Cost-Benefit analysis and economic evaluation of ecosystem services in Marine Protected Areas

Università di Genova
September 21 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

According to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, in the last fifty years humans have changed ecosystems more rapidly and extensively than in any comparable period of time in human history. These changes, partly necessary to meet the rapidly growing demand for goods and services, have brought about gains in human well-being and economic development, but at growing costs in the form of degradation of many ecosystem services.

The research project is aimed at identifying procedures and fundamentals to carry out an environmental accounting analysis, capable of accounting for the economic value of an environmental asset and of those ecosystems that can preserve it, with a special reference to the Natural Marine Reserves in Italy. The final objective is to define an instrument that, using cost/benefit analysis methods and taking into account local peculiarities, could suggest optimal management policies.

This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess