Presented by Jon Erickson, professor of ecological economics and the interim dean of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. Explores the foundations from which to build an economy for the century of the environment, designing resilient systems that align human nature with the realities of growing resource scarcity. Taped January 22, 2013 at Great Lakes Bioneers McHenry County speaker series at McHenry County College.
Erickson has published widely on energy and climate change policy, land conservation, watershed planning, environmental public health, and the theory and practice of ecological economics. His books include "The Great Experiment in Conservation: Voices from the Adirondack Park" (2009), "Frontiers in Ecological Economic Theory and Application" (2007), "Ecological Economics of Sustainable Watershed Management" (2007), and "Ecological Economics: a Workbook for Problem-Based Learning" (2005). He is also an Emmy award-winning producer of films such as the four-part PBS series, "Bloom," on sources and solutions to nutrient pollution in Lake Champlain. He was the Managing Director of UVM's Gund Institute for Ecological Economics from 2009-2012 and is past president of the U.S. Society for Ecological Economics. He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania and a visiting professor at several universities overseas. He is a graduate of the doctoral program in natural resource economics from Cornell University.