The UF Water Institute is pleased to announce that Dr. Bob Costanza will be the next speaker in the Smallwood Distinguished Scholar Seminar Series.
December 4, 2008
Robert Costanza, Ph.D., Gordon Fund Professor of Ecological Economics and Director, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, The University of Vermont<http://www.uvm.edu/giee/?Page=about/Robert_Costanza.html&SM=about/about_menu.html>
Title: "Understanding, Valuing, and Modeling Ecosystem Services"
Time: 3 pm Thursday, December 4, 2008
Location: 122 Rogers Hall
Dr. Costanza's research focuses on the interface between ecological and economic systems, particularly at larger temporal and spatial scales. This includes landscape level spatial simulation modeling; analysis of energy and material flows through economic and ecological systems; valuation of ecosystem services, biodiversity, and natural capital; and analysis of dysfunctional incentive systems and ways to correct them. Dr. Costanza received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1979 in systems ecology, with a minor in economics. He also has a Master's degree in Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida. He is currently the Gordon and Lulie Gund Professor of Ecological Economics and Director of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at The University of Vermont
Dr. Costanza will be meeting with interested faculty and students on Friday morning December 5th. Please contact Wendy Graham ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) if you are interested in participating in one of these meetings.