Social and Environmental Sustainability

Much of the controversies surrounding the palm oil industry are related to environmental degradation, loss of wildlife, exploitation of labour and native community.  This research cluster investigates these issues to enhance sustainability practices of oil palm plantation, and address the labour and community issues.

Meet the researcher


Dr Joel David Moore (School of Arts & Social Science)

  • Political Economy
  • Development
  • Industrial Upgrading

Dr. Holly Barclay (School of Science)

  • Freshwater ecology and conservation
  • Sustainable certification scheme
  • Sustainable palm oil

Dr Lai Jia Yen (School of Arts and Social Science)

  • Forest governance
  • Socio-ecological system
  • Political ecology