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Geography and Environmental SciencePostgraduate study

Miss Ilda Dreoni MA, BA

Postgraduate research student

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Miss Ilda Dreoni is a Postgraduate research student within Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton.

I am an environmental economist interested in using economic methods for the analysis of trade-offs involved in sustainable development and natural resources management using the ecosystem services framework. I am specifically interested in using discrete choice experiment and other experimental methods for understanding individual behaviour and choices related to management of environmental resources. I am also interested in assessing spatial patterns of ecosystem service demand and supply for improve our understanding of the relationships between ecological and socio-economic systems.


2008-2011 Master’s degree in Environmental Economics (University of Turin)

2004-2008 Bachelor’s degree in Development Economics (University of Florence)

Previous experience

Oct 2014 – Sep 2015: Research assistant at Istituto degli Innocenti – Research and Monitoring division

Topic: development of indicators for measuring quality of life and well-being of children and young people.

Oct 2012 – Sep 2013: Research assistant at European Commission - Joint Research Centre – Sustainability Assessment Unit

Topic: mapping and valuing ecosystem services in the framework of the european regional development policies analysis

Sep 2011 – Dec 2011: Research assistant at University college of Dublin - School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy

Topic: analysis of awareness of, and attitudes to flooding in the town of Bray (Ireland)

Research interests

Sustainable development and natural resource management; environmental economics; discrete choice experiment; experimental economics; spatial analysis of Ecosystem Service flows.

PhD research

Title: Preferences for forest ecosystem services: are distributive justice principles reflected in values for Ecosystem Services?

PhD supervision: Dr Marije Schaafsma, Dr Emmanouil Mentzakis, Dr Felix Eigenbrod

Funding: ESRC studentship for interdisciplinary study under the Energy, Environment and Resilience pathway, Advanced Quantitative Methods Enhanced Stipend



Research group

Global Environmental Change and Earth Observation

Affiliate research group

Energy, Environment and Resilience Pathway – ESRC DTC

Demonstrating: Geographical, Quantitative and Field Skills GEOG1010



Miss Ilda Dreoni
Building 44 University of Southampton University Road Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 44/1077

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