Alec Zuo

Dr Alec Zuo

Associate Professor

School of Economics and Public Policy

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Alec Zuo is an Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide. His research focuses on environmental and agricultural economics, water markets, climate change, mental health, and consumer food related behaviour in general.

Dr Zuo holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with First Class Honours from Lingnan University in Hong Kong, and a PhD from the University of South Australia.

As both an individual researcher and as part of expert teams, Dr Zuo has been the recipient of a range of grants to support his research, from organisations including the Federal Department of the Environment, the Department of Agriculture, Australian National Commission, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), the National Climate Change Adaption Research Facility (NCCARF), and the National Water Commission.

Dr Zuo has co-authored a book on the role of water markets in climate change adaption, has published over 50 book chapters and refereed journal articles, and has presented his research at conferences throughout Australia and internationally.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Seidl, C., Wheeler, S. A., & Zuo, A. (2021). The drivers associated with Murray-Darling Basin irrigators’ future farm adaptation strategies. Journal of Rural Studies, 83, 187-200.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2021 Haensch, J., Wheeler, S. A., & Zuo, A. (2021). Explaining permanent and temporary water market trade patterns within local areas in the southern Murray–Darling Basin. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 65(2), 318-348.
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    2021 Wheeler, S. A., Nauges, C., & Zuo, A. (2021). How stable are Australian farmers’ climate change risk perceptions? New evidence of the feedback loop between risk perceptions and behaviour. Global Environmental Change, 68, 1-14.
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    2021 Zuo, A., Wheeler, S. A., & Sun, H. (2021). Flying over the farm: understanding drone adoption by Australian irrigators. Precision Agriculture, 1-19.
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    2021 Li, D., Hou, L., & Zuo, A. (2021). Informal institutions and grassland protection: Empirical evidence from pastoral regions in China. Ecological Economics, 188, 1-10.
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    2021 Deng, H., Guana, B., Wang, J., Zuo, A., Wang, Z., & Sun, T. (2021). Seasonal Land Fallowing Policy in Response to Groundwater Overdraft in the North China Plain. Water Alternatives, 14(2), 371-394.
    2021 Dumbrell, N. P., Adamson, D., Zuo, A., & Wheeler, S. A. (2021). How do natural resource dependent firms gain and lose a social licence?. Global Environmental Change, 70, 102355.
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    2020 Seidl, C., Wheeler, S. A., & Zuo, A. (2020). Treating water markets like stock markets: Key water market reform lessons in the Murray-Darling Basin. Journal of Hydrology, 581, 124399-1-124399-16.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS11
    2020 Daghagh Yazd, S., Wheeler, S., & Zuo, A. (2020). Understanding the impacts of water scarcity and socio-economic demographics on farmer mental health in the Murray-Darling Basin. Ecological Economics, 169, 106564-1-106564-9.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS2
    2020 Wheeler, S. A., Xu, Y., & Zuo, A. (2020). Modelling the climate, water and socio-economic drivers of farmer exit in the Murray-Darling Basin. Climatic Change, 158(3-4), 551-574.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS10
    2020 Seidl, C., Wheeler, S., & Zuo, A. (2020). High turbidity: water valuation and accounting in the Murray-Darling Basin. Agricultural Water Management, 230, 1-13.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS9
    2020 Kandulu, J., Wheeler, S., Zuo, A., & Sim, N. (2020). The impact of microcredit loans on school enrolment in Bangladesh. Journal of Development Studies, 56(9), 1725-1744.
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    2020 Zuo, A., Hou, L., & Huang, Z. (2020). How does farmers' current usage of crop straws influence the willingness-to-accept price to sell?. Energy Economics, 86, 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2020 HUANG, Z. Y., ZUO, A., SUN, J. M., & GUO, Y. Z. (2020). Potato farmers' preference for agricultural insurance in China: An investigation using the choice experimental method. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 19(4), 1137-1148.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS2
    2020 Wheeler, S., Carmody, E., Grafton, R., Kingsford, R., & Zuo, A. (2020). The rebound effect on water extraction from subsidising irrigation infrastructure in Australia. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 159, 104755-1-104755-17.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS21
    2020 de Bonviller, S., Wheeler, S., & Zuo, A. (2020). The dynamics of groundwater water markets: price leadership and groundwater demand elasticity in the Murrumbidgee, Australia. Agricultural Water Management, 239, 106204-1-106204-11.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2020 Zuo, A., Wang, J., & Huang, Q. (2020). Willingness to accept compensation for land fallowing: results from a survey of village representatives in Northern China. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 64(3), 845-866.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2020 Abebe, F., Zuo, A., Ann Wheeler, S., Bjornlund, H., van Rooyen, A., Pittock, J., . . . Chilundo, M. (2020). Irrigators’ willingness to pay for the adoption of soil moisture monitoring tools in South-Eastern Africa. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 36(sup1), 1-22.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS5
    2020 Manero, A., Bjornlund, H., Wheeler, S., Zuo, A., Mdemu, M., Van Rooyen, A., & Chilundo, M. (2020). Growth and inequality at the micro scale: an empirical analysis of farm incomes within smallholder irrigation systems in Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Mozambique. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 36(Suppl. 1), S224-S245.
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    2020 Wheeler, S. A., Zuo, Z., & Kandulu, J. (2020). What water are we really pumping? The nature and extent of surface and groundwater substitutability in Australia and implications for water management policies. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 1-11.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2019 Daghagh Yazd, S., Wheeler, S. A., & Zuo, A. (2019). Key risk factors affecting farmers' mental health: a systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(23), 4849-1-4849-23.
    DOI Scopus36 WoS30 Europe PMC11
    2019 de Bonviller, S., Zuo, A., & Wheeler, S. A. (2019). Is there evidence of insider trading in Australian water markets?. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 63(2), 307-327.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5
    2019 Haensch, J., Wheeler, S., & Zuo, A. (2019). Do neighbors influence irrigators’ permanent water selling decisions in Australia?. Journal of Hydrology, 572, 732-744.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS11
    2019 Zuo, A., & Wheeler, S. (2019). Maximising the use of national pollution data: views from stakeholders in Australia. Journal of Cleaner Production, 222, 455-463.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS3
    2019 Manero, A., Wheeler, S. A., Zuo, A., & Mdemu, M. (2019). Exploring the head versus tail-end dichotomy on yield and farm incomes in smallholder irrigation schemes in Tanzania. Water Resources Research, 55(5), 4322-4342.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS6
    2019 Zuo, A., Qiu, F., & Wheeler, S. A. (2019). Examining volatility dynamics, spillovers and government water recovery in Murray-Darling Basin water markets. Resource and Energy Economics, 58, 101113-1-101113-16.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS9
    2019 Daghagh Yazd, S., Wheeler, S. A., & Zuo, A. (2019). Exploring the drivers of irrigator mental health in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. Sustainability, 11(21), 1-15.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3
    2019 Bjornlund, H., Zuo, A., Wheeler, S., Parry, K., Pittock, J., Mdemu, M., & Moyo, M. (2019). The dynamics of the relationship between household decision-making and farm household income in small-scale irrigation schemes in southern Africa. Agricultural Water Management, 213, 135-145.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS18
    2018 Xu, Y., Wheeler, S., & Zuo, A. (2018). Will boys’ mental health fare worse under a hotter climate in Australia?. Population and Environment, 40(2), 158-181.
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    2018 Wheeler, S., Haensch, J., Edwards, J., Schirmer, J., & Zuo, A. (2018). Quantifying an integral ecology framework: a case study of the Riverina, Australia. Earth’s Future, 6(2), 192-212.
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    2018 Wheeler, S., Zuo, A., & Loch, A. (2018). Water torture: unravelling the psychological distress of irrigators in Australia. Journal of Rural Studies, 62, 183-194.
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    2018 Zuo, A. (2018). China: Innovative Green Development, 2nd edition. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS, 62(4), 708-709.
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    2017 Lu, Z., & Zuo, A. (2017). Child disability, welfare payments, marital status and mothers’ labor supply: evidence from Australia. Cogent Economics and Finance, 5(1), 1339769.
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    2017 Huang, Z., Wang, J., & Zuo, A. (2017). Chinese farmers’ willingness to accept compensation to practice safe disposal of HPAI infected chicken. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 139(A), 67-75.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2017 Wheeler, S., & Zuo, Z. (2017). The impact of drought and water scarcity on irrigator farm exit intentions in the Murray-Darling Basin. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 61(3), 1-20.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS7
    2017 Wheeler, S., Zuo, A., Bjornlund, H., Mdemu, M., van Rooyen, A., & Munguambe, P. (2017). An overview of extension use in irrigated agriculture and case studies in south-eastern Africa. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 33(5), 755-769.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS24
    2016 Haensch, J., Wheeler, S., Zuo, A., & Bjornlund, H. (2016). The Impact of water and soil salinity on water market trading in the Southern Murray-Darling Basin. Water Economics and Policy, 02(01), 1650004-1-1650004-26.
    DOI Scopus6
    2016 Haensch, J., Wheeler, S. A., Zuo, A., & Bjornlund, H. (2016). The Impact of Water and Soil Salinity on Water Market Trading in the Southern Murray–Darling Basin. Water Economics and Policy, 02(01), 1-26.
    2016 Haensch, J., Wheeler, S. A., Zuo, A., & Bjornlund, H. (2016). The Impact of Water and Soil Salinity on Water Market Trading in the Southern Murray–Darling Basin. Water Economics and Policy, 02(01), 1-26.
    2016 Nauges, C., Wheeler, S., & Zuo, A. (2016). Elicitation of irrigators' risk preferences from observed behaviour. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 60(3), 442-458.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS14
    2015 Zuo, A., Wheeler, S., & Edwards, J. (2015). Understanding and encouraging greater nature engagement in Australia: results from a national survey. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 59(6), 1107-1125.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS6
    2015 Zuo, A., Wheeler, S., Bjornlund, H., Edwards, J., & Xu, W. (2015). Exploring generational differences towards water resources and policy preferences of water re-allocation in Alberta, Canada. Water Resources Management, 29(14), 5073-5089.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5
    2015 Zuo, A., Wheeler, S., Adamowicz, W., Boxall, P., & Hatton-MacDonald, D. (2015). Measuring price elasticities of demand and supply of water entitlements based on stated and revealed preference data. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 98(1), 314-332.
    DOI Scopus26 WoS23
    2015 Wheeler, S. A., Zuo, A., & Loch, A. (2015). Watering the farm: comparing organic and conventional irrigation water use in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. Ecological Economics, 112, 78-85.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS16
    2015 Zuo, A., Wheeler, S. A., Boxall, P., Adamowicz, W. L. V., & Hatton Macdonald, D. (2015). Identifying water prices at which Australian farmers will exit Irrigation: results of a stated preference survey. Economic Record, 91(Suppl. 1), 109-123.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS12
    2015 Zuo, A., Nauges, C., & Wheeler, S. (2015). Farmers' exposure to risk and their temporary water trading. European Review of Agricultural Economics, 42(1), 1-24.
    DOI Scopus28 WoS24
    2014 Zuo, A., Brooks, R., Wheeler, S., Harris, E., & Bjornlund, H. (2014). Understanding irrigator bidding behavior in Australian water markets in response to uncertainty. Water, 6(11), 3457-3477.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4
    2014 Wheeler, S., Zuo, A., & Bjornlund, H. (2014). Investigating the delayed on-farm consequences of selling water entitlements in the Murray-Darling Basin. Agricultural Water Management, 145, 72-82.
    DOI Scopus28 WoS22
    2014 Wheeler, S., Zuo, A., & Hughes, N. (2014). The impact of water ownership and water market trade strategy on Australian irrigators' farm viability. Agricultural Systems, 129, 81-92.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS18
    2014 Wheeler, S., Zuo, A., & Bjornlund, H. (2014). Australian irrigators’ recognition of the need for more environmental water flows and intentions to donate water allocations. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 57(1), 104-122.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS11
    2014 Wheeler, S., Loch, A., Zuo, A., & Bjornlund, H. (2014). Reviewing the adoption and impact of water markets in the Murray–Darling Basin, Australia. Journal of Hydrology, 518(PA), 28-41.
    DOI Scopus103 WoS90
    2013 Bjornlund, H., Zuo, A., Wheeler, S., Xu, W., & Edwards, J. (2013). Policy preferences for water sharing in Alberta, Canada. Water Resources and Economics, 1, 93-110.
    DOI Scopus12
    2013 Wheeler, S., Zuo, A., & Bjornlund, H. (2013). Farmers’ climate change beliefs and adaptation strategies for a water scarce future in Australia. Global Environmental Change, 23(2), 537-547.
    DOI Scopus134 WoS130
    2013 Tan, Y., Zuo, A., & Hugo, G. (2013). Environment-related resettlement in China: A case study of the Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 22(1), 77-107.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS10
    2012 Wheeler, S., Zuo, A., Bjornlund, H., & Miller, C. (2012). Selling the farm silver? Understanding water sales to the Australian government. Environmental and Resource Economics, 52(1), 133-154.
    DOI Scopus44 WoS37
    2012 Wheeler, S., Bjornlund, H., Zuo, A., & Edwards, J. (2012). Handing down the farm? The increasing uncertainty of irrigated farm succession in Australia. Journal of Rural Studies, 28(3), 266-275.
    DOI Scopus55 WoS53
    2012 Zuo, A., & Round, D. (2012). The impact of foreign direct investment on domestic supplier industries within Chinese provinces. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 17(3), 383-398.
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    2010 Wheeler, S., Bjornlund, H., Zuo, A., & Shanahan, M. (2010). Erratum to "The changing profile of water traders in the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District, Australia" by Wheeler et al. [Agric. Water Manage. 97, (2010), 1333-1343]. Agricultural Water Management, 98(1), 222-225.
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    2010 Wheeler, S., Bjornlund, H., Zuo, A., & Shanahan, M. (2010). The changing profile of water traders in the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District, Australia. Agricultural Water Management, 97(9), 1333-1343.
    DOI Scopus38 WoS32
    2010 Lu, Z. H., & Zuo, A. (2010). Effects of a child's disability on affected female's labour supply in Australia. Australian Economic Papers, 49(3), 222-240.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS8
    2010 Zuo, A., Bjornlund, H., Wheeler, S., Khan, E., & Corral de Zubielqui, C. (2010). Exploring Attitudes to Water Re-Allocation in Southern Alberta. University of Lethbridge: Lethbridge, Canada.
    2009 Wheeler, S., Bjornlund, H., Shanahan, M., & Zuo, A. (2009). Who trades water allocations? Evidence of the characteristics of early adopters in the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District, Australia 1998-1999. Agricultural Economics, 40(6), 631-643.
    DOI Scopus35 WoS30
    2008 Round, D. K., & Zuo, A. (2008). The welfare goal of antitrust laws in Asia: For whom should the law toil?. Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, 22(2), 31-56.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2008 Wheeler, S., Bjornlund, H., Shanahan, M., & Zuo, A. (2008). Price elasticity of water allocations demand in the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 52(1), 37-55.
    DOI Scopus60 WoS55
    Zuo, A., Bjornlund, H., & Wheeler, S. A. (n.d.). Changing water value perceptions and water policy preferences along the rural-urban gradient in Southern Alberta.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2021 Xu, Y., Wheeler, S. A., & Zuo, A. (2021). Heterogenous Impacts of Climate on Agricultural Industries Farm Exit Patterns in the Murray-Darling Basin of Australia. In The Palgrave Handbook of Climate Resilient Societies (pp. 1-24). Springer International Publishing.
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    2016 Haensch, J., Wheeler, S., & Zuo, A. (2016). The contribution of spatial analysis to water management: a case study of the MDB, Australia. In J. Daniels (Ed.), Advances in Environmental Research (Vol. 51, 1 ed., pp. 77-102). New York: Nova Science.
    2014 Bjornlund, H., Zuo, A., Wheeler, S., & Xu, W. (2014). Exploring the reluctance to embrace water markets in Alberta, Canada. In K. Easter, & Q. Huang (Eds.), Water markets for the 21st century: what have we learned? (Vol. 11, pp. 215-237). Netherlands: Springer.
    DOI Scopus7
    2012 Wheeler, S. A., Zuo, A., & Bjornlund, H. (2012). Selling water for the environment: how sustainable is it for irrigators?. In H. Bjornlund, C. Brebbia, & S. Wheeler (Eds.), Sustainable Irrigation and Drainage IV: Management, Technologies and Policies (Vol. 168, pp. 29-40). WIT Press.
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    2012 Zuo, A., Wheeler, S., Bjornlund, H., & Shanahan, M. (2012). The association between farm management strategies and irrigators’ farm profits over time in the Murray-Darling Basin. In H. Bjornlund, C. A. Brebbia, & S. Wheeler (Eds.), Sustainable Irrigation and Drainage IV: Management, Technologies and Policies (Vol. 168, pp. 447-458). WIT Press.
    DOI Scopus2
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2012 Lu, Z. -H., & Zuo, A. (2012). Child disability, welfare payment, family structure and the mother’s labor supply. Econometric Society.
    2011 Zuo, A., Wheeler, S., & Bjornlund, H. (2011). Analysing the drivers of irrigator drought strategies in the Southern Murray Darling Basin. In WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment Vol. 145 (pp. 597-607). WIT Press.
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    2011 Bjornlund, H., Zuo, A., Parrack, C., Wheeler, S., & de Loë, R. (2011). Water reallocation policies: Public perceptions. In WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment Vol. 145 (pp. 585-595). WIT Press.
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    2011 Wheeler, S., Lane-Miller, C., Zuo, A., & Bjornlund, H. (2011). Factor analysis identifying key values held by South Australian and Victorian irrigators in a time of severe drought. In WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment Vol. 145 (pp. 609-620). WIT Press.
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    2008 Wheeler, S., Bjornlund, H., Shanahan, M., Zuo, A., & others. (2008). Modelling the Demand for Water Entitlements in the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District of Australia. In M. Lambert, T. M. Daniell, & M. Leonard (Eds.), Proceedings of Water Down Under 2008 (pp. 170-178). Adelaide, Australia: Engineers Australia; Causal Productions.
    2008 Wheeler, S., Bjornlund, H., Shanahan, M., & Zuo, A. (2008). Factors influencing water allocation and entitlement prices in the Greater Goulburn area of Australia. In Y. V. Esteve, C. A. Brebbia, & D. P. Rico (Eds.), WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment Vol. 112 (pp. 63-71). Univ Alicante, Alicante, SPAIN: WIT PRESS.
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    Wheeler, S., Lane-Miller, C., Zuo, A., & Bjornlund, H. (n.d.). To Sell Water or Not to Sell Water to the Government: Exploring the Question Faced by Riverland Irrigators.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2013 Zuo, A., Nauges, C., & Wheeler, S. (2013). Water trading as a risk-management tool for farmers: new empirical evidence from the Australian water Market. Poster session presented at the meeting of The Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Inc. 57th Annual Conference Handbook. Sydney.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2021 Wheeler, S., Xu, Y., Zuo, Z., & Tang, W. (2021). Systematic Literature Review on Interventions to Increase Park Use and Physical Activities.
    2020 Wheeler, S., Zuo, Z., Xu, Y., Haensch, J., & Seidl, C. (2020). Water market literature review and empirical analysis.
    2019 Wheeler, S., Zuo, Z. H. I., Xu, Y., Grafton, Q., & Dazd, S. (2019). Emergency Drought Relief Package — Health and Resilience Services: an Evidence Check rapid review. https://www.saxinstitute.org.au/wp-content/uploads/19.04.09_Evidence-Check_Emergency-Drought-Relief-Package-Health-and-Resilience-Services.pdf.
    2019 Zuo, Z., Wheeler, S., Tang, W., & Umberger, W. (2019). Understanding parallel trade of Australian products to China.
    2017 Wheeler, S., Edwards, J., Haensch, J., Zuo, Z., & Schirmer, J. (2017). Exploring initiatives in the Murray-Darling Basin that embody integral ecology: a case study of the Riverina (One).
    2016 Zuo, A., Wheeler, S., & Loch, A. (2016). Short survey of southern Murray-Darling Basin irrigator's views on the review of water charge rules: Final report.
    2014 Wheeler, S. A., Zuo, A., Loch, A., & Grafton, R. Q. (2014). Survey of National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) users.
    2012 Zuo, A., Nauges, C., & Wheeler, S. (2012). Water trading as a risk-management tool for farmers: new empirical evidence from the Australian water market. University of Queensland, School of Economics.
    2010 Wheeler, S. A., Zuo, Z., & Bjornlund, H. (2010). Investigating irrigator water use, selling water entitlements, exit behaviour and government intervention in water markets in the Southern Murray Darling Basin.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2013 Bjornlund, H., Zuo, A., Wheeler, S., & de Loë, R. (2013). Water Reallocation Policies–The Importance of Rural and Urban Differences in Alberta, Canada. (PhD Thesis).
    2012 Wheeler, S. A., Zuo, A., & Bjornlund, H. (2012). Selling water for the environment: how sustainable is it for irrigators?. (PhD Thesis).
    Bjornlund, H., Zuo, A., Parrack, C., Wheeler, S., & de Loë, R. (n.d.). Water Reallocation Policies: Public Perceptions. (PhD Thesis).
  • Working Paper

    Year Citation
    Nauges, C., Wheeler, S. A., Australia, S., & Zuo, A. (n.d.). TITLE: Elicitation of Murray-Darling Basin irrigators’ risk preferences from observed behaviour.
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 Co-Supervisor Consequences of water reform and changing farm adaptation in the Murray-Darling Basin Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Louise Capel
    2019 Co-Supervisor Trust and social capital in emerging cross-border e-commerce channels: case studies of Daigou Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Wenzhu Tang
    2018 Principal Supervisor Irrigation Agricultural Platform Outcomes in South Eastern Africa Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Fentahun Addis Abebe
    2018 Co-Supervisor Case Studies in the Social Licence to Operate in Australian Agriculture Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Nikki Dumbrell
    2017 Principal Supervisor An Economic Effectiveness of Agricultural Policies in Developing Countries in the Light of Trade Liberalisation: the Case of Kazakhstan Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Alfinura Sharafeyeva
    2017 Co-Supervisor Economic Evaluation in Resource Management Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr John Kandulu
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Food System Transformation in Fiji: Exploring the Determinants of Diet Quality and Health Outcomes in Rural and Urban Households Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Anna Vicki Finizio
    2017 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Examining the Spatial Influences of Natural Capital in the Australian Agricultural Landscape Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Maksuda Mannaf
    2016 - 2017 Co-Supervisor How Can the Global Food Security Challenges be Addressed in a Multilateral Trading System? Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Lakmini Priyanga Peiris Mendis
    2016 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Understanding adaptation and water market behaviour of irrigators and non-landholder stakeholders in the Murray-Darling Basin Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Constantin Seidl
    2015 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Impacts of Climatic Variability, Water Scarcity and Socio-Economic Demographics on Farmers' Mental Health in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Sahar Daghagh Yazd
    2015 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Examining the Importance of Spatial Influences on Irrigators' Water Trading Behaviour in the Southern Murray-Darling Basin Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Juliane Haensch
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2014 - ongoing Treasurer Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society SA Branch Australia
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83139133
  • Email: alec.zuo@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10 Tower, floor 6
  • Room: 6 20
  • Org Unit: Centre for Global Food and Resources

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