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Abbie Rogers

Dr Abbie Rogers

Research Fellow
Agriculture and Environment, School of

Contact details
Address
School of Agriculture and Environment
The University of Western Australia (M089)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 5506
Email
abbie.rogers@uwa.edu.au
Location
Room G008, Agriculture North West Wing, Perth campus

Research Fellow
Environmental Economics and Policy, Centre for (CEEP)

Contact details
Address
Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy (CEEP)
The University of Western Australia (M089)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 5506
Email
abbie.rogers@uwa.edu.au
Location
Room G008, Agriculture North West Wing, Perth campus

Research Fellow
UWA Ocean's Institute

Contact details
Address
UWA Ocean's Institute
The University of Western Australia (M089)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 5506
Email
abbie.rogers@uwa.edu.au
Location
Room G008, Agriculture North West Wing, Perth campus
Qualifications
BSc PhD W.Aust.
Biography
Having always respected the environment, but recognising that there are limited resources available to manage the environment, lead me on a path to study a BSc in Natural Resource Management, followed by a PhD in Environmental Economics at The University of Western Australia. Since completing my PhD in 2011, I have worked in the Agricultural and Resource Economics discipline and the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy at UWA, currently as a Research Fellow.
My primary research interests are in the application of non-market valuation to estimate community values and preferences for environmental conservation and management. This includes applications in the context of marine, terrestrial and aquatic environments. Ultimately, I am interested in improving the application, understanding and accessibility of non-market valuation techniques such that they can be used to improve environmental decision making.
Key research
Choice experiments and non-market valuation
Divergence of preferences between different stakeholder groups in NRM
Marine park management and social values
Publications
Rogers, A.A. and Burton, M.P. 2017. Social preferences for the design of biodiversity offsets for shorebirds in Australia. Conservation Biology, 31(4): 828-836.
Gibson, F.L., Rogers, A.A., Smith, A.D.M., Roberts, A., Possingham, H., McCarthey, M. and Pannell, D.J. 2017. Factors influencing the use of decision support tools in the development and design of conservation policy. Environmental Science & Policy, 70: 1-8.
Burton, M., Rogers, A. and Richert, C. 2017. Community acceptance of biodiversity offsets: evidence from a choice experiment. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 61(1): 95-114.
Kamil, K.A., Hailu, A., Rogers, A. and Pandit, R. 2017. An Assessment of marine protected areas as a marine management strategy in Southeast Asia: A literature review. Ocean & Coastal Management, 145: 72-81.
Rogers, A.A., Kragt, M.E., Gibson, F.L., Burton, M.P., Petersen E.H. and Pannell, D.J. 2015. Non-market valuation: usage and impacts in environmental policy in Australia. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 59(1): 1-15.
Ma, C., Rogers, A.A., Kragt, M.E., Zhang, F., Polyakov, M., Gibson, F., Chalak, M., Pandit, R. and Tapsuwan, S. 2015. Consumers’ willingness to pay for renewable energy: A meta-regression analysis. Resource and Energy Economics, 42: 93-109.
Richert, C., Rogers, A. and Burton, M. 2015. Measuring the extent of a Social License to Operate: The influence of marine biodiversity offsets in the oil and gas sector in Western Australia. Resources Policy, 43: 121-129.
Cleland, J.A., Rogers, A.A. and Burton, M.P. 2015. Investigating stakeholder reactions to a bold salinity policy using a choice experiment. Land Use Policy, 42: 718-728.
Rogers, A.A. 2013a. Public and Expert Preference Divergence: Evidence from a Choice Experiment of Marine Reserves in Australia. Land Economics, 89(2): 346-370.
Rogers, A.A. 2013b. Social Welfare and Marine Reserves: Is Willingness to Pay for Conservation Dependent on Management Process? A Discrete Choice Experiment of the Ningaloo Marine Park in Australia. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 61(2): 217-238.
Rogers, A.A., Cleland, J.A. and Burton, M.P. 2013. The inclusion of social values in systematic conservation planning to improve policy relevance. Biological Conservation, 162: 65-75.
McCartney, A. 2006. The Social Value of Seascapes in the Jurien Bay Marine Park: An Assessment of Positive and Negative Preferences for Change. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 57(3): 577-594.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Postdoctoral researcher for the NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub, the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, and the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions
Future research
The following topics are areas of interest for future research. There is scope for students interested in Honours, Masters or PhD to work on some of these topics.
•Better integration of non-market valuation into environmental decision making
•Estimating the intangible values of marine reserves
•Understanding community preferences for the management of marine megafauna
•Integrating social values into systematic conservation planning
Funding received
2017 Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC: ‘Economics of Natural Hazards’. Chief Investigators: Florec, V, Hailu, A, Gibson, F, Rogers, A and Pannell, D. Funding: $540,000
2017 Government of Western Australia Department of Planning: ‘A methodology to measure the values of the coast’. Chief Investigators: Rogers, A and Burton, M. Funding: $23,375
2015 NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub: ‘Road testing decision support tools via case study applications (Project B1)’. Chief Investigators: Walshe, T, Pascoe, S, Barrett, N, Rogers, A, Burton, M and Gibson, F. Funding: $121,500
2013 ARC Centre for Excellence in Environmental Decisions and NERP Environmental Decisions Hub Student/Post-doctoral Working Groups & Workshops: ‘Decision science: explaining successes and missed opportunities for use in conservation policy’. Chief Investigators: Gibson, F and Rogers, A. Funding: $12,000.
2011 ARC Linkage Project: ‘Do scientist and public preferences diverge? Analysing expert and public preferences for environmental and social outcomes for the Swan River’. Chief Investigators: Pannell, D, Rolfe, J, Burton, M and Meeuwig, J (Rogers, A, Cleland, J and Gibson, F involved in research concept, facilitation with Partner Organisation, drafting of application). Funding: $97, 984 (ARC); $60,000 (Partner Organisation – Swan River Trust).
Memberships
Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES)
UWA Oceans Institute
Honours and awards
Finalist UWA Faculty of Science Publication Awards for Early Career Researchers (2015)
AARES Prize for Quality of Research Communication (2013)
WA Marine Science Institute PhD Top-up Scholarship (2007)
UWA University Postgraduate Award Scholarship (2006)
Agricultural Economics Society Prize Essay (2006)
Previous positions
- Research Fellow working on the NERP Marine Biodiversity Hub project 2.1: Integrating social, economic and environmental values
- Research Associate working on the ARC Linkage project 'Do scientist and public preferences diverge? Analysing expert and public preferences for environmental and social outcomes for the Swan River' within the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy
- Research Associate working on the project 'Divergence between public and expert valuations of environmental assets' within the Environmental Economics Research Hub
- PhD Candidate, School of Agricultural & Resource Economics UWA
- Natural Resource Economics, Advanced Choice Economics
- WA Branch Promotion & Development Manager, AARES
- WA Branch Secretary, AARES
Teaching
Environmental and Resource Economics (ECON4410)
Science, Society and Data Analysis (SCIE1104)
Useful links
ARC Linkage project with Swan River Trust:
http://www.are.uwa.edu.au/research/projects/swan-river/

Using nonmarket valuation in policy:
http://www.are.uwa.edu.au/research/projects/nonmarket-valuation/

NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub:
http://www.nespmarine.edu.au/

Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions:
http://ceed.edu.au/

Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC:
https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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