Zhaoyang (Leo) joined EfD via the ESAfD project. He is Lecturer in Environmental and One Health Economics at the University of Glasgow.
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.
At SEPA, Per Strömberg assesses and advices on environmental policy, often with quantitative methods.
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
Dawit Woubishet Mulatu is a research fellow at Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC), EfD-Ethiopia, Since September 2014.
Matías Piaggio is Senior Research Fellow of the EfD and Associate Professor at Universidad de la República (Uruguay, on leave).
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.
Juha Siikamäki's research focuses on evaluating the benefits, costs, and cost-effectiveness of different environmental policy options.
Jane Turpie is the deputy director of EPRU.
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.
SARAS 2018 Eighth Public Conference will focus on ecosystem services and management to ensure sustainability.
ESAfD (Ecosystem Services for Development) is one of the EfD Research programs with participants from all EfD centers. April 5-8 they have a workshop in South Africa, hosted by the University of Cape Town.
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 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.
Biodiversity and healthy ecosystems provide essential resources and services that support human wellbeing. Undervaluing these ‘free’ offerings from the environment, though, has led to them being overexploited and polluted.