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Simone Martino
Environmental Scientist & Resource Economist



Simone Martino is an environmental scientist and resource economist working on the valuation of marketed and non-marketed resources (biodiversity and ecosystem services). Simone has worked in conservation NGO as project manager, and in public organisations as researcher, consultant, and lecturer (environmental economics and marine resource economics).

Simone has suggested sustainable management strategies for agricultural, coastal, and marine resources, advising public bodies on the importance of natural capital and ecosystem services, and providing information on natural capital and ecosystem services to business for better decision making and financial accounting. Actual research is on:

• Valuation of peatland ecosystem services (marketed, non-marketed) and non-monetary values

• Valuation of saltmarsh ecosystem services and carbon market for saltmarshes

• Valuation of provisioning services from marine activities (fisheries, aquaculture, recreation)


Research interests

Valuation of coastal and marine ecosystem services and trade-offs analysis

Economics of marine and coastal natural resources

Coastal management and local climate change

Coastal and marine resource policy and planning

Mineral economics (valuation of deep sea bed mining profitability, impacts on economy of terrestrial producers, impacts on fisheries)



2016-Sept 2018 - Research Fellow in Resource Economics. SAMS UHI, Scotland, UK
2013-2015 - Ecosystem Service Officer at Fauna & Flora International, London, UK
2012-2013 - Lecturer in Environmental Economics and Marine Resource Economics. University of Tuscia, Italy
2010-2012 - Post Doc in Socio-Economics. National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK
2001-2009 - Research Assistant. Department of Ecology & Economics, University of Tuscia, Italy


2006 - PhD in Biological Resource Management (curriculum in Environmental Economics). University of Tuscia, Italy
2004 - MSc in Coastal and Marine Resource Management. University of Portsmouth, UK
2001 - Laurea degree (5 years) in Environmental Sciences. University of Tuscia, Italy

Contact details

Simone Martino
Department of Environment & Geography
University of York
Wentworth Way
YO10 5DD