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Project 5.7 Comparing the value for money from targeted, untargeted and landscape-scale approaches to biodiversity protection

Researchers: Prof. David Pannell, UWA (Leader), Fiona Gibson, Dr Maksym Polyakov
Some in the community like government to support conservation actions in a relatively untargeted way, encouraging maximum participation. Considering principles of risk diversification and project effectiveness, how should resources be allocated to this approach and to investment in specific environmental assets.

Dr Fiona Gibson

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Fiona is currently working in the space of bushfire management, biodiversity and water resources. Fiona's research aims to provide better advice to decision makers on effective policy design and the factors driving community adoption of such policies.  In particular, Fiona is working on the NERP projects:

4.1   Trade-offs among social, economic and environmental values, and

5.7   Comparing the value for money from targeted, untargeted and landscape-scale approaches to biodiversity protection

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PositionResearch Associate
Member of project(s)4.15.7
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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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Dr Maksym Polyakov

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Maksym received his doctorate degree in applied economics from Auburn University in 2004. Prior to coming to UWA, he had postdoctoral positions at Auburn University and NCSU studying anthropogenic effects on diversity of forest trees; impact of property tax policy, urbanization, and markets on land use change; and analysing harvest behaviour of private forest owners. His research interests include environmental and resource economics, land economics, biodiversity conservation, and spatially explicit bio-economic modelling.

He is interested in the integration of ecology and economics to better understand the choices humans make concerning natural resources and consequences of these choices for the environment. His main research topic is economics of biodiversity and focuses on prioritising investment in biodi ...
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PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
Member of project(s)5.7
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