Taylor Ricketts. Gund Professor, Environment and Natural Resources; Director, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics.
I'm interested in connecting rigorous interdisciplinary research with real-world conservation problems, both in Vermont and worldwide. My recent focus has been the economic benefits provided to people by forests, wetlands, reefs, and other natural areas. I work on understanding how ecosystems provide these benefits, what they are worth (and to whom), and how they might change in the future. Other interests include global patterns of biodiversity, conservation planning, ecological economics, and community and landscape ecology.
I went to college at Dartmouth (Earth Sciences) and got my PhD at Stanford (Biology). I remain a Senior Fellow at World Wildlife Fund, where I directed the Conservation Science Program for nine years before moving to UVM in 2011. In addition to my faculty post in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, I direct the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at UVM.
Alicia Ellis. Post-Doctoral Associate.
My research explores the dynamic interplay between ecosystems and human health. I am particularly interested in how ecosystem change influences disease, nutrition, and well-being. Despite a love of the outdoors, I tend to use models and existing data to explore these issues.
Taylor is recruiting for a 3-year post-doc to analyze and model crop pollination services across agricultural landscapes. The position is part of a large collaboration funded by USDA, and will start in Februrary 2013. Click here for ad or email Taylor if interested.
Steve Posner. PhD Student.
I work at the science-policy interface of sustainable development. As a sustainability fellow and doctoral student at UVM, my research and teaching interests include ecosystem services, systems thinking, and organizational learning. I've earned a B.S. in astronomy and physics, an M.S. in natural resources, and a certificate in ecological economics.
Taylor will be recruiting 1-3 graduate students to begin Spring or Fall 2013. Go to Join for useful information for people interested in joining the lab.
Becky Cushing. MS, Field Naturalist Program, UVM
Pierro Mokondoko. PhD. Insituto de Ecologia, Vera Cruz, Mexico
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