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Research Thesis Topic

An Economic Cost-Benefit Analyses of Cluster Fencing in Livestock Production Lands


Topic ID
287

Thesis Topic/Title
An Economic Cost-Benefit Analyses of Cluster Fencing in Livestock Production Lands

Description

Substantial private and public investments have been made into constructing pest-proof netting fences (‘cluster fences’) around multiple grazing properties in western Queensland. Effective control of many vertebrate pests (e.g. wild dogs, kangaroos, feral pigs and feral goats) is now possible across large areas, offering widespread and substantial benefits to agriculture and the environment. Broad-scale monitoring of these investments is limited to recording livestock production, pest control activity and qualitative environmental assessments. However, there has been only limited assessment of the economic costs and benefits of these investments. Using a combination of empirical data and modelling, this project seeks to quantify the economic costs and benefits of cluster fencing to livestock producers, livestock industries, and local, state and Commonwealth governments.


Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • Institute for Agriculture and the Environment

Field of Research
  • Animal Production
  • Applied Economics
  • Banking, Finance and Investment
  • Other Economics

Available Academic Programs

Application Open Date
30/08/2017

Application Close Date
30/08/2020

USQ Scholarship Applications

Pre-approved for Ethics
Not Applicable

Admission Requirements

Please review the admission requirements for the academic program associated with this Thesis Topic

Travel to remote areas is required.




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