About me and my research interests

I am a lecturer in Ecological Economics in the School of Environmental Sciences teaching a third year and MSc module in Natural Resources and Environmental Economics (ENV-6012B, ENV-7116B). I am a member of the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE) and the 3S (Science, Society & Sustainability) Research Group.

My broad research interests focus thematically on water resources management in times of change and integrating ecosystem services (including cultural ecosystem services) in decision-making. This has involved using non-market methods to monetarily value urban green space, instream flows and ecosystem services in water scarce environments, market-based instruments design as part of basin scale water resources management reform and restoration, as well as, several studies on sustainable agriculture.

I am interested in supervising or co-supervising PhD students in these research areas. Please check out PhD funding at the university, e.g. and elsewhere, e.g.

Other MSc and PhD Funding News

There are Chevening Scholarships/Fellowships that you can apply for as a MSc students, check out the details at

Have you ever thought about doing a PhD? There is some general information on PhDs at, including video interviews with current PhD students.

UEA has two Doctoral Training Programmes (DTP. The Advanced Research and Innovation in Environmental Sciences (ARIES) DTP see,

The second DTP is the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS). SeNSS has both Faculty-led and Student-led studentships, see


Click here for a full list of my publications Google Scholar - R Bark

Career history

2017 - present: Lecturer in Ecological Economics, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia

2015 - 2017: Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

2010 - 2014: Research Scientist, Land and Water Flagship, CSIRO, Australia

2007 - 2010: Post-doc, University of Arizona, USA

2003 - 2006: PhD in Arid Lands Resource Sciences and Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Arizona, USA

1997: MSc in Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Management, UCL

1990: BA(Hons) Politics, Philosophy and Economics, The Queen's College, University of Oxford

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