Megan Egler

L4E PhD Fellow – University of Vermont


Twitter: @megegler     

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Megan is a PhD student in Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont and a graduate fellow at the Gund Institute for Environment. She is interested in ecological economics, political ecology and science and technology studies. Her research focuses on the relationship between economic practice and social imaginaries within commodity frontiers, and how they relate to conflict and consent around resource development.  Prior to starting her doctorate, she worked in pro-poor value chain development on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua and received her MSc. in Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics from the University of Guelph. Megan is involved with the local chapters of DegrowUS and Science for the People and can commonly be found around town, growing food with the Homeward Bound Collective or playing music with Burlington’s favorite anti-capitalist folk-pop band, Marxist Jargon.



A perspective on the role of uncertainty in sustainability science and engineering

Contributors: Diwekar, U., Amekudzi-kennedy, A., Bakshi, B., Baumgartner, R., Boumans, R., Burger, P., Egler, M., Theis, T. In: Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 164. January 2021.


Ecological Economics Beyond Markets

Contributors: Sam Bliss, Megan Egler. In: Ecological Economics, Volumen 178. December 2020.


 Governing for sustainable development: rethinking governance and
ecological economics

Contributors: Christopher Koliba, Megan Egler, and Stephen Posner. In: Sustainable Wellbeing futures: a research and action agenda for ecological economics. Edward Elgar Publishing. 2020.

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From the Anthropocene to Mutual Thriving: An Agenda for Higher Education in the Ecozoic

L4E Contributors:  Ivan Vargas Roncancio, Leah Temper, Joshua Sterlin, Nina L. Smolyar, Shaun Sellers, Maya Moore, Rigo Melgar-Melgar, Jolyon Larson, Catherine Horner, Jon D. Erickson, Megan Egler, Peter G. Brown, Emille Boulot, Tina Beigi and Michael Babcock