• The University of Western Australia (M087), 35 Stirling Highway, Room G008, Agriculture North West Wing, Perth campus

    6009 Perth


  • 204 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
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Personal profile


Having always respected the environment, but recognising that there are limited resources available to manage the environment, lead me on a path to study a BSc in Natural Resource Management, followed by a PhD in Environmental Economics at The University of Western Australia. Since completing my PhD in 2011, I have worked in the Agricultural and Resource Economics discipline and the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy at UWA, currently as a Research Fellow.
My primary research interests are in the application of non-market valuation to estimate community values and preferences for environmental conservation and management. This includes applications in the context of marine, terrestrial and aquatic environments. Ultimately, I am interested in improving the application, understanding and accessibility of non-market valuation techniques such that they can be used to improve environmental decision making.

Roles and responsibilities

Postdoctoral researcher for the NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub, the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, and the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions

Future research

The following topics are areas of interest for future research. There is scope for students interested in Honours, Masters or PhD to work on some of these topics.
• Better integration of non-market valuation into environmental decision making
• Estimating the intangible values of marine reserves
• Understanding community preferences for the management of marine megafauna
• Integrating social values into systematic conservation planning

Funding overview

2017 Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC: ‘Economics of Natural Hazards’. Chief Investigators: Florec, V, Hailu, A, Gibson, F, Rogers, A and Pannell, D. Funding: $540,000
2017 Government of Western Australia Department of Planning: ‘A methodology to measure the values of the coast’. Chief Investigators: Rogers, A and Burton, M. Funding: $23,375
2015 NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub: ‘Road testing decision support tools via case study applications (Project B1)’. Chief Investigators: Walshe, T, Pascoe, S, Barrett, N, Rogers, A, Burton, M and Gibson, F. Funding: $121,500
2013 ARC Centre for Excellence in Environmental Decisions and NERP Environmental Decisions Hub Student/Post-doctoral Working Groups & Workshops: ‘Decision science: explaining successes and missed opportunities for use in conservation policy’. Chief Investigators: Gibson, F and Rogers, A. Funding: $12,000.
2011 ARC Linkage Project: ‘Do scientist and public preferences diverge? Analysing expert and public preferences for environmental and social outcomes for the Swan River’. Chief Investigators: Pannell, D, Rolfe, J, Burton, M and Meeuwig, J (Rogers, A, Cleland, J and Gibson, F involved in research concept, facilitation with Partner Organisation, drafting of application). Funding: $97, 984 (ARC); $60,000 (Partner Organisation – Swan River Trust).

Previous positions

- Research Fellow working on the NERP Marine Biodiversity Hub project 2.1: Integrating social, economic and environmental values
- Research Associate working on the ARC Linkage project 'Do scientist and public preferences diverge? Analysing expert and public preferences for environmental and social outcomes for the Swan River' within the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy
- Research Associate working on the project 'Divergence between public and expert valuations of environmental assets' within the Environmental Economics Research Hub
- PhD Candidate, School of Agricultural & Resource Economics UWA
- Natural Resource Economics, Advanced Choice Economics
- WA Branch Promotion & Development Manager, AARES
- WA Branch Secretary, AARES

Teaching overview

Environmental and Resource Economics (ECON4410)
Science, Society and Data Analysis (SCIE1104)


Choice experiments and non-market valuation
Divergence of preferences between different stakeholder groups in NRM
Marine park management and social values


  • Non-market valuation
  • Environmental economics
  • Natural resource economics
  • Natural resource management
  • Environmental policy
  • Marine valuation

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Research Output 2006 2020

  • 204 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 17 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Conference paper
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis
Open Access
natural resource
3 Citations (Scopus)

Evidence of increased economic benefits from shark-diving tourism in the Maldives

Zimmerhackel, J. S., Kragt, M. E., Rogers, A. A., Ali, K. & Meekan, M. G., 1 Feb 2019, In : Marine Policy. 100, p. 21-26 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Valuing non-market economic impacts from natural hazards

Rogers, A. A., Dempster, F. L., Hawkins, J. I., Johnston, R. J., Boxall, P. C., Rolfe, J., Kragt, M. E., Burton, M. P. & Pannell, D. J., 22 Aug 2019, In : Natural Hazards.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
natural hazard
economic impact
1 Citation (Scopus)
marine resource
willingness to pay
4 Citations (Scopus)

How shark conservation in the Maldives affects demand for dive tourism

Zimmerhackel, J. S., Rogers, A. A., Meekan, M. G., Ali, K., Pannell, D. J. & Kragt, M. E., 1 Dec 2018, In : Tourism Management. 69, p. 263-271 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Projects 2015 2022