Curriculum Vitae











Education | Academic Positions | Professional Position | Publications
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Australian National University
Crawford School of Public Policy
Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing
Canberra ACT 0200 Australia
e-mail: ida.kub@gmail.com

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Education

2001 – 2005: B.A. Astronomy and Physics, Boston University, MA
2005 – 2007: M.A. Energy and Environmental Analysis, Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Boston University, MA
2007 – 2010: Ph.D. Natural Resources, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont, VT
Dissertation Title. Searching for the Sweet Spot: Managing Information as a Good that Improves with Use
2007 – 2010: Graduate Certificate. Ecological Economics, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont, VT


Professional Background

2013 - Present: Senior Lecturer. Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
2013 - Present: Associate Research Fellow. Institut Veblen pour les réformes économiques (Veblen Institute for Economic Reforms), Paris, France.
2013 UN Negotiator on Climate Change for the Dominican Republic. 19th Conference of Parties (COP19). Following Adaption and Loss & Damage. November 11-22, 2013. Warsaw, Poland.
2012 Visiting Fellow. Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
2010 – 2012: Assistant Research Professor. Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University, Portland, OR
2010 – 2012: Faculty Fellow. Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University, Portland, OR
2010 – Present: Co-Editor-in-Chief (with Karin Limburg and Robert Costanza) & Founding Managing Editor. Ecological Economics Reviews, New York Academy of Sciences
2010 – Present: Fellow. National Council for Science and the Environment, Washington D.C.
2010: Post-Doctoral Research Associate. Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
2009: Visiting Graduate Research Assistant. New Zealand Centre for Ecological Economics, Massey University, New Zealand
2008 – Present: Founding Managing Editor. Solutions, Portland, OR
2008 – Present: Founding Project Manager. MetaCourses, Burlington, VT
2007 – 2010: Graduate Research Assistant. Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
2005 – 2007: Graduate Research Assistant. Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, Boston University, MA
2005 – 2007: Co-founder (with Cutler Cleveland and Peter Saundry) & Managing Editor. Encyclopedia of Earth, Boston, MA
2005 – 2007: Project Manager. Earth Portal, Boston, MA
2002: Business Analyst. Travelers Insurance, Headquarters, Hartford, CT
2001 – 2003: Research Assistant. Galactic Ring Survey, Boston University, MA


Scientific Boards and Committees


2011 - Present: Editorial Board. Ecosystem Services. Elsevier.
2011 - Present: Editorial Board. Bhutan Journal of Socio-economic Studies (BJES)
2011: Program Advisory Committee. Oregon Sustainability Center
2010 – Present: Scientific Steering Committee. Integrated History and future Of the People on Earth (IHOPE). Stockholm Resilience Center, Stockholm, Sweden.
2010 – Present :
Secretary, Steering Committee. Ecosystem Service Partnership
2010 – Present: Editorial Advisory Board. Encyclopedia of Earth
2010 – Present: Advisory Board. Environmental Information Coalition
2009 2012: Board Member at Large. U.S. Society for Ecological Economics
2008 – Present: Founding Managing Editor. Ecological Economics Reviews, New York Academy of Sciences
2007 – 2010: Stewardship Committee Member. Encyclopedia of Earth


Publications

Refereed Journal Articles: In Press (1)
  • Kubiszewski I., R. Costanza, J. Roman, and P. Sutton. (In Press). Changes in ecosystem services and migration in low-lying coastal areas over the next fifty years. Reviews in Ecological Economics.

Refereed Journal Articles: In Review
(1)
  • Costanza, R., R. de Groot, P. Sutton, S. van der Ploeg, S. Anderson, I. Kubiszewski, and Steve Farber. (In Review) The global value of ecosystems services revisited. Global Environmental Change.

Refereed Journal Articles (20)

Books
(3)

Special Issues of Journals
(2)
  • Limburg, K., R. Costanza, and I. Kubiszewski (eds). 2011. Ecological Economics Reviews. Book Series: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Vol. 1219.
  • Limburg, K., R. Costanza, and I. Kubiszewski (eds). 2010. Ecological Economics Reviews. Book Series: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Vol. 1185

Monographs (1)

Refereed Book Chapters
(12)
  • Kubiszewski, I. and R. Costanza. (In Press) Measuring Genuine Social Progress. Chapter in: Sustainability Practitioner's Guide Social Analysis, Assessment and Reporting.
  • Farley, J. and I. Kubiszewski. (In Press). The Economics of Information in a Post Carbon Economy. Chapter in: Free Knowledge.
  • Steffen, W., J. Rockström, I. Kubiszewski, and R. Costanza. 2013. Planetary Boundaries: Using early warning signals for sustainable global governance. Chapter in: P. Lawn (editor). Globalisation, Economic Transition, and the Environment: Forging a Path to Sustainable Development. Pages: 259–275.
  • Costanza, R., G. Alperovitz, H. Daly, J. Farley, C. Franco, T. Jackson, I. Kubiszewski, J. Schor, and P. Victor. 2013. Building a Sustainable and Desirable Economy-in-Society-in-Nature. In: State of the World 2013. Worldwatch Institute. Washington, D.C.
  • Kubiszewski, I. and R. Costanza. 2012. Ecosystem Services for Sustainable Prosperity. Chapter 16, pp. 177-182. In: State of the World 2012. Worldwatch Institute. Washington, D.C.
  • de Groot, R., J. Allen, J. DuVander, I. Kubiszewski, E. Ostrom, R. Costanza, D. van den Broeck. 2012. Integrating ecology and economics. Chapter in: The Ecosystem Promise. Meindert Brouwer Partner in Communicatie. Bunnik, the Netherlands.
  • Kubiszewski, I. and R. Costanza. 2012. A Fair Share of the Information Commons. Pp 121-129 in: J. Murray, G. Cawthorne, C. Dey and C. Andrew (Eds.). Enough for all forever: A handbook for learning about sustainability. Common Ground Publishing, Champaign, Illinois.
  • Costanza, R., E. Bohensky, J. Butler, I. Bohnet, A. Delisle, K. Fabricius, M. Gooch, I. Kubiszewski, G. Lukacs, P. Pert, and E. Wolanski. 2011. A scenario analysis of climate change and ecosystem services for the Great Barrier Reef. Pp. 305-326. In: van den Belt M. and Costanza R. (eds) Volume 12, “Ecological Economics of Estuaries and Coasts”. In Wolanski E. and McLusky D.S. (eds) Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science. Academic Press, Waltham MA.
  • Costanza, R., I. Kubiszewski, J. Roman, and P. Sutton. 2011. Changes in ecosystem services and migration in low-lying coastal areas over the next fifty years. Chapter in: Global Environmental Migration. UK Government Office for Science.
  • Croner, T. and I. Kubiszewski. 2011. Focusing on Solutions: The Future of Media. Chapter in: Dream of a Nation. SEE Innovation. Asheville, North Carolina.
  • Kubiszewski, I. 2010. Contributor (1 of 50) to: J. Jäger and S. Cornell (eds). The Planet in 2050: The Lund Discourse of the Future. Routledge, London.
  • Costanza, R., J. Farley, and I. Kubiszewski. 2010. Adapting Institutions for Life in a Full World. Chapter in: State of the World 2010. Worldwatch Institute. Washington, D.C.

Letters/ Book Reviews/ Conference Reports (2)

Reports (3)

Popular Articles (3)

Encyclopedia Entries (2)
  • Kubiszewski, I. and C. J. Cleveland (Lead Authors); Peter K. Endres (Contributing Author); Peter Saundry (Topic Editor). 2007. "Energy return on investment (EROI) for wind energy." In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [First published in the Encyclopedia of Earth October 13, 2006; Last revised January 27, 2007; Retrieved March 19, 2008].
  • Kubiszewski, I. and C. J. Cleveland (Lead Authors); Rosemarie Szostak (Topic Editor). 2009. "Energy return on investment (EROI) for photovoltaic energy." In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [Published in the Encyclopedia of Earth September 12, 2009; Retrieved January 31, 2010].

Additional Encyclopedia of Earth article entries (68)

Published Photography (5)
  • Kubiszewski, I. 2011. The researchers got a sense of the people's connection to the Mekong River when they visited Vientiane, Laos, last February. In: Portland State University researchers expose environmental costs of building Mekong River dams. Oregonian. December 12, 2011.
  • Kubiszewski, I. 2011. The Taktsang Palphug Monastery, also known as the Tiger’s Nest, is perched on a cliff in the Paro District, Bhutan. More than 30 years ago, the King of Bhutan famously declared that “Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross National Product.” In: The Great Turnaround: How Natural Capital Entered the Economy. Solutions. 2(6): 15.
  • Kubiszewski, I. 2010. Commercial signs illuminating the night in Shilin, Taiwan. In: A Simple Market Mechanism to Clean Up Our Economy. Solutions. 1(1): 30.
  • Kubiszewski, I. 2010. The water in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa in southwestern Iceland is fed by water discharged from a nearby geothermal power plant, which uses water heated by a lava flow to run turbines that generate electricity. In: Energy Solutions in Iceland. Solutions. 1(3): 52.
  • Kubiszewski, I. 2010. Þingvellir National Park in southwest Iceland, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is in a volcanic fissure zone along the border between the North American and European tectonic plates. In: Energy Solutions in Iceland. Solutions. 1(3): 53.


Consulting (5)


2012 - 2013
Integrated History and future of People On Earth (IHOPE). Website. Structure, design, and building of the IHOPE website.

2012
Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP). 5th Annual Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference. An international conference with approximately 400 participants.

2011 – 2012
United Nations Division of Sustainable Development (UNDESA). A Sustainable and Desirable Economy-in-Society-in-Nature. A report for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)

2011 – 2011
USAID. Bangkok, Thailand. Improving and Integrating the Assessment of Lower Mekong Basin Development Plans. A report quantifying and internalizing the value of the ecosystem services currently being provided in the Lower Mekong Basin.

2009 – 2011
Urban Environmental Management (UEM) Programme, eThekwini Municipality. Durban, South Africa. A methodology and project implementation framework for a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Spatial Development Plans (SDP) for eThekwini Municipality, South Africa.


Active Grants

  • Solutions Journal start-up. Lewis Foundation. Managing Editor. $500,000. 9/08-9/10. 100% time.
  • Solutions Special Ecosystem Service Issue. US Environmental Protection Agency. Managing Editor. $40,833. 01/10-06/11
  • Solutions Special Ecosystem Service Issue. US Environmental Protection Agency. Managing Editor. $40,833. 01/10-06/11


Interviews and Other Press(26)



Teaching (6)

  • Solutions Seminar Series (Portland State University, ARCH 407/507). Co-taught (with Robert Costanza). 1 & 2 credits, Fall 2010.
  • Ecological Economics (NR285, CDAE 295). Teaching Assistant, online course, graduate level. Instructor: Robert Costanza. 3 credits, Summer 2010.
  • Ecological Economics (NR285, CDAE 295). Teaching Assistant, online course, graduate level. Instructor: Robert Costanza. 3 credits, Spring 2010.
  • Ecological Economics (NR285, CDAE 295). Teaching Assistant, online course, graduate level. Instructor: Robert Costanza. 3 credits, Fall 2009.
  • Ecological Economics (NR285, ENVS295).  Teaching Assistant, online course, graduate level. Instructor: Robert Costanza. 3 credits, Summer 2009.
  • Ecological Economics (NR285, CDAE295).  Teaching Assistant, online course, graduate level. Instructor: Robert Costanza. 3 credits, Spring 2009.
  • Ecological Economics (NR285). Teaching Assistant, online course, graduate level. Instructor: Robert Costanza, Joshua Farley.  3 credits, Summer 2008.


Organized Meetings, Conferences, & Seminars (12)

  • “5th Annual Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference—Ecosystem Services Come of Age: Linking Science, Policy, and Participation for Sustainable Human Well-Being,” Primary-Organizer. Ecosystem Services Partnership. Portland, OR. July 31-August 3, 2012.
  • “Common Property Institutions for Managing Ecosystem Services,” a workshop with Elinor Ostrom. Organizer. Portland State University. August 31, 2011.
  • "Solutions Seminar Series." Co-Organizer. Solutions Journal, Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University, U.S. Society for Ecological Economics, and Illahee Institute. Four Speakers, October 6 – December 1, 2010.
  • “Integrated History and future of People on Earth (IHOPE).” Co-Organizer. National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. Santa Barbara, CA. September 15-18, 2010.
  • "Solutions Seminar Series." Co-Organizer. Solutions Journal, U.S. Society for Ecological Economics, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, and Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont. Thirteen Speakers, January 26 – April 27, 2010.
  • "Solutions Launch Event." Co-Organizer. National Council for Science and the Environment. Washington, D.C. January 22, 2010.
  • "Solutions Seminar Series." Co-Organizer. Solutions Journal, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, and Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont. Five Speakers, September 15 – December 8, 2009.
  • “Integrated History and future of People on Earth (IHOPE).” Co-Organizer. National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. Santa Barbara, CA. September 22-26, 2009.
  • “Creating a Game Plan for the Transition to a Sustainable U.S. Economy.” Co-Organizer. Seventh Generation, Inc.  Burlington, VT.  July 7-9, 2009.
  • “Integrated History and future of People on Earth (IHOPE).” Co-Organizer. National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. Santa Barbara, CA. November 10-14, 2008.
  • “Solutions Seminar Series.”  Organizer.  Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont.  October 23 – November 21, 2008.
  • “Conference on Ecosystem Services in China and the U.S.” Co-Organizer. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research. Beijing, China. October 12-17, 2008.


Presentations & Seminars (18)

  • Public Lecture—Conseil Régional Ile-de-France. Invited speaker: “On-the-Ground Sustainability.” April 29, 2013. Paris, France
  • IV Congreso Mexicano de Ecologia. Invited special session speaker and coordinator: Problemas ambientales y soluciones ecológicas para México. March 20, 2013. Villahermosa, Mexico.
  • The SEQ Ecosystem Services Project, Think Tank 5. Invited speaker: “What are Solutions?” Brisbane, Australia. November 20, 2012.
  • EcoSummit 2012. Invited symposium speaker: Ecosystem Service Methods. “Alternative Planning Approaches for Hydropower Development in the Lower Mekong Basin.” Columbus, OH. October 1, 2012.
  • EcoServe Conference. Session moderator: “Approaches and assessment concepts” and “Recreational values.” Adama Mickiewicza University in Poznan, Poland. September 24, 2012.
  • System Science Department Seminar. Invited seminar speaker: “Manage information as a good that improves with use.” Portland State University, Portland, OR. November 4, 2011.
  • Solutions Seminar Series, Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University. Panel Chair: “Alternative Planning Approaches for Hydropower Development in the Lower Mekong Basin.” Portland, OR. October 26, 2011.
  • The Cairns Institute, James Cook University. Invited seminar: “Alternative Planning Approaches for Hydropower Development in the Lower Mekong Basin.” Townsville, Australia. October 21, 2011.
  • World Affairs Council. Latin American Energy Security: Sustainable Energy Resources. Keynote: “Energy Security: Sustainable Energy Resources.” Portland, OR. August 1, 2011.
  • Consultative Group on Biological Diversity (CGBD). Academy Session on Ecosystem Services. Invited talk: “Alternative Planning Approaches for Hydropower Development in the Lower Mekong Basin”. Whitefish Lake, MT. June 6, 2011.
  • National Council for Science and the Environment: 10th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment on the New Green Economy. Breakout Session Co-Chair: “Development of Nontraditional Educational Systems Within Developing Countries to Create a New, Sustainable Economy.” Washington, D.C. January 20-22, 2010.
  • Australia/New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics Bi-annual Conference: Green Mileage in the Global Meltdown: An Ecological Economics Way Forward. Oral Presentation: “Methods for the allocation of information as a good that improves with use.” Darwin, Australia. October 27-30, 2009.
  • Nordic Environmental Law, Governance and Science Network: Breaking Down the Barriers. Oral Presentation: “Interdisciplinary Barriers to the Allocation of Information.” University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. August 25, 2009.
  • U.S. Society for Ecological Economics Bi-annual Conference: Science and Policy for a Sustainable Future. Oral Presentation: “New ways to manage information as a good that improves with use.” Washington D.C.  May 31- June 3, 2009.
  • Getting to 350: Building Strategies for 21st Century Aspirations. “Building Solutions in an Open-Source Century.” Invited Session Moderator. Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.  May 1-3, 2009.
  • Special seminar sponsored by Jennette Fitzsimons, MP and co-leader of the New Zealand Green Party. Panel Speaker. Wellington, New Zealand. March 13, 2009.
  • Emerging Trends in Scholarly Publishing Seminar. “Designed to Sell: Article Discovery, Packaging, and Dissemination.” Invited Speaker. National Press Club, Washington, DC. April 17, 2008.
  • Focus the Nation: Ecological Economics Teach-In on Climate Change. Invited panel chair and discussant: “Accounting for Climate Change: Business Don’t Manage What They Can’t Count?” University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. January 29, 2008. 


Services

2010 – Present
Chair, Fellow Review Committee. Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University, Portland, OR

2008 – Present
Sustainability Communications Director Search Committee. Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University, Portland, OR

2008 – Present
Associate Director Search Committee. Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University, Portland, OR



Professional Societies

2001 – 2003
Women in Science and Engineering Society (WISE), Boston University, MA

2008 – Present

2008 – Present