1. Dennis Littky: 2013 Keynote Address

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    "If you are not standing on the edge you are taking up too much space."

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    • NORMAN MYERS: Our Environmental Outlook: Solutions, Solutions?

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      Norman Myers presents his talk, "Our Environmental Outlook: Solutions, Solutions?" at the University of Vermont James Marsh Professor-at-Large Lecture Series on October 6, 2009. For more information, visit http://www.uvm.edu/giee/

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      • NSRC Webinar: "Changing Climate, Changing Forests" 11-13-2012

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        The climate of northeastern North America has changed markedly over the past 100 years and computer models for the region forecast more change to come. Policymakers, land managers, citizens, and scientists must grapple with what this change means for the future of the region and its forests. NSRC researcher Dr. Lindsey Rustad of the USFS Northern Research Station worked with other scientists to synthesize the consequences of this climate change for forested ecosystems of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada. "Changing Climate, Changing Forests" represents a cross-disciplinary synthesis undertaken by a coalition of over 50 U.S. and Canadian scientists. The Northeast study region spans seven states of the northeastern United States and five provinces of eastern Canada. The report traces observed and projected shifts in temperature and precipitation and links them to a web of structural, biogeochemical, and wildlife shifts occurring throughout the region's forests.

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        • NSRC Webinar: T'an key uto monen: Native American Plant Knowledge, Stewardship and Conservation in the Northern Forest

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          On April 18, 2013, Dr. Karim-Aly Kassam, Dr. Marla R. Emery, and Michelle Baumflek presented a webinar entitled "T'an key uto monen: Native American Plant Knowledge, Stewardship and Conservation in the Northern Forest." Working in partnership with the Houlton Band of Maliseets and the Aroostook Band of Micmacs of northern Maine, management guidelines for four key culturally important plant species were devel-oped for tribal and private land managers. Researchers generated a replicable methodology for creating guidelines and exploring biocul-tural diversity that can be transferred and adapted to the needs of oth-er tribes, landowners and cultural groups. This study contributed to development of undergraduate and high school curricular materials that emphasize Native American plant knowledge and stewardship practices. Research findings indicate that: 1) Conservation of biological diversity is directly linked to conservation of cultural diversity; 2) Use of plant species by Maliseet and Mi’kmaq community members generates sociocultural and ecological knowledge that together inform stewardship actions; 3) Incorporating plant gatherers and users in management is necessary for culturally and ecologically responsive stewardship; and 4) Options for plant stewardship must be considered at a variety of ecological and social scales.

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          • Seminar with Sabine O'Hara "Changing the Debate: from Economic Production to Sustaining Production"

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            Sabine O'Hara, Ph.D. "Changing the Debate: from Economic Production to Sustaining Production" 1/18/11 Livak Room, Davis Center Dr. O'Hara is currently the Managing Director and Vice President of Professors Beyond Borders and Principal of Global Ecology LLC. Prior to joining Professors Beyond Borders she was the Executive Director of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) and Vice President of the Institute of International Education, an international exchange organization responsible for administering the Fulbright Program. Before joining CIES/IIE, O'Hara was the 10th President of Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia and held faculty and administrative positions at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, at Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and was a visiting scholar at Harvard University. A native of Germany, O'Hara earned a doctorate in environmental economics from the University of Gottingen. She serves on the boards of several national and international organizations including as past President of the US Society of Ecological Economics, as Secretary of the Board of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents, and as Advisory Board member of King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. This video is a production of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, an affiliate of the Rubenstein School for Environment & Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. The Gund Institute is a transdisciplinary research, teaching, and service organization focused on developing integrative solutions to society's most pressing problems. We conduct integrative research and service-learning projects on a broad range of topics, offer hands-on learning through our problem-solving workshops and courses, develop online teaching resources and international collaborations through metacourses, and support professional and graduate education through our Graduate Certificates in Ecological Economics and Ecological Design. Learn more about the Gund community of students, scholars and practioners by exploring our news, publications, and video archives, then contact us to help us build a sustainable, widely shared quality of life. For more information visit: uvm.edu/​giee/

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            • Gund Tea: Bernardo Aguilar on Fundación Neotrópica & Community Wetland Conservation in Costa Rica

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              Presenter: Bernardo Aguilar Costa Rica: Greenwashing or Greentopia? Community Wetland Conservation and the Partnership Between UVM & Fundación Neotrópica 4/8/2011 Bernardo Aguilar is a Costa Rican who has lived and worked in the United States for a third of his life. He has graduate degrees in Applied and Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia and Agricultural and Environmental Law from University of Costa Rica. He is the Executive Director of Fundación Neotrópica, one of the oldest and most reputable environmental NGOs in Costa Rica. He is the current President of the Mesoamerican Society for Ecological Economics and a Board member of the US Society for Ecological Economics. He has been a Fulbright Scholar and has several publications in the United States, Europe, Latin America and India. This event is part of the weekly Gund Tea Series, an opportunity for affiliates of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and the broader University community to engage in robust discussion about topical research, current events, and relevant theory. The Teas host visiting scholars and research associates from around the world, as well as some of the Gund's very own fellows & students. A Production of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, an affiliate of the Rubenstein School for Environment & Natural Resources at the University of Vermont The Gund Institute is a transdisciplinary research, teaching, and service organization focused on developing integrative solutions to society's most pressing problems. We conduct integrative research and service-learning projects on a broad range of topics, offer hands-on learning through our problem-solving workshops and courses, develop online teaching resources and international collaborations through metacourses, and support professional and graduate education through our Graduate Certificates in Ecological Economics and Ecological Design. Learn more about the Gund community of students, scholars and practitioners by exploring our news, publications, and video archives, then contact us to help us build a sustainable, widely shared quality of life. For more information visit: uvm.edu/​giee/​

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              • Monetary Policy Towards A Steady State Economy

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                Before a policy is decided on, the goals of policy must be clearly defined. That said, what exactly are the goals of monetary policy in the U.S.? In this tea, monetary policy is evaluated and explored with an ecological economic lens - where the goals are defined as ecological sustainability, just distribution, and efficient allocation - and the idea of developing alternatives to existing policies is encouraged. Presenter: Josh Farley Monetary Systems and Macro Policies for a Steady State Economy 9/28/2011 This topic is being worked on by a group of Gund fellows, affiliates, and students. This event is part of the weekly Gund Tea Series, an opportunity for affiliates of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and the broader University community to engage in robust discussion about topical research, current events, and relevant theory. The Teas host visiting scholars and research associates from around the world, as well as some of the Gund's very own fellows & students. A Production of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, an affiliate of the Rubenstein School for Environment & Natural Resources at the University of Vermont The Gund Institute is a transdisciplinary research, teaching, and service organization focused on developing integrative solutions to society's most pressing problems. We conduct integrative research and service-learning projects on a broad range of topics, offer hands-on learning through our problem-solving workshops and courses, develop online teaching resources and international collaborations through metacourses, and support professional and graduate education through our Graduate Certificates in Ecological Economics and Ecological Design. Learn more about the Gund community of students, scholars and practitioners by exploring our news, publications, and video archives, then contact us to help us build a sustainable, widely shared quality of life. For more information visit: uvm.edu/​giee/​

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                • The Final Lecture: Dr. John H Todd on Planetary Healing & Ecological Design

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                  This video features the final lecture of the ecological design course, NR 288, taught by Dr. John H Todd on Thursday 12/9/2010. Todd is Research Professor in the School of Natural Resources, a Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Vermont, and a Fellow at the Gund Institute For Ecological Economics. In the past, this ecological design course is taught in the fall and the ecological design studio during the spring semester. Both courses explore the theory and practice of employing ecological knowledge to address urgent human and environmental problems. Dr. John H. Todd, President of Ocean Arks International, and pioneer of ecological engineering is the brilliant mind behind "Living Machines". Living Machines are ecosystems technologies which treat wastes and purify water with plants, animals and bacteria, rather than chemicals. Such "Machines" have earned three U.S. patents, have won numerous awards, and have been built or are being constructed in many cities, towns, villages and schools in a number of countries. John Todd and his wife Nancy Todd have published several books on ecological design and authored more than 200 technical and popular articles and essays on biology and planetary stewardship. This video is a production of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, an affiliate of the Rubenstein School for Environment & Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. The Gund Institute is a transdisciplinary research, teaching, and service organization focused on developing integrative solutions to society's most pressing problems. We conduct integrative research and service-learning projects on a broad range of topics, offer hands-on learning through our problem-solving workshops and courses, develop online teaching resources and international collaborations through metacourses, and support professional and graduate education through our Graduate Certificates in Ecological Economics and Ecological Design. Learn more about the Gund community of students, scholars and practioners by exploring our news, publications, and video archives, then contact us to help us build a sustainable, widely shared quality of life. For more information about Dr. John Todd, his work, or the Gund Institute, visit: http://toddecological.com/, http://www.uvm.edu/giee/?Page=about/John_Todd.html&SM=about/about_menu.html, and uvm.edu/​giee/

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                  • Gund Tea: Gary Johnson on Spatially Quantifying Ecosystem Service Flows

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                    Presenter: Gary Johnson, Jr. Service Path Attribution Networks (SPANs): Spatially Quantifying Ecosystem Service Flows 2/25/2011 Gary Johnson is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of Vermont. He currently works as a research assistant under Dr. Ferdinando Villa at the Gund Institute's Ecoinformatics Collaboratory, where he is one of the primary technical developers of the NSF-funded ARIES (ARtificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services) project. Gary's current working thesis title is "Decision Support Systems for Modelling Ecosystem Service Tradeoffs under Uncertainty" This event is part of the weekly Gund Tea Series, an opportunity for affiliates of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and the broader University community to engage in robust discussion about topical research, current events, and relevant theory. The Teas host visiting scholars and research associates from around the world, as well as some of the Gund's very own fellows & students. A Production of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, an affiliate of the Rubenstein School for Environment & Natural Resources at the University of Vermont The Gund Institute is a transdisciplinary research, teaching, and service organization focused on developing integrative solutions to society's most pressing problems. We conduct integrative research and service-learning projects on a broad range of topics, offer hands-on learning through our problem-solving workshops and courses, develop online teaching resources and international collaborations through metacourses, and support professional and graduate education through our Graduate Certificates in Ecological Economics and Ecological Design. Learn more about the Gund community of students, scholars and practitioners by exploring our news, publications, and video archives, then contact us to help us build a sustainable, widely shared quality of life. For more information visit: uvm.edu/​giee/

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                    • A Seminar with Taylor Ricketts: "Putting Ecosystem Services on the Map"

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                      Taylor Ricketts, Ph. D. "Putting Ecosystem Services on the Map" 1/24/11 Director of Conservation Science Program, World Wildlife Fund Livak Room, Davis Center Taylor Ricketts is the Director of WWF's Conservation Science Program, and he served as a Convening Lead Author of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment - the 5-year, UN-sponsored effort to assess the world's ecosystems and their contribution to human well-being. Taylor is also co-founder of the Natural Capital Project, a partnership among WWF, The Nature Conservancy, and Stanford University. The project maps ecosystem services, estimates their value, and uses this information to inform and finance conservation investments. The value of an ecosystem may seem impossible to quantify. But Taylor is striving to determine exactly that. He puts his doctorate in ecology and conservation biology - along with 15 years of conservation experience - to work measuring the value of biodiversity in monetary terms. Taylor believes effective conservation depends on quantifying the benefits that humans receive from nature: "ecosystem services," as he calls them, provided by forests, wetlands and other natural resources. This video is a production of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, an affiliate of the Rubenstein School for Environment & Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. The Gund Institute is a transdisciplinary research, teaching, and service organization focused on developing integrative solutions to society's most pressing problems. We conduct integrative research and service-learning projects on a broad range of topics, offer hands-on learning through our problem-solving workshops and courses, develop online teaching resources and international collaborations through metacourses, and support professional and graduate education through our Graduate Certificates in Ecological Economics and Ecological Design. Learn more about the Gund community of students, scholars and practioners by exploring our news, publications, and video archives, then contact us to help us build a sustainable, widely shared quality of life. For more information on Taylor Ricketts, visit http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/experts/taylor-ricketts.html and the Gund Institute, visit: http://www.uvm.edu/giee/

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