Dr Katrina Davis

Katrina DavisDr Katrina Davis commenced at the University of Queensland (UQ) as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in July 2015.

Her research investigates optimal use of natural resources to maximise the productivity of human and ecological systems. She is interested in how management costs can be incorporated into spatial planning, and how these costs will affect the success of management outcomes and stakeholder-engagement with zoning regimes. Her research has examined how to integrate expert and stakeholder preferences for marine ecological features by incorporating non-market valuation into marine spatial optimisation.

Dr Davis completed her PhD, ‘Economic benefits and costs of spatial marine management,’ in 2016 through the University of Western Australia under the supervision of Professor David Pannell, Dr Marit Kragt and Dr Steven Schilizzi. As part of her PhD she worked with Dr Stefan Gelcich and Professor Juan Carlos Castilla at the Pontifical Catholchile-photoic University of Chile to investigate optimal management of coastal marine environments in Chile.

In 2015, her paper ‘Accounting for enforcement costs in the spatial allocation of marine zones’, won the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society ‘Quality of Research Communication’ award, and the ‘Best Work Accepted for Publication’ award from the University of Western Australia.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland

Email: k.davis@uq.edu.au 

Google scholar 

Researcher ID: J-3229-2014


Twitter: @NRMecon


Davis, Katrina J., Kragt, Marit E., Gelcich, Stefan, Burton, Michael, Schilizzi, Steven and Pannell, David J. (2015) Why are fishers not enforcing their marine user rights? Environmental and Resource Economics, 1-21. doi:10.1007/s10640-015-9992-z

Davis, Katrina, Kragt, Marit, Gelcich, Stefan, Schilizzi, Steven and Pannell, David (2015) Accounting for enforcement costs in the spatial allocation of marine zones. Conservation Biology, 29 1: 226-237. doi:10.1111/cobi.12358

Working papers:

Burton, M., Davis, K.J., Kragt, M.E. 2016. Interpretation issues in heteroscedastic conditional logit modelsWorking Paper 1603, School of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia.

Davis, K.J., Burton, M. and Kragt, M.E. 2016. Discrete choice models: scale heterogeneity and why it mattersWorking Paper 1602, School of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia.

Other communications:

Davis, K.J. 2016. “Redes, derechos de uso y beneficios netos.” Decision Point en Español E02:14-15.

Davis, K.J. 2016. “Why are fishers not enforcing their user rights?” Decision Point 96:14-15.

Chauvenet, A., K. Davis, R. Salguero-Gómez, M. Di Fonzo, D. Biggs, M. Barnes, and K. Wilson. 2016. Addressing unconscious bias in scienceDecision Point 95:12-13.

Davis, K., M.E. Kragt, S. Gelcich, S. Schilizzi, and D.J. Pannell. 2015. Of nets, fisher rights and net benefits.  Decision Point 85:10-11.

Research Themes:

Ecosystem services and biodiversity conservation

Conservation decision-making in socio-ecological system