Gund Graduate Fellow, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Meg is a PhD student in the Rubenstein School and a member of the Gund Institute's Leadership for the Ecozoic Project. She is interested in ecological economics, political ecology and modelling socio-ecological systems. Particularly, she will be researching the nature of commodity frontiers and conflicts arising in relation to resource development. 

Prior to starting her doctorate, she worked in pro-poor value chain development on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua and received her MSc. in Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics from the University of Guelph where she studied the effects of food aid in recipient countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Meg is always keen to chat about ontological plurality, alternative economic models and degrowth.

Advisor: Josh Farley

Megan Egler, Gund Graduate Fellow

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Ecological economics, political ecology, complex adaptive systems, land-use governance


  • MSc. Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Guelph, Canada
  • BSc. Environmental and Conservation Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada