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

Valuing the mental health and well-being benefits of nature engagement through measures of soundscape complexity. NE/X002047/1. NERC funded. 2022-2025.

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

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

Previous Projects

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

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.

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

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. 

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.

Current PhD Students

Jingyi Gu “Social norms and willingness to pay for recycling”. Supervisors: Nick Hanley, Professor Eugenio Proto (Economics)

Ellie MacLennan “Marine entanglement in creel fishing gear” Supervisors: Andrew Brownlow, Nick Hanley, Katherine Simpson

Tasmin Alexander. “Rabies control in Tanzania” Supervisors: Katherine Hampson, Sarah Cleaveland, Nick Hanley.

Previous PhD Students

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.