Dr Michael Vardon

Associate Professor

Research interests

The developement and application of environmental-economic accounting.

  • Vardon, M, Keith, H, Obst, C et al 2018, 'Putting biodiversity into the national accounts: Creating a new paradigm for economic decisions [IN PRESS]', AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment, vol. online, pp. 1-6.
  • Vardon, M, Castaneda, J, Nagy, M et al 2018, 'How the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting can improve environmental information systems and data quality for decision making', Environmental Science and Policy, vol. 89, pp. 83-92.
  • Ruijs, A, Vardon, M, Bass, S et al 2018, 'Natural capital accounting for better policy [IN PRESS]', AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment, vol. online, pp. 1-12.
  • Boyd, J, Bagstad, K, Ingram, J et al 2018, 'The Natural Capital Accounting Opportunity: Let's Really Do the Numbers [IN PRESS]', BioScience, vol. online, pp. 1-4.
  • Ruijs, A & Vardon, M 2018, 2nd Policy Forum on Natural Capital Accounting for Better
    Decision Making: Applications for Sustainable Development (Eds).
  • Keith, H, Vardon, M, Stein, J et al 2017, 'Ecosystem accounts define explicit and spatial trade-offs for managing natural resources', Nature Ecology & Evolution, vol. 1, no. 11, pp. 1683-1692.
  • Vardon, M, Pule, O & Galegane, D 2017, 'Accounting for water use by wildlife-conceptual and practical issues and a case study from Botswana', Water Resources and Economics, vol. 20, pp. 31-39.
  • Vardon, M, Burnett, P & Dovers, S 2016, 'The accounting push and the policy pull: Balancing environment and economic decisions', Ecological Economics, vol. 124, pp. 145-152.
  • Vardon, M, Bass, S, Ahlroth, S, Ruijs, A, eds, 2017, Forum on Natural Capital Accounting for Better Policy Decisions: Taking Stock and Moving Forward., World Bank Group, United States.
  • Bass, S, Ahlroth, S, Ruijs, A, Vardon, M. 2017, 'Natural Capital Accounting for Policy: A Global View of Achievements, Challenges, and Prospects', in Michael Vardon, Steve Bass, Sofia Ahlroth and Arjan Ruijs (ed.), Forum on Natural Capital Accounting for Better Policy Decisions: Taking Stock and Moving Forward, World Bank Group, United States.
  • Vardon, M, King, S, Juhn, D et al 2017, 'The Aichi Targets and Biodiversity Conservation: The Role of Natural Capital Accounting', in Michael Vardon, Steve Bass, Sofia Ahlroth and Arjan Ruijs (ed.), Forum on Natural Capital Accounting for Better Policy Decisions: Taking Stock and Moving Forward, World Bank Group, United States, pp. 205-216pp.
  • Nagy, M, Peevor, S & Vardon, M 2017, 'Applying Natural Capital Accounting to Water Policy', in Michael Vardon, Steve Bass, Sofia Ahlroth and Arjan Ruijs (ed.), Forum on Natural Capital Accounting for Better Policy Decisions: Taking Stock and Moving Forward, World Bank Group, United States, pp. 217-227.
  • Vardon, M, Birt, J & Ingram, J 2017, 'Business and National Accounting for Natural Capital: Toward Improved Understanding and Alignment', in Michael Vardon, Steve Bass, Sofia Ahlroth and Arjan Ruijs (ed.), Forum on Natural Capital Accounting for Better Policy Decisions: Taking Stock and Moving Forward, World Bank Group, United States.
  • Smith, B, Auty, K, Burnett, P et al 2017, 'Natural Capital Accounting for State of the Environment Reporting in the Australian Capital Territory', in Michael Vardon, Steve Bass, Sofia Ahlroth and Arjan Ruijs (ed.), Forum on Natural Capital Accounting for Better Policy Decisions: Taking Stock and Moving Forward, World Bank Group, United States, pp. 45-60.
  • Bass, S, Ahlroth, S, Ruijs, A & Vardon, M. 2017, 'Introduction to the Forum on Natural Capital Accounting for Better Policy Decisions', in Michael Vardon, Steve Bass, Sofia Ahlroth and Arjan Ruijs (ed.), Forum on Natural Capital Accounting for Better Policy Decisions: Taking Stock and Moving Forward, World Bank Group, United States.
  • Bass, S, Ahlroth, S, Ruijs, A, Vardon, M. 2017, 'The Policy and Institutional Context for Natural Capital Accounting', in Michael Vardon, Steve Bass, Sofia Ahlroth and Arjan Ruijs (ed.), Forum on Natural Capital Accounting for Better Policy Decisions: Taking Stock and Moving Forward, World Bank Group, United States.
  • Vardon, M & Burnett, P 2016, Why we need environmental accounts alongside national accounts, pp. 3pp..
  • Vardon, M & Burnett, P 2015, Better budgeting with environmental accounting, pp. 4pp..
  • Lindenmayer, D, Burns, E, Tennant, P et al 2015, 'Contemplating the future: Acting now on long-term monitoring to answer 2050's questions', Austral Ecology, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 213-224.
  • Obst, C & Vardon, M 2014, 'Recording environmental assets in the national accounts', Oxford Review of Economic Policy, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 126-144.
  • Vardon, M, Martinez-Lagunes, R, Gan, H et al 2012, 'The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting for Water: Development, Implementation and Use', in Jayne M. Godfrey and Keryn Chalmers (ed.), Water Accounting: International Approaches to Policy and Decision-making, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Cheltenham, United Kingdom, pp. 32-57pp.
  • Vardon, M, Brocklehurst, P, Woinarski, J et al 2001, 'Seasonal habitat use by flying-foxes, Pteropus alecto and P. scapulatus (Megachiroptera), in monsoonal Australia', Journal of Zoology, vol. 253, pp. 523-535.
  • Vardon, M & Tidemann, C 2000, 'The Black Flying-Fox: Juvenile Mortality', Australian Journal of Zoology, vol. 48, pp. 91-97.
  • Tidemann, C, Vardon, M, Loughland, R et al 1999, 'Dry season camps of flying-foxes (Pteropus spp.) in Kakadu World Heritage Area, north Australia', Journal of Zoology, vol. 247, pp. 155-163.