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  • Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), De Boelelaan 1111

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Marije Schaafsma is an Associate Professor in the Environmental Economics department of the IVM, which she heads since 2023. She is specialised in analysing the well-being and welfare effects of ecosystem services changes, using monetary and non-monetary valuation methods, and has a keen interest in deliberative valuation and assessing environmental justice in/through valuation methods. She also works on the integration of environmental factors into poverty statistics. She strongly engages in interdisciplinary research to foster sustainable development.

Marije is a Lead Author on the IPBES values assessment and IPBES Business & Biodiversity Assessment. Marije did her PhD at VU Amsterdam, then moved to the UK (Universities of East Anglia, Cambridge, Southampton), and joined VU Amsterdam again in November 2019. She is a Research Fellow at CSERGE, University of East Anglia, and Visiting Researcher at the University of Southampton.


Monetary valuation, non-monetary valuation, ecosystem services, poverty.


2011: PhD (Environmental Economics) Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
2005: MSc (Environment and Resource Management) Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
2004: MSc (Economics) Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

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  • environmental economics
  • ecological economics
  • poverty
  • multidimensional wellbeing
  • trade-offs
  • ecosystem services
  • Environment


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  • Assessing smallholder preferences for incentivised climate-smart agriculture using a discrete choice experiment

    Schaafsma, M., Ferrini, S. & Turner, R. K., Nov 2019, In: Land Use Policy. 88, p. 1-10 10 p., 104153.

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  • Local costs of conservation exceed those borne by the global majority

    Green, J. M. H., Fisher, B., Green, R. E., Makero, J., Platts, P. J., Robert, N., Schaafsma, M., Turner, R. K. & Balmford, A., Apr 2018, In: Global Ecology and Conservation. 14, e00385.

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  • Guidance for Deliberative Monetary Valuation Studies

    Schaafsma, M., Bartkowski, B. & Lienhoop, N., 2018, In: International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics. 12, 2-3, p. 267-323 57 p.

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  • Diverse values of nature for sustainability

    Pascual, U., Balvanera, P., Anderson, C. B., Chaplin-Kramer, R., Christie, M., González-Jiménez, D., Martin, A., Raymond, C. M., Termansen, M., Vatn, A., Athayde, S., Baptiste, B., Barton, D. N., Jacobs, S., Kelemen, E., Kumar, R., Lazos, E., Mwampamba, T. H., Nakangu, B., O’Farrell, P., & 66 othersSubramanian, S. M., van Noordwijk, M., Ahn, S. E., Amaruzaman, S., Amin, A. M., Arias-Arévalo, P., Arroyo-Robles, G., Cantú-Fernández, M., Castro, A. J., Contreras, V., De Vos, A., Dendoncker, N., Engel, S., Eser, U., Faith, D. P., Filyushkina, A., Ghazi, H., Gómez-Baggethun, E., Gould, R. K., Guibrunet, L., Gundimeda, H., Hahn, T., Harmáčková, Z. V., Hernández-Blanco, M., Horcea-Milcu, A. I., Huambachano, M., Wicher, N. L. H., Aydın, C. İ., Islar, M., Koessler, A. K., Kenter, J. O., Kosmus, M., Lee, H., Leimona, B., Lele, S., Lenzi, D., Lliso, B., Mannetti, L. M., Merçon, J., Monroy-Sais, A. S., Mukherjee, N., Muraca, B., Muradian, R., Murali, R., Nelson, S. H., Nemogá-Soto, G. R., Ngouhouo-Poufoun, J., Niamir, A., Nuesiri, E., Nyumba, T. O., Özkaynak, B., Palomo, I., Pandit, R., Pawłowska-Mainville, A., Porter-Bolland, L., Quaas, M., Rode, J., Rozzi, R., Sachdeva, S., Samakov, A., Schaafsma, M., Sitas, N., Ungar, P., Yiu, E., Yoshida, Y. & Zent, E., 24 Aug 2023, In: Nature. 620, 7975, p. 813-823 19 p.

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  • Inequitable Gains and Losses from Conservation in a Global Biodiversity Hotspot

    Platts, P. J., Schaafsma, M., Turner, R. K., Burgess, N. D., Fisher, B., Mbilinyi, B. P., Munishi, P. K. T., Ricketts, T. H., Swetnam, R. D., Ahrends, A., Ashagre, B. B., Bayliss, J., Gereau, R. E., Green, J. M. H., Green, R. E., Jeha, L., Lewis, S. L., Marchant, R., Marshall, A. R., Morse-Jones, S., & 5 othersMwakalila, S., Njana, M. A., Shirima, D. D., Willcock, S. & Balmford, A., Nov 2023, In: Environmental and Resource Economics. 86, 3, p. 381-405

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