Advising

Current and former graduate students are listed below. My undergraduate advising includes students in the Environmental Studies program and the Parks, Recreation, and Tourism major.

Doctoral Student Supervision

Nina Smolyar, Natural Resources, UVM, in progress.
Rigoberto Melgar-Melgar, Natural Resources, UVM, in progress.
Jolyon Larson, Natural Resources, UVM, in progress.
Kelly Hamshaw, Natural Resources, UVM, in progress.
Bonnie Reese, Natural Resources, UVM, in progress.
Eduardo Rodriguez, Natural Resources, UVM, in progress.

Michael Wironen, “Governing Environmental and Economics Flows in Regional Food Systems,” Natural Resources, UVM, May 2018.

Mairi-Jane Fox, “Designing for Economic Success: A 50-State Analysis of the Genuine Progress Indicator,” Natural Resources, UVM, Feb. 2017.

Phoebe Spencer, “Shaping Policy in the Anthropocene: Gender Justice as a Social, Economic and Ecological Challenge,” Natural Resources, UVM, Feb. 2017.

Christopher Clement, “Renewable Energy Transition: Dynamic Systems Analysis, Policy Scenarios, and Trade-offs for the State of Vermont,” Natural Resources, UVM, May 2016.

Charles Kerchner, “Sustainable Financing of Protected Areas: Application of Valuation Tools to Overcome Barriers,” Ph.D., Natural Resources, University of Vermont, August 2013.

Juan Alvez, “Dairy Management, Ecosystem Services, and Sustainable Livelihoods,” Ph.D., Natural Resources, University of Vermont, May 2012.

Nathan Hagens, “Towards an Applied Net Energy Framework,” Ph.D., Natural Resources, University of Vermont, Feb. 2011.

Michel Masozera, “Ecological Services and Protected Area Management in Africa: Case Studies in Tanzania, Rwanda, and Madagascar,” Ph.D., Natural Resources, University of Vermont, 2009.

Caroline Hermans, “Methods in Collaborative Decision-Making: Managing Group Deliberative Processes in Watershed Communities,” Ph.D., Natural Resources, University of Vermont, Feb. 2006.

Mindy Kane, “Shared Futures of City and Country: a Total Flows Analysis of Urban-Rural Ecological Economic Dependence in New York City’s Catskill Delaware Watershed,” Ph.D., Ecological Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, August 2003.

Graham Cox, “Applying Multicriteria Decision Analysis in Participatory Planning for Sustainable Management of the New York State Forest,” Ph.D., Ecological Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, May 2003. [Abstract]

Peter Kobos, “The Implications of Renewable Energy Research and Development: Policy Scenario Analysis with Experience and Learning Effects,” Ph.D., Ecological Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, December 2002. [Abstract]

John Polimeni, “A Dynamic Spatial Simulation of Residential Development in the Hudson River Valley, New York State,” Ph.D., Ecological Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, August 2002. [Abstract]

Audra Nowosielski, “Geo-Referenced Social Accounting with Application to Integrated Watershed Planning in the Hudson River Valley,” Ph.D., Ecological Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, August 2002. [Abstract]

Evelyn Wright, “Catastrophe, Uncertainty, and the Costs of Climate Change Damage,” Ph.D., Ecological Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, December 2000. [Abstract]

Masters Student Supervision

Sam Carlson, “Solar Farming in Vermont – What’s the Harvest,” M.S., Natural Resources, University of Vermont, May 2016.

Marcela Pino, “Agrobiodiversity and Food Security in Coffee Growing Communities of Nicaragua,” M.S., Natural Resources, University of Vermont, May 2014 (co-supervised with V.E. Mendez).

Lee Gross, “Sustainable Livelihoods through Shade Coffee Cooperatives in the Dominican Republic,” M.S., Natural Resources, University of Vermont, May 2011 (co-supervised with V.E. Mendez).

Keri Davis, “Evaluating Economic Renewal and Environmental Performance Opportunities for Vermont’s Wood Products Industry,” M.S., Natural Resources, UVM, May 2006.

Maura Flight, “Applying the Analytic Hierarchy Process to Off-Road-Vehicle Management in Endangered Species Habitat: a Case Study of Duxbury Beach, Massachusetts,” M.S., Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, December 2000. [Abstract]

Peter Kobos, “Growth in Passenger Vehicle Ownership in China : Oil Demand, Carbon Emissions and Policy Implications,” M.S., Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, May 2000.

Min Zhang, “International Trade and Climate Change Policy: Identifying and Closing the Carbon Loophole,” M.S., Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, May 1999.

Graham Cox, “Protecting the Forest Lands as a Renewable Economic Base for the Adirondack Park,” M.S., Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, August 1998.

Dissertation and Thesis Committee Member

Austin Thomas, Ph.D., Natural Resources, UVM, in progress.
Sarah Pears, Ph.D., Natural Resources, UVM, in progress.


Joe Ament, “A Socio-Ecological Revolution in Monetary Theory: An Argument for, the Development of, and an Application of Ecological Monetary Theory,” Ph.D., Natural Resources, UVM, 2019.


Skyler K. Perkins, “Becoming Eco-Logical With Second-Order Systems Theory: Sustainability in Re-Organization of Economies and Food Systems,” M.S., Community Development and Applied Economics, UVM, 2018.


Keri B. Watson, “Conservation of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity in Vermont, USA,” Ph.D., Natural Resources, UVM, 2017.


Steve Posner, “The Impact of Ecosystem Services Knowledge on Decisions,” Ph.D., Natural Resources, UVM, 2015.


Thomas Krikser, Ph.D., Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, 2015.


Julie Nash, “Early Adoption Dynamics of Private Sustainability Governance Initiatives,” Ph.D., Natural Resources, UVM, 2014.


Jeffrey O’Donnell, “Collaboration and Conflict in the Adirondack Park: an Evaluation of Conservation Discourses Over Time,” M.S., Natural Resources, UVM, 2014.


Marisa Riggi, “An Evaluation of Adirondack Forest Preserve Land Swap Amendments,” M.S., Natural Resources, UVM, 2014.


Jean Lee, “To What Extent Do Agricultural Carbon Projects Deliver: a Multi-Case Study of Gender, Smallholder Participation, and Livelihood Outcomes,” Ph.D., Natural Resources, UVM, 2014.


Pooja Kanwar, “A Regional Ecological Risk Assessment and Multi-jurisdictional Institutional Analysis of the Kaipara Harbour in New Zealand,” Ph.D., Natural Resources, UVM, 2014.


Arielle Arsenault, “Behavioral Ecology and Genetics of Potential Natural Enemies of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid,” M.S., Natural Resources, UVM, 2014.


Brian Kelly, “Common Property Rights and Adaptive Governance : a Case Study of Groundwater in Vermont,” M.S., Community Development and Applied Economics, UVM, 2013.


Brad Lanute, “Are we Measuring Urban Sprawl? Methods for Evaluating the Empirical and Theoretical Validity of Urban Form Indicators using Simulation Modeling,” M.S., Natural Resources, UVM, 2013.


Katlyn Stillings Morris, “Food Security, Agricultural Management Practices, and Conservation in a Salvadoran Organic Coffee Cooperative,” Ph.D., Plant & Soil Sciences, UVM, Dec. 2012.


Dan Erickson, “Investigating Embedding Agriculture within Residential Areas,” Ph.D., Plant & Soil Sciences, UVM, May 2012.


Kate Fournier, “An Evaluation of the Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy Owl Delisting,” M.S., Natural Resources, UVM, May 2012.


Luz Aida Martinez, “NAFTA Beyond Economics, its Connection with Environmental and Social Issues ,” Ph.D., Natural Resources, UVM, May 2012.


Rachael Beddoe, “Carbon Markets and Small-Scale Forestry : Barriers and Opportunities for Accessing a New Market,” M.S., Natural Resources, UVM, May 2011.


Jeff Frank, “Experiments on Subjective Preference : Toward a New Methodology and Applications of Subjective Income ,” M.S., Community Development and Applied Economics, UVM, May 2011.


Kevin Stapleton, “Urban Housing Strategies versus Exurban Expansion in Chittenden County, Vermont: a Full Cost Accounting,” M.S., Community Development and Applied Economics, UVM, May 2011.


Nathaly Augusto Filion, “Climate Vulnerability Analysis for Communities Surrounding Lake Enriquillo, Dominican Republic,” M.S., Ecological Planning, UVM, Feb. 2011.


Lydia Menendez, “College Sustainability Corps,” M.S., Ecological Planning, UVM, Feb. 2011.


Jonathan Dowds, “Assessing the Impact of Carbon Pricing on Power Generation Investment and Electric Vehicle Emissions,” M.S., Natural Resources, UVM, Oct. 2010.


Ida Kubiszewski, “Searching for the Sweet Spot: Managing Information as a Good that Improves with Use,” Ph.D., Natural Resources, UVM, May 2010.

Rob Rich, “Unbound: Mapping a Landscape by ‘Meeting Split Rock’,” M.S., Environmental Thought and Culture, UVM, May 2010.


Stephen Posner, “Estimating the Genuine Progress Indicator for Baltimore, Maryland,” M.S., Natural Resources, UVM, May 2010.


Daniel Lopez Dias, “Accounting for and Communicating the Environmental Externalities of Companies: an Input-Output Approach,” Ph.D., Natural Resources, UVM, Oct. 2009.


Chris Wardell, “Effectiveness of a Grassroot Soccer Based HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Program in St. Lucia,” M.S., Community Development and Applied Economics, UVM, May 2009.


Kenneth Bagstad, “Ecological Economic Applications for Urban and Regional Sustainability,” Ph.D., Natural Resources, UVM, May 2009.


Kathleen Murphy, “The Resource Curse in Peru: How Efforts at Transparency Can Lead to Sustainable Development,” M.S., Natural Resources, UVM, May 2009.


Alexandra Reiss, “Participatory Land Use Scenario Modeling for Community Engagement in Chittenden County, Vermont,” M.S., Natural Resources, UVM, Oct. 2008.


Robin Kemkes, “Policy Tool Choice for Ecosystem Service Provision: Payments and Public Information,” M.S., Community Development and Applied Economics, UVM, Oct. 2008.


Ryan Salmon, “A Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Management Framework for Climate Action Programs,” M.S., Field Naturalist, UVM, Oct. 2008.


Carol Franco, “Development Institutions, Policies, Food, and Well-being in the Dominican Republic,” Ph.D., State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, May 2008.


Dan Baker, “Engaging Higher Education in International Ecological Development,” Ph.D., Natural Resources, UVM, May 2007.


Barton Kirk, “Ecological Economics of Suburban Stormwater Management: A Life Cycle Approach,” M.S., Ecological Planning, UVM, Jan. 2007.


Katrin Moffroid, “Developing and Applying Ecological Indicators of Suburban Sprawl: a Case Study for Chittenden County, Vermont,” M.S., Natural Resources, UVM, Aug. 2006.


Katrina van Dis, “The Role of Environmental and Demographic Factors in Dairy Farm Expansion in a Suburban Settting: the Case of Charlotte, Vermont,” M.S., Community Development and Applied Economics, UVM, Aug. 2006.


Brendan Fisher, “Development and Distribution: Analyses of Global Poverty, Policy and Sustainability,” Ph.D., Natural Resources, UVM, May 2006.


Kenneth Mulder, “Stoichiometry and the Efficiency of Resource Utilization in Ecological and Economic Systems,” Ph.D., Natural Resources, UVM, May 2006.


Sara Lovitz, “Scales of Responsible Gold Mining: Overcoming Barriers to Cleaner Artisanal Mining in Southern Ecuador,” M.S., Natural Resources, UVM, May 2006.


John D’Agostino, “The Functional Validation of Floodplain Valuation in Coastal New Jersey,” M.S., Natural Resources, UVM, May 2006.


Karen Fligger, “Priorities for the ‘Working Forest’,” M.S., Natural Resources, UVM, Dec. 2004.


Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell, “Consumption, Behavior and Environmental Policy: Theoretical and Empirical Dimensions,” Ph.D., Ecological Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, August 2003.


Surendra Devkota, “Strong Sustainability in Nepal: a Structural Economics Approach,” Ph.D., Ecological Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, May 2003.


Mariko Hara, “Measuring Positive Externalities in Japanese Rice Production: a Hedonic Price Analysis,” Ph.D., Ecological Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, December 2002.


Kevin Jones, “Making Clean Air Markets Work: Lessons from the Regulation of Acid Rain in the United States and the European Union,” Ph.D., Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, December 2002.


Robert Jones, “A Test for Marshallian Externalities Among New York State Industrial Complexes,” Ph.D., Ecological Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, August 2002.


Josh Frank, “Companion Animals as Economic Goods: Minimizing the Cost of Unwanted Animals,” Ph.D., Ecological Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, May 2001.


Klaus Hubacek, “The Role of Land in Economic Development: a Structural Approach to Sustainability,” Ph.D., Ecological Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, December 2000.


Sandy de Bies, “Measuring Willingness to Pay for Wetlands Preservation in Saratoga Springs,” M.S., Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands, February 2000.


Jose Vazquez, “An Alternative Framework to Study Regional Tourism: a Structural Analysis of the Lake George Watershed in New York,” Ph.D., Ecological Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, January 2000.


Melinda Kane, “Pursuing Sustainability: Institutional Economics and Lessons from Local Efforts,” M.S., Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, August 1999.


Sigrid Stagl, “Global Food Markets and Their Local Alternatives – A Socio-Ecological Economic Perspective,” Ph.D., Ecological Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, May 1999.


Richard Schuler, “Analyzing Behavior & Market Power in the Increasingly Deregulated & Competitive Telecommunications Industry,” Ph.D., Managerial Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Dec. 1998.


Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell, “Economic Behavior and Environmental Policy: the Contributions of Ecological Economics,” M.S., Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, August 1998.


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