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 has been involved with various interdisciplinary research projects that included multi stakeholders’ engagement. Her research and teaching focus is environmental policy and governance, climate change responses, communicating sustainability and energy justice. Currently, she is engaged in a research project called “CONSUMER FRIDGE BEHAVIOUR AND WASTE REDUCTION OF RED MEAT”.

Nooshin undertook her PhD in the Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group within the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. Her thesis title is “Understanding landholder participation in biodiverse carbon plantings”, which explores the socio-cultural drivers of private landholders who participate in biodiverse carbon plantings on their properties. Furthermore, she explored the opinions of policy makers and academics in the field of carbon and biodiversity. She has also developed a Bayesian Belief Network model (probability modelling) to predict the probability of landholder participation rate in biodiverse carbon plantings. This model investigates the influence of program design, financial incentives and landholder’s value of co-benefits on the predicted participation rate.


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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