University of Vermont

Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

Jon Erickson

Jon D. Erickson Fellow

PhD, Natural Resource Economics, Cornell University

MS, Natural Resource Economics, Cornell University

BS, Business Management, Cornell University


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Jon Erickson 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 the 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.

AT UVM: Jon is Professor of Ecological Economics at the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and the campus-wide Environmental Program.



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Jon’s interests focus on ecological economics as a "transdiscipline" that draws on many perspectives, addresses complex problems and builds shared understanding - thus enabling solutions that are sustainable, equitable, and efficient

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