Prof Allan Curtis

Prof Allan Curtis

Professor, Integrated Environmental Management

Charles Sturt University

Allan's research interests include the policy and institutional arrangements supporting catchment management, understanding rural landholder adoption, watershed organisations, and the evaluation of natural resource management programs. Current projects relate to capacity building, dryland salinity, Landcare, river frontages and wetlands, farm forestry, aquaculture and provision of social data to underpin catchment management.

Recent experience has  included work exploring adaptive management, triple bottom line reporting, public perceptions of risk in quarantine and aquaculture, preparing socio-economic profiles of catchment communities, and assessments of the socio-economic impact of changes in land use (forestry) and resource access (fishing, irrigation water).

Allan has extensive experience with the range of quantitative and qualitative social research methods and is a leading practitioner of mail survey techniques. The evaluation framework he helped develop is currently being used by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry for the evaluation of the Australian Government's $120 million National Landcare Program.


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