Tanya O’Garra is an environmental economist with over fifteen years’ experience conducting research on the valuation of ecosystem services and the collective management of shared natural resources.
Her current research aims at identifying effective policies and interventions to tackle climate change and the biodiversity crisis. To do this, she uses counterfactual methods to estimate the causal impact of conservation initiatives and climate adaptation and/or mitigation policies, combined with path analysis and structural equation modelling to determine the mechanisms leading to impact.
Prior to working at Middlesex, Tanya was an Earth Institute Fellow at Columbia University. She has also worked at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, and the University of the Basque Country in Spain.