External Faculty Collaborator
David Tilley is an Associate Professor of Ecological Engineering in the Department of Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Maryland. Dr. Tilley defines ecological engineering as “the emerging field that combines natural and applied sciences, especially systems ecology, with the discipline of engineering to design, build, and operate new ecosystem-types that connect society with nature for the benefit of both.” His Ecosystem Engineering Design Lab (EEDL) works on determining the effects of ecological systems, such as green walls, green roofs, and artificial wetland gardens, on energy balance, water balance and water quality of the built environment. The EEDL also ruminates on the theoretical basis of dynamic emergy accounting, which can be used for environmental accounting independent of neoclassical economic biases.
Visit David's University of Maryland faculty page here.