Christopher Schulz

PhD Student
Land Economy, Environment and Society

Research interests

  • Water governance in Brazil and Latin America
  • Environmental values, especially non-monetary values
  • Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES)
  • Environment and development
  • Ecological economics
  • Qualitative research

PhD title

  • Values and Water Governance in the Upper Paraguay River Basin, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
    My PhD research is supervised by Klaus Glenk (SRUC), Julia Martin-Ortega (University of Leeds), Antonio Ioris (University of Cardiff) and Simon Allen (University of Edinburgh). It aims at identifying values of water in the Upper Paraguay Basin, Mato Grosso, and at understanding how values are related to water governance in the area from an interdisciplinary social science perspective.

PhD supervisors

  • Dr Klaus Glenk
  • Julia Martin-Ortega
    University of Leeds/James Hutton Institute
  • Antonio Ioris
    University of Cardiff
  • Simon Allen
    University of Edinburgh

Selected publications

  • Schulz, C., Martin-Ortega, J., Glenk, K. & Ioris, A.A.R. (2017): The Value Base of Water Governance: A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective, in: Ecological Economics, vol. 131: 241-249.
  • Morris, S., Buddendorf, B., Koseoglu, N., Li, Y., Moynihan, R., Mukherjee, N., Sanchez, J. C. and Schulz, C. (2015): Valuing Water: Implications for Scotland’s Hydro Nation Agenda of the World Water Congress XV, available online at:
  • Schulz, C., Ioris, A.A.R., Martin-Ortega, J. & Glenk, K. (2015): Prospects for Payments for Ecosystem Services in the Brazilian Pantanal: A Scenario Analysis, in: The Journal of Environment and Development, vol. 24: 26-53.

Christopher Schulz

Address: Peter Wilson Building, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JG