Robert Costanza

Robert Costanza (born September 14, 1950) is an ecological economist and Professor of Public Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University.

Robert Costanza
BornSeptember 14, 1950 (1950-09-14) (age 69)
Nationality United States
Alma materUniversity of Florida
Known forFounder of International Society for Ecological Economics & Ecological Economics journal, Founding Editor-in-Chief of The Solutions Journal[1]
AwardsKellogg National Fellow
Pew Scholar
Scientific career
FieldsEcological Economics
Systems Ecology
InstitutionsThe Australian National University
Portland State University
University of Vermont
University of Maryland
Louisiana State University
Doctoral advisorH.T. Odum

Selected Literature


  • 2016, Modelling and measuring sustainable wellbeing in connection with the UN Sustainable Development Goals[2]


  • 1991, Ecological economics: The science and management of sustainability.[3]
  • 1992, with Bryan Norton and Ben Haskell, Ecosystem health: new goals for environmental management.
  • 1996, with Olman Segura and Juan Martinez-Alier, Getting down to earth: practical applications of ecological economics
  • 1997, with John Cumberland, Herman Daly, Robert Goodland and Richard Norgaard, An Introduction to Ecological Economics
  • 2000, with Tom Prugh and Herman Daly, The local politics of global sustainability.
  • 2007, with Lisa Graumlich and Will Steffen, Sustainability or Collapse? An Integrated History and Future of People on Earth.


  • 1996, Costanza, R. Ecological economics: reintegrating the study of humans and nature. Ecological Applications 6:978-990 (1996)
  • 1997, Costanza et al. The value of the world's ecosystem services and natural capital. Nature 387:253-260 (1997)
  • 1998, Costanza et al. Principles for sustainable governance of the oceans. Science 281:198-199 (1998)
  • 2008, Costanza, R. Stewardship for a “Full” World. Current History (January 2008) An excellent six-page (including a concise chart) exposition of ecological economics.
  • 2010, Costanza et al. The perfect spill: solutions for averting the next Deepwater Horizon, The Solutions Journal

See also


  1. Editorial Board The Solutions Journal. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  2. Costanza; et al. (2016). "Modelling and measuring sustainable wellbeing in connection with the UN Sustainable Development Goals" (PDF). Ecological Economics. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2016.07.009.
  3. Google Books: Ecological economics: The science and management of sustainability (Columbia University Press, 1992, ISBN 0231513240) - Retrieved 2019-02-08
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