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Robert Costanza's research has focused on the interface between ecologicla and economis systems. He is a professor and chair of Public Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University


Costanza is also co-founder and former president of the International Society for Ecological Economics and editor-in-chief and co-founder of the journal Solutions.

Costanza's research has focused on the interface between ecological and economic systems, particularly at larger temporal and spatial scales. This includes landscape-level spatial simulation modeling; analysis of energy and material flows through economic and ecological systems; valuation of ecosystem services, biodiversity, and natural capital; and the analysis and correction of dysfunctional incentive systems. 

Costanza is the author or co-author of over 500 scientific papers and 27 books. His work has been cited in more than 17,000 scientific articles and he has been named as one of ISI’s Highly Cited Researchers since 2004. More than 300 interviews and reports on his work have appeared in various popular media.

In September 2000 he was awarded Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa, Stockholm University, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science.


Constanza, Bob
Constanza, Bob
Constanza, Bob

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