Matthew Tonts

Professor, BA E.Cowan, PhD Curtin

  • The University of Western Australia (M213), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 1440 Citations
  • 21 h-Index
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Research Output 2001 2019

2019
1 Citation (Scopus)

The neoliberal countryside

Tonts, M. & Horsley, J., 28 Jan 2019, The Routledge companion to rural planning. Scott, M., Gallent, N. & Gkartzios, M. (eds.). 1 ed. Oxon: Routledge, p. 114-124 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

neoliberalism
economics
market
logic
economic development
2018

Challenges in measuring the local and regional contributions of mining: Lessons from case studies in Rwanda, Zambia, and Ghana

Horsley, J., Ahmad, S. & Tonts, M., 1 Jan 2018, Africa's Mineral Fortune: The Science and Politics of Mining and Sustainable Development. Ali, S. H., Sturman, K. & Collins, N. (eds.). USA: Routledge, p. 86-118 33 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

small scale mining
regional economy
benchmarking
local economy
limiting factor
2 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Gold mines
social impact
economic impact
gold
Vietnam
2 Citations (Scopus)

Indicators of mining in development: A Q‐methodology investigation of two gold mines in Quang Nam province, Vietnam

Nguyen, B. N., Boruff, B. & Tonts, M., 1 Aug 2018, In : Resources Policy. 57, p. 147-155 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gold mine
gold
Vietnam
commune
living standard
7 Citations (Scopus)

Sustainable rural economies, evolutionary dynamics and regional policy

Plummer, P., Tonts, M. & Argent, N., Jan 2018, In : Applied Geography. 90, p. 308-320 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

The global commodities boom and the reshaping of regional economies: the Australian experience

Ellem, B. & Tonts, M., 2018, In : Australian Geographer. 49, 3, p. 383-395 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

regional economy
commodity
economic goods
political discourse
natural gas

‘Global restructuring’ two decades on: Australia’s relational economy in the twenty-first century

Martinus, K., Sigler, T. J., O’Neill, P. & Tonts, M., 3 Jul 2018, In : Australian Geographer. 49, 3, p. 341-348 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

twenty first century
twenty-first century
economic geography
restructuring
economy
2017
3 Citations (Scopus)

Mining, development and well-being in Vietnam: A comparative analysis

Nguyen, N. B., Boruff, B. & Tonts, M., 1 Jul 2017, In : Extractive Industries and Society. 4, 3, p. 564-575 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vietnam
well-being
economics
unemployment
livelihood
2016
27 Downloads (Pure)

Committee for Perth: a decade of positive impact

Martinus, K., Tonts, M., Thu, P., Fulker, M., Davis, G., Harford-Mills, G., Maginn, P. & Atkins, M., 2016, Perth, Australia: Committee for Perth. 40 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther output

7 Citations (Scopus)
aging population
temporal analysis
spatial analysis
matrix
trend
4 Citations (Scopus)
office location
spatial analysis
economic activity
suburbanization
land use
1 Citation (Scopus)

Reshaping Rural Communities ‘at a Distance’: The Resource Boom, FIFO and Non-mining Towns

Chapman, R., Tonts, M. & Plummer, P., 2016, Labour Force Mobility in the Australian Resources Industry: Socio-Economic and Regional Impacts. Haslam-McKenzie, F. (ed.). Singapore: Springer, p. 59-80 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

rural community
town
resident
resources
worker
11 Citations (Scopus)
water management
sensitivity analysis
hydrology
learning
water resource
2 Citations (Scopus)
14 Downloads (Pure)

The Resource 'Super-Cycle' and Australia's Remote Cities

Tonts, M., Plummer, P. & Haslam McKenzie, F., 2016, In : Built Environment. 42, 1, p. 174-188 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

resource
resources
resource development
immigration
commodity
2015
16 Citations (Scopus)
18 Downloads (Pure)
labor migration
international migration
trade policy
policy reform
agricultural policy
11 Citations (Scopus)

Exploring perceptions of the impacts of resource development: A Q-methodology study

Chapman, R., Tonts, M. & Plummer, P., 2015, In : Extractive Industries and Society. 2, 3, p. 540-551

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

resource development
methodology
town
resource
resources
38 Downloads (Pure)

Fremantle as a re-connected city: a FACTBase special report

Tonts, M., Martinus, K., Huddleston, V. & Davis, G., 2015, Perth: Committee for Perth. 70 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther output

1 Citation (Scopus)
agricultural extension
agricultural research
growers
farmers
industry
6 Citations (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)
path dependence
economic geography
economy
resource
econometrics
18 Citations (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)

Powering the world city system: energy industry networks and interurban connectivity

Martinus, K. & Tonts, M., 2015, In : Environment and Planning A. 47, 7, p. 1502-1520

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

energy industry
world city
connectivity
power relations
network analysis
26 Citations (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)

Strategic globalizing centers and sub-network geometries: A social network analysis of multi-scalar energy networks

Martinus, K., Sigler, T. J., Searle, G. & Tonts, M., 2015, In : Geoforum. 64, p. 78-89

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

network analysis
social network
mathematics
energy
globalization
2 Citations (Scopus)
farming system
community
performance
Group
farmer
20 Citations (Scopus)

Sustainable livelihoods and indicators for regional development in mining economies

Horsley, J., Prout, S., Tonts, M. & Ali, S. H., 2015, In : Extractive Industries and Society. 2, 2, p. 368-380

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

regional development
livelihood
economy
rural development
environmental factors
24 Citations (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)

The resource boom and socio-economic well-being in Australian resource towns: A temporal and spatial analysis

Chapman, R., Plummer, P. & Tonts, M., 2015, In : Urban Geography. 36, 5, p. 629-653

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

temporal analysis
spatial analysis
town
well-being
small town
2014
82 Citations (Scopus)

A prototype framework for models of socio-hydrology: Identification of key feedback loops and parameterisation approach

Elshafei, Y., Sivapalan, M., Tonts, M. & Hipsey, M., 2014, In : Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 18, 6, p. 2141-2166

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
parameterization
hydrology
catchment
conceptual framework
agricultural catchment
32 Citations (Scopus)
12 Downloads (Pure)
path dependence
rural economy
economic geography
local economy
econometrics
1 Citation (Scopus)

Rural Migration, Agrarian Change, and Institutional Dynamics: Perspectives from the majority world

Argent, N. M., Tonts, M. & Stockdale, A., 2014, In : POPULATION SPACE AND PLACE. 20, 4, p. 299-302

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

agrarian change
institutional change
industrialization
economic development
migration
27 Citations (Scopus)
13 Downloads (Pure)

The Amenity Principle, Internal Migration, and Rural Development in Australia

Argent, N. M., Tonts, M., Jones, R. N. & Holmes, J. H., 2014, In : Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 104, 2, p. 305-318

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

internal migration
amenity
rural development
migration
land market
9 Citations (Scopus)
labor migration
farming system
loess
plateau
migration
2013
26 Citations (Scopus)

A creativity-led rural renaissance? Amenity-led migration, the creative turn and the uneven development of rural Australia

Argent, N. M., Tonts, M., Jones, R. N. & Holmes, J. H., 2013, In : Applied Geography. 44, p. 88-98

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

uneven development
rural development
amenity
Renaissance
creativity

Agriculture in Chains: Farms, Firms, and Contracts

Taylor, M. & Tonts, M., 2013, Regional Resilience, Economy and Society. Tamásy, C. & Diez, J. R. (eds.). England: Ashgate Publishing Limited, p. 33-51 (The Dynamics of Economic Space).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

16 Citations (Scopus)
regional unemployment
unemployment
economic geography
geography
path dependence
8 Citations (Scopus)

Geographical Political Economy, Dirt Research and the Pilbara

Plummer, P. & Tonts, M., 2013, In : Australian Geographer. 44, 3, p. 223-226

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Income Growth and Employment in the Pilbara: an evolutionary analysis, 1980-2010

Plummer, P. & Tonts, M., 2013, In : Australian Geographer. 44, 3, p. 227-241

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

resource economy
income
economy
economic geography
econometrics

Perth as a globally connected city: a FACTBase Special Report

Martinus, K. & Tonts, M., 2013, Western Australia: Committee for Perth. 34 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther output

41 Citations (Scopus)
mineral resources
unemployment
energy resources
staples
mineral resource
9 Citations (Scopus)

Self-help group in Indian agriculture: A case study of farmer groups in Punjab, northern India

Kalra, R. K., Anil, B., Tonts, M. & Siddique, K., 2013, In : Journal of Sustainable Agriculture. 37, p. 509-530

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

The Shifting Geography of Corporate Headquarters in Australia: A Longitudinal Analysis

Tonts, M. & Taylor, M., 2013, In : Regional Studies. 47, 9, p. 1507-1522

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

geography
urban system
restructuring
analysis
city
2012
36 Citations (Scopus)

Evolutionary Perspectives on Rural Australia

Tonts, M., Argent, N. & Plummer, P., 2012, In : Geographical Research. 50, 3, p. 291-303

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Downloads (Pure)

Perth as a global minerals and energy resources hub: a FACTBase special report

Tonts, M., Huddleston, V., Maginn, P., Huddleston, P. & Wetzstein, S., Nov 2012, Perth, Australia: The University of Western Australia. 60 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther output

62 Citations (Scopus)

Socio-economic wellbeing in Australian mining towns: A comparative analysis

Tonts, M., Plummer, P. & Lawrie, M., 2012, In : Journal of Rural Studies. 2011, p. 1-14

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2011

Amenity-led migration in rural Australia: a new driver of local demographic and environmental change?

Argent, N., Tonts, M., Jones, R. & Holmes, J., 2011, Demographic Change in Australia's Rural Landscapes: Implications for Society and the Environment. Luck, G. W., Race, D. & Black, R. (eds.). Netherlands: Springer, Vol. 12. p. 23-44 (Lanscape series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

101 Citations (Scopus)

Boomtowns, Resource Dependence and Socio-economic Well-being

Lawrie, M., Tonts, M. & Plummer, P., 2011, In : Australian Geographer. 42, 2, p. 139-164

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Central Coast Employment Strategy 2011

Hatch, J. & Tonts, M., 2011, Western Australia: Wheatbelt Development Commission. 109 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther output

Closer settlement revisited at Kendenup, Western Australia: a historical geography

Selwood, J., Tonts, M. & Jones, R., 2011, In : Prairie Perspectives: Geographical Essays. 14, p. 34-44

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Globalisation, agriculture and development: perspectives from the Asia-Pacific

Tonts, M. & Siddique, A., 2011, Globalisation, agriculture and development: perspectives from the Asia-Pacific. Tonts, M. & Siddique, M. A. B. (eds.). United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 1-6

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Globalisation, Agriculture and Development: Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific

Tonts, M. & Siddique, A., 2011, Cheltenham, UK, Northampton, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book/Anthology