Dr. Brian Child

childDr. Brian Child

Associate Professor

bchild@geog.ufl.edu

Phone: (352)294-7503

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Areas of Specialization

  • Protected Area management
  • Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Africa

Educational Background

  • B.Sc. University of Zimbabwe, 1983
  • D. Phil., Oxford University, 1988

Recent Courses

  • GEO 3930    The Political Economy of Conservation in Africa GEO 6938 The Political Economy of Conservation in Africa
  • GEO 3930   Management of Protected Areas in Africa and the Americas
  • GEO 6938   Community Forest Management

Recent Publications

Research Papers

Child, B. and Jones, B. 2006. Practical tools for community conservation in southern Africa, Participatory Learning and Action 55: 6-12.

 

Jones, B., Mulolani, D. and Child, B. 2006. Community conservation and participatory policy processes in southern Africa, Participatory Learning and Action 55: 13-19.

 

Child, B. 2006. Revenue distribution for empowerment and democratization, Participatory Learning and Action 55: 20-29.

 

Child, B. and Weaver, C. 2006. Marketing hunting and joint ventures in community areas, Participatory Learning and Action 55: 37-44.

 

Child, B. 2003. Review of Biodiversity, Sustainability and Human Communities: Protecting Beyond the Protected, Nature 421 (6919): 113-114.

 

Child, B. 2002. Review of African Wildlife and Livelihoods: The Promise and Performance of Community Conservation, Nature 415 (6872): 581-582.

 

Books and Book Chapters

Child, B., and D. Clayton. 2004. The Luangwa Experiment in Zambia. In Getting Biodiversity Projects to Work. Towards More Effective Conservation and Development, ed. T. McShane and P. Wells, 256-289. New York: Columbia University Press.

 

Child, B. 2004. The Luangwa Integrated Rural Development Project, Zambia.  In Rights, Resources and Rural Development: Community-based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa, ed. C. Fabricius and E. Koch, with H. Magome and S. Turner, 235-247. London: Earthscan.

 

Child, B. 2004. Parks in Transition. Biodiversity, Development and the Bottom Line.  In  Parks In Transition: Biodiversity, Rural Development and the Bottom Line, ed. B. Child, Earthscan.

 

Child, B. 2004. Innovations in Park Management.  In  Parks In Transition: Biodiversity, Rural Development and the Bottom Line, ed. B. Child, Earthscan.

 

Child, B. 2004. Park Agencies, Performance and Society in Southern Africa.  In Parks In Transition: Biodiversity, Rural Development and the Bottom Line, ed. B. Child, Earthscan.

 

Child, B. 2004. Introduction.  In Parks In Transition: Biodiversity, Rural Development and the Bottom Line, Earthscan.

 

Bond, I., B. Child, D. de la Harpe, B. Jones, J. Barnes, and H. Anderson. 2004.  Private Land Contribution to Conservation in Southern Africa.  In Parks in Transition.  Biodiversity, Rural Development and the Bottom Line, ed. B. Child, 29-62. London: Earthscan.

 

De la Harpe, D., P. Fearnhead, G. Hughes, R. Davies, A. Spencely, J. Barnes, J. Cooper, and B. Child. 2004. Does ‘Commecialization’ of Protected Areas Threaten Their Conservation Goals. In Parks in Transition.  Biodiversity, Rural Development and the Bottom Line, ed. B. Child, 189-216. London: Earthscan.

 

Child, B., G. Child, J. Jones, S. Watts, and J. Cooper. 2003.  Key policy Bottlenecks and Challenges to Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Southern Africa.  In Bihini Won wa Musiti, ed. B. Child, 2nd Pan-African Symposium on the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Africa, IUCN Sustainable Use Specialist Group, IUCN Gland.

 

Child, B. 2003.  Origins and Efficacy of Modern CBNRM Practices in the Southern African Region. In  Local Communities, Equity and Conservation in Southern Africa, ed. W. Whande, T. Kepe, and M. Murphree, Published by the Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), School of Government, University of the Western Cape.

 

Child, B., G. Child, B. Jones, S. Watts, and J. Cooper. 2003. Key Policy Bottlenecks and Challenges to Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Southern Africa. In  Bihini Won wa Musiti, ed. B. Child,  2nd pan-African Symposium on the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Africa, IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK, XVii + 270p.

 

Child, B. 2002. Application of the Southern African Experience to Wildlife Utilization and Conservation in Kenya and Tanzania. In Wildlife Conservation by Sustainable Use, ed. H. Prins, J. Grootenhuis and T. Dolan, 459-468. Massachusetts: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

 

Reports and Proceedings

Child, B. 2004. Building the CAMPFIRE Programme. Helping Villagers Protect African Wildlife. PERC Report, June, 3-6.

 

Child, B. 2003. CBNRM Best Practices: Enterprises and Economic Empowerment, Sharing Best Practices for the Future, Proceedings of the Regional Community-Based Natural Resource Management Conference, Windhoek, Namibia, 4-7 March 2003.

 

Child, B. 2003. Investing in Conservation: Public, Private and Community Collaboration for Development, Proceedings Transfrontier Futures Dialogues, Summit of the African Union, ed. B. Child, 7-8 July, Maputo.

 

Child, B. 2003. Keynote Best Practices: Enterprise and Economic Empowerment, Sharing Best Practices for the Future, Proceedings of the Regional Community-Based Natural Resource Management Conference, Windhoek, Namibia, 4-7 March 2003: 168-180.

Graduate Students Currently Supervised

 

In My Own Words