Assistant Professor, Linköping University
- Senior Sustainability Fellow, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
- Assistant Professor, Linköping University
I work on how urban and agricultural landscapes can contribute to food security and high water quality instead of degrading them. I use both social and natural science methodologies to better understand the drivers and consequences of nutrient flows and strive to co-create knowledge that allows us to sustainably transform how we manage these nutrients.
- PhD, Natural Resources Science, McGill University, 2014
- MS, Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2011
- BS, Environmental Systems and Earth Sciences, University of California-San Diego, 2009
Childers, D. L., P. Bois, H. E. Hartnett, P. T. McPhearson, G. S. Metson and C. A. Sanchez. 2019. Urban ecological infrastructure: An inclusive concept for the non-built urban environment. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 7(1):46. DOI: 10.1525/elementa.385. (link )
Iwaniec, D. M., G. S. Metson and D. Cordell. 2016. P-FUTURES: Towards urban food & water security through collaborative design and impact. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 20(Jun):1-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2016.03.001. (link )
Metson, G. S., D. M. Iwaniec, L. A. Baker, E. M. Bennett, D. L. Childers, D. Cordell, N. B. Grimm, J. M. Grove, D. A. Nidzgorski and S. White. 2015. Urban phosphorus sustainability: Systematically incorporating social, ecological, and technological factors into phosphorus flow analysis. Environmental Science & Policy 47:1-11. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2014.10.005. (link )
Metson, G. S., V. H. Smith, D. J. Cordell, D. A. Vaccari, J. J. Elser and E. M. Bennett. 2014. Phosphorus is a key component of the resource demands for meat, eggs, and dairy production in the United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111(46):E4906-E4907. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1417759111. (link )
Metson, G. S., R. M. Aggarwal and D. L. Childers. 2012. Efficiency through proximity: Changes in phosphorus cycling at the urban-agricultural interface of a rapidly urbanizing desert region. Journal of Industrial Ecology 16(6):914-927. DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-9290.2012.00554.x. (link )
Metson, G. S., E. M. Bennett and J. J. Elser. 2012. The role of diet in phosphorus demand. Environmental Research Letters 7(4):044043. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/7/4/044043. (link )
Metson, G. S., R. L. Hale, D. M. Iwaniec, E. M. Cook, J. R. Gorman, C. S. Galletti and D. L. Childers. 2012. Phosphorus in Phoenix: A budget and spatial representation of phosphorus in an urban ecosystem. Ecological Applications 22(2):705-721. DOI: 10.1890/11-0865.1. (link )
Cordell, D., G. S. Metson, D. M. Iwaniec, T. T. Bui, D. L. Childers, N. Dao, H. T. Dang, J. Davidson, B. Jacobs, S. Kumwenda, T. Morse, V. Nguyen, B. Thole and E. A. Tilley. 2017. Transforming cities: Securing food and clean waterways through phosphorus governance. Pp. 139-154 In: Fam, D., J. Palmer, C. Riedy and C. Mitchell eds., Transdisciplinary Research and Practice for Sustainability Outcomes. Routledge. ISBN: 978-1138119703.
Metson, G. S., K. A. Wyant and D. L. Childers. 2013. Introduction to P sustainability: P is for philosophy and process. Pp. 1-19 In: Wyant, K. A., J. R. Corman and J. J. Elser eds., Phosphorus, Food, and Our Future. Oxford University Press. New York, NY. ISBN: 9780199916832.
Riskin, S. H., G. Small, R. Mikkelsen, G. S. Metson, A. Bateman, J. Cooper, O. S. Hanserud, P. M. Haygarth, C. Laspoumaderes, M. L. McCrackin and S. M. Remington. 2013. Phosphorus in urban and agricultural landscapes: P is for preservation. Pp. 86-111 In: Wyant, K. A., J. R. Corman and J. J. Elser eds., Phosphorus, Food, and Our Future. Oxford University Press. New York, NY.
Metson, G. S., J. R. Corman, E. M. Cook, R. L. Hale, D. M. Iwaniec and C. S. Galletti. 2011. Nutrient movements in human environment interactions: Phosphorus in Phoenix. Poster presented at the 12-13 January 2011 CAP LTER 13th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
Metson, G. S., C. S. Galletti, E. M. Cook, R. L. Hale, J. R. Corman and D. M. Iwaniec. 2011. Phosphorus in Phoenix: A budget and spatial analysis of phosphorus in an urban ecosystem. Poster presented 3-5 February at the 'Sustainable Phosphorus Summit' sponsored by School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
Cook, E. M., R. L. Hale, D. M. Iwaniec, J. Corman, X. Dong, G. S. Metson and J. Sayles. 2010. Urban stoichiometry: An elemental approach to understanding human-environment interactions. Poster presented at the January 14, 2010 12th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
Corman, J., E. Cook, R. L. Hale, D. M. Iwaniec and G. S. Metson. 2010. An elemental approach to understanding human-environment interactions. Poster presented 15-17 October, 2010 at the 1st International Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
Guha, A. and G. S. Metson. 2010. Earth demonstration: Comparative UHI and vegetation in London and Phoenix, urban agriculture and socioeconomics in Phoenix. Poster presented May 21-23 at the Comparative Urban Genetic: Towards a Common Methodology for Pragmatic Analysis of Cities, University College, London. (link )
Guha, A., G. S. Metson, R. Cleland and B. Jewell. 2010. The different roles of urban agriculture: The response of farmers' markets, community gardens, and dairy farming to economic recession and 'green trends' in central Arizona. Poster presented October 19 at the 'Global Lands Project' Open Science Meeting 2010-Land Systems, Global change and Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
Metson, S. G. 2011. Phosphorus cycling in metropolitan Phoenix. MS thesis. Arizona State University. (link )