Dr. Richard (Drew) Marcantonio is a researcher, teacher, and practitioner focused on regenerative and durable livelihoods, environmental management and policy, environmental and other violence, and peacebuilding. He is the author of Environmental Violence: In the Earth System and the Human Niche (2022; Cambridge University Press), co-author of the textbook Environmental Management: Concepts and Practical Skills (2022; Cambridge University Press), and lead co-editor (with John Paul Lederach and Agustin Fuentes) of Environmental Violence Explored (in press; Cambridge University Press). He has published numerous peer-reviewed, policy, and public facing articles in periodicals ranging from Climate and Development to Environmental Science and Policy to the popular periodical the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. He has conducted research and practice on these critical issues on five continents working with communities, elected officials, regulators, corporations, and NGOs alike. Additionally, Drew is a US Marine combat veteran, a certified Wilderness First Responder and American Mountain Guide Association Climbing Instructor, and an experiential leadership development professional.
Drew holds a B.A. in Geography and the Environment from the University of Texas - Austin, an M.P.A. in Environmental Management from Indiana University - Bloomington, and an M.A. in Anthropology and a Ph.D. in Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame.
"Regenerating ecologies and economies for society: Challenges and guideposts for Ukraine and beyond", (With John Katsos, Jason Miklian), Global Policy, 2023
"Ukraine, the Environment, and Negotiating Peace", Peace Policy, 2023
"Farming for the Devil: Agricultural Loans, Education, and The Poverty Trap in Rural Sierra Leone", (With Catherine Bolten), Economic Anthropology, 2022
"Conflict and its Relationship to Climate Variability in Sub-Saharan Africa", (With Erin Bunting, Jay Herndon, Elizabeth Mack, Amanda Ross, Andrew Zimmer), Science of the Total Environment, 775, 2021
"Global distribution and coincidence of pollution, climate impacts, and health risk in the Anthropocene", (With Sean Field, Debra Javeline, Agustin Fuentes), PLOS ONE, 16, 2021
"Identifying Human Health Risk from Precious Metal Mining in Sierra Leone", (With Sean Field, Papanie Bai Sesay, Gary Lamberti), Regional Environmental Change, 21, 2021
"Interpersonal conflict over water is associated with household demographics, domains of water insecurity and broader conflict: Evidence from 9 sites across 8 Sub-Saharan African countries", (With Amber Pearson, Elizabeth Mack, Amanda Ross, Andrew Zimmer , Erin Bunting), Water, 13, 2021
"A Clear Past and a Murky Future: Life in the Anthropocene on the Pampana River, Sierra Leone", (With Agustin Fuentes), Land, 9, 2020
"Toxicity Travels in a Changing Climate", (With Sean Field, Patrick Regan), Environmental Science and Policy, 114, 2020
"Farmers Facing Climate Change in South Zambia", (With Catherine Bolten), Journal of Transdisciplinary Peace Praxis, 1, 2019
"Toxic Trajectories Under Future Climate Conditions", (With Sean Field, Patrick Regan), PLOS ONE, 14, 2019
"Farmer Perceptions of Conflict Related to Water in Zambia", (With Shahzeen Attari, Tom Evans), Sustainability, 10, 2018
"Peace, Conflict, and Happiness", International Journal on World Peace, 24, 2017
"The Okavango River Basin Agreement: An Analysis", African Geographica Review, 35, 2016