Within environmental economics, I focus on valuation of natural resources and ecosystem goods and services. Particular research interests include methodological developments in choice experiments and in benefit transfer, the incorporation of risk, uncertainty and ambiguity into valuation methods and contract design for public good provision. I have conducted applied research in various policy contexts including climate change mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity conservation and freshwater and coastal management.
The Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change, UK (2012/13)Assessing the type and level of adaptation action required to address climate risks in the ‘vulnerability hotspots’ – sub-section on coastal managed realignment.
Valuing Nature Network - NERC (2011-12)Valuing the impacts of ecosystem service interactions for policy effectivenessAssessing and valuing peatland ecosystem services for sustainable management
Scottish Government (2011-16)Assessing the value of ecosystem services (WP1.2)Understanding land managers’ attitudes and behaviour towards the management of environmental assets and responding to climate change (WP3.6)Optimising the delivery of multiple benefits from land use (WP3.5)
NERC-DFID (2011-2012)The Potential of Small-Scale Biogas Digesters to Improve Livelihoods and Long Term Sustainability of Ecosystem Services in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (2010)Socio-Economic Data on Scottish Soils – a Scoping Study.
NERC-DFID ESPA (2009)Building research capacity on ecosystem services in semi-arid Africa.
Defra (2009)Review of Methodologies for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD).
Scottish Government; Programme 3 – Environment – Land Use and Rural Stewardship (2006-2011)Economics of soil carbon sequestration (WP3.3.1)Understanding preferences for adaptation options to climate change induced changes in river flows (WP3.5.1)Benefit estimation of EU Water Framework Directive implementation (WP 3.5.1)
Ecosystem Economics Team Leader
Address: Land Economy & Environment, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Peter Wilson Building, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG.
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