The future of the rangelands: non-market values in the remote Kimberley rangelands

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Abstract

This thesis aims to measure the values and preferences that Australians hold for different land-uses and management of remote rangelands in the Kimberley, in northern Western Australia. Kimberley rangelands, and rangelands globally, face serious challenges to sustainable development from climate change, environmental degradation, and competing interests for land use. This thesis comprises of four papers on general rangelands values, non-market values held by Australian travellers and residents, and a comparison of different value frameworks. The findings highlight the conservation and recreation value of the Kimberley, while acknowledging the methodological challenges associated with non-market valuation in remote regions.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Kragt, Marit, Supervisor
  • Burton, Michael, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date9 Jun 2023
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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