Making decisions on environmental and natural resource management problems is a complex and challenging business.

Around the world, environmental organisations face a similar challenge; how to get the best and most needed results from the limited resources that they have available. At the same time, governments that provide these funds wish to be able to decide which projects will deliver the most valuable environmental outcomes, but often lack the information needed to make these decisions.

Natural Decisions has expertise in environmental and natural resource economics, ecology, land and water management & agricultural science.

We have research and knowledge integration credentials with long experience working in and with public agencies (governments, universities, regional groups, NGOs) and private companies. We work in collaboration with a global network of like-minded scientists and economists seeking to make a difference in policy and achieving  cost-effective, enduring environmental outcomes.

Key benefits to clients

We can help you and your organisation make more informed and evidence-based decisions. Where required, to develop sound business cases for environmental investment, we use a rigorous and quality assured process (INFFER™). INFFER™ won one of Australia’s most prestigious and recognised science prizes (the Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in 2009). INFFER has also been recognised in 2012 in a Group of 8 University Research Innovation report as a ‘top 20’ research project assessed as having significant national impact from projects submitted within 4 theme areas (defence, economy, society, environment).  INFFER™ is now being taught at several universities in both Australia and Canada.

Our commitment to on-going research and implementation also means that we remain abreast of developments in environmental decision-making and use these within services offered to clients. We are committed to on-going product and service development.

INFFER asset prioritisation workshop, Northern Agricultural Catchments Council, WA.

INFFER asset prioritisation workshop, Northern Agricultural Catchments Council, WA.


Our blogs

The Natural Decisions team are active bloggers, writing about topics ranging from environmental economics (Pannell Discussions) to natural history (Natural Newstead).


Pannell Discussions – Ideas in economics, environment, agriculture, policy and more.


Natural Newstead – observations of flora, fauna and landscape in central Victoria.