Veronique Florec

Dr

  • The University of Western Australia (M087), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Veronique is a research economist at the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy (University of Western Australia). Her research focuses on improving the management of our natural environment through multidisciplinary projects that combine social, environmental and economic information. She uses integrated bio-economic modelling to evaluate the impact of different land management strategies on people and the environment. She completed her PhD in 2016, in which she applied economic analysis to prescribed burning in the south-west of Western Australia. Veronique currently leads a project that focuses on applying economic analysis to the management of natural hazards to help decision makers get better value for money from public investments in hazard mitigation. Her research contributes to the development of tools that improve the management of our natural resources and reduce the risk of natural hazards to humans and the environment.

Roles and responsibilities

Project Leader of a BNHCRC-funded project titled "Economics of Natural Hazards." See details of the project here.

Research interests

Mitigation of natural hazards, conservation, climate change, natural hazard impacts, community protection, investments in mitigation vs expenditures in response and recovery, natural resources management, plastic pollution, mitigation of plastic pollution in the ocean.

Research expertise keywords

  • Natural hazards
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Environmental and social impacts of natural hazards
  • Conservation
  • Climate change
  • Natural resource management
  • Economics of mitigation policies
  • Policy evaluation
  • Bio-economic modelling
  • Evaluation of natural hazard policies
  • Impact Assessment
  • Decision Making
  • Decision support systems
  • Economic tools
  • Applied economics
  • Prescribed burning
  • land-use and land-management
  • Land use change and impacts
  • Risk management
  • Bushfire management
  • Plastic pollution
  • Mitigation plastic pollution in the ocean
  • Suppression costs
  • Mitigation vs Response and Recovery

Industry keywords

  • Environmental
  • Government
  • Oceans

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