University of Vermont

Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

Gund Welcomes Visiting Scholar Dr. Abdon Schmitt

The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics is proud to welcome Dr. Abdon Schmitt as a visiting scholar.  Dr. Schmitt is an agroecologist and professor at University of Santa Catarina–UFSC, Brazil. His teaching and research efforts focus on designing agroecological systems that interconnect ecosystem restoration, rural livelihoods, and renewable agriculture in southern Brazil. He is a coordinator of the Voisin Silvopastoral Group, a participatory action research project that has worked with more than 622 farmers to make the transition from conventional farming to pasture-based and silvopastoral systems.

Dr. Schmitt’s time at UVM will strengthen his collaboration with Gund Fellows, Gund Graduate Students and the UVM community.  Dr. Schmitt will present his research during the December 7th Gund Tea at the Johnson House.  Welcome Abdon!