Michael Tanner

Environmental Economics Researcher

Michael Tanner joined the Charles Darwin foundation as a researcher to lead the valuation of mangrove ecosystem services and as part of the fisheries research team.

He obtained an MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change from the London School of Economics in 2016, and was awarded the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative fellowship by the U.S State Department on 2017.

His research interests are the economics of environmental policy and natural resource management, including market-based mechanisms for conservation, the economic valuation of ecosystem services, and community based management.


Between Boom and Bust Cycles: How Much are Galapagos Mangroves Worth?

I remember my first exposure to local conservation efforts in Ecuador; I must have been 9 years old, and passing by the mangrove trees still standing on the outskirts of Guayaquil, where a big sign...

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