Gund Graduate Fellow, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Eduardo Rodriguez

Eduardo joined the Gund Institute in January of 2013, having been drawn by the interdisciplinary approach of Ecological Economics, and the due attention that it gives to the planet's physical limits when aiming toward future development.

Before arriving at the University of Vermont, he obtained a BA in Economics from Kenyon College. His affinity for the natural sciences led him to also pursue a minor in Biology, and his evolving academic interests later landed him at the University of Georgia, where he obtained an MS in Forestry and Natural Resources, focusing on the valuation of ecosystem services in Georgia forests.

Currently, Eduardo is working toward a PhD at the Rubenstein School with Jon Erickson. His research analyzes the ecological and economic consequences of salvage logging that occurs in response to severe wind storms, with an emphasis on ecosystem service tradeoffs.

A lifelong swimmer, he is often more comfortable submerged in water than on land, though he also enjoys biking, random walks, and the occasional hiking trip.

Advisor: Jon Erickson

Dissertation: Ecosystem Service Tradeoffs of Salvage Logging Following Wind Disturbances in Vermont Forests


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Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Natural resource scarcity, sustainable systems, globalization, ecosystem services, renewable energy, steady-state economics, ecological economics


  • MS, Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia
  • BA, Economics, Kenyon College