Gund Institute Creates Eric Zencey Prize in Ecological Economics

Prize to celebrate best writing on planet’s environmental limits
Promotional graphic for the Eric Zencey Prize in Ecological Economics

The Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont is pleased to announce the creation of the Eric Zencey Prize in Ecological Economics to celebrate the best writing on the environmental limits of our finite planet.

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Gund researchers Patricia González-Díaz of the University of Havana and Joe Roman of the University of Vermont

UVM Cuba Effort Helps End ‘Academic Embargo’

It was 2013, and University of Vermont professor Joe Roman wanted to organize a class in Cuba. The island nation offered a compelling case study for growing crops without heavy machines or chemical fertilizer. Roman saw an opportunity to learn from Cuba’s approach and observe its impacts on land and sea.

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butterflyfish on reef

Fish Give Up the Fight After Coral Bleaching

A research team, including University of Vermont scientist Nate Sanders, found that when water temperatures heat up for corals, fish "tempers" cool down, providing the first clear evidence of coral bleaching serving as a trigger for rapid change in the behavior of reef fish.

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