Andrew Buckwell


Environmental Economist & Strategy

Andrew is an environmental economist, sustainable business strategist and digital communications professional.

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 Australian Rivers Institute.

Andrew also has 10 years experience in digital development, engagement, strategy and marketing, particularly in behaviour change for sustainability. He is specialist in user web and application interface design, useability and multimedia production. He has also assisted several businesses during their start-up phase

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., 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.

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

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.

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