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Dr Gabriela Scheufele

Principal Research Scientist


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Dr Gabriela Scheufele is an environmental and natural resource economist at CSIRO Environment in the Marine Resource Economics Team. Gabriela is passionate about linking economics with science to improve the efficiency of natural resource allocations. She has substantial experience in the development and application of non-market valuation, econometric modelling, conservation auctions, payment for environmental services schemes, ecosystem accounting, cost-effectiveness analysis, and social cost-benefit analysis. Gabriela is dedicated to support effective communication and collaboration between economists, scientists and policymakers.

Other Interests

Outdoor activities

Academic Qualifications

  • 2012

    Australian National University

  • 2007

    Masters of Natural Resource Economics
    University of Queensland

  • 1999

    Postgraduate Degree in Physical Geography (German degree comparable to a Master of Science)
    University of Trier, Germany

  • 1995

    Undergraduate Degree in Geography (German degree comparable to a Bachelor of Science)
    University of Augsburg, Germany

Achievements and Awards

  • 2011 -

    Nomination for the Australian National University College of Asia and the Pacific Teaching Awards
    Australian National University

  • 2007-

    PhD Scholarship funded by the Environmental Economics Research Hub
    Australian Government

  • 2006 - 2007

    Dean's Commendation for High Achievement across all three semesters of the Masters of Natural Resource Economics
    University of Queensland

Current Roles

  • Team member
    Project: Non-market values to inform decison-making and reporting in fisheries and aquaculture - an audit and gap analysis

  • Team member
    Project: Land and ecosystem accounts program (fishery component)

  • Team member
    Project: Natural capital accounting in the primary industries

  • Team member
    Project: Developing MICE (Intermediate Complexity for Ecosystem assessment) for resilience and restoration applications

Other highlights

  • 2019-

    Publicaiton of book 'Buying and selling the environment: how to design and implement a PES scheme'

  • 2017-

    Completion of development of a Payments for Environmental Services scheme in Laos (currently operational)

  • 2010-

    Paper accepted at the World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists

Professional Experiences

  • 2019-present

    Principal Research Scientist

  • 2017-2019

    Visiting Fellow
    Australian National University

  • 2012-2017

    Research Fellow
    Australian National University

  • 2003-2005

    Country manager
    German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), Germany

  • 2001-2003

    Project advisor and assisant to GIZ director in Peru
    German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), Peru

  • 2000-2018

    Several consultancies
    Several government agencies and private entities

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