David Pannell is Winthrop Professor and Head of School of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia; Director, Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy; ARC Federation Fellow (2007-2012); Distinguished Fellow and past president of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society; and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. He has been a prominent commentator on agri-environmental policy within Australia, arguing for policies that better reflect scientific, economic and social realities. He was a director on the Board of Land and Water Australia 2002-05. His research includes: the economics of farming systems; the economics of land and water conservation; agro-environmental policy; farmer adoption of conservation practices; and risk. His research has been published in seven books and 200 journal articles and book chapters, and has been recognised with awards from the USA, Australia, Canada and the UK, including the 2009 ARC Eureka Prize for Interdisciplinary Research.
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