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David Dixon Member since: Monday, December 06, 2010

PhD Economics, MS Physics

Julen Gonzalez Member since: Thursday, September 17, 2015

BSc in Environmental Sciences, University of the Basque Country, UK, MSc in Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews, UK

My research interests stand between natural resource management and ecological economics. The aim of my PhD project responds to the increasing demand for cross-disciplinary agent-based models that examine the disjunction between economic growth and more sustainable use of natural resources.

My research attempts to test the effectiveness of different governance and economic frameworks on managing natural resources sustainably at both regional and national levels. The goal is to simulate how communities and institutions manage the commons in complex socio-ecological systems through several case-studies, e.g. rainforest management in Australia. It is hoped that the models will highlight which combination of variables lead to positive trends in both economic and environmental indicators, which could stimulate more sustainable practices by governments, private sectors and civil society.

Jason Hawes Member since: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 Full Member Reviewer

BS Environmental and Ecological Engineering, In-progress: MS Natural Resources Social Science

Jessica Arias-Gaviria Member since: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Ph.D student Hydraulic Resources, M.Eng. Systems Engineering., Chemical Engineering.

Abbas Mirzaei Member since: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Ph.D. student

Management of Water Resources Conflicts in Halil-Rud River Basin: Application of Integrated Economic- Hydrological- Behavioral Model

Samantha Dobbie Member since: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

MRes in Conservation and Utlisation of Plant Genetic Resources, BSc in Biological Sciences with Honours in Plant Sciences

Anh Nong Member since: Thursday, January 21, 2016

Master on Integrated Water Resources Management

Interested in IWRM approach, analyzing coupled human-water relationship, Hydrological modelling, Bayesian networks, Agent based modelling

Davide Natalini Member since: Saturday, December 07, 2013

MSc in Political Science - Environmental Policies and Economics, University of Torino, Italy, BSc in Political Science - International Relations, University of Bologna, Italy

The Global Resource Observatory (GRO)

The Global Resource Observatory is largest single research project being undertaken at the GSI, it investigates how the scarcity of finite resources will impact global social and political fragility in the short term. The ambitious three year project, funded by the Dawe Charitable Trust, will enable short term decision making to account for ecological and financial constraints of a finite planet.

GRO will include an open source multidimensional model able to quantify the likely short term interactions of the human economy with the carrying capacity of the planet and key scarce resources. The model will enable exploration of the complex interconnections between the resource availability and human development, and provides projections over the next 5 years.

Data and scenarios will be geographically mapped to show the current and future balance and distribution of resources across and within countries. The GRO tool will, for the first time, enable the widespread integration of the implications of depleting key resource into all levels of policy and business decision-making.

Nicolas Paget Member since: Monday, March 07, 2016

I am currently completing a PhD on information sharing for natural resources management. Research is based on case studies on oyster farming, in the Thau Basin, France and in New South Wales, Australia

Juan Castilla-Rho Member since: Monday, April 21, 2014 Full Member Reviewer

PhD candidate, Hydrogeology, MEngSc Water Resources (UNSW), BSc(Hons) Water Engineering (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile)
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