A/Professor Jim Smart
Jim Smart is an environmental economist with expertise in ecosystem service assessment, nutrient offsetting, incentive-based approaches for managing water quality, environmental-economic accounting, non-market valuation, cost-benefit analysis and cost-effectiveness evaluation. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed research papers, together with book chapters and consultancy reports for a wide variety of clients. Jim has led public- and private-sector projects in environmental economics including projects for Australia’s National Environmental Science Program’s Tropical Water Quality Hub and Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub; Seqwater; Healthy Land & Water; and South-East Queensland Council of Mayors. Jim has recently completed a project that produced a pilot set of SEEA-format Ecosystem Accounts for the Mitchell River catchment in Queensland and is leading the SEEA Ocean Accounting component within a Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre project. Much of Jim's current research focuses on development of market opportunities from ‘blue carbon’, ‘nature positive’ and ‘people positive’ outcomes from catchment and nature repair.