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Prof Robert Costanza
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Appointment
  • Professor of Ecological Economics
  • UCL Institute for Global Prosperity
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
Biography
Robert Costanza (PhD, FASSA, FRSA) is a professor at the Institute for Global Prosperity, University College London. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and the Royal Society of Arts (UK), and an Ambassador of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll). He is co-founder and past-president of the International Society for Ecological Economics, and founding editor of Ecological Economics.  He is founding editor-in-chief of Solutions and editor in chief of The Anthropocene Review.  Professor Costanza’s 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. His areas of expertise include: ecological economics, ecosystem services, landscape ecology, integrated ecological and socioeconomic modelling, energy and material flow analysis, environmental policy, social traps and addictions, incentive structures and institutions.  He is the author or co-author of over 600 scientific papers and 28 books. His work has been cited more than 130,000 times in Google Scholar with an h-index of 137. More than 350 interviews and reports on his work have appeared in various popular media and he has written over 75 articles for the popular press.
Research Summary
Areas of Professional Expertise:
Transdisciplinary integration, ecological economics, ecosystem services, landscape ecology, integrated ecological and socioeconomic modelling, energy and material flow analysis, environmental policy, social traps and addictions, incentive structures and institutions.

Academic Publications (702 total, 624 refereed)

ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6348-8734

SCOPUS citations > 52,000; h-index = 85, Author ID: 7005761060

Google Scholar citations > 135,000; h-index = 137, i10 index = 431
         https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=EQ-mkaAAAAAJ&hl=en


Teaching Summary
Australian National University
Ecological Economics and Policy (EMDV 8012) Semester 2, 2014, Semester 1 2015-2020
Environment and Development in the Anthropocene (EMDV8013), Semester 1, 2019-2021
Environmental Assessment (EMDV8103) Semester 2, 2017, Semester 1, 2018-2021
Research in Climate Change Policy (EMDV8014) Semester 1 2020
Solutions Focused Workshop (EMDV 8126) Surveying Alternative Future Scenarios for Australia. Semester 1, 2016
Special Topics in Environmental Management and Development: Measuring Sustainable Human Well-Being (EMDV 8041), Semester 1, 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), Semester 2, 2013-2014
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