Robin Roth's research interests include the political ecology of conservation with a particular focus on mountain environments of Asia, rural livelihood change, indigenous knowledge and spatiality, integrated social-ecological analysis and park-people conflicts. Her research investigates the ways in which rural residents in highland Thailand, both individually and collectively, use emerging markets to reorganize their livelihoods in response to protected area establishment and explores the implications for social equity and environmental conservation.
Latt, S and Roth, R. (2015). Agrarian Change and Ethnic Politics: Hmong and Shan agricultural production in Northern Thailand. Journal of Agrarian Change. 15(2) 220-238
Roth, R. and W. Dressler (2012) Market-oriented conservation governance: the particularities of place. Intro to special issue. Geoforum. 43(3):363-366
Dressler, W and R. Roth. (2011) The Good, the Bad and the Contradictory. Neoliberal Conservation Governance in Rural Southeast Asia. World Development. 39(5):851- 862.
(2008) ‘Fixing’ the Forest: The Spatiality of Conservation Conflict in Thailand. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 98 (2):373-391.
Rocheleau, D and Roth, R (2007) Rooted Networks, Relational Webs and Powers of Connection: Rethinking Human and Political Ecologies. Geoforum. 38 (2):433-437.
Keywords: Political ecology of conservation; rural livelihood change; indigenous knowledge and spatiality; integrated social-ecological analysis; park-people conflicts; Thailand