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Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics (founded 1992), more commonly known as Gund Institute, is a research institute for transdisciplinary scholarship,[1] based at the University of Vermont (UVM) and comprising diverse faculty, students, and collaborators worldwide. The Gund Institute offers graduate-level training where students are exposed to a wide range of expertise, perspectives, and techniques through course offerings, weekly discussions and seminars, and research mentoring. The Gund Institute offers a Certificate of Graduate Study in Ecological Economics, available both to UVM Graduate students and to anyone pursuing continuing education. In addition, it has a series of problem-solving workshops called "Ateliers" and nearly two hundred educational videos.[2]

Contents

  • Mission 1
  • Projects 2
  • History 3
  • Related Books 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6
  • See also 7

Mission

The purpose of the Gund Institute is to conduct research at the interface of ecological, social, and economic systems, develop creative, practical solutions to local and global environmental challenges, and provide future leaders with the tools and understanding necessary to navigate the transition to a sustainable society.[3] Led by Director Taylor Ricketts, the Gund Institute is a community comprising Gund Fellows, Affiliates, Graduate Students, Visiting Scholars, and Staff. At UVM, faculty aren't appointed to the Institute itself but are affiliated with other departments all around the university.

Projects

Three broad, interrelated themes provide centers of gravity for the Gund Institute's research, training, and outreach activities: Nature's Benefits, Ecological Economies, and Healthy Landscapes and Seascapes.[3] Among their research projects are the Vermont Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) and Natural Capital Project.

History

The Gund Institute was originally founded by Robert Costanza in 1991 as the Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Maryland. In 2002, it was moved to the UVM's Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and renamed the Gund Institute, after its major benefactors, the Gund family of Cleveland, Ohio. Robert Costanza continued as Director until 2010, when he left to help build a similar institute at Portland State University. Jon Erickson was Managing Director from 2009 to 2012. Taylor Ricketts, former Director of the Conservation Science Program of the World Wildlife Fund, was recruited as Director in 2011.

Related Books

Ecological Economics, Second Edition: Principles and Applications, by Herman Daly and Josh Farley [4]

Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services by Taylor Ricketts, et al.[5]

The Very Hungry City: Urban Energy Efficiency and the Economic Fate of Cities, by Austin Troy [6]

Listed: Dispatches from America’s Endangered Species Act, by Joe Roman [7]

References

  1. ^ td-net: Network for Transdisciplinary Research.
  2. ^ Gund Youtube Channel, http://www.youtube.com/user/GundInstitute.
  3. ^ a b Our Community, www.uvm.edu/giee.
  4. ^ [1], Ecological Economics, Second Edition: Principles and Applications.
  5. ^ [2], Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services.
  6. ^ [3], The Very Hungry City: Urban Energy Efficiency and the Economic Fate of Cities.
  7. ^ [4], Listed: Dispatches from America’s Endangered Species Act.

External links

  • Official Website

See also

Herman Daly

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