Claire is an applied economist who is excited about tackling environmental policy challenges through research capturing values for different environmental goods and services. Her PhD research explores opportunities for water conservation and improvements in urban biodiversity by examining public preferences for alternative urban park designs. This work involves revealed and stated preference valuation methods and cost-benefit analyses. For Perth and other regions that are under climate change threats of heightened water scarcity, this research will assist policy makers in developing a framework for optimizing public open space development, and may have cost-saving implications for local governments.
In 2017, Claire completed a Master of Science in Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Her thesis explored the potential development of future energy systems in Alberta. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Conservation Sciences, majoring in Environmental Economics and Policy in 2014, also at the University of Alberta. She is motivated to help develop unique policy solutions tailored to land-use policy challenges in different parts of the world, especially as these challenges evolve under climate change conditions.
Green Talents profile: https://www.greentalents.de/awardees_awardees2021_claire-alexis-doll.php