Join Portland State University, the Solutions Journal, and the U.S. Society for Ecological Economics on October 6, as we launch a weekly forum for visionary and desirable solutions to the environmental, economic, and social challenges of our time.
Solutions for a Sustainable and Desirable Future
Robert Costanza, Director, PSU Institute for Sustainable Solutions
Wednesday, October 6, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Shattuck Hall Annex, Portland State University, 1914 Southwest Park Avenue, Portland, OR, 97201
Or watch it live online at http://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/seminarserieslive
Robert Costanza joins Portland State this fall from the University of Vermont to lead PSU’s sustainability initiatives. His transdisciplinary research integrates the study of humans and the rest of nature to address research, policy, and management issues at multiple time and space scales, from small watersheds to the global system. Dr. Costanza is co-founder and past-president of the International Society for Ecological Economics, and was chief editor of the society’s journal, Ecological Economics from its inception in 1989 until 2002. He is founding co-editor of Ecological Economics Reviews. He currently serves on the editorial board of ten other international academic journals. He is also founding editor in chief of Solutions a new hybrid academic/popular journal.
Dr. Costanza is the author or co-author of over 400 scientific papers and 22 books. His work has been cited in more than 6000 scientific articles, and he has been named as one of ISI’s Highly Cited Researchers since 2004. More than 200 interviews and reports on his work have appeared in various popular media. His article on “The value of the world’s ecosystem services and natural capital,” published in Nature 387:253-260 (1997) is the second most highly cited article in ecology/environment.
Upcoming speakers include Bill Becker on October 20, 2010 and David Orr on October 27, 2010.