Dr Harpinder Sandhu

Position/s:Research Fellow
School of the Environment
Phone: +61 8 82012845
Email:
Location: Social Sciences North (308)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Biography

I am a Research Fellow at the School of the Environment, working on projects involving land use science and ecosystem services. I am also an affiliate Lecturer at the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, the University of Adelaide. 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.

Teaching

Topic Coordinator:

  • ENVS9701  Sustainable Environmental Management

Research and supervision

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

Associate supervisor: Ecosystem services (1);

Publications

Books
  • Sandhu, H.S., Wratten, S., Cullen, R. and Costanza, R. (2013). Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes. Steve Wratten, Harpinder Sandhu, Ross Cullen, Robert Costanza, ed. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
Book chapters
  • Brake, L., Wratten, S. and Sandhu, H.S. (2013). Productive land. In Lucy Brake and Raewyn Peart, ed. Treasuring Our Biodiversity. New Zealand: Environmental Defence Society, pp. 241-263.
  • Sandhu, H.S., Porter, J. and Wratten, S. (2013). Experimental Assessment of Ecosystem Services. In Steve Wratten, Harpinder Sandhu, Ross Cullen, Robert Costanza, ed. Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, pp. 122-136.
  • Sandhu, H.S. and Wratten, S. (2013). Ecosystem Services in Farmland and Cities. In Steve Wratten, Harpinder Sandhu, Ross Cullen, Robert Costanza, ed. Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, pp. 3-15.
  • 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.
Refereed journal articles
  • 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. [Link]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Barnes, A.M., Wratten, S. and Sandhu, H.S. (2010). Harnessing biodiversity to improve vineyard sustainability. Acta Horticulturae, 873 pp. 67-74.

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Books
  • Sandhu, H.S., Wratten, S., Cullen, R. and Costanza, R. (2013). Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes. Steve Wratten, Harpinder Sandhu, Ross Cullen, Robert Costanza, ed. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
Book chapters
  • Sandhu, H.S., Porter, J. and Wratten, S. (2013). Experimental Assessment of Ecosystem Services. In Steve Wratten, Harpinder Sandhu, Ross Cullen, Robert Costanza, ed. Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, pp. 122-136.
  • Sandhu, H.S. and Wratten, S. (2013). Ecosystem Services in Farmland and Cities. In Steve Wratten, Harpinder Sandhu, Ross Cullen, Robert Costanza, ed. Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, pp. 3-15.
  • Brake, L., Wratten, S. and Sandhu, H.S. (2013). Productive land. In Lucy Brake and Raewyn Peart, ed. Treasuring Our Biodiversity. New Zealand: Environmental Defence Society, pp. 241-263.
  • 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.
Refereed journal articles
  • 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. [Link]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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.
Refereed conference papers
  • 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. [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.
Journal articles
  • 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). Quantifying and enhancing ecosystem services in vineyards. Ecological Management and Restoration, 10(2) pp. 158-158.
  • 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.
Conference publications
  • 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. [Link]
  • 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. [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. [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. [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. [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. [Link]

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Professional and community engagement

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

Member, Editorial Board of Academic Editors, PeerJ Journal.

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

Member of Ecological Society of Australia.

Member of the International Society for Ecological Economics.

Expertise for media contact

  • Ecosystem services
  • Poverty and Environment Interactions

Subject/s

  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment


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