Katrina Davis

k.davis@uq.edu.au
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Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, University of Queensland

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Land, Environment, Economics & Policy Institute, University of Exeter

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (joint postdoc with the University of Qld)

 

Background

 

photoI am an environmental economist interested in finding more efficient uses of natural resources – to improve outcomes for biodiversity conservation and to maximise human productivity. My background has given me an unusual skill set.

 I trained in contemporary dance and musical theatre before becoming interested in environmental management while working with loggerhead sea turtles in Greece.

 

 

I investigate optimal use of natural resources to maximise the productivity of human and ecological systems. I am particularly interested in how management costs can be incorporated into spatial planning, and how these costs will affect the success of management outcomes and stakeholder-engagement with zoning regimes. I first became interested in this area during my PhD while investigating marine enforcement in Territorial User Rights for Fisheries (TURF) areas in Chile.

 

 

Project title: Motivations and solutions to artisanal fisher interactions with sea lions in Chile & Peru

Collaborators: Joanna Alfaro, William Arlidge, Stefan Gelcich, Jeffrey Mangel, Morena Mills & Cristina Romero de Diego

Project description: Globally, fishers’ interactions with sea lions are increasing. In Peru and Chile, South American sea lions (Otaria flavescens) compete with artisanal fishers for fish and can also damage fishing nets. In this project we aim to 1) understand what are the key motivations behind fishers’ conflict with sea lions, and 2) learn what fishers perceive are the best management solutions to this conflict.

  • How to integrate expert and stakeholder preferences for marine ecological features by incorporating non-market valuation into marine spatial planning.
  • What is the expected value of information in coupled social-ecological systems?
  • Modelling changes in ecosystem service provision and larval connectivity in response to changes in marine management.
  • The impact of scale heterogeneity on the interpretation of preferences in discrete choice experiments.

 

2017-present Visiting Scholar, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)

2017-present Post-doctoral Research Fellow, The University of Exeter (United Kingdom)

2015-present Post-doctoral Research Fellow, The University of Queensland (Australia)

2015-present Adjunct Research Fellow, The University of Western Australia (Australia)

2011-present Visiting Scholar, La Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile)

2012-2016 PhD (Environmental Economics), University of Western Australia (Australia)

2010-2011 International student exchange, La Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile)

2008-2012 BSc (Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, First Class Honours), University of Western Australia (Australia)

2008-2012 Laboratory and Field Work Assistant, Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative, University of Western Australia (Australia)

2006 Field aide, Archelon Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece (Greece)

2002-2004 BA (Dance), Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University (Australia)

2004 Certificate II (Musical Theatre), Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University (Australia)

 

Supervision and funding

Australian Research Council - Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions

Natural Environment Research Council - South West Partnership for Environment & Economic Prosperity

 

2017     International Visiting Fellowship, ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, AU$5,400

              Post Graduate Thesis Award, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, AU$500

2015     Award for Higher Degree by Research Achievement: ‘Best work accepted for publication’, University of Western Australia, AU$1,000

              Quality of Research Communication Award, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, AU$250

2014     Conference Travel Award, Postgraduate Student’s Association, University of Western Australia, AU$900

              Travel Award, Graduate Research & Scholarship Office, University of Western Australia, AU$1,850

2013     Western Australian Marine Science Postgraduate Award, UNESCO IOC Perth Program Office/IMarEST, AU$150

              Early Career Researcher Visiting Fellowship, ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, AU$7,500

2012     Best First-Time Presenter Award, 56th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, AU$100

 

  • European Association of Environmental & Resource Economists
  • Australian Agricultural & Resource Economics Society
  • Society of Conservation Biology (Section: Oceania)
  • Resource Modeling Association

 

Recent papers

Davis, K.J., M.E. Kragt, S. Gelcich, M. Burton, S. Schilizzi, and D.J. Pannell. 2015. Why are fishers not enforcing their marine user rights? Environmental and Resource Economics 1-21. DOI 10.1007/s10640-015-9992-z.

Davis, K.J., M.E. Kragt, S. Gelcich, S. Schilizzi, and D.J. Pannell. 2015. Accounting for enforcement costs in the spatial allocation of marine zones. Conservation Biology 29:226-237. DOI 10.1111/cobi.12358

 

Working papers:

Burton, M., Davis, K.J., Kragt, M.E. 2016. “Interpretation issues in heteroscedastic conditional logit models.” Working Paper 1603, School of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia.

 

Davis, K.J., Burton, M. and Kragt, M.E. 2016. “Discrete choice models: scale heterogeneity and why it matters.” Working Paper 1602, School of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia.

 

Other communications:

Davis, K.J. 2016. “Redes, derechos de uso y beneficios netos. Decision Point en Español E02:14-15.

Davis, K.J. 2016. “Why are fishers not enforcing their user rights? Decision Point 96:14-15.

Chauvenet, A., K. Davis, R. Salguero-Gómez, M. Di Fonzo, D. Biggs, M. Barnes, and K. Wilson. 2016. “Addressing unconscious bias in science. Decision Point 95:12-13.

Davis, K., M.E. Kragt, S. Gelcich, S. Schilizzi, and D.J. Pannell. 2015. “Of nets, fisher rights and net benefits. Decision Point 85:10-11.

 

Presentations given (ppts)

Total: 29; Invited (): 11; Student mentee ()

Davis, K.J., 2017. Eliciting values for complex goods: community preferences for the marine environment. Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Davis, K., J, M. Burton, A. Spencer-Cotton, A. Rogers, R. Pandit, A. Camus, and J.R. Rhodes. 2017. Eliciting values for complex goods: community preferences for the marine environment. 61st Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. Brisbane, 7-10th February, 2017.

Davis, K.J. 2017. Past to present – a history of land clearing in Australia. (Pre-conference workshop) Exploring the economic, social and environmental aspects of land-clearing in Australia, 61st Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. Brisbane, 7-10th February, 2017.

Davis, K.J., 2017. Improving marine management by accounting for spatial heterogeneity in management costs and stakeholder preferences. Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom.

Davis, K.J., 2017. Why is enforcement hard in small-scale fisheries? University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Camus, A., K.J. Davis, M. Burton, A. Rogers, H. P. Possingham, and J. Rhodes. 2016. Non-market valuation and marine spatial optimisation. Moreton Bay Quandamooka & Catchment Forum, Brisbane, Australia.

Caceres, H.†, K.J. Davis, S. Atkinson, and S. Kark. 2016. Minjerribah's Most Wanted. Moreton Bay Quandamooka & Catchment Forum, Brisbane, Australia.

Davis, K.J., I. Chades, J. R. Rhodes, and M. Bode. 2016. La importancia de resolver la incertidumbre en sistemas socio-ecológicos (In Spanish). National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.

De Juan, S., A. Ospina-Alvarez, K. Davis, and C. Gonzalez. 2016. Using spatial optimisation to identify variability in ecosystem service provision along the coastal continuum of central Chile. Estuarine Coastal Sciences Association 56 - Coastal systems in transition, Bremen, Germany.

Davis, K.J., M. Burton, and M.E. Kragt. 2016. Problems in reporting scale heterogeneity models. Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of New England, Armidale, Australia.

Davis, K.J., Burton, M., J. Rhodes, R. Pandit, A. Rogers, and H. Possingham. 2016. Non-market valuation and optimal spatial management: complementing expert opinion with stakeholder’s preferences. Society for Conservation Biology Oceania 4th Oceania Congress. Brisbane, Queensland.

Davis, K.J., I. Chades, J. R. Rhodes, and M. Bode. 2016. The value of resolving uncertainty in social-ecological systems. World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling, Flagstaff, Arizona.

Davis, K.J., I. Chades, J. R. Rhodes, and M. Bode. 2016. The value of information in social-ecological systems. Arizona State University, Phoenix, United States.

Davis, K.J., I. Chades, J. R. Rhodes, and M. Bode. 2016. The value of information in social-ecological systems. University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Davis, K.J., I. Chades, J. R. Rhodes, and M. Bode. 2016. The value of information in social-ecological systems. University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Davis, K.J., I. Chades, J. R. Rhodes, and M. Bode. 2016. The value of information in social-ecological systems. University of Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Davis, K.J., J, M. Burton, and M.E. Kragt. 2016. Problems in reporting scale heterogeneity models (selected paper). 60th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. Canberra, Australia.

Davis, K.J., M.E. Kragt, and D.J. Pannell. 2015. Assessing the cost-effectiveness of invasive species management: a decision tool for biodiversity conservation. 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM 2015). Gold Coast, Queensland.

Davis, K.J., M.E. Kragt, S. Gelcich, S. Schilizzi, and D.J. Pannell. 2015. What prevents fishers from enforcing their property rights? Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Annual Conference. Rotorua, New Zealand.

Davis, K.J., D.J. Pannell, M.E. Kragt, S. Schilizzi, and S. Gelcich. 2015. Spatial economics of marine management. Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Annual Conference. Rotorua, New Zealand.

Davis, K.J., M.E. Kragt, and D.J. Pannell. 2014. Improving optimal marine spatial design by incorporating the costs and benefits of enforcement. Oceans Institute Advisory Board, Perth, Australia.

McGowan, J., M. Bode, M. Beger, K.J. Davis, S. Giakoumi, N. Krück, T. Mazor, K. Yates, and H. Possingham. 2014. Sea sharing or sparing: Should we focus on more habitat protection or no-take marine areas? 99th Ecological Society of America Annual Convention 2014, California, USA.

Davis, K.J., M. E. Kragt, S. Gelcich, S. Schilizzi, and D. J. Pannell. 2014. Improving optimal marine spatial design by incorporating the costs and benefits of enforcement. 2nd Ocean's Institute Postgraduate Conference, Perth, Australia.

Davis, K.J., D. Pannell, M. Kragt, S. Gelcich, and S. Schilizzi. 2014. Considering the Costs of Enforcement: Improving Marine Spatial Planning. International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade Conference 2014, Brisbane, Australia.

Davis, K.J., M. Kragt, D. Pannell, S. Schilizzi, and S. Gelcich. 2014. Improving optimal marine spatial design by incorporating the costs and benefits of enforcement. Fifth World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, Istanbul, Turkey.

Davis, K.J., M.E. Kragt, and D.J. Pannell. 2014. Improvements in marine spatial planning: the benefits of incorporating enforcement cost. Marine & Atmospheric Research Seminar, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation, Perth, Australia.

Davis, K.J., D. J. Pannell, M. E. Kragt, S. Schilizzi, and S. Gelcich. 2014. Improvements in marine spatial planning: the benefits of incorporating enforcement costs, in 58th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. AgEcon, Port Macquarie, Australia.

Davis, K.J., D. Pannell, S. Schilizzi, M. Kragt, and S. Gelcich. 2013 ‘Optimizing for abundance using marine reserves and property rights’, in 57Th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. AgEcon, Sydney, Australia.

 

Davis, K.J., Pannell, D., Kragt, M., 2012 ‘The cost-effectiveness of Phytophthora cinnamomi management in the Fitzgerald River National Park’, 56th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, AgEcon, Perth, Australia.

2016 - present     Cristina Romero, PhD: Evaluating interventions to manage conservation conflicts, The University of Queensland (Australia)

2015 - present     Hernan Caceres, PhD: Systematic study of the effects of invasive mammals on native wildlife in biological islands, The University of

                            Queensland (Australia)

 

Camus, A., K.J. Davis, M. Burton, A. Rogers, H.P. Possingham, and J.R. Rhodes. 2017. Considering ecological and production values in marine spatial optimisation. (Poster) 61st Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. Brisbane, 7-10th February, 2017. pdf

Davis, K.J., M. Burton, A. Rogers, R. Pandit, H. P. Possingham, and J. R. Rhodes. 2016. Non-market valuation and marine spatial optimisation: complementing expert opinion with stakeholder’s preferences (Poster). 60th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. AgEcon, Canberra. pdf

 

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