1. Rangan, H & CA Kull, (2009)  What makes ecology ‘political’?: rethinking ‘scale’ in political ecology.  Progress in Human Geography 33 (1): 28-45. [linkpdf]
  2. Kull CA & Rangan H (forthcoming)  The political ecology of weeds. in RL Bryant (ed) The International Handbook of Political Ecology.  Edward Elgar.


baobab 9

Rangan H, Bell KL, Baum DA, Fowler R, McConvell P, et al. (2015) New Genetic and Linguistic Analyses Show Ancient Human Influence on Baobab Evolution and Distribution in Australia. PLoS ONE 10(4). Published 1 April 2015. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0119758 [PLoS ONE Link]
Special Issue of Environment & History, 21/1 (February 2015)
Between two worlds: The environmental history of African biotic exchanges across the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, edited by H. Rangan and J. Carney

  • Introduction: Situating African agency in the environmental histories of biotic exchanges in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean worlds
    Judith Carney and Haripriya Rangan
  • Landscapes in diaspora: The development of African oil palm groves in Bahia, Brazil
    Case Watkins
  • Marooned Plants: Vernacular naming practices in the Mascarene Islands
    Christian A. Kull, Edward A. Alpers and Jacques Tassin
  • How Africans and their Descendants Participated in Establishing Open-Range Cattle Ranching in the Americas
    Andrew Sluyter
  • Elusive traces: Baobabs and the African diaspora in South Asia
    Haripriya Rangan and Karen Bell
  • Food traditions and landscape histories of the Indian Ocean World: Theoretical and methodological reflections
    Haripriya Rangan, Edward A. Alpers, Tim Denham, Christian A. Kull, and Judith Carney
  1. Rangan, H., J Carney & T Denham (2012) Environmental history of botanical exchanges in the Indian Ocean World. Environment and History 18 (3):311-342. [official link]
  2. Bell, KL, H Rangan, R Fowler, CA Kull, JD Pettigrew, CE Vickers & DJ Murphy (2014) Genetic diversity and biogeography of the boab Adansonia gregorii (Malvaceae: Bombacoideae). Australian Journal of Botany 62 (2):164-174. [official link]
  3. Kull, CA, J Tassin, S Moreau, H Rakoto Ramiarantsoa, C Blanc-Pamard & SM Carrière (2012). The introduced flora of Madagascar. Biological Invasions. 14(4): 875-888. [official linkauthors’ version pdfTable S1 full inventoryTable S2 Analysis by family]
  4. Rangan, H and CA. Kull (2010). “The Indian Ocean and the making of Outback Australia: an ecocultural odyssey” p. 45-72 in S Moorthy and A Jamal (eds.) Indian Ocean Studies: Cultural, Social, and Political Perspectives.  London: Routledge. [pdf]


david and tom discuss a weed (mimosa bush - farnesiana)

  1. Kannan, R, CM Shackleton & R Uma Shaanker (2013) Reconstructing the history of introduction and spread of the invasive species, Lantana, at three spatial scales in India. Biological Invasions 15 (6):1287-1302.
  2. Kannan, R, CM Shackleton & R Uma Shaanker (2013) Playing with the forest: invasive alien plants, policy and protected areas in India. Current Science 104 (9):1159-1165.
  3. Kannan, R, CM Shackleton & R Uma Shaanker (2014) Invasive alien species as drivers in socio-ecological systems: local adaptations towards use of Lantana in southern India. Environment, Development and Sustainability 16:649-669.
  4. Bach, Tom (forthcoming) PhD dissertation


acacia 1

  1. Rangan, H, A Wilson, and C Kull (2014) Thorny problems: Industrial pastoralism and managing ‘country’ in Northwest Queensland p. 116-134 in J Frawley and I McCalman (eds.) Rethinking Invasion Ecologies from the Environmental Humanities, London, Earthscan.
  2. Kull, CA & J Tassin (2012).   Australian acacias: useful and (sometimes) weedy.  Biological Invasions 14 (11):2229-2233. [official linkauthor version pdf]
  3. Tassin, J, H Rangan, & CA Kull (2012).  Hybrid improved tree fallows: harnessing invasive woody legumes for agroforestry.  Agroforestry Systems 84 (3): 417-428. [official linkauthor version pdf]
  4. Fernandes, Manuel Miranda (2012) Acácias e geografia histórica: rotas de um percurso global (parte 1). Cadenros curso de doutoramento em geografia FLUP: 23-40. [pdf]
  5. Kull, CA, CM Shackleton, PS Cunningham, C Ducatillon, J-M Dufour Dror, KJ Esler, JB Friday, AC Gouveia, AR Griffin, EM Marchante, SJ Midgley, A Pauchard, H Rangan, DM Richardson, T Rinaudo, J Tassin, LS. Urgenson, GP von Maltitz, RD Zenni, MJ Zylstra (2011). Adoption, use and perception of Australian acacias around the world. Diversity and Distributions 17 (5):822-836. [link]
  6. Carruthers, J, L Robin, J Hattingh, CA Kull, H Rangan, BW van Wilgen (2011). A native at home and abroad: the history, politics, ethics and aesthetics of Acacia. Diversity and Distributions 17 (5):810-821. [link to free pdf, author version pdf]
  7. Rangan, H, CA Kull, and L Alexander (2010).  Forest plantations, water availability, and regional climate change:  controversies surrounding Acacia mearnsii plantations in the upper Palni Hills, southern India.  Regional Environmental Change 10 (2): 103-117. [official linkauthor version pdf]
  8. Aitken, M, H Rangan, and CA Kull (2009).  Living with alien invasives: the political ecology of wattle in the eastern highveld Mpumalanga, South Africa.  Etudes Océan Indien 42-43: 115-141. [full text onlinepdf]
  9. Egan, Anna (2009).  Doing Right by Country: Cattle, Camels and Prickly Trees in Northwest QueenslandLambert Academic Press. [amazon link]
  10. Breton, C, J Guerin, C Ducatillon, F Médail, CA Kull, and A Bervillé (2008). Taming the wild and ‘wilding’ the tame: tree breeding and dispersal in Australia and the Mediterranean.  Plant Science 175: 197-205. [link]
  11. Kull, CA, J Tassin, G Rambeloarisoa, J-M Sarrailh, (2008).  Invasive Australian acacias on western Indian Ocean islands:  a historical and ecological review.  African Journal of Ecology 46(4): 684-89. [linkauthor version pdf]
  12. Kull, CA & H Rangan (2008). Acacia exchanges:  wattles, thorn trees, and the study of plant movements.  Geoforum 39 (3): 1258-72. [official linkauthor version pdf]
  13. Kull, CA, J Tassin, H Rangan (2007).  Multifunctional, scrubby, and invasive forests?  Wattles in the highlands of Madagascar.  Mountain Research and Development 27 (3): 224-31. [linkpdf]

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