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Doracie Zoleta-Nantes

Fellow, College of Asia and the Pacific, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

Doracie has a background in teaching Human Ecology and Geography and research related to the management of natural environments under high level development pressures and the impact of such on societies in the Philippines and Vietnam. In particular, she has examined the impacts of rice paddy conversion for suburban spaces under the Philippine’s agrarian reform process and has investigated the implications of disaster scenarios associated with the Mt. Pinatubo eruption and the subsequent socio-economic and environmental conditions of communities in Central Luzon. Her PhD focused on the historical geography of flooding in Metro Manila and she has further researched forced migrations and flooding scenarios affecting agricultural and fishing communities in Central Vietnam.


  • –present
    Fellow, Resources, Environment & Development, Australian National University