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Matthew King PhD

  • Doctor of Philosophy Political/Human Geography
  • 3PublicationsNumber of items in Matthew's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 6Followers

Research interests

Conflict Analysis | Environmental Change | Global Security | Commodities


Dr. Matthew W. King is a Consultant, Lecturer, and Author who has lived in multiple countries and worked in over a half dozen. In 1999 he was competitively selected to become a U.S. Presidential Management Fellow under the Clinton Administration where he served until 2001. Subsequently, he served as the Senior Program Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean within the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) between 2001 and 2007. Matthew completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge, England. As a researcher in the Political Ecology of Development (PED) Research Group, he analyzed a conflict in southern Honduras, Central America from 1973 to 2006. The PED Research Group is a part of the Society, Environment, and Development Cluster, and is engaged in research on a diverse range of topics in both the developed and developing world. Geographically, his work is focused on Latin America and the Caribbean, and the issues associated with the politics, management, and human ecology of natural resources; particularly conflicts. Prior to his studies at Cambridge, Matthew obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Theory and Legal Studies from the University of Tulsa, completed one year of independent study abroad in International Law at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and later returned to Europe to complete a Master of Philosophy in International Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland.


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Publications (3)

  • Political Ecology of Mangroves in southern Honduras: emergence and evolution of environmental conflict in the Gulf of Fonseca 1973 - 2006.

    • King M
  • Sea Grant in Latin America?: Adapting the US Sea Grant model of linked applied research, extension, and education to a Latin American Context—Is there a fit?

    • Matthew Wilburn King
    • James Tobey
    • Jill Hepp
    • et al.
  • Civil–Security Forces Environmental Cooperation in Central America and the Caribbean

    • Editors:
    • Arthur L. Bradshaw J
    • Dr. Kent H. Butts
    • et al.


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Cambridge Faculty of Earth Science and Geography

September 2003 - October 2008(5 years)

Master of Philosophy Peace and Conflict Studies

University of Dublin, Trinity College

September 1998 - December 1999(a year)

Political Theory | Legal Studies

University of Tulsa Department of Political Science

August 1993 - May 1998(5 years)

Public International Law

University of Edinburgh Old College of Law and Social Sciences

August 1996 - June 1997(10 months)