About

Marina Farr completed her PhD in Economics in November 2013 at James Cook University. Her research project titled ‘Estimating the demand for and economic value of ‘fish’ in the recreational fishing and tourism sectors: general methodological issues and empirical findings relevant tothe Great Barrier Reef’. Her research interests include natural resource economics and management, environmental economics, non-market valuation techniques, tourism economics and recreational fisheries. Marina is currently involved in the research projects looking at the relative social and economic values of residents and tourists in the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics World Heritage Areas and the economic costs associated with macro-algae productions.

Current and recent research projects involved in include:

  • Harnessing the science of social marketing & behaviour change for improved water quality in the Great Barrier Reef: An action research project (2016-2018)
  • Multiple benefits & knowledge systems of Indigenous Land Management Projects/Programs (ILMPs) - Economic perspectives (2016-2018)
  • Research priorities for Indigenous Protected Areas across Northern Australia (2015)                      
  • Review of integrated models, frameworks and decision support tools to guide management and planning in Northern Australia (2015)
  • Niugini Black Bass Research - Economic impact of sport fishing business in remote areas of PNG (2015)
  • Socio-economic systems and reef resilience  (2012-2014) 
  • Social and economic values of residents and tourists in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area  (2012-2014)                                                                                                      
  • Searching for cost-effective methods of achieving key biodiversity outcomes in Northern Australia: are there economies of scale or scope?   (2012-2014)
Interests
Research
  • natural resource economics and management, environmental economics, non-market valuation techniques, tourism economics and recreational fisheries
Research Disciplines
Honours
Awards
  • 2010 to 2013 - JCU PhD Scholarship
  • 2010 to 2013 - • School of Business PhD Funding Scheme, James Cook University
Publications

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Department of the Environment and Energy - National Environmental Science Programme (NESP) - Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub

Multiple benefits and knowledge systems of Indigenous Land Management Programs (ILMPs) - Economic perspective

Indicative Funding
$490,800 over 4 years (administered by CDU)
Summary
In addition to creating environmental benefits Indigenous land management programs (ILMPs) generate significant social and economic benefits (henceforth co-benefits). But few of those co-benefits have been quantified or compared across ILMPs. Consequently, under or over investments in some ILMPs could arise. When making investment decisions, governments and others require multiple lines of evidence to help them determine if their investments represent `value for money?. This project will thus provide quantified, comparable data about the co-benefits of various ILMPs ? information that will help ensure more and/or better targeted investments in ILMPs.
Investigators
Natalie Stoeckl, Michelle Esparon, Daniel Grainger, Silva Larson and Marina Farr (College of Business and Law & Governance)
Keywords
Indigenous land management; Knowledge Transfer; Indigenous enterprises; Indigenous impact investments; Indigenous protected areas; Economic Impact

Department of the Environment and Energy - National Environmental Science Program (NESP) - Tropical Water Quality Hub (TWQ Hub)

Harnessing the science of social marketing and behaviour change for improved water quality in the GBR: an action research project

Indicative Funding
$480,000 over 3 years
Summary
Working in partnership with staff from the Australian Government's DOtE, DSITI and DEHP, this project will use data collected from land managers and elsewhere to critically evaluate the way water quality improvement programmes are 'marketed'. It will use insights from those evaluations to inform the reconfiguration of marketing and engagement strategies associated with programmes scheduled for roll-out during 2017, demonstrating methods for monitoring and assessing the extent to which these different programmes and changed strategies improve adoption and alter behaviours.
Investigators
Lynne Eagle, Natalie Stoeckl and Marina Farr in collaboration with Michelle Esparon, Meryl Churchill and Rachel Hay (College of Business and Law & Governance)
Keywords
Water Quality; Great Barrier Reef; land managers; Behaviour Change; Social Marketing; assessing impact
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  • 5+ collaborations
  • 4 collaborations
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  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
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