Environmental and One Health Economics

The Environmental and One Health Economics SIG is a University of Glasgow research group that brings together researchers with common interests and expertise in the application of economic methods to biodiversity conservation, human and animal disease management, invasive species, and sustainable development. Our main areas of research are:

  • Environmental cost-benefit analysis and environmental valuation
  • Design of PES systems
  • Ecological-economic modelling, including disease spread and developing markets for biodiversity offsets
  • Environment-health linkages and human well-being

Group Coordinator:

Nick Hanley

Current Projects

Cultural, social and economic influences on ongoing Schistosoma mansoni transmission, despite a decade of mass treatment, and the potential for change. Medical Research Council. 2017 - 2019.

Thinking forward through the past: Linking science, social science and the humanities to inform the sustainable reduction of endemic disease in British livestock farming. Wellcome Trust. 2018-2022. 

Scottish Government Programmes of Research 2016-2021 - Disease Management Options in Agriculture and Forestry. Scottish Government.

Biodiversity offset markets for wetland conservation. The Leverhulme Trust. 2018 - 2020.

EFFECT: Environmental public goods From Farming through Effective Contract Targeting. Funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020. 2019-2023.

The Economics of Marine Plastic Pollution: What are the Benefits of International Cooperation? Funded by the ESRC. 2019-2022.

Rewarding landowners and land managers for conserving biodiversity. Funded by Natural Environment Research Council. 2022 - 2022.

Land sharing vs. land sparing: new insights from ecological-economic modelling. Funded by the Leverhulme Trust. 2021 - 2023.

Current PhD Projects

  • Joel Mendes 'Economics of Zoonosis Control'. Supervisory team: Jo Halliday, Nick Hanley and Emma McIntosh.
  • Maria Rodrigues 'Choice modelling of farm animal welfare in the UK'. Supervisory team: Nick Hanley, Keila McGinnis, Souvik Datta and Rowland Kao.