Dr Kerstin Zander

Ph.D (Environmental Economics), M.Sc.(Agricultural Science)

Senior Research Fellow

Kerstin is an environmental economist with background in agricultural science. Her research is looking at the many relationships between humans and nature and aspires to increasing human well-being and sustainability while helping people cope with changing environments and natural hazards. Her research focuses strongly on quantitative research and econometric models.

Research Interests

  • Climate change impacts and adaptation
  • Payments for Environmental Services
  • Migration
  • Indigenous land management
  • Biodiversity economics
  • Threatened species
  • Stated preference methods
  • Agricultural economics

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Research Projects

Current Projects

  • Integrating threatened species management into rural and regional economies – the path to sustaining management (funded through NESP)
  • Strengthening and expanding the social license for threatened species conservation (funded through NESP)
  • Collaborating with Indigenous people in threatened species research and management (funded through NESP)
  • Practices that Foster Respect, Rather than Resentment, Towards Diverse Communities (funded through; led by Simon Moss)
  • The economic impact of heat stress at the workplace (funded through LEBA small grants)
  • Peoples’ perceptions towards bird conservation in Australia (funded through EHSE small grant, led by Stephen Garnett)
  • Climate change as driver for migration (funded through LEBA small grants)

Publications & Resources

Books

Wale, E., Drucker, A.G., & Zander, K.K. (eds.) (2010).The economics of managing crop diversity on-farm - case studies from the Genetic Resources Policy Initiative. London, UK: Earthscan. 

Garnett, S. T., Coe, K., Golebiowska, K., Walsh, H., Zander, K.K., Guthridge, S., Li, S., & Malyon, R. (2008). Attracting and Keeping Nursing Professionals in an Environment of Chronic Labour Shortage: A Study of Mobility among Nurses and Midwives in the Northern Territory of Australia. Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press.

Book Chapters

Garnett, S.T., Austin, B.J., & Zander, K.K. (in press). Culture-based enterprise opportunities for Indigenous people in the Northern Territory, Australia. In K. Iankova, A. Hassan, & R. L’Abbé (eds), Indigenous people and economic development (pp. 111-126). New York: Taylor & Francis.

Drucker, A.G., Ayalew, W., & Zander, K.K. (2015). Economics of animal genetic resources use and conservation. In B. D. Scherf & D. Pilling, (Eds.), The Second Report on the State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (pp. 529-547). Rome: FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Assessments. http://www.fao.org/3/a-i4787e/index.html

Garnett, S.T., & Zander, K.K. (2014). Implications of demography for sustainability in remote and regional communities. In A. Alek Tuen, M-A. Jayasilan & J. Grinang (eds.), RIMBA 3 - Sustaining Livelihood through Prudent Utilization and Management of Natural Resources (pp. 163-171). Sarawak, Malaysia: Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation. 

Zander, K.K., Pang, S.T., Tuen, A.A., & Garnett, S.T. (2014). Targeting the right person - Who would pay for protecting wild orang-utans in Sarawak? In A. Alek Tuen, M-A. Jayasilan & J. Grinang (eds.), RIMBA 3 - Sustaining Livelihood through Prudent Utilization and Management of Natural Resources (pp. 172-184). Sarawak, Malaysia: Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation. 

Zander, K.K., Garnett, S.T., & Noweg, G.T. (2012). Valuing the Orangutans of Sarawak. In M. Mokhtar & S. Abdul Halim (eds.), RIMBA2: Regional Sustainable Development in Malaysia and Australia (pp. 124-135). Bangi, Malaysia: LESTARI Publisher.

Asrat, S., & Zander, K.K. (2010). Economic Analysis of Ethiopian Farmers' Preferences for Crop Variety Traits: A Choice Experiment Approach. In E. Wale, A.G. Drucker & K.K. Zander (eds.), The economics of managing crop diversity on-farm - case studies from the Genetic Resources Policy Initiative (pp. 25-44). London, UK: Earthscan.

Wale, E., Zander, K.K., & Drucker, A.G. (2010). Findings, conclusions, implications and outlook. In E. Wale, A.G. Drucker & K.K. Zander (eds.), The economics of managing crop diversity on-farm - case studies from the Genetic Resources Policy Initiative (pp.125-136). London, UK: Earthscan.

Journal Articles

Zander, K.K., Taylor, A.J., & Carson, D.B. (2016). Impacts of service and infrastructure provision on Indigenous Australians’ mobility. Population, Space and Place, 22(1), 99-116

Abdullah, A., Stacey, N., Myers, B., Zander, K.K., & Garnett, S.T. (2016). The impact of the expansion of shrimp aquaculture on livelihoods in coastal Bangladesh. Environment, Development and Sustainability. doi:10.1007/s10668-016-9824-5. First online: 16 June 2016.

Zander, K.K., Surjan, A., & Garnett, S.T. (2016). Exploring the effect of heat on stated intentions to move. Climatic Change, 138(1), 297-308.

Zander, K.K., Saeteros, A., Orellana, D., Toral Granda, V., Wegner, A., Izurieta, A., & Garnett, S.T. (2016). Determinants of tourists’ satisfaction with national park guides and facilities in the Galápagos. International Journal of Tourism Sciences, 16(1-2), 60-82.

Garnett, S.T., Kleinschmidt, M., Jackson, M.V., Zander, K.K., & Murphy, S.A. (2016). Social landscape of the Night Parrot in western Queensland, Australia. Pacific Conservation Biology, 22, 1-7.

Abdullah, A., Zander, K.K., Stacey, N., Meyers, B., & Garnett, S.T. (2016). A short-term decrease in household income inequality in the Sundarbans, Bangladesh, following Cyclone Aila. Natural Hazards, 83(2), 1103-1123.

Garnett, S.T., Lawes, M.J., James, R., Bigland, K., & Zander, K.K. (2016). Portrayal of sustainability principles in the mission statements and on home pages of the world’s largest organizations. Conservation Biology, 30(2), 297-307.

Vidogbéna, F., Adégbidi, A., Tossou, R., Assogba-Komlan, F., Martin, T., Ngouajio, M., Simon, S., Parrot, L., Garnett, S.T., & Zander, K.K. (2016). Exploring factors that shape small-scale farmers' opinions on the adoption of eco-friendly nets for vegetable production. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 18(6).

Vidogbéna, F., Adégbidi, A., Tossou, R., Assogba-Komlan, F., Martin, T., Ngouajio, M., Simon, S., Parrot, L., & Zander, K.K. (2015). Consumers’ willingness to pay for cabbage with minimized pesticide residues in southern Benin. Environments, 2(4), 449-470. 

Madzimure, J., Chimonyo, M., Dzama, K., Garnett, S.T., & Zander, K.K. (2015). Classical swine fever changes the way farmers value pigs in South Africa. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 66(3), 812-831.

Zander, K.K., Botzen, W.J.W., Oppermann, E., Kjellstrom, T., & Garnett, S.T. (2015). Heat stress causes substantial labour productivity loss in Australia. Nature Climate Change, 5, 647-651.

Vidogbéna, F., Adégbidi, A., Tossou, R., Assogba-Komlan, F., Ngouajio, M., Thibaut, M., Simon, S., Parrot, L., & Zander, K.K. (2015). Control of vegetable pests in Benin – farmers’ preferences for eco-friendly nets as an alternative to pesticides. Journal of Environmental Management, 147, 95-107.

Singh, R.K., Singh, A., Garnett, S.T., Zander, K.K., Lobsang, & Tsering, D. (2015). Paisang (Quercus griffithii): a Keystone Species in Sustainable Agroecosystem Management and Livelihood Adaptation in Arunachal Pradesh, India. Environmental Management, 55(1), 187-204.

Zander, K.K., Dunnett, D., Brown, C., Campion, O., Daniels, C., Daniels, G., et al. (2014). Indigenous Cultural and Natural Resources Management and Mobility in Arnhem Land, Northern Australia. Human Ecology, 42(1), 443-453.

Zander, K.K., Taylor, A.J., & Carson, D.B. (2014). Impacts of service and infrastructure provision on Indigenous Australians’ mobility. Population, Space and Place. doi:10.1002/psp.1871.

Martin-Collado, M., Drucker, A.G., Carabaño, M.J. & Zander, K.K. (2014). Determination of non-market values to inform conservation strategies for the threatened Alistana-Sanabresa cattle breed. Animal, 8, 1373-1381.

Zander, K.K., Ainsworth, G., Meyerhoff, J., & Garnett, S.T. (2014). Threatened bird valuation in Australia. PLoS ONE 9(6): e100411.

Zander, K.K., Dunnett, D.R., Brown, C., Campion, O., Daniels, C., Daniels, G., Nelson, E., Daniels, G., Blitner, G., & Garnett, S.T. (2014). Indigenous natural and cultural resources management and mobility in Arnhem Land, northern Australia. Human Ecology, 42(3), 443-453.

Zander, K.K., Sing Tyan, P., Jinam, C., Tuen, A.A., & Garnett, S.T. (2014). Wild and valuable? Tourists’ preferences for improvements in orang-utan conservation. Conservation & Society, 12(1), 27-42.

Zander, K.K., Austin, B.J., & Garnett, S.T. (2014). Indigenous peoples’ interest in wildlife-based enterprises in the Northern Territory, Australia. Human Ecology, 42(1), 115-126.

Zander, K.K., Signorello, G., De Salvo, M., Gandini, G., & Drucker, A. (2013). Assessing the total economic value of threatened livestock breeds in Italy: Implications for conservation policyEcological Economics, 93(September), 219-229

Zander, K.K., Mwarcharo, J., Drucker, A., & Garnett, S.T. (2013). Constraints to effective adoption of innovative livestock production technologies in the Rift Valley (Kenya), Journal of Arid Environments, 96, 9-18

Zander, K.K., Signorello, G., De Salvo, M., Gandini, G., & Drucker, A.G. (2013). Assessing the total economic value of threatened livestock breeds in Italy. Ecological Economics, 93, 219-229.

Zander, K.K., Parkes, R., Straton, A., & Garnett, S.T. (2013). Water ecosystem services in northern Australia– how much are they worth and who should pay for their provision? PLoS ONE, 8(5), e64411.

Zander, K.K., Mwacharo, J.M., Drucker, A.G., & Garnett, S.T. (2013). Constraints to adopting livestock improvement technologies in Kenya: the case of Narok and Nakuru districts. Journal of Arid Environments, 96, 9-18.

Zander, K.K., Petheram, L., & Garnett, S.T. (2013). Stay or leave? - Potential climate change adaptation strategies among Aboriginal people in coastal communities in northern Australia. Natural Hazards, 67(2), 591-609.

Packer, C., Loveridge, A., Canney, S., Caro, T., Garnett, S.T., Pfeifer, M., Zander, K.K., et al. (2013). Conserving Large Carnivores: Dollars and Fence. Ecology Letters, 16, 635-641.

Zander, K.K. (2013). Understanding Public Support for Indigenous Natural Resource Management in Northern Australia. Ecology & Society, 18(1), 11.

Zander, K.K., Dunnett, D.R., Brown, C., Campion, O., & Garnett, S.T. (2013). Rewards for providing environmental services - where indigenous Australians' and western perspectives collide. Ecological Economics, 87, 145-154.

Lunt, I.D., Byrne, M., Hellmann, J.J., Mitchell, N.J., Garnett, S.T., Hayward, M.W., Martin, T.G., McDonald-Madden, E., Williams, S., & Zander, K.K. (2013). Managed relocation to restore ecosystem function and conserve biodiversity under climate change. Biological Conservation, 157, 172-177.

Zander, K.K., Petheram, L., & Garnett, S.T. (2013). Stay or leave? Potential climate change adaptation strategies among Aboriginal people in coastal communities in northern Australia, Natural Hazards, 67(2), 591-609

Madzimure, J., Chimonyo, M., Zander, K.K., & Dzama, K. (2012). Potential for using indigenous pigs in subsistence-oriented and market-oriented small-scale farming systems of Southern Africa. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 45(1), 135-142.

Madzimure, J., Zander, K.K., Dzama, K., & Chimonyo, M. (2012). Farmers’ perceptions of classical swine fever outbreak in communal pig production systems of South Africa. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 7(43), 5819-5826.

Madzimure, J., Chimonyo, M., Zander, K.K., & Dzama, K. (2012). Diurnal heat-related physiological and behavioural responses in South African indigenous gilts. Journal of Arid Environments, 87, 29-34.

Garnett, S.T., & Zander, K.K. (2011). Minimum viable population limitations ignore evolutionary history. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 26(12), 618-619.

Zander, K.K., & Garnett, S.T. (2011). The Economic Value of Environmental Services on Indigenous-Held Lands in Australia. PLoS ONE, 6(8), e23154.

Garnett, S.T., Joseph, L.N., Watson, J.E.M., & Zander, K.K. (2011). Investing in Threatened Species Conservation: Does Corruption Outweigh Purchasing Power? PLoS ONE, 6(7), e22749.

Ahmed, N., Zander, K.K., & Garnett, S.T. (2011). Socioeconomic aspects of rice-fish farming in Bangladesh: opportunities, challenges and production efficiency. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 55, 199-219.

Zander, K.K., (2011). Attitudes of Borana livestock keepers to breeding strategies – Threats and opportunities for on-farm conservation of local cattle. Journal of Agricultural Science, 3(2), June 2011.

Petheram, L., Zander, K.K., Campbell, B., High, D., & Stacey, N. (2010). ‘Strange changes’: Indigenous perspectives of climate change and adaptation in NE Arnhem Land (Australia). Global Environmental Change, 20, 681-692.

Zander, K.K., & Straton, A. (2010). An economic assessment of the value of tropical river ecosystem services: Heterogeneous preferences among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. Ecological Economics, 69(12), 2417-2426.

Zander, K.K., Garnett, S.T., & Straton, A. (2010). Trade-Offs Between Development, Culture And Conservation – Willingness To Pay For Tropical River Management Among Urban Australians. Journal of Environmental Management, 91(12), 2519-2528.

Faustin, V., Adégbidi, A.A., Garnett, S.T., Koudandé, D.O., Agbo, V., & Zander, K.K. (2010). Peace, health or fortune?: Preferences for chicken traits in rural Benin. Ecological Economics, 69(9), 1849-1858.

Carson, D., Coe, K., Zander, K., & Garnett, S.T. (2010). Does the type of job matter? Recruitment to Australia's Northern Territory. Employee Relations, 32(2), 121-137.

Zander, K.K., Drucker, A.G., & Holm-Müller, K. (2009). Costing the Conservation of Animal Genetic Resources: The Case of Borana Cattle in Ethiopia and Kenya Journal of Arid Environments, 73(4-5), 550-556.

Zander, K.K., Drucker, A.G., Holm-Müller, K., & Simianer, H. (2009). Choosing the “cargo” for Noah’s Ark - applying the Metrick-Weitzman theorem to Borana cattle. Ecological Economics, 68, 2051-2057.

Garnett, S.T., Crowley, G.M., Hunter-Xenie, H.M., Kozanayi, W., Sithole, B., Palmer, C., Southgate, R., & Zander, K.K. (2009).Transformative Knowledge Transfer Through Empowering and Paying Community Researchers. Biotropica: The Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation, 41(5), 571-577.

Zander, K.K., & Drucker, A.G. (2008). Conserving what’s important: using choice model scenarios to value local cattle breeds in East Africa. Ecological Economics, 68, 34-45.

Omondi, I., Baltenweck, I., Drucker, A.G., Obare, G., & Zander, K.K. (2008). Economic Valuation of Sheep Genetic Resources: Implications for Sustainable Utilization in the Kenyan Semi-arid Tropics. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 40(8), 615-626.

Omondi, I., Baltenweck, I., Drucker, A.G., Obare, G., & Zander, K.K. (2008). Valuing Goat Genetic Resources: A Pro-poor Growth Strategy in the Kenyan Semi-arid Tropics. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 40(8), 583-596.

Conference Proceedings & Papers

Omondi, I., Baltenweck, I., Zander, K., & Bauer, S. (forthcoming). Using Dairy Hubs to Improve Farmers’ Access to Milk Markets in Kenya: Gender and its Implications. Paper accepted to be presented at The Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) Conference 2014: Economic Development in Africa, Oxford. 23-25 March 2014.

Madzimure, J., Chimonyo, M., Zander, K.K., & Dzama, K. (2012). Opportunities and constraints for communal pig production in South Africa. Paper presented at the 45th South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) Congress, East London, Eastern Cape Province. 9-12 July 2012.

Omondi, I., Baltenweck, I., Zander, K., & Bauer, S. (2012). Letting Farmers Decide: Supporting Dairy Farming through Delivery of Preferred Breeding Services. Paper presented at the CSAE Conference 2012: Economic Development in Africa, Oxford. 18-20 March 2012.

Zander, K. (2009). The value of Australia’s tropical ecosystem services. Charles Darwin University, Darwin.

Drucker, A.G., Zander, K.K., & Ainsworth, G. (2008). Landscape design for maintaining ecosystem services in tropical agricultural landscapes. Economics Component Report, School for Environmental Research, Charles Darwin University, Australia.

Research Reports

Zander, K.K., Taylor, A., & Carson, D. (2012). Temporary Indigenous mobility in the Northern Territory - What has changed between 2006 and 2011? Research Brief 201209. Darwin: Charles Darwin University.

Zander, K.K., Taylor, A., & Carson, D. (2012). Technology adoption and temporary Indigenous mobility in the Northern Territory. Research Brief 2012. Darwin: Charles Darwin University.

Carson, D., & Zander, K. (2012). When Census Night is not a ‘Usual’ Night - Comparing place of enumeration and place of usual residence for Indigenous people in the Northern Territory using 2006 and 2011 Census. Research Brief 201206. Darwin: Charles Darwin University..

Straton, A., & Zander, K. (2009). The value of Australia’s tropical ecosystem services. . Darwin: Charles Darwin University & CSIRO.

Drucker, A.G., Zander, K.K., & Ainsworth, G. (2008). Landscape design for maintaining ecosystem services in tropical agricultural landscapes. Economics Component Report. School for Environmental Research, Charles Darwin University.

Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Matthew Herring (PhD): Integrated water management: the ecology and economics of bittern friendly rice farming. Principal supervisor
  • Duong Thi Tam (PhD): Perceptions towards Biosecurity Threats across Vietnamese Farming Communities in Australia. Principal supervisor
  • Jacquelyn Escarcha (PhD): Crop-livestock system adaptation and mitigation to climate change in Vietnam. Principal supervisor
  • Frederika Rambu Ngana (PhD): Agent-based modelling to support improved access to services. A study from eastern Indonesia. Principal supervisor
  • Verónica Toral Granda, (PhD): Human mobility in the Galapagos Islands: impacts, threats and possible solutions. Associate supervisor
Dr Kerstin Zander

Contacts

T: +61 8 8946 7368
E: kerstin.zander@cdu.edu.au

Darwin, NT

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