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Professor Shahbaz Mushtaq

Professor Shahbaz Mushtaq
Name Shahbaz Mushtaq
Position Professor (Agricultural Economics and Climate Finance)
Section Centre for Applied Climate Sciences (Research)
Office TA121
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2019
Extension 2019
Qualifications MSc(Hons) NWFP AgUni , PhD Phillipines

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified ( 050299 )
  • Agriculture, Land and Farm Management not elsewhere classified ( 070199 )
  • Applied Economics not elsewhere classified ( 140299 )

Research interests
Hydrological-economics modelling for water allocation, demand management and water trading;

Economic implications of climate variability and climate change on agricultural and water resources; impact of various water and climate policies on agricultural production and water use efficiency;

Adoption and impact of water saving irrigation technologies and water policies;

Common resources, collection actions and their implication on resources use and sustainability;

Estimating energy, water and economic productivity of various crops and agricultural systems; assessing water and energy tradeoffs in various production system and biofuels; and

Developing new financial tools and climate responsive insurance policies.

Research most recent
Mushtaq, S., Chen, C., Hafeez, M., Maroulis, J., Gabriel, H., 2012. The economics value of improved agrometeorological information to irrigators amid climate variability. International Journal of Climatology, Volume 32, Issue 4, pages 567–581

Khair M, S., Mushtaq, S., Culas, R., Hafeez, M. 2012. Grounwater markets under the water scarcity conditions in upland Balochistan, Pakistan. Agricultural System Volume 107, Pages 21–32

Mushtaq, S., Maraseni, N. T., 2011. Technological change in the Australian irrigation industry: Implications for future resource management and policy development. Waterlines Report Series No [53.], August 2011. National Water Commission, Canberra. Australia.

Mushtaq, S., Moghaddasi, S., 2011. Evaluating the Potentials of Deficit Irrigation as an Adaptive Response to Climate Change and Environmental Demand. In print Environmental Science & Policy. doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2011.07.007

Danh T, V, Mushtaq, S., 2011. Living with Floods: An Evaluation of the Resettlement Program of the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. In Environmental Change and Agricultural Sustainability in the Mekong Delta Advances in Global Change Research, 2011, Volume 45, Part 2, 181-204, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0934-8_11

Research most notable
Mushtaq, S., D. Dawe, H. Lin and P. Moya. 2007. An Assessment of Collective Action for Pond Management in the Zhanghe Irrigation System (ZIS), China. Agricultural System. Vol. 92 pages 140-156

Mushtaq, S., Maraseni, T. N., Maroulis, J., Hafeez, M., 2009. Energy and water tradeoffs in enhancing food security: A Selective International Assessment. Energy Policy, vol. 37, Issue 9, Pages 3635-3644. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2009.04.030

Publications in ePrints

Nguyen-Huy, Thong ORCID: and Deo, Ravinesh C.ORCID: and Yaseen, Zaher Mundher and Mushtaq, Shahbaz and Prasad, Ramendra (2021) Bayesian Markov Chain Monte Carlo-based copulas: factoring the role of large-scale climate indices in monthly flood prediction. In: Intelligent data analytics for decision-support systems in hazard mitigation: theory and practice of hazard mitigation. Springer Transactions in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Springer, Singapore, pp. 29-47. ISBN 978-981-15-5771-2

Mushtaq, Shahbaz and Kath, JarrodORCID: and Stone, Roger and Henry, Ross and Laderach, Peter and Reardon-Smith, Kathryn and Cobon, David and Marcussen, Torben and Cliffe, Neil and Kristiansen, Paul and Pischke, Frederik (2020) Creating positive synergies between risk management and transfer to accelerate food system climate resilience. Climatic Change. ISSN 0165-0009

Mai, Thanh and Mushtaq, Shahbaz and Reardon-Smith, Kate and Webb, Paul and Stone, Roger and Kath, JarrodORCID: (2020) Defining flood risk management strategies: a systems approach. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 47:101550.

Alam, G. M. Monirul and Alam, KhorshedORCID: and Mushtaq, Shahbaz and Sarker, Md Nazirul Islam and Hossain, Moazzem (2020) Hazards, food insecurity and human displacement in rural riverine Bangladesh: implications for policy. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 43 (Article 101364).

Nguyen-Huy, Thong ORCID: and Kath, JarrodORCID: and Mushtaq, Shahbaz and Cobon, David and Stone, Gordon and Stone, Roger (2020) Integrating El Nino-Southern Oscillation information and spatial diversification to minimize risk and maximize profit for Australian grazing enterprises. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 40 (Article 4). ISSN 1774-0746

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