Ram Ranjan

Dr

  • 144 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
20002019
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Biography

I did my PhD on the economics of climate change management and invasive species control at Penn State University in 2003. Next, I worked at the USDA's Economic Research Services in Washington DC exploring the reasons behind the low success rate of advanced water markets in the US. In 2004, I joined the Food and Resource Economics department at University of Florida in Gainesville, where I worked on the economics of invasive species management. I moved to Australia in 2007, joining CSIRO as a senior research scientist to work on the economics of water scarcity management.  

I joined Macquarie University in 2009.  A unifying theme for my recent work has been managing climate risks through mitigation and adaptation measures as well as understanding how changes in our natural environment create complex feedbacks in inter-linked human-ecological and economic systems.  Some of my current work has been towards modelling the optimal management of socio-economic and ecological systems exhibiting non-linear dynamics and faced with endogenous risks. 

Examples include, understanding how aquatic systems respond to multiple stressors, threats to endangered biodiversity from invasive species as well as human activities, how farmers adapt to prolonged water scarcity through seeking alternate occupations, determinants of entrepreneurial ventures and success rates, quantifying and modelling resilience of water starved farmers, determinants and success of collective action in groundwater management, impact of climate induced salinity level rise on livelihood choices, etc.

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farmer Social Sciences
drought Earth & Environmental Sciences
water Social Sciences
agriculture Earth & Environmental Sciences
livelihood Social Sciences
human capital Earth & Environmental Sciences
sustainability Earth & Environmental Sciences
India Social Sciences

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Projects 2009 2016

Agricultural Market Reform in Pakistan to Enhance Growth, Employment & Productivity

Ranjan, R., Jayasuriya, S., Batson, D., Mallawaarachchi, T. & Khan, H.

2/02/16 → …

Project: Research

Climate Futures at Macquarie (Centre)

Beaumont, L., Hughes, L., Goodwin, I., Nelson, P., Thomalla, F., Flannery, T., Amati, M., Armand, L., Atwell, B., Ashiabor, H., Beggs, P., Benn, S., Bishop, M., Fryirs, K., Harcourt, R., Harrison, S., Henderson-Sellers, A., Hesse, P., Hose, G., Howitt, R., Madin, J., Maharaj, A., McAneney, J., Medlyn, B., Opeskin, B., Raftos, D., Ranjan, R., Salby, M., Techera, E., Trueck, S., Williamson, J. & Wilson, P.

1/01/1031/12/16

Project: Research

Research Output 2000 2019

Assessing the impact of mining on deforestation in India

Ranjan, R., Mar 2019, In : Resources Policy. 60, p. 23-35 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

deforestation
district
India
mineral
limestone

Combining carbon pricing with LPG subsidy for promoting preservation and restoration of Uttarakhand forests

Ranjan, R., 15 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Environmental Management. 236, p. 280-290 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Liquefied petroleum gas
Restoration
incentive
Carbon
fuelwood

Optimal mangrove restoration through community engagement on coastal lands facing climatic risks: the case of Sundarbans region in India

Ranjan, R., Feb 2019, In : Land Use Policy. 81, p. 736-749 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

mangrove
restoration
mangrove forests
India
community

Shooting at the poachers while the rhinos drown: managing short- and long-term threats to endangered wildlife in conservation reserves

Ranjan, R., Feb 2019, In : Natural Resource Modeling. 32, 1, p. 1-27 27 p., e12188.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Shooting
Conservation
Land use
Land Use Change
poaching

Determinants of illegal logging in Indonesia: an empirical analysis for the period 1996–2010

Ji, Y., Ranjan, R. & Truong, C., 2018, In : Journal of Sustainable Forestry. 37, 2, p. 197-220 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Indonesia
Timber
empirical analysis
logging
timber