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Tarek Soliman

Landscape Policy and Governance
Tarek Soliman
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Research interests

Tarek's research has focused on the application of economic theory and analysis to problems of environmental and natural resource management, in particular, biosecurity, climate change mitigation, sustainable land use planning, and water quality management. He has developed economic simulation models that assess the effects of proposed interventions to inform policy development. Tarek has worked extensively with government and non-government stakeholders in the EU, Southeast Asia, and New Zealand. He holds a PhD degree from Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

Selected Publications

Lambie SM, Awatere S, Daigneault A, Kirschbaum MUF, Marden M, Soliman T, Spiekermann RI, Walsh PJ (2021). Trade-offs between environmental and economic factors in conversion from exotic pine production to natural regeneration on erosion prone land. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science, 51:14.

Soliman T, Robertson T, Mckenzie J, Williams J, Djanibekov U, Graeme JI (2021). An evaluation of strategies for restoring a degraded New Zealand scallop fishery using stochastic dynamic simulation modelling. Journal of Environmental Management, 299, 113547

Welsh MJ, Turner JA, Epanchin-Niell RS. Monge JJ, Soliman T, Robinson AP, ... & Brockerhoff EG (2021). Approaches for estimating benefits and costs of interventions in plant biosecurity across invasion phases. Ecological Applications, e2319.

Soliman T & Djanibekov U (2021). Assessing dairy farming eco-efficiency in New Zealand: a two-stage data envelopment analysis. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research, 64:3, 411-428.

Soliman T & Inglis G (2018). Forecasting the economic impacts of two biofouling invaders on aquaculture production of green-lipped mussels Perna canaliculus in New Zealand. Aquaculture Environment Interactions, 10: 1–12. 

Soliman T, Lim F, Ser Huay Lee J, Carrasco LR (2016). Closing oil palm yield gaps among Indonesian smallholders through industry schemes, pruning, weeding and improved seeds. Royal Society open science 3: 160292.

Soliman T, MacLeod A, Mumford JD, Nghiem TPL, Tan HTW, Papworth S, Corlett RT, Carrasco LR (2016). A regional decision support scheme for pest risk analysis in Southeast Asia. Risk Analysis, 36: 904–913.

Win MK, Soliman T, Lee KL, Wong CS, Chow AL, Ang B, Carrasco LR, Leo YS (2015). Review of a two-year methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus screening program and cost-effectiveness analysis in Singapore. BMC infectious Diseases, 15:391.

Soliman T, Cook A, Coker R (2015). Pilgrims and MERS-CoV: what’s the risk?. Emerging Themes in Epidemiology, 12:3.

Soliman T, Mourits M, Oude Lansink A, van der Werf W (2015). Quantitative economic impact assessment of invasive plant pests - What does it require and when is it worth the effort?. Crop protection, 69: 9-17.

Nghiem L, Soliman T, Yeo D, Tan H, Theodore EA, Mumford J, Keller R, Baker R, Corlett R, Carrasco LR (2013). Economic and environmental impacts of harmful non-indigenous species in Southeast Asia. PLoS ONE, 8(8): e71255.

Soliman T, Mourits MCM, Oude Lansink A , van der Werf W (2013). Economic justification for quarantine status – the case study of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ in the European Union. Plant Pathology, 62: 1106–1113.

Soliman T, Mourits M, van der Werf W, Hengeveld GM, Robinet C, Oude Lansink A (2012). Framework for modelling economic impacts of invasive species, applied to pine wood nematode in Europe. PLoS ONE 7(9): e45505.

Soliman T, Mourits M, Oude Lansink A, van der Werf W (2012). Quantitative economic impact assessment of an invasive plant disease under uncertainty – a case study for PSTVd invasion into the European Union. Crop Protection 40, 28-35.

Soliman T, Mourits M, Oude Lansink A, van der Werf W (2010). Economic impact assessment in pest risk analysis. Crop Protection 29, 517–524.


Wageningen, Netherlands
PhD Economics