Christopher Boone

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Dean, School of Sustainability
  • Professor, School of Sustainability
  • Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502
480-965-2236
Email: Christopher.G.Boone@asu.edu
Web: https://deanboone.asu.edu/about/

Biography

Christopher Boone is Dean of the School of Sustainability, Arizona State University. His research contributes to ongoing debates in sustainable urbanization, environmental justice, vulnerability, and global environmental change. He is a scientist for the urban Long Term Ecological Research projects based in Baltimore and Phoenix and sits on the scientific steering committee for the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change project. He is an active contributor to Future Earth, an international initiative that aims to integrate the global environmental change community with a focus on sustainable outcomes. Boone serves on the Executive Committee of the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors. He is the author of two books on urban sustainability, City and Environment and Urbanization and Sustainability, and is the associate editor for the journals Frontiers in Ecology (Urban Ecology) and Current Research on Cities. He also serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Sustainable Development and Environment Justice. For Cambridge University Press, he is co-editor of the book series, New Directions in Sustainability and Society. At ASU, he has taught classes on sustainable urbanization, urban and environmental health, principles and methods of sustainability, environmental justice, interdisciplinary methods for socio-ecological research, and sustainable design (Innovation Space).

Expertise

urban geography; environmental justice; sustainable urbanization; geographic information science; global environmental change; vulnerability; land use change; public health; built environment

Education

PhD, Geography, University of Toronto, 1994

MA, Geography, University of Toronto, 1989

BA, Geography (Honors), Queen's University, 1987

Journal Articles

2015

Schwarz, K., M. Fragkias, C. G. Boone, W. Zhou, M. McHale, J. M. Grove, J. O'Neil-Dunne, J. P. McFadden, G. L. Buckley, D. Childers, L. Ogden, S. Pincetl, D. Pataki, A. Whitmer and M. L. Cadenasso. 2015. Trees grow on money: Urban tree canopy cover and environmental justice. PLOS One 10(4):e0122051. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122051. (link)

2014

Boone, C. G. 2014. Introduction to special section on urbanization, carbon cycle, and climate change. Earth's Future 2(10):471-472. DOI: 10.1002/2014EF000277. (link)

Boone, C. G., M. Fragkias, G. L. Buckley and J. M. Grove. 2014. A long view of polluting industry and environmental justice in Baltimore. Cities 36:41-49. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2013.09.004. (link)

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Books

2013

Boone, C. G. and M. Fragkias eds. 2013. Urbanization and Sustainability: Linking Urban Ecology, Environmental Justice and Global Environmental Change. Springer. Dordrecht, Heidelberg, New York, London. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-5666-3.

2006

Boone, C. G. and A. Modarres. 2006. City and Environment. Temple University Press.

Book Chapters

2014

Boone, C. G. 2014. Justice and equity in the city. Pp. 413-428 In: Colten, C. E. and G. L. Buckley eds., North American Odyssey: Historical Geographies for the Twenty-first Century. Rowman & LIttlefield Publishers.

Boone, C. G., C. L. Redman, H. Blanco, D. Haase, J. Koch, S. Lwasa, H. Nagendra, S. Pauleit, S. T. Pickett, K. C. Seto and M. Yokohari. 2014. Reconceptualzing land for sustainable urbanity. Pp. 313-330 In: Seto, K. C. and A. Reenberg eds., Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era. Vol 14. MIT Press.

2013

Bolin, B., J. Declet-Barretto, M. Hegmon, L. Meirotto and A. M. York. 2013. Double exposure in the Sunbelt: The sociospatial distribution of vulnerability in Phoenix, Arizona. Pp. 159-178 In: Boone, C. G. and M. Fragkias eds., Urbanization and Sustainability: Linking Urban Ecology, Environmental Justice and Global Environmental Change. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-5666-3.

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Posters

2012

Zhang, S., C. G. Boone, S. B. Lerman and A. M. York. 2012. A multi-scale study of the relationship among land composition, land fragmentation,and bird biodiversity in the Phoenix area. Poster presented at 13 January 2012 CAP LTER 14th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

2011

Zhang, S., C. G. Boone and A. M. York. 2011. Impacts of land fragmentation on biodiversity in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Tempe, AZ. 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. (link)

2010

Toke, N. A., K. Darby, E. M. Cook, C. Mead, J. Brian, T. Benn, S. G. Fisher, C. G. Boone and S. Semken. 2010. Pedagogy in interdisciplinary higher education: An investigation of faculty and student perspectives. 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.

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Presentations

2015

Warren, P. S., A. P. Kinzig and C. G. Boone. 2015. Socioecological linkages in cities and the rise in interdisciplinary research. Presentation at the Ecological Science at the Frontier: Celebrating the ESA Centennial 1915-2015, 9-14 August 2015, Baltimore, Maryland. (link)

2011

Boone, C. G. 2011. Normative frames for the ULTRA network: Exploring the merits of enironmental justice, vulnerability, and sustainability. Presentation at Stewardship of Urban Systems 2: Socio-ecology, Governance, and Equity in the ULTRA Network Symposium at the 7-12 August 2011 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Robertson, G. P., D. R. Foster, C. G. Boone, D. L. Childers and S. E. Hobbie. 2011. SYMP 8 -- Thirty years of earth stewardship research: Long-term matters. Symposium organized at the 7-12 August 2011 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

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