Allan Curtis

Journal article

The influence of cognitive processes on rural landholder responses to climate change

Global climate change modelling has identified south-east Australia as a 'hot spot' for more frequent climatic extremes. Rural landholders may be vulnerable to the risks climate change presents. Australia's rural landholders are considered highly adaptable, with a history of responding to climatic uncertainty and variability...

Providing social and economic data to support regional natural resource management in the Burnett Mary

This report presents a summary of key findings from a mailed survey to 1,000 landholders in the Burnett Mary region in 2004. The final response rate for this survey was 60%. The survey gathered baseline information regarding the key social and economic factors affecting landholder...
Journal article

Understanding and promoting adoption of conservation practices by rural landholders

Research on the adoption of rural innovations is reviewed and interpreted through a cross-disciplinary lens to provide practical guidance for research, extension and policy relating to conservation practices. Adoption of innovations by landholders is presented as a dynamic learning process. Adoption depends on a range...

Providing social data to underpin catchment planning in the Queensland Murray Darling region

his report presents findings from a survey to 1,000 landholders in the Queensland Murray Darling in 2003. This research has highlighted a number of important challenges and strategies for efforts to improve the management of natural resources on private property in the Queensland Murray-Darling region...
Journal article

Regional natural resource management: is it sustainable

In an effort to achieve sustainable Natural Resource Management (NRM), the Commonwealth and State governments have moved to a regional focus for their major funding programs. This approach was driven by the belief that previous arrangements had been unable to achieve the required amount of...