Associate Professor 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

Current Research 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)

Higher Degree by Research (HDR) 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

Link to Research Publications

Dr Kerstin Zander


T: +61 8 8946 7368

Darwin, NT

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