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Ecosystem services

  • Research Fellow

Liu, Zhaoyang

Zhaoyang (Leo) joined EfD via the ESAfD project. He is Lecturer in Environmental and One Health Economics at the University of Glasgow.

  • Assistant Lecturer

Ndwiga, Michael

Michael Ndwiga is a Assistant Lecturer of Economics at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He holds a PhD in Economics. His research interests includes climate change, ecosystem and poverty.

  • Economist, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

Strömberg, Per

At SEPA, Per Strömberg assesses and advices on environmental policy, often with quantitative methods.

Alvsilver, Jessica

Jessica Alvsilver is currently employed by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency where she assesses and advices on environmental policy including the design and evaluation of policy instrumen

  • Research Fellow

Woubishet, Dawit

Dawit Woubishet Mulatu is a research fellow at Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC), EfD-Ethiopia, Since September 2014.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Piaggio, Matías

Matías Piaggio is Senior Research Fellow of the EfD and Associate Professor at Universidad de la República (Uruguay, on leave).

  • Interim Coordinator and Senior Research Fellow

Mulwa, Richard

Richard Mulwa is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy (CASELAP), University of Nairobi. His research interests include environment and resource economics, efficiency and productivity analysis, economic modeling, and climate change.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Siikamäki, Juha

Juha Siikamäki's research focuses on evaluating the benefits, costs, and cost-effectiveness of different environmental policy options.

  • Center Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow

Turpie, Jane

Jane Turpie is the deputy director of EPRU.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Tibesigwa, Byela

Byela Tibesigwa is a senior research fellow. She holds a PhD Economics from the University of Cape Town; and MA and BA Economics from the University of Botswana.


Naturally available wild pollination services have economic value for nature dependent smallholder crop farms in Tanzania

Despite the importance of naturally available wild pollination ecosystem services in enhancing sub-Saharan African smallholder farms’ productivity, their values to actual farming systems remain unknown. We develop a nationally representative empirical assessment by integrating nationally representative plot level panel data with spatially and temporally matched land cover maps to identify the contribution of wild pollinators to crop revenue.


In Search of Urban Recreational Ecosystem Services in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

In sub-Saharan Africa, urban recreational ecosystem services are browning and disappearing despite the global recognition of their importance. We study the availability, preference, and determinants of visitations to urban recreational ecosystem services in Dar es Salaam. The results show that, amongst the functioning and publicly owned recreational ecosystem services, there are botanical gardens and other open green spaces with greenery (e.g., trees, grass, or gardens) and sometimes with basic facilities such as benches.


Naturally Available Pollinator Decline Will Decrease Household Food Security and Increase the Gender Gap in Nutrition between Men and Women Who Head Smallholder Farm Households in Sub-Saharan Africa

This multi-country analysis studies the food security implications of natural pollinator populations in sub-Saharan Africa, where smallholder farmers rely on wild pollinators in the absence of commercial pollination services. The study specifies daily intake of energy, macro-nutrients, minerals and vitamins per household member, and identify differences in pollinator dependence in male- and female-headed households. Four key observations emerge. First, smallholder farm households produce a menu of food crops.