Find out more about the people behind Cawthron Institute.

Chris Batstone

Senior Environmental and Resource Economist

Note: Chris Batstone does not currently work at the Cawthron Institute.


  • PhD (Biological Sciences). University of Auckland, 2000
  • BBS (Economics). Massey University, 1993

Role at Cawthron

Chris is a senior environmental and resource economist in the Coastal and Freshwater Group. At Cawthron he has worked in the following areas, modelling the economic feasibility of aquaculture ventures, marine biosecurity risk assessment, non-market valuation and coastal urban sustainability assessment.

Technical skills, experience and interests

  • Coastal and marine resource economics management and governance
  • Non-market valuation
  • Sustainability indices
  • Stormwater processes
  • Resilience perspectives
  • Risk management and assessment
  • Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ) fisheries management processes


  • Moores J, Batstone CJ, Green M, Semadeni-Davies A and Yalden S 2014. Incorporating indicators of the resilience of water bodies in an urban development decision support system. Resilience 2014 Conference, Montpellier, France, 4-8 May 2014
  • Moores J, Batstone CJ, Green M 2013. Assessing the resilience of water bodies to the stormwater related effects of urban development. Paper presented to 8th International Water Sensitive Design Conference. November 25th - 29th 2013. Gold Coast Australia.
  • Batstone CJ, Moores J, Baines J, Harper S 2013. An investigation into the use of experienced utility scores to assess multi-attribute changes in environmental quality. Online proceedings of the 57th annual Australian Agricultural and Resource Economists Society Conference. Feb 5th - 8th 2013. Sydney NSW Australia.

 Professional affiliations

  • International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade
  • New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society

Publication links

+64 3 548 2319 ext 340