Dr Nooshin Torabi

Dr Nooshin Torabi is an interdisciplinary social scientist with experience in undertaking both quantitative and qualitative research in RMIT since 2011.

Nooshin brings a wealth of experience from her involvement in interdisciplinary research projects with diverse stakeholders. Her expertise lies in adaptive governance, climate change responses, sustainability communication, and energy justice. Currently, she is immersed in two research projects: one focusing on sustainable consumption to end food waste, and the other exploring the link between climatic and non-climatic vulnerabilities.

Completed her PhD within the Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group at the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, Nooshin’s thesis delved into the socio-cultural motivations of private landholders participating in biodiverse carbon plantings. Her research also examined the perspectives of policymakers and academics in the carbon and biodiversity realm. Notably, she developed a Bayesian Belief Network model for predicting landholder participation rates in such plantings. This model explored the impact of program design, financial incentives, and landholder values on participation probabilities.

Supervisor interest areas:

  • Climate change responses
  • Higher education and climate change
  • Adaptive governance
  • Climate justice
  • Interdisciplinary sustainable consumption challenges
  • Co-design methodology

B Coffey, FLP Damiens, E Hysing, N Torabi (2022) Assessing biodiversity policy designs in Australia, France and Sweden. Comparative lessons for transformative governance of biodiversity? Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 1-14

GE Garrard, AM Kusmanoff, R Faulkner, CL Samarasekara, A Gordon, … (2020) Understanding Australia’s national feral cat control effort Wildlife Research 47 (8), 698-708

N Torabi, J Lindsay, J Smith, LA Khor, O Sainsbury (2020) Widening the lens: Understanding urban parks as a network Cities 98, 102527

J Kingsley, A Bailey, N Torabi, P Zardo, S Mavoa, T Gray, D Tracey, … (2019) A systematic review protocol investigating community gardening impact measures International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16 (18), 3430

N Torabi (2019) Adaptive Governance Adaptive Governance in Carbon Farming Policies, 15-19

N Torabi (2019) Understanding Stakeholders: Awareness of Carbon Farming Schemes Adaptive Governance in Carbon Farming Policies, 21-46

N Torabi (2019) Landholders’ Sociocultural Drivers Influencing Decision-Making and Participation in Carbon Farming Adaptive Governance in Carbon Farming Policies, 47-62

N Torabi (2019) Understanding Stakeholders: Post-adoption in Carbon Farming Adaptive Governance in Carbon Farming Policies, 63-72

N Torabi (2019) Introduction: Biodiverse Carbon Plantings as a Tool for Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change Adaptive Governance in Carbon Farming Policies, 1-13

N Torabi (2019) Similarities and Differences in Stakeholders’ Voices Adaptive Governance in Carbon Farming Policies, 73-83

HS Clements, MJ Selinske, CL Archibald, B Cooke, JA Fitzsimons, … (2018) Fairness and transparency are required for the inclusion of privately protected areas in publicly accessible conservation databases Land 7 (3), 96

MJ Selinske, B Cooke, N Torabi, MJ Hardy, AT Knight, SA Bekessy (2017) Locating financial incentives among diverse motivations for long-term private land conservation Ecology and Society 22 (2)

FLP Damiens, L Mumaw, A Backstrom, SA Bekessy, B Coffey, R Faulkner, … (2017) Why politics and context matter in conservation policy Global Policy 8 (2), 253-256

GE Garrard, RA Faulkner, L Mata, N Torabi, IR Peterson, A Gordon, (2017) An assessment of the national effort towards feral cat control …RMIT University: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

N Torabi, L Mata, A Gordon, G Garrard, W Wescott, P Dettmann, … (2016) The money or the trees: What drives landholders’ participation in biodiverse carbon plantings?Global ecology and conservation 7, 1-11

N Torabi, B Cooke, SA Bekessy (2016) The role of social networks and trusted peers in promoting biodiverse carbon plantings Australian Geographer 47 (2), 139-156

N Torabi, SA Bekessy Bundling and stacking in bio-sequestration schemes: Opportunities and risks identified by Australian stakeholders Ecosystem Services 15, 84-92

EA Law, BA Bryan, N Torabi, SA Bekessy, CA McAlpine, KA Wilson (2015) Measurement matters in managing landscape carbon Ecosystem Services 13, 6-15

N Torabi (2015) Understanding landholder participation in biodiverse carbon plantings RMIT University

ME Kragt, L Blackmore, T Capon, CJ Robinson, N Torabi, KA Wilson (2014) What are the barriers to adopting carbon farming practices?

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