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Researcher: Rust, SA (Dr Steven Rust)

Fields of Research

Fisheries management
Environment and resource economics
Agricultural economics
Fisheries sciences
Human impacts of climate change and human adaptation
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Environmental sociology
Knowledge representation and reasoning
Public policy
Behavioural economics
Animal reproduction and breeding
Population ecology
Applied economics

Research Objectives

Other environmental management
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Fisheries - recreational marine
Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in marine environments
Wild caught rock lobster
Aquaculture oysters
Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
Wild caught edible molluscs
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Fisheries - wild caught
Fisheries - recreational freshwater
Environmental protection frameworks (incl. economic incentives)
Artificial intelligence
Rights to environmental and natural resources (excl. water allocation)
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Fresh, ground and surface water systems and management
Wild caught crustaceans (excl. rock lobster and prawns)
Aquaculture molluscs (excl. oysters)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A contingent valuation of recreational fishing in Tasmania
Challenges and opportunities of aquaculture supply chains: case study of oysters in Australia; Ocean and Coastal Management
Excess Capacity and Capital Malleability in a Fishery with Myopic Expectations; Marine Resource Economics
Excess capacity and efficiency in the quota managed Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishery; Marine Policy
IMAS Submission to the Senate Inquiry on ITQs
Impacts of COVID-19 on the Australian Seafood Industry
Investigating the value of keeping options open for water infrastructure in the Lower Hunter, New South Wales; Utilities Policy
Report: Economics of under-exploited fisheries in the Southern Ocean and their potential contribution to global food security
Valuing recreational fishing in Tasmania and assessment of response bias in contingent valuation; Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Research Projects

Developing the tools and articulating the value proposition for genomic selection in Pacific oyster selective breeding; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Impacts of COVID19 on the Australian Seafood Industry: Extending the assessment to prepare for uncertain futures (2021-042); Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Responding to unintended consequences - evaluating changes to fisheries under ITQ systems; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Social-economic analysis of the Tasmanian Commercial Dive Fishery; Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas)
(SMRCA Core) Economic assessment: Social and market dynamics of ITQ fisheries
2011/13 The cost effectiveness of culling long-spined sea urchins off the East Coast of Tasmania
Economic analysis for DST testing regimes
Economic analysis of proposed Deed of Agreement
Economics of under-exploited fisheries in the Southern Ocean and their potential contribution to global food security
Endorsements review
Tasmanian salmonid farming socio-economic assessment
Tipping points in marine social-ecological systems
Understanding flathead fishers to develop acceptable management options and maximise the effectiveness of stewardship initiatives

Research Candidate Supervision