University of Vermont

U.S. Society for Ecological Economics Conference Set for June 9-12 at UVM

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The U.S. Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE) will hold its 2013 Conference on June 9-12 at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington, Vermont hosted by the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and the Rubenstein School. The conference, organized around the theme of "Building Local, Scaling Global: Implementing Solutions for Sustainability," will aim to take a critical look at sustainability lessons learned at local, regional, and state levels and to identify solutions that can be scaled up … and what better place to connect local action to global problems than Vermont.

The organizing committee uses "sustainability" in the broad sense of the word, to include all of the components of adaptability and resilience necessary to confront the socio-ecological problems of our time and the various lenses to analyze the complex interactions of the economic and social subsystems of our containing ecosystems. With that in mind, we have outlined three major implementing themes for the conference that highlight the transdisciplinary nature of our work.

Overall Conference Theme

· Building Local, Scaling Global: Implementing Solutions for Sustainability

Implementing Themes

· Re-Building The Biophysical Base Of Ecological Economics

· Bridging Ecological And Behavioral Economics

· Designing Social Policy And Education For The Anthropocene


Keynote and Plenary Addresses include: Riane Eisler, Nancy Folbre, Ashwini Chhatre, Bill Rees, Robin Broad, Julie Nelson, Fred Magdoff, Cylvia Hayes, Peter Senge, Hal Hamilton, Darcy Winslow, Nate Hagens, and Cutler Cleveland.

There will be an intensive InVEST Training immediately following the conference.  The two-day course, hosted by the Natural Capital Project, will teach participants how to use the InVEST software suite and ways to apply approaches and tools for ecosystem service valuation in decision-making.

The Organizing Committee encourages you to spread the word about USSEE2013 and this Call for Proposals.  We look forward to your participation this June!

For questions, please contact conference organizers at or call UVM's Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at (802) 656-1353.  More program details coming soon and will be announced on the conference website.