University of Vermont

Jon D. Erickson

Jon D. Erickson
David Blittersdorf Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Fellow, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

George D. Aiken Center
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405

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Jon Erickson is the David Blittersdorf Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and Fellow of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont. He has published widely on energy & climate change policy, land conservation, watershed planning, environmental public health, and the theory and practice of ecological economics. His books include The Great Experiment in Conservation: Voices from the Adirondack Park (2009), Frontiers in Ecological Economic Theory and Application (2007), Ecological Economics of Sustainable Watershed Management (2007), and Ecological Economics: a Workbook for Problem-Based Learning (2005). Jon is also an Emmy award-winning producer of films such as the four-part PBS series Bloom on sources and solutions to nutrient pollution in Lake Champlain. He was Interim Dean of the Rubenstein School (2012-2014) and Managing Director of UVM's Gund Institute for Ecological Economics (2009-2012), and is past President of the U.S. Society for Ecological Economics, past editor of the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies, and serves on the board or advisory committee of numerous nongovernmental organizations. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Iceland and has been a Fulbright Scholar at the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania; Visiting Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic, and Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra; and was on the economics faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute before joining the University of Vermont in 2002. Jon completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University in Natural Resource & Environmental Economics in 1997.

Current & Recent Appointments

Member, Vermont Commission on International Trade and State Sovereignty, 2015 – current.
Vice President and Founding Board Member, Bright Blue EcoMedia, 2010-current.
Editorial Board, Reviews in Ecological Economics (formerly Ecological Economics Reviews, New York Academy of Sciences), 2009-current.
Editorial Board, Environmental Policy and Governance, 2008-current.
Founding Member, U.S. Society for Ecological Economics, 2000-current.
Founding Member, Adirondack Research Consortium, 1994-current.
Member, Vermont Governor's Council on Energy and the Environment, 2012-2016.
Member, Senator Sanders' Environment Advisory Council, 2012-2014.
Trustee, Conservation and Research Foundation, 2004-2015.

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