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Researcher: Rust, SA (Dr Steven Rust)

Fields of Research

Fisheries management
Environment and resource economics
Aquaculture
Agricultural economics
Knowledge representation and reasoning
Behavioural economics
Public policy
Animal reproduction and breeding
Econometrics
Environmental sociology
Population ecology
Applied economics

Research Objectives

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

Research Candidate Supervision