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About me and my research interests

I am a lecturer in Ecological Economics in the School of Environmental Sciences teaching a third year and MSc module in Natural Resources and Environmental Economics (ENV-6012B, ENV-7116B). I am a member of the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE) and the 3S (Science, Society & Sustainability) Research Group.

My broad research interests focus thematically on water resources management in times of change and integrating ecosystem services (including cultural ecosystem services) in decision-making. This has involved using non-market methods to monetarily value urban green space, instream flows and ecosystem services in water scarce environments, market-based instruments design as part of basin scale water resources management reform and restoration, as well as, several studies on sustainable agriculture.

I am interested in supervising or co-supervising PhD students in these research areas. Please check out PhD funding at the university, e.g. https://senss-dtp.ac.uk/ and elsewhere, e.g. http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/applicants/

Other MSc and PhD Funding News

There are Chevening Scholarships/Fellowships that you can apply for as a MSc students, check out the details at https://www.chevening.org/scholarships/

Have you ever thought about doing a PhD? There is some general information on PhDs at https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/bring-your-research-to-life, including video interviews with current PhD students.

UEA has two Doctoral Training Programmes (DTP. The Advanced Research and Innovation in Environmental Sciences (ARIES) DTP see, www.aries-dtp.ac.uk.

The second DTP is the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS). SeNSS has both Faculty-led and Student-led studentships, see https://senss-dtp.ac.uk/apply.


Click here for a full list of my publications Google Scholar - R Bark

Career history

2017 - present: Lecturer in Ecological Economics, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia

2015 - 2017: Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

2010 - 2014: Research Scientist, Land and Water Flagship, CSIRO, Australia

2007 - 2010: Post-doc, University of Arizona, USA

2003 - 2006: PhD in Arid Lands Resource Sciences and Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Arizona, USA

1997: MSc in Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Management, UCL

1990: BA(Hons) Politics, Philosophy and Economics, The Queen's College, University of Oxford


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