Recent Research Projects:

  • Water planning processes: lessons, gaps and adoption
    LWA national project with Griffith University (2008-2010).
  • Water management options for the Howard River Catchment and Darwin, Northern Territory using DMCE
    funded by NT Govt. (2008)
  • Determination of stormwater pond sites for Canberra
    funded by the ACT government (2007-2008)
  • Natural resource management in the Hurunui Catchment, New Zealand using DMCE
    with New Zealand Landcare Research (2007-2010)
  • Market incentive design
    for Marine CERF project (2007-2010)
  • Water planning and engagement
    literature review and DMCE case study with Griffith University for Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge (TRaCK) Research Hub (2007-2010)
  • Invasive plant species prioritization using DMCE
    with CSIRO Entomology funded by the Australian Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis (2006-2009)
  • Biodiversity incentives handbook
    funded by the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Heritage (2005-2006)
  • Zinifex Port Pirie Lead and Zinc Smelter DMCE
    see also press section (2005)
  • Criteria for assessing the Kimberley Pipeline Scheme in Western Australia
    for the WA Government (2004)

Further Research Activities

Editorial Boards and Professional Societies

Selected Invited Talks and Panels

  • Invited Expert Reviewer for the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) Joint Scientific Thematic Research programme - Joint Research Projects, 2009.
  • Lincoln Uni NZ "Deliberative multi criteria Evaluation", March 19, 2009.
  • Member of the ACT Government Expert Reference Group Panel on Urban Forest Renewal, 2008-present.
  • Expert Advisory Committee to the Dutch Government on a Green Development Mechanism, Feb 8-10, 2009.
  • CSIRO Discovery Public Event preceeded by ABC Canberra 666 interview for the Afternoon program with Genevieve Jacobs: Biodiversity: essential for our future, with Donald Hobern (CSIRO, Head of the Living Atlas project) and Ken Aplin (CSIRO, Wildlife biologist). Presented work on UNEP/IUCN project "International Payments for Ecosystems Services". July 1, 2008.
  • UNEP/IUCN Side-event presentation on International Payments for Ecosystem Services at the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP9) meeting in Bonn, Germany, May 19-23, 2008.
  • CSIRO Discovery Cutting Edge Lecture Series Science Forum: Thirsty! Providing water for a warmer and more populous Australia, March 19th, 2008.
  • Book chapter presentations, International Payments for Ecosystem Services, UNEP/IUCN, Geneva, Switzerland, 28-30 Jan. 2008.
  • Masterclass on Deliberative Multi-criteria Evaluation (with Martin Drechsler, UFZ Leipzig), European Society for Ecological Economics PhD Student Camp, Leipzig, Germany 3-5 June 2007.
  • Expert Committee on International Payments for Ecosystem Services, United Nations Environment Program, Geneva, Switzerland, 13-14 Sept. 2006.
  • International Independent Research Water Pricing Conference, "Economic Dilemmas of Water Recycling and Management", 24-26 October 2006, Sydney.
  • "Design of Incentives and Institutions for Ecosystem Services in Australia" at the ETH International Conference on Supply and Demand for Ecosystem Services from Tropical Forestry. Market Actors, Marketing and Institutions January 16th, 2006 Zurich, Switzerland
  • International Independent Research Water Pricing Conference "Managing Water Related Externalities and Full Cost Pricing", 26-28 October 2005, Melbourne
  • Invited expert: GLOWA (Global Change and the Hydrological Cycle program initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Status Conference, May 17-19, 2005, Cologne, Germany.
  • "A Market Based Instrument to Alleviate Dryland Salinity" - Yale University, July 2004.
  • "Aiding decisions about land-use change: combining multi-criteria evaluation with a deliberative approach", Spring 2002 Inaugural Seminar Series Of The Economics And Environment Network, 29 October, 2002, Australian National University, Canberra.

Conference Committees

  • ISEE'10 — Scientific Committee (International Society for Ecological Economics Conference, 2010, Bremen/Oldenburg, Germany)
  • DEGROWTH'10 — Scientific Committee (Second Conference on Economic Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity, Barcelona, Spain, 26-29 Mar, 2010)
  • ANZSEE'09 —Organizing Committee (Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics Conference 2009, Oct 26-30, Darwin, Northern Territory)
  • ISEE'08 — Scientific Committee (International Society for Ecological Economics Conference, 2008, Nairobi)
  • ANZSEE'07 — Scientific & Organising Committee (Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics 2007 Conference, Noosa, Jul 3-7, 2007)
  • ANZSEE'05 — Organising Committee (Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics 2005 Conference, Dec 11-14, Massey University New Zealand)
  • EEN'03 — Organising Committee (ANU Economics and Environment Network Inaugural Conference, 2003)
  • ISEE'00 — Organising Committee (International Society for Ecological Economics 2000 Conference: Operationalising Ecological Economics, ANU, Canberra, 5-8 Jul, 2000)


  • CSIRO Indigenous Engagement Strategy Roundtable — Member (Mildura, 6-8 Nov. 2008)
  • CSIRO Practice Area Network on Decision Support and Impact Assessment — Leader (2005-2007)
  • ANU Postgraduate and Research Students Association (PARSA) — Co-vice President (2000)
  • Postgraduate Representative Council (PRC) of PARSA — University Centres' Representative (1999-2000)