• AARES Webinar Program

 

AARES has run an occasional webinar program since 2012. The following are selected examples.  Each webinar description below has a "Webinar flyer" icon, which if opened, provides an abstract and speaker biography.  After you've reviewed this information for the webinars, click on your selection, either on the Webinar title or on the "Watch Recording" link below, to register and watch. Each Webinar is hosted by Rod McInnes, Manager Promotion and Development, AARES Federal Council (2012-2019) and presented with slides by a guest speaker.
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A test of Gossen’s law with New Zealand deer hunters

Presented by:       Geoff Kerr, Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Lincoln, New Zealand Red deer

Hosted by:       New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (NZARES) with AARES Federal Council 
Date:               Tuesday 25 June 2019
Time:               1:00pm NZST, 11:00am AEST, 9:00am AWST
Venue:            University of Lincoln, New Zealand  
Webinar link:   Watch recording 
Webinar flyer: (Right click and select "Open Image in New Window/Tab" or "View image") 
Speaker: Geoff Kerr is professor of environmental economics at Lincoln University and deputy chair of the New Zealand Game Animal Council. Geoff undertook some of the earliest non-market valuation research in New Zealand. He has been a prominent advocate for non-market valuation, and is responsible for a large number of New Zealand applications. 

The webinar was prompted by a contributed paper presentation at the 2018 NZARES Conference www.nzares.org.nz entitled Efficient deer allocation: A field test of Gossen’s law on Thursday 30th August in Rotorua. Geoff was awarded Best Paper at the Conference. The source material for Geoff's contribution was from a past research report:

Kerr, Geoff (2017)  Big game hunting satisfaction: A test of diminishing marginal satisfaction of harvest, Land Environment and People Research Report No. 45 2017 ISBN 978-0-86476-412-6, Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand. 
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How has the Basin Plan contributed to social and economic conditions of communities in the Murray Darling Basin?


Presented by:       Dr. Phil Townsend, Murray-Darling Basin Authority  

Hosted by:       MDBA with AARES Federal Council 
Date:               12 September 2018
Venue:            MDBA, Canberra, ACT  
Webinar link:   Watch Recording
 Dr Phil Townsend has worked at the MDBA for over 8 years in the Social and Economic space. His policy analysis experience spans agriculture, climate change, water, tax, industry and community development policy settings. Most recent work for the Authority has focussed on understanding the effects of the Basin Plan on industries and communities. The webinar was prompted by research by MDBA. The source material for Phil's contribution was from a series of his papers.
Relevant papers by MDBA and AARES members in this area include: 

MDBA (2018) Understanding change in Basin communities How to interpret the indicators of social and economic condition
University of New England (2018) Final Review Report for the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA): An Independent Review of the Southern Basin Community Modelling Approach, Armidale, July.  
Grafton & Wheeler (2018) Economics of Water Recovery in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia Annual Review of Resource Economics Vol. 10:487-510 (Volume publication date October 2018) First published as a Review in Advance on March 9, 2018  


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The distributional implications of farm animal welfare policy

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Presented by:       Dr. Katie Bicknell, University of Lincoln, New Zealand

Hosted by:       New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (NZARES) with AARES Federal Council
Date:               13 December 2017
Venue:            University of Lincoln, New Zealand  
Webinar link:   Watch Recording
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The webinar was prompted by a Panel Session at the 2017 NZARES Conference www.nzares.org.nz on Animal Welfare on 19 October 2017 in Rotorua. The source material for Katie's contribution was from a series of her papers:

Bicknell, Kathryn et al (2011 & 2010) Papers on Economic and Distributional Implications of animal welfare policy, and a multi-criteria analysis of animal welfare policy as presented at the NZARES Conferences for those years. , Ageconsearch, University of Minnesota
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Impact of increasing container ship size on container handling productivity at Australian ports


Presented by:       Dr. Renee Kidson, Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics https://bitre.gov.au

Hosted by:       AARES Federal Council 
Date:               3 December 2015
Venue:            Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics 
Webinar link:   Watch Recording
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The webinar source material is from the conference paper:

Kidson, R, Rutherford, T, Malarz, A, & O'Mahony, S (2015) "Impact of increasing container ship size on container handling productivity at Australian ports", Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF), 37th, 2015, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia September, in “Informing transport's future through practical research: 37th Australasian Transport Research Forum, 30 September to 2 October 2015, Sydney, New South Wales
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Climate change impacts and adaptation options in Central West NSW


Presented by:       Kim Broadfoot & Jason Crean, NSW Department of Primary Industry
Hosted by:       AARES Federal Council
Date:               12 November 2015
Venue:            NSW Department of Primary Industry
Webinar link:   Watch Recording
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The webinar source material is from the paper:

Broadfoot KM, Badgery WB, Millar GD (2017) Post-experimental modelling of grazing systems to improve profit and environmental outcomes using AusFarm. Animal Production Science 57, 1849–1858. Crossref

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Cost Effectiveness of Soil Carbon Storage under the Carbon Farming Initiative



Presented by:       Brian Davidson & Professor Bob White, University of Melbourne 
Hosted by:       AARES Federal Council
Date:               12 August 2015
Venue:            The University of Melbourne
Webinar link:   Watch Recording
Slides:             See attached
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The webinar source material is from the conference paper:

“White, Robert E and Davidson, Brian IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science Volume 25 conference 1 2015 IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 25 012004 The cost effectiveness of a policy to store carbon in Australian agricultural soils to abate greenhouse gas emissions http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/25/1/012004
The paper and webinar pertain to the Australian Government Carbon Farming Futures Program (2012-2017)
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Agricultural Competitiveness in Australia:  A look at the issues


Presented by:       Derek Baker, Oscar Cacho & Euan Fleming
Hosted by:   AARES New England Branch and UNE Business School 

Date:            28 March 2014
Venue:        The University of New England
Webinar link:   Watch Recording 
Note: This seminar was hosted and recorded using a different format. Oscar Cacho, President of AARES New England Branch and Geoff Fox, Deputy Chancellor of the University of New England hosted the event. The viewer includes all presentations for the year. Use the slider to move the window to the third last presentation in the viewer, and then click on the presentation to launch it. The paper and webinar pertain to the Issues Paper consultations on the Australian Government Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper.  The seminar resulted in this submission from the UNE Business School. The White Paper was released in the year following this seminar.