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About me and my research interests
I am an Associate Professor 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.
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2021 - present: Associate Professor in Ecological Economics, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
2017 - 2021: 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
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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1/10/21 → 30/09/24
Designing a flood storage option on agricultural land: What can flood risk managers learn from drought management?Bark, R. H., 21 Sep 2021, In: Water. 13, 18, 2604.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Downloads (Pure)
Stakeholders’ views on natural flood management: Implications for the nature-based solutions paradigm shift?Bark, R., Martin-Ortega, J. & Waylen, K. A., Jan 2021, In: Environmental Science & Policy. 115, p. 91-98 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Citations (Scopus)
Cultural Values, Deep Mining Operations and the Use of Surplus Groundwater for Towns, Landscapes and JobsLegg, P., Hatton MacDonald, D., Bark, R. H., Tocock, M., Tinch, D. & Rose, J. M., Dec 2020, In: Ecological Economics. 178, 106808.
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Incorporating the insurance value of peri-urban ecosystem services into natural hazard policies and insurance products: Insights from MexicoSoto-Montes-de-Oca, G., Bark, R. & Gonzalez-Arellano, S., Mar 2020, In: Ecological Economics. 169, 106510.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile6 Citations (Scopus)3 Downloads (Pure)
Bark, R. & Acreman, M., Jul 2020, In: Environmental Science & Policy. 109, p. 95-102 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Citations (Scopus)3 Downloads (Pure)