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Corinne Baulcomb

Marine Economics Researcher and Programme Director (MSc Ecological Economics)
Sustainable Ecosystems
Land Economy, Environment & Society

Research interests 

I am primarily interested in interdisciplinary research that uses elements of economics and marine science in order to address conservation and resource management issues. Specifically, I am interested in the application of the ecosystem services concept, non-market valuation techniques, cost benefit analysis, systems modelling, and agent-based modelling to issues of marine nature conservation and resource management.

Selected research projects

  • The Ocean and Us (2015)
    Funded by GRID-Arendal, this short project looked at the connection between marine ecosystem services and the sustainable development goals.
  • The Value of Global Marine Protected Area (MPA) Expansion (2015)
    Funded by WWF, this short project sought to explore the ecosystem service and value impacts associated with global MPA expansion scenarios.
  • Valuing the High Seas (2014-2015)
    Funded by the Global Ocean Commission, this project focused on analysing ecosystem service provision and valuation by the high seas.
  • Options for Delivering Ecosystem Based Marine Management (ODEMM) (2011-2014)
    Funded by the EU 7th Framework Programme, this project focused on connecting marine ecosystem services (including cultural services) to marine management scenarios focused on implementing the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD).
  • The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Quantitative Assessment (TEEB) (2010)
    Funded by UNEP, my contribution to this large project focused on aquaculture, the costs and benefits of expansion, and the relationship between aquaculture and ecosystem services.


  • Programmes Run
    MSc in Ecological Economics (delivered collaboratively with the University of Edinburgh). The MSc in Ecological Economics seeks to understand the multi-dimensional nature of sustainability problems, and to understand the role that economic principles can play in moving towards a sustainable future.
  • Courses Organised
    Foundations in Ecological Economics
    Applications in Ecological Economics
  • Lecture Topics
    Common Pool Resources
    Ecosystem Services
    Introduction to Ecological Economics
    Thermodynamics and Ecological Economics
    Environmental Valuation Techniques (Stated and Revealed Preferences)
    Benefits Transfer
    Non-Market Valuation of Human Health
    Cost Benefit Analysis
    Agent-Based Modelling
  • Supervision
    I regularly supervise MSc students on a range of research topics related to Ecological Economics, Ecosystem Services, Marine Environments, and Sustainability.

Selected publications

See all of Corinne Baulcomb's publications.

Corinne Baulcomb

Marine Economics Researcher & Programme Director MSc Ecological Economics

Address: Land Economy, Environment & Society, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Peter Wilson Building, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG.

Telephone: 0131 535 4031