Keynote Speakers

Emeritus Professor Ian Douglas is a distinguished geomorphologist who has 45 years of research experience relating to changes to the hydrologic and geomorphic systems in tropical rain forests and to the biophysical changes in the urban environment.


Professor Eric Bird is the Principal Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Melbourne, Australia. Prof Bird is a coastal geography scholar whose seminal texts include Coastal Geomorphology and Coasts.


Professor Jonathan Rigg is an eminent scholar on Southeast Asia and a featured keynote speaker at SEAGA's meetings whose keynote address will be on the development experience of Southeast Asia.


Professor Philip Hirsch is a renowned scholar on natural resources, environmental change, rural change and the Mekong region, and he is no stranger to regular participants of SEAGA conferences.


Professor John Lidstone is a prominent geography educator and influential scholar, as well as editor for International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education - THE journal for geographical education.


Professor Sarah Bednarz is a celebrated geography Educator and illustrious scholar on spatial thinking and geosciences. Active member of the IGU-CGE and a key contributor of Geography for Life – Standards for Geography in the USA.

Accepted papers as of 15 August 2012


  • Analysis of the 2011 extreme precipitation events over Thailand using TRMM data by Chakrit Chotamonsak
  • Applying Landscape Metrics and Spatial Analysis to Assess Landscape Change induced by Typhoons in Eastern Taiwan by Chun-Kuo Yeh, Yung-Chung Chuang and Shyue-Cherng Liaw
  • Assessing Spatial Thinking, an Invitation by Robert Bednarz
  • Borneo Twins? Development trajectoris in East Malaysia by Doug Johnston
  • Cars Metamarket in Serang City, Banten by Sadhu Zukhruf Janottama, M H Dewi Susilowati and Adi Wibowo
  • Challenges, learnings and opportunities of field-based classes in less developed communities in the Philippines by Pryor Aldous Placino
  • Coconut Cultivation In Malaysia: Trends and Patterns by Firuza Begham Mustafa
  • Conflict resolution, Sustainability of Social Capital, and role in forest management: A case of forest communities from Central India by Deepshikha Mehra
  • Disaster Risk, Vulnerabilities and Resilience of Philippines Urban Poor Communities: the Typhoon Ondoy Experiences in Informal Settlements in Metro Manila by Hiroko Nagai
  • Economic Growth and Urbanization: A Regional Perspective for Sustainability in Southeast Asia by Shweta Rani
  • Environmental Change and Poverty in the Coastal Regions of Northeast of Peninsular Malaysia by Fauza Ab Ghaffar, Khairulmaini Osman Salleh and Shahida Azali
  • Environmental Change and the Coastal Communities of the Northeastern Region of Peninsular Malaysia by Nor Shahida Azali, Khairulmaini Osman Salleh and Fauza Abd Ghaffar
  • Exploring Liveability, Sustainability and Diversity in a Singapore Neighbourhood by Diganta Das
  • Exploring the links between livelihood diversity and food security: Survey evidence from rural India and its relevance to South East Asia by Bill Pritchard, Anu Rammohan and Madhushree Sekher
  • Field Geographic Research and the Young Filipino Geographers by Lou Angeli Ocampo
  • Geography at the University of Malaya - Design, Implementation, Assessment and Continuous Improvement by Khairulmaini Osman Salleh and Fauza Ab Ghaffar
  • GIS application for sediment control at catchment area of Sempor reservoir, Central Java Province, Indonesia by Chandra Setyawan, Sekar Jatiningtyas and Nur Ainun Pulungan
  • Global environmental change, vulnerability and adaptation in communities throughout the Tonlé Sap region, Cambodia by Amelia Travers and David Neil
  • Indigenous Knowledge: Its Role and Potential in Environment Resource Management in the Plateau area of Meghalaya, North East India by Dr Phibankhamti Ryngnga and Dr Phibankhamti Ryngnga
  • Integration of Multi-Spatial Data for Burn Scar Surveillance and Trends In Chiang Mai Province, Thailand by Suthinee Dontree
  • Interpreting ADAT: Custom, Politics and Conservation in Contemporary Indonesia by Nick McClean
  • Investigating sense of place through a social world perspective in cultural heritage by Yu-Lien Chang and Chao-Yang Pan
  • Kampung Melayu Dwellers Adaptation Regarding to Annual Flood by Osmar Shalih, Widyawati Hadi and Tuty Handayani
  • Land Use Dynamic in Sleman, Yogyakarta as a Response to Education, Tourism and Agricultural Development by Nur Ainun Pulungan, Ike Sari Astuti and Pepi Novianti
  • Levels and Determinants of Women Health and Nutrition in Haryana, India by Rajeshwari Jaglan
  • Location-aware, context-rich field data recording, using mobile devices for field-based learning in Geography by Kalyani Chatterjea
  • Making a Living: Pro Poor Tourism in Hot Spring Recreational Park Sungai Klah, Sungkai Perak, MALAYSIA by Fauziah Che Leh, Baharudin Omar and Azmi Ahmad Baharom
  • Marginal Societies and Change – A Study of the Orang Asli Communities of the Gombak Highlands by Siti Qhairunissa Ramli, Khairulmaini Osman Salleh and Fauza Abd.Ghaffar
  • Marginality in the Greater Mekong Subregion: The Squeezed Economic Geography of Cambodia and Laos by Edo Andriesse
  • Metropolitanization and Urban Land Use Change in The Johor Bahru Metropolitan Region by Saripah Osman and Fauza Ab Ghaffar
  • MRT to Magma Chamber: field inquiry on plate tectonics and the rock cycle at Little Guilin by Jamie McCaughey and Susan Eriksson
  • National Economic and Social Development Plan as a driving force for regional development: A case study of the Northeast of Thailand by Bodee Putsyainunt and Associate Prof. Sekson Yongvanit
  • Neural network-based analysis of the relationship between socio-economic factors and Internet usage in Melbourne, Australia by Mohammad Rahim Rahnama and Ray Wyatt
  • New Geographies of Black Gold: The Export Steam Coal Industry in Indonesia by John Bowen
  • Object-based Landuse/Landcover Mapping in a Landslide Prone Area by Ashis Kumar Saha, Sarmistha Chatterjee and Ankita Medhi
  • Order on the Border: The Implications of Bordering Processes for Trafficked Women's Health in Singapore by Sallie Yea
  • Paradigm Shift in Humanities Learning Journey beyond 2012 by Marc Teng and Kah Chee Chan
  • Politics And Policies of Forest Fires and Smoke Management in Northern Thailand by Suthinee Dontree
  • Provincial Poverty Dynamics in Lao PDR: A Case Study of SavannakhetProvincial Poverty Dynamics in Lao PDR: A case study of Savannakhet by Edo Andriesse and Anouxay Phommalath
  • REDD-plus in Thailand: the Role of World Bank as a carbon broker? by Surin Onprom
  • Rural Restructuring and Social Networks in Northeast Thailand and Laos Border Communities by Soimart Rungmanee and Soimart Rungmanee
  • Social Media:A Space to Learn by Frances Ess
  • Spatial Regression of Health Status of Productive Age Women in India. by Sujata Damke and Ranjana Lade
  • Status of Groundwater Quality and Environmental Sanitation in Coastal Barangays of San Fabian, Pangasinan, Philippines. by Jesamine Rebugio
  • Sustainable development of tourism in Van Don district, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam by Nhung Tran Thi Hong
  • Sustainable Highland Management – The Need for Integrated Management Systems of Cameron Highland Regions by Siti Fairus Abdul Rahman and Khairulmaini Osman Salleh
  • The Culture in Agriculture: Exploring the indigenous farming practices of the Ivatans in Batan and Sabtang islands in the province of Batanes, Philippines by Joan Pauline Talubo, Oscar Zamora, Lucille Elna de Guzman, Gloria Luz Nelson, Rosario Tatlonghari, Maria Victoria Espaldon and Cesar Doroteo Hostallero
  • The decision of working abroad factors when AEC is the liberalization of the free flow of skilled labor through the perspective of forth-year accounting students, faculty of Management Science, Khon Kaen University by Yingluk Khemchotigoon
  • The Impact of Agricultural Changes to Rice Production in Indonesia (Case Study: Indonesia as One of Agrarian Countries) by Nur Ainun Pulungan and Sekar Jatiningtyas
  • The Impact of Lombok International Airport (LIA) Development On the Land Value in Central Lombok Regency by Emir Hartato
  • The Implications of Field Classes Regarding the Production of Knowledge about Philippine Towns by David Jonathan Garcia
  • The River Guardian Program for Junior High Schools on the “River of Kings”, Thailand by Supitcha Kiatprajak
  • The state, the forest, and the expert: An institutional analysis of the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme by Robin Lewis
  • The Tourism Geography of Barangay Poblacion II and Maulawin, Pagsanjan, Laguna by Mark Alvin Cruz and Enrico Garcia
  • Tourism and the physical changes of Vang Vieng, Lao PDR. by Bounthavy Sosamphanh, Dr.Sekson Yongvanit and Dr.Yaowalak Apichatvullop
  • Transport, mobilities and sustainable development in the Philippines by Yves Boquet
  • Vulnerability Analysis of Padi Cultivation Systems to the Climate Change Threat by Hasnatul Farhana Hassan and Khairulmaini Osman Salleh
  • Whose Agrobiodiversity?: the linkage of the Small-scale Farmers’ Seed System to GOs, NGOs and Global Seed Companies in Thailand by Sakkarin Na Nan
  • Whose Geography? The Andaman and Nicobar Islands in Perspective by Aparna Pandey
  • Whose Park is it Anyway? The Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center as Both a Shared and Contested Space in Quezon City, Philippines by Marco Lagman