Dr Fateme Zare
Research Associate

Dr Fateme Zare

UNSW Canberra
Capability Systems Centre

Fateme is a Research Associate at Capability Systems Center, University of New South Wales (UNSW Canberra). Her research focuses on computational and participatory approaches for modelling socio-ecological systems, with a particular focus on water resources and integrated modelling.
Fateme obtained her PhD from Fenner School of Environment and society at Australian National University (2016-2020), where she worked on "Designing and evaluating practices and tools to improve integrated assessment and modelling processes in the water sector". Before starting her PhD, Fateme has 6 years of experience in environmental and water management international projects.

  • Journal articles | 2023
    Wang H-H; Van Voorn G; Grant WE; Zare F; Giupponi C; Steinmann P; Müller B; Elsawah S; Van Delden H; Athanasiadis IN; Sun Z; Jager W; Little JC; Jakeman AJ, 2023, 'Scale decisions and good practices in socio-environmental systems modelling: guidance and documentation during problem scoping and model formulation', Socio-Environmental Systems Modelling, 5, pp. 18563 - 18563, http://dx.doi.org/10.18174/sesmo.18563
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zare F; Guillaume JHA; ElSawah S; Croke B; Fu B; Iwanaga T; Merritt W; Partington D; Ticehurst J; Jakeman AJ, 2021, 'A formative and self-reflective approach to monitoring and evaluation of interdisciplinary team research: An integrated water resource modelling application in Australia', Journal of Hydrology, 596, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126070
    Journal articles | 2020
    Moallemi EA; Zare F; Reed PM; Elsawah S; Ryan MJ; Bryan BA, 2020, 'Structuring and evaluating decision support processes to enhance the robustness of complex human–natural systems', Environmental Modelling and Software, 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.104551
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zare F; Guillaume JHA; Jakeman AJ; Torabi O, 2020, 'Reflective communication to improve problem-solving pathways: Key issues illustrated for an integrated environmental modelling case study', Environmental Modelling and Software, 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2020.104645
    Journal articles | 2019
    Badham J; Elsawah S; Guillaume JHA; Hamilton SH; Hunt RJ; Jakeman AJ; Pierce SA; Snow VO; Babbar-Sebens M; Fu B; Gober P; Hill MC; Iwanaga T; Loucks DP; Merritt WS; Peckham SD; Richmond AK; Zare F; Ames D; Bammer G, 2019, 'Effective modeling for Integrated Water Resource Management: A guide to contextual practices by phases and steps and future opportunities', Environmental Modelling and Software, 116, pp. 40 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.02.013
    Journal articles | 2019
    Hamilton SH; Fu B; Guillaume JHA; Badham J; Elsawah S; Gober P; Hunt RJ; Iwanaga T; Jakeman AJ; Ames DP; Curtis A; Hill MC; Pierce SA; Zare F, 2019, 'A framework for characterising and evaluating the effectiveness of environmental modelling', Environmental Modelling and Software, 118, pp. 83 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.04.008
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zare F; Elsawah S; Bagheri A; Nabavi E; Jakeman AJ, 2019, 'Improved integrated water resource modelling by combining DPSIR and system dynamics conceptual modelling techniques', Journal of Environmental Management, 246, pp. 27 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.05.033
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dehghan Z; Ebrahimpour M; Fathian F; Zare F, 2017, 'Trend assessment of sunshine duration, cloudiness, and reference evapotranspiration for exploring global dimming/brightening in Tehran', Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40808-017-0278-z
    Journal articles | 2017
    Zare F; Elsawah S; Iwanaga T; Jakeman AJ; Pierce SA, 2017, 'Integrated water assessment and modelling: A bibliometric analysis of trends in the water resource sector', Journal of Hydrology, 552, pp. 765 - 778, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.07.031
    Journal articles | 2014
    Hashemi MS, 2014, 'Flood Assessment in the Context of Sustainable Development using the DPSIR Framework', International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy, 2, pp. 41 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.11648/j.ijepp.20140202.11
  • Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Jakeman AJ; Elsawah S; Guillaume JHA; Iwanaga T; Zare F, 2020, 'What does integration mean for assessment of water availability? Enabling good practice, team science, pathway reflexivity, scale decisions and uncertainty assessment', in AGU Fall Meeting 2020, presented at AGU Fall Meeting 2020, 01 December 2020 - 17 December 2020, https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm20/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/665457
    Theses / Dissertations | 2020
    Zare F, 2020, Designing and evaluating practices and tools to improve integrated assessment and modelling processes in the water sector, Australian National University, http://dx.doi.org/10.25911/5f50c67510f31
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Guillaume JHA; Nabavi E; Zare F; Jakeman AJ, 2019, 'Towards methods for tracing uncertainty management through a decision support network', in MODSIM 2019, book of abstracts, presented at 23rd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Canberra, ACT, Australia, https://mssanz.org.au/modsim2019/documents/MODSIM2019_Book_of_Abstracts.pdf
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Jakeman a AJ; Zare F; Croke BFW, 2019, 'Collaborating successfully in Integrated Assessment and Modelling exercises: personal reflections', in MODSIM2019 Book of abstract, presented at 23rd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, https://mssanz.org.au/modsim2019/documents/MODSIM2019_Book_of_Abstracts.pdf
    Reports | 2019
    Simmons CT; Batelaan O; Jakeman A; Cook PG; Zare F, 2019, Murray-Darling Basin Authority/National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training: Strategic Groundwater Research Partnership Final Report 2015-2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.25957/5d0b2abab1e57, https://dspace2.flinders.edu.au/xmlui/bitstream/handle/2328/39229/MDBA_NCGRTFinalReport.pdf?sequence=3&isAllowed=y
    Other | 2019
    Zare F; Evia V; Kriechbaum M, 2019, Skills for Sustainability Research, , https://steps-centre.org/blog/skills-for-sustainability-research/
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Zare F; Guillaume JHA; Jakeman AJ, 2019, 'Constructing customized modelling guidelines: A Participatory Integrated Assessment and Modelling example', in 23rd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation - Supporting Evidence-Based Decision Making: The Role of Modelling and Simulation, MODSIM 2019, pp. 937 - 943
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Iwanaga T; Zare F; Croke B; Fu B; Merritt W; Partington D; Ticehurst J; Jakeman A, 2018, 'Development of an integrated model for the Campaspe catchment: A tool to help improve understanding of the interaction between society, policy, farming decision, ecology, hydrology and climate', in Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/piahs-379-1-2018
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Zare F; Bagheri A; Elsawah S, 2017, 'Using system archetypes for problem framing and a qualitative analysis: A case study in Iranian water resource management', in Proceedings - 22nd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, MODSIM 2017, pp. 1433 - 1439
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Zare F; Iwanaga T; Jakeman AJ, 2017, 'An exploratory modelling and analysis of farm resilience under uncertainty in the lower Campaspe, Victoria', in MODSIM abstract, 22nd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Hobart, Australia, presented at 22nd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Hobart, Australia, https://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2017/documents/MODSIM2017_book_abstracts.pdf

Research Interests

  • Human–natural systems modelling
  • Decision Support and Policy Making
  • Uncertainty
  • Systems Thinking and System dynamics modelling
  • Natural Resource Management and Governance
  • Participatory processes