Spatial data analysis, drivers and consequences of regional economic disruptions and land-use planning

Andrea is a research assistant at CWiMI. She is currently working with Dr Pascal Asmussen on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) related tasks. Her interests are spatial data analysis and interpretations, drivers and consequences of regional economic disruptions and land-use planning.

Andrea is also a PhD student at CSRM. Her PhD project aims to design an assessment framework for post-mined land-use determination to provide experts and stakeholders with a tool to support post-closure decisions processes. The framework considers environmental, socio-economic, and technical criteria that are analysed using Spatial Analysis and a Multi-Criteria Decision-Making methodology. The implications of Andrea’s research can significantly contribute mine closure planning in various mining-dependant regions. She is currently undertaking her research under the supervision of Dr John Owen, Dr Kamila Svobodova and Dr Eleonore Lebre.

Andrea has a Forestry Engineering degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and has work experience in Australia, the United States and Chile.


Lèbre, Éléonore, Stringer, Martin, Svobodova, Kamila, Owen, John R., Kemp, Deanna, Côte, Claire, Arratia-Solar, Andrea, and Valenta, Rick K. (2020). The social and environmental complexities of extracting energy transition metals Nature Communications 11 (1) 4823 4823.

Owen, John R.Zhang, Ruilian and Solar, Andrea Arratia (2020). On the economics of project-induced displacement: a critique of the externality principle in resource development projects. Journal of Cleaner Production, 276 123247, 123247.

Fleming-Muñoz, David A.Preston, Kate and Arratia-Solar, Andrea (2020). Value and impact of publicly funded climate change agricultural mitigation research: insights from New Zealand. Journal of Cleaner Production, 248 119249, 1-12.

Arratia-Solar, Andrea (2019). Help curtail new coal mines. Nature, 567 (7747), 175-175.

Research Report

Worden, SandyCôte, ClaireSvobodova, KamilaArratia-Solar, AndreaEveringham, Jo-AnneAsmussen, PascalEdraki, Mansour and Erskine, Peter (2021). Baseline works for mine rehabilitation and closure collaboration project. Brisbane, QLD Australia: Sustainable Minerals Institute.