Paola Ovando

Former Marie Curie Intra-European Post-Doctoral Fellow

Paola Ovando

Paola was a Marie Curie Intra-European Post-doctoral Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute from May 2014 to April 2016. She went on to work as a Post-doctoral Researcher in the Department of Environmental Social Sciences at Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology.


Paola holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Alcalá (Spain). She also holds a MSc in Ecological Economics from the University Mayor de San Simon (Bolivia), and a BSc in Agribusiness Engineering from the University of San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador), and a BSc in Environmental Sciences at the University Autonoma of Madrid (Spain).

Previously Paola held a postdoctoral position in the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), for implementing an Ecosystem Accounting project for Andalusian forests. She had also acted as a consultant for private institutions in Ecuador and Bolivia, as well as, participated in 7 different research projects on natural resources management and economics, funded by the European Commission and the Spanish Government.

Research Interests

  • Ecosystem services and natural capital accounting
  • Land use and carbon markets
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to natural resources management and policy