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Bioregional Planning: Resource Management Beyond the New Millennium - Brunckhorst, D.

Brunckhorst, D.J. 2000. Bioregional Planning: Resource Management Beyond the New Millennium. Harwood Academic, Amsterdam.

Presenting a pragmatic mixture of science, landscape ecology, ecosystem management, sociology, policy development and methods for transforming social and institutional cultures. Bioregional Planning: Resource Management Beyond the New Millennium is a timely and practical guide for the analysis, planning and development of bioregional projects for a sustainable future. Significantly, this book presents the strategic actions necessary to plan for, manage and adapt to Ecologically Sustainable Development with a view beyond the new millennium and towards the next.

Postgraduates, researchers and policy makers in natural resources management, land planning, sustainable agriculture, rural sciences, ecosystem management and conservation biology will find this book captures the essence of bioregional planning succinctly and makes a compelling argument for why it is a key mechanism in the development of effective governance institutions.

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Reinventing the Common: Cross-boundary farming for a sustainable future - Williamson, S., Brunckhorst, D., Kelly, G.

Williamson, S., Brunckhorst, D. and Kelly, G. 2003. Reinventing the Common: Cross-boundary farming for a sustainable future. The Federation Press, Sydney.

Across Australia, farmers and rural communities are seeking ways to salvage ailing land and struggling communities. Many farms are too small to be economically viable and region's environmental issues cannot usually be resolved within a single farm's boundaries.

This book suggests a potential solution, a possible means of achieving better land care, more sustainable and profitable production, and greater community. It argues that common property resource systems, where neighbouring landowners make decisions together to manage their land as a common region can provide scales of economy benefiting the environment, time and labour and the 'bottom-line'. The book discusses how this can be done.

The authors, a researcher in landscape ecology and specialist property lawyers, explain how the old idea of "commons" works and how it fits into modern Australian real property law. They recount the experience of four grazing families in the New England Tablelands who got together to form Tilbuster Commons across their adjoining properties. They finish with two chapters discussing the major legal issues, particularly business structures and leases, and including precedent.

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Economics for Collaborative Environmental Management - Marshall, G.

Marshall, G.R. 2005. Economics for Collaborative Environmental Management: Renegotiating the Commons. Earthscan, London.

Mainstream economics has a tight grip on public discourse, yet remains poorly equipped to comprehend the collaborative vision for managing environmental and resource commons. This ground-breaking book diagnoses the weaknesses of mainstream economics in analysing collaborative and other decentralized approaches to environmental management, and presents a unique operational approach to how collaborative environmental governance might be brought to fruition in a variety of contexts, whether in industrialized or developing countries. The result is a powerful, useful and badly needed approach to economics for collaborative environmental management of the commons.

Book Review, ECOS Magazine, Issue 128, December-January 2006.
Click on the item 'Review - Diagnosing the shortfalls of economics' to read the review.


Part I: The Collaborative Vision * Progress, Sustainability and Economics * Part II: Theory and Method for an Economics of Collaborative Environmental Management * The View from Mainstream Economics * Developments in Collective Action Theory for Commons Management * An Economics for Collaborative Environmental Management (CEM) * Part III: Lessons from the Field * Challenges and Strategies for CEM: Insights from International Experience * From Antagonism to Trust: Australia's Murray Darling Basin * Part IV: Grounding the Collaborative Vision * Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research * Myth, Enlightenment and Economics * Bibliography, Index

What People Have Said

'This book is simply a little gem. I have used it myself in my own graduate seminar. I have already written several colleagues with recommendations that they get the book immediately. So, I am not writing a rave book review and then not using the book myself. It is an amazing synthesis of earlier work as well as an excellent plan for future research in this challenging area of interest to environmental economists and policy analysts alike'.
Elinor Ostrom, 2007, Ecological Economics, vol. 62, pp. 759-760.

'... the author is able to maintain a balance between promoting his vision and the real difficulties and obstacles faced in achieving this vision. This, I think, is a reflection of his practical experience and a strength of the book. ... [T]he book is very useful and a must read for those involved at any level with the design and implementation of projects promoting collaborative work for environmental enhancement or protection.'
Alan Renwick, 2007, Journal of Agricultural Economics 58(2): 379-380.
' ... the author presents an excellent consolidation of pertinent economic theory and a methodology by which economic analysis can be applied to achieving the aspirations and goals of collaborative environmental management … This book will be a valuable reference for both policy makers and scholars looking to advance and empirically test economy theory in this complex, yet highly relevant area.'
Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 52(2): 214-215.

'[This book] raises the level of discussion to another level, and thus constitutes significant contributions to the literature on collaborative management. .... [It] pushes the field beyond uncritical normative studies into more institutionally focused examinations of performance.'
David Lewis Feldman, 2007, Human Ecology.

'... [T]he review of the economics of collaborative resource management is the real contribution of the book, as Marshall expertly draws together a literature that is often confusing and inaccessible ... [A]cademic staff and postgraduate students will benefit greatly from reading this text, as many of the insights offered by Marshall into economic theory can be applied to research domains other than resource management. For example, his discussion of adaptation and New Institutional Economics has resonances with any area of government policy, including my own research interest in regional development agencies.'
Andrew Beer, 2007, Geographical Research 45(1): 109-110.

'The concepts of collaborative environmental management [discussed in the book] could be applied in other fields, such as rural development where 'top-down' decision making has been the norm ... Managers can use this material to evaluate their way of managing and explore how the concepts of collaborative environmental management could benefit the organization.'
E.G. Smith, 2007, Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 122: 494-495.

'Marshall's book is very accessible to non-economists and should be of great interest, particularly to those engaged in developing innovative but effective approaches to environmental management. But the book is equally important to practising economists who will be reminded how their thinking has been structured, resulting in the current management approaches, and, even more importantly, how these approaches can be extended to successfully include the collaborative vision underpinned by an evolving economic theory'
Ingrid van Puten, 2006, Rural Society 16(1): 116-118.

'Marshall has re-grafted economics to the philosophical roots of collaborative environmental management, given stakeholders a pragmatic economics for "bottom-up" conflict resolution and eliminated the need for "top-down" economic experts. Beautifully reasoned and wonderfully practical!'
Richard B. Norgaard, Energy and Resources Program, University of California, Berkeley, US

'If the potential of collaborative management is ever realized, it will owe a debt to this book. It provides a foundational economic theory of learning coming from complex adaptive systems thinking tested with field experience'
Allan Schmid, University Distinguished Professor, Agricultural Economics Department, Michigan State University, US

'Marshall argues that mainstream economics, captive as it is of the prisoner's dilemma and the dangers of free-riding, is in a blind alley when it comes to contributing to constructive debate on governance of the commons. This is a significant book, which draws on the new institutional economics to indicate a productive way in which economists could contribute to thinking on common property natural resource management'
Warren Musgrave, Emeritus Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of New England, Australia

'Economic thought and emerging collaborative environmental governance are important areas of thought and application, but are mostly found at great distance from each other and very often in conflict. Marshall not only clearly demonstrates why this is so, he goes on to detail an alternative pathway that can strengthen both of these fields in both their theory and practice. This is a most impressive feat, and this is a book thoroughly deserving a very wide readership'
Stephen Dovers, Senior Fellow, Australian National University

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Crime in Rural Australia - Barclay, E., Donnermeyer, J., Scott, J., Hogg, R.

Barclay, E., Donnermeyer, J., Scott, J. and Hogg, R. Eds. 2007. Crime in Rural Australia. The Federation Press, Sydney.

Contemporary rural crime is more varied and sophisticated than it once was. The new forms range from agricultural crimes, such as the theft of water designated for agricultural production, to environmental crimes such as the illegal dumping of waste. They take place side by side with "traditional" rural
crimes such as cattle duffing while "urban" crimes such as drug and alcohol abuse and violent assaults are also prevalent, and on the rise.

Crime in Rural Australia covers them all. It brings together leading academics who examine the major dimensions of crime and justice in rural and regional Australia including:

  • the extent of rural crime
  • farm crime
  • violence
  • juvenile crime
  • policing
  • Indigenous crime and justice
  • crime prevention
  • drugs
  • fear of crime, and
  • sentencing and punishment.

It includes vignettes on rural policing and the stock squad from the perspectives of the NSW police.

An ideal text for rural crime and criminology courses, Crime in Rural Australia will also be of interest to criminal justice practitioners, policy-makers, and criminology scholars.

Three of the editors, Dr Elaine Barclay, Dr John Scott and Associate Professor Russell Hogg, are associated with the University of New England. Professor Joseph F. Donnermeyer is a leading US scholar on rural crime at Ohio State University.

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'Sea-Change' and Landscape Change: A spatial examination of trend and alternative landscape futures for the Northern Rivers Region of New South Wales, Australia - Morley, P., Brunckhorst, D.

Morley, P. and Brunckhorst, D. 2010. 'Sea-Change' and Landscape Change: A spatial examination of trend and alternative landscape futures for the Northern Rivers Region of New South Wales, Australia. Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrüken, Germany.

Past policies and landscape changes influence future directions. Human society tooled with powerful machines since the industrial revolution have become the major altering force on landscapes and regions. The affluence of some recent generations in developed countries adds further social expectations
for change, particularly urban development in naturally aesthetic places. Internal migration to a comfortable beach side lifestyle or ''hobby farm'' puts enormous pressure on local government to make land available and provide services to meet these expectations. Pro-development policies and planning
has therefore created landscape changes that include the loss of agricultural land, vegetation communities, and an increased demand on ecosystem services. The use of remote sensing and geographical information systems allows the modelling and visualisation of future landscapes and regions. Subsequent
scenario creation and analysis provides the capacity to make informed decisions today about the landscapes of the future.

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Incorporating Socio-Economic Criteria into Marine Reserve Planning: Exploring trade-offs in marine reserve placement - Morley, P.

Morley, P. 2010. Incorporating Socio-Economic Criteria into Marine Reserve Planning: Exploring trade-offs in marine reserve placement. Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrüken, Germany.

While land uses have long been regulated, people have always enjoyed the common property rights and inherent freedoms of the seas. The 'sudden'' control of these marine environments brought about by marine reserve placement is often perceived to violate these long-standing rights and is hence causing numerous conflicts throughout the world. This study looks at the initial considerations and factors of how the support of stakeholders and local communities can be obtained to help ensure the success of a planned marine protected area. This is carried out by looking at the Australian Government''s policy on marine protected areas, how marine reserves are chosen, and explores the socio¬economic impacts of marine reserve placement. Finally, multiple criteria analysis is assessed as to its value as tool in the planning process.

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Water Policy, Imagination and Innovation, Bartel, R., Noble, L., Williams, J., Harris, S. 2017

Bartel, R., Noble, L., Williams, J., Harris, S. 2017, Water Policy, Imagination and Innovation: Interdisciplinary Approaches, Routledge

This book explores creative interdisciplinary and potentially transformative solutions to the current stalemate in contemporary water policy design. A more open policy conversation about water than exists at present is proposed – one that provides a space for the role of the imagination and is inclusive – of the arts and humanities, relevant stakeholders, including landholders and Indigenous peoples, as well as science, law and economics.

Written for a wide audience, including practitioners and professional readers, as well as scholars and students, the book demonstrates the value of multiple disciplines, voices, perspectives, knowledges and different ways of relating to water. It provides a fresh and timely response to the urgent need for water policy that works to achieve sustainability, and may be better able to resolve complex environmental, social and cultural water issues. Utilising a broad range of evidentiary sources and case studies from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and elsewhere, the authors of this edited collection demonstrate how new ways of thinking and imagining water are not only possible but already practised, and growing in saliency and impact. The current dominance of narrower ways of conceptualising our relationship with water is critiqued, including market valuation and water privatisation, and more innovative alternatives are described, including those that recognise the importance of place-based stories and narratives, adopt traditional ecological knowledge and relational water appreciations, and apply cutting-edge behavioural and ecological systems science.

The book highlights how innovative approaches drawing on a wide range of views may counter prevailing policy myopia, enable reflexive governance and transform water policy towards addressing water security questions and the broader challenges posed by the Anthropocene and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Journal Papers

* Most journal papers are available for download only from the publisher's web site. You may need a current subscription to access these articles.

Journal Papers from 2016

Addinsall, C., Glencross, K., Rihai, N., Kalomor, L., Palmer, G., Nichols, D., & Smith, R. G. B. (2016). Enhancing agroforestry in Vanuatu: striking the balance between individual entrepreneurship and community development (Vol. 25, pp. 96). United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis.

Smith, R. G. B., Glencross, K., Nichols, J. D., G, P., & Viranamangga, R. (2016). Effect of Initial Spacing on First Thinning Product Recovery, and Financial Outcomes in Whitewood ('Endospermum medullosum') Plantations in Vanuatu (Vol. 15, pp. 59). The Netherlands: Springer Netherlands.

Journal Papers from 2015

Chang, C., Bonney, L., Griffith, G. and Maino, G. 2015. 'Assessing the Potential for Expanding Vegetable Production in Central Province, Papua New Guinea'. Australasian Agribusiness Perspectives - 2015. Paper 103.

Coleman, M.J., Sindel, B.M., Kristiansen, P. and Henderson, C.W.L. 2015. 'Survey of Weed Impact, Management, and Research Priorities in Australian Cucurbit Production'. Plant Protection Quarterly. 30(1): 12-20.

Coleman, M.J., Sindel, B.M., Reeve, I.J. and Thompson, L-J. 2015. 'Best practice weed detection on Australian farms'. Land Use Policy. 48: 567-74.

Meng, X., Siriwardana, M. and McNeill, J.  2015. 'The Global Financial Crisis and its Impact on Emerging Markets: A CGE Assessment'.  Journal of Economics, Business and Management. 3(11): 1024-30.

Nelson, T., Reid, C. and McNeill, J. 2015. 'Energy-only Markets and Renewable Energy Targets: Complimentary Policy or Policy Collision?'. Economic Analysis and Policy. In Press.

Reeve, I.J., Coleman, M.J. and Sindel, B.M. 2015. 'Factors Influencing Rural Landholder Support for a Mandated Weed Control Policy'. Land Use Policy. 46: 314-23.

Sajeewani, D., Siriwardana, M. and McNeill, J. 2015. 'Household Distributional and Revenue Recycling Effects of a Carbon Price in Australia'. Climate Change Economics. 16(3): August.

Virannamanaga, R., Glencross, K., Palmer, G., Nichols, J. D., & Smith, R. G. B. (2015). The Whitewood ('Endospermum Medullosum') Value-Chain in Vanuatu and Impediments to Development of a Plantation-Based Industry (Vol. 14, pp. 153). The Netherlands: Springer Netherlands.

Journal Papers from 2014

Barwick, S.A., Johnston, D.J., Holroyd, R.G., Walkley, J.R.W. and Burrow, H.M. 2014. 'Multi-trait assessment of early-in-life female, male and genomic measures to use in genetic selection to improve female reproductive performance of Brahman cattle'. Special Edition of Animal Production Science. 54: 97-109.

Chang, H.S. 2014. 'Future prospects for sweetpotato processing in Papua New Guinea'. Australasian Agribusiness Perspectives. 2014: Paper No. 99.

Chang, H.S., Mullen, B., Anjen, J. and Be'Soer, L. 2014. 'Assessing the socioeconomic impact of a rural market: The case of Mt Hagen Market in the Papua New Guinea Highlands'. Australasian Agribusiness Perspectives. 2014: Paper No. 98.

Curtis, D.J., Reid, N. and Reeve, I. 2014. 'Towards Ecological Sustainability: Observations on the Role of the ARTS'. S.A.P.I.E.N.S. Surveys and Perspectives Integrating Environment and Society. 7(1): 15p.

Curtis, A., Ross, H., Marshall, G.R., Baldwin, C., Cavaye, J., Freeman, C., Carr, A. and Syme, G.J. 2014. 'The Great Experiment with Devolved NRM Governance: Lessons from Community Engagement in Australia and New Zealand since the 1980s'. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management. 21(2): 175-199. doi: 10/1080/14486563.2014.935747.

Glencross, K., Palmer, G., Pelletier, M., Nichols, J.D. and Smith, R.G.B. 2014. 'Basal Area Increment was Unaffected by Thinning Intensity in Young Eucalyptus dunnii and Corymbia variegata Plantations Across Different Quality Sites'. Forest Ecology and Management. 318: 326-33.

Griffith, G.R. and Burrow, H.M. 2014. 'The value of research: using the Impact Tool to evaluate realised and anticipated benefits of the Cooperative Research Centre for Beef Genetic Technologies'. Perspectives on Animal Biosciences Series - Animal Production Science. Online 23 September 2014.

Meng, S., Siriwardana, M. and McNeill, J. 2014. 'The Contribution of Carbon Pricing to Sustainable Mining'. International Journal of Rural Law and Policy. 1: Online.

Meng, S., Siriwardana, M. and McNeill, J. 2014. 'The Impact of the Australian Carbon Tax on Industries and Households'. Margin – The Journal of Applied Economic Research. 8(1): 15-37.

Meng, X. 2014. 'Is a Tourism Subsidy the Best Response to the Global Financial Crisis? A Short-run CGE Simulation for Singapore'. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research. 19(3): 324-41.

Nelson, T. and Reid, C. 2014. 'Reconciling Energy Prices and Social Policy'. The Electricity Journal. 27(1): 104-14.

Porto-Neto, L.R., Reverter, A., Prayaga, K.C., Chan, E.K.F., Johnston, D.J., Bolormaa, S., Goddard, M.E., Hawken, R.J., Fordyce, G., Garcia, J.F., Sonstegard, T.S., Burrow, H.M., Henshall, J.M., Lehnert, S.A. and Barendse, W. 2014. 'The genetic architecture of climatic adaptation in tropical cattle'. PLOS ONE (in press). Online 24 November 2014.

Rafdi, H.H.M., Joyce, D.C., Lisle, A., Li, X., Irving, D.E. and Gupta, M. 2014. 'A retrospective study of vase life determinants for cut Acacia holosericea foliage'. Scientia Horticulturae. 180: 254-61.

Simshauser, P. and Nelson, T. 2014. 'The Consequences of Retail Electricity Price Rises: Rethinking Customer Hardship'. The Australian Economic Review. 47(1): 13-43.

Smith, R.G.B., Rowell, D., Horada, H. and Bush, D. 2012. 'Pinus pinaster and Pinus radiata survival, growth and form on 500-800 mm rainfall sites in southern NSW'. Australian Forestry. 77(2): 105-13.

Virannamanga, R., Glencross, K., Palmer, G., Nichols, J.D. and Smith, R.G.B. 2014. 'The Whitewood (Endospermum Medullosum) Value-Chain in Vanuatu and Impediments to Development of a Plantation-Based Industry'. Small-scale Forestry. doi: 10.1007/s11842-014-9278-2.

Wolcott, M.L., Johnston, D.J., Barwick, S.A., Corbet, N.J. and Burrow, H.M. 2014. 'Genetic relationships between steer performance and female reproduction and possible impacts on whole herd productivity in two tropical beef genotypes'. Special Edition of Animal Production Science.54: 85-96.

Journal Papers from 2012 and 2013

Chang, H.S. , Dowa, E., Malie, R., Anton, C., Anamo, I., Dekene, P. and Bubun, D. 2013. 'Linking smallholder farmers to microcredit providers in Papua New Guinea: A participatory action research approach'.  Australasian Agribusiness Review. 21: 60-82.

Chang, H.S., Lutulele, R., None, R., Maia, Z. and Hape, P. 2013. 'Meeting the demand for fresh produce from the PNG LNG market: opportunities and challenges'. Australasian Agribusiness Perspectives. 2013: Paper No. 95.

Chang, H.S., Mira, Z. and Griffith, G. 2012. 'The market development project: A case of government failure?'. Australasian Agribusiness Perspectives. 20: Paper No. 93.

Marshall, G. R. 2013. 'Transaction costs, collective action and adaptation in managing complex social-ecological systems'. Ecological Economics. 88: 185-94.

Meng, S., Siriwardana, M. and McNeill, J. 2013. 'The Environmental and Economic Impact of the Carbon Tax in Australia'. Environmental and Resource Economics. 54(3): 313-32.

Moss, J., Sinden, J. and Stayner, R. 2012. 'Estimating the cost of protecting groundcover on privately managed properties in the Australian rangelands: the case of the West 2000 Plus Enterprise-Based Conservation scheme'. The Rangeland Journal. 34(1): 75-87.

Reeve, I., Scott, J., Hine, D.W. and Bhullar, N. 2013. '"This is not a burning issue for me": How citizens justify their use of wood heaters in a city with a severe air pollution problem'. Energy Policy. 57: 204-11.

Susilowati, S.H., Patrick, I., Iqbal, M. and Jubb, T. 2013, 'The characteristics of the farm and the farmer that affect the adoption of biosecurity on smallholder poultry farms in Indonesia'. Livestock Research for Rural Development. 25: Article 88.

Journal Papers from 2010 and 2011

Marshall. G.R. and Stafford Smith, D.M., 2010. 'Natural resources governance for the drylands of the Murray-Darling Basin'. The Rangeland Journal. 32(3): 267–82.

Marshall, G.R., 2010. 'Climate change, economics and hope: A comment on Brennan'. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 54(1): 1-4.

Brunckhorst, D. 2010. 'Using context in novel community-based natural resource management: landscapes of property, policy and place'. Environmental Conservation. Thematic Section: 16-22.

Brunckhorst, D.J. 2010. 'Landscapes shaped by people and place institutions require a new conservation agenda'. BioScience. 60(8): 569-70.

Journal Papers from 2008 and 2009

Marshall, G.R. 2009. 'Polycentricity, reciprocity, and farmer adoption of conservation practices under community-based governance'. Ecological Economics. 68(5): 1507-20.

Patrick, I., Barclay, E. and Reeve, I. 2009. 'If the price is right: farmer attitudes to producing environmental services'. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management. 16(1): 36-46.

Marshall, G.R. 2008. 'Nesting, subsidiarity and community-based environmental governance beyond the local level'. International Journal of the Commons. 2(1): 75-97.

Journal Papers from 2006 and 2007

Reeve, I. and Brunckhorst, D. 2007. 'Spatially bounded regions for resource governance'. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management. 14: 142-54.

van der Meluen, A.W., Reeve, I.J. and Sindel, B.M. 2007. 'Weed management on grazing properties: a survey of livestock producers in New South Wales and Victoria'. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture. 47(12): 1415-21.

Brunckhorst, D., Coop, P. and Reeve, I. 2006. ''Eco-civic' optimisation: A nested framework for planning and managing landscapes'. Landscape and Urban Planning. 75: 265-81.

Brunckhorst, D. and Reeve, I. 2006. 'A Geography of Place: principles and application for defining 'eco-civic' resource governance regions'. Australian Geographer. 37(2): 147-66.

Pannell, D.J., Marshall, G.R., Barr, N., Curtis, A., Vanclay, F. and Wilkinson, R. 2006. 'Understanding and promoting adoption of conservation practices by rural landholders'. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture. 46(11): 1407-24.

Journal Papers from 1991 and 2005

Brunckhorst, D. 2005. 'Integration Research for Shaping Sustainable Regional Landscapes'. Journal of Research Practice. 1(2): 1-24.

McNeill, J., Glencross-Grant, R., and van der Meulen, A. 2005. 'Integrated biosystems for resource conservation in rural industries: an Australian experience'. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics. 2005: 23-31.

Marshall, G.R. 2004. 'Farmers cooperating in the commons? A study of collective action in salinity management'. Ecological Economics. 51: 271-86.

Brunckhorst, D.J. 2003. 'Factors in the success of common property resource institutions'. Ecological Management & Restoration. 4(1): 72-3.

Brunckhorst, D.J and Coop, P. 2003. 'Tilbuster Commons: Synergies of theory and action in new agricultural commons on private land'. Ecological Management & Restoration. 4(1): 13-22.

Brunckhorst, D. 2002. 'Institutions to sustain ecological and social systems'. Ecological Management & Restoration. 3(2): 108-16.

Brunckhorst, D. 2001. 'Building capital through bioregional planning and biosphere reserves'. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics. 2001: 19-32.

Marshall, G.R., Wall, L.M. and Jones, R.E. 1996. 'Economics of Integrated Catchment Management'. Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics. 64(2): 166-76.

Marshall, G. 1991. 'Organic Farming: Should Government Give it More Technical Support?'. Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics. 59(3): 283-96.

Conference Papers

Conference Papers from 2015

Chang, C. 2015. 'Future Prospects for Sweetpotato Processing in Papua New Guinea'. 59th annual conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Rotorua, New Zealand, 10-13 February.

East, M. and Baker, D. 2015. 'Quality attributes in Australian lamb: a review'. 59th annual conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Rotorua, New Zealand, 10-13 February.

Marshall, G.R. 2015. 'Institutional path dependence and the political economy of environmental water recovery in the Murray-Darling Basin', 15th Biennial Global Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons, Edmonton, Canada, 25-29 May.

Marshall, G.R. 2015. 'Polycentricity and adaptive governance', 15th Biennial Global Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons, Edmonton, Canada, 25-29 May.

Meng, X. 2015. 'The Determinants of Australian Household Debt: A Cointegration Analysis', International Conference on Banking, Real Estate and Financial Crises, Hong Kong, 17 January.

Smith, G. 2015. 'Wind damage was related to thinning intensity in ten year old teak', 3rd World Teak Conference 2015, Guayaquil, Ecuador, 11-15 May.

Conference Papers from 2014

East, M. 2014, 'Great White Butterfly: Benefit Cost Analysis of Eradication from New Zealand', poster presentation, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Conference, Port Macquarie, 3-7 February.

Smith, R.G.B. 2014, 'Agroforestry Domestication Potential of a Native Tree Species in Vanuatu', World Congress on Agroforestry 2014, New Delhi, India, 4-19 February.

Patrick I., Muniroth S. and Smith, G. 2014, 'The changing beef industry in South-East Cambodia.' Paper Presented at A policy dialogue on rice futures: Rice-based farming systems research in the Mekong region. Cambodian Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 7-9 May 2014

Bartel, R. and Marshall, G. 2014, 'Vernacular Knowledge and Vertebrate Pest Management: Is There Any Value in Community-led Interventions', Powerpoint presentation to 16th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference, Brisbane, 26-29 May.

McNeill, J. and Williams, J.B. 2014, 'Calculus or Conscience? A Critique of the Ethics and Hidden Assumptions of Cost Benefit Analysis applied to Climate Change', Presentation to Reclaiming the Societal Dimensions, New Perspectives on Society and Business, International Association for Business in Society (IABS), Sydney, 19 June.

Meng, S. 2014, 'The Environmental and Employment Effect of Australian Carbon Tax', 2014 International Conference on Social Sciences and Business, Hong Kong, 16-17 June.

Morley, P. 2014, 'Guidelines for Future Development: Testing a Regional Plan Using Future Urban Growth Modelling', Regional Studies Association Conference, Turkey, 15-18 June.

Nanedo, N.A., Prior, J.C., Lobry de Bruyn, L.A. and Marshall, G.R. 2014, 'Capacities for Irrigation Water Resource Governance at the Local Level: Case Study from the Upper East Region of Ghana', Paper presented to the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Irrigation and Drainage: Management, Technology and Policies, Poznan, Poland, 17-19 June.

Meng, S. 2014, 'The Impact of Chinese Carbon Pricing on Global Trade', 7th Global Studies Conference, Shanghai, China, 19-21 June.

Morley, P. 2014, 'Modelling Scenarios of Future Land Use and Land Cover Change in Regional Australia', IGU-LUCC Conference, Bucharest, Romania, 23-26 June.

Chang, C., Irving, D., Villano, R., Kewa, J., Anton, C. and Kol, T. 2014, 'Consumer Preference Versus Farmer Preference for Sweetpotato Product Attributes in Papua New Guinea', 29th International Horticultural Congress 2014, Brisbane, Australia, 17-22 August.

Burrow, H.M. and Henshall, J.M. 2014, 'Relationships between adaptive and productive traits in cattle, goats and sheep in tropical environments', 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Vancouver, Canada, 17-22 August.

Irving, D.E., Chang, C., Kewa, J., Anton, C. and Kol, T. 2014, 'Quality in the Eyes of the Highland Kaukau Farmer  –  How it Matches Expectations of City Buyers in Papua New Guinea', 29th International Horticultural Congress 2014, Brisbane, Australia, 17-22 August.

Morley, P. 2014, 'The Australian Natural Disaster Resilience Index', 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference, Davos, Switzerland, 24-28 August.

Chang, C. 2014, 'Product and Market Development for Processed Sweetpotato Products in PNG: The Role of Government', 8th Asian Society of Agricultural Economics (ASAE) International Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 15-17 October.

Chang, C. 2014, 'Sweetpotato Value Chain Analysis in PNG', 8th Asian Society of Agricultural Economics (ASAE) International Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 15-17 October.

Chang, C. 2014, 'The Role of Government in Agroenterprise Development: A Case Study of Sweetpotato Processing', First Global Agribusiness Management & Entrepreneurship (GAME) Conference: Redefining Approaches in Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship for ASEAN 2015, Makati City, Philippines, 23-24 October.

Conference Papers from 2012 to 2013

McNeill, J., Williams, J. and Coleman, M. 2013, 'What are we Teaching and why it Matters: A Survey of the Australian and New Zealand university macroeconomics curriculum in a post-GFC, ecologically stressed world'. Paper presented at the Australian and New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics 2013 Conference, Canberra, 11-14 November.

Marshall, G.R. 2013. 'Transaction costs, collective action and adaptation in managing social-ecological systems'. Paper presented to the 57th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Sydney, 6-8 February.

Sindel, B.M., Coleman, M.J. and Reeve, I.J. 2012. 'Putting fireweed on the front burner: improving management and understanding impact'. Paper presented to the 18th Australasian Weeds Conference, Melbourne, 8-11 October.

Berney, P.J., Sindel, B.M., Coleman, M.J., Marshall, G.R., Reeve, I.J. and Kristiansen, P.E. 2012. 'Improving regional adoption of weed control: a case study'. Paper presented to the 18th Australasian Weeds Conference, Melbourne, 8-11 October.

Susilowati, S.H., Patrick, I. and Iqbal, M. 2012. 'Measuring and defining the factors affecting adoption of biosecurity on smallholder poultry farms in Indonesia'. Paper presented to the 56th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Perth, 7-10 February.

Conference Papers from 2010 to 2011

Susilowati, S.H., Iqbal, M., Patrick, I. and Jubb, T. 2011. 'Factors influencing the adoption of biosecurity activities on broiler and layer farms in Indonesia'. Paper presented to the 55th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Melbourne, 8-11 February.

Ambarawati, I.G.A.A., Prasetyo, B.K. and Patrick, I. 2011. 'Farmer investment into biosecurity on broiler and layer farms in Bali'. Paper presented to the 55th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Melbourne, 8-11 February.

Sindel, B.M., Coleman, M., Schneider, A. and Reeve, I. 2010. 'The detection of weeds on Australian farms'. Paper presented to the 17th Australasian Weeds Conference, Christchurch, NZ, 26-30 September.

Coleman, M.J., Sindel, B.M., Schneider, A.W. and Reeve, I.J. 2010. 'Assessing weed spread in Australia using pathway risk analysis'. Paper presented to the 17th Australasian Weeds Conference, Christchurch, NZ, 26-30 September.

Marshall, G.R. 2010. 'Extending INFFER to account for community and other capacity spillovers in economic evaluation of environmental investments'. Paper presented to the 54th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Adelaide, 10-12 February.

Conference Papers from 2006 to 2009

McNeill, J. 2009. 'Ominous portent of the omitted variable: the urgent need to understand energy's role in productivity growth'. Paper presented to the ANZSEE Conference 2009, Darwin, 27-30 October.

Marshall, G.R. 2008. 'Multi-level governance and on-farm adoption of conservation practices in three Australian regions'. Paper presented to the 12th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons, Cheltenham, England, 14-18 July.

Marshall, G.R., Patrick, I.W., Muktasam, A. and Ambarawati, I.G.A.A. 2006. 'Alleviating poverty by linking smallholders with agribusiness: Roles of social capital and common property'. Paper presented to the 11th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 19-23 June.

Patrick, I., Marshall, G., Abdurrahman, M. and Ambarawati, I.G.A.A. 2006. 'Determining the Role of Social Capital in Linking Smallholders with Agribusiness'. Paper presented to the 50th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Sydney, 8-10 February.

van der Meulen, A.W., Reeve, I.J. and Sindel, B.M. 2006. 'Insights into motivations and barriers for weed control in grazing districts of southern Australia'. Paper presented to the 15th Australian Weeds Conference, Adelaide, 24-28 September.

Conference Papers from 2001 to 2005

Williams, J.B. and McNeill, J.M. 2005. 'The current crisis in Neoclassical Economics and the case for an economic analysis based on sustainable development'. Parer presented to the 4th Global Conference on Business and Economics, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom, 26-28 June.

Foskey, R. and Avery, A. 2003. 'Older rural men - learning for change'. Paper presented to the 43rd Adult Learning Australia Conference, Sydney, 27-30 November.

Marshall, G.R. 2003. 'Towards a resource economics for adaptive managers'. Paper presented to the 47th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Fremantle, 12-14 February.

Marshall, G.R. 2001. 'Institutionalising cost sharing for catchment management: Lessons from land and water management planning in Australia'. Parer presented to the RiverSymposium 2001, Brisbane, 29-31 August.

Conference Papers from 1993 to 2000

Brunckhorst, D.J. and Coop, P. 1999. 'Environmental and resource governance under the influence'. Paper presented to the International Conference on Society and Resource Management, Brisbane, July.

Brunckhorst, D.J. 1999. 'Models to Integrate Sustainable Conservation and Resource Use - Bioregional Reserves beyond Bookmark'. Paper presented to the Nature Conservation Council Annual Conference on Integrated Natural Resource Management, University of Sydney, 4-5 March.

Marshall, G.R. 1999. 'Economics of incorporating public participation in efforts to redress degradation of agricultural land'. Paper presented to the 43rd Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society and the 6th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Christchurch, New Zealand, 20-22 January.

Marshall, G.R. 1998. 'Economics of Cost Sharing for Agri-Environmental Conservation'. Paper presented to the 42nd Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Armidale, 19-21 January.

Stayner, R. 1997. 'Sense of place, social capital, and rural development'. Paper presented to the Rural Australia: Toward 2000 Conference, Wagga Wagga, 4 July.

Marshall, G.R. 1997. 'Integrated catchment management: a road paved with good intentions'. Paper presented to the Agricultural and Resource Economics Group, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Western Australia, Perth, 20 June.

Marshall, G.R. 1993. 'Organic agriculture in Australia: An economist's perspective'. Paper presented to the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science conference, Moama, 17 June.

Reports and Working Projects

Reports in 2014 and 2015
Reports in 2012 and 2013

Chang, C., Irving, D., Lutulele, R., Komolong, B. and Be'Soer, L. 2013. Improving marketing efficiency, postharvest management and value addition of sweetpotato in Papua New Guinea. Final Report to ACIAR.

Carr, D., Reeve, I., Andrews, S. and Robinson, D. 2013. Wood Pellet Stoves for Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Reduction. Final Report to the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.
Related Project

Morley, P., Trammell, J., Reeve, I., McNeill, J., Brunckhorst, D. and Bassett, S. 2013. Past, present and future landscapes: Understanding alternative futures for climate change adaptation of coastal settlements and communities. Final Report to the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.
Related Project

Cacho, O., Reeve, I., Trammell, J. and Hester, S. 2012. Valuing community engagement in biosecurity surveillance. Final Report to the Australian Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis.
Related Project

Reports in 2010 and 2011

Barclay, E. and Bartel, R. 2011. Order with and without the law: Understanding perceptions and attitudes towards formal and informal controls of natural resources (Pt 1; Pt 2). Final Report to the Commonwealth Environmental Research Facilities program.
Related Project

Brunckhorst, D., Reeve, I., Morley, P., Coleman, M., Barclay, E., McNeill, J., Stayner, R., Glencross-Grant, R., Thompson, J. and Thompson, L. 2011. Hunter & Central Coasts New South Wales - Vulnerability to climate change impacts. Report to the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Australia.
Related Project

Marshall, G.R. 2011. Improving economic accountability of investment decisions under community-based environmental governance. Final Report to the Commonwealth Environmental Research Facilities program.
Related Project

ABARES and Institute for Rural Futures. 2010. Indicators of community vulnerability and adaptive capacity across the Murray-Darling Basin - a focus on irrigation in agriculture. Final Report to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.
Related Project

Reports in 2008 and 2009

Brunckhorst, D. and Morley, P. 2008. Alternative Landscape Futures: Understanding Alternate Landscape Design Options for Planning more Sustainable Regions. Report to Land & Water Australia.
Related Project

Marshall, G.R. 2008.  Community-based, Regional Delivery of Natural Resource Management: Building system-wide capacities to motivate voluntary farmer adoption of conservation practices.  A report for the Cooperative Venture for Capacity Building in Rural Industries, administered by RIRDC.
Related Project

Sindel, B., Jhorar, O., Reeve, I., Thompson, L-J. and Coleman, M. 2008. Best practice for on-ground property weed detection. Final Report and Land & Water Australia.
Related Project

Sindel, B., van der Meulen, A., Coleman, M. and Reeve, I. 2008. Pathway risk analysis for weed spread within Australia. Final Report and Land & Water Australia.
Related Project

Reports in 2006 and 2005

Barclay, E. and Mawby, R. 2006. Crime and Caravan Parks. Report to the West Australian Office of Crime Prevention.
Related Project

Lees, J., Reeve, I., Shovelton, J. and Mike Stephens and Associates. 2006. Trial of a Process to Engage Woolgrowers Not Actively Involved in Environmental Issues. Report to Land Water & Wool.
Related Project

van der Meulen, A., Reeve, I. and Sindel, B. 2006. Motivation, Building Capacity and Educating Graziers Who Fail to Control Weeds. Final Report to Meat & Livestock Australia.
Related Project

Reports in 2004 and 2005

Reeve, I. and Thompson, L-J. 2005. Integrated Parasite Management in Sheep Project: Benchmark Survey. Report to Australian Wool Innovation
Related Project

Brunckhorst, D., Coop, P., Reeve, I. 2004. An Eco-Civic Regionalisation for Rural New South Wales. Final Report to the New South Wales Government.
Related Project

Brunckhorst, D., Coop, P., Stayner, R. and Malcolm, J.  2004.  Structures for Wildlife Enterprises.  Report to Rural Industries R & D Corporation.
Related Project

Marshall, G.  2004. Furracabad Farm Cluster Project.  Final Report to the Glen Innes Natural Resources Advisory Committee.
Related Project

Patrick, I., McNeill, J., Stuart, D., Wilkes, J., Glencross-Grant, R., van der Meulen, A., Erwin, T., Clibborn, B., Curtis, M. and Cathcart, M. 2004. Designing a 'Best Practice' Model of Integrated Biosystems of Waste Re-Use in a Typical Rural Town. Final Report to Department of Environment and Conservation.
Related Project

Reports in 2002 and 2003

Brunckhorst, D. 2002. Creating a contemporary Common Property Resource (CPR) management institution. Final Report to Land & Water Australia.
Related Project

Brunckhorst, D., Coop, P. and Reeve, I. 2002. Ecological and Social Functions Influencing Governance of Natural Resources. Final Report to Land & Water Australia.
Related Project

Reeve, I. 2002. Agriculture and Natural Resource Management in the Murray-Darling Basin: A Policy History and Analysis. Report to the Murray-Darling Basin Commission.
Related Project

Reports in 2000 and 2001

Barclay, E.M., Donnermeyer, J.F, Doyle, B.P. and Talary, D. 2001. Property Crime Victimisation and Crime Prevention on Farms. Report to the New South Wales Attoney General's Crime Prevention Division.
Related Project

Reeve, I. 2001. Australian Farmers' Attitudes to Rural Environmental Issues, 1991-2001. Final Report to Land and Water Australia.
Related Project

Barclay, E.M., Jobes, P. Donnermeyer, J.F. and Weinand, H. 2000. A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of the Relationship between Community Cohesiveness and Rural Crime (Pt 1; Pt 2). Report to the Criminology Research Council.
Related Project

Foskey, R. 2000. Making the Connections: Non-metropolitan Older People and Technology. Final Report.
Related Project

Other Publications

Book Chapters

Barclay, E. (2016). Farm victimisation: The quintessential rural crime (pp. 116). Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Barclay, E., Meisel, J., DeKeseredy, W., & Nolan, J. (2016). Teaching rural criminology: Topics and issues (pp. 438). Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Barclay, E., Weisheit, R. A., & Donnermeyer, J. F. (2015). Rural and Agricultural Crime (pp. 14). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

Barclay, E., Mawby, R. I., & Jones, C. (2014). Tourism, Leisure, and Crime (Vol. Criminology and Criminal Justice, pp. 13). New York, United States of America: Oxford University Press.

Barclay, E., Reeve, I., & Foskey, R. (2012). Australian Farmers' Attitudes Toward Succession and Inheritance (pp. 35). Farrnhan, United Kingdom: Ashgate

Barclay, E., & Mawby, R. I. (2012). Crime and safety within caravan populations: an Australian survey (pp. 167). New York, United States of America: Routledge.

Barclay, E., & Donnermeyer, J. F. (2007). Community and crime in rural Australia (pp. 54). Sydney, Australia: The Federation Press.

Burrow, H.M. 2014. 'Genetic aspects of cattle adaptation in the tropics'. In The Genetics of Cattle 2nd Edition. Eds. D.J. Garrick and A. Ruvinsky. CAB International.

Burrow, H.M. 2014. 'Northern Australian beef production'. In Beef Cattle Production and TradeEds. D.J. Cottle and L.P. Kahn. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Donnermeyer, J. F., Barclay, E., & Mears, D. (2010). Policing Agricultural Crime (pp. 204). United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing Limited.

Marshall, G.R. 2010. 'Governance for a surprising world' In Resilience and Transformation: Preparing Australia for Uncertain Futures. Ed S. Cork. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood

Nelson, T., McNeill, J. and Simshauser, P. 2014. 'From throughput to access fees: The future of network and retail tariffs' In Distributed Generation and its Implications for the Utility Industry. Ed F. Sioshansi. Elsevier.

Occasional Papers

Meng, S., Siriwardana, M., McNeill, J. and Nelson, T. 2016. The impact of an ETS on Australian energy sector: an integrated CGE and electricity modelling approach. IRF Occasional Paper 2016/02.

Nong, D., Meng, S. and Siriwardana, M. 2016. A Dynamic Evaluation of the Impacts of an Emissions Trading Scheme on the Australian Economy and Emissions Levels. IRF Occasional Paper 2016/01.

Meng, S., Siriwardana, M., McNeill, J. and Nelson, T. 2015. The Australian Energy Production Facing Carbon Pricing. IRF Occasional Paper 2015/07.

Siriwardana, M., Meng, S.McNeill, J. and Nelson, T. 2015. Border adjustments under unilateral carbon pricing: the case of Australian carbon tax. IRF Occasional Paper 2015/06.

Chang, H.S. and Mais, A. 2015. Key issues in sweet potato processing in Papua New Guinea. IRF Occasional Paper 2015/05.

Chang, C., Villano, R., Kewa, J., Anton, C. and Kol, T. 2015. Consumer versus farmer preference for sweetpotato product attributes in Papua New Guinea. IRF Occasional Paper 2015/04.

Chang, H.S. 2015. Capacity building of smallholder sweetpotato farmers in Papua New Guinea. IRF Occasional Paper 2015/03.

Meng, X. 2015. How to build an economy free of recession. IRF Occasional Paper 2015/02.

Meng, X. 2015. A long detour in macroeconomics. IRF Occasional Paper 2015/01.

Chang, H-S. and Kewa, J. 2014. Sweet potato value chain analysis in Papua New Guinea. IRF Occasional Paper 2014/01.

Meng, X. 2013. Towards a New Patent System. IRF Occasional Paper 2013/02.

Meng, X. 2013. Unlocking the Mystery of Economic Recessions Using a Multi-commodity Macroeconomic Model. IRF Occasional Paper 2013/01.

Marshall, G.R., 2009. Climate change, economics and hope. A comment on Geoffrey Brennan's 'Climate change: A rational choice politics view'. IRF Occasional Paper 2009/02.

Marshall, G.R., 2009. What does 'community' mean for farmer adoption of conservation practices? Some logic and evidence. IRF Occasional Paper 2009/01.

Marshall, G.R. 2007.  Nesting, Subsidiarity, and Community-Based Environmental Governance Beyond the Local Level.  IRF Occasional Paper 2007/1.

Reeve, I.J. 2003. Principles for the Nested Governance of Water Resources. IRF Occasional Paper 2003/1.

Reeve, I. 2002. Property Rights and Natural Resource Management. IRF Occasional Paper 2002/1.

McNeill, J. 1999.  GDP Growth and Human Wellbeing.  Paper presented on UNE HSC Day, 1999.

Reeve, I.J. 1999. Tiptoeing round the Slumbering Dragon: Property Rights and Environmental Discourse in Rural Australia. TRDC/IRF Occasional Paper.

Weed Management

Sindel, B. and Coleman, M. 2012.  Fireweed: A Best Practice Management Guide for Australian Landholders.

Sindel, B. and Coleman, M. 2010. Weed Detection and Control on Small Farms: A Guide for Owners.

Sindel, B., Jhorar, O., Reeve, I., Thompson, L., Moss, J. and Coleman, M. 2009. Weed Detection on Farms: A Guide for Landholders.

Randall, R.P. 2007. The introduced flora of Australia and its weed status. CRC for Australian Weed Management, Glen Osmond. (External publication hosted on the Institute for Rural Futures web site).