Erik Gómez-Baggethun is a Research Professor at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) and as Senior Visiting Researcher at the University of Oxford. He serves as vice president of the European Society for Ecological Economics and as national coordinator of the European Commission COST action TU1201 “Urban Allotment Gardens in European Cities”. He is also member of Research & Degrowth. His research covers various fields in ecological economics and political ecology, with a focus on ecosystem services, environmental governance, resilience theory and community based management. He is editorial board member of several leading scientific journals and has served as lead author or chapter coordinator for international initiatives such as ‘The economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity’ (TEEB), and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). He is currently member of an expert task force of the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).