Associate Professor Paul George Munro
Scientia Fellow (Level D)

Associate Professor Paul George Munro

PhD in Geography, University of Melbourne; Master of Arts, in Environment and Development, Kings College London; Bachelor of Arts, Geography; History; Government & International Relations, University of Sydney

Arts,Design & Architecture
Humanities & Languages

I am a Scientia Associate Professor in Human Geography within the Environment and Society Group at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney.

I have an established research record in the fields of political ecology and environmental history, and have written extensively on forest governance and energy justice, with a particular geographical focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. My current research is focused on the changing geographies of energy poverty. This has include an interest in how the emergence of new technologies (e.g., small-scale photovoltaic power), new trade dynamics and financial platforms (e.g., mobile money) have reshaped how people realise their energy needs in poor rural settings. I am currently engaged in research in  Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Malawi and Vanuatu.

I have also written extensively on forest governance in Sierra Leone, drawing from large-scale research projects that have been funded by the European Union, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and USAID. Drawing on this research, in 2020 I authored the monograph: Colonial Seeds in Africa Soil: a critical history of forest conservation in Sierra Leone.

Location
Room 366, Morven Brown Building

Publications

  • Books | 2020
    Munro P, 2020, Colonial Seeds in African Soil A Critical History of Forest Conservation in Sierra Leone, Berghahn Books, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/unsw/detail.action?docID=6032706
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Jenkins K; Samarakoon S; Munro P, 2019, 'Energy economics as an energy justice dilemma', in Routledge Handbook of Energy Economics, Routledge, pp. 317 - 327, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315459653-21
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Jenkins K; Samarakoon S; Munro P, 2019, 'Energy economics as an energy justice dilemma: Case studies of normative trade-offs in Malawi, Mexico and Germany', in Soytaş U; Sarı R (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Energy Economics, Routledge, London, pp. 317 - 328, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315459653
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Munro PG; van der Horst G, 2015, 'Breaks with the Past: Conflict, Displacement, Resettlement and the Evolution of Forest Socio-Ecologies in Sierra Leone', in Lahai JL; Lyons T (ed.), African Frontiers Insurgency, Governance and Peacebuilding in Postcolonial States, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., pp. 119 - 130
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Hawken S; Avazpour B; Harris M; Marzban A; Munro PG, 2021, 'Urban megaprojects and water justice in Southeast Asia: Between global economies and community transitions', Cities, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264275120314165?dgcid=author
    Journal articles | 2021
    Samarakoon S; Bartlett A; Munro P, 2021, 'Somewhat original: energy ethics in Malawi’s off-grid solar market', Environmental Sociology, vol. 7, pp. 164 - 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23251042.2021.1893428
    Journal articles | 2021
    Munro P, 2021, 'Energy political ecologies in the South Pacific: the politics of energy transitions in Vanuatu', Cambridge Journal Of Regions, Economy And Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cjres/rsab006
    Journal articles | 2020
    Munro P, 2020, 'On, off, below and beyond the urban electrical grid the energy bricoleurs of Gulu Town', Urban Geography, vol. 41, pp. 428 - 447, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2019.1698867
    Journal articles | 2020
    Macpherson-Rice B; Munro PG; de Rijke K, 2020, 'Energy solution or future pollution? Applying an energy justice perspective to coal seam gas in New South Wales', Australian Geographer, vol. 51, pp. 69 - 85, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049182.2019.1690771
    Journal articles | 2020
    Munro PG; Samarakoon S; van der Horst GA, 2020, 'African energy poverty: A moving target', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abaf1a
    Journal articles | 2019
    Munro P; Schiffer A, 2019, 'Ethnographies of Electricity Scarcity: mobile phone charging spaces and the recrafting of energy poverty in Africa', Energy and Buildings, vol. 188-189, pp. 175 - 183, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.01.038
    Journal articles | 2019
    Munro PG; Bartlett A, 2019, 'Energy bricolage in Northern Uganda: Rethinking energy geographies in Sub-Saharan Africa', Energy Research and Social Science, vol. 55, pp. 71 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2019.04.016
    Journal articles | 2019
    Munro PG; Bartlett AL; Dhizaala JT; Laloyo SA; Oswin SO; Walker S, 2019, 'International fieldschool reciprocity: using a whole-of-university approach to create positive change in Northern Uganda', Higher Education Research & Development, vol. 38, pp. 1461 - 1474., http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1657071
    Journal articles | 2019
    Melo Zurita MDL; Munro PG, 2019, 'Voluminous territorialisation: Historical contestations over the Yucatan Peninsula’s subterranean waterscape', Geoforum, vol. 102, pp. 38 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.03.019
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kirksey E; Munro P; Van Dooren T; Emery D; Kreller AM; Kwok J; Miller M; Morris K; Newson S; Olejniczak E; Ow A; Tuckson K; Sannen S; Martin J, 2018, 'Feeding the flock: Wild cockatoos and their Facebook friends', Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, vol. 1, pp. 602 - 620, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2514848618799294
    Journal articles | 2018
    Silva Ontiveros L; Munro PG; Melo Zurita M, 2018, 'Proyectos de Muerte: Energy justice conflicts on Mexico’s unconventional gas frontier', Extractive Industries and Society, vol. 5, pp. 481 - 481, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2018.06.010
    Journal articles | 2018
    Melo Zurita M; Cook B; Thomsen DC; Munro PG; Smith TF; Gallina J, 2018, 'Living with disasters: social capital for disaster governance', Disasters, vol. 42, pp. 471 - 589, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/disa.12257
    Journal articles | 2018
    Melo Zurita M; Munro PG; Houston D, 2018, 'Un-earthing the Subterranean Anthropocene', Area, vol. 50, pp. 298 - 305, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/area.12369
    Journal articles | 2018
    Melo Zurita M; Thomsen DC; Holbrook NJ; Smith TF; Lyth A; Munro PG; de Bruin A; Seddaiu G; Roggero PP; Baird J; Plummer R; Bullock R; Collins K; Powell N, 2018, 'Global water governance and Climate Change: Identifying innovative arrangements for adaptive transformation', Water (Switzerland), vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/w10010029
    Journal articles | 2017
    Samarakoon S; Christiansen A; Munro PG, 2017, 'Equitable and Quality Education for All of Africa? The Challenges of Using ICT in Education', Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, vol. 16, pp. 645 - 665, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15691497-12341454
    Journal articles | 2017
    Munro P; van der Horst G; Healy S, 2017, 'Energy justice for all? Rethinking Sustainable Development Goal 7 through struggles over traditional energy practices in Sierra Leone', Energy Policy, vol. 105, pp. 635 - 641, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2017.01.038
    Journal articles | 2016
    Munro PG; van der Horst G, 2016, 'Contesting African landscapes: A critical reappraisal of Sierra Leones competing forest cover histories', Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, vol. 34, pp. 706 - 724, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0263775815622210
    Journal articles | 2016
    de Rijke K; Munro P; Melo Zurita MDL, 2016, 'The Great Artesian Basin: A Contested Resource Environment of Subterranean Water and Coal Seam Gas in Australia', Society and Natural Resources, vol. 29, pp. 696 - 710, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2015.1122133
    Journal articles | 2016
    Munro PG; van der Horst G; Willans S; Kemeny P; Christiansen A; Schiavone N, 2016, 'Social enterprise development and renewable energy dissemination in Africa: The experience of the community charging station model in Sierra Leone', Progress in Development Studies, vol. 16, pp. 24 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1464993415608080
    Journal articles | 2015
    Munro PG, 2015, 'Book Review: Global Population: History, Geopolitics and Life on Earth', Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 61, pp. 476 - 477
    Journal articles | 2015
    Munro PG, 2015, 'Geza Teleki and the Emergence of Sierra Leone’s Wildlife Conservation Movement', Primate Conservation, vol. 29, pp. 115 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1896/052.029.0112
    Journal articles | 2014
    Jacobson C; Hughey KFD; Lynch AJJ; Nursey-Bray N; O'Connell M; Munro PG; Vella K; Whiley D; Dovers S; Carter, R RW, 2014, 'Twenty years of pacifying responses to environmental management', Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 21, pp. 143 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14486563.2014.917594
    Journal articles | 2014
    Munro P, 2014, 'Employees on workers' compensation - The leave problem', AusIMM Bulletin, pp. 28
    Journal articles | 2014
    Kemeny P; Munro PG; Schiavone N; van der Horst G; Willans S, 2014, 'Community Charging Stations in rural sub-Saharan Africa: Commercial success, positive externalities, and growing supply chains', Energy for Sustainable Development, vol. 23, pp. 228 - 236, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2014.09.005
    Journal articles | 2011
    Munro PG; Melo Zurita MDL, 2011, 'The Role of Cenotes in the Social History of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula', Environment and History, vol. 17, pp. 583 - 612, http://dx.doi.org/10.3197/096734011X13150366551616
    Journal articles | 2011
    Munro PG; Hiemstra-van der Horst G, 2011, 'Conserving exploitation? A political ecology of forestry policy in Sierra Leone', AUSTRALASIAN REVIEW OF AFRICAN STUDIES, vol. 32, pp. 59 - 78, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000216273200005&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2011
    Munro PG, 2011, 'Africa's Turn? A Boston Review Book', PROGRESS IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, vol. 11, pp. 260 - 261, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/146499341001100310
    Journal articles | 2011
    Hiemstra-van der Horst G; Munro PG; Batterbury S, 2011, 'Les réseaux illégaux du pillage: La demande globale de bois et la (re)commercialisation des forêts d’Afrique de l’Ouest', Écologie & Politique, vol. 42, pp. 47 - 58
    Journal articles | 2011
    Munro PG; Hiemstra van der Horst G, 2011, 'Conserving exploitation? A political ecology of forestry management in Sierra Leone', The Australasian Review of African Studies, vol. 21, pp. 59 - 72, http://www.informit.com.au/products/productdetails.aspx?id=1447-8420&container=IELIND
    Journal articles | 2011
    Munro PG, 2011, 'BOOK REVIEW: Emma Christopher. A Merciless Place: The Lost Story of Britain's Convict Disaster in Africa and How it Led to the Settlement of Australia', The Australasian Review of African Studies, vol. 32, pp. 152 - 153
    Journal articles | 2009
    Munro PG; Melo Zurita M, 2009, 'Aprendiendo del pasado: Impactos históricos de intervenciones en la agricultura de Sierra Leona', Ecología Política, vol. 38, pp. 92 - 95
    Journal articles | 2009
    Munro PG, 2009, 'Deforestation: Constructing Problems and Solutions on Sierra Leone's Freetown Peninsula', The Journal of Political Ecology, vol. 16, pp. 104 - 124
    Journal articles | 2021
    To LS; Bruce A; Munro P; Santagata E; MacGill I; Rawali M; Raturi A, 2021, 'A research and innovation agenda for energy resilience in Pacific Island Countries and Territories', Nature Energy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41560-021-00935-1
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Jenkins K; Samarakoon S; Munro P, 2019, 'Energy economics as an energy justice dilemma', in Routledge Handbook of Energy Economics, Routledge, pp. 317 - 327, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315459653-21
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Jenkins K; Samarakoon S; Munro P, 2019, 'Energy economics as an energy justice dilemma: Case studies of normative trade-offs in Malawi, Mexico and Germany', in Soytaş U; Sarı R (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Energy Economics, Routledge, London, pp. 317 - 328, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315459653
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Munro PG; van der Horst G, 2015, 'Breaks with the Past: Conflict, Displacement, Resettlement and the Evolution of Forest Socio-Ecologies in Sierra Leone', in Lahai JL; Lyons T (ed.), African Frontiers Insurgency, Governance and Peacebuilding in Postcolonial States, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., pp. 119 - 130
  • Reports | 2012
    Munro PG; van der Horst G, 2012, The Domestic Trade in Timber and Fuelwood Products in Sierra Leone: current dynamics and issues, FLEGT: FAO/EU
    Reports | 2012
    Munro PG; van der Horst G, 2012, The governance and trade of wood-based products in and around the Kambui Hills North Forest Reserve, Freetown
    Reports |
    van der Horst G; Munro PG, Land cover assessment of the Kambui Hills North Forest Reserve and its surrounds, EFO, Freetown
  • Conference Presentations | 2017
    Melo Zurita M; Munro PG, 2017, 'The Subterranean Protagonist: Colonisation, water and the underground in Mexico', presented at Association of American Geographers Conference, Boston, 05 April 2017 - 09 April 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Munro P; Melo Zurita M, 2016, 'Exploring, Constructing and Commodifying the Underground: An environmental history of cave diving in the Yucatan Peninsula', presented at Environmental History and its Publics, American Society for Environmental History Conference, Seattle, 30 March 2016 - 03 April 2016
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    Munro P; Melo Zurita M, 2010, 'The Role of Water? Henequen, Chicle and the Caste War on the Yucatan Peninsula; 1800 to 1950', presented at Mexico: Revolution, Independence and Beyond Conference 2010, Australian National University: Canberra, 05 July 2010 - 06 July 2010
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Munro PG; Hiemstra-van der Horst G, 2010, 'Conserving exploitation? A political ecology of forestry management in Sierra Leone', in Conserving exploitation? A political ecology of forestry management in Sierra Leone, 33rd conference of the African Studies Association of Australia and the Pacific,, Melbourne: Victoria University, presented at 33rd conference of the African Studies Association of Australia and the Pacific,, Melbourne: Victoria University, 02 December 2010 - 04 December 2010
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Munro PG, 2010, 'The Role of Water? Henequen, Chicle and the Caste War on the Yucatan Peninsula; 1800 to 1950', in The Role of Water? Henequen, Chicle and the Caste War on the Yucatan Peninsula; 1800 to 1950, Mexico: Revolution, Independence and Beyond Conference 2010, Canberra: Australian National University,, presented at Mexico: Revolution, Independence and Beyond Conference 2010, Canberra: Australian National University,, 05 July 2010 - 06 July 2010
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hawken S; Avazpour B; Harris M; Marzban A; Munro PG, 2021, 'Urban megaprojects and water justice in Southeast Asia: Between global economies and community transitions', Cities, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264275120314165?dgcid=author
    Journal articles | 2021
    Samarakoon S; Bartlett A; Munro P, 2021, 'Somewhat original: energy ethics in Malawi’s off-grid solar market', Environmental Sociology, vol. 7, pp. 164 - 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23251042.2021.1893428
    Journal articles | 2021
    To LS; Bruce A; Munro P; Santagata E; MacGill I; Rawali M; Raturi A, 2021, 'A research and innovation agenda for energy resilience in Pacific Island Countries and Territories', Nature Energy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41560-021-00935-1
    Journal articles | 2021
    Munro P, 2021, 'Energy political ecologies in the South Pacific: the politics of energy transitions in Vanuatu', Cambridge Journal Of Regions, Economy And Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cjres/rsab006
    Journal articles | 2020
    Munro P, 2020, 'On, off, below and beyond the urban electrical grid the energy bricoleurs of Gulu Town', Urban Geography, vol. 41, pp. 428 - 447, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2019.1698867
    Journal articles | 2020
    Macpherson-Rice B; Munro PG; de Rijke K, 2020, 'Energy solution or future pollution? Applying an energy justice perspective to coal seam gas in New South Wales', Australian Geographer, vol. 51, pp. 69 - 85, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049182.2019.1690771
    Journal articles | 2020
    Munro PG; Samarakoon S; van der Horst GA, 2020, 'African energy poverty: A moving target', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abaf1a
    Journal articles | 2019
    Munro PG; Bartlett A, 2019, 'Energy bricolage in Northern Uganda: Rethinking energy geographies in Sub-Saharan Africa', Energy Research and Social Science, vol. 55, pp. 71 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2019.04.016
    Journal articles | 2019
    Munro PG; Bartlett AL; Dhizaala JT; Laloyo SA; Oswin SO; Walker S, 2019, 'International fieldschool reciprocity: using a whole-of-university approach to create positive change in Northern Uganda', Higher Education Research & Development, vol. 38, pp. 1461 - 1474., http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1657071
    Journal articles | 2019
    Melo Zurita MDL; Munro PG, 2019, 'Voluminous territorialisation: Historical contestations over the Yucatan Peninsula’s subterranean waterscape', Geoforum, vol. 102, pp. 38 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.03.019
    Journal articles | 2019
    Munro P; Schiffer A, 2019, 'Ethnographies of Electricity Scarcity: mobile phone charging spaces and the recrafting of energy poverty in Africa', Energy and Buildings, vol. 188-189, pp. 175 - 183, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.01.038
    Journal articles | 2018
    Melo Zurita M; Munro PG; Houston D, 2018, 'Un-earthing the Subterranean Anthropocene', Area, vol. 50, pp. 298 - 305, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/area.12369
    Journal articles | 2018
    Melo Zurita M; Thomsen DC; Holbrook NJ; Smith TF; Lyth A; Munro PG; de Bruin A; Seddaiu G; Roggero PP; Baird J; Plummer R; Bullock R; Collins K; Powell N, 2018, 'Global water governance and Climate Change: Identifying innovative arrangements for adaptive transformation', Water (Switzerland), vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/w10010029
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kirksey E; Munro P; Van Dooren T; Emery D; Kreller AM; Kwok J; Miller M; Morris K; Newson S; Olejniczak E; Ow A; Tuckson K; Sannen S; Martin J, 2018, 'Feeding the flock: Wild cockatoos and their Facebook friends', Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, vol. 1, pp. 602 - 620, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2514848618799294
    Journal articles | 2018
    Silva Ontiveros L; Munro PG; Melo Zurita M, 2018, 'Proyectos de Muerte: Energy justice conflicts on Mexico’s unconventional gas frontier', Extractive Industries and Society, vol. 5, pp. 481 - 481, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2018.06.010
    Journal articles | 2018
    Melo Zurita M; Cook B; Thomsen DC; Munro PG; Smith TF; Gallina J, 2018, 'Living with disasters: social capital for disaster governance', Disasters, vol. 42, pp. 471 - 589, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/disa.12257
    Journal articles | 2017
    Munro P; van der Horst G; Healy S, 2017, 'Energy justice for all? Rethinking Sustainable Development Goal 7 through struggles over traditional energy practices in Sierra Leone', Energy Policy, vol. 105, pp. 635 - 641, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2017.01.038
    Journal articles | 2017
    Samarakoon S; Christiansen A; Munro PG, 2017, 'Equitable and Quality Education for All of Africa? The Challenges of Using ICT in Education', Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, vol. 16, pp. 645 - 665, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15691497-12341454
    Journal articles | 2016
    de Rijke K; Munro P; Melo Zurita MDL, 2016, 'The Great Artesian Basin: A Contested Resource Environment of Subterranean Water and Coal Seam Gas in Australia', Society and Natural Resources, vol. 29, pp. 696 - 710, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2015.1122133
    Journal articles | 2016
    Munro PG; van der Horst G, 2016, 'Contesting African landscapes: A critical reappraisal of Sierra Leones competing forest cover histories', Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, vol. 34, pp. 706 - 724, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0263775815622210
    Journal articles | 2016
    Munro PG; van der Horst G; Willans S; Kemeny P; Christiansen A; Schiavone N, 2016, 'Social enterprise development and renewable energy dissemination in Africa: The experience of the community charging station model in Sierra Leone', Progress in Development Studies, vol. 16, pp. 24 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1464993415608080
    Journal articles | 2015
    Munro PG, 2015, 'Book Review: Global Population: History, Geopolitics and Life on Earth', Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 61, pp. 476 - 477
    Journal articles | 2015
    Munro PG, 2015, 'Geza Teleki and the Emergence of Sierra Leone’s Wildlife Conservation Movement', Primate Conservation, vol. 29, pp. 115 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1896/052.029.0112
    Journal articles | 2014
    Kemeny P; Munro PG; Schiavone N; van der Horst G; Willans S, 2014, 'Community Charging Stations in rural sub-Saharan Africa: Commercial success, positive externalities, and growing supply chains', Energy for Sustainable Development, vol. 23, pp. 228 - 236, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2014.09.005
    Journal articles | 2014
    Jacobson C; Hughey KFD; Lynch AJJ; Nursey-Bray N; O'Connell M; Munro PG; Vella K; Whiley D; Dovers S; Carter, R RW, 2014, 'Twenty years of pacifying responses to environmental management', Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 21, pp. 143 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14486563.2014.917594
    Journal articles | 2011
    Munro PG; Melo Zurita MDL, 2011, 'The Role of Cenotes in the Social History of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula', Environment and History, vol. 17, pp. 583 - 612, http://dx.doi.org/10.3197/096734011X13150366551616
    Journal articles | 2011
    Munro PG, 2011, 'Africa's Turn? A Boston Review Book', PROGRESS IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, vol. 11, pp. 260 - 261, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/146499341001100310
    Journal articles | 2011
    Munro PG; Hiemstra-van der Horst G, 2011, 'Conserving exploitation? A political ecology of forestry policy in Sierra Leone', AUSTRALASIAN REVIEW OF AFRICAN STUDIES, vol. 32, pp. 59 - 78, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000216273200005&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2011
    Hiemstra-van der Horst G; Munro PG; Batterbury S, 2011, 'Les réseaux illégaux du pillage: La demande globale de bois et la (re)commercialisation des forêts d’Afrique de l’Ouest', Écologie & Politique, vol. 42, pp. 47 - 58
    Journal articles | 2011
    Munro PG; Hiemstra van der Horst G, 2011, 'Conserving exploitation? A political ecology of forestry management in Sierra Leone', The Australasian Review of African Studies, vol. 21, pp. 59 - 72, http://www.informit.com.au/products/productdetails.aspx?id=1447-8420&container=IELIND
    Journal articles | 2011
    Munro PG, 2011, 'BOOK REVIEW: Emma Christopher. A Merciless Place: The Lost Story of Britain's Convict Disaster in Africa and How it Led to the Settlement of Australia', The Australasian Review of African Studies, vol. 32, pp. 152 - 153
    Journal articles | 2009
    Munro PG; Melo Zurita M, 2009, 'Aprendiendo del pasado: Impactos históricos de intervenciones en la agricultura de Sierra Leona', Ecología Política, vol. 38, pp. 92 - 95
    Journal articles | 2009
    Munro PG, 2009, 'Deforestation: Constructing Problems and Solutions on Sierra Leone's Freetown Peninsula', The Journal of Political Ecology, vol. 16, pp. 104 - 124

Awards

Grants

M Kearnes and P G Munro, "Right to Repair". Allens Hub Stream Funding. University of New South Wales. 2021 ($9,912)

 

P G Munro, M Kearnes, V Sahajwalla and S Walker, "Solar Waste in Africa: emerging geographies in Keanya and Malawi." UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute. Interdisciplinary Seed Funding Award ($30,000)

 

P G Munro, "The Photovoltaic Turn in Africa." Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), Australian Research Council. 2020-2014 ($384,146)

Media

I am a member of the Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG), and the Geographical Society of New South Wales, and the African Studies Association of Australasian and the Pacific.

I am also the co-founder of Energy for Opportunity (EFO), a non-for-profit organisation based in West Africa that is dedicated to the spread of renewable energy in the region. Since 2009, EFO has completed over 200 renewable energy installations in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana and Benin, ranging from pico-solar dissemination projects to village-level micro-grids.

This is a short video of research work I have been involved in, relating to solar waste in Malawi:

 

I am the course convenor for ARTS2240 "Environment, Sustainability and Development" which forms part of the Environmental Humanities undergraduate major.

I am interested in supervising PhD, MRes and Honours students with a background in critical geography (or a cognate discipline) in the areas of environmental history, forest governance and energy geographies. Interested students should contact me with a CV, a short research proposal (include references to key scholarship that want to build upon) and a short statement explaining why they believe I would be a good fit as a supervisor.