Dr Addison is a social-ecological systems scientist, and lecturer. Her current research interests include environmental/social and economic trade-offs in development, development futures, resource institutions, the livelihood/conservation nexus, off-reserve conservation and strategies for managing variability and uncertainty. With colleagues, she is working on a number of projects across northern Australia that are examining the potential benefits and trade-offs of different development models, and is also involved in an international research for development project in Mongolia and China. Previously, Jane worked as a consultant plant ecologist in the private and NGO sector, where she advised on land management and environmental impact assessments to a range of clients across northern and central Australia, and internationally.

Jane is a Fellow of The Cairns Institute, and Deputy-Director of the Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science.

  • EV3110: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • EV3200: Natural Resource Management (Level 3; TSV)
  • EV5110: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • EV5200: Natural Resource Management (Level 5; TSV)
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  • Addison J, Lkhagvadorj E, Dorjburegdaa L, Bao Z and Ping L (2020) Herders as agents of change. In: Common Grasslands in Asia: a comparative analysis of Chinese and Mongolian grasslands. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham, Glos, UK, pp. 120-145
  • Addison J, Brown C, Lkhagvadorj E, Zhang J, Waldron S, Bao Z and Duinkherjav B (2020) Institutions and macrodevelopments. In: Common Grasslands in Asia: a comparative analysis of Chinese and Mongolian grasslands. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham, Glos, UK, pp. 12-47
  • Brown C, Bennett J, Quanghua Q, Dorjburegdaa L, Addison J, Gombosuren U, Kemp D, Guodong H, Behrendt K and Ping L (2020) Strengthening policy incentives. In: Common Grasslands in Asia: a comparative analysis of Chinese and Mongolian grasslands. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham, Glos, UK, pp. 165-174
  • Kemp D, Guodong H, Ping L, Zhongwu W, Mengli Z, Gombosuren U, Jargalsaihan G, Yingjun Z, Xiangyang H and Addison J (2020) Grassland livestock systems. In: Common Grasslands in Asia: a comparative analysis of Chinese and Mongolian grasslands. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham, Glos, UK, pp. 48-77
  • Butler J, Darbas T, Addison J, Bohensky E, Carter L, Cosijin M, Maru Y, Stone-Jovicich S, Williams L and Rodrigues L (2017) A hierarchy of needs for achieving impact in international research for development. In: Social Science and Sustainability. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 109-129

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 29+ research outputs authored by Dr Jane Addison from 2012 onwards.

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ACIAR - Research Grant

Strengthening incentives for improved grassland management in China and Mongolia

Indicative Funding
$154,882 over 3 years (administered by UQ)
The aim of the project is to improve grassland management practices and pastoral livestock systems in China and Mongolia through research into the incentives driving these systems and the design of incentive based policies. Within this overall aim, there are three main objectives: (a) to design more efficient incentive schemes for improved grassland and livestock management in China; (b) to design more efficient incentives for improved livelihoods and grassland condition in Mongolia; and (c) to facilitate linkages between China and Mongolia for improving grassland management.
Colin Brown, David Kemp, Jane Addison, Jeff Bennett, Scott Waldron, Karl Behrendt and Taro Takahashi in collaboration with Han Guodong, Batsukh Binderiya and Lkhamsuren Bolor-Erdene (The University of Queensland, Charles Sturt University, College of Business, Law & Governance, Australian National University, University of Tokyo, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Ministry of Food and Agriculture and Mongolian University of Life Sciences)
Incentives; Devopment; Social-ecological systems; Agriculture; Policy

Department of the Environment and Energy - Contract Research

Scoping of Options for the Mid-Term Review of the Reef 2050 Plan

Indicative Funding
$38,334 (administered by CSIRO)
The Department of the Environment and Energy (DotEE) is seeking services to scope options for the upcoming, planned 2018 mid-term review of Reef 2050 Plan which is the overarching framework for protecting and managing the Reef until 2050. A consortium consisting of key leaders and experts from CSIRO, the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences (AIMS) and JCU, complemented with specialist expertise from an independent consultant, Eberhard Consulting has been established to conduct the review.
Allan Dale, Diane Jarvis, Jane Addison and Nerida Horner (Cairns Institute, College of Business, Law & Governance and Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation)
Reef 2050 Plan; Great Barrier Reef; Reef Water Qality Protection Plan; Ecosystem Values; Water Quality; Human Dimenisons of GBR

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Sustainability of the elephant ivory trade inThailand: Demand, supply and control (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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