Publications

INFFER™ and its components are the subjects of a number of publications, listed below.

Main journal article

If you wish to cite a reference about INFFER, this is the standard one to use:

Pannell, D.J., Roberts, A.M., Park, G., Alexander, J., Curatolo, A. and Marsh, S. (2012). Integrated assessment of public investment in land-use change to protect environmental assets in Australia, Land Use Policy 29(2): 377-387. More information

Practical and theoretical underpinnings of INFFER

INFFER is designed to be practically relevant and theoretically rigorous. This paper explains how:

Pannell, D.J., Roberts, A.M., Park, G. and Alexander, J. (2013). Designing a practical and rigorous framework for comprehensive evaluation and prioritisation of environmental projects, Wildlife Research 40(2), 126-133. More information

Journal article about application of INFFER to a major asset

Roberts, A.M. Pannell, D.J. Doole, G. and Vigiak, O. (2011). Agricultural land management strategies to reduce phosphorus loads in the Gippsland Lakes, Australia, Agricultural Systems 106(1), 11-22. More information

Testing INFFER in Europe

Described the experience of piloting INFFER in Tuscany.

Pacini, G.C., Gabellini, L., Roberts, A.M., Vazzana, C., Park, G. and Pannell, D.J. (2013). Assessing the potential of INFFER to improve the management of agri-environmental assets in Tuscany, Italian Journal of Agronomy 8, e7. DOI: 10.4081/ija.2013.e27 More information

Journal article about INFFER and transaction costs

Describes how considerations of transaction costs have influenced the design of INFFER.

Pannell, D.J., Roberts, A.M., Park, G. and Alexander, J. (2013). Improving environmental decisions: a transaction-costs story, Ecological Economics 88, 244-252. More information

Journal article about the Public: Private Benefits Framework

This is the main article about the PPBF:

Pannell, D.J. (2008). Public benefits, private benefits, and policy intervention for land-use change for environmental benefits, Land Economics 84(2): 225-240. More information

Journal articles about connecting research to environmental policy and management

Roberts, A. and Pannell, D. (2009) Piloting a systematic framework for public investment in regional natural resource management: dryland salinity in Australia, Land Use Policy 26(4): 1001-1010. More information

Pannell, D.J. and Roberts, A.M. (2009). Conducting and delivering integrated research to influence land-use policy: salinity policy in Australia, Environmental Science and Policy 12(8): 1088-1099. More information

Journal article about SIF3, the precursor to INFFER

Ridley, A., and Pannell, D.J. (2005). The role of plants and plant-based R&D in managing dryland salinity in Australia, Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 45: 1341-1355. More information

Other related journal articles

Seymour, E., Pannell, D., Roberts, A., Marsh, S. and Wilkinson, R. (2008). Decision-making by regional bodies for natural resource management in Australia: current processes and capacity gaps, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management 15, 211-221. More information

Pannell, D.J., Marshall, G.R., Barr, N., Curtis, A., Vanclay, F. and Wilkinson, R.(2006). Understanding and promoting adoption of conservation practices by rural landholders. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 46(11): 1407-1424. More information

Pannell, D.J. (2009). Technology change as a policy response to promote changes in land management for environmental benefits, Agricultural Economics 40(1), 95-102. More information

Pannell, D.J. and Wilkinson, R. (2009). Policy mechanism choice for environmental management by non-commercial “lifestyle” rural landholders, Ecological Economics 68: 2679-2687. More information

INFFER Working Papers

Park, G., Roberts, A., Alexander, J., McNamara, L. and Pannell, D. (2012). The quality of resource condition targets in regional natural resource management in Australia, School of Agricultural and Resource Economics Working Paper 1209, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia. Full paper (948K pdf)

Strang, M., Pannell, D., Roberts, A., Park, G., Alexander, J., and Marsh, S. (2010). Introduction to INFFER, INFFER Working Paper 1004, University of Western Australia, Perth. Full paper (89K pdf)

Roberts, A., Pannell, D., Cottingham, P., Doole, G. and Vigiak, O. (2010). Report on the Gippsland Lakes INFFER Analysis, INFFER Working Paper 1003, University of Western Australia. Full paper (287K pdf)

Pannell, D.J. (2010). Broad participation versus targeted investment in environmental programs, INFFER Working Paper 1002, University of Western Australia. Full paper (100K)

Pannell, D.J., Roberts, A.M., Park, G., Curatolo, A. and Marsh, S. (2010). INFFER (Investment Framework For Environmental Resources): Practical and Theoretical Underpinnings, INFFER Working Paper 1001, University of Western Australia. Full paper (107K)

Pannell, D.J., Roberts, A.M., Park, G., Curatolo, A., Marsh, S. and Alexander, J. (2009). INFFER (Investment Framework For Environmental Resources), INFFER Working Paper 0901, University of Western Australia, Perth. Full paper (74K)

Park, G., Pannell, D., Curatolo, A., Roberts, A., Spry, S. and Marsh, S. (2009). Summary of INFFER steps, Working Paper 0902, University of Western Australia, Perth. Full paper (24K)

Pannell, D.J. (2009). The cost of errors in prioritising projects, INFFER Working Paper 0903, University of Western Australia. Full paper (350K)

Pannell, D.J. (2008). Public benefits, private benefits and policy mechanism choice for land-use change: technology change, INFFER Working Paper 0801, University of Western Australia. Full paper (117K pdf file)

Pannell, D.J. and Roberts, A.M. (2008). INFFER: Investment Framework For Environmental Resources, version 1, INFFER Working Paper 0802, University of Western Australia. 4 pager (54K pdf)

Pannell, D.J. and Roberts, A.M. (2008). Conducting and delivering integrated research to influence land-use policy: an Australian case study, INFFER Working Paper 0803, University of Western Australia. Full paper (94K)

Pannell, D.J. (2008). Environmental policy for environmental outcomes, INFFER Working Paper 0804, University of Western Australia, Perth. Full paper (41K)

Pannell, D.J. (2008). Public: private benefits framework version 3, INFFER Working Paper 0805, University of Western Australia. Full paper (140K)

Pannell, D.J. (2008). Experiences with alternative land, water and biodiversity policy approaches in Australia, INFFER Working Paper 0806, University of Western Australia. Full paper (41K html) Published as: Pannell, D.J. (2008). Experiences with alternative land, water and biodiversity policy approaches in Australia, In: Breath of Fresh Air, The Fraser Institute.

Pannell, D.J. and Wilkinson, R. (2008). Policy mechanism choice for environmental management by non-commercial “lifestyle” rural landholders, INFFER Working Paper 0807, University of Western Australia. Full paper (165K pdf)

Roberts, A.M. and Pannell, D.J. (2008). Piloting a systematic framework for public investment in regional natural resource management: dryland salinity in Australia, INFFER Working Paper 0808, University of Western Australia, Perth. Full paper (270K). (submitted to Land Use Policy)

Pannell, D.J. (1997). Sensitivity analysis of normative economic models: Theoretical framework and practical strategies, Agricultural Economics 16: 139-152. Full paper (106K html)

Conference papers related to INFFER

Polyakov, M., Pannell, D. Rowles, A., Park, G. and Roberts, A. (2010). Prioritising investment to enhance biodiversity in an agricultural landscape, Paper presented at the 54th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Adelaide, 10-12 February 2010.

Pannell, D.J., Roberts, A.M., Park, G., Curatolo, A. and Marsh, S. (2010). Practical and Theoretical Underpinnings of INFFER (Investment Framework For Environmental Resources), Paper presented at the 54th Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Adelaide, 10-12 February 2010. Full paper (107K)

Marsh, S.P., Curatolo, A., Pannell, D.J., Park, G., Roberts, A.M., Alexander, J.K. (2010). Changing the direction of environmental investment in Australia: Lessons from implementing INFFER. Contributed paper to the AARES 55th Annual Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, February 8-11 2011. Full paper pdf (152K)

Pannell, D.J. (2009). Making the most of ‘Caring for our Country’, Outlook 2009 conference, Canberra 3-4 March 2009, Full paper (188K pdf) · Original PowerPoint file (522K) · Here is a subsequent PowerPoint file (134K) with suggestions for the program fleshed out

Pannell, D.J. and Ridley, A.M. (2008). Lessons from dryland salinity policy experience in Australia, Proceedings, 2nd International Salinity Forum: Salinity, Water and Society – Global Issues, Local Action, 31 March – 3 April 2008, Adelaide (CD-ROM). Paper (100K)

Ridley, A. and Pannell, D. (2008) Piloting a systematic framework (SIF3) for public investment in regional natural resource management in dryland salinity in Australia, Proceedings, 2nd International Salinity Forum: Salinity, Water and Society – Global Issues, Local Action, 31 March – 3 April 2008, Adelaide (CD-ROM). Paper (49K)

Alexander, J., Ridley, A. and Pannell, D. (2008). Victorian Catchment Management approaches to salinity investment, Proceedings, 2nd International Salinity Forum: Salinity, Water and Society – Global Issues, Local Action, 31 March – 3 April 2008, Adelaide (CD-ROM). Paper (34K)

Park, G., Alexander, J., Ridley, A. and Pannell, D. (2008). Transforming Planning and Practice for Regional Natural Resource Management: Lessons from SIF3 in North Central Victoria, Proceedings, 2nd International Salinity Forum: Salinity, Water and Society – Global Issues, Local Action, 31 March – 3 April 2008, Adelaide (CD-ROM). Paper (45K)

Marsh, S., Seymour, E., Pannell, D., Ridley, A. and Wilkinson (2008) Capacity needs for effective NRM at the regional level: a case study of two catchment organizations, Proceedings, 2nd International Salinity Forum: Salinity, Water and Society – Global Issues, Local Action, 31 March – 3 April 2008, Adelaide (CD-ROM). Paper (32K)

Seymour, E., Pannell, D., Ridley, A., Marsh, S. and Wilkinson, R. (2008). Understanding the capacity of catchment organisations to make decisions about natural resource management in Australia, Proceedings, 2nd International Salinity Forum: Salinity, Water and Society – Global Issues, Local Action, 31 March – 3 April 2008, Adelaide (CD-ROM). Paper (42K)

Beverly, C., Ridley, A., Hocking, M. and Pannell, D. (2008). Protecting high-value assets from salinity in the Avon Richardson catchment, Australia, Proceedings, 2nd International Salinity Forum: Salinity, Water and Society – Global Issues, Local Action, 31 March – 3 April 2008, Adelaide (CD-ROM). Paper (51K)

Wilkinson, R. (2008). Tailoring salinity investment to the social needs of lifestyle landholders, Proceedings, 2nd International Salinity Forum: Salinity, Water and Society – Global Issues, Local Action, 31 March – 3 April 2008, Adelaide (CD-ROM). Paper (24K)

Blog posts related to INFFER

  • Ecological thresholds, uncertainty and decision making here
  • “With respect, …” here
  • Transaction costs here
  • Helping Canada with environmental decisions here
  • Problems with environmental project prioritisation here
  • The optimal scale of environmental projects here
  • Diminishing marginal benefits of environmental projects here
  • Increasing marginal costs of environmental projects here
  • Assessment of the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality here
  • Indirect influences of policy on environmental outcomes here
  • Lifestyle landholders here
  • If I were a government minister … here
  • Broad versus targeted environmental investment here
  • The cost of inaccurate data here
  • Using the wrong metric to prioritise projects is very costly here
  • Is the community an environmental “asset”? here
  • Eureka! here
  • “Asset-based” environmental management here
  • Best Management Practices (BMPs) here
  • Additionality in environmental programs here
  • Why don’t environmental managers use decision theory? here
  • Cost sharing for environmental works here
  • The economics of environmental payments here
  • Thinking strategically about practice change here
  • Environmental budgets: two distinct questions here
  • Triage in environmental management here
  • Crisis? What crisis? here
  • Effective environmental policy here
  • New environment policy “Caring for our Country” here
  • The Landcare boom here
  • The policy zeitgeist here
  • Capacities of regional NRM bodies here
  • Scale in natural resource management here
  • Localised vs dispersed natural-resource assets here
  • Setting policy targets here
  • Technology adoption phases here
  • A market for biodiversity? here
  • Regional environmental management here
  • Economic questions for environmental managers here
  • Linking research to policy here
  • Environmental stewardship payments here
  • Environmental monitoring – why bother? here
  • Farmers as “consumers” of nature conservation here
  • Adoption of conservation practices: research and extension here
  • Adoption of conservation practices: policy here
  • More effective NRM policies here
  • Pursuing multiple outcomes in natural resource management programs here
  • Using communication and education to encourage land-use change in agriculture for environmental benefits here
  • Using incentives to buy land-use change in agriculture for environmental benefits here
  • Summary of results from CVCB project on capacities of regional NRM bodies for planning and prioritising their investments (2 page pdf file) here
  • Technology development in regional NRM discusses issues around level and spatial allocation of investment in technology development for sustainable land uses (4 page pdf file) here

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