David Pannell

Professor, BSc(Agric) BEc PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M087), 35 Stirling Highway, Room G004, Agriculture North West Wing, Crawley campus

    6009 Perth


  • 4044 Citations
  • 32 h-Index
1992 …2021
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Personal profile


David Pannell is Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia; Director, Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy; ARC Federation Fellow (2007-2012); Distinguished Fellow and past president of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society; Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia; and a Director of Natural Decisions Pty Ltd. He was a Director on the Board of Land and Water Australia 2002-05. His research includes the economics of land and water conservation; environmental policy; farmer adoption of new practices; risk; and economics of farming systems. His research has been published in seven books and 200 journal articles and book chapters, and has been recognised with awards from the USA, Australia, Canada and the UK, including the 2009 ARC Eureka Prize for Interdisciplinary Research. He collaborates with a wide variety of environmental and natural resource management organisations to help them improve their planning and prioritisation.

Roles and responsibilities

Director, Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy


Environmental, resource and agricultural economics
Management of natural resources and the environment
Environmental policy
Adoption and diffusion of innovations
Bioeconomic modelling
Risk and uncertainty
Evaluation and prioritisation of research
Mathematical programming techniques
Economics of interated weed management
Dryland salinity

Current projects

Teaching overview

Environmental Economics 1 (ECON1120)
International Agriculture: Research and Development (AGRI5545)
International Fieldwork in Agribusiness (AGRI2299)
Environmental Policy and Planning (GEOG3303)


  • Environmental economics
  • Environmental policy
  • Natural resource economics
  • Natural resource management
  • Ecological economics
  • Adoption of agricultural innovations
  • Bioeconomic modelling
  • Economics of threatened species management
  • Economics of bushfires and natural hazards
  • Dryland salinity economics and policy
  • Risk management
  • Sustainable farming systems
  • Farming system economics
  • Economics of weed management
  • Agricultural economics

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Projects 1995 2021

Research Output 1992 2018

1 Citations

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

3 Citations

Opportunities and Challenges for Big Data in Agricultural and Environmental Analysis

Weersink, A., Fraser, E., Pannell, D., Duncan, E. & Rotz, S., 5 Oct 2018, In : Annual Review of Resource Economics. 10, p. 19-37 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Environmental analysis

Policy-oriented environmental research: What is it worth?

Pannell, D. J., Alston, J. M., Jeffrey, S., Buckley, Y. M., Vesk, P., Rhodes, J. R., McDonald-Madden, E., Nally, S., Goucher, G. & Thamo, T., 1 Aug 2018, In : Environmental Science and Policy. 86, p. 64-71 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

environmental research
research policy
economic model
economic theory
23 Citations

Climate change and loss, as if people mattered: values, places, and experiences

Tschakert, P., Barnett, J., Ellis, N., Lawrence, C., Tuana, N., New, M., Elrick-Barr, C., Pandit, R. & Pannell, D., 2017, In : Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: WIREs Climate Change. 8, 5, 19 p., e476.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

6 Citations

Climate change impacts and farm-level adaptation: Economic analysis of a mixed cropping–livestock system

Thamo, T., Addai, D., Pannell, D. J., Robertson, M. J., Thomas, D. T. & Young, J. M., 1 Jan 2017, In : Agricultural Systems. 150, p. 99-108 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mixed cropping
economic analysis
climate change