Daryl Burdon

Dr Daryl Burdon

Senior Ecological Economist, Institute of Estuarine & Coastal Studies (IECS)

Faculty of Science and Engineering


+44 (0) 1482 466786

Initially specialising in estuarine and marine ecology, Daryl has broadened his expertise into the fields of ecological economics, marine policy and legislation, and marine management.

His research is highly interdisciplinary, linking natural and social sciences, with a particular focus on the development and application of ecosystem service approaches to the estuarine, coastal and marine environment.

Daryl has been involved in ecosystem services research at UK level, as part of the NERC-funded Valuing Nature Network and the National Ecosystem Assessment Follow-On Project, and at EU-level under the FP7 VECTORS and FP7 DEVOTES projects.



Research Interests

  • The impact of anthropogenic activities on the marine environment
  • Development and application of marine ecosystem service approaches
  • Valuation of marine ecosystem services and benefits for society

Research groups


Elliott, M., Burdon, D., Atkins, J.P., Borja, A., de Jonge, V.N. & Turner, R.K., 2017. '"And DPSIR begat DAPSI(W)R(M)!" – a unifying framework for marine environmental management'. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 118, pp. 27-40.

Burdon, D., Potts, T., Barbone, C. & Mander, L., 2017. 'The matrix revisited: A bird’s-eye view of marine ecosystem service provision'Marine Policy, 77, pp. 78-89.

Hattam, C., Atkins, J.P., Beaumont, N., Borger, T., Böhnke-Henrichs, A., Burdon, D., De Groot, R., Hoefnagel, E., Nunes, P., Piwowarczyk, J., Sergio, S. & Austen, M., 2015. 'Marine ecosystem services: linking indicators to their classification'Ecological Indicators, 49, pp. 61–75.

Börger, T., Hattam, C., Burdon, D., Atkins, J.P. & Austen, M., 2014. 'Valuing conservation benefits of an offshore marine protected area'. Ecological Economics, 108, pp. 229–241.

Potts, T., Burdon, D., Jackson, E., Atkins, J.P., Saunders, J., Hastings, E. & Langmead, O., 2014. 'Do marine protected areas deliver flows of ecosystem services to support human welfare?', Marine Policy, 44, pp. 139–148. [https://hydra.hull.ac.uk/resources/hull:10839]

A full list of publications are available through Google Scholar, ORCID ID and SCOPUS



Research PhDs

  • Development and application of marine ecosystem service approaches
  • Valuation of marine ecosystem services and benefits for society

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, Applied Marine Science, University of Hull, 2016
  • MSc, Estuarine and Coastal Science and Management, University of Hull, 2002
  • BSc Hons, Marine Biology, University of Stirling, 2001

External roles

  • Acting-Chair of the Humber Nature Forum (Member since 2003, Vice-Chair 2010-2017)
  • Member of the Flamborough Head Maritime Forum
  • Member of the Marine Science Coordination Committee (MSCC) Social Science Task Group

Professional highlights

Since 2002, Daryl has been awarded research funding from both the public and private sectors and has published 24 scientific papers, four book chapters and more than 70 research reports.