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Rangan, H. 2021. Decolonisation, knowledge production and interests in higher education. Geographical Research. DOI: 10.1111/1745-5871.12510

Rangan, H. and Mauch, C. 2020, Towards a new biogeographical and economic history of the Indian Ocean World. Global Environment. 13: 224-241. DOI: 10.3197/ge.2020.130108

Rangan, H. 2019, The movements of plants and the creolization of landscapes in the Indian Ocean region, in Marina Berthet, Fernando Rosa, and Shaun Viljoen eds., Moving Spaces: Creolisation and mobility in Africa, the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, pp. 23-49, Brill, Leiden, Netherlands.

Bach, T., Kull, C. and Rangan, H. 2018, From killing lists to healthy country: Aboriginal approaches to weed control in the Kimberley, Western Australia. Journal of Environmental Management. 229: 182-192.  DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.06.050

Lanckriet, S., Rangan, H., Nyssen, J. and Frankl, A. 2017, Late Quaternary changes in climate and land cover in the Northern Horn of Africa and adjacent areas. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 482: 103-113.

Bell, KL, Rangan, H., Fernandes, MM, Kull, CA, and Murphy, DJ. 2017, Chance long distance or human-mediated dispersal? How Acacia s.l. farnesiana attained its pan-tropical distribution. Royal Society Open Science, Published 12 April 2017.DOI: 10.1098/rsos.170105

Rangan, H. 2017, Introduction. in Rangan, H., Ng, M.K., Chase, J. and Porter, L. eds. Insurgencies and Revolutions: Reflections on John Friedmann’s contributions to Planning Theory and Practice, pp. 1-3, Routledge, New York.

Rangan, H. 2017, Economic development and regionalism, in Rangan, H., Ng, M.K., Chase, J. and Porter, L. eds. Insurgencies and Revolutions: Reflections on John Friedmann’s contributions to Planning Theory and Practice, pp. 59-60, Routledge, New York.

Rangan, H. 2017, World cities and the Good City, Contradictions and possibilities, in Rangan, H., Ng, M.K., Chase, J. and Porter, L. eds. Insurgencies and Revolutions: Reflections on John Friedmann’s contributions to Planning Theory and Practice, pp. 117-118, Routledge, New York.

Rangan, H. 2017, Are social enterprises a radical planning challenge to neoliberal development? in Rangan, H., Ng, M.K., Chase, J. and Porter, L. eds. Insurgencies and Revolutions: Reflections on John Friedmann’s contributions to Planning Theory and Practice, pp. 95-104, Routledge, New York.

Rangan, H. 2016, The strawman speaks in Dubai: response to Derudder, B. et al. ‘Can the straw man speak? An engagement with postcolonial critiques of ‘global cities research’, Dialogues in Human Geography, 6 (3): 278-281.

Kull, C. and Rangan H. 2016, Political ecology and resilience, in Bernard Hubert and Nicole Mathieu eds., Interdisciplinarités entre Natures et Sociétés, pp. 71-87, CCIC, Cérisy-la-Salle, France.

Head, L., Larson, BMH, Hobbs, R., Atchison, J., Gill, N., Kull, C. and Rangan, H. 2015, Living with invasive plants in the Anthropocene: The importance of understanding practice and experience, Conservation and Society, 13(3): 311-318.

Bell, KL, Rangan, H., Kull, CA, and Murphy, DJ. 2015, The history of introduction of the African baobab (Adansonia digitata, Malvaceae: Bombacoideae) in the Indian Subcontinent, Royal Society Open Science; published 9 September 2015.DOI: 10.1098/rsos.150370. (See The Conversation article I published with Karen Bell about this research

Kull, C and Rangan, H. 2015, The political ecology of weeds, in Raymond Bryant ed. International Handbook of Political Ecology, Edward Elgar, UK.

Rangan, H. 2015, Bell, KA, Baum D., Fowler R., McConvell, P., Saunders, T., Spronck, S., Kull, CA, and Murphy, DJ, New genetic and linguistic analyses show ancient human influence on baobab evolution and distribution in Australia, PLOS ONE, 10 (4): 1-18. (See The Conversation article I published about this research

Carney, J. and Rangan, H. 2015, eds., Situating African agency in environmental history, introduction to Special Issue on Transoceanic Exchanges, Environment & History, 21 (1): 1-12.

Rangan, H. and Bell, KL. 2015, Elusive traces: Baobabs and the African diaspora in South Asia, Environment & History, 21 (1): 103-133.

Rangan, H., Alpers, E., Denham T., Kull, C. and Carney J. 2015, Food traditions and landscape histories of the Indian Ocean World: Theoretical and methodological reflections, Special Issue, Environment & History, 21 (1): 135-157.

Rangan, H., A. Wilson, and Kull, C. 2014, Thorny problems: Industrial pastoralism and managing ‘country’ in Northwest Queensland, in Jodi Frawley and Iain McCalman eds., Rethinking Invasion Ecologies from the Environmental Humanities, pp. 116-134, Routledge, London, UK.

Bell, K., Rangan, H., Fowler, R., Kull, C., Pettigrew, J., Vickers, C. and Murphy, D.J. 2014, Genetic diversity and biogeography of the boab Adansonia gregorii (Malvaceae: Bombacoideae), Australian Journal of Botany. 62: 164-174.

Fernandes, M.M., Devy-Vareta, N., and Rangan, H. 2013, Plantas exóticas invasoras e instrumentos de gestão territorial. O caso paradigmático do género Acacia em Portugal. GOT, n.º 4Revista de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território GOT, n.º 4 (dezembro): 83-107. (Exotic invasive plants and landscape management tools: The case of the genus Acacia in Portugal, Geography and Spatial Planning Journal, No. 4, December 2013).

Rangan H., Carney, J. and Denham, T. 2012, Environmental history of botanical exchanges in the Indian Ocean World, Environment and History, 18: 311-342.

Tassin, J., Rangan, H., and Kull, C. 2012, Hybrid improved tree fallows: harnessing invasive woody legumes for agroforestry, Agroforestry Systems, 84: 417-428.

Kull, C. and Rangan, H. 2012,Science, sentiment and territorial chauvinism in the acacia name change debate, in Simon G Haberle and Bruno David eds., Peopled landscapes: Archaeological and Biogeographic Approaches to Landscapes, pp. 197-220, ANU E Press, Canberra, Australia.

Carruthers, J., Robin, L., Hattingh, J., Kull, C., Rangan, H. and van Wilgen, B. 2011, A native at home and abroad: the history, politics, ethics and aesthetics of acacias, Diversity And Distributions, 17: 810-821.

Kull, C., Shackleton, C., Cunningham, P., Ducatillon, C., Dufour-Dror, J., Esler, K., Friday, J., Gouveia, A., Griffin, A., Marchante, E., Midgley, S., Pauchard, A., Rangan, H., Richardson, D., Rinaudo, T., Tassin, J., Urgenson, L., von Maltitz, G., Zenni, R., and Zylstra, M. 2011, Adoption, use and perception of Australian acacias around the world, Diversity And Distributions, 17: 822-836.

Rangan, H., Kull, CA. and Alexander, LV. 2010, Forest plantations, water availability, and regional climate change: Controversies surrounding Acacia mearnsii plantations in the upper Palnis Hills, southern India, Regional Environmental Change, 10: 103-117.

Rangan, H., and Kull, C. 2010, The Indian Ocean and the making of outback Australia: an ecocultural odyssey, in Shanti Moorty and Ashraf Jamal eds., Indian Ocean Studies: Cultural Social, and Political Perspectives, pp. 45-72, Routledge, New York, USA.

Aitken, M., Rangan, H. and Kull, CA. 2009, Living with alien invasives: The political ecology of wattle in the eastern highveld Mpumalanga, South Africa, Etudes Ocean Indien, 42-43: 115-141.

Rangan, H. and Kull, CA. 2009, What makes ecology ‘political’? Rethinking ‘scale’ in political ecology, Progress in Human Geography, 33: 28-45.

Rangan, H. 2008, ‘Development’ in Question, in eds. Kevin R Cox, Murray Low, and Jennifer Robinson, The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography, pp. 563-578, Sage, London UK.

Kull, C.A. and Rangan, H. 2008, Acacia exchanges: Wattles, thorn trees, and the study of plant movements, Geoforum, 39: 1258-1272.

Rangan, H. 2007, The Favela Bairro Program: Scaling up Urban development, in Too good to be True? Local Poverty Reduction Initiatives for Potential replication in Asia Pacific region, eds. T Palanivel, N Fernando, Omar Siddique, pp. 148-156, UNDP, Asia-Pacific Regional Centre, Colombo Sri Lanka.

Kull, C.A., Tassin, J., and Rangan, H. 2007, Multifunctional, scrubby, and invasive forests? Wattles in the highlands of Madagascar, Mountain Research and Development 27: 224-231.

Rangan, H. 2004, From Chipko to Uttaranchal: development, environment, and social protest in the Garhwal Himalayas, India, in Richard Peet and Michael Watts eds., Liberation Ecologies, Second Revised Edition,  pp. 205-226, Routledge, London UK.

Rangan, H. and Gilmartin, M. 2002, Gender, traditional authority, and the politics of rural reform in South Africa, Development and Change, 33: 633-658.

Rangan, H. 2001, The Muti Trade: South Africa’s indigenous medicines, Diversity, 2: 16-25.

Rangan, H. and Lane, M.B. 2001, Indigenous peoples and forest management: comparative analysis of institutional approaches in Australia and India, Society & Natural Resources, 14: 145-160.

Rangan, H. 2000, Political Ecology and Regional Sustainability: Reflections on Contemporary Debates and Material Practices, in  F.P. Gale and R.M. M’Gonigle eds., Nature, Production, Power: Towards an Ecological Political Economy,  pp. 121-140, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, .

Rangan, H. 2000, State Economic Policies and Changing Regional Landscapes in the Uttarakhand Himalaya, 1818-1947, in Agrarian Environments: Resources, Representation and Rule in India, eds. A. Agrawal and K. Sivaramakrishnan, Duke University Press, Durham (NC), USA, pp. 23-46.

Rangan, H. 1999, Bitter-Sweet Liaisons in a Contentious Democracy: Radical Planning through State Agency in Postcolonial India, Plurimondi: An International Forum for Research and Debate on Human Settlements, 1: 47-66.

Rangan, H. 1997, Indian Environmentalism and the Question of the State: Problems and Prospects for Sustainable Development, Environment and Planning (A), 29: 2129-2143.

Rangan, H. 1997, Property vs. Control: The State and Forest Management in the Indian Himalaya, Development and Change, 28: 71-94.

Rangan, H. 1996, From Chipko to Uttaranchal: Development, Environment, and Social Protest in the Garhwal Himalayas, Liberation Ecologies: Environment, Development, Social Movements, eds. R. Peet and M.J. Watts, Routledge, London, UK, pp. 205-226.

Rangan, H. 1995, Contested Boundaries: State Policies, Forest Classifications, and Deforestation in the Garhwal Himalayas, Antipode, 27: 343-362.

Rangan, H. 1993, Romancing the Environment: Popular Environmental Action in the Garhwal Himalayas, in J. Friedmann and H. Rangan eds., In Defense of Livelihoods: Comparative Studies in Environmental Action, pp. 155-181, Kumarian Press, Hartford (CT), USA.

Rangan, H. 1990, Hadija: Three Stories, Emergences: Journal for the Study of Composite Cultures, 1 (2): 46-48.


Rangan, H., Ng, M.K., Chase, J. and Porter, L. eds. 2017Insurgencies and Revolutions: Reflections on John Friedmann’s contributions to Planning Theory and Practice, Routledge, New York, forthcoming.

Rangan, H. 2000, Of Myths and Movements: Rewriting Chipko into Himalayan History, Verso, London, UK, and Oxford University Press, Delhi, India.

Friedmann, J. and Rangan, H. eds. 1993In Defense of Livelihood: Comparative Studies in Environmental Action, Kumarian Press, Hartford (CT), USA.

Book Reviews

In the Shadows of the State: Indigenous Politics, Environmentalism, and Insurgency in Jharkhand, India, by Alpa Shah, 2011Journal of Asian Studies 70: 889-890.

Barnett, J., Christoff, P., Rangan, H., Sutherland, E., An Inconvenient Truth Review Symposium, 2009Geographical Research, 47: 204-211.

Fraternal Capital: Peasant-Workers, Self-Made Men, and Globalization in Provincial India, by Sharad Chari, 2005Economic Geography. 81: 325-328.

True Garden of the Gods: Californian-Australian Environmental Reform, 1860-1930, by Ian Tyrrell, 2002Cultural Geographies. 9: 362-364.

Modern Forests: Statemaking and Environmental Change in Colonial Eastern India, by K. Sivaramakrishnan, 2001Economic Geography, 77: 197-198.

Farm Forestry in South Asia, eds. N.C. Saxena and Vishwa Ballabh, 1997Professional Geographer, 49: 159-160.

Environmental Problems in Third World Cities, by J. Hardoy et al., and Third World Cities: Problems, Policies and Prospects, eds. John Kasarda and A. Parnell,  1995, in Development and Change, 26: 399-400.

Miscellaneous publications

Teaching Political Ecology (with Michael Watts), 1996, in Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, Vol. 7 (2), March-June.

The Feasibility of Hauling Solid Waste by Rail from the San Gabriel Valley to Remote Disposal Sites (with SCAG Staff), 1988, report to the management of the Southern California Association of Governments, Los Angeles: SCAG.

Assessing demographic change and household composition for Vidyadharnagar, in Vidyadharnagar Report (with Vastushilpa Planning and Design Team), 1985, report to the Jaipur Development Authority, Ahmedabad: Vastushilpa Foundation.

Situation Analysis of Women and Children in Gujarat (with Dinesh Mehta), 1984, report to the UNICEF West India Office, Ahmedabad: CEPT Study Cell.

Decentralized Planning Handbook for Sabarkantha District, Gujarat (with Dinesh Mehta), 1983, report to the Gujarat Planning Commission, Ahmedabad: CEPT.