Asha Gunawardena

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Asha is currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre of Environmental Economics and Policy (CEEP), UWA School of Agriculture and Environment, University of Western Australia. She obtained her PhD on the “Economic analysis of policies to manage water pollution in developing countries” in agricultural and resource economics from the University of Western Australia in 2016.

Asha has 10 years of research experience in agriculture, environmental and development economics in developing countries. Her current research is related to economics of threatened species management and water resource economics in Australia.

Asha’s research interests are in the fields of environmental and resource Economics.

Improved budgetary planning for threatened species and ecological community recovery plans
The worth of wildlife: A meta-regression analysis of global non-market values of threatened species
Ecological Economics
The economics of threatened species management