Climate change in Western Australian agriculture: a bioeconomic and policy analysis

Tas Thamo

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    Modelling techniques were used to consider the impacts and policy aspects of climate change at the farm-level and the potential for carbon sequestration through the adoption of different land-management practices, using the Western Australian Wheatbelt region as a case-study. Benefits of adaptation were considerable. However, results suggest substantial reductions in profitability if the predicted warming and drying trend translates into large temperature increases and/or rainfall reductions. Production (crop yield) was less sensitive to climate change than profit. The potential for agriculture in the region to provide low-cost mitigation seems limited, particularly from soil carbon.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    • Kragt, Marit, Supervisor
    • Pannell, David, Supervisor
    • Kingwell, Ross, Supervisor
    • Polyakov, Maksym, Supervisor
    Award date25 Jan 2017
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2017


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