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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

MSc. Tomáš Baďura, Ph.D.


Position: scientist

Branch: Department of the Human Dimensions of Global Change

Workplace: ÚVGZ AV ČR, v. v. i.V Jirchářích 149/6Praha110 00


Phone: +420 704 672 947

Research Focus

Non-market valuation; choice modelling; economics of ecosystems and biodiversity; natural capital accounting; governance of ecosystems; sustainability


  • 2013-2017: PhD (Environmental economics) supervised by Prof. Ian Bateman, Dr. Silvia Ferrini; University of East Anglia, UK
  • 2010-2012: MSc (Economics), University of Amsterdam, NL
  • 2008-2009: Erasmus Exchange (1year): University of Bath, UK
  • 2006-2010: Bc (Economic Theory), Institute of Economic Studies (IES), FSV UK, CZ


  • 11/2016+ Senior Research Associate, Centre for Social and Economic research on the global environment with Prof. Kerry Turner & Dr. Silvia Ferrini
  • 07-03/2013: External Consultant WWF Germany
  • 06/2011-08/2012: Policy Analyst – Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), environmental Economics team with Patrick ten Brink (e.g. TEEB 2011)


  • IAERE2019 Young environmental Economist Award

  • Josef Vavroušek Award for my MSc thesis (for theses in area of sustainable development research)

Important research visits and fellowships

  • NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship 2016 (£18,000 6 months)
  • Zuckerman PhD Studentship (2013, University of East Anglia; £13,726 per annum for 3 years)

Brief scientometrics

  • Turner K, Badura T, Ferrini S (forthcoming) Natural Capital Accounting Perspectives: a pragmatic way forward. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability.
  • Badura T, Ferrini S, Binner A, Burton M, Bateman I (2019) A new approach to capturing the spatial dimensions of value within choice experiments. Environmental and Resource Economics
  • King S., Ferrier S., Turner K., Badura T. (2019). Discussion paper 11: Research paper on habitat and biodiversity related ecosystem services. Paper submitted to the Expert Meeting on Advancing the Measurement of Ecosystem Services for Ecosystem Accounting, New York, 22-24 January 2019 and subsequently revised.
  • Turner K, Badura T, Ferrini S (2019) Valuation, Natural Capital Accounting and Decision-Support Systems: Process, Tools and Methods. Synthesis report to the European Commission.
  • Badura T, Turner K, Ferrini S (2019) Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services Valuation: Assisting Policy Making. In: Routledge Companion to Environmental Planning and Sustainability
  • Badura T, Ferrini S, Agarwala M and Turner K (2017) Valuation for Natural Capital and Ecosystem Accounting. Synthesis report for the European Commission.
  • Badura T, Bateman I, Agarwala M, Binner A (2016) Valuing preferences for ecosystem related goods and services in: Roy Haines-Young, Marion Potschin, Robert Fish and Kerry Turner ed(s) Handbook on Ecosystem Services, Earthscan from Routledge
  • Bateman I, Coombes E, Fitzherbert E, Binner A, Badura T, Carbone C, Fisher B, Naidoo R, Watkinson A (2015) Where the wild things are: Conserving tropical biodiversity via market forces and spatial targeting. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • Bateman I, Day B, Agarwala M, Bacon P, Badura T, Binner A, De-Gol AJ et al. (2014) UK National Ecosystem Assessment Follow‐On (NEA‐FO) Workpackage3a: Economic value of ecosystem services for the UK Department of Environment, Fisheries and Rural Affairs. Cambridge, UNEP‐WCMC
  • Bateman I, Agarwala M, Badura T (2014) Pollinator declines: Avoid pitfalls of consensus methods. Nature 505:160.
  • Badura T, Torkler P,Arroyo Schnell A, Mitlacher G (2013) Accounting for Natural Capital in EU Policy Decision-Making A WWF Background paper on policy developments, WWF Germany
  • Badura T and Kettunen M (2013) Chapter 7: Regulating services and related goods in M. Kettunen and P. ten Brink Social and Economic Benefits of Protected Areas – Assessment Guide, EarthScan from Routledge, London
  • Russi D, ten Brink P, Farmer A, Badura T, Coates D, Förster J, Kumar R and Davidson N (2013) The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands IEEP, London and Brussels
  • ten Brink P, Mazza L, Badura T, Kettunen M and Withana S (2012) TEEB Nature and its Role in the Transition to a Green Economy IEEP, London and Brussels. (Brief presented at Rio+20 Conference)