Tessa Minter has been studying the human ecology of Philippine hunter-gatherers since 2002, focusing on the adaptation of livelihood strategies in response to environmental and social change.
Her work is based on long-term fieldwork among the Agta of the Northern Philippines, in which she combines classical ethnographic methods with the collection of systematic records on demography, time-allocation, hunting- and fishing success, food intake, health and child-care.
She also supervises PhD students working on food and water security in Indonesian and Philippine hunter-gatherer populations, and teaches environmental anthropology and development sociology at the BA and MA level.
- Limits to indigenous participation. The Agta and the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park (2014)
- Whose consent? Hunter-gatherers and extractive industries in the northeastern Philippines (2012)
- The Agta of the Northern Sierra Madre. Livelihood strategies and resilience of Philippine hunter-gatherers (2010)