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Interdisciplinary Research Centre


Environmental management;

Rural development and land use;

Institutions and the governance of the countryside;

Agri-environmental policy;

Rural economic change;

Rural policy analysis and evaluation.


Key publications: 

Tuomisto, Hanna, Hodge, Ian, Riordan, Philip, Macdonald, David. (2012) Comparing energy balances, greenhouse gas balances and biodiversity impacts of contrasting farming systems with alternative land uses.  Agricultural Systems (in press).

Hodge, I.D. and Adams, W.M. (2012) Neoliberalisation, rural land trusts and institutional blending. Geoforum published online Jan 2012.

Hodge, Ian (2012) The Governance of Rural Landscapes: Property, Complexity and Policy. Chapter 5, in Martijn van der Heide and Wim Heijman (eds.) The Economic Value of Landscapes, Routledge, London (forthcoming).

Milheiras, Sérgio and Hodge, Ian (2011) Attitudes towards compensation for wolf damage to livestock in Viana do Castelo, North of Portugal. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, 24:3, 333-351

Hodge, I.D. and Adams, W.M. (2011) Forest sales – after the storm.  Ecos 32 (1) 9-14.

Adams, William M. and Hodge, Ian D. (2010)  The Crown Jewels and the Big Society. Ecos. 31 (3/4) 28-35.

Professor of Rural Economy
Professor Ian  Hodge
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