Andrew M. Linke portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Geography Department
  • Associate Senior Researcher, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
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Publications

  • Linke, A.M., and Andreas Forø Tollefson. Environmental stress and agricultural landownership in Africa. Global Environmental Change, 67, 102237. Published, 02/28/2021.
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  • Linke, A.M., and B. Ruether. Weather, wheat, and war: The security implications of climate variability for conflict in Syria. Journal of Peace Research, 58(1), 114-131. Published, 01/07/2021.
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  • Linke, A.M., Witmer, F., and J. O’Loughlin. Do people accurately report droughts? Comparison of instrument-measured and survey data in Kenya. Climatic Change, 162, 1143-1160. Published, 06/18/2020.
    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-0...
  • Linke, A.M. Locational and relational contexts for Kenya's 2007-08 post-election violence: Leadership legacies, demography and incentives for violence. Territory, Politics, Governance. Published, 06/11/2020.
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/216226...
  • Linke, A.M., Witmer, F., O’Loughlin, J., McCabe, T.J., and J. Tir. The consequences of relocating in response to drought: human mobility and conflict in contemporary Kenya. Environmental Research Letters, 13(9), 094014. Published, 09/10/2018.
    https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-93...
  • Linke, A.M., Witmer, F., O’Loughlin, J., McCabe, T.J., and J. Tir. Drought, local institutional contexts, and support for violence in Kenya. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 62(7), 1544-1578. Published, 08/01/2018.
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  • Medina, R., Nicolosi, E., Brewer, S., and A.M. Linke. Geographies of organized hate in America: A regional analysis. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 108(4), 1006-1021. Published, 02/09/2018.
  • Witmer, F., Linke, A.M., O’Loughlin, J., Laing, A., and A. Gettelman. Subnational violent conflict forecasts for sub-Saharan Africa, 2015–65, using climate-sensitive models. Journal of Peace Research, 54(2) 175–192. Published, 03/14/2017.
  • Linke, A.M., Witmer, F., Holland, E., and J. O’Loughlin. Mountainous terrain and civil wars: Geospatial analysis of conflict dynamics in the post-Soviet Caucasus. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 107 (2), 520-535. Published, 11/15/2016.
  • Linke, A.M. and C. Raleigh. The geography of civil war. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Published, 11/01/2016.
  • Kishi, R., Raleigh, C., and A.M. Linke. “Patterns and trends of the geography of conflict,” pages 25-41, in Backer, D., Bhavnani, R., and P. Huth (Eds.), Peace and Conflict 2016. New York: Routledge. Published, 08/01/2016.
  • Linke, A.M. and J. O’Loughlin. “Spatial analysis,” pages 189-205, in Agnew, J., Mamadouh, V., Secor, A., and J. Sharp (Eds.), A Companion to Political Geography, 2nd Edition. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. Published, 10/01/2015.
  • Linke, A.M., O’Loughlin, J., McCabe, T.J., Tir, J., and F. Witmer. Rainfall variability and violence in rural Kenya: Investigating the effects of drought and the role of local institutions with survey data. Global Environmental Change, 34, 35-47. Published, 09/01/2015.
  • Linke, A.M., Schutte, S., and H. Buhaug. Population attitudes and the spread of political violence in sub-Saharan Africa. International Studies Review, 17(1), 26-45. Published, 03/01/2015.
  • Linke, A.M. and J. O’Loughlin. Reconceptualizing and measuring context in the study of conflict: Using survey data from the North Caucasus of Russia. International Studies Review, 17(1), 1-19. Published, 03/01/2015.

Presentations

  • “Weather, wheat, and war: security implications of climate variability for conflict in Syria". Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 12/06/2020.
    http://web.isanet.org/Web/Conferences/ISA2021/ISA2...
  • “Climate change, human mobility, and conflict in contemporary Kenya.” American Association of Geographers conference. Conference Paper, Accepted, 11/30/2020.
    https://aag.secure-abstracts.com/AAG%20Annual%20Me...
  • "Dynamic human-environment interactions and using survey data to make conflict forecasts." Berlin Climate and Security Conference 2020 (Part II), Potsdam Institute for Climate Impacts Research. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/23/2020.
  • “Floods as a natural experiment in shaping support for and the experience of violence in Kenya.” American Association of Geographers conference. Conference Paper, Accepted, 03/06/2020.
  • “Climate change, agricultural land and wartime governance within the Syrian civil war.” International Studies Association (ISA) conference. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 03/06/2020.
  • "Relocating in response to drought: human mobility and conflict in contemporary Kenya." Center for Comparative and International Studies, ETH Zurich. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/31/2020.
  • “The impacts of global warming and changing weather patterns on human conflict.” American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/19/2019.
  • “Climate change and environmental security.” Center for Security, Intelligence and Defense Studies, Carleton University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/06/2019.
  • “Fickle weather effects undermine violence forecasts using national survey data.” American Political Science Association (APSA) conference. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/12/2019.
  • “Environmental aspects of Kenya’s smallholder settlement schemes.” British Institute East Africa. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/07/2019.
  • “Environment and population change on Kenya’s smallholder settlement schemes.” Department of Geoscience and the Environment, Technical University of Kenya. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/06/2019.
  • “Environmental change, land ownership, and political instability in agrarian societies.” ISA conference. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/04/2019.
  • "Environmental change, land ownership, and political instability in agrarian societies." American Association of Geographers. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/24/2019.
  • "Kenya smallholder settlement schemes past and present: A retrospective and prospective analysis of new data to understand inequality." African Studies Association annual conference. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/29/2018.
  • "The consequences of relocating in response to drought: human mobility and conflict in contemporary Kenya." Understanding Individuals’ Opinions and Experiences in Conflict-Affected Societies Workshop, Peace Research Institute Oslo. Conference Paper, Presented, 05/14/2018.
  • "Agricultural productivity and violent conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa: A subnational and comparative analysis using novel population survey data methods." American Association of Geographers annual conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/10/2018.
  • "Agricultural productivity and violent conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa: A subnational and comparative analysis using novel population survey data methods." International Studies Association annual conference. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/07/2018.
  • “Survey based analysis of agricultural productivity, landownership, and conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Peace Research Institute Oslo. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/21/2018.
  • "The effects agricultural productivity obstacles on conflict in regional political context." Next Generation of Climate-Conflict Research Workshop, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/09/2018.
  • "The effects agricultural productivity obstacles on conflict in regional political context." Workshop on Subnational Politics, School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University. Conference Paper, Presented, 02/12/2018.
  • "The impact of spatial resolution on effect estimates and inferences in the geographical analysis of violent conflict." American Political Science Association annual conference. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/02/2017.
  • "A comparative geographical analysis of international foreign aid and violent conflict." American Association of Geographers annual conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/05/2017.
  • “Scale variability misclassification: The impact of spatial resolution on estimates in the geographic analysis of foreign aid and conflict.” School of Government and Public Policy, University of Arizona. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/24/2017.
  • The impact of spatial resolution on effect estimates and inferences in the geographical analysis of violent conflict. International Studies Association annual conference. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/23/2017.
  • "A geographical approach to the study of environmental change and conflict." Department of Geography, Oregon State University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/27/2016.
  • “Household livelihood shocks and migration as pathways between local environmental change and conflict in Kenya.” American Association of Geographers annual meeting. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/30/2016.
  • “Evolving dynamics of population sentiments and violent conflict." International Studies Association annual meeting. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/17/2016.
  • “Household livelihood shocks and migration as pathways between local environmental change and conflict in Kenya.” International Studies Association annual meeting. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/16/2016.
  • “Locational and relational explanations of Kenyan post-election conflict: Incentives for violence and demographic composition.” Subnational governance and conflict workshop, University of Sussex. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/21/2015.
  • “Absolute and relative context in the social process of violence conflict.” Association of American Geographers annual conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/23/2015.
  • “Environmental change and conflict in Kenya: Perceived and measured drought effects on personal insecurity and attitudes toward the use of violence.” Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/19/2015.
  • “Environmental change and conflict in Kenya: Perceived and measured drought effects on personal insecurity and attitudes toward the use of violence.” Midwest Political Science Association annual conference. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/16/2015.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Monitoring Kenyan Environmental Conflict Using Reimbursed SMS Surveys. PI: Andrew Linke . University Research Committee, University of Utah, 03/26/2016 - present. Total project budget to date: $6,000.00

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Africa
    Conflict, Ecological and Environmental Change.
  • Kenya
    Research Affiliate, Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi.