Resource Economics

Research Economics investigates the interaction of economics and the environment.

As much of economic activity is supported by the use of resources, decisions in relation to the environment and the use of natural resources requires economic research to ensure efficient use and management of these resources for future generations.

Some of our projects include:

  • Estimating maximum economic yield in multi-species fisheries
  • Development of markets for water and land conservation in the Midlands of Tasmania
  • Management of ecosystem services in river systems
  • Estimating the nonmarket value of ecosystem services
Professor John Tisdell

Right outside our University is the Derwent estuary, Subantarctic and the Southern Ocean - a unique natural environment in which to do this type of research.

Adjunct Professor John Tisdell