Professor of Tropical Livelihoods, Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods
Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
Dr Romy Greiner holds the position of professor of tropical livelihoods at Charles Darwin University. Romy is an ecological/environmental economist and has made significant research contributions to: • understanding motivations for and drivers of conservation, production, consumption and adoption behaviour.
• conceiving matters of Indigenous livelihoods, well-being and economic development as they relate to the environment.
• measuring the benefits (monetary and well-being) and costs of alternative conservation options.
• developing solutions to environmental problems at the business, industry and regional scales.
• exploring the role of policy instruments in facilitating ecologically sustainable development with particular focus on market-based instruments.
As well as important contributions to:
• conducting economic research within a participatory action research framework and as part of interdisciplinary research teams;
• supporting the translation of research results and scientific knowledge into management and policy; and
• nurturing the professional development of young researchers.
Her research interests include ecosystem services, livelihoods, wellbeing, environmental management, risk management, trade-offs, adaptation, economic values, aspirations, land, water, marine use and management, grazing, agriculture, salinity, water quality, biodiversity conservation, fishing, tourism, conservation, indigenous and regional economic development