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Geography and Environmental SciencePostgraduate study

Mr Martin A Watts BSc, MSc

Postgraduate Research Student

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Mr Martin Watts is a postgraduate research student 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 – University of Southampton

I graduated from the University of Hull in 2015 with a BSc in Physical Geography, before deciding to study more Human Geography by undertaking an MSc in Environmental Change and International Development at the University of Sheffield. Here I developed an interest in how smallholder farmers within socio-ecological systems in developing countries can adapt to the effects from climate change. I also have worked with several NGOs in the global south around these topics.

As such, my interdisciplinary research investigates tropical montane agroforestry as an adaptation to climate change in Tanzania, using Kilimanjaro’s inhabited forests as a case study.

Research interests

  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Soil Processes and Nutrient Cycling
  • Food Production and Security
  • Agroforestry Systems and Livelihoods
  • Ecosystem Services

PhD Research

Draft title: Exploring the effects of climate change on agroforestry livelihoods: A Rural Moshi study, Tanzania.

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

Funded by: The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). 

Research group

Global Environmental Change and Earth Observation

Affiliate research group

Sustainability, Environment and Resilience – SCDTP Pathway

2018 Royal Geographical Society PGF ACTs Coordinator



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


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Mr Martin A Watts
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