International Advisory Board
The Encyclopedia of Earth
Dr. Robert Costanza is the Gund Professor of Ecological Economics and Director of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont. Costanza is co-founder and former-president of the International Society for Ecological Economics, and was the founding editor of the society’s journal, Ecological Economics. He is past President of the International Society for Ecosystem Health.
Dr. Costanza’s awards include being named a Pew Scholar in Conservation and the Environment, a Kellogg National Fellow, the Society for Conservation Biology Distinguished Achievement Award, and the Kenneth Boulding Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions in Ecological Economics. His professional service includes: the National Research Council Board on Sustainable Development, Committee on Global Change Research; the National Research Council, Board on Global Change; the U.S. National Committee for the Man and the Biosphere Program; and the National Marine Fisheries Service Committee on Ecosystem Principles.
He is the author or co-author of over 300 scientific papers, and reports on his work have appeared in Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, the Economist, The New York Times, Science, Nature, National Geographic, and National Public Radio.
E-mail: Robert Costanza