Telephone: +44 1904 322897
Title: Research Associate
Expertise: provision and valuation of ecosystem services
Dr. Brugere provides research inputs in a number of SEI projects investigating the sustainability and socio-economic impacts of aquatic resources use and development. She also works as an independent consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
- Agricultural, Environmental and Institutional Economics applied to sustainable aquaculture development
- Coastal and aquatic ecosystem services for poverty alleviation
- Integrated water and coastal resources management
- Sustainable livelihoods, diversification and poverty analysis
- Climate change vulnerability, adaptation and resilience
In 2010-2011, Dr. Brugere held a Marie Curie Intra-European Research Fellowship and led interdisciplinary project “Sustainable Ecosystem Services and Livelihoods through Aquaculture Development” (ECOLIVA) funded by the EU. This research project investigated the linkages between the provision and valuation of ecosystem services, aquaculture development and sustainable livelihoods, using the case of shrimp farming in coastal areas of Thailand.
Previously, and until July 2012, Dr. Brugere worked as a Fishery Planning Analyst/Aquaculture Officer with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Rome, providing policy advice and support to national governments for sustainable aquaculture development, and addressing social and economic issues related to aquaculture development and aquatic resources management.
Dr. Brugere holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Newcastle and an MSc in Ecological Economics from University Edinburgh. Her work and research have mostly taken place in Asia (Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia) and in sub-Saharan Africa (Uganda, Mali, Cameroon, Chad). She has authored/co-authored a number of peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and FAO technical papers, and has contributed to two UN flagship publications: the World Water Resources Report and the State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture. She is a reviewer for: Food Policy, Agricultural Economics, Ocean and Coastal Management, Society and Natural Resources, Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Nutrition and Natural Resources.