop Proceedings, Washington, DC.