University of Vermont

Steve Posner

Stephen Posner PhD Student, RSENR EE Certificate Graduate

MS, Natural Resources, University of Vermont

BS, Astronomy and Physics, Haverford College


Advisor: Taylor Ricketts
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Steve conducts research on institutional adaptation, sustainability indicators, and ecosystem services with the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics. In 2010 he earned a M.S. in Natural Resources and a Certificate of Graduate Study in Ecological Economics from University of Vermont for work on the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and the state of Maryland. Maryland then became the first state in the U.S. to officially report GPI along with other economic measures. The title of Steve's Master's thesis is "Estimating the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) for Baltimore, MD." Steve is also a Sustainability Fellow at the university's Office of Sustainability, where he directs the UVM Eco-Reps Program and trains student leaders who model and promote environmentally responsible behavior. Along with engaging in behavior change work, he co-teaches courses in campus sustainability and sustainability leadership and develops campus energy projects, such as strategies for managing greenhouse gas emissions from lab buildings. In 2009-2010, Steve was an Energy Education Fellow at UVM, a position through the Rocky Mountain Institute's Accelerating Campus Climate-Change Initiative. He earned a B.S. in physics and astronomy from Haverford College in 2003, studied science education at the Stanford University School of Education, and has worked as an ecological economics consultant for businesses and NGOs since 2005. He lives and plays in Vermont with his two children.

Research Interests: Ecosystem Services, Sustainability Measurement and Indicators, Linking Knowledge to Action
Dissertation: Learning Systems at the Sustainability Science-Policy Interface


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