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May 2023

Next UKNEE Webinar: Contested Values in Heritage

The valuation of cultural ecosystem services still remains elusive. In this presentation, we will discuss what type of cultural values are prioritised by people and what this means in terms of why heritage is important to them. For this, the connection between cultural values and ethical values is explored through the results of a choice modelling study that we have undertaken in Belsay Hall, a heritage site located in the North East of England. 

For more information and to register, click here.

Brenda Dorpalen is a Prinicipal Economist at the Environment Agency, where she leads the economic work on Net Zero and Sustainability. She is an accomplished economist with expertise in non-market valuation techniques applied to the environment, culture, and heritage, as well as their integration into cost-benefit analyses and economic assessments.


XXIV Annual BIOECON Conference

Save the date! 31th August - 1st September 2023

The XXIV Annual BIOECON date and submission call for papers was announced. This year's conference will be on  “Biodiversity and the Sustainable Development Goals”, held at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The keynote speakers will be Professor Erin Sills (NC State University) and Rashid Sumaila (U. British Columbia).

If you are interested in the economics of nature, biodiversity, natural capital and the environment, the call for submissions is out now! Deadline Monday 22nd May 2023.

For more information, follow them on Twitter @BIOECON1 and check out this link:


Research and Resources

Below is a short list of some recent publications and resources that caught our eye:

If you would like UKNEE to feature your work in the future, please email

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