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Jennifer Hodbod

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Arizona State University Global Institute of Sustainability
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Research interests

Resilience; Food Systems; Biofuels; Household Energy; Systems Analysis; Ethiopia; Climate Change.


Jennifer Hodbod's research focuses on land-use change, and the interactions and trade-offs within social-ecological systems that result from such change. Within this area, her key interest is interactions within food systems, investigating the trade-offs between production, consumption, livelihoods and food security. Jennifer completed her Ph.D. at the University of East Anglia (UK) in 2013, within the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Her Ph.D. research examined the impacts of biofuel expansion on social-ecological systems in Ethiopia, investigating the impacts at different scales on food security, livelihoods, the environment and energy security using interdisciplinary methods. The application of a resilience lens is a key facet of Jennifer’s work and allows the dynamics of social-ecological systems to be fully investigated, identifying potential trade-offs and regime shifts. Jennifer's work also highlights the need to examine all scales to highlight the winners and losers across the system, as only examining one scale conceals the dynamic nature of interactions between actors.


Co-authors (25)

Publications (5)

  • Defining tipping points for social-ecological systems scholarship - An interdisciplinary literature review

    • Milkoreit M
    • Hodbod J
    • Baggio J
    • et al.
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  • Managing adaptively for multifunctionality in agricultural systems

    • Hodbod J
    • Barreteau O
    • Allen C
    • et al.
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  • Ecological and social resilience

    • Neil Adger W
    • Hodbod J
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  • Integrating social-ecological dynamics and resilience into energy systems research

    • Hodbod J
    • Adger W
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  • Studying the complexity of change: Toward an analytical framework for understanding deliberate social-ecological transformations

    • Moore M
    • Tjornbo O
    • Enfors E
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University

September 2013 - Present

PhD Researcher

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

October 2010 - August 2013(3 years)


MRes (Environmental Social Science) and PhD

School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia

October 2009 - Present

MSci Environmental Geoscience with study abroad

Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol

September 2004 - June 2008(4 years)