Susana is professor in Environmental Economics at the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
She is an environmental economist and an expert in the application of economic valuation techniques to the measurement of environmental change.
Current projects include a large international investigation of the impacts of climate change on cultural heritage.
Susana joined LSE in 2008, after ten years at Imperial College London. She is also Visiting Reader at Imperial College London, Honorary Senior Fellow at CSERGE (University of East Anglia) and a member of several expert panels on environmental valuation for UK government and industry.
Susana has worked on more than 45 research projects and consultancies for research councils, government, industry, charities and international organisations.
- Valuing natural wealth and creating markets for ecosystem services;
- Perceptions and preferences for low-carbon energy technologies;
- Environmental valuation, methods and applications;
- Life satisfaction and the environment.
Research - 2018
This research investigates how different audio-visual information on conservation influences charitable donation behaviour and emotions. Read more
The unintentional effects that conservation videos requesting financial donations might have on how people act in relation to environmental causes are investigated in this study. Read more
Research - 2015
Paper considers the practical trade-offs policy makers and practitioners must navigate when utilizing the concept of well-being in environmental interventions. Read more
Focusing on the most impoverished populations, we critically review and synthesise key themes from dominant frameworks for assessing the relationship... Read more
Research - 2013
Working Paper 125 Abstract Focusing on the estimation of WTP for climate change adaptation projects in vulnerable areas around the... Read more
Research - 2012
Working Paper 101 Abstract We determine the effects of various management restrictions on adoption rates of marine PES schemes. Choice... Read more
Research - 2011
Working Paper 65 Abstract We analyse the role of risk mitigating strategies upon the willingness to adopt a marine PES... Read more
Research - 2010
Abstract It is now widely recognized that effective communication and demand-side policies for alternative energy require sound knowledge of preferences... Read more
Abstract The importance of quantifying existing ecosystem services, assessing the impacts of various land use decisions and ultimately evaluating the... Read more
Research - 2009
Abstract Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have long been advocated as effective management vehicles for promoting long-term conservation of marine resources... Read more
Research - 2008
Abstract Environmental cost-benefit analysis, or CBA, refers to the economic appraisal of policies and projects that have the deliberate aim... Read more
News - 2011
Staff, students and members of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment have contributed to this report, which provides an analysis of the UK's natural environment in terms of the benefits it provides to society and continuing economic prosperity. Read more
News - 2010
'Mappiness' aims to better understand how feelings are affected by a person's immediate environment. National happiness levels are updated in real time, and over 800,000 responses have already been recorded. Read more