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Geography and Environmental SciencePostgraduate study

Mr Martin Watts BSc, MSc

Postgraduate Research Student

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Mr Martin Watts is a PhD student studying home garden agroforestry as an adaptation to climate change within Geography at the University of Southampton.


BSc Physical Geography – University of Hull

MSc Environmental Change and International Development – University of Sheffield

MSc Social Research Methods (Human Geography) – University of Southampton.

Research interests

My research interests are interdisciplinary in nature. I use both natural and social science approaches to explore and analyse socio-ecological systems in low-income countries, and how climate variability and change intersects within these systems. As such, my PhD aims to critically and empirically analyse home garden agroforestry as an adaptation to future climate change for smallholder farmers by using the change in climate across Mt Kilimanjaro’s agro-ecological zones as a natural experiment.

Broad Interests

  • Agro-ecology/Agroforestry
  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Ecosystem services for food security
  • Human-ecosystem interactions

PhD Research

Provision Title: Montane Home Garden Agroforestry as an Adaptation to Future Climate Change: A Study of Mt Kilimanjaro.

Supervisors: Dr Marije Schaafsma, Dr Kelvin Peh, Prof Craig Hutton, Dr Natalie Suckhall and Prof Emma Tompkins

Funded by: The South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP)

Grants: The Tropical Agricultural Association Long-Term Awardee and Agricola Club Awardee (£2000)

Research projects

UNEP-UNDP Poverty-Environment Action for Sustainable Development Goals (associated)

Research group

Global Environmental Change and Earth Observation

Affiliate research group

Sustainability, Environment and Resilience – SCDTP Pathway

2018 RGS PGF ACTs Coordinator


GEOG1010: Curiosity, Creativity and Communication: Studying Geography at University

GEOG: Introduction to Sustainability


Mr Martin Watts
Building 44 University of Southampton University Road Southampton SO17 1BJ

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