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Eric Roy, PhD, PE


Ecological Engineer


Eric has 17 years of experience and is a leading expert working at the nexus of ecosystem science, engineering, and sustainability. He has led a large number of research projects, with a portfolio that uniquely combines work with practitioners on the ground, detailed analysis of soils, water, plants, and organic residuals, lab experimentation, field studies, technology design and evaluation, geospatial analysis, and modeling across a range of scales. Eric currently serves as Vice President of the American Ecological Engineering Society and routinely reviews manuscripts for leading academic journals. 


Eric is an Associate Professor in the Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources at the University of Vermont, where he is Principal Investigator of the Nutrient Cycling & Ecological Design Lab. He is also a Fellow of the Gund Institute for Environment and holds a secondary appointment in Civil & Environmental Engineering at UVM. Prior to joining UVM, Eric was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University. He holds a PhD in Oceanography & Coastal Sciences from Louisiana State University, a Master of Science degree in Food, Agricultural & Biological Engineering from The Ohio State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University. Eric has also received advanced LCA training from GreenDelta.

Eric is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Vermont.

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