Institution/Organization: School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Email Address: Dan.Childers@asu.edu
Professor, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University; Director, Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Program
Dan Childers has been a Professor in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University since 2008. He is the Director of the Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER Program and was the co-Director of the Urban Sustainability Research Coordination Network, both funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). He is also the Founding Director of the Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program. He has served as a Program Officer at the NSF, in the Ecosystems Cluster and LTER Program of the Division of Environmental Biology. He has served on the editorial boards of a number of journals and is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Urban Ecology and a Handling Editor for Bioscience.
His research has always focused on wetland ecosystem ecology, urban ecology, and sustainability science. Dan has conducted research in many different freshwater and estuarine ecosystems around the world, including working for nearly 15 years in the Florida Everglades. Since the early 2000s, he has expanded his research portfolio to include social-ecological approaches, urban ecosystems, the ecology-design nexus, water dynamics in cities, urban sustainability, and urban wetlands. Dan has published nearly 140 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and books, won grants that have totaled nearly $40 million, and advised more than 30 Ph.D. and M.S. students.