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Dr Olivia Rendón

Dr Olivia Rendón

Environmental Economist

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Dr Olivia Rendón is an Environmental economist at PML. Her main area of research is in the assessment and valuation of ecosystem services, and its application to sustainable marine and coastal management. She uses economic techniques, interviews, surveys and other qualitative and quantitative assessments. She specialises in Payment for Ecosystem Service Schemes, stated preference methods such as Discrete Choice Experiments and revealed preference methods such as Averting Behaviour and Cost-of-Illness. In addition, Olivia undertakes research exploring the social, economic and well-being impacts of different pressures and management measures e.g. grey to green flood defenses, protected areas, flood risk. Her research is often interdisciplinary covering developing and developed countries, and ranges from the local to the national scale.

Olivia has a PhD in Environmental Economics and before joining PML she has worked in the UK and overseas in different capacities (academic, NGO and government).

  • Defra Natural Capital project
  • Bottom-Up Climate Adaptation Strategies Towards a Sustainable Europe BASE (EU FP7) project


  • Riisager-Simonsen, Rendón, Galatius, Tange Olsen & Beaumont. 2020. Using ecosystem-services assessments to determine trade-offs in ecosystem-based management of marine mammals. Conservation Biology. doi:10.1111/cobi.13512
  • Borger, Hooper, Austen, Marcone & Rendón. 2020. Using stated preference valuation in the offshore environment to support marine planning. Journal of Environmental Management 265: 110520. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.110520
  • Rendón, Garbutt, Skov, Möller, Alexander, Ballinger, Wyles, Smith, McKinley, Griffin, Thomas, Davidson, Pagès, Read & Beaumont. 2019. A framework linking ecosystem services and human well-being: Saltmarsh as a case study. People and Nature Journal, 1(4), 489-496. doi:10.1002/pan3.10050
  • Dallimer, M., Martin-Ortega, Rendón, Afionis, Bark, Gordon & Paavola. 2020. Taking stock of the empirical evidence on the insurance value of ecosystems. Ecological Economics 167: 106451. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2019.106451
  • Rendón, O.R., Dallimer & Paavola. 2016. Flow and rent-based opportunity costs of water ecosystem service provision in a complex farming system. Ecology and Society 21 (4): 36. doi:10.5751/ES-08787-210436
  • Bunse, L., Rendón & Luque. 2015. What can deliberative approaches bring to the monetary valuation of ecosystem services? A literature review. Ecosystem Services 14: 88 - 97. doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2015.05.004