Ann Brower

Associate ProfessorAnn Brower

Beatrice Tinsley Rm 317
Internal Phone: 93027


Research Interests

I study the interactions between people and the environment. Often that relationship is shaped by things like property rights, community responsibilities, and government rules. I study how those rights, responsibilities, and rules play out in landscapes and natural resources.

My research is often place-based. Right now, I am interested in the South Island's Mackenzie Basin.

In 2018, I was honoured to win Universities NZ's award for being a Critic and Conscience of Society. For more information, please see the link below, under 'Resources'.

Recent Publications

  • Brower A. and James A. (2020) Research performance and age explain less than half of the gender pay gap in New Zealand universities. PLoS ONE 15(1)
  • Brower AL., Harding MAC., Head NJ. and Walker S. (2020) South Island high country: Let’s get it right this time. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 44(1)
  • Brower A. (2018) What Drives Environmental Decisions in a Contested, but Loved, Landscape? Case Studies in the Environment 2(1): 1-5.
  • Brower A., Sprague R., Vernotte M. and McNair H. (2018) Agricultural intensification, ownership, and landscape change in the Mackenzie Basin. Journal of New Zealand Grasslands 80: 47-54.
  • Brower AL., Heijs L., Kimani R., Ross J. and Doscher C. (2018) Compliance with biodiversity compensation on New Zealand’s public conservation lands. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 42(1): 11-17.