A framework to analyse the effectiveness of biodiversity offset policy

This is Part 4 of a series of posts outlining the research journey of my PhD so far.  In this series of blog posts, I've introduced the motivation for my research topic, described the general range of approaches used to evaluate environmental policies, and have suggested some reasons as to why evaluation may not happen as … Continue reading A framework to analyse the effectiveness of biodiversity offset policy

Evaluation is important, so why don’t we do it more often?

This is Part 3 of a series of posts outlining the research journey of my PhD so far.  In my last post, I gave an overview of the many different approaches which can be used to evaluate environmental policies. I think it's pretty well established that evaluation is an incredibly important activity, as it's really the only … Continue reading Evaluation is important, so why don’t we do it more often?

Evaluating environmental policies: what, how and why

This is Part 2 of a series of posts outlining the research journey of my PhD so far.  In the previous post, I described the motivation for my PhD topic, which was to try to understand what outcomes have been delivered by biodiversity offsetting policies in order to inform future policy development. A key criticism of biodiversity … Continue reading Evaluating environmental policies: what, how and why

Seeking evidence to inform the biodiversity offsets policy debate

This is Part 1 of a series of posts outlining the research journey of my PhD so far.  When I first embarked on my PhD research, my main interest was in trying to learn about what outcomes had been delivered by biodiversity offsetting policies. There were a few reasons for this. First, I knew that biodiversity offsetting was … Continue reading Seeking evidence to inform the biodiversity offsets policy debate

#NACCB2014 and beyond: a month PhDing in the USA

I recently returned back from a 4-week trip to the United States, where I attended the 2014 North American Congress for Conservation Biology (NACCB) in Missoula, Montana from 12-17 July. Given this was my first time visiting the US and one of my case-studies is on conservation banking, I made sure I extended my trip beyond the … Continue reading #NACCB2014 and beyond: a month PhDing in the USA