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JOHN H. TODD

Research Professor
Natural Resources
Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources
Phone:(802)656-4280
Email Address:jhtodd@zoo.uvm.edu
Public Relations:Josh Brown (802)656-3039 joshua.e.brown@uvm.edu
Specialty:living machines; ecological design; waste treatment; eco-industrial parks; aquatic environmental restoration
Biography:Todd is research professor and distinguished lecturer in the Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources. His interests focus on: living machines; ecological design; waste treatment; eco-industrial parks; aquatic environmental restoration; and integrated food production. He is recipient of many honors, among them: Time Magazine's "Hero of the Planet" award (2000); honorary doctorates from Green Mountain College (2000) and McMaster University; Bioneers Lifetime Achievement Award; Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Award; Environmental Merit Award from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; etc. He is holder of five patents. Recent grants in which he is principal investigator are: "Living Machine treatment of slaughterhouse waste, pilot program," U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Honolulu, ($220,000), 2000; "Living Machine conversion of organic wastes to food products," Compton Foundation, Burlington, VT, ($90,000), 2000; and "Advanced Ecologically Engineered Systems, ecologically engineered demonstration programs," U.S. EPA, in four cities, (6.5 million), 1993-99. Among Todd's 200 scientific, technical and lay publications (including five books) are the recent articles: "Towards a post engineering perspective on wastewater treatment" (Annals of Earth, 2000, author); and "The Day the Tide Went Out" (Annals of Earth, 1999, author).