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Dr. Jeremy De Valck

PhD Env. Economics (KU Leuven); MSc Nat. Res. Mgmt. (Cranfield); MSc Bioeng. Forestry (GxABT, ULiège); BSc Bioeng. Agric. Eng. (GxABT, ULiège)
Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Business and Law
Coastal Marine Ecosystems Research Centre
(07) 3023 4277
Brisbane
CQUniversity Brisbane Campus, 160 Ann Street - Room 20.12 WS18
4000 Brisbane, QLD
About Me

Jeremy is a transdisciplinary environmental economist, with strong research interests in natural resource management and geographic information systems. Jeremy applies non-market valuation techniques (e.g. choice modelling) to the study of environmental assets, ecosystem services and biodiversity. Since he joined CQUniversity in 2016, he has led or been involved in close to $1M in research projects related to the assessment of socio-cultural, economic and environmental impacts in the Great Barrier Reef region. His current research relates to the application of revealed and stated preference techniques to value the environment. Jeremy is an active member of the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) and the Young Ecosystem Services Specialists (YESS).

Jeremy currently works in Brisbane and Rockhampton as part of Prof. John Rolfe's Applied Economics Research Group, on several issues in link with water quality economics in the Great Barrier Reef Basin, Queensland. Since December 2019, he is also affiliated with CMERC, CQUniversity's Coastal Marine Ecosystems Research Centre based in Gladstone.

General
Background

Jeremy completed his undergraduate degree in Bioscience Engineering - Agriculture Engineering in 2006 and his MSc in Bioscience Engineering - Nature, Water and Forest Management in 2008 at Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liège, Belgium. During his final Masters year, Jeremy obtained a merit-based Erasmus grant to undertake a Double-degree program at Cranfield University, United Kingdom, where he completed a second MSc degree in Land Management - Natural Resource Management in 2008. Jeremy was awarded Cranfield’s Keech Trophy Award 2009 for the Best Student in Natural Resource Management and Ecological Conservation Options of the MSc Land Management Course, Cranfield University, UK.

Jeremy's enthusiasm for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) pushed him into working for 2 years in the GIS industry. He then decided to keep pursuing his dream to become an environmental scientist by completing a PhD on the valuation and mapping of cultural ecosystem services in 2015 at KU Leuven, Belgium, before moving to Brisbane, Australia. Jeremy's background is consequently a mix of GIS, environmental sciences, agriculture/forest engineering and economics.

Universities Studied At

  • 2011-2015: KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium – PhD Environmental Economics
  • 2007-2008: Cranfield University, UK – MSc Land Management – Natural Resource Management
  • 2006-2008: Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liège, Belgium MSc Bioengineering – Nature, Water & Forest Management
  • 2003-2006: Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liège, Belgium BSc Bioengineering – Agriculture Engineering

Universities Worked At

  • 2016: Central Queensland University, Brisbane/Rockhampton
  • 2016: Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
  • 2011-2015: KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium – PhD Environmental Economics

Awards

  • 2018: Publons Peer Review Awards 2018 - Top 1% reviewers in Environment/Ecology
  • 2011-2015: 4-year PhD Scholarship, VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Belgium)
  • 2009: Cranfield’s Keech Trophy Award 2009 for the Best Student in Natural Resource Management and Ecological Conservation Options of the MSc Land Management Course, Cranfield University, UK
  • 2007-2008: Student-Ambassador for Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liège. ERASMUS Double-degree program, Cranfield University, UK

Previous teaching

  • 2018: ECON7720: Ecological & Environmental Economics (University of Queensland)

Responsibility: Guest lecture, invited by Dr. Peggy Schrobback (course convenor)

  • 2017: ECON7720: Ecological & Environmental Economics (University of Queensland)

Responsibility: Guest lecture, invited by Dr. Peggy Schrobback (course convenor)

Responsibility: Tutor, assisting Dr. Peter Daniels (course convenor).

Professional Memberships

  • AARES - Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society
  • AIGx - Royal Association of Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech Engineers
  • EAERE - European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics
  • ISEE - International Society for Ecological Economics

Industry Reports

2018

Gladstone Harbour Report Card 2018 - Technical Report: http://ghhp.org.au/assets/documents/tech-report/2018-report-card-technical-report_final_a.pdf

Flint, N., Anastasi, A., De Valck, J., Jackson, E., 2018. Mud crab indicators for the Gladstone Harbour Report Card. Report to the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership, CQUniversity Australia, Queensland.

2017

Gladstone Harbour Report Card 2017 - Technical Report: http://ghhp.org.au/assets/documents/tech-report/2017%20Technical%20Report.pdf

Flint, N., Anastasi, A., De Valck, J., Chua, E., Rose, A., Jackson, E., 2017. Developing mud crab indicators for the Gladstone Harbour Report Card. Final report to the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership, August 2017.

Windle, J., De Valck, J., Flint, N., Star, M., 2017. Final report on the status of the social, cultural (Sense of place) and economic components for the Gladstone Harbour 2017 Report Card. CQUniversity. Final report to the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership, July 2017

2016

Gladstone Harbour Report Card 2016 - Technical Report: http://ghhp.org.au/assets/documents/tech-report/2016%20Technical%20Report.pdf

Windle, J., De Valck, J., Flint, N., Star, M., 2016. Final report on the status of the social, cultural (Sense of place) and economic components for the Gladstone Harbour 2016 Report Card. CQUniversity Final report to the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership, October 2016.

Research Supervision
Accreditation

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Geomatic Engineering
  • Environmental Science and Management
  • Other Economics

At the level of Associate Supervisor


Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences

Forestry Sciences - Forestry Management and Environment

Economics

Applied Economics - Agricultural Economics

Economics

Applied Economics - Environment and Resource Economics
Non-market valuation; Ecosystem Services

Economics

Econometrics - Econometric and Statistical Methods
Choice modelling; Preference elicitation; Contingent valuation

Economics

Other Economics - Ecological Economics
Sustainability

Engineering

Geomatic Engineering - Cartography
ArcGIS; QGIS

Engineering

Geomatic Engineering - Geospatial Information Systems
Spatial Analysis

Environmental Sciences

Environmental Science and Management - Conservation and Biodiversity

Environmental Sciences

Environmental Science and Management - Environmental Impact Assessment

Environmental Sciences

Environmental Science and Management - Environmental Management

Environmental Sciences

Environmental Science and Management - Natural Resource Management

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