Keynote Lecture: Valuing Nature: The good, the bad and the unexpected of interdisciplinary endeavour

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 - 18:30 to 20:30

This Valuing Nature Keynote Lecture will be given by Dr Nicola Beaumont from Plymouth Marine Laboratory . This 45 minute lecture will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session chaired by Professor Michael Winter with 

Venue:  Henderson lecture theatre, XFi building, University of Exeter, EX4 4ST.

Abstract: Valuing Nature requires research that brings together a variety of disciplines, as recognised by the Valuing Nature Partnership. However, the benefits, downfalls and challenges of interdisciplinary working are not always clear and often understated. The VNP funded CoastWEB project brought together 8 different disciplines, coupled with a varied stakeholder network, to research the values and wellbeing benefits of saltmarshes, with an aim of providing tangible and useful outcomes. This interdisciplinary approach proved interesting, frustrating, challenging and rewarding. In this seminar the CoastWEB experience is shared including the unique research findings, the interdisciplinary processes used, lessons learned, and recommendations for the future.

Joint Symposium: Multiple Values of Nature

Monday, 2nd March 2020 to Tuesday, 3rd March 2020

We are very excited to announce a Joint Meeting of the British Ecological Society Journal, People and Nature, and the Valuing Nature Programme. The meeting will be an international, broad-scope, interdisciplinary event reflecting the ethos of both People and Nature and the Valuing Nature Programme. It will cover many aspects of the multiple values of nature and will broadly fall under three themes as outlined below. The meeting aims to foster cross-disciplinary research collaborations and inform the agenda in this growing and fast-moving research area.

The event will be held at Bristol’s We The Curious from 2 - 3 March 2020.


envecon 2020

Friday, 13th March 2020

The UK’s Network of Environmental Economists (UKNEE)  envecon 2020, which is to be held on Friday 13th March 2020. Now in its 18th year, envecon brings together environmental economists and interested parties from academia, consultancy and the public and private sectors. It is a multidisciplinary, multi-sector conference and provides a unique opportunity to share research methods and results, and practical experience in applying environmental economics in the UK and elsewhere.