School of Management and Business,
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales, SY23 3DD
Tel: 01970 622217
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Environmental and Ecological Economics
Note that I have moved to Aber Uni’s School of Management and Business
I am a Professor of Environmental and Ecological Economics, specialising in the economic and social valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Although I utilise a wide range of non-market valuation methods, my speciality is in the use of stated preference method (choice experiments). I am also interested in exploring ways in which these methods might be enhanced by e.g. incorporating participatory and deliberative approaches to improve people’s preference revelation. Other areas of expertise include: outdoor recreation, tourism, agri-environment, and economic impact.
Recent research projects have been funded by NERC’s VNN, BESS and ESPA programmes, as well more applied Defra research on e.g. the ecosystem service value of the UK BAP and SSSIs. Increasingly, I am focusing my research to examine the human welfare impacts of biodiversity loss in developing countries, with recent studies in Malawi, Nigeria, Ghana, the Solomon Islands and the Caribbean. I also contributed to TEEB and the UK National Ecosystem Assessment.
(Click on the ‘Papers’ or ‘Reports’ hyperlink above to access full list of publication, including abstracts and links to publications)
Christie M, Fazey I, Cooper R, Hyde H and Kenter JO. (2012) An Evaluation of Monetary and Non-monetary Techniques for Assessing the Importance of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services to People in countries with developing economies. Ecological Economics, 83, 69-80.
de Groot RS, Brander L, van der Ploeg S, Costanza R, Bernard F, Braat L, Christie M, Crossman N, Ghermandi A, and Hein L, Kumar, P, McVittie, A, Portela, R, Rodriguez, L C, ten Brink, P, and van Beukering, P (2012). Global estimates of the value of ecosystems and their services in monetary units. Ecosystem Services. 1 (1), 50 – 61.
Christie M and Rayment M (2012) An economic assessment of the ecosystem service benefits derived from the SSSI biodiversity conservation policy in England and Wales. Ecosystem Services 1(1), 70-84.
Schader C, Lampkin N, Christie M, Nemecek T, Gaillard G, Stolze M (2012) Economic evaluation of organic farming support as an agri-environmental measure at Swiss agricultural sector level. Land Use Policy (In Press)
Whitfield, S.; Reed, M.S.; Thomson, K.; Christie, M.; Stringer, L.C.; Quinn, C.H.; Anderson, R.; Moxey, A.; Hubacek, K. (2011). Managing Peatland Ecosystem Services: Current UK policy and future challenges in a changing world. Scottish Geographical Journal. 127, 209-230
Christie M and Gibbons J (2011) The effect of individual ‘ability to choose’ (scale heterogeneity) on the valuation of environmental goods. Ecological Economics, 70, 2250-2257
Conrad L, Cassar LF, Christie M and Fazey I (2011). Hearing but not listening? A participatory assessment of public participation in planning. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy. 29(5), 761-782. (Editor’s choice)
Conrad L, Fazey I and Christie M (2011) Is research keeping up with changes in landscape policy? A review of the literature. Journal of Environmental Management. 92(9), 2097-2108.
Rayment M, Christie M and Minter R (2011). Benefits of Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Defra: London. Report
Christie M, Hyde T, Cooper R, Fazey I, Dennis P, Warren, Colombo S and Hanley N (2011). Economic valuation of the Benefits of Ecosystem Services delivered by the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Defra: London. Report
Kenter J, Hyde T, Christie M and Fazey I (2011). The importance of deliberation in valuing ecosystem services in developing countries – evidence from the Solomon Islands. Global Environmental Change Human and Policy Dimensions 21(2), 505-521.
Conrad, Cassar, Jones, Eiter, Izakovicova, Barankova, Christie and Fazey (2011) Rhetoric and Reporting of Public Participation in Landscape Policy. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning. 13(1), 23 – 47.
Conrad, L, Christie, M, and Fazey, I (2011). Evaluating public perceptions of landscape: Case study from Gozo Malta. Applied Geography. 31, 159 - 170
Fazey, I, Kesby, M, Evely, A, Latham, I, Wagatora, D, Hagasua, J-E, Reed, M, S, Christie, M (2010). A three-tiered approach to participatory vulnerability assessment in the Solomon Islands. Global Environmental Change. 20, 713-728.
Fazey, I, Gamarra, JGPJ, Fischer, J, Reed, MS, Stringer, LC, Christie, M (2010) Adaptive strategies to reduce vulnerability to future environmental change. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 8 (8) 414-422.
Christie M and Azevedo C (2009). Testing the Consistency Between Standard Contingent Valuation, Repeated Contingent Valuation, and Choice Experiments. Journal of Agricultural Economics 60(1), 154-170.
Christie M, Hanley, N and Hynes S. (2007). Valuing enhancements to forest recreation using choice experiments and contingent behaviour methods. Journal of Forest Economics. 13(2), 75-102.
Christie M (2007) An examination of the disparity between hypothetical and actual willingness to pay for Red Kite conservation using the contingent valuation method. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 55, 159-169.
Christie M, Hanley, N, Warren, J, Murphy K, Wright R and Hyde T. (2006) Valuing the diversity of biodiversity Ecological Economics. 58(2), 304-317.