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Dr Katrina Davis

Dr Katrina Davis

Research Fellow (LEEP)

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Dr Katrina Davis is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Land, Environment, Economics & Policy Institute at the University of Exeter. She is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, University of Western Australia, and a Visiting Scholar with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science at the University of Oxford. Her research investigates optimal natural-resource decisions to maximise ecosystem service flows. Currently, her research focuses on how non-market values can be incorporated into bioeconomic production models, integrated land-sea management, and managing conflict between fisheries and marine mammals.

Nationality: British and Australian

Qualifications

PhD, BSc (First Class Honours), BA

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Research interests

  • Bioeonomic modelling
  • Non-market valuation
  • Value of information
  • Economic assessment of ecosystem services 

Katrina’s research concerns optimal use of natural resources to maximise the productivity of human and ecological systems. Her work combines bio-economic modelling, non-market valuation and optimisation approaches. Katrina’s topical interests include value of information, optimal marine management, assessing the economic value of ecosystem services, integrated land-sea modelling and theoretical work exploring how to treat choice-consistency in discrete choice analysis.

Research projects

Current research projects under the South West Partnership for Environmental and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP)

  • Assessment of the economic impacts of managed realignment in North Devon
  • Integrated land sea modelling: land use change and shellfish productivity
  • Estimating the value of saltmarsh to commercial and recreational fisheries catch. Masters Supervision: Hannah McCormick
  • Planning for coastal restoration under future climate change scenarios. PhD supervision: Phoebe Steward-Sinclair

Selected other projects

  • Estimating the economic and ecological costs of fisher-sea lion interactions in Chile and Peru
  • Valuation approaches to incorporate complexity in the marine environment
  • Behavioural approaches to boost participation in land use change programs
  • Trading off between marine habitat protection and commercial and recreational fisheries benefits in South-East Queensland
  • Incorporating non-market values for marine ecological features into bioeconomic models 

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

McGowan J, Bode M, Holden MH, Davis K, Krueck NC, Beger M, Yates KL, Possingham HP (2018). Ocean zoning within a sparing versus sharing framework. Theoretical Ecology, 11(2), 245-254. DOI.
Law EA, Bennett NJ, Ives CD, Friedman R, Davis KJ, Archibald C, Wilson KA (2017). Equity trade-offs in conservation decision making. Conservation Biology, 32(2), 294-303. DOI.
Law EA, Ferraro PJ, Arcese P, Bryan BA, Davis K, Gordon A, Holden MH, Iacona G, Marcos Martinez R, McAlpine CA, et al (2017). Projecting the performance of conservation interventions. Biological Conservation, 215, 142-151. DOI.
Davis KJ, Kragt ME, Gelcich S, Burton M, Schilizzi S, Pannell DJ (2015). Why are Fishers not Enforcing Their Marine User Rights?. Environmental and Resource Economics, 67(4), 661-681. DOI.
Davis K, Kragt M, Gelcich S, Schilizzi S, Pannell D (2014). Accounting for enforcement costs in the spatial allocation of marine zones. Conservation Biology, 29(1), 226-237. DOI.

Publications by year


2018

McGowan J, Bode M, Holden MH, Davis K, Krueck NC, Beger M, Yates KL, Possingham HP (2018). Ocean zoning within a sparing versus sharing framework. Theoretical Ecology, 11(2), 245-254. DOI.

2017

Law EA, Bennett NJ, Ives CD, Friedman R, Davis KJ, Archibald C, Wilson KA (2017). Equity trade-offs in conservation decision making. Conservation Biology, 32(2), 294-303. DOI.
Law EA, Ferraro PJ, Arcese P, Bryan BA, Davis K, Gordon A, Holden MH, Iacona G, Marcos Martinez R, McAlpine CA, et al (2017). Projecting the performance of conservation interventions. Biological Conservation, 215, 142-151. DOI.

2015

Davis KJ, Kragt ME, Gelcich S, Burton M, Schilizzi S, Pannell DJ (2015). Why are Fishers not Enforcing Their Marine User Rights?. Environmental and Resource Economics, 67(4), 661-681. DOI.

2014

Davis K, Kragt M, Gelcich S, Schilizzi S, Pannell D (2014). Accounting for enforcement costs in the spatial allocation of marine zones. Conservation Biology, 29(1), 226-237. DOI.

Awards and Honours

Selected awards and honours

  • ‘Postgraduate Thesis Award’, best postgraduate thesis, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, 2017
  • ‘Best Work Accepted for Publication’, Postgraduate Research, University of Western Australia, 2015
  • ‘Quality of Research Communication Award’, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, 2015
  • ‘Western Australian Marine Science Postgraduate Award’, UNESCO IOC Perth Program Office/IMarEST, 2013

External positions

  • Adjunct Research Fellow, University of Queensland
  • Visiting Scholar, Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science, University of Oxford
  • Adjunct Research Fellow, University of Western Australia

Invited lectures

Selected invited lectures

  • ‘Eliciting values for complex marine ecological features: an integrated choice experiment’. UiT, Arctic University of Norway, Tromso, Norway, 2018
  • ‘Complex goods: community preferences for the marine environment’. Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 2017
  • ‘Improving marine management by accounting for spatial heterogeneity in management costs and stakeholder preferences’. Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom, 2017
  • ‘Why is enforcement hard in small-scale fisheries?’ University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2017
  • ‘La importancia de resolver la incertidumbre en sistemas socio-ecológicos’ (in Spanish). National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, 2017
  • ‘The value of information in social-ecological systems’. Arizona State University, Phoenix, United States, 2016
  • ‘Problems in reporting scale heterogeneity models’. Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of New England, Armidale, Australia, 2016