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The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics
University of Vermont
617 Main Street
Burlington, Vermont 05405
From 1996-1999, Dr. Joshua Farley taught ecological economics at the School for Field Studies, Centre for Rainforest Studies (CRS), serving as program director for his final year. While at CRS, he conducted field research in collaboration with community stakeholders and students applying ecological economics to local environmental problems. Specific projects focused on the valuation of ecosystem services from riparian forests for local dairy farmers, regional communities and international society; cultural values and ethnoecology; and local, regional and global values of various approaches to forestry.
He joined the Institute as Executive Director in September, 1999. Joshua's major research interests include mechanisms for allocating resources under local control and national sovereignty that generate global public goods, developing transdisciplinary case study approaches to environmental problem solving as an educational tool, ecological restoration of rainforest ecosystems, economic globalization, ecosystem valuation, watershed management, and international development.
Ph.D. 1999 Agricultural, Resource and Managerial Economics, Cornell University
M.I.A. 1990 Economic and Political Development, Columbia University
Certificate in Latin American Studies 1990 Columbia University
B.A. 1985 Biology, Grinnell College
Ecological Economics, Natural resource economics, Service learning, Ecosystem services, System sustainability, Economic globalization, Economic development, Ecological restoration, Ecosystem valuation, Quality of life
Costanza, R. and J. Farley (2007). Ecological Economics of Coastal Disasters: Introduction to the Special Issue. Ecological Economics. 63:2-3, 249-253.
Voinov, A. and J. Farley. (2007) Reconciling Sustainability, Systems Theory and Discounting. Ecological Economics 63:1, 104-113.
Farley, J., D. Baker, D. Batker, C. Koliba, R. Matteson, R. Mills and J. Pittman. (2007) Opening the Policy Window for Paradigm Shifts: Katrina as a Focusing Event. Ecological Economics. 63:2-3, 344-354.
Costanza, R., B. Fisher, S. Ali, C. Beer, L. Bond, R. Boumans, N. Danigelis, J. Dickinson, C. Elliott, J. Farley, D. Gayer, L. MacDonald Glenn, T. Hudspeth, D. Mahoney, L. McCahill, B. McIntosh, B. Reed, S. A. Rizvi, D. Rizzo, T. Simpatico, and R. Snapp (2007). Quality of Life: An Approach Integrating Opportunities, Human Needs, and Subjective Well-Being. Ecological Economics 61:2-3 267-276.
Farley, J. and H. Daly. (2006) Natural Capital: The Limiting Factor. A Reply to Aronson, Blignaut, Milton and Clewell. Ecological Engineering. 28:1, 6-10.