Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Tarek Soliman

Tarek Soliman
Position: Economist
Team: Landscape Policy and Governance
Location: Auckland
Private Bag 92170
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142

Research Interests

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, 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

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



  • Economic modelling
  • Population dynamics
  • Land-use change
  • Policy analysis
  • GAMS/R software