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Rolfe, John 1959-

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Works: 129 works in 167 publications in 2 languages and 511 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by John Rolfe
Choice modelling and the transfer of environmental values( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and Swedish and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benefit transfer is the practice of estimating economic values at a target site by utilizing the results of existing studies for different sites. The focus of this new book is to assess the validity and accuracy of benefit transfer using choice modeling in contrast to the traditional focus of transferring results from contingent valuation and travel cost models. The book includes a simple guide to using choice modeling results in a benefit transfer process, an overview of the theoretical issues involved and a number of case studies from Australia, the USA, New Zealand, the UK and Finland. -- publisher notes
Benefit transfer of environmental and resource values : a guide for researchers and practitioners( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a comprehensive review of environmental benefit transfer methods, issues and challenges, covering topics relevant to researchers and practitioners. Early chapters provide accessible introductory materials suitable for non-economists. These chapters also detail how benefit transfer is used within the policy process. Later chapters cover more advanced topics suited to valuation researchers, graduate students, and those with similar knowledge of economic and statistical theory and methods. This book provides the most complete coverage of environmental benefit transfer methods available in a single location. The book targets a wide audience, including undergraduate and graduate students, practitioners in economics and other disciplines looking for a one-stop handbook covering benefit transfer topics, and those who wish to apply or evaluate benefit transfer methods. It is designed for those both with and without training in economics
Simulation and games for emergency and crisis management( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, consideration is given to exploring ways in which interactive training can be used to improve the planning for and response to emergency situations. The practical use of simulations and games is examined within: the emergency services, industry, business, health and education
Emerald and the gemfields centenary, 1879-1979 by John Rolfe( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valuing international rainforests : a choice modelling approach by John Rolfe( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International demand for rainforests : using focus groups to establish valuation frameworks by John Rolfe( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic and social impacts of the Coppabella Mine on the Nebo Shire and the Mackay Region : final report prepared for Australian Premium Coals Pty Ltd by John Rolfe( )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper, archived from the website of the Bowen Basin Mining Research Communities Research Exchange, provides social and economic research on the impact of the Coppabella Mine on the Nebo Shire and Mackay region in general
Best management practice adoption in the sugar industry for improving water quality : the Mackay Whitsunday region( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wagon route from Springsure to the Barcoo by Margaret Cook( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The importance of riparian vegetation in improving water quality by John Rolfe( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second of a report series about designing a market based instrument to address water quality issues in the Fitzroy Basin, Central Queensland. There are significant exports of sediment and nutrients from the Fitzroy River each year, with potential impacts on waterways, the estuary, and the Great Barrier Reef lagoon. The bulk of those exports come from non-point sources, principally agricultural land used for grazing, farming and irrigation purposes. Key mechanisms to reduce those exports are to protect riparian areas and to improve ground cover in grazing and farming areas. The focus of this report is the protection of riparian areas and buffer zones as the key strategy to achieve improved water quality outcomes. The key ecological benefits of this strategy would come from three main sources: reduced nutrients directly associated with livestock in riparian areas, reduction in streambank and gully erosion, and increased trapping of sediments and nutrients from overland flows. The extent of ecological benefits from riparian vegetation will vary from site to site, and modelling tools such as Sednet may be useful to predict such outcomes. The opportunity costs of establishing riparian strips fall into two main categories; capital costs (fencing and water) and recurrent costs (production loss and management effort). There are substantial variations according to industry, enterprise and location. When opportunity costs are assessed for different ecological outcomes, the variations will be cumulative, meaning that there will be large variations in opportunity costs to achieve water quality improvements, even between enterprises in the same industry and catchment. Evidence about the benefits of improved water quality in the Fitzroy Basin has been assessed from a number of choice modelling studies that have been performed. The results of those studies show significant values for attributes such as waterway health and estuary health, where water quality is likely to be a key contributor to attribute levels. By association, there are high levels of community value for improving water quality in the Fitzroy Basin. Regulation is one possible approach to improving water quality through better provision of riparian strips. The regulatory approach has been increasingly used since the 1990s to protect remnant vegetation in the catchment. However, it is much more difficult to use regulatory tools to set management actions. Devolved grants and market based instruments offer more flexible means of achieving these outcomes
Competitive tenders for conservation contracts : a practical guide for regional NRM groups in Queensland by Jill Windle( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Associated off-farm economic values of saving water and restoring pressure in the Great Artesian Basin by John Rolfe( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Artesian Basin (GAB) is a resource that yields both public and private benefits to society. To address high rates of water usage and wastage, the Commonwealth and State governments introduced a Great Artesian Basin Sustainability Initiative, with phase 1 between 1999 and 2004, phase 2 between 2004 and 2009, and Phase 3 still to be agreed. The analysis provided in this report has focused on identifying and valuing the non-farm benefits associated with the GABSI. There are several key conclusions to be drawn from the work
Report on agricultural demands for water in the Nogoa, Comet, Mackenzie and Dawson systems by John Rolfe( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scale and quantity effects and their importance for benefit transfer of natural resource values in the Fitzroy Basin by Adam Loch( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy makers are often interested in how values for an environmental asset may be disaggregated into component pieces and transferred from one site to another. This issue can be described in relation to environmental values for the Fitzroy Basin in Central Queensland. The Basin comprises several smaller catchments that share similar development opportunities, environmental issues and water resource constraints. This paper describes the application of Choice Modelling to estimate nvironmental and social values for the Basin as a whole and two of its component sub-catchments. The results of the application provide an understanding of how the values estimated at different scales may be related. If there are no significant differences in values estimated at different scales, it implies that benefit transfer may be undertaken for different sites at different scales without adjustment. Various experiments using scale and quantity variances are reported to allow comparison of the estimates
Desert Uplands Committee landscape linkage auction : an outline and evaluation, main report by J Windle( )

1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2006, the Desert Uplands Committee (DUC), in conjunction with the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency and Central Queensland University implemented a multiple bidding round conservation auction in the Southern Desert Uplands region. The focus of the auction was to improve the management of vegetation areas with high biodiversity values on privately owned grazing land, and where possible, to create a linkage across the region. The challenge of designing an auction for landscape linkage in the Desert Uplands had been the focus of one of the national market-based instruments pilot program (NMBIWG 2005). Funding to implement the auction was later secured from the Burdekin Dry Tropics regional NRM group
Engaged government : a study of governmentcommunity engagement for regional outcomes by John Rolfe( )

1 edition published in 2005 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devolution of government business to regional government/community partnerships, coupled with the call for greater policy coherence, is challenging all levels of government and communities to collaborate in new ways to deliver regional outcomes. There is little empirical research to guide public managers in determining best value arrangements and strategic investments for building a regions collaborative advantage. This project will examine the conditions (strategic, structural and procedural) under which multi-sectoral collaboration can deliver policy coherence and positive regional outcomes and identify the costs, benefits, trade-offs and capacities associated with effective multi-sectoral collaboration. Case studies for the project are being sourced in the central Queensland region. The project is being designed to explore some theoretical issues as well as a series of practical considerations about engagement processes. Key methodologies will be drawn from the political science, sociology and economics disciplines, and an action research framework will be adopted to maximise the value of project outcomes and engagement with industry partners. This report outlines the broad context in which the studies will be undertaken
Desktop review and gap analysis relating to non-market valuation of the Great Barrier Reef by John Rolfe( )

1 edition published in 2005 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is the first to be submitted for a contract research project commissioned by the Australian Department of Environment and Heritage about the assessment of non-market values for the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). The focus of this report is on two key tasks. The first is to identify from a desktop review the current status of information about non-market values for the GBR. The second is to identify, from this information, where major gaps exist in available knowledge about non-market values
De iure belli libri tres by Alberico Gentili( Book )

1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tests of benefit transfer across sites and population in the Fitzroy Basin by John Rolfe( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy makers are often interested in transferring benefit estimates made in one situation to related circumstances. This transfer of values may be inaccurate if significant differences exist between the sites in question, or if different population groups are involved. To identify where benefit transfer applications may be appropriate, the results of similar Choice Modelling experiments across different sites and population groups are reported. The experiments were centred on a major river catchment in Queensland, Australia, and indicate that some benefit transfers are possible
Demands for irrigation water in the Atherton Tableland by John Rolfe( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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