Estelle Dominati




2012 PhD (Ecological Economics), Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ

2006 MSc (Agronomy), SupAgro, Montpellier, France

2002 BSc, Lycée Massena / Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France

Research interests & activities

  • Development of improved resource management tools based on an ecosystem services approach to soils and land-use policy.
  • Application of soil science concepts to ecological economics: Quantification of soil natural capital and ecosystem services and economic valuation of ecosystems services at the farm scale.
  • Environmental management of agro-ecosystems
  • Farm system design for multiple outcomes, within boundaries.


2012 Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship


Dominati, E. J.; Mackay, A.; Lynch, B.; Heath, N.; Millner, I. 2014a: An ecosystem services approach to the quantification of shallow mass movement erosion and the value of soil conservation practices. Ecosystem Services 9: 204-215.

Dominati, E. J.; Mackay, A. D.; Green, S.; Patterson, M. G. 2014b: A ‘soil change-based’ methodology for the quantification and valuation of ecosystem services from agro-ecosystems: A case study of pastoral agriculture in New Zealand. Ecological Economics 100: 119-129.

Dominati, E. J.; Patterson, M. G.; Mackay, A. D. 2010a: A framework for classifying and quantifying the natural capital and ecosystem services of soils. Ecological Economics 69: 1858-1868.

Dominati, E. J.; Patterson, M. G.; Mackay, A. D. 2010b: Response to Robinson and Lebron – Learning from complementary approaches to soil natural capital and ecosystem services. Ecological Economics 70: 139-140.

Hewitt, A.; Dominati, E.; Webb, T.; Cuthill, T. 2015: Soil natural capital quantification by the stock adequacy method. Geoderma 241-242: 107-114.

Robinson, D. A.; Fraser, I.; Dominati, E. J.; Davísdóttir, B.; Jónsson, J. O. G.; Jones, L.; Jones, S. B.; Tuller, M.; Lebron, I.; Bristow, K. L.; Souza, D. M.; Banwart, S.; Clothier, B. E. 2014: On the value of soil resources in the context of natural capital and ecosystem service delivery. Soil Science Society of America Journal 78: 685-700.

Robinson, D. A.; Hockley, N.; Dominati, E. J.; Lebron, I.; Scow, K. M.; Reynolds, B.; Emmett, B. A.; Keith, A. M.; de Jonge, L. W.; Schjønning, P.; Moldrup, P.; Jones, S. B.; Tuller, M. 2012: Natural Capital, Ecosystem Services and Soil Change: Why Soil Science must Embrace an Ecosystems Approach. Vadose Zone Journal 11

Robinson, D. A.; Jackson, B. M.; Clothier, B. E.; Dominati, E. J.; Marchant, S. C.; Cooper, D. M.; Bristow, K. L. 2013: Advances in soil ecosystem services: Concepts, models, and applications for earth system life support. Vadose Zone Journal 12.

Breure, A. M.; De Deyn, G. B.; Dominati, E.; Eglin, T.; Hedlund, K.; Van Orshoven, J.; Posthuma, L. 2012: Ecosystem services: a useful concept for soil policy making! Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 4: 578-585.