Associate Professor Paul Dargusch

Deputy Head of School

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
p.dargusch@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 51594

Overview

My primary research interest is in the political economy of climate change mitigation, and the implications for how organisations develop strategies and capacity to manage carbon emissions and enhance their corporate legitimacy and resilience. I am particularly interested in how we can facilitate the development of climate mitigation activities that support sustainable management of forest and marine ecosystems, and the interplay between carbon markets, food security and energy systems. My research has been funded through grants from the Australian Research Council (www.arc.gov.au) , the World Bank (www.worldbank.org) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (www.aciar.gov.au) (totalling more than US$3 million 2012 to 2015). I teach courses on carbon and energy management, and sustainable business practice. Courses offered at the University of Queensland include ENVM3524 (Business Management in a Carbon Constrained World), ENVM2522/7524 (Carbon and Energy Management) and ENVM3525 (Sustainable Business Practice). In my teaching I am particularly interested in the application of simulation games as learning tools to better understand and manage major issues of global change. I have developed an workshop based on-line game called the ‘Carbon Game’ that simulates an emissions trading scheme in a fictitious country called Tasland. More information on my research and teaching can be found at www.carbonlab.com.au.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), Australian National University

Publications

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Supervision

  • (2017) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Nguyen, Hong Nga, Beeton, Robert J. S. and Dargusch, Paul (2012). Adaptation under chaos: small and medium sized enterprises in developing economies – a review and critique. In: The 9th SMEs in Global Economy Conference 2012. Rising to the Global Challenge: Entrepreneurship and SMEs Development in Asia. The 9th SMEs in Global Economy Conference 2012 Vientiane, Vientiane, Lao, (). 8-11 November 2012.

  • Dargusch, P., Harrison, S. and Herbohn, J. (2010). How carbon markets have influenced change in the Australian forest industries. In: 24th IFA National Conference on Australian Forestry. 24th Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA) National Conference on Australian Forestry: A Climate of Change, Caloundra, Australia, (165-170). 6-10 September 2009.

  • Mercado, Agustin Jr, Dargusch, Paul and Gregorio, Nestor (2010). Insights from the farm forestry tree seedling nursery sector in Western Java, Indonesia. In: Stephen R. Harrison, Annerine Bosch, Nestor Onting Gregorio and John L. Herbohn, Proceedings from the Mid-term Workshop (ASEM/2006/091). Improving the Effectiveness and Efficiency of the Philippines Tree Nursery Sector, Visayas State University, Baybay, Leyte, the Philippines, (21-25). 13 February 2009.

  • Thomas, Sebastian, Herbohn, John L. and Dargusch, Paul (2010). Opportunities for Philippine small-scale forestry in carbon markets: Initial notes. In: Stephen R. Harrison, Annerine Bosch, Nestor Onting Gregorio and John L. Herbohn, Proceedings of End-of-Project Workshop: ASEM/2006/091 Enhancing Tree seedling Supply via Economic and Policy Changes in the Philippines Nursery Sector. End-of-Project Workshop: ASEM/2006/091 Enhancing Tree seedling Supply via Economic and Policy Changes in the Philippines Nursery Sector, Leyte, Philippines, (153-161). 19-20 June 2010.

  • Dargusch, Paul and Herbohn, John (2009). A review of the constraints to small-scale forest holders engaging in carbon markets. In: Kate Piatek, Ben Spong, Steve Harrison and Dave McGill, Proceedings of the 2009 IUFRO 3.08 Small-Scale Forestry Symposium: Forest beyond the trees: New possibilities and expectations for products and services from small-scale forestry. 2009 IUFRO 3.08 Small-Scale Forestry Symposium, Morgantown, WV, U.S.A., (334-334). 7-11 June 2009.

  • Dargusch, P. and Herbohn, J. L. (2009). Carbon markets and small-scale forestry in the Philippines. In: S. R. Harrison, A. Bosch, J. L. Herbohn and E. Mangaoang, Proceedings from the End-of-Project Workshop Held in Ormoc City, the Philippines. ACIAR Smallholder Forestry Project, ASEM/2003/052, Improving Financial Returns to Smallholder Tree Farmers in the Philippines, End-of-Project Workshop, Sabin Resort Hotel, Ormoc City, Leyte, (233-240). 11-12 February 2009.

  • Herbohn, John, Harrison, Steve, Gregorio, Nestor, Smith, Carl, Vanclay, Jerry and Dargusch, Paul (2008). A systems approach to understanding linkages between national level policies, local action and the use of traditional knowledge to improve tree seedling production for smallholder and community forestry in the Philippines. In: Gerrard Buttoud, Small-scale Rural Forest Use and Management: Global Policies versus Local Knowledge p Pre-conference Proceedings, IUFRO International Symposium, Pre-conference Proceedings. Small-scale Rural Forest Use and Management: Global Policies versus Local Knowledge, Gérardmer, France, (97-104). 23-27 June 2008.

  • Paul Dargusch (2007). Understandings of sustainable corporate governance by Australian managed investment schemes and some implications for small-scale forestry in Australia. In: Steve Harrison, Annerine Bosch and John Herbohn, Improving the Triple Bottom Line Returns from Small-scale Forestry, Proceedings from an International Conference. Improving the Triple Bottom Line Returns from Small-scale Forestry, Ormoc, the Philippines, (99-105). 8 - 21 June 2007.

  • Dargusch, P. J. (2002). Export strategies for the Australian forest products industry. In: A. Pinnington, 4th Annual RHD Student Colloquium - Abstracts. 2002 Research Student Colloquium, Riverglenn Conference Centre, Indooroopilly, (15-15). 1 June, 2002.

  • Dargusch, P. (2001). Opportunities, challenges and trade strategies for Australian forest products industries. In: G. Lafferty and D. Williams, Third Annual Research Colloquium - Abstracts. Third Annual Research Colloquium, Indooroopilly,Qld, Australia, (7-7). 2 June, 2001.

Edited Outputs

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision