Examples of recent assignments include:
Evaluation of Environmental Projects in Tropical Australia
Land & Water Research and Development Corporation, Australia
Cost-benefit analysis of projects designed to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus loadings in northern Australian river systems. Potential economic and ecological impact on World Heritage - Great Barrier Reef hard coral communities modelled. Economic feasibility of projects to stabilise river banks, reduce air-pollution and enhance productivity of northern fisheries also assessed. Responsible for reviewing project designs, assisting with management of this major project, along with report preparation (with Agtrans Research).
Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project
World Bank (with SMEC International), Kenya
Establishment of R&D trust fund to facilitate sustainable fisheries management and wetland conservation within Lake Victoria, East Africa. Existing management of fisheries levy collection reviewed, and recommendations as to which existing mechanisms in collection, retention and disbursement be retained; along with investigation of additional possibilities for revenue collection. Justification for the establishment of a National Fisheries Levy Trust (NFLT) involved economic appraisal of potential R&D investments in enhanced fisheries capture/production technology, conservation and institutional strengthening projects.
Evaluation of Fisheries & Aquaculture Environmental
Projects Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Australia
Economic evaluation of 14 fisheries research and development projects that relate to marine environment enhancement. Projects including habitat restoration, improved effluent management and wetland conservation were analysed. Global databases searched and literature reviews conducted to gather reef, wetland and marine ecosystem economic values. Economic and environmental models developed to evaluate project impacts and document prepared (with the BDA Group).
Business Plan Development
for Commercialisation of Vaccines
Pest Animal Control
Cooperative Research Centre, Australia
Product development plan
developed to assist with the commercialisation
of immuno-contraceptive vaccines to better
manage fox, rodent, rabbit and other vertebrate
pests. Cash flow model developed to cost
proof-of-concept, regulatory approval and
commercial trial phases of product development.
Risk analysis undertaken & market potential
estimated for spin-off commercialisation
company. Economic benefits assessed using
framework which incorporated conservation
benefits of species preservation – including
endangered species such as the Leathery Turtle
(Dermochelys coriacea) & Rufous Hair Wallaby