Dave Gammon Gund Visiting Scholar
PhD, Ecology, Colorado State University
BS, Conservation Biology Brigham Young University
Dave Gammon, an associate professor of biology at Elon University in North Carolina, is taking his Fall 2013 sabbatical to earn a graduate certificate in ecological economics. His formal research training focuses on bioacoustics and animal behavior, but his teaching and research have increasingly gravitated toward interdisciplinary issues and the interface between science and society. In particular, he is curious about the causes and solutions of large-scale environmental problems, such as climate change, and the global loss of biodiversity and other ecosystem services. At Gund he hopes to learn how economics and transdisciplinary thinking can be used to address modern environmental challenges. Where will his education at Gund lead him? – Possibly to producing a book, website, or other media that helps the general public to integrate environmental and economic issues, possibly to the development of new integrative courses for undergraduates, and possibly to explore transdisciplinary research questions such as understanding the complicated relationship between economic growth and environmental impact. He looks forward to being inspired.
Research Interests: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Ecosystem Services, Systems Thinking, Transdisciplinarity
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