Dr Katrina Davis

BSc PhD Western Australia
Associate Professor, Fellow and Tutor in Zoology

Academic subject(s):

  • Core subject: Conservation Biology
  • Teaching: Undergraduate courses in conservation biology, marine biology, quantitative methods, and environmental economics 
  • Research: My research identifies optimal use of natural resources to maximise the productivity of ecological and social systems. My work combines bio-economic and demographic modelling, non-market valuation and optimisation approaches. My current research (1) assesses the drivers and dynamics of marine human-wildlife conflict; (2) quantifies trade-offs in ecosystem services generated by different marine activities; (3) identifies optimal marine spatial planning among marine protected areas and managed fishery systems, and (4) investigates methodological advances in discrete choice experiments.

I hold Adjunct Research Fellow positions at the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions at the University of Queensland, and at the UWA School of Agriculture and the Oceans Institute at the University of Western Australia.

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