Biography

Erik Gómez-Baggethun is a research fellow at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Autonomous University of Barcelona. His research is concerned with ecological economics and political ecology, with a focus on integrated assessment of ecosystem services and resilience theory. He was a lead author in the report of the European Commission-led initiative TEEB.

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Interest in both the science and practice of ecosystem services is on the rise. Many studies have confirmed the economic value of investing in the conservation, restoration, and sustainable use of ecosystem services.1–5 This burgeoning world is now in need of institutions capable of managing the thousands of projects currently devoted to these …

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