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Ian Baird

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Ian Baird, originally from Victoria, B.C., is an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also affiliated with the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies. He has worked on local knowledge and wildcapture fisheries issues in the Mekong River Basin in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia for over 20 years. He also conducts research about the social and environmental impacts of hydropower dams and large-scale economic land concessions for plantations in the Mekong region.