Staff Profile:Professor Elizabeth Robinson

Name:
Professor Elizabeth Robinson
Job Title:
Professor of Environmental Economics
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I am an environmental economist, specialising in the management of natural resources in low and middle income countries. I have first class honours degree from Oxford University in Engineering, Economics, and Management; and a PhD in Applied Economics from Stanford University in the US, where my thesis addressed the evolution of property rights over land within an optimal enforcement framework. I am currently on the Defra Economic Advisory Panel; an Associate Editor for the journal Environment and Development Economics; a Research Associate with the Sida-funded Environment for Development Initiative; and hold an associate position at the University of Gothenburg. Here at the University of Reading I am the School Director of Postgraduate Research Students and a Research Associate with the Walker Institute for Climate System Research.

I am particularly interested in the interface between people and natural resources, with an emphasis on forest and marine-based livelihoods; climate change and REDD; and energy demand. Much of my current research in east Africa explores how policies and institutions can be designed to protect both resource-dependent livelihoods and the natural resource base, and to reduce potential conflict between the two. Methodologically this research relies on explicitly spatial and temporal models of resource extraction with an emphasis on forests and fish, on spatial optimal enforcement models, and combining anthropological and economic data collection approaches.

I welcome enquiries and applications from prospective PhD students who are interested in working on related issues.

My current research projects include:

  • Urban energy transitions in African cities and links to forest management, climate change, and REDD (funded by Sweden's Sida Formas COMMONS)
  • Biodiversity offsets in the UK (Sida Formas COMMONS funded)
  • Ecosystems, livelihoods, and the forest-agriculture interface (NERC-ESPA funded)
  • Spatial-temporal aspects of people-biodiversity interactions (Environment for Development Initiative funded)
  • Better management of marine protected areas to improve both livelihoods and marine stocks (Environment for Development Initiative funded).
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  • Robinson, E. J. Z. and Maganga, F. (2009) The implications of improved communications for participatory forest management in Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology, 47. pp. 171-178. ISSN 1365-2028 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2028.2008.01066.x (Issue supplement S1. Special Issue: Ecosystem changes and implications on livelihoods of rural communities in Africa)
  • Abate, T., Albergel, J., Armbrecht, I., Avato, P., Bajaj, S., Beintema, N., Ben Zid, R., Brown, R., Butler, L. M., Dreyfus, F., Feldman, S., Ebi, K. L., Gana, A., Gonzales, T., Gurib-Fakim, A., Heinemann, J., Herrman, T., Hilbeck, A., Hurni, H., Huyer, S., Jiggins, J., Kagwanja, J., Kairo, M., Kingakono, R. R., Kranjac-Berisaljevic, G., Latiri, K., Leakey, R., Lefort, M., Lock, K., Herrman, T., Mekonnen, Y., Murrey, D., Nathan, D., Ndlovu, L., Osman-Elasha, B., Perfecto, I., Plenovich, C., Raina, R., Robinson, E. J. Z., Roling, N., Rosegrant, M., Rosenthal, E., Shah, W. P., Stone, J. M. R., Suleri, A. and Yang, H. (2009) Executive summary of the synthesis report. In: Agriculture at a Crossroads. International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development, Washington, DC, USA, pp25.
  • Butler, L. M., Leakey, R., Albergel, J. and Robinson, E. J. Z. (2009) Natural resources management. In: Executive summary of the synthesis report. Agriculture at a Crossroads. International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development, Washington, DC, USA, pp. 59-64.
  • Markwei, C., Ndlovu, L., Robinson, E. J. Z. and Shah, W. (2009) Options for action: generation, access and application of AKST. In: Subglobal Reports: Sub Saharan Africa. Agriculture at a crossroads, V. International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development, Washington, DC, USA, pp. 97-128.

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Qualifications:
BA; PhD
Dr Elizabeth Robinson

Contact Details

Email:
e.j.robinson@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 5039

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