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Project 5.4 Improving evidence-based policy

Researchers: Prof. David Pannell, UWA (Leader), Marit Kragt, Christine Kershaw
Many processes for prioritisation of environmental projects draw on insufficient evidence. Key evidence is missed or low in quality. Drawing on the experience from practical use of rigorous processes such as INFFER, how can sound, practical improvements be made to decision making in key programs? 

Dr Marit Kragt

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PositionAssistant Professor
Member of project(s)5.45.6
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By bringing together the ecological and social aspects of the ecosystem services paradigm for resource management, my research takes a cross-disciplinary approach to using evidence to inform policy development and on-the-ground resource management decision making (Theme 5).
Case studies within agricultural landscapes will be used to explore the tradeoffs between ecosystem services and economic and environmental values in response to conflicting demands on scarce resources (Theme 4).

PositionPhD Student
Member of project(s)4.15.4
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Professor David Pannell

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My role in the Hub is to bring economics strongly into the research program. I lead the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy at UWA, which has broad expertise and experience in applying economics to environmental problems. We specialise in approaches that integrate scientific, social and policy information within an economic framework to provide information that supports sound decision making about environmental issues. Our work encompasses both financial and intangible environmental outcomes of environmental changes, and risks as well as benefits.
I am directly involved in several projects in the NERP hub. Project 5.3 is attempting to develop a new approa ...
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PositionWinthrop Professor/ARC Federation Fellow & Node Leader
Member of project(s)3.3a4.15.35.45.55.7
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