Ann Brower

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

  • Perry GLW., Richardson SJ., Harré N., Hodges D., Lyver POB., Maseyk FJF., Taylor R., Todd JH., Tylianakis JM. and Yletyinen J. (2021) Evaluating the Role of Social Norms in Fostering Pro-Environmental Behaviors. Frontiers in Environmental Science 9
  • Rissman AR., Daniels MC., Tait P., Xing X. and Brower AL. (2021) Conservation and privatization decisions in land reform of New Zealand's high country. Environmental Conservation 48(3): 165-173.
  • 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)