Grants obtained

Allan has gained in excess of $8.290 million in research grants, including $6.89 million over the past 10 years.

He has been awarded Australian Research Council funding through the SPIRT and Large Grant programs and through the general calls by the Rural Industries R&D Corporations, including RIRDC and LWA.

  • National Environmental Research Program, Landscapes and Policy Hub: Integrating community values into regional sustainability planning. With Dr Christopher Raymond (CSU). (2012/2013). $175,000.
  • North Central Catchment Management Authority: North Central Social Benchmarking Study. (2013/2014). $35,000 (Stage 1). With Dr Emily Mendham (CSU).
  • Department of Sustainability and Environment: "Critical review of available information
    relating to enjoyment and appreciation of the natural environment
    associated with Victoria's existing marine protected areas. With Dr Penny Davidson (CSU), (2013-2014). $37,000.
  • Fisheries Research and Development Corporation: Let’s Talk Fish: Assisting industry to understand and inform conversations about the sustainability of wild-catch fishing. With Dr Nicole Mazur (CSU). (2012/2013/2014). $195,000.
  • Joint Fires Science Program (USA): Managing multi-functional landscapes at the interface of public forests and private land: advancing understanding through a comparison of experience in the US and Australia. With Dr Eric Toman (Ohio State) and Dr Hannah Brenkert-Smith, University of Colorado. (2012/2013/2014). $168,917.
  • Australian Research Council/ National Water Commission, ARC/NWC National Groundwater Research and Training Centre (NCGRT): Program 5: Integrating socio-economics, policy and decision support systems (social research component). (2009-2014). $650,000 (Plus $65K from NSW Govt; plus $200K from NCGRT). Total funding $915,000.
  • Joint Fire Science Program (USA): Advancing Knowledge about Citizen-Agency Trust in Wildland Fire Management: A Collaborative Assessment Framework for the U.S. and Australia. With Prof Bruce Shindler, Oregon State University; Dr Emily Sharp, CSU, Dr Sarah McCaffrey, USA Forest Service, Dr Tara McGee, University of Alberta, Dr Bonita McFarlane, NR Can Canadian Forest Service (2010/2013/2014).
  • Wimmera Catchment Management Authority: Third Wimmera Region Social Benchmarking Study. With Dr Emily Mendham (2011/12). $79,000.
  • Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Commonwealth Environmental Research Facilities Program (CERF Landscape Logic): Project 2: social research. (2007/08/09/10/11). $630,000. Plus $95,000 Extensions (a) and (b).
  • CRC Cotton Catchment Communities/ ANU: Exploring the social construction of risk in the groundwater context. With Dr Emily Mendham. (2011). $100,000.
  • North East Catchment Management Authority: Landscape-scale conservation of threatened grassy woodlands in the Greater Murray-Goulburn Catchment. With Dr Digby Race. (2011). $34,650.
  • CRC Cotton Catchment Communities/ ANU: Understanding landholder responses to water reform and climate change in the Namoi Valley. With Dr Emily Sharp. (2011/2013). $150,000.
  • Department of Sustainability and Environment: Coastcare group activity survey 2009. (2009/2010). $11,000.
  • University of Tasmania: Strategic research plan for School of Geography and Environmental Studies. (2010). $11,000.
  • State Water NSW: Landholder use of stock and domestic and riparian rights to access Murrumbidgee River water. With Dr Nicole Mazur. (2009/10). $127,000.
  • NSW Natural Resources Commission and Murray CMA: Transformation for resilient landscapes and communities – Murray case study. With Dr Rod Griffith, Dr Michael Mitchell, Professor Valerie Brown (ANU), Dr Brian Walker. (2009/2010). $80,000.
  • Department of Sustainability and Environment: Landcare group activity survey 2009. (2009/2010). $81,000.
  • North Central Catchment Management Authority: Understanding landholder participation in the Loddon Stressed Rivers Program. (2009/2010). $99,000.
  • CRC Future Farm Industries: Drive-in-drive-out farming: trends and implications (2009/10/11). With Dr Robert Farquharson (Melb Uni), Dr Angela Ragusa and Gina Lennox. $115,000.
  • CRC Future Farm Industries: Including community values in regional NRM decision making. (2008/09/10). With Professor David Pannell (UWA), Dr Anna Ridely (Vic DPI), Dr Catherine Allan. $115,000.
  • Natural Heritage Trust: Landholder adaptation to climate variability. With Dr Rik Thwaites. (2007/08). $88,000.
  • Wimmera Catchment Management Authority: Wimmera region social benchmarking study. (2007/08). $110,000.
  • Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority: Landholder management of the Mid-Goulburn River frontage. With Dr Digby Race. (2007/08). $45,000.
  • Land and Water Australia: Exploring business process improvements for quality regional NRM service delivery. With Dr Rod Griffith, Dr John Dean, Professor Kevin Parton. (2006). $91,000.
  • Natural Heritage Trust (via North East Catchment Management Authority): Social research to underpin implementation and evaluation of the riparian pilot project in the Ovens valley. With Dr Catherine Allan and Jonathon Howard. (2005/6/7/08). $110,000.
  • Water for Rivers: Assessing irrigator responses to channel automation in the Goulburn Murray Irrigation area. With Dr Digby Race. (2006). $80,000.
  • Land and Water Australia: Pathways to good practice in regional NRM governance. With Dr Michael Lockwood, Dr Elaine Stratford and Dr Julie Davidson. (2006/07). $357,000.
  • CRC for Irrigation Futures: Understanding farmer adoption of irrigation efficiency tools. With Dr Penny Davidson. (2007/09). $150,000.
  • Corangamite Catchment Management Authority: Social benchmarking for the Corangamite CMA. With Dr Digby Race, Penny Cooke and Simon McDonald. (2006). $99,000.
  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR): Reinforcing the social and community dimensions of ACIAR projects to deliver livelihood impacts. With Dr Digby Race and Dr Joanne Millar. (2006/7). $83,000.
  • Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry-Australia: Assessing the health of the Landcare movement: Victorian Landcare group survey 2004. National Landcare Program, (2004/5). $110,000.
  • CRC Plant-based solutions for Dryland Salinity: Defining landholder duty of care to achieve vegetation outcomes for regional NRM. (2005/6/7). With Dr Catherine Allan and Gill Earl. $115,000.
  • CRC Irrigation Futures: Does triple bottom line reporting enhance capacity to move to more sustainable irrigation? (2005/6/7). With Dr Penny Davidson and Michael Mitchell. $115,000.
  • Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation, SA: Review of SA Landcare Groups. (2005/06). With Jonathon Sobels and Penny Cooke. $48,000.
  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR): Community partnerships for plantation forestry: Enhancing rural incomes from forestry in eastern Indonesia and Australia. With Dr Digby Race. (2005/6/7). $400,000.
  • Natural Heritage Trust (National Component): Providing social data at the catchment scale to underpin NHT implementation and evaluation. (2002-2007 with regional projects in the Lachlan (NSW), Glenelg Hopkins (Vic), Queensland Murray-Darling (Qld) and Burnett/Mary (Qld) catchments). With Ian Byron and Jacinta MacKay, BRS. (2002/3/4). $600,000.
  • National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality (via NSW DPI): Social impacts of changing land-use to manage dryland salinity: Boorowa catchment NSW. With Dr Digby Race. (2005/06). $225,000.
  • National Landcare Program (via North East Catchment Management Authority): Evaluating the Rural Land Stewardship Program. With Gillian Earl and Dr Catherine Allan. (2005). $30,000.
  • Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation: Assessment and communication of risk in agricultural quarantine issues. (2004/06). With Professor Margaret Alston and Andrea Grant. $220,000 (RIRDC $112,000; DAFF $20,000).
  • Murray Irrigation Limited: Understanding landholder adoption of biodiversity conservation practices in the MIA. With Dr Jo Millar and Emily Mendham. (2005). $10,000.
  • North East Catchment Management Authority: Evaluation of the NECMA project, Evaluating the water quality of the Little Snowy Creek. With Dr Digby Race. (2005). $20,000.
  • Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry-Australia: Monitoring and evaluation of the National Landcare Program, BRS/ABARE. (2004/5/6/7). $500,000.
  • Pratt Water Project: Social profile of the Murrumbidgee Valley. With Shannon Kelson and Elisabeth Herreria, BRS. (2003). $55,000.
  • Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry-Australia: Social profile of the Great Artesian Basin. With Con Charalambou, BRS. (2003). $35,000.
  • Land and Water Australia: Identifying regional planning skills needs for integrated natural resource management. With Dr Heather Aslin, BRS. (2002) $45,000.
  • Land and Water Australia: Mapping regional capacity. With Dr Trevor Webb, BRS. (2002) $80,000.
  • Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry-Australia: Community perceptions of aquaculture. With Dr Nicki Mazur and Dr Heather Aslin, BRS (2002/2003) $89,000.
  • Department of Natural Resources and Environment: Evaluation of the North East Catchment Salinity Management Strategy. With Catherine Allan, CSU. (2002) $25,000.
  • Bureau of Rural Sciences: Rethinking Country: an integrated spatial project exploring the meaning and impact of the suburbanisation of rural land. With staff at BRS. (2002/2003) $100,000.
  • Australian Research Council - Strategic Partnership with Industry, Research & Training (SPIRT): Investigating the impact of Landcare groups linking together in networks. ARC ($60,000) and Department of Natural Resources and Environment ($15,000). (1998-2000) $75,000.
  • Australian Research Council – Large Grant. Humans valuing nature: from beliefs to public policy. With Dr Michael Lockwood, CSU. (1999-2001) $85,000.
  • Land and Water Australia – Assessing and managing burnout in Landcare members, leaders and coordinators. With Ian Byron, CSU. (2001-2002) $30,000.
  • Australian Academy of Sciences – 2002 Fenner Conference on the Environment. With Dr Ben Wilson, CSU. (2001-2002) $150,000.
  • Wimmera Catchment Management Authority: Landholder willingness and capacity to undertake Landcare works in the Wimmera catchment. (2002) $69,000.
  • Wimmera Catchment Management Authority and Natural Heritage Trust: Brokering Landcare volunteers. With Andrea Grant, CSU. (2002) $16,000.
  • Murray-Darling Basin Commission: Policy options to improve adoption of Goulburn/Broken Salinity Management Plan. MDBC ($106,450) and Department of Natural Resources and Environment and Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority ($45,000). (1998-2001). $151,000.
  • Charles Sturt University. Key Researcher Program: Key Researcher for 2000-2001. $40,000.
  • Murray-Darling Basin Commission: Evaluating options for landuse change. With the North East Catchment Management Authority. (2000-2001). $55,000.
  • West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority: Identifying Landcare support needs in West Gippsland. (2001). With Mr Jonathan Sobels. CSU. $40,000.
  • Land and Water Australia: Investigating landholder management of river frontages. With Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority. With Professor Alistar Robertson, CSU. (2001) $12,000.
  • Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation: Chapter in book: Processes and institutions for resource and environmental management: Australian experiences. (1999-2000) $5,000.
  • Department of Land and Water Conservation: Assessment of the socio-economic impacts of the Riverina Highlands Regional Vegetation Management Plan. With Dr Michael Lockwood, CSU. (2000) $25,000.
  • Natural Heritage Trust and the Department of Natural Resources and Environment: Needs assessment of pilot project identifying Landcare group support needs. (1999) $20,000.
  • Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation: Social factors affecting farm forestry. With Digby Race, CSU. (1995/1996) $125,000.
  • Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation: Market, economic and social assessment of low rainfall Carob agroforestry in the Murray Valley. With Digby Race, CSU, and Bill Booth. (1996-1997) $36,500.
  • Department of Primary Industries and Energy: National evaluation of landcare groups in Australia. With Dr Terry De Lacy, CSU. (1993-1994). $49,000.
  • National Soil Conservation Program: Assessing landcare effectiveness in mobilising community action. With Dr Terry De Lacy, CSU. (1993-1994). $25,000.
  • Murray-Darling Basin Commission NRMS: The role of indigenous knowledge within agricultural information systems for managing perennial grasses in high recharge areas of the Murray-Darling Basin. (1994-1997) $53,000.
  • Department of Primary Industries and Energy: Evaluation of national farm forestry program. With Digby Race, CSU. (1995) $54,000.
  • Murray-Darling Basin Commission NRMS: Review of NRMS projects related to the riverine environment.With Professor Alistar Robertson, CSU.(1995) $47,000.
  • Environment Austalia: Evaluation of the One Billion Trees Program. With Digby Race, CSU. (1997) $55,000.
  • Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation: Landholder perceptions of remnant vegetation in box-ironbark region of northern Victoria. With Dr Stephen Hamilton, Melbourne University. (1996-1997) $72,250.
  • Department of Natural Resources and Environment: Victorian Landcare group survey. With Marike Van Nouhuys, CSU. (1998) $28,000.
  • Victorian Departments of Agriculture and Conservation and Natural Resources: The group activities report process. (1994) $10,000, (1995) $16,000.
  • Queensland Department of Primary Industries: Assessing the effectiveness of landcare groups. (1994) $11,000.
  • Broken Hill City Council: Assessment of arid zone ecotourism. With Dr Dirk Spennemann, CSU. (1993) $25,000.
  • National Landcare Program: Mapping salinity in north east Victoria. (1995) $12,000.
  • Murray-Darling Basin Commission: Community consultation for Wetlands Management Strategy. (1995) $15,000.
  • Department of Natural Resources and Environment and Goulburn Murray Landcare Network: Investigating Landcare participation and burnout. (1999-2000) $12,000.
  • Department of Natural Resources and Environment: Exploring Landcare attrition in the Westernport region. (1999-2000) ($8,000).
  • Department of Agriculture Victoria: Evaluation of perennial pasture program in the Upper Murray (1994) $6,000.
  • DPIE National Farm Forestry Program: Landholder attitudes to commercial agreements. (1994) $6,000.
  • North East Victoria Landcare Groups: Catchment management mapping project. (1994-1996) $13,000.