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Valeria M. Toledo-Gallegos

Staff picture: Valeria M. Toledo-Gallegos
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Rural and Agricultural Economist
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

Valeria Toledo is an environmental and agricultural economist with a background in environmental sciences. She is interested in understanding how environmental preferences are affected by the socio-cultural, spatial and temporal context. Her research uses environmental valuation methods and experimental economics to get further insights into decision-making behaviour and explore the drivers of public preferences towards environmental/agricultural policies. 

Before joining the James Hutton Institute she was a research associate at the University of East Anglia and a research fellow at the University of Stirling. She holds a PhD from the University of St Andrews and an M.Sc. in Environment and Sustainable Development from the University of Glasgow, UK. In Mexico, she completed a Specialist Degree in Economic Theory and a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences, both at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

Current research interests

  • Spatially explicit environmental valuation
  • Motivations and barriers to the adoption of pro-environmental practices
  • Promotion of policy applications of the Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital framework  
  • Pathway for to net-zero agriculture and agricultural land-related emissions
  • Use of visual methodologies in environmental valuation methods

Ongoing research projects:

  • ReAlising DynamIc vAlue chaiNs for underuTilised crops (RADIANT)

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.