Andrew Buckwell

Environmental Economist & Policy Analysis

Andrew is an environmental economist and sustainable business strategist.

Andrew is a specialist in:

  • economic data analysis;
  • economic field research, particularly non-market valuation;
  • social benefit cost analysis;
  • strategic communications;
  • digital and website development;
  • research and writing.

Andrew has worked on and written a range of a papers, including ecosystem services assessment of Vanuatu, design of market-based mechanisms to reduce stressors to the Great Barrier Reef and the role of insurance markets in driving climate change adaptation.

Andrew also lectures part time in environmental economics at Griffith University, as part of the Griffith Business School.

Andrew has a Masters degree in environmental economics from Griffith University in Brisbane and a First Class Honours Bacholor’s degree from the Open University in the United Kingdom.

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Buckwell, A. (2020). Economic Assessment of Urannah Dam: An evaluation and reassessment of the preliminary business case and benefit cost analysis. Retrieved from Mackay Conservation Society.

Buckwell, A., Muurmans, M, Fleming, C., Smart, J. & Mackey, B. (2020) Revealing the dominant discourses of stakeholders towards natural resource management in Port Resolution, Vanuatu, using Q-method, Ecological Economics, In Press.

Buckwell, A., Ribbeck, M., Dike, J. & Smart, J. C. R. (2020) Revealing innovation discourses in the sugar cane sector: Using Q methodology to reveal dominant discourses around innovation and innovative incentive approaches in the sugar cane sector in the Wet Tropics Region of Queensland. National Environmental Science Program, Part of Tropical Water Quality Hub Project 3.1.6 Exploring trading in water quality credits as a cost-effective approach for managing water quality in the Great Barrier Reef

Buckwell, A., Fleming, C., Smart, J. C. R., Ware, D., & Mackey, B. (2020) Challenges and sensitivities in assessing total ecosystem service values: Lessons from Vanuatu for the Pacific, Journal of Environment and Development, In Press

Buckwell, A., Ware, D., Fleming, C., Smart, J. C., Mackey, B., Nalau, J., & Dan, A. (2019). Social benefit cost analysis of ecosystem-based climate change adaptations: a community-level case study in Tanna Island, Vanuatu. Climate and Development, 1-16.

Hasan, S., Fleming, C., Smart, J. C. R., Buckwell, A., Vinde Folkersen, M., & Mackey, B. (2020). Identifying and mitigating risks to completion of GEF-SGP climate change adaptationprojects: Evidence from the Pacific. Regional Environmental Change. doi:10.1007/s10113-021-01781-3

Mackey, B., Ware, D., Nalau, J., Buckwell, A., Smart, J., Fleming, C., … Hallgren, W. (2017). Ecosystem and Socio-economic Resilience Analysis and Mapping (ESRAM) and associated works at multiple scales in Vanuatu. (Secretariat for the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, Ed.). Apia, Samoa. Retrieved from

Sahin, O., Hadwen, W., Buckwell, A., Fleming, C., Ware, D., Smart, J. C. R., . . . Mackey, B. (2021). Assessing how ecosystem-based adaptations to climate change influence community wellbeing: A Vanuatu c. Regional Environmental Change, In review.

Taye, F., Vinde Folkersen, M., Fleming, C., Buckwell, A., Mackey, B., Kc, D., . . . Saint Ange, C. (2021). The drivers of change in the economic value of global forest ecosystem services: A meta-analysis. Ecological Economics, 189, 107145. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2021.107145

Ware, D., Buckwell, A., Tomlinson, R., Foxwell-Norton, K. & Lazarow, N. (2020) Using historical responses to shoreline change on Australia’s Gold Coast to estimate costs of coastal adaptation to sea level rise, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 8:380, 1-19 doi:10.3390/jmse8060380