Robert Costanza is a professor of Ecological Economics and Vice Chancellor’s Chair in Public Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. He is also currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, an Affiliate Fellow at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, a deTao Master of Ecological Economics at the deTao Masters Academy, China, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (UK), and an Ambassador of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll)
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. He is co-founder and past-president of the International Society for Ecological Economics, and founding editor of the society’s journal, Ecological Economics. He currently serves on the editorial board of ten other international academic journals. He is also founding editor of Solutions a unique hybrid academic/popular journal and editor in chief of The Anthropocene Review.
Professor Costanza is the author or co-author of over 600 scientific papers and 27 books. His work has been cited more than 97,000 times in Google Scholar with an h-index of 120. More than 300 interviews and reports on his work have appeared in various popular media and he has written over 70 articles for the popular press.