Position/s

Research Fellow
School of the Environment

Biography

I am a Research Fellow at the School of the Environment, working on projects involving land use science and ecosystem services. I am nominated by the Australian Government to the United Nations Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) as an expert and am leading chapter on economic valuation of pollination services. I am also leading Global Sectoral Group on Agro-ecosystems of the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ES-Partnership) which is being coordinated by the Environmental Systems Analysis Group (Wageningen University, the Netherlands).

My current research involves the integration of environmental economics and ecology for understanding of the complex socio-ecological and economic dimensions of ecosystem services with their implications for equitable and sustainable development. I am also interested in land use and land cover change and its impact on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Qualifications

PhD Agro-ecology (Ecosystem Services) Lincoln University, New Zealand 2007.
M.Sc. Agriculture (Plant Breeding & Genetics): Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India, 1998.
B.Sc. Agriculture (Hons): GND University, Amritsar, India, 1995.

Topic Coordinator:

  • ENVS9701  Sustainable Environmental Management

Research expertise

  • Applied economics
  • Ecological applications
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science and management

Research interests

  • Theory and practice of ecosystem services
  • Land use/cover change and impacts on ecosystem services
  • Socio-economic valuation of ecosystem services and climate adaptation in agro-ecosystems
  • Poverty and biodiversity interactions
  • Payments for ecosystem services

Consultancy interests

  • Valuation of ecosystem services
  • Sustainable agriculture and food security policy
  • Ecosystem based adaptation

Supervisory interests

  • Agribusiness and environment interactions
  • Biodiversity and conservation
  • Ecosystem services
  • Livelihoods in biodiversity rich areas
  • Post production environment futures

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Ecosystem services (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Ecosystem services (1) ;

Publications

  • Brake, L., Wratten, S. and Sandhu, H.S. (2013). Productive land. In L Brake & R Peart, ed. Treasuring Our Biodiversity. Auckland, New Zealand: Environmental Defence Society, pp. 241-263.
    [Web Link]
  • Sandhu, H.S., Porter, J. and Wratten, S. (2013). Experimental Assessment of Ecosystem Services in Agriculture. In S Wratten, H Sandhu, R Cullen & R Costanza, ed. Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes. Chichester, UK: Wiley Blackwell, pp. 122-136.
    [10.1002/9781118506271.ch8]
  • Sandhu, H.S. and Wratten, S. (2013). Ecosystem Services in Farmland and Cities. In S Wratten, H Sandhu, R Cullen & R Costanza, ed. Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes. Chichester, UK: Wiley Blackwell, pp. 3-15.
    [10.1002/9781118506271.ch1]
  • Sandhu, S. and Sandhu, H.S. (2010). Natural resource management and productivity enhancement through organic agriculture. In Bhatia BS and Sharma D, ed. Sustainable Development: Contemporary Issues and Emerging Perspectives. New Delhi: Deep & Deep Publishers, pp. 208-221.
  • Sandhu, H.S., Gupta, V.V.S.R. and Wratten, S. (2010). Evaluating the economic and social impact of soil microbes. In Geoff Dixon and Emma tilston, ed. Soil Microbiology & Sustainable Crop Production. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, pp. 399-417.
    [10.1007/978-90-481-9479-7_11]
  • Sandhu, H.S. (2005). Natural resource management and productivity enhancement through organic agriculture. In Bhatia BS and Dogra B, ed. Global competitiveness and productivity. New Delhi, India: Deep and Deep Publications, pp. 314-326.
  • turner, K., anderson, S., Gonzalez, M., Costanza, R., courville, S., Dominati, E., et al. (2014). Toward an Integrated Ecology and Economics of Land Degradation and Restoration: Methods, Data, and Models. Nairobi, Kenya: Economics of Land Degradation Initiative.
  • Sandhu, H.S. (2013). Poverty environment interactions and adoption of ecosystem services framework in Eastern Himalayas. In International Geographical Union (IGU) Conference on Geoinformatics for Biodiversity and Climate Change. Rohtak, IndiaInternational Geographical Union (IGU) Conference on Geoinformatics for Biodiversity and Climate Change. Mar 2013.
    [Web Link]
  • Sandhu, H.S. and Millington, A. (2013). Land-use change and ecosystem services in urban and peri-urban landscapes. In International Geographical Union (IGU) Conference on Geoinformatics for Biodiversity and Climate Change. International Geographical Union (IGU) Conference on Geoinformatics for Biodiversity and Climate Change. Mar 2013.
    [Web Link]
  • Sandhu, H.S. and Sandhu, S. (2012). Integrating Business, Society and Ecosystems: Adoption of Ecosystem Services Framework for Poverty Reduction. In BIT's 1st Annual World Congress of Biodiversity-2012. China: BIT Lifesciences. BIT's 1st Annual World Congress of Biodiversity-2012. Xian, China. Apr 2012.
    [Web Link]
  • Sandhu, H.S., Millington, A., Purushothaman, S., Zhen, L. and Zhang, Y. (2012). Land-use change and ecosystem services in urban and peri-urban landscapes: a quantitative review of approaches, methods and knowledge. In Mawson Lakes Fellowship Program Workshop on Urban Ecosystems. AdelaideMawson Lakes Fellowship Program Workshop on Urban Ecosystems. Sep 2012.
    [Web Link]
  • Feng, Y., Wratten, S., Sandhu, H.S., Kravchuk, O. and Keller, M. (2012). Biological control of light brown apple moth: What affects the diversity of parasitic wasps? In The Crush 2012 Conference. Adelaide: Wine Innovation Cluster. The Crush 2012 Conference. Nov 2012.
    [Web Link]
  • Sandhu, H.S. and Sandhu, S. (2012). Balancing nature and society: adoption of ecosystem services framework in Eastern Himalayas. In ISEE 2012 Conference - Ecological Economics and Rio+20: Challenges and Contributions for a Green Economy. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil: International Society for Ecological Economics. ISEE 2012 Conference - Ecological Economics and Rio+20: Challenges and Contributions for a Green Economy. Jun 2012.
  • Sandhu, H.S. (2012). Integrating Business, Society and Ecosystems: Adoption of Ecosystem Services Framework in Vulnerable Ecosystems. In International Conference on 20 Years of Rio: Biodiversity - Development - Livelihoods. India: MSSRF, Chennai. International Conference on 20 Years of Rio: Biodiversity - Development - Livelihoods. Chennai, India. Feb 2012.
    [Web Link]
  • Barnes, A., Wratten, S. and Sandhu, H.S. (2010). Harnessing biodiversity to improve vineyard sustainability. Australian and New Zealand Grapegrower and Winemaker, 560 pp. 25-33.
  • Porter, J., Costanza, R., Sandhu, H.S., Sigsgaard, L., Wratten, S. and Dennis, B. (2010). Læbælter til energi og marker til fødevareproduktion. Jord og Viden, 5 pp. 18-19.
  • Porter, J., Sigsgaard, L., Sandhu, H.S., Wratten, S., Costanza, R. and Dennis, B. (2010). Windbreaks for energy and land for food production: What is the value of food, energy and ecosystem services produced within an agro-ecosystem? Soil and Knowledge, 155 pp. 18-19.
  • Sandhu, H.S. (2009). Enhancing the competitive advantage of the wine industry through ecosystem services strategies. Australian and New Zealand Grapegrower and Winemaker, 540 pp. 26-29.
  • Sandhu, H.S. (2009). Quantifying and enhancing ecosystem services in vineyards. Ecological Management and Restoration, 10(2) pp. 158-158.
  • Das, S. and Sandhu, H.S. (2014). Casuarina monocultures are not efficient coastal shelterbelts: some evidence from Odisha. 8 pp. 1-4.
    [Web Link]
  • Wratten, S., Sandhu, H.S., Cullen, R. and Costanza, R. (2013). Editors. Steve Wratten, Harpinder Sandhu, Ross Cullen, Robert Costanza, ed. Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
    [Web Link]
  • Millington, A., Roy, S., Bellette, K. and Sandhu, H.S. (2014). Assessing ecosystem services in peri urban area: case study from southern Adelaide. In PERI-URBAN 2014, International conference on peri-urban landscapes: water, food and environmental security. Sydney: UWS. PERI-URBAN 2014. Sydney. Jul 2014, pp. 1-8.
  • Sandhu, H.S. (2008). Ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes. In M Unkovich, ed. Global Issues. Paddock Action. Adelaide, SA: Australian Society of Agronomy. 14th Australian Agronomy Conference. Adelaide, SA. Sep 2008.
    [Web Link]
  • Sandhu, H.S. (2005). Evaluating ecosystem services on farmland: a novel, experimental, 'bottom-up' approach. In Proceedings of the 15th IFOAM World Organic Congress. IFOAM. Proceedings of the 15th IFOAM World Organic Congress. Adelaide. Sep 2005.
  • Sandhu, H.S. and Sandhu, S. (2014). Linking ecosystem services with the constituents of human well-being for poverty alleviation in eastern Himalayas. Ecological Economics, 107(November) pp. 65-75.
  • Das, S. and Sandhu, H.S. (2014). Role of Exotic Vegetation in Coastal Protection: An Investigation into Ecosystem Services of Casuarina equisetifolia L. in Odisha. Economic and Political Weekly, 49 pp. 42-50.
    [Web Link]
  • Ghaley, B., Porter, J. and Sandhu, H.S. (2014). Soil-based ecosystem services: A synthesis of nutrient cycling and carbon sequestration assessment methods. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, 10(3) pp. 177-186.
  • Sandhu, H.S., Crossman, N. and Smith, F. (2012). Ecosystem services and Australian agricultural enterprises. Ecological Economics, 74 pp. 19-26.
  • Sandhu, H.S., Crossman, N. and Smith, F.P. (2012). Ecosystem services and Australian agricultural enterprises. Ecological Economics, 74 pp. 19-26.
    [10.1016/j.ecolecon.2011.12.001] [Scopus]
  • Sandhu, H.S., Nidumolu, U. and Sandhu, S. (2012). Assessing Risks and Opportunities Arising from Ecosystem Change in Primary Industries Using Ecosystem-Based Business Risk Analysis Tool. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 18(1) pp. 47-68.
    [10.1080/10807039.2012.631469] [Scopus]
  • Sandhu, H.S., Wratten, S. and Cullen, R. (2010). The role of supporting ecosystem services in arable farmland. Ecological Complexity, pp. 302-310.
    [10.1016/j.ecocom.2010.04.006]
  • Barnes, A.M., Wratten, S. and Sandhu, H.S. (2010). Harnessing biodiversity to improve vineyard sustainability. Acta Horticulturae, 873 pp. 67-74.
  • Sandhu, H.S., Wratten, S. and Cullen, R. (2010). Organic agriculture and ecosystem services. Environmental Science and Policy, 13 pp. 1-7.
    [10.1016/j.envsci.2009.11.002]
  • Porter, J., Costanza, R., Sandhu, H.S., Sigsgaard, L. and Wratten, S. (2009). The value of producing food, energy and ecosystem services within an agro-ecosystem. Ambio, 38 pp. 186-193.
  • Sandhu, H.S., Wratten, S., Cullen, R. and Case, B. (2008). The future of farming: the value of ecosystem services in conventional and organic arable land. An experimental approach. Ecological Economics, 64 pp. 835-848.
    [10.1016/j.ecolecon.2007.05.007]
  • Sandhu, H.S., Wratten, S. and Cullen, R. (2007). From poachers to gamekeepers: perceptions of farmers towards ecosystem services. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 5 pp. 39-50.
    [10.1080/14735903.2007.9684812]
  • Frank, S., Wratten, S., Sandhu, H.S. and Shrewsbury, P. (2007). Video analysis to determine how habitat strata affects predator diversity and predation of Epiphyas postvittana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in a vineyard. Biological Control, 41 pp. 230-236.
  • Sandhu, H.S. (2000). Studies on seed production aspects under varying environments in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). Indian Journal of Environment and Ecoplanning, 3 pp. 283-287.
  • Ghaley, B., Porter, J. and Sandhu, H.S. (2014). Soil-based ecosystem services: A synthesis of nutrient cycling and carbon sequestration assessment methods. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, 10(3) pp. 177-186.
  • Sandhu, H.S. and Sandhu, S. (2014). Linking ecosystem services with the constituents of human well-being for poverty alleviation in eastern Himalayas. Ecological Economics, 107(November) pp. 65-75.
  • Das, S. and Sandhu, H.S. (2014). Role of Exotic Vegetation in Coastal Protection: An Investigation into Ecosystem Services of Casuarina equisetifolia L. in Odisha. Economic and Political Weekly, 49 pp. 42-50.
    [Web Link]
  • Sandhu, H.S., Crossman, N. and Smith, F. (2012). Ecosystem services and Australian agricultural enterprises. Ecological Economics, 74 pp. 19-26.
  • Sandhu, H.S., Nidumolu, U. and Sandhu, S. (2012). Assessing Risks and Opportunities Arising from Ecosystem Change in Primary Industries Using Ecosystem-Based Business Risk Analysis Tool. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 18(1) pp. 47-68.
    [10.1080/10807039.2012.631469] [Scopus]
  • Sandhu, H.S. and Wratten, S. (2013). Ecosystem Services in Farmland and Cities. In S Wratten, H Sandhu, R Cullen & R Costanza, ed. Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes. Chichester, UK: Wiley Blackwell, pp. 3-15.
    [10.1002/9781118506271.ch1]
  • Sandhu, H.S., Porter, J. and Wratten, S. (2013). Experimental Assessment of Ecosystem Services in Agriculture. In S Wratten, H Sandhu, R Cullen & R Costanza, ed. Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes. Chichester, UK: Wiley Blackwell, pp. 122-136.
    [10.1002/9781118506271.ch8]
  • Sandhu, S. and Sandhu, H.S. (2010). Natural resource management and productivity enhancement through organic agriculture. In Bhatia BS and Sharma D, ed. Sustainable Development: Contemporary Issues and Emerging Perspectives. New Delhi: Deep & Deep Publishers, pp. 208-221.
  • Sandhu, H.S., Gupta, V.V.S.R. and Wratten, S. (2010). Evaluating the economic and social impact of soil microbes. In Geoff Dixon and Emma tilston, ed. Soil Microbiology & Sustainable Crop Production. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, pp. 399-417.
    [10.1007/978-90-481-9479-7_11]
  • Sandhu, H.S. (2005). Natural resource management and productivity enhancement through organic agriculture. In Bhatia BS and Dogra B, ed. Global competitiveness and productivity. New Delhi, India: Deep and Deep Publications, pp. 314-326.

Professional and community engagement

Academic Editor and Member, Editorial Board, PeerJ Journal

Member, Editorial Board, IAFOR Journal of Sustainability, Energy and The Environment (IJSEE)

Memebr, Editorial Board, Journal of Art & Science of Geography

Associate Editor, Environmental Studies, Open Access Books, Versita Publishers

Member of Ecological Society of Australia.

Member of the International Society for Ecological Economics.

Member of the Indian Society for Ecological Economics India

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment

Interests

  • Ecosystem services
  • Poverty and Environment Interactions

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