Conferences

Recent major conference presentations and proceedings

2012

Curtis, A. (2012) The changing social context of farming: challenging contemporary ideas. Invited presentation to the Real Estate Institute of Victoria’s Annual Conference, June 3, Bendigo, Victoria.

Sinclair, K., Curtis, A., Mitchell, M., and Mendham\, E. (2012). Transformative change in contemporary Australian Agriculture. Presented to the 18th International Symposium on Society & Resource Management, June 17-21, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Mendham, E. and Curtis, A. (2012). Changing social landscapes: what does it mean for natural resource management? Presented to the 18th International Symposium on Society & Resource Management, June 17-21, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Rawluk, A., Curtis, A., and Sharp, E. (2012) Exploring the social acceptability of conjunctive surface and groundwater management in farming landscapes: A case study in the Namoi watershed, Australia. Presented to the 18th International Symposium on Society & Resource Management, June 17-21, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Rawluk, A., Curtis, A., Sharp, E. (2012) April 26/27, The social acceptability of MAR in farming landscapes: findings from the Namoi. Presented to the NCGRT National Workshop, MAR in farming landscapes, April 26/27, University House, ANU, Canberra, ACT.

Curtis, A. (2012) The social context of farming: some contemporary trends. Invited presentation to the 2012 Soil Health Forum, June 6, La Trobe University, Wodonga, Victoria.

Curtis, A. (2012) Managed Aquifer Recharge: making better use of water. Presented to the 2012 Groundwater for Decision Makers, May 30, University House, ANU, Canberra, ACT.

Curtis, A., and Mendham, E. (2012) Understanding the social drivers for NRM in the Wimmera region (2011 survey). Presented to the WCMA Board, May 23, Horsham and Stawell, Victoria.

2011

Curtis, A. (2011) Building collaborative research partnerships. A Keynote presentation to the University of Ballarat’s Wimmera Regional Research Forum, November 29, Horsham, Victoria, Australia.

Curtis, A. (2011) Social research for regional NRM. A Keynote presentation to the 2011 NSW Landcare and Catchment Management Conference, Talking differently: new solutions to old problems, September 5-7, Parkes, NSW, Australia.

Merritt W., Ticehurst J., Curtis A., and Pollino, C. (2011) Factors influencing landholder adoption of best management practices, Australian Water Association Conference (Victorian Branch), August 22-23, Wangaratta. Victoria, Australia.

Curtis, A., and Ticehurst, J. (2011) Bayesian Decision Networks: a useful approach for social research? Paper presented to the 17th International Symposium on Society & Resource Management. June 6-9, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Sharp, E., and Curtis A. (2011) Translating lessons learned about building community-agency trust in wildfire management to water reform. Paper presented to the 17th International Symposium on Society & Resource Management. June 6-9, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Mendham, E., and Curtis, A. (2011) Rural landscapes in transition: the drivers and implications of rural property turnover in SE Australia. Paper presented to the 17th International Symposium on Society & Resource Management. June 6-9, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

2010

  1. Curtis, A., and Mitchell, M. (2010) Social research for groundwater management: we know we need it but what is it? Paper presented to the National Groundwater Conference 2010, The challenges of sustainable management. October 31-November 4, Canberra, Australia.

  2. Curtis, A., Mazur, N., Rogers, N., and Thwaites, R. (2010) Understanding rural landholder responses to climate change. Paper presented to the 16th International Symposium on Society & Resource Management Corpus Christi, Texas USA June 6-10, 2010
  3. Mazur, N., and Curtis, A. (2010) Let the river flow: riparian landholder understanding and use of water from the Murrumbidgee. Paper presented to the 16th International Symposium on Society & Resource Management Corpus Christi, Texas USA June 6-10, 2010

2009

  1. Curtis, A. (2009) Social perspectives on water reform, property ownership changes and NRM. Invited key note paper presented to Agri-Business Victoria Summit. August 5-6, Cowes, Victoria, Australia.
  2. Curtis, A. (2009) Providing the missing link: integrating socio-economic and biophysical data for watershed management. Paper presented to the 4th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. July 11-13, Athens, Greece.
  3. R. Thwaites, Curtis, A., Mazur, N., and Race, D. (2009) Understanding rural landholder responses to climate change: factors influencing landholder capacity to adapt. Paper presented to GREENHOUSE 2009: climate change and resources. March 23-26, Perth, Australia.
  4. Thwaites, R., Curtis, A., Mazur, N. and Race, D. (2009). Understanding rural landholder responses to climate change: A social science approach to land management and biodiversity issues. Paper presented to ‘Biodiversity across the borders: Maintaining biodiversity in the face of environmental change conference. 19 June, 2009, University of Ballarat.
  5. Ticehurst, J.L., Curtis, A., and Merritt, W.S. (2009) Analysing social data on adoption of conservation practices: Exploring Bayesian networks. In Anderssen, R.S., R.D. Braddock and L.T.H. Newham (eds) 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand and International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, July 2009, pp. 2450-2456. ISBN: 978-0-9758400-7-8. http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim09/F12/kragt.pdf
  6. Minato, W., Curtis, A., and Allan, C. (2009) Social Research looking at NRM investment and Demographic Change. In Anderssen, R.S., R.D. Braddock and L.T.H. Newham (eds) 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand and International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, July 2009, pp. 2399-2405. ISBN: 978-0-9758400-7-8. http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim09/F12/kragt.pdf
  7. Race, D., and Curtis, A. (2009) Building long-term commitment by landholders to conservation Factors for successful program. Paper presented to 18th World IMACS / MODSIM Congress. 13-17 July 2009, Cairns, Australia. http://mssanz.org.au/modsim09
  8. Race, D. and Curtis, A. (2009). Building long-term commitment by landholders to conservation of native vegetation: Characteristics of successful programs. In: Anderssen, R.S., Braddock, R.D. and Newham, L.T.H. (eds) Interfacing Modelling and Simulation with Mathematical and Computational Sciences. Proceedings of the 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand and International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 13-17 July 2009, pp: 2413-2421.ISBN: 978-0-9758400-7-8. http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim09/
  9. Curtis, A. (2009) Understanding implementation by rural landholders. Paper presented to the Australian Academy of Sciences, 2009 Fenner Conference on the Environment: the art and science of good environmental decision making. March 10-12, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

2008

  1. Stewart, H., Race, D. and Curtis, A. (2008) Expansion of Plantation Frests in the Murray Valley Region of South Eastern Australia: Social Interactions and Prospects. In: D. Race & H. Stewart (eds) Proceedings of the Australian Forest Growers National Conference: Albury-Wodonga 2008. Published by the Australian Forest Growers, ACT. pp: 191-197.
  2. Race, D., Curtis, A., and Stewart, H. (2008) The social context for plantation forestry. Invited keynote address to Plantation Forestry: impact, integration and importance, Murray Regional Development Board, June 18, Albury, NSW, Australia.
  3. Sharp, E., Thwaites, R., Millar, J., & Curtis, A. (2008) Factors contributing to citizen-agency trust before, during and after a wildfire. In Fire, environment and society: From research into practice. Proceedings of The International Bushfire Research Conference incorporating The 15th AFAC Conference, Adelaide, Australia, September 1-3, 2008 (pp. 401-409). Melbourne: Bushfire CRC.

2007

  1. Curtis, A. (2007) Providing the missing link: integrating spatially-referenced social and economic data for watershed management. Juried paper presented to the 13 th International Symposium on Society and Natural Resource Management, June 17-21, Park City , Utah , USA .
  2. Earl, G., Curtis, A., Allan, C., and Turner, V. (2007) Duty of care and stewardship in biodiversity conservation: towards a shared understanding. Paper presented to the 13 th International Symposium on Society and Natural Resource Management, June 17-21, Park City , Utah , USA .
  3. Mitchell, M., Curtis, A., and Davidson, P. (2007) Triple bottom line reporting in irrigation: evaluating its outcomes. Paper presented to the 13 th International Symposium on Society and Natural Resource Management, June 17-21, Park City , Utah , USA .
  4. Mendham, M., and Curtis, A. (2007) Taking over the reins: trends, challenges and opportunities of changing property ownership for NRM. Paper presented to the 13 th International Symposium on Society and Natural Resource Management, June 17-21, Park City , Utah , USA .
  5. Curtis, A. (2007) Building regional capacity: How can we do better? Invited Key Note presentation to the 5 th Australian Stream Management Conference, May 21-25, Albury, NSW, Australia .
  6. Mitchell, M., Curtis, A., and Davidson, P. (2007) Can the ‘triple bottom line’ concept help organisations respond to sustainability issues? Presentation to the 5 th Australian Stream Management Conference, May 21-25, Albury, NSW, Australia .
  7. Curtis, A. (2007) Lessons for governance from regional NRM. Invited Key Note presentation to Engineers Australia and Railway Technical Society of Australasia, Symposium on Regional Rail. February 1, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia .

2006

  1. Allan, C, Curtis, A,Stankey, G, and Shindler, B. (2006) adaptive management and watersheds: a social science perspective. Paper presented to the American Water Resources Association Summer Specialty Conference: Adaptive Management of Water Resources. June 26-28, Missoula, Montana, USA.
  2. Curtis, A. (2006) Providing the knowledge to underpin regional NRM: a social research perspective. Invited presentation to Catchment and Natural Resource Management 2006: Learning to Better Manage Our Catchments. February 23-24, Albury, NSW.
  3. Allan, C, Curtis, A, Howard, J, and Roberton, S. (2006) Informing future practice through evaluation. Paper presented to Veg Futures 2006. March 19-23, Albury, NSW.
  4. Mitchell, M, Curtis, A & Davidson, P. (2006) Making the most of TBL reporting: Evaluating its effectiveness as an agent for change, Irrigation Association of Australia 2006 National Conference. May 9-11, Brisbane, Australia.

2005

  1. Curtis, A. (2005) Regional NRM and salinity: a social research perspective. Key note address to the National PUR$L Workshop, October 21-23, Wellington, NSW.
  2. Curtis, A. (2005) Regional NRM from upside down: a social research perspective. Invited presentation at the University of Melbourne, School of Anthropology, Geography and Environmental Studies Seminar Series, October 12, Melbourne, Victoria.
  3. Allan, C., Davidson, P., and Curtis, A. (2005) Who us? Do the research? Reflections on three participatory action research projects. RIPPLE Conference, September 20-21, Albury, NSW.
  4. Mendham, E., Millar, J., and Curtis, A. (2005) Whose voice counts? Reflections on interpreting farmer identity and relationship with native vegetation management in the Murray Irrigation area of NSW. RIPPLE Conference, September 20-21, Albury, NSW.
  5. Curtis, A. (2005) Social research to underpin catchment management. Presentation to the Communities and Catchments Conference, August 18, Charles Sturt University, Wagga, NSW.
  6. Millar, J., Mendham, E., and Curtis, A. (2005) Engaging landholders in biodiversity conservation. Presentation to the Communities and Catchments Conference, August 18, Charles Sturt University, Wagga, NSW.
  7. Curtis, A. (2005) Integrating social and other data for catchment management. Presentation delivered at invitation of the Pro Vice Chancellor for Research, Professor Wayne Robinson, University of Ballarat, August 11, Ballarat, Victoria.
  8. Lockwood, M., Curtis, A., and Davidson, J. (2005) Regional governance of natural resource management: the Australian experience. The 11th International Symposium on Society and Natural Resources, June 16-19, Ostersund, Sweden.