Teaching and Advising

Current Ph.D. Students

MItzi Bolton

MItzi Bolton

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Danny Kenny

Danny Kenny

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Zoe Piper

Zoe Piper

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Marcello Hernandez

Marcello Hernandez

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Diego Martinez

Diego Martinez

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Ian Chambers

Ian Chambers

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Javier Montoya Zumaeta

Javier Montoya Zumaeta

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My Ph.D. students are a diverse group from Australia, the United States, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Peru, and Columbia. They focus on a broad range of topics, including: Why don’t government decisions better integrate sustainable development? How can management of the natural environment impact resilience? What is the value of natural capital and ecosystem services? How do we better model and measure sustainable wellbeing? and How do we envision and create a better future?

For a list of my previous Ph.D. students, see my CV.

Teaching

Australian National University

  • Ecological Economics and Policy (EMDV 8012) 2nd Semester 2014, 1st Semester 2015-2017
  • Environmental Assessment (EMDV8103) 2nd Semester 2017.
  • Solutions Focused Workshop (EMDV 8126) Surveying Alternative Future Scenarios for Australia. 1st Semester 2016
  • Special Topics in Environmental Management and Development: Measuring Sustainable Human Well-Being (EMDV 8041), 1st Semester, 2015
  • Crawford School of Public Policy Executive Education Course: Measuring societal wellbeing: insights for policy-makers. April 13, 2015.
  • Special Topics in Environmental Management and Development: Scenario Planning and Analysis for Australia (EMDV 8041), 2nd Semester, 2013, 2nd Semester 2014

Portland State University

  • Sustainable Solutions Seminar (ARCH 407/507) 1-2 credits, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011
  • Applied Sustaianble Solutions: Integrated Watershed Management in the Manawatu basin, New Zealand, 3 credits, Winter, 2012
  • Applied Sustaianble Solutions: Measuring Well-Being (ESM 404/504) 3 credits, Spring, 2012

University of Vermont

  • Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity (NR 285) 3 credits, Fall 2002
  • Introduction to Ecological Economics (NR285, 378) 3 credits, Spring 2003
  • Ecological Economics Seminar (NR199, 185) 1 credit, Spring 2003
  • Integrating Engineering, Ecology, Economics and Regional Planning (jointly with Georgia Tech over interactive video) (NR285) 3 credits, Spring 2003
  • Seminar in Ecovillage Design (NR285/CDAE295/PSS297) variable credits, Fall 2003
  • Alternate Currencies and Community Development (NR285/CDAE295/EC195) 3 credits, Fall 2003
  • Relaunching Burlington Bread (NR285/CDAE295) 1 credit, Spring 2004
  • Ecological restoration and entrepreneurship (NR285) 4 credits, January 3-16, 2005, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Sustainable Tourism in the Northern Forest (NR285C) 3 credits, Spring 2005
  • Greening Aiken: redesigning the Aiken building into a high-performance green building (NR285). 3 credits, Spring 2005
  • Ecological Economics (NR 385) 3 credits, Fall 2005.
  • Energy Return On Investment (EROI) Analysis of Alternative Energy Sources (NR 385) 3 credits, Spring 2006.
  • RSENR Honors Seminar (NR199, 185) 1 credit, Spring 2006
  • Ecological Economics: Earth Inc. 3 credits, Summer 2006
  • Ecological Economics : Coastal Disasters (NR 385) 3 credits, Fall 2006
  • Ecological Economics of Watershed Management (NR 385) 3 credits, Spring 2007
  • Ecological Economics: Payment for Ecosystem Services (NR385/CDAE 295, 395/PA395), 3 credits, Spring 2007
  • Ecological Economics: Overcoming Institutional Roadblocks to Sustainability ((NR385/CDAE 395), 3 credits, Spring 2008
  • Ecological Economics: Online course. Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Summer 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Summer 2010 (http://metacourses.org/ecologicaleconomics/)
  • Food, Energy, and Quality of Life, course held jointly with Iowa State University at Ames, Iowa, (NR385/CDAE 295), 3 credits, Fall, 2009
  • Applied Ecological Economics. (NR385/CDAE 295), 3 credits, Fall, 2009
  • Solutions Seminar (NR 385) 1 credit, Spring 2010
  • Global Environmental Systems and Assessment (ENSC 130), 3 credits, Spring 2010

University of Maryland

  • Dynamic Modeling of Ecological and Economic Systems (MEES 698S/ZOOL 708U) 3 credits, Fall 1996-2001
  • Ecosystem Ecology (ZOOL 708T/MEES 698S) 3 credits, Spring 1995, Fall 1997-2000
  • Fundamentals of Ecological Economics (PUAF 743) 3 credits, Fall 1997 (course faculty participant with 6 others, responsible for 3 of 15 course lectures plus participation in other lectures)
  • Valuation and Management of Fynbos Ecosystems of the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa. (MEES 698Q. 3 credits, 2 week intensive “atelier” short course held at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, July 17-28, 1995)
  • Ecosystem Modeling using STELLA (MEES 608G 1-2 credits, principal lecturer, Spring 1989, 1990, Fall 1991)
  • GEOG 618S: Guest lecture, Fall 1991
  • Ecological Economics “Atelier” Short Courses (MEES 698V, 1-2 credits: Valuation of Tropical Coastal Ecosystems, and MEES 698W, 1-2 credits: Trade and the Environment, focusing on the US-Mexico free trade agreement, Spring 1992, course organizer and faculty participant)

Louisiana State University

  • “Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis” MRSC 4410, Senior/Graduate level mathematical modeling. LSU, 1981-87.
  • “Theoretical Concepts of Ecology: Seminar” MRSC 7370, team taught, variable content. LSU, 1984, 1986.
  • “Landscape Ecology.” LSU, 1985.
  • “Ecological Modeling and Management.” LSU, 1983.