Assistant Professor Chunbo Ma

'Emerging Future Leader' aims for greener world

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

A young ecological economist at The University of Western Australia has been awarded a Fellowship in Low Emissions Coal Technology (LECT).

SARE makes a (Den)mark on the South-West

Thursday, 19 September 2013

On the weekend of the 13th-15th September 2013, a long-awaited event finally came to fruition: a bunch of us SARE-ians took off down to Denmark for our (to become inaugural?) school retreat. What a fantastic weekend! Huge thanks need to go to Christine Kershaw for driving the organisation of the camp, and generally just being a great gal.

ARE Staff Wins ATSE Emerging Future Leaders Fellowship

Friday, 6 September 2013

Assistant Professor Chunbo Ma from the School of Agricultural and Resource Economics has recently been awarded the 2013 Australia China Emerging Future Leaders in Low Emissions Coal Technology Fellowship by the Australian Academy of Sciences and Engineering (ATSE). Eight Australian researchers have been awarded the fellowship from various disciplines by ATSE via a peer nomination process with merit-based assessment.  Preference has been given to early career researchers who have shown the potential to be a future leader with their research established but international linkages with China in need of further development.

Open Day Draws the Crowds

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Sunday 11th August was UWA's annual Open Day. Following the terrible weather at the 2012 Open Day we all had our fingers crossed for a nice day, and we were blessed to have a beautiful sunny day this year for the University's 100th Open Day. There were lots of activities for children and adults, including a tram tour of the campus and rock climbing, and lots of food stalls for people to enjoy in the sunshine. There were displays of the various majors, information sessions and general admissions advice for future students, as well as community talks and Centenary celebration activities, spread all around the campus.

Young academic wins “Best Paper Award”.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

A delegation of SARE staff recently attended the 2013 International Choice Modelling Conference in Sydney (see our Facebook page). The ICMC is a conference focussing on Discrete Choice Experiment methodology, attracting DCE experts from around the world in health economics, management, psychology, transport, and environmental economics.

An Early Career Researcher travel diary

Friday, 21 June 2013

Assistant Professor Marit E. Kragt recently spent two months overseas as a visiting academic in the UK and the Netherlands. It was a wonderful experience to learn how people work at other universities, and to establish links with many interesting colleagues.

The Reasons to go Solar

Thursday, 13 June 2013



Assistant Professor Amin Mugera, on tea plantation in Kenya

African agriculture in the spotlight

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Across Africa, rural welfare and economic growth depend on agricultural productivity - and two new papers by a Kenyan researcher at The University of Western Australia outline ways for 33 African countries to improve their agricultural sectors.

Improved wheat yields

Plant biology advances rapidly to help feed the world

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

A series of new discoveries in plant cell biology will help to increase the supply of food and energy for our rapidly growing global population, according to 12 of the world's leading plant biologists.

Professor Phil Vercoe

Farmers to benefit from key research projects

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have won a total of $4.45 million in Federal Government funding for five agricultural projects focused on helping farmers adapt to a changing climate and reduce methane emissions.

Assistant Professor Marit Kragt

UWA scoops prestigious international prize - again

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

The University of Western Australia has another winner - the sixth in 40 years - in a big international essay prize that is open to young agricultural and resource economists anywhere in the world.

Aspiring Young Students

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

This year, for the first time, the School of Agricultural and Resource Economics will be taking part in UWA's Aspire programme ‘Race Around Campus', where year 9 high school students from various schools in the Perth Metropolitan area complete a series of interactive activities around UWA. The Race Around Campus this year is being held from the 3rd to the 5th of April.

A Second Introduction to Environmental Economics

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

A new textbook has been released by Oxford University Press on Environmental Economics, co-authored by Professor Ben White, Head of the School of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UWA.

Winners AARES

UWA scoops agricultural and resource economics awards

Monday, 18 February 2013

Staff and students at The University of Western Australia's School of Agricultural and Resource Economics have taken out five prizes at a national awards ceremony.

Chance for some real innovation.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Last October PhD student Katrina Davis travelled to Chile to start a project with the Facultad de Ciencias Biologicas at La Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.  She joined researchers Professor Stefan Gelcich, Professor Juan Carlos Castillo from La Catolica and Dr Duan Biggs, a post doctorate from the Environmental Decisions Group at the University of Queensland.  Katrina writes about her experience.

Who inspired you to install your solar PV panels?

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Assistant Professor Chunbo Ma from the School of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UWA becomes one of the five Australian young economists who have won the Australian Research Council's Discovery Early Career Researcher Award in 2012. The research funding (A$372,000) will support Assistant Professor Chunbo Ma for the next three years to conduct his research project - Social learning: the Diffusion of Residential Rooftop Photovoltaic Panels in Australia.

Lessons from the Himalayas

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Assistant Professor Ram Pandit from the School of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UWA has won research collaboration funding for his project ‘Forests, ecosystem services and communities: Lessons from Nepal Himalaya’, in collaboration with the University of Leeds and the University of York in the UK. The funding will take Assistant Professor Pandit to Nepal, as well as to the UK, to conduct his research.

School Visit to Huazhong Agricultural University – Wuhan, China

Monday, 6 August 2012

SARE's Professor Ben White, Professor Michael Burton and Assistant Professor Chunbo Ma recently visited the College of Economics and Management, Huazhong Agricultural University, China. Wuhan is the biggest city in Central China and the University was ranked 11th in the nation by the MOE National Institute for Education Research. The College itself is comprised of 6 departments with over 100 full-time staff. The aim of the visit was to develop research collaboration, explore potential joint undergraduate programs, and to establish joint postgraduate supervision between the two Universities.

The problem with mining

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Two recent papers address the issue of environmental policy for mining. A paper by White, Doole, Pannell and Florec in the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics reviews the current policy in Australia, which is based on environmental bonds, and proposes an alternative policy the damaged land tax (DLT).

Agriculture students recognised at prize giving ceremony

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Six students from the School of Agricultural and Resource Economics were recognised at a Faculty Prize Giving Ceremony earlier this month.