University of Vermont

Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

Eric Lonsdorf

Stephen Posner, Ph. D. Affiliate


Ph.D., Natural Resources and Ecological Economics, University of Vermont

M.S., Environment, Society, and Public Affairs, University of Vermont

B.S., Physics and Astronomy, Haverford College



Stephen is a Policy Engagement Associate with COMPASS, where he empowers scientists to transform, frame, and catalyze the policy dialogue. He connects federal decision-makers with leading scientific research on ecosystem services, ocean and coastal science, and social-ecological systems. His goal is to create the conditions for policymakers to understand and use scientific knowledge about the environment. As a scientist, Stephen has evaluated the impacts of conservation initiatives and studied interactions between economies and ecosystems. As a consultant, he has advised land use decisions and estimated the economic value of natural resources for both public and private partners. He has taught university courses in environmental science, ecological economics, and sustainability leadership. Stephen is passionate about science that makes a difference.

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