Marit Kragt is an Assistant Professor at the School of Agricultural & Resource Economics at the University of Western Australia, and a researcher at the UWA Centre of Environmental Economics and Policy. Her research is targeted at helping to solve policy pertinent environmental problems.
A significant proportion of her research focuses on conservation practices in agriculture; formulation of efficient natural resource management policies; and non-market valuation of environmental assets.
She is currently involved in two projects. One project is looking at the tradeoffs between biodiversity and carbon benefits provided by carbon farming. The other project looks at if and how policy makers use scientific and economic when developing environmental policy recommendations, and the use of decision support tools that help decision makers incorporate evidence in the policy development process.