UCL Anthropocene


Professor Caroline Garaway

Academic position: Professor

Department: Anthropology

Email: c.garaway@ucl.ac.uk

UCL Website: Professor Caroline Garaway 


Anthropological and political ecological approaches to studying livelihoods of natural-resource-dependent populations. Focus; small-scale fishers, and fisher/farmer populations in floodplain/estuarine environments. Research in Asia (Mekong Basin), East Africa and UK (Thames estuary) 

  • Importance and role of aquatic biodiversity in floodplain environments  

  • Conservation versus development/tourism trade-offs in Marine Protected Areas 

  • Impact of agricultural intensification and other developments (e.g. hydropower dev, port dev) on aquatic based livelihoods 

Research Projects:


ANTHXXX: Comprehending CoviD-19: A social and Historical Perspective. Running for first time in 20/21 

ANTH0065 Fishers and Fisheries: Anthropology, Aquatic Resources and Development.

ANTH0102 Ecology of Human Groups.