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Nicola Thomas

Lecturer in Economics and Finance, Dr

    20202024

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    Using her previous horitcultural industry experience Nicola has a research focus on soil carbon, climate change and agricultural land use, integrating her knowledge of soil dynamics.  other research areas include biodiversity and agricultural production processes combining biophysical and economic elements to improve agricultural productivity and reduce the impact of climate change on food supply.

    Prior to joining CSU Nicola worked in private sector consulting focused on environmental projects.  Some of the projects she led included climate change impacts on Victorian roads, agricultural land use evaluation, developing Lake Eildon houseboat greywater treatment and discharge specifications, evaluation of water basins including infrastructure investment, economic impact of climate risk, licence allocation and activation.

     

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
    • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    • SDG 15 - Life on Land

    Subject keywords

    • Climate Change Impacts
    • Sustainability
    • Biodiversity evaluation
    • Land use modelling
    • Soil carbon
    • Carbon sequestration

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