Dr Thomas Van Rensburg

BSc, P.G.Dip, Phd

Contact Details

Senior Lecturer
Economics
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 3858
E: thomas.vanrensburg@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Tom teaches economics and environmental economics in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics. He is director of the PhD programme in economics and Director of the M.Econ Science Programme in Natural Resource Economics and Policy in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics. He received his undergraduate degree from University College of North Wales, Bangor and completed his postgraduate studies at the University of York, UK.

His research is multidisciplinary and focuses on the economics of renewable energy, economics of biodiversity, valuation of environmental public goods and ecosystem services and common property resources and the economic analysis of institutions. Tom has published over 30 peer reviewed publications and various reports associated with a variety of economic studies both nationally and internationally. He has published in Land Economics, Ecological Economics, the Journal of Agricultural Economics and the Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. He has coordinated two Republic of Ireland Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Food (DAFF) stimulus funded projects and was a Co-investigator on two marine Framework projects including PROTECT (EU FP6), and HERMIONE (EU FP7).  He has 5 PhD completions and presently has three PhD students working on topics including the economics of controlling nitrate emissions and renewable energy economics.



Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
GENERAL ACCOUNT TOM VANRENSBURG 14-JUN-12 14-JUN-17
EU FP7 226354 T VANRENSBERG 3 OF 3 01-APR-09 30-SEP-12
DAF STIMULUS RSF07 554 THOMAS VANRENSBURG 01-DEC-07 18-AUG-14
DAF STIMULUS RSF 06 304 VAN RENSBURG 01-NOV-06 01-NOV-13
MF51 2005M MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGY T VAN RENSBURG 01-SEP-06 30-SEP-07
MF2004 MF31 04 M DR T VAN RENSBURG EITHNE MURPHY 01-DEC-04 20-JUL-07
MF2003 MF42 03 M THOMAS VAN RENSBURG 01-MAY-04 20-JUL-07
MF2002 MF15 02 B M THOMAS VAN RENSBURG 01-SEP-03 29-NOV-04

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Determinants of demand for recreational walking trails in Ireland'
Kelley, H., van Rensburg, T.M., Jeserich, N (2016) 'Determinants of demand for recreational walking trails in Ireland'. Tourism Management, [Details]
(2015) 'What influences the probability of wind farm planning approval: Evidence from Ireland'
van Rensburg, T.M., Kelley, H., Jeserich (2015) 'What influences the probability of wind farm planning approval: Evidence from Ireland'. Ecological Economics, [Details]
(2015) 'A deliberative approach to valuation and precautionary management of cold water corals in Norway'
Falk-Petersen, J., Foley, N., Armstrong, C.W., van den Hove, S., van Rensburg, T. and Tinch, R (2015) 'A deliberative approach to valuation and precautionary management of cold water corals in Norway'. Maritime Studies, [Details]
(2014) 'Reducing nitrogen applicaitons on Irish dairy farms: effectiveness and efficiency of different strategies'
Lally, B and Van Rensburg, T.M. (2014) 'Reducing nitrogen applicaitons on Irish dairy farms: effectiveness and efficiency of different strategies'. International Journal of Agricultural Management, [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Supporting the Conservation of Farm Landscapes Via the Tourism Sector'
Yadav, LP,O'Neill, S,Van Rensburg, T (2013) 'Supporting the Conservation of Farm Landscapes Via the Tourism Sector'. Economic And Social Review, 44 :221-245 [Details]
(2013) 'Examining labelling effects in discrete choice experiments: an application to recreational site choice'
Doherty, E., Campbell, D., Hynes, S and van Rensburg, T. (2013) 'Examining labelling effects in discrete choice experiments: an application to recreational site choice'. Journal Of Environmental Management, [Details]
(2013) 'A micro-simulation evaluation of the effectiveness of a grass root agri-environmental scheme'
Kelley, H., van Rensburg, T., Yadav, L. (2013) 'A micro-simulation evaluation of the effectiveness of a grass root agri-environmental scheme'. Land Use Policy, 31 :182-195 [Details]
(2013) 'A comparison between the conventional stated preference technique and an inferred valuation approach'
Yadav, L., van Rensburg, T.M., and Kelley, H., (2013) 'A comparison between the conventional stated preference technique and an inferred valuation approach'. Journal Of Agricultural Economics, 64 (2):405-422 [Details]
(2012) 'Exploring preferences towards the provision of farmland walking trails: A supply and demand perspective'
Howley, P,Doherty, E,Buckley, C,Hynes, S,van Rensburg, T,Green, S (2012) 'Exploring preferences towards the provision of farmland walking trails: A supply and demand perspective'. Land Use Policy, 29 :111-118 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Improving the recreational value of Ireland's coastal resources: A contingent behavioural application'
Barry, L. E., Van Rensburg, T. M., & Hynes, S. (2011) 'Improving the recreational value of Ireland's coastal resources: A contingent behavioural application'. Marine Policy, 35 (6):764-771 [Details]
(2011) 'Improving the recreational value of Ireland's coastal resources: A contingent behavioural application'
Barry, L,van Rensburg, TM,Hynes, S (2011) 'Improving the recreational value of Ireland's coastal resources: A contingent behavioural application'. Marine Policy, 35 :764-771 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Adoption of organic farming: Are there differences between early and late adoption?'
Lapple, D,Van Rensburg, T (2011) 'Adoption of organic farming: Are there differences between early and late adoption?'. Ecological Economics, 70 :1406-1414 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'The rise and fall of the Irish orange roughy fishery: An economic analysis'
Foley, NS,van Rensburg, TM,Armstrong, CW (2011) 'The rise and fall of the Irish orange roughy fishery: An economic analysis'. Marine Policy, 35 :756-763 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Economic value of conserving deep-sea corals in Irish waters: A choice experiment study on marine protected areas'
Wattage, P,Glenn, H,Mardle, S,Van Rensburg, T,Grehan, A,Foley, N (2011) 'Economic value of conserving deep-sea corals in Irish waters: A choice experiment study on marine protected areas'. Fisheries Research, 107 :59-67 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'The ecological and economic value of cold water coral ecosystems and their biodiversity'
Foley, N.S., van Rensburg, T. and Armstrong, C.W. (2010) 'The ecological and economic value of cold water coral ecosystems and their biodiversity'. Ocean And Coastal Management, 53 :313-326 [Details]
(2009) 'Controlling Agricultural Emissions of Nitrates: Regulations versus Taxes'
Lally, B, Riordan, B, Van Rensburg, T (2009) 'Controlling Agricultural Emissions of Nitrates: Regulations versus Taxes'. Journal Of Farm Management, 13 (8):557-573 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2009) 'Walking in the Irish countryside: landowner preferences and attitudes to improved public access provision'
Buckley, C,Hynes, S,van Rensburg, TM,Doherty, E (2009) 'Walking in the Irish countryside: landowner preferences and attitudes to improved public access provision'. Journal Of Environmental Planning And Management, 52 :1053-1070 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Recreational demand for farm commonage in Ireland: A contingent valuation assessment'
Buckley, C,van Rensburg, TM,Hynes, S (2009) 'Recreational demand for farm commonage in Ireland: A contingent valuation assessment'. Land Use Policy, 26 :846-854 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Commonage land and farmer uptake of the rural environment protection scheme in Ireland'
Van Rensburg, TM,Murphy, E,Rocks, P (2009) 'Commonage land and farmer uptake of the rural environment protection scheme in Ireland'. Land Use Policy, 26 :345-355 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'HERMES Promoting Ecosystem-Based Management and the Sustainable Use and Governance of Deep-Water Resources'
Grehan, AJ, van den Hove, S, Armstrong, CW, Long, R, van Rensburg, T, Gunn, V, Mikkelsen, E, De Mol, B, Hain, S (2009) 'HERMES Promoting Ecosystem-Based Management and the Sustainable Use and Governance of Deep-Water Resources'. Oceanography, 22 (1):154-165 [Details]
(2009) 'Walking in the Irish countryside - landowner preferences and attitudes to improved access provision'
Buckley C., Hynes, S., van Rensburg, T and Doherty E (2009) 'Walking in the Irish countryside - landowner preferences and attitudes to improved access provision'. Journal Of Environmental Planning And Management, 52 (8):1053-1070 [Details]
(2008) 'Making the Commons Work: Conservation and Cooperation in Ireland'
Di Falco, S,van Rensburg, TM (2008) 'Making the Commons Work: Conservation and Cooperation in Ireland'. Land Economics, 84 :620-634 [Details]
(2008) 'What are the financial returns to agriculture from a common property resource? A case study of Irish Commonage'
Buckley, C, van Rensburg, T, Hynes, S (2008) 'What are the financial returns to agriculture from a common property resource? A case study of Irish Commonage'. Journal of Farm Management, 13 (5):311-325 [Details]
(2007) 'Recreational pursuits on marginal farm land: a discrete-choice model of Irish farm commonage recreation'
Hunes, S, Buckley, C, van Rensburg, T (2007) 'Recreational pursuits on marginal farm land: a discrete-choice model of Irish farm commonage recreation'. The Economic and Social Review, 38 (1):63-84 [Details]
(2002) 'Preferences and multiple use forest management'
van Rensburg, TM,Mill, GA,Common, M,Lovett, J (2002) 'Preferences and multiple use forest management'. Ecological Economics, 43 :231-244 [DOI] [Details]
(2001) 'The Spanish dehesas: a financial appraisal of holm oak'
van Rensburg, T. M. (2001) 'The Spanish dehesas: a financial appraisal of holm oak'. Investigación Agraria, 1 :125-136 [Details]
(2008) 'Public access for walking in the Irish counrtyside - how can supply be improved?'
Buckley, C., van Rensburg, T. M. and Hynes, S. (2008) 'Public access for walking in the Irish counrtyside - how can supply be improved?'. Tearmann: Irish Journal Of Agri-Environmental Research, 6 :1-14 [Details]
(2007) 'Preferences for multiple use forest management in Ireland: citizen and consumer perspectives'
Mill, G. A., van Rensburg, T. M., Hynes, S. and Dooley, C. (2007) 'Preferences for multiple use forest management in Ireland: citizen and consumer perspectives'. Ecological Economics, 60 (3):642-653 [Details]
(2010) 'Marine protected areas - substantiating their worth'
Glenn, H., Wattage, P., Mardle, S., van Rensburg, T. M., Grehan, A. and Foley, N. (2010) 'Marine protected areas - substantiating their worth'. Marine Policy, 34 (3):421-430 [Details]
(2010) 'The ecological and economic value of cold water coral ecosystems'
Foley, N, van Rensburg, T, Armstrong, CW (2010) 'The ecological and economic value of cold water coral ecosystems'. Ocean and Coastal Management, 53 (7):313-326 [Details]
(2010) 'Agrobiodiversity, farm profits and land fragmentation: evidence'
Di Falco, S, van Rensburg, TM, Penov, I, Alexsiev, A (2010) 'Agrobiodiversity, farm profits and land fragmentation: evidence'. Land Use Policy, 27 (3):763-771 [Details]
(2010) 'Estimating linkages between redfish and cold-water coral on the Norwegian coast'
Foley, N, Armstrong, CW, Kahui, V and van Rensburg (2010) 'Estimating linkages between redfish and cold-water coral on the Norwegian coast'. Marine Resource Economics, 25 :105-120 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2010) 'Biodiversity conservation in managed landscapes'
Van Rensburg, TM and Mill, G., Lovett, JC and Ockwell, DG (2010) 'Biodiversity conservation in managed landscapes' In: A Handbook of Environmental Management. Cheltenhem, Glos: [ARAN Link] [Details]

Report

  Year Publication
(2006) Methodological review of socio-economic valuation of deep-water coral ecosystems.
Armstrong, C.W., Foley, N.S. and van Rensburg, T. (2006) Methodological review of socio-economic valuation of deep-water coral ecosystems. WP8 report FP6 HERMES: Report [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
(2012) Labelling Effects in Discrete Choice Experiments.
Doherty, E., Campbell, D.,Hynes, S. & van Rensburg, T. (2012) Labelling Effects in Discrete Choice Experiments. SEMRU Working Paper: Working Paper [Details]

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Noreen Brennan Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in the College of Business, Law & Public Policy Supervisor
Cyril Morris Doctorate - Ph.D. (Commerce) Supervisor