I am trained as an economist, and work on the political economy of environment and development. I supervise a group of doctoral research students working in the Society, Environment and Development Research Cluster in the Department of Geography. I am particularly interested in incentives for natural resource use and management, state-society interactions over natural resources, and multi-stakeholder partnerships for natural resource management. My research has been supported by, among others, the Wellcome Trust, the Nuffield Foundation and NERC-ESRC-DFID's Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme. I was a coordinating lead author for the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and the UK National Ecosystem Assessment.
Professor Bhaskar Vira
Head of Department and Professor of Political Economy, Department of Geography
Governing body, University conservation working group, Project team member