Richard Baxter

Global Political Economy Alumni

PhD Researcher in Global Political Economy (ESRC 1+3)
Department of Economics, University of Bath

Start date: September 2015

Research topic: Assessing cultural ecosystem services: helping to answer the call of TEEB (2010) that there has been little progress to-date

This research builds on current work in the area of cultural ecosystem services.  According to TEEB (2010), there has been “little progress” in their mapping to-date.  Seven types of cultural ecosystem service are included in the research (such as aesthetic, cultural heritage and recreation).  Innovative triangulation techniques are used to produce results which aim to lead to a more comprehensive understanding of the natural benefits and costs derived from cultural ecosystem services.

Research supervisors: Dr Alistair Hunt