University of Vermont


Jon D. Erickson
Professor of Ecological Economics
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Fellow, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

George D. Aiken Center
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405

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Jon Erickson is Professor in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and Fellow of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont. He has published widely on energy & 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). Jon 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 Interim Dean of the Rubenstein School (2012-2014) and Managing Director of UVM's Gund Institute for Ecological Economics (2009-2012), and is past President of the U.S. Society for Ecological Economics, past editor of the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies, and serves on the board or advisory committee of numerous nongovernmental organizations. He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania; Visiting Professor at the University of Iceland, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic, and Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra; and was on the economics faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute before joining the University of Vermont in 2002. Jon completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University in Natural Resource Economics in 1997.

Current Appointments

Member, Vermont Governor's Council on Energy and the Environment, 2012-current.
Member, Senator Sanders' Environment Advisory Council, 2012-current.
Vice President and Founding Board Member, Bright Blue EcoMedia, 2010-current.
Editorial Board, Reviews in Ecological Economics (formerly Ecological Economics Reviews, New York Academy of Sciences), 2009-current.
Editorial Board, Environmental Policy and Governance, 2008-current.
Trustee, Conservation and Research Foundation, 2004-current.
Founding Member, U.S. Society for Ecological Economics, 2000-current.
Founding Member, Adirondack Research Consortium, 1994-current.

Dean's Communications

The Environmental University, May 2014.
The Class of 2018, March 2014.
Strategic Action Plan, January 2014.
State of the School, October 2013.
Graduating Class of 2013, May 2013.
Envisioning Environment, March 2013.
Beginnings of a Strategic Plan, December 2012.

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