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Dr Rik Thwaite's interests are eclectic but focus broadly on human aspects of environmental management and conservation. Rik has supervised and undertaken research related to ecotourism, community-based tourism & tourism impacts on communities, including in small mountain communities in Vietnam, Nepal and India, and Indigenous communities in Fiji and East Timor. Rik also has an interest in Australian Indigenous culture and resource management and has engaged in research associated with Indigenous engagement with land management and conservation, & contemporary Indigenous culture.  Rik's research focus includes climate change, particularly rural landholders and their perceptions of, & adaptation responses to, climate change. Rik remains active within the community, engaging in debate over climate change & our responses at local levels, & being a member of numerous committees including being on the board of the Victorian Trust for Nature.

Research interests

  • Human aspects of environmental management and conservation
  • Australian indigenous culture and resource management

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Finding alternatives of livelihood sources for forest dependent communities in protected areas: A case study of Sebangau National Park, Central Kalimantan Province, Indonesia

Thwaites, R., Race, D., Andayani, W., Faida, L. R. W. & Maryudi, A., 21 May 2019, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. 1 ed. Vol. 285. 13 p. (IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science).

Charles Sturt University

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  • Community forestry and pro-poor climate change adaptation: A case study from Nepal

    Gentle, P. & Thwaites, R., 2018, Community forestry in Nepal: Adapting to a changing world. Thwaites, R., Fisher, R. & Poudel, M. (eds.). Oxon, UK: Taylor & Francis, p. 127-146 20 p.

    Charles Sturt University

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)Researchpeer-review

  • Household and community responses to impacts of climate change in the rural hills of Nepal

    Gentle, P., Thwaites, R., Race, D. & Alexander, K., Mar 2018, In : Climatic Change. 147, 1-2, p. 267-282 16 p.

    Charles Sturt University

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  • REDD+ and community forestry in Nepal

    Thwaites, R., 2018, Community Forestry in Nepal: Adapting to a Changing World. Thwaites, R., Fisher, R. & Poudel, M. (eds.). Oxon, UK: Taylor & Francis, p. 147-170 24 p.

    Charles Sturt University

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)Researchpeer-review

  • Community forestry in Nepal: Adapting to a changing world

    Thwaites, R. (ed.) & Fisher, R. (ed.), 11 Dec 2017, 1st ed. New York: Taylor & Francis. 229 p. (Earthscan forest library)

    Charles Sturt University

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