Prof Robert Costanza

Professor
Crawford School of Public Policy

Dr. 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 Center, 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 Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and 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. 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 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-in-chief 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 28 books. His work has been cited more than 100,000 times in Google Scholar with an h-index of 125. 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 interests

Areas of expertise

  • Ecological Applications
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Environmental Management
  • Environment And Resource Economics
  • Urban And Regional Planning
  • Heckbert, S, Isendahl, C, Brewer, S et al 2019, 'Growing the Ancient Maya Social-Ecological System from the Bottom Up', in Christian Isendahl and Daryl Stump (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Historical Ecology and Applied Archaeology, Oxford University Press, Oxford UK, pp. 302-322.
  • Costanza, R 2019, 'Science, Uncertainty, and Society: Getting Beyond the Argument Culture to Shared Visions', Ecology, Economy and Society - the INSEE, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 9-20.
  • Coscieme, L, Sutton, P, Mortensen, L et al 2019, 'Overcoming the Myths of Mainstream Economics to
    Enable a New Wellbeing Economy', Sustainability, vol. 11, no. 16.
  • Sangha, K, Stoeckl, N, Crossman, N et al 2019, 'A state-wide economic assessment of coastal and marine ecosystem services to inform sustainable development policies in the Northern Territory, Australia', Marine Policy, vol. 107.
  • Sangha, K, Russell-Smith, J & Costanza, R 2019, 'Mainstreaming indigenous and local communities' connections with nature for policy decision-making', Global Ecology and Conservation, vol. 19, no. e00668, pp. 1-13.
  • Kibria, A, Costanza, R, Groves, C et al 2019, 'Does higher access ensure greater wellbeing? - In the perspective of forest ecosystem services of the Sundarbans mangrove forest, Bangladesh', Ocean and Coastal Management, vol. 177, pp. 22-30.
  • Chambers, I., R. Costanza, L. Zingus, S. Cork, M. Hernandez, A. Sofiullah, T. Z. Htwe, D. Kenny, P. Atkins, T. Kasser, I. Kubiszewski, Y. Liao, A. Chan Maung, K. Yuan, D. Finnigan and S. Harte. 2019. A public opinion survey of four future scenarios for Australia in 2050. Futures 107: 119-132.
  • Kenny, D. C., R. Costanza, T. Dowsley, N. Jackson, J. Josol, I. Kubiszewski, H. Narulla, S. Sese, A. Sutanto and J. Thompson. 2019. Australia's Genuine Progress Indicator Revisited (1962–2013). Ecological Economics 158: 1-10.
  • Liu, X, Wang, Y, Costanza, R et al 2019, 'Is China's coastal engineered defences valuable for storm protection?', Science of the Total Environment, no. 657, pp. 103-107.
  • Liu, X, Wang, Y, Costanza, R et al 2019, 'The value of China's coastal wetlands and seawalls for storm protection', Ecosystem Services, vol. 36, p. 7.
  • Kubiszewski, I, Zakariyya, N & Costanza, R 2018, 'Objective and Subjective Indicators of Life Satisfaction in Australia: How Well Do People Perceive What Supports a Good Life?', Ecological Economics, vol. 154, pp. 361-372.
  • Costanza, R 2018, 'The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy', Nature, vol. 556, no. 7701, pp. 300-301.
  • Costanza, R 2018, 'The reinvention of value', Nature, vol. 556, pp. 300-301pp.
  • Costanza, R, Caniglia, E, Fioramonti, L et al 2018, 'Toward a Sustainable Wellbeing Economy', Solutions: for a sustainable and desirable future, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 1-4.
  • Intralawan, A, Wood, D, Frankel, R et al 2018, 'Tradeoff analysis between electricity generation and ecosystem services in the Lower Mekong Basin', Ecosystem Services, vol. 30, pp. 27-35pp.
  • Sandhu, H, Clarke, B, Baring, R et al 2018, 'Scenario planning including ecosystem services for a coastal region in South Australia', Ecosystem Services, vol. 31, pp. 194-207pp.
  • Kibria, A, Costanza, R, Groves, C et al 2018, 'The interactions between livelihood capitals and access of local communities to the forest provisioning services of the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest, Bangladesh', Ecosystem Services, vol. 32, pp. 41-49pp.
  • Costanza, R, Hart, M, Kubiszewski, I et al 2018, 'Lessons from the history of GDP in the effort to create better indicators of Prosperity, Well-being and Happiness', in Simon Bell and Stephen Morse (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Sustainability Indicators, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London, pp. 117-123.
  • Costanza, R 2018, 'Natural Capital and Sustainable well-being of humans and the rest of nature', in (ed.), Reconnecting Natural and Cultural Capital, Societe des Sciences Medicales du Grand-Duche de Luxembourg, European Union.
  • Archer, R, Russel-Smith, J, Kerins, S et al 2018, 'Change and Continuity: The North Australian Cultural Landscape', in Jeremy Russell-Smith, Glenn James, Howard Pedersen, Kamaljit K. Sangha (ed.), Sustainable Land Sector Development in Northern Australia: Indigenous rights, aspirations, and cultural responsibilities, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 9-34.
  • Russel-Smith, J, Sangha, K, Costanza, R et al 2018, 'Towards a Sustainable, Diversified Land Sector Economy for North Australia', in Jeremy Russell-Smith, Glenn James, Howard Pedersen, Kamaljit K. Sangha (ed.), Sustainable Land Sector Development in Northern Australia: Indigenous rights, aspirations, and cultural responsibilities, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 85 - 132.
  • Chou, S, Costanza, R, Earis, P et al 2018, 'Priority areas at the frontiers of ecology and energy', Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, vol. 4, no. 10, pp. 243-246pp.
  • Wang, Y, Zhang, C, Feng, L et al 2018, 'Determination of refuge places for oil tankers in emergencies in the Chinese Bohai Sea', Marine Policy, vol. 90, pp. 95-104.
  • Xu, X, Jiang, B, Tan, Y et al 2018, 'Lake-wetland ecosystem services modeling and valuation: Progress, gaps and future directions', Ecosystem Services, vol. 33, no. Part A, pp. 19-28.
  • Chambers, I, Russell-Smith, J, Costanza, R, Kerins S, et al 2018, 'Australia's north, Australia's future: A vision and strategies for sustainable economic, ecological and social prosperity in northern Australia', Asia & The Pacific Policy Studies, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 615-640pp.
  • Webb, R, Bai, X, Stafford Smith, M et al 2018, 'Sustainable urban systems: Co-design and framing for transformation', AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment, vol. Online, pp. 1-21.
  • Wei, F, Costanza, R, Dai, Q et al 2018, 'The Value of Ecosystem Services from Giant Panda Reserves', Current Biology, vol. 28, no. 13, pp. 2174-2180.
  • Costanza, R 2017, 'Trump: A confluence of tipping points?', Nature, vol. 542, no. 7641, pp. 295-295.
  • Costanza, R, de Groot, R, Braat, L et al 2017, 'Twenty years of ecosystem services: How far have we come and how far do we still need to go?', Ecosystem Services, vol. 28, pp. 1 -16pp..
  • Kubiszewski, I, Marais, C & Costanza, R 2017, 'Investing in ecological infrastructure in South Africa', Ecosystem Services, vol. 27, pp. A1-A2.
  • Anthony, K, Bay, L, Costanza, R et al 2017, 'New interventions are needed to save coral reefs', Nature Ecology & Evolution, vol. 1, pp. 1420-1422.
  • Verma, M, Negandhi, D, Khanna, C et al 2017, 'Making the hidden visible: Economic valuation of tiger reserves in India', Ecosystem Services, vol. 26, pp. 236-244.
  • Phelan, A, Dawes, L, Costanza, R et al 2017, 'Evaluation of social externalities in regional communities affected by coal seam gas projects: A case study from Southeast Queensland', Ecological Economics, vol. 131, no. 1, pp. 300-311.
  • Costanza, R, Atkins, P, Bolton, M et al. 2017, 'Overcoming societal addictions: What can we learn from individual therapies?', Ecological Economics, vol. 131, pp. 543-550.
  • Anderson, S, Giordano, A, Costanza, R et al 2017, 'National ecosystem service mapping approaches', in Benjamin Burkhard and Joachim Maes (ed.), MAPPING ECOSYSTEM SERVICES, PENSOFT PUBLISHERS, Bulgaria, pp. 239-254.
  • Costanza, R, Atkins, P, Bolton, M et al. 2017, 'Societal addiction therapy: from motivational interviewing to Community Engaged Scenario Planning', Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, vol. 26-27, pp. 47-53.
  • Sangha, K, Russell-Smith, J, Morrison, S et al 2017, 'Challenges for valuing ecosystem services from an Indigenous estate in northern Australia', Ecosystem Services, vol. 25, pp. 167-178pp.
  • Kibria, A, Behie, A, Costanza, R et al 2017, 'The value of ecosystem services obtained from the protected forest of Cambodia: The case of Veun Sai-Siem Pang National Park', Ecosystem Services, vol. 26, pp. 27-36.
  • Kubiszewski, I, Costanza, R, Anderson, S et al 2017, 'The future value of ecosystem services: Global scenarios and national implications', Ecosystem Services, pp. -.
  • de Groot, R, Braat, L & Costanza, R 2017, 'A short history of the ecosystem services concept', in Benjamin Burkhard and Joachim Maes (ed.), MAPPING ECOSYSTEM SERVICES, PENSOFT PUBLISHERS, Bulgaria, pp. 31-34.
  • Costanza, R 2017, 'Claim the Sky', in K.N. Ninan (ed.), Building a Climate Resilient Economy and Society: Challenges and Opportunities, Edward Elgar Publishing, UK and USA, pp. 279-284pp.
  • Costanza, R 2016, 'Toward a sustainable and desirable future: a 35 year collaboration with Herman Daly', in Joshua Farley & Deepak Malghan (ed.), Beyond uneconomic growth: economics, equity, and the ecological predicament, Edward Elgar Publishing, UK and USA, pp. 48-62pp.
  • Ward, J, Sutton, P, Werner, A et al 2016, 'Is Decoupling GDP Growth from Environmental Impact Possible?', PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), vol. 11, no. 10, pp. e0164733-e0164733.
  • Costanza, R, Daly, L, Fioramonti, L et al 2016, 'The UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Dynamics of Well-being', Solutions: for a sustainable and desirable future, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 20-22pp.
  • Kubiszewski, I, Anderson, S, Costanza, R et al 2016, 'The Future of Ecosystem Services in Asia and the Pacific', Asia & The Pacific Policy Studies, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 389-404.
  • Costanza, R, Daly, L, Fioramonti, L et al 2016, 'Modelling and measuring sustainable wellbeing in connection with the UN Sustainable Development Goals', Ecological Economics, vol. 130, no. 1, pp. 350-355.
  • Costanza, R & Kubiszewski, I 2016, 'A Nexus Approach to Urban and Regional Planning Using the Four-Capital Framework of Ecological Economics', in Hiroshan Hettiarachchi and Reza Ardakanian (ed.), Environmental Resource Management and the Nexus Approach: Managing Water, Soil, and Waste in the Context of Global Change, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, Switzerland, pp. 79-112.
  • Sutton, P, Anderson, S, Costanza, R et al 2016, 'The ecological economics of land degradation: Impacts on ecosystem service values', Ecological Economics, vol. 129, pp. 182-192.
  • Costanza, R 2016, 'Hold atmosphere in trust for all', Nature, vol. 529, no. 7587, pp. 466-466.
  • Costanza, R 2016, 'Economy', in Joni Adamson, William A. Gleason, and David N. Pellow (ed.), Keywords for Environmental Studies, New York University Press, New York, London, pp. 77-78.
  • Costanza, R 2016, How do cultures evolve, and can we direct that change to create a better world?, pp. 46-47.
  • Ye, S, Laws, E, Costanza, R et al 2016, 'Ecosystem Service Value for the Common Reed Wetlands in the Liaohe Delta, Northeast China', Open Journal of Ecology, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 129-137.
  • Costanza, R 2016, 'Ecosystem Services in Theory and Practice', in Marion Potschin, Roy Haines-Young, Robert Fish and R. Kerry Turner (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services, Routledge, London and New York, pp. 15-24.
  • Sandhu, H, Wratten, S, Porter, J et al 2016, 'Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services into Future Farming', Solutions-for a sustainable and desirable future, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 40-47.
  • Costanza, R, Howarth, R, Kubiszewski, I et al 2016, 'Influential publications in ecological economics revisited', Ecological Economics, vol. 123, pp. 68-76.
  • Costanza, R, Fioramonti, L & Kubiszewski, I 2016, 'The UN Sustainable Development Goals and the dynamics of well-being', Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 59-59.
  • Turner, K.G., S. Anderson, M.G. Chang, R. Costanza, S. Courville, T. Dalgaard, E. Dominati, I. Kubiszewski, S. Ogilvy, L. Porfirio, N. Ratna, H. Sandhu, P.C. Sutton, J.-C. Svenning, G.M. Turner, Y.-D. Varennes, A. Voinov, S. Wratten. 2016. A review of methods, data, and models to assess changes in the value of ecosystem services from land degradation and restoration. Ecological Modelling 319: 190-207.
  • Kubiszewski, I, Costanza, R, Anderson, S et al 2015, 'The future of ecosystem services: Global and national scenarios', in Naomi Stewart (ed.), The Value of Land: Prosperous lands and positive rewards through sustainable land management, The Economics of Land Degradation Initiative, Germany, pp. 64-77.
  • Anderson, S, Sutton, P, Kubiszewski, I et al 2015, 'The future of ecosystem services: Impacts on ecosystem service values, and global and national scenarios', in Naomi Stewart (ed.), The Value of Land: Prosperous lands and positive rewards through sustainable land management, The Economics of Land Degradation Initiative, Germany, pp. 50-62.
  • Farley, J, Costanza, R, Flomenhoft, G et al 2015, 'The Vermont Common Assets Trust: An institution for sustainable, just and efficient resource allocation', Ecological Economics, vol. 109, pp. 71-79.
  • Kubiszewski, I & Costanza, R 2015, 'Measuring Genuine Social Progress', in J. Murray, D. McBain, and T. Wiedmann (ed.), The Sustainability Practitioner's Guide to Social Analysis and Assessment, Common Ground Publishing, Champaign, Illinois, pp. 44-51.
  • Sangha, K, Le Brocque, A, Costanza, R et al 2015, 'Application of capability approach to assess the role of ecosystem services in the well-being of Indigenous Australians', Global Ecology and Conservation, vol. 4, no. -, pp. 445-458.
  • Costanza, R 2015, 'Claim the Sky!', Solutions-for a sustainable and desirable future, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 21-24.
  • Naeem, S, Ingram, J, Varga, A et al 2015, 'Get the science right when paying for nature's services', Science, vol. 347, no. 6227, pp. 1206-1207.
  • Costanza, R 2015, 'Who Bears the Burden of Fracking?', Solutions-for a sustainable and desirable future, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 19-21.
  • Nilsson, M & Costanza, R 2015, 'Overall framework for the Sustainable Development Goals', in Johannes Mengel et al. (ed.), Review of the Sustainable Development Goals: The Science Perspective, Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) International Council for Science (ICSU), Paris, pp. 7-12.
  • Sangha, K, Le Brocque, A, Costanza, R et al 2015, 'Ecosystems and indigenous well-being: An integrated framework', Global Ecology and Conservation, vol. 4, pp. 197-206.
  • Costanza, R, Alperovitz, G, Daly, H et al 2015, 'Ecological Economics and Sustainable Development: Building a sustainable and desirable economy-in-society-in-nature', in Michael Redclift and Delyse Springett (ed.), Routledge International Handbook of Sustainable Development, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, pp. 281-294.
  • Costanza, R 2015, 'Ecosystem services in theory and practice', in Penelope Figgis, Brendan Mackey, James Fitzsimons, Jason Irving and Pepe Clarke (ed.), Valuing Nature: Protected Areas and Ecosystem Services, Australian Committee for IUCN Inc, Ultimo, Australia, pp. 6-15.
  • Costanza, R., I. Kubiszewski, S. Cork, P.W.B. Atkins, A. Bean, A. Diamond, N. Grigg, E. Korb, J. Logg-Scarvell, R. Navis and K. Patrick. 2015. Scenarios for Australia in 2050: A Synthesis and Proposed Survey. Journal of Future Studies 19(3): 49-76.
  • Kubiszewski, I., R. Costanza, N.E. Gorko, M.A. Weisdorf, A.W. Carnes, C.E. Collins, C. Franco, L.R. Gehres, J.M. Knobloch, G.E. Matson, J.D. Schoepfer. 2015. Estimates of the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) for Oregon from 1960-2010 and Recommendations for a Comprehensive Shareholder's Report. Ecological Economics 119: 1-7.
  • Russell-Smith, J., D. Lindenmayer, I. Kubiszewski, P. Green, R. Costanza, A. Campbell. 2015. Moving beyond evidence-free environmental policy. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 13(8): 441-448.
  • Costanza, R 2014, 'The Public Trust Doctrine - Reviewing 'Nature's Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age' by Mary Christina Wood, Cambridge University Press, 2014', Solutions-for a sustainable and desirable future, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 88-89.
  • Costanza, R 2014, Foreword: the importance of valuing ecosystem services, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., US.
  • Ogilvy, S & Costanza, R 2014, 'Accounting for Ecological Capital', in David Gibson (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology, Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 1-18.
  • Costanza, R, Roberts, L, Brower, A et al 2014, The nature of wellbeing: How nature's ecosystem services contribute to the wellbeing of New Zealand and New Zealanders.
  • Costanza, R 2014, 'A Vision of the Future of Science: Reintegrating of the Study of Humans and the Rest of Nature', in Michael J Manfredo, Jerry V Vaske, Andreas Rechkemmer & Esther A Duke (ed.), Understanding Society and Natural Resources: Forging new strands of integration across the social sciences, Springer, UK, pp. 3-24.
  • Costanza, R & Atkins, P 2014, 'Toward an integrated science and sociotecture of intentional change', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 421-422.
  • Heckbert, S, Costanza, R & Parrott, L 2014, 'Achieving sustainable societies: Lessons from modelling the ancient Maya', Solutions: for a sustainable and desirable future, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 55-64.
  • Costanza, R 2014, 'Achieving Sustainable Well-Being', Solutions-for a sustainable and desirable future, vol. 4, no. 6, p. 1.
  • Batker, D, de la Torre, I, Costanza, R et al 2014, 'The threats to the value of ecosystem goods and services of the Mississipi delta', in Day J.W., Kemp G.P., Freeman A.M., Muth D.P. (ed.), Perspectives on the Restoration of the Mississippi delta: the once and future delta, Springer New York LLC, New York, pp. 155-173.
  • Ragnarsdottir, K, Costanza, R, Giovannini, E et al 2014, Beyond GDP, pp. 12-17.
  • Costanza, R, Kubiszewski, I, Giovannini, E et al 2014, 'Development: Time to leave GDP behind.', Nature, vol. 505, no. 7483, pp. 283-285.
  • Turner, K, Anderson, S, Gonzales-Chang, M et al 2014, Toward an Integrated Ecology and Economics of Land Degradation and Restoration: Methods, Data, and Models.
  • Costanza, R, Anderson, S, Bohensky, E et al 2014, Ecosystem Services From Healthy Oceans and Coasts.
  • Costanza, R., J. McGlade, H. Lovins, and I. Kubiszewski. 2014. An Overarching Goal for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Solutions 5(4): 13-16.
  • Costanza, R., K. Chichakly, V. Dale, S. Farber, D. Finnigan, K. Grigg, S. Heckbert, I. Kubiszewski, H. Lee, S. Liu, P. Magnuszewski, S. Maynard, N. McDonald, R. Mills, S. Ogilvy, P.L. Pert, J. Renz, L. Wainger, M. Young, and C.R. Ziegler. 2014. Simulation games that integrate research, entertainment, and learning around ecosystem services. Ecosystem Services 10: 195-201.
  • Costanza, R., M. Hart, I. Kubiszewski, and J. Talberth. 2014. Moving Beyond GDP to Measure Well-Being and Happiness. Solutions 5(1): 91-97.
  • Pert, P.L., R. Costanza, E. Bohensky, J. Butler, I. Kubiszewski, P. Sutton, and L. Maack. 2014. The ecosystem service value of protected areas for cyclone protection in Queensland, Australia. Chapter in: R. Murti and C. Buyck (editors). Safe Havens: Protected Areas for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland. Pp. 1-14.
  • Ragnarsdottir, K.V., R. Costanza, E. Giovannini, I. Kubiszewski, H. Lovins, J. McGlade, K.E. Pickett, D. Roberts, R. De Vogli, R. Wilkinson. 2014. Beyond GDP. Geologist Online. The Geological Society.
  • Stoeckl, N., M. Farr, S. Larson, V. M. Adams, I. Kubiszewski, M. Esparon, and R. Costanza. 2014. A new approach to the problem of overlapping values: A case study in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Ecosystem Services 10(0): 61-78.
  • Costanza, R, Alperovitz, G, Daly, H et al 2013, Building a sustainable and desirable economy-in-society-in-nature.
  • Costanza, R 2012, 'Ecosystem health and ecological engineering', Ecological Engineering, vol. 45, pp. 24-29.
  • Martinez, M, Feagin, R, Yeager, K et al 2012, 'Artificial modifications of the coast in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: Quick solutions or long-term liabilities?', Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 44-49.
  • de Groot, R, Brander, L, van der Ploeg, S et al 2012, 'Global estimates of the value of ecosystems and their services in monetary units', Ecosystem Services, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 50-61.
  • Dearing, J, Bullock, S, Costanza, R et al 2012, 'Navigating the Perfect Storm: Research Strategies for Socialecological Systems in a Rapidly Evolving World', Environmental Management (New York), vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 767-775.
  • Costanza, R 2012, 'Ecosystem functions and services', Economics and Environment, vol. 2, no. 42, pp. 9-17.
  • Burkhard, B, de Groot, R, Costanza, R et al 2012, 'Solutions for sustaining natural capital and ecosystem services', Ecological Indicators, vol. 21, pp. 1-6.
  • Daniel, T, Muhar, A, Arnberger, A et al 2012, 'Contributions of cultural services to the ecosystem services agenda', PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 109, no. 23, pp. 8812-8819.
  • Costanza, R, van der Leeuw, S, Hibbard, K et al 2012, 'Developing an Integrated History and future of People on Earth (IHOPE)', Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 106-114.
  • Jarchow, M, Kubiszewski, I, Larsen, G et al 2012, 'The future of agriculture and society in Iowa: four scenarios', International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 76-92.
  • Manes, F, Incerti, G, Salvatori, E et al 2012, 'Urban ecosystem services: tree diversity and stability of tropospheric ozone removal', Ecological Applications, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 349-360.
  • de Groot, R, Allen, J, DuVander, J et al 2012, 'Integrating Ecology and Economics', in Meindert Brouwer (ed.), The Ecosystem Promise, Meindert Brouwer, Belgium, pp. 38-42.
  • Kubiszewski, I & Costanza, R 2012, 'A fair share of the information commons', in Murray J., Cawthorne Glenn., Dey C., Andrew C. (ed.), Enough for all forever: a handbook of learning about sustainability, Common Ground Publishing, Champaign, Illinois, pp. 121-129.
  • Costanza, R 2012, 'The Value of Natural and Social Capital in Our Current Full World and in a Sustainable and Desirable Future', in Weinstein M., Turner R. E. (ed.), Sustainability Science: The emerging paradigm and the urban environment, Springer New York LLC, New York, pp. 99-109.
  • Farley, J, Flomenhoft, F & Costanza, R 2012, 'Ecosystem Services and Property Rights', in Meindert Brouwer (ed.), The Ecosystem Promise, Meindert Brouwer, Belgium, pp. 162-165.
  • Kubiszewski, I & Costanza, R 2012, 'Ecosystem Services for Sustainable Prosperity', in Linda Starke (ed.), State of the world 2012: Moving toward sustainable prosperity, Island Press, Washington DC USA, pp. 177-182.
  • Costanza, R 2012, 'Needed: The Solutions Generation', Solutions-for a sustainable and desirable future, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 29-30.
  • Costanza, R 2012, 'The Ecosystem Promise: Introduction and overview', in Meindert Brouwer (ed.), The Ecosystem Promise, Meindert Brouwer, Belgium, pp. 18-25.
  • Costanza, R 2012, 'The value of ecosystem services and biodiversity conservation: A challenge for the Galápagos', in Wolff M. & Gardener M. (ed.), The role of science for conservation, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, USA and Canada, pp. 245-255.
  • Steffen, W, Rockstrom, J & Costanza, R 2011, 'How Defining Planetary Boundaries Can Transform Our Approach to Growth', Solutions-for a sustainable and desirable future, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 59-65.
  • Brasseur, G, Jager, J, Costanza, R et al 2011, The Planet in 2050, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, USA and Canada.
  • Steffen, W, Rockstrom, J & Costanza, R 2011, 'How Defining Planetary Boundaries Can Transform Our Approach to Growth', Solutions-for a sustainable and desirable future, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 59-65.
  • de Groot, R, Costanza, R, van den Broeck, D et al 2011, 'A Global Partnership for Ecosystem Services', Solutions-for a sustainable and desirable future, vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 42-43.
  • Costanza, R, Cleveland, C, Cooperstein, B et al 2011, 'Can Nuclear Power Be Part of the Solution?', Solutions-for a sustainable and desirable future, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 29-31.
  • Heckbert, S, Costanza, R, Poloczanska, E et al 2011, 'Climate Regulation as a Service from Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystems', in Wolanski E., McLusky D. (ed.), Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science, Academic Press, London, United Kingdom, pp. 199-216.
  • Costanza, R, Kubiszewski, I, Paquet, P et al 2011, Planning Approaches for Water Resources Development in the Lower Mekong Basin.
  • Martinez, M, Costanza, R & Perez-Maqueo, O 2011, 'Ecosystem Services Provided by Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystems: Storm Protection as a Service from Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystems', in Wolanski E., McLusky D. (ed.), Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science, Academic Press, London, United Kingdom, pp. 129-146.
  • Costanza, R, Bohensky, E, Butler, J et al 2011, 'A Scenario Analysis of Climate Change and Ecosystem Services for the Great Barrier', in Wolanski E., McLusky D. (ed.), Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science, Academic Press, London, United Kingdom, pp. 305-326.
  • Costanza, R, Kubiszewski, I, Roman, J et al 2011, Changes in ecosystem services and migration in low-lying coastal areas over the next 50 years.
  • Posner, S & Costanza, R 2011, 'A summary of ISEW and GPI studies at multiple scales and new estimates for Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and the State of Maryland', Ecological Economics, vol. 70, no. 11, pp. 1972-1980.
  • Bohensky, E, Butler, J, Costanza, R et al 2011, 'Future makers or future takers? A scenario analysis of climate change and the Great Barrier Reef', Global Environmental Change - Human and Policy Dimensions, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 876-893.
  • Stoeckl, N, Hicks, C, Mills, M et al 2011, 'The economic value of ecosystem services in the Great Barrier Reef: our state of knowledge', Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 1219, pp. 113-133.
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  • Kubiszewski, I, Noordewier, T & Costanza, R 2011, 'Perceived credibility of Internet encyclopedias', Computers and Education, vol. 56, no. 3, pp. 659-667.
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  • Batker, D, Torre, I, Costanza, R et al 2010, Gaining Ground: Wetlands, Hurricanes and the Economy: The Value of Restoring the Mississippi River Delta.
  • Feagin, R, Martinez, M, Mendoza-Gonzalez, G et al 2010, 'Salt Marsh Zonal Migration and Ecosystem Service Change in Response to Global Sea Level Rise: A Case Study from an Urban Region', Ecology and Society, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 14-14.
  • Costanza, R & Limburg, K 2010, 'Ecological Economics Reviews: An introduction to the inaugural volume', Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 1185, pp. vii-viii.
  • Liu, S & Costanza, R 2010, 'Ecosystem services valuation in China', Ecological Economics, vol. 69, no. 7, pp. 1387-1388.
  • Cornell, S, Costanza, R, Sorlin, S et al 2010, 'Developing a systematic "science of the past" to create our future', Global Environmental Change - Human and Policy Dimensions, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 426-427.
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  • Liu, S, Costanza, R, Troy, A et al 2010, 'Valuing New Jersey's Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital: A Spatially Explicit Benefit Transfer Approach', Environmental Management (New York), vol. 45, no. 6, pp. 1271-1285.
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  • Burkhard, B, Petrosillo, I & Costanza, R 2010, 'Ecosystem services - Bridging ecology, economy and social sciences', Ecological Complexity, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 257-259.
  • Costanza, R 2010, 'Creating a sustainable and desirable future', Macalester International, vol. 26, pp. 3-22.
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  • Costanza, R 2010, Foreword: Solving South Africa's interlinked energy, climate and water problems.
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  • Costanza, R 2010, 'The value of a restored Earth and its contribution to a sustainable and desirable future', in Francisco A. Comin (ed.), Ecological Restoration: A global challenge, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge and New York, pp. 78-90.
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  • Costanza, R, ed., 2010, The search for real, integrative solutions.
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  • Costanza, R 2010, 'The need for a transdisciplinary understanding of development in a hot and crowded world', in Bhaskar R., Frank C., Hoyer K.G., Naess P., Parker J. (ed.), Interdisciplinarity and Climate change: Transforming knowledge and practice for our global future, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, Abingdon and New York, pp. 135-148.
  • Hibbard, K, Costanza, R, Crumley, C et al 2010, Developing an Integrated History and Future of People on Earth (IHOPE): Research Plan.
  • Beddoe, R, Costanza, R, Farley, J et al 2009, 'Overcoming systemic roadblocks to sustainability: The evolutionary redesign of worldviews, institutions, and technologies', PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 106, no. 8, pp. 2483-2489.
  • Rockstrom, J, Steffen, W, Noone, K et al 2009, 'A safe operating space for humanity', Nature, vol. 461, no. 7263, pp. 472-475.
  • Costanza, R 2009, 'A New Development Model for a 'Full' World', Development, vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 369-376.
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  • Costanza, R 2009, Valuing the Protection of Ecological Systems and Services: A Report of the EPA Science Advisory Board.
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  • Costanza, R 2009, 'Ecological Economics: Creating a Sustainable and Desirable Future', in Soloviy I.P., Keeton W.S. (ed.), Ecological Economics and sustainable forest management: developing a transdisciplinary approach for the carpathian mountains, Ukrainian National Forestry University Press, Lviv.
  • Costanza, R, Hart, M, Posner, S et al 2009, Beyond GDP: The Need for New Measures of Progress.
  • Costanza, R 2009, 'Evolution is intelligent design', Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 24, no. 8, p. 414.
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  • Costanza, R 2009, 'Science and Ecological Economics: Integrating of the Study of Humans and the Rest of Nature', Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 358-373.
  • Costanza, R 2008, 'Ecological Economics 2', in Sven Jorgensen, Brian Fath (ed.), Encyclopedia of Ecology, Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 1006-1011.
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  • Batker, D, Swedeen, P, Costanza, R et al 2008, A New View of the Puget Sound Economy: The Economic Value of Nature's Services in the Puget Sound Basin.
  • Costanza, R 2008, 'Ecosystem services: Multiple classification systems are needed', Biological Conservation, vol. 141, pp. 350-352.
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  • Costanza, R 2008, 'Stewardship for a "full" world', Current History: a Journal of Contemporary World Affairs, vol. 107, no. 705, pp. 30-35.
  • Naidoo, R, Balmford, A, Costanza, R et al 2008, 'Global mapping of ecosystem services and conservation priorities', PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 105, no. 28, pp. 9495-9500.
  • Costanza, R, Fisher, B, Ali, S et al 2008, 'An Integrative Approach to Quality of Life Measurement, Research, and Policy', S.A.P.I.EN.S, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 16-21.
  • Barnes, P, Costanza, R, Hawken, P et al 2008, 'Creating an earth atmospheric trust', Science, vol. 319, no. 5864, p. 724.
  • Costanza, R., R. de Groot, P. C. Sutton, S. van der Ploeg, S. Anderson, I. Kubiszewski, S. Farber and R. K. Turner (2014). "Changes in the global value of ecosystem services." Global Environmental Change(26): 152-158.
  • Costanza R., I. Kubiszewski, E. Giovannini, L.H. Lovins, J. McGlade, K. E. Pickett, K.V. Ragnarsdóttir, D. Roberts, R. De Vogli, and R. Wilkinson. 2014, 'Time to leave GDP behind', Nature, vol. 505, p. 283-285.
  • Bi, J, Young, O, Costanza, R et al 2014, 'Same dream, different beds: Can America and China take effective steps to solve the climate problem?', Global Environmental Change - Human and Policy Dimensions, vol. 24, pp. 2-4.
  • Costanza, R 2014, 'A theory of socio-ecological system change', Journal of Bioeconomics, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 39-44.
  • Costanza, R & Liu, S 2014, 'Ecosystem Services and Environmental Governance: Comparing China and the U.S.', Asia & The Pacific Policy Studies, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 160-170.
  • Costanza, R 2014, 'A Virtual Visit to a Sustainable 2050', in Robert Costanza and Ida Kubiszewski (ed.), Creating a Sustainable and Desirable Future Insights from 45 Global Thought Leaders, World Scientific Publishing Co, Singapore, pp. 73-78.
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  • Costanza, R., and I. Kubiszewski. 2014. Why We Need Visions of a Sustainable and Desirable Future. Chapter in: R. Costanza and I. Kubiszewski (editors). Creating a Sustainable and Desirable Future: Insights from 45 Global Thought Leaders. World Scientific, Singapore. Pp: 3-8.
  • Costanza, R., G. Alperovitz, H. Daly, J. Farley, C. Franco, T. Jackson, I. Kubiszewski, J. Schor, and P. Victor. 2014. What Would a Sustainable and Desirable Economy-in-Society-in-Nature Look Like? Chapter in: R. Costanza and I. Kubiszewski (editors). Creating a Sustainable and Desirable Future: Insights from 45 Global Thought Leaders. World Scientific, Singapore. Pp: 33-49.
  • Costanza, R., I. Kubiszewski, E. Giovannini, H. Lovins, J. McGlade, K. E. Pickett, K. V. Ragnarsdóttir, D. Roberts, R. De Vogli, and R, Wilkinson. 2014. Time to leave GDP behind. Nature. 505:283-285
  • Costanza, R, Alperovitz, G, Daly, H et al 2013, Vivement 2050! Programme pour une economie soutenable et desirable (Building a Sustainable and Desirable Economy-in-Society-in-Nature), Les Petits Matins, Paris.
  • Costanza, R, Alperovitz, G, Daly, H et al 2013, 'Building a Sustainable and Desirable Economy-in- Society-in-Nature', in Linda Starke (ed.), State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?, Island Press, Washington, pp. 126-143.
  • Costanza, R, Mitsch, W & Day, J 2013, 'An Ecosystem Vision for New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta: Applying Ecological Economics and Ecological Engineering', in A Yáñez-Arancibia, R Dávalos-Sotelo, J W Day and E Reyes (ed.), Ecological Dimensions for Sustainable Socio Economic Development, WIT Press, United Kingdom, pp. 245-260.
  • Steffen, W, Rockstrom, J, Kubiszewski, I et al 2013, 'Planetary boundaries: using early warning signals for sustainable global governance', in Philip Lawn (ed.), Globalisation, Economic Transition And The Environment, Edward Elgar Publishing, United Kingdom, pp. 259-275.
  • Costanza, R, Wratten, S, Sandhu, H et al, eds, 2013, Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., USA.
  • Costanza, R 2013, 'Sustainable Wellbeing', Resurgence & Ecologist, no. 279, pp. 39-41.
  • Elmqvist, T, Redman, C, Barthel, S et al 2013, 'History of Urbanization and the Missing Ecology', in Thomas Elmqvist, Michail Fragkias, Julie Goodness, Burak Güneralp, et al (ed.), Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities - A Global Assessment, Springer, Netherlands, pp. 14-30.
  • Petrosillo, I, Costanza, R, Aretano, R et al 2013, 'The use of subjective indicators to assess how natural and social capital support residents' quality of life in a small volcanic island', Ecological Indicators, vol. 24, pp. 609-620.
  • Kubiszewski, I, Costanza, R & Kompas, T. 2013, 'The University Unbound:Transforming Higher Education', Solutions, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 36-40.
  • Costanza, R. 2013. Achieving sustainable well-being. Solutions 4(6):1
  • Costanza, R. 2013. Sustainable Well-Being. Resurgence and Ecologist. 279:39-41
  • Costanza, R. J. McGlade, S. de Bonvoisin, P. Fagerholm, J. Farley, E. Giovannini, I. Kubiszewski, F. Moore Lappé, H. Lovins, K. Pickett, G. Norris, T. Prugh, K. V. Ragnarsdottir, D. Roberts, and R.Wilkinson. 2013. The future we really want. Solutions 4(4):37-43
  • Costanza. R., J. McGlade, S. de Bonvoisin, P. Fagerholm, J. Farley, E. Giovannini, I. Kubiszewski, F. Moore Lappé, H. Lovins, K. Pickett, G. Norris, T. Prugh, K.V. Ragnarsdottir, D. Roberts, and R. Wilkinson. 2013, 'The Future We Really Want', Solutions, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 37-43.
  • Kubiszewski, I, R. Costanza, C. Franco, P. Lawn, J. Talberth, T. Jackson, and C. Aylmer. 2013. Beyond GDP: Measuring and achieving global genuine progress, Ecological Economics 93: 57-68.
  • Kubiszewski, I. R. Costanza, and T. Kompas. 2013. The university unbound: transforming higher education. Solutions. 4(2):36-43
  • Kubiszewski, I., R. Costanza, L Dorji, P. Thoennes, K. Tshering. 2013. An Initial Estimate of the Value of Ecosystem Services in Bhutan. Ecosystem Services 3: e11-e21.
  • Kubiszewski, I., R. Costanza, P. Paquet, and S. Halimi. 2013. Hydropower development in the lower Mekong basin: alternative approaches to deal with uncertainty, Regional Environmental Change, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 3-15.
  • Petrosillo, I., R. Costanza, R. Aretano, N. Zaccarelli, and G. Zurlini. 2013. The use of subjective indicators to assess how natural and social capital support residents’ quality of life in a small volcanic island. Ecological Indicators 24:609-620.
  • Costanza, R & Kubiszewski, I 2012, 'The authorship structure of "Ecosystem Services" as a transdisciplinary field of scholarship', Ecosystem Services, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 16-25.
  • Costanza, R & Kubiszewski, I 2012, 'The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) 5th Annual Conference', Ecosystem Services, vol. 2, pp. 83-84.
  • Costanza, R 2012, Sustainable Leadership. Project Syndicate. Dec. 2, 2012.
  • Costanza, R. 2012. Ecosystem health and ecological engineering. Ecological Engineering 45:24– 29
  • de Groot, R., L. Brander, S. van der Ploeg, R. Costanza, F. Bernard, L. Braat, M. Christie, N. Crossman, A. Ghermandi, L. Hein, S. Hussain, P. Kumar, A. McVittie, R. Portela, L. C. Rodriguez, P. ten Brink, and P. van Beukering. 2012 Global estimates of the value of ecosystems and their services in monetary units. Ecosystem Services. 1:50-61