Being interested in natural resources, I studied forest management at the National Agricultural University in Ukraine. After eight years of working in forest management planning, I pursued my doctorate degree in applied economics at Auburn University in the US. Prior to coming to UWA, I had postdoctoral positions at Auburn University and NCSU studying anthropogenic effects on diversity of forest trees; impact of property tax policy, urbanization, and markets on land use change; and analysing harvest behaviour of private forest owners. I am interested in the integration of ecology and economics to better understand the choices humans make concerning natural resources and consequences of these choices for the environment.
2016. CRC for Water Sensitive Cities ex National University of Singapore, “Economic Evaluation of ABC Waters Design Features Implemented by the Private Sector & Public Agencies”. $129,570
Sayed Iftekhar, David Pannell, James Fogarty and Maksym Polyakov
2010. UWA Research Development Award Scheme “The Value of Urban Trees in the Perth Metropolitan Area: A hedonistic Analysis of Home Sale Prices.” $24,178. Ram Pandit, Maksym Polyakov, and Rohan Sadler.
2007. National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc. (NCASI), Research Triangle Park, NC. “Quantitative Assessment of Land Resources Currently and Potentially Available for Tree Plantations in the U.S. South.” $20,000. Daowei Zhang and Maksym Polyakov.
2008 Research Associate, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, North Carolina State University
2005–2007 Research Fellow, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University
Optimal revegetation of agricultural land for biodiversity http://www.are.uwa.edu.au/research/projects/optimal-revegetation-of-land
Valuing environmental assets in rural landscapes http://www.are.uwa.edu.au/research/projects/valuing-environmental-assets-in-rural-landscapes
Values of trees and green space in Perth http://www.are.uwa.edu.au/research/projects/trees-and-property-value-in-Perth
Water Sensitive Cities: economic modelling and analysis http://www.are.uwa.edu.au/research/projects/water-sensitive-cities
Comparing strategies for investing in biodiversity http://www.are.uwa.edu.au/research/projects/comparing-strategies-for-investing-in-biodiversity
SCIE3367. Decision Tools for NRM
Economics of land use change
Economics of ecological restoration
Spatially explicit bio-economic modelling
Valuation of ecosystem services
Economics of urban public open space
Economics of water sensitive urban design