Ecological Economics: Creating a Sustainable and Desirable Future

Robert Costanza

Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 at 7:00 pm – Great Hall, Memorial Union

Robert Costanza is the Gund Professor of Ecological Economics and Director of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont. He is also the co-founder and past-president of the International Society for Ecological Economics. His research has focused on the interface between ecological and economic systems, particularly at larger temporal and spatial scales. The 2008 Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture.

Cosponsored By:
  • Alliant Energy
  • Bioethics Program
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Iowa Farm Bureau
  • Iowa Farmers Union
  • Natural Resource Ecology and Management
  • Pesek Colloquium Endowment
  • Plant Sciences Institute
  • Wallace Chair for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

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