School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment


Dr. Eberhard Weber

Contact Information

Email: weber_e(at)
Phone: +679 323 2222
Office: Room 13, SGESE Building, Lower Campus

Research Interests

Eberhard Weber is interested in the geography of development, urban planning and housing, conflicts over natural resources and environmental security. He also has interests in sustainable development, tourism in developing countries, and migration and population. He is currently investigating environmentally-induced migration. He is also employing vulnerability mapping as a tool in the management of natural hazards. Research on this topic has been completed in Gau Island and is continuing in Nadi. Dr Weber is one of the few social scientists globally who has studied the social impact of a number of tsunamis. He conducted research in Tamil Nadu, India after the 2004 tsunami, in Samoa after the 2009 tsunami and in the Solomon Islands after the 2007 tsunami in the Western Province.

Selected Publications

Weber, E. 2012. Economic reform, social development and conflict in India. Regional Science Policy & Practice 4, 207–230.

Weber, E. 2012. Climate and environmental change and food security. Journal of Pacific Studies 32, 91–102.

Weber, E. 2011. Gandhi, Galtung und Globalisierung–Ländliche Entwicklung in Indien 1947–2011 (Gandhi, Galtung and Globalization–Rural Development in India 1947–2011). Cuvillier Verlag, Göttingen, 259 pp.

Weber, E. 2009. Social vulnerability in South India’s fishing communities. In Reddy, K.R., Ramanaiah, Y.V., Krishna Kumari, A. and Subbiah, S. (eds) Natural Hazards and Disasters: Essays on Impacts and Management. Department of Geography, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, 188–211.

Weber, E. 2009. Fiji – the impact of globalization on the economy. In Institute for Research and Social Analysis, Pacific Theological College and Association of Protestant Churches and Missions in Germany (eds) The Pacific Islands at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Religion, Culture, Society. The Pacific Theological College Institute for Research and Social Analysis, Suva and the Association of Protestant Churches and Missions in Germany, Hamburg, 141–146.

Weber, E. 2007. Zucker auf Fidschi und die EU Agrarreform (Sugar in Fiji and EU Agricultural Reforms). Pazifik Informationsstelle Dossier 78, 34 pp.

Weber, E. 2007. Water in the Pacific Islands. Case studies from Fiji and Kiribati. In Grover, V.I. (ed.) Water – a Source of Conflict or Cooperation. Science Publishers, Enfield, 269–309.

Weber, E. 2007. Gewalt und Staatsversagen in Fidschi (Violence and state failure in Fiji). Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie 51, 206–220.

Weber, E. 2006. The political ecology of water supply in Chennai, South India. In Tvedt, T. and Jakobsson, E. (eds) A History of Water, Volume 1: Water Control and River Biographies. I.B. Tauris, London, 388–415.

Weber, E. 2005. Sugar in Fiji – a dying sector? The Indian Geographical Journal 80(2), 71–86.

Van Dillen, S. and Weber, E. 1996. Wenn Dich der Hunger packt (When hunger strikes). Bad Honnef, Rhöndorf, 64 pp.

Weber, E. 1995. Globalisierung und Politische Ökonomie der Armut in Indien (Globalization and political economy of poverty in India). Limbach, Madras, 480 pp.


Disclaimer & Copyright l Contact Us l 
© Copyright 1968 - 2019. All Rights Reserved.
Page updated: Tuesday, November 06, 2012
School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment
Faculty of Science, Technology & Environment
The University of the South Pacific
Private Bag, Laucala Campus,
Suva, Fiji.
Tel: (+679) 323 2542
Fax: (+679) 323 1506