Dr Mark Alchin

Session: The economic potential of carbon sequestration in WA’s rangelands

Mark Alchin is a leading expert in the science and economics of the emerging carbon offset credit industry in Australian pastoral land. He has over 12 years experience in driving continuous improvement in environmental management, business and government policy within the resources industry and agricultural sector.

While at the Department of Agriculture and Food (WA), Mark pioneered baseline field accounting and economic evaluation of opportunities for carbon offset credits and found that commercialisation of carbon in Australian pastoral land could lead to the development of a multi-billion dollar industry. These findings influenced government climate change adaptation policies at a State and Federal level.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) from the University of Queensland and a PhD in Environmental Science from the Curtin University of Technology.