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Associate Professor


Contact Information

Office: Room 2314, SSC
Tel: 519 661-2111, 87472
Fax: 519 661-1233
E-mail: aweis@ W88 www.jaketonepiece.com
Personal Web Page

Research Areas

Globalization & agriculture, political ecology, land reform & social movements, environmental conservation in inequitable landscapes

Research Interests

My interests are broadly located in the field of political ecology, with a focus on agriculture and rural development. Much of my empirical research was initially grounded in the Caribbean, especially Jamaica, where I worked with small farmers and focused on issues surrounding land reform, co-operatives, and neoliberal policy restructuring. Attention to the wider political economic context of small farmer’s struggles led me on a path towards my first book, The Global Food Economy: The Battle for the Future of Farming (2007), which analyzes how the global system of agricultural production and trade evolved and has been institutionally entrenched, with a focus on its extreme social imbalances and ecological instabilities. More recently, I have focused on the problems associated with one of the most powerful dimensions of world agriculture, the industrial grain-oilseed-livestock complex, culminating in my second book, The Ecological Hoofprint: The Global Burden of Industrial Livestock (2013).

Personal Website

Publications & Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

Refereed Journals

Weis, T. 2013 ‘The Meat of the Global Food Crisis’ Journal of Peasant Studies 40(1): 65-85

Hickey, C. and T. Weis 2012 ‘The Challenge of Climate Change Adaptation in Guyana’ Climate and Development 4(1), pp. 66-74

Weis, T. 2010 'The Accelerating Contradictions of Industrial Capitalist Agriculture' Journal of Agrarian Change 10(3): 315-341

Weis, T. 2010 'Our Ecological Hoofprint and the Population Bomb of Reverse Protein Factories' Review 33(2/3): 131-52

Chapters in Books

Weis, T. 2012 'A Political Ecology Approach to Industrial Food Production' in Critical Perspectives in Food Studies eds M. Koc, J. Sumner and T. Winson (Toronto: Oxford University Press) 104-121

Weis, T. 2012 ‘The Environmental Impacts of Intensive Livestock Operations in Canada’ in What’s on Your Plate? The Hidden Costs of Industrial Animal Agriculture in Canada (Toronto: World Society for the Protection of Animals) 111-32

Weis, T. 2012 'Biofuels' in Encyclopedia of Global Studies eds M. Juergensmeyer and H.K. Anheier (Thousand Oaks: Sage) 118-121

Weis, T. 2010 'Industrialized Agriculture' in Encyclopaedia of Geography ed B. Warf  (Thousand Oaks CA: Sage) 43-47

Weis, T. 2010 'Land Reform' in Encyclopaedia of Geography ed B. Warf (Thousand Oaks CA: Sage) 1692-1696

Weis, T. 2009 'Breadbasket Contradictions: The Unstable Bounty of Industrial Agriculture in the United States and Canada' In Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainability: New Challenges, Future Options ed G. Lawrence, K. Lyons and T. Wallington (London: Earthscan) 27-40

Weis, T. 2009 'Fossil Energy and the Biophysical Roots of the Food Crisis' in The World Food Crisis: Which Way Forward? ed J. Clapp and M. Cohen (Waterloo: WLU Press) 145-160

Luginaah, I.N., Weis, T., Galaa, S., Nkrumah, M.K. Bagah, D. and Bezner-Kerr, R. 2009 'Environment, Migration, and Food Security in the Upper West Region of Ghana' in Environment and Health in Developing Countries: Managing an Emerging Crisis ed I.N. Luginaah and E.K. Yanful (Berlin: Springer-Verlag) 25-38


Weis, T. 2013 The Ecological Hoofprint: The Global Burden of Industrial Livestock (London and New York: Zed Books)

Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

PhD Students Year Title
R. Ellis Current Attitudes, practices and policies that affect urban bees
H. Peacock
Current A global GIS analysis of primate diversity and biogeography: Assessing trends in habitat loss and extinction risk to information primate conservation biology
S. Vercillo
Current Gender, farming and food in Northern Ghana
S. McFarlane-Morris
2017 A Political Ecology of Mass Tourism Development on the Jamaican North Coast
B. Vogel
2016 The Case of Multi-Level Governance and Municipal Adaption
M. Steckley 2015 Agrarian Change and Peasant Prospects in Haiti
K. Ross 2014 Divergent Responses to Tropical Commodity Dependence after the demise of EU-ACP Preferential Trade
MA Students Year Title
L. Peach
(joint supervised)
Current Indigenous Food Resources
E. Galley 2011 Remaking a Forestry Town: The Multifaceted Challenges of Transition in Port Alberni, BC
A. Al-khoury 2010 The Struggle to Get Back to the Land: New Farmers and Agriculture in Ontario
C. Hickey 2010 Adapting to Climate Change in Guyana: Necessities, Options and Constraints
A. Park 2010 The Iwokrama Challenge: Balancing Conservation and Development in Guyana
K. Ross 2010 Upgrade from Masters Program to PhD Program
L. Riley
2008 Children's Geography and the Everyday Lives of Orphans in Malawi


GEO 1500 - Society and Nature
GEO 2020 - Latin America and the Caribbean: Landscapes of Inequality
GEO 3441 - Conservation & Development (not offered in 2008-2009)
GEO 9106 - Development Geography
GEO 9330 - Agriculture and Rural Development