The work on sustainability covers a wide range of topics such as:

Sustainable food systems – local food systems investigations undertaken by Mitch Renkow and Kathryn Boys

Willingness to pay for organic or local food and agro-tourism – Kathryn Boys

Food waste – Kathryn Boys and Kelly Zering are involved in projects analyzing food waste and ways to reduce it and create value from it. Some of these projects are in collaboration with the Center for Environmental Farming Systems and the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences.

Renewable energy systemsKelly Zering and Harrison Fell

Bio-based supply chainsKelly Zering

Bee colony collapse – Wally Thurman

See also the entries for land use, environmental law, water resource economics, and animal waste.