Pedro Flores Tenorio, Ph.D.


Lecturer in Political Ecology


Ph.D. in Environmental Economics
La Trobe University (Australia)

M.S. in Environmental Economics
Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) and University of Maryland (MD, USA)

B.S. and Licentiate in Economics
Universidad del Pacífico (Perú)


SFS 3840 Political Ecology of Developing Landscapes
(The School for Field Studies)

SFS 4910 Directed Research
(The School for Field Studies)

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Faculty Profile

Mr. Pedro Flores Tenorio is an ecological economist with interest in improving our understanding about the inclusion of ecosystem services in the decision making process with economic analysis. He has studied Economics at the University Del Pacifico in Lima and received the BID-CAF-UNIANDES Scholarship to study a Joint Master Degree in Environmental and Natural Resources Economics of the University of Maryland College Park and the University de Los Andes in Bogota.

His research about economic valuation of ecosystem services in the Peruvian Amazon has allowed him to receive important awards, such as the Australia Award to study a PhD in Environmental Economics at La Trobe University. During his candidature, he has received Community Engagement, Leadership and Head East Awards. This last one from the Association of Australian Agriculture and Resources Economics Society to present advances of his PhD research in the New Zealand Agriculture and Resources Economics Society Conference.

Mr. Flores Tenorio is member of important organisations, such as the Royal Society of Victoria and has contributed with consultant work about non-timber forest production to the Forest Public Sector of Peru and coordinated and contribute to projects on the ground involving indigenous people with important NGOs working in the Amazon.

Finally, he has a long experience as lecturer of Environmental Economics and related courses in the most important Peruvian universities. He was awarded with the Coimbra Group Grant Scholarship for Young Lecturers and Researchers from Latin America and visited Turku University to deliver a course of Environmental Economics in Peru and to publish a paper in the Fennia Journal about Ecosystem Services Valuation of Brazil Nuts in the Peruvian Amazon.

Academics & Research

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental and natural resource economics
  • Ecosystem services economic valuation
  • Ecological economics
  • Rural development
  • Environmental impact assessment

Professional Affiliations

  • Visiting Researcher at the University Del Pacifico, 2019
  • 2019 SERFOR, Direction of Management of Knowledge of Flora and Wild Fauna, Consultant
  • 2017- 2019 WWF Peru, Project “Indigenous People as Forest Entrepreneurs”, Specialist
  • 2016 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (Victoria-Australia), Intern.
  • 2012-2017 La Trobe University, Department of Economics, PhD Candidate
  • 2011-2012 Especialistas Ambientales, Consultant for economic analysis in EIAs
  • 2011-2012 CAAAP, Consultant for Economic Valuation Study.
  • 2010-2011 ACCA, Program “Conservation of Brazil Nuts Ecosystems”, Coordinator.
  • 2009-2010 Ministry of Economics, Program “Public Sector Budget per outcomes” , Consultant.


Flores, PA, 2017, Book review of "Diagnosing Wild Species Harvest", published by Fennia International Journal of Geography, Vol 195 No 1 (2017) , pp.118-120.
Flores, PA, 2017,” A choice modelling experiment to explore the opportunities to invest in biodiversity conservation in the Amazon”, Paper presented at the 61st AARES Annual Conference, Brisbane, 8-10 February 2017, published in the Ag.Econ.
Flores, PA, 2014, “A theoretical analysis of a hypothetical auction program to pay for biodiversity in Peruvian Amazon nuts (Bertholletia excelsa) ecosystems” Proceedings of the “Opportunities for the Critical Decade: Enhancing well-being within Planetary Boundaries”. Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics 2013 Conference, Pages 22-39. Editor: Alex Y Lo, Leonie J Pearson and Megan C Evans
Flores, PA. and Kalliola, R, 2011, “Brazil nut harvesting in Peruvian Amazonia from the perspective of ecosystem services” Fennia Journal. Vol 189, No 2. pp.1-13 (2011)
Flores, PA, 2002, “Identification of Economic indicators for agents related to the use of standing forest: Case of Brazil nuts”.IRG/Peru, Biofor Project. USAID
Flores, PA, 2017, Book review of “Food Price Dynamics and Price Adjustment in the EU”, edited by Steve McCorriston. Published by Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 2015. In Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 61, pp. E1–E3.
Flores, PA Cannock, G and De los Rios C, 2011, Evaluation Report of the Public Budget per results – AgroRural Program, Minstry of Economics and Finance. Lima.
Flores, PA, 2005, “Las posibilidades para desarrollar el proceso de la evaluación ambiental estratégica en el Perú”. Revista Apuntes 56/57. Centro de Investigación de la Universidad del Pacífico. Lima, December 2005, pp. 157-176.
Flores, PA, 2004,“Identificación de preferencias adaptables para los productores de café peruanos y colombianos: análisis desde el enfoque de capacidades”. In Apuntes 52/53. Social Science Journal of the Research Center of the University Del Pacífico. Lima-Perú.
Flores, PA. 2001, “Valoración económica de la diversidad biológica y de los bienes y servicios ambientales del paisaje cafetero peruano”. In: Glave, Manuel; Pizarro, Rodrigo. “Valoración económica de la diversidad biológica y servicios ambientales en el Perú. 474 p.”, INRENA/BIOFOR. Lima, pp.351-385.


University Del Pacífico, Congreso de la Asociación Peruana de Economía, August 2019. Paper about “Preferences of young Australians about conservation in the Amazon”. Lima.
WWF Peru- ENGIE, Leadership Training Course. April 2018. Presentation about “Economics of Indigenous People in Peruvian Amazon”, Lima.
University Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana, September 2017, Presentation about “Framework of Project Indigenous People as Forest Entrepreneurs”, Iquitos.
New Zealand Agriculture and Resources Economics Society, August 2016, Paper presented about “Choice Modelling Experiment with Young Australians about Biodiversity Conservation in an old-growth forest of the Peruvian Amazon”, Nelson-New Zealand.
La Trobe University. 1st Conference of ECR of the ASCC College held in Melbourne October 2015 with a poster about “A theoretical analysis of a hypothetical auction program to pay for biodiversity in Peruvian Amazon nuts (Bertholletia excelsa) ecosystems”
EAERE 2015 pre-conference workshop Economic-Ecological Models in Resource Economics in Helsinki, June 2015 with the paper “A theoretical analysis of a hypothetical auction program to pay for biodiversity in Peruvian Amazon nuts (Bertholletia excelsa) ecosystems” Conference
"Our Common Future under Climate Change" held in Paris from 7-10 July 2015. Presented a poster about “A theoretical analysis of a hypothetical auction program to pay for biodiversity in Peruvian Amazon nuts (Bertholletia excelsa) ecosystems”
Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in Port Macquarie, 4-7 Februray 2014 with the paper:"Assessing non-user willingness to pay in Australia for a conservation program in Peruvian Amazonia"
The Australia and New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics in Canberra, 11-14 November 2013 with the paper: "What is the application potential for auctions to pay for conservation of biodiversity in developing megadiverse countries? Case of old growth forests with Brazil nuts in Peruvian Amazonia".
“Economic valuation of critical ecosystem services provided from forest where non-timber forest products are harvest in the Amazon basin: Case of Brazil nuts harvest by indigenous people from Peru”, presented at Summer School “Consequences of multiple disturbances of tropical forests” of the Universitat of Gottingen. Chachapoyas-Peru, November 2011.