Rhona Barr

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Alumni

Rhona Barr

Former PhD student

Rhona has an MSc in Environmental Economics & Policy from Imperial College London and a BSc in Zoology from the University of Edinburgh.

Before joining the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), she worked with sustainable tourism programs for both JCU in Australia and ZSL in Mozambique.

More recently, Rhona has consulted for the World Bank and the UNDP.

Research interests

  • Economic incentives for sustainable resource use;
  • Social capital and resource conservation;
  • Sustainable financing of marine conservation.

2012

Working paper  30 November, 2012

Investigating fishers’ preferences for the design of marine Payments for Environmental Services schemes

We determine the effects of various management restrictions on adoption rates of marine PES schemes. Choice experiments are used in order to determine how fisher participation … read more »

2011

Working paper  1 November, 2011

Income diversification, social capital and their potential role in uptake of marine Payments for Environmental Services schemes: a study from a Tanzanian fishing community

We analyse the role of risk mitigating strategies upon the willingness to adopt a marine PES scheme in fishing households. More specifically we focus on the … read more »

2010

Research article  19 July, 2010

Adaptation investments: a resource allocation framework

Additional finance for adaptation is an important element of the emerging international climate change framework. This paper discusses how adaptation funding may be allocated among developing countries in a … read more »

2009

Research article  18 November, 2009

Investigating the potential for marine resource protection through environmental service markets: an exploratory study from La Paz Mexico

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have long been advocated as effective management vehicles for promoting long-term conservation of marine resources and biodiversity. However MPAs are failing in their conservation goals, … read more »

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2010

Policy publications  1 February, 2010

The allocation of adaptation funding

Providing additional finance for adaptation is a key element of the emerging international climate change framework. This paper discusses how adaptation funding may be allocated among developing countries in a … read more »

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