Economics and Management of Natural Resources

About us

The Economics and Management of Natural Resources group is part of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University.

The main research focus within the group is the sustainable and efficient management of natural resources. This involves evaluating the efficiency and sustainability of resource use outcomes, analyzing how policies affect the relationship between actors and natural resources and valuing natural resources or ecosystem services.   

Research focues and projects

Research focus

  • Sustainable and efficient management of natural resources

Contact and staff

Stijn Speelman

Head of research group Stijn speelman (°1979) holds a degree in Bio-Science Engineering (2002) and Policy Economics (2003) from KULeuven...

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Gonzalo Villa Cox

Gonzalo Villa-Cox (° 1984) is a full time Doctoral Candidate at the Department of Agricultural Economics...

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Janet Molina

Janet Molina, from México, is a Ph.D. student at the ‘Economics & Management of Natural Resources’ group of the Department of Agricultural Economics...

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Ruben Savels

Ruben Savels joined the Department of Agricultural Economics as an assistant in August 2020...

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Ishika Gupta

Ishika Gupta, from India, joined the Department of Agricultural Economics as a PhD student in 2016...

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Xavier Gabet

My name is Xavier and I’m 25. I’m originally from Brussels, where I obtained my Master’s degree of bioengineer in chemistry and bioindustries from the ULB...

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Edouard Idrissa Rachid

Since May 2015, Edouard began his PhD research in the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, at the Department of Agricultural Economics of Ghent University...

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Cristian Jordan Diaz

Cristian Jordán Díaz, Chilean, is a PhD student at the Department of Agricultural Economics...

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Woldegebrial Zeweld Nugusse

Woldegebrial Zeweld Nugusse

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