Hosted by Ece Ozdemiroglu, Valuing Nature Network

We are now in the final year of the five-year Valuing Nature Programme to improve our understanding of how valuation can improve decision-making on the natural environment. In this session we will hear from project leads about the wealth of experience they have developed in working on valuation concepts across disciplines as diverse as ecology, economics, social science, health, arts and humanities.  We will also consider lessons from these research projects from the perspectives of end-users from a policy, practice and business perspective.

The Valuing Nature projects aimed to improve our understanding of valuation in two areas: (i) the role of the natural environment in human health and wellbeing, and (ii) managing the natural environment to understand and avoid tipping points in ecosystem services that affect benefits to humans.

Co-chairs: Ece Ozdemiroglu (eftec) & Bill Bealey (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology)


  • Ruth Waters (Deputy Chief Scientist, Natural England and Programme Advisory Group for Valuing Nature)
  • Nicola Beaumont (Plymouth Marine Laboratory and PI for the CoastWeb project funded through Valuing Nature)
  • Tim Acott (University of Greenwich and PI for Wetland Life project funded through Valuing Nature)

This session is scheduled for Day 1, 21 May 2019, 1pm-2.30pm.

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