Jeff's research focuses on natural resource management and rural economic development in South and Southeast Asia, with specific area expertise on Indonesia. These interests are explored through two complementary research programs. The first explores the livelihood implications of market engagement for smallholder farmers in the Global South using a value chain framework. The second examines emerging forms of environmental and resource governance arising from the confluence of conventional state structures, civil society organisations and market-driven regulation such as certification schemes and payments for ecosystem services. Jeff is currently involved in research projects addressing sustainable cocoa production in Eastern Indonesia (Sulawesi and Papua), smallholder access to specialty coffee markets (Sulawesi, Flores and Papua), and forest governance, spatial planning and community-based natural resource management (Sumatra). He recently led an Australian Geographic Society expedition across Southeast Asia, where he re-visited the collecting sites of renowned 19th century naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace.