Christopher Boone

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

Christopher.G.Boone@asu.edu
480-965-2236
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School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502

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).

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)

Toke, N. A., C. G. Boone and J. Arrowsmith. 2014. Fault zone regulation, seismic hazard, and social vulnerability in Los Angeles, California: Hazard or urban amenity?. Earth's Future 2(9):440-457. DOI: 10.1002/2014EF000241. (link)

Wutich, A., A. Ruth, A. Brewis and C. Boone. 2014. Stigmatized neighborhoods, social bonding, and health. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 28(4):556-577. DOI: 10.1111/maq.12124. (link)

York, A., J. Tuccillo, B. Bolin, C. Boone, L. E. Gentile, B. Schoon and K. Kane. 2014. Zoning and land use: A tale of incompatibility and environmental injustice in early Phoenix. Journal of Urban Affairs 36(5):833-853. DOI: 10.1111/juaf.12076. (link)

2013

Hughes, S., S. Pincetl and C. G. Boone. 2013. Triple exposure: Regulatory, climatic, and political drivers of water management changes in the city of Los Angeles. Cities 32:51-59. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2013.02.007. (link)

Pickett, S. T., C. G. Boone, B. P. McGrath, M. L. Cadenasso, D. L. Childers, L. A. Ogden, M. R. McHale and J. M. Grove. 2013. Ecological science and transformation to the sustainable city. Cities 32(Supplement 1):510-520. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2013.02.008. (link)

Zhang, S., A. M. York, C. G. Boone and M. Shrestha. 2013. Methodological advances in the spatial analysis of land fragmentation. The Professional Geographer 65(3):512-526. DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2012.700501. (link)

2012

Boone, C. G., E. M. Cook, S. J. Hall, M. L. Nation, N. B. Grimm, C. B. Raish, D. M. Finch and A. M. York. 2012. A comparative gradient approach as a tool to understanding and managing urban ecosystems. Urban Ecosystems 15(4):795-807. DOI: 10.1007/s11252-012-0240-9. (link)

Seto, K. C., A. Reenberg, C. G. Boone, M. Fragkias, D. Haase, T. Langanke, P. J. Marcotullio, D. K. Munroe, B. Olah and D. Simon. 2012. Urban land teleconnections and sustainability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 109(20):7687-7692. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1117622109. (link)

Shrestha, M., A. M. York, C. G. Boone and S. Zhang. 2012. Land fragmentation due to rapid urbanization in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area: Analyzing the spatiotemporal patterns and drivers. Applied Geography 32(2):522-531. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2011.04.004. (link)

Zhuo, X., C. G. Boone and E. L. Shock. 2012. Soil lead distribution and environmental justice in the Phoenix metropolitan region. Environmental Justice 5(4):206-213. DOI: 10.1089/env.2011.0041. (link)

2011

York, A. M., M. Shrestha, C. G. Boone, S. Zhang, J. Harrington, T. Prebyl, A. Swann, M. Agar, M. Antolin, B. Nolin, J. Wright and R. Skaggs. 2011. Land fragmentation under rapid urbanization: A cross-site analysis of southwestern cities. Urban Ecosystems 14(3):429-455. DOI: 10.1007/s11252-011-0157-8. (link)

York, A. M., M. E. Smith, B. W. Stanley, B. L. Stark, J. Novic, S. L. Harlan, G. L. Cowgill and C. G. Boone. 2011. Ethnic and class-based clusering through the ages: A transdisciplinary approach to urban social patterns. Urban Studies 48(11):2399-2415.

2009

Cutts, B. B., K. Darby, C. G. Boone and A. Brewis. 2009. City structure, obesity, and environmental justice: An integrated analysis of physical and social barriers to walkable streets and park access. Social Science and Medicine 69(9):1314-1322. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.08.020. (link)

2007

Boone, C. G. 2007. Book Review: Resources of the City: Contributions to an Environmental History of Modern Europe. Urban Studies 44:1864-1865. DOI: 10.1080/00420980701432457. (link)

Clark, W. C., R. W. Kates, J. F. Richards, J. T. Mathews, W. B. Meyer, B. L. Turner II, S. T. Pickett, C. G. Boone and M. L. Cadenasso. 2007. Relationships of environmental justice to ecological theory. Bulletin for the Ecological Society of America 88:166-170. DOI: 10.1890/0012-9623(2007)88[166:ROEJTE]2.0.CO;2. (link)

Grineski, S. E., B. Bolin and C. G. Boone. 2007. Criteria air pollution and marginalized populations: Environmental inequity in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. Social Science Quarterly 88(2):535-554. (link)

2006

Haberl, H., V. Winiwarter, K. Andersson, R. U. Ayres, C. G. Boone, M. Castillo, G. Cunfer, M. Fischer-Kowalski, W. R. Freudenburg, E. Furman, R. Kauffmann, F. Krausmann, E. Langthaler, H. Lotze-Campen, M. Mirtl, C. L. Redman, A. Reenberg, A. Wardell, B. Warr and H. Zechmeister. 2006. From LTER to LTSER: Conceptualizing the socioeconomic dimensiont of long-term socioecological research. Ecology and Society 11(2):13. (link)

Haberl, H., V. Winiwarter, K. Andersson, R. U. Ayres, C. G. Boone, M. Castillo, G. Cunfer, M. Fisher-Kowalski, W. R. Freudenburg, E. Furman, M. R. Kaufmann, F. Krausmann, E. Langthaler, H. Lotze-Campen, M. Mirtl, C. L. Redman, A. Reenberg, A. Wardell, B. Warr and H. Zechmeister. 2006. From LTER to LTSER: Conceptualizing the socio-economic dimension of long-term socio-ecological research. Ecology and Society 11(2):.

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.

Boone, C. G. and M. Fragkias. 2013. Connecting environmental justice, sustainability, and vulnerability. Pp. 49-60 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.

Boone, C. G., T. L. Gragson and J. M. Grove. 2013. Long-term trends in human population growth and economy across sites. Pp. 54-57 In: Peters, D. P., C. M. Laney, A. E. Lugo, S. L. Collins, C. T. Driscoll, P. M. Groffman, J. M. Grove, A. K. Knapp, T. A. Kratz, M. D. Ohman, R. B. Waide and J. Yao eds., Long-Term Trends in Ecological Systems: A Basis for Understanding Responses to Global Change. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin No. 1931. (link)

Fragkias, M. and C. G. Boone. 2013. Towards a new framework for urbanization and sustainability. Pp. 1-10 In: Boone, C. G. and M. Fragkias eds., Urbanization and Sustainability: Linking Urban Ecology, Environmental Justice and Global Environmental Change. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-566-3.

Grimm, N. B., C. L. Redman, C. G. Boone, D. L. Childers, S. L. Harlan and B. L. Turner II. 2013. Viewing the urban socioecological system through a sustainability lens: Lessons and prospects from the Central Arizona–Phoenix LTER Program. Pp. 217-246 In: Singh, S. J., H. Haberl, M. Chertow and M. Mirtl eds., Long Term Socio-Ecological Research. Springer.

Pickett, S. T., C. G. Boone and M. L. Cadenasso. 2013. Ecology and ecology and environmental justice: Understanding disturbance using ecological theory. Pp. 27-48 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.

2010

Warren, P. S., S. L. Harlan, C. G. Boone, S. B. Lerman, E. Shochat and A. P. Kinzig. 2010. Urban ecology and human social organization. Pp. 172-201 In: Gaston, K. J. ed., Urban Ecology. Cambridge University Press and the British Ecological Society.

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.

Zhang, S., A. M. York, C. G. Boone and M. Shrestha. 2010. Land fragmentation under rapid urbanization: A cross-site comparative analsyis. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at the January 14, 2010 12th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability.

2009

Shrestha, M., S. Zhang, A. M. York, C. G. Boone, J. Wright, J. Harrington, M. Antolin, B. Nolen, T. Prebyl, M. Agar and A. Swann. 2009. Socioecological gradients and land fragmentation: A cross-site comparative analysis. Estes Park, CO. Poster presented at 14-16 September 20009 LTER All Scientists Meeting, Integrating Science and Society in a World of Constant Change.

Sister, C., C. G. Boone, J. S. Golden, D. A. Hartz and W. Chuang. 2009. Spatial analysis of crime and socio-economic variables as indicators for heat-health vulnerability in Chicago, Illinois. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at 11th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Poster Symposium, Tempe, AZ. January 15, 2009. (link)

Zhang, S., M. Shrestha, A. M. York and C. G. Boone. 2009. Socioecological gradients and land fragmentation in Central Arizona-Phoenix. Estes Park, CO. Poster presented at 14-16 September 20009 LTER All Scientists Meeting, Integrating Science and Society in a World of Constant Change.

Zhang, S., A. M. York and C. G. Boone. 2009. Monitoring landscape fragmentation with rapid urbanization in the Central Arizona - Phoenix region. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at 11th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Poster Symposium, January 15, 2009, Global Institute of Sustainability. (link)

2008

Darby, K., B. B. Cutts, C. G. Boone and A. A. Brewis. 2008. An environmental justice framework for analyzing obesigenic environments: A GIS analysis of walkability, park access, and neighborhood demographics in Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented at the CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, 10 January 2008, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

Sister, C. and C. G. Boone. 2008. Park access and equity in Phoenix. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

2007

Darby, K., B. B. Cutts, C. G. Boone and A. A. Brewis. 2007. Obesigenic environments and environmental justice: The distribution of walkable neighborhoods in Phoenix, AZ. Poster presented at the October 12 Conference for Sustainability IGERTs, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK.

Declet, J., B. Bolin and C. G. Boone. 2007. Environmental inequity in the Phoenix metropolitan statistical area, 1990 and 2000. Poster presented at the January 10, 2007 CAP LTER Ninth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.. (link)

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.

York, A. M., S. Zhang and C. G. Boone. 2011. Groundwater in the desert: Phoenician policy, growth, and land fragmentation. Presented June 24, 2011 at the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Meeting, Burlington, VT.

2010

Boone, C. G. 2010. Changing preferences for ecosystem services over time. Presentation at the 4 March 2010 Ecosystem Services in a Changing World, 2010 LTER Mini-Symposium, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Shrestha, M. A., A. M. York, S. Zhang and C. G. Boone. 2010. Rapid urbanization and land fragmentation in the US Southwest: A socio-ecological gradient analysis. Tempe, AZ. Presentation at the 15-19 October 2010 International Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change -- The Global Land Project.

Toke, N. A., C. G. Boone and J. Arrowsmith. 2010. Distribution of seismic hazard, regulation, and vulnerability in greater Los Angeles. Presentation September 11-15 at the Annual Southern California Earthquake Center Meeting, Palm Springs, CA Volume 20 Proceedings and Abstracts.

Zhang, S., A. M. York, C. G. Boone and M. Shrestha. 2010. Water provisioning as a driving force of land fragmentation in the metropolitan Phoenix area. Presented April 16, 2010 as part of an Interactive Short Paper Session at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington DC.

2009

Grimm, N. B., J. Cavender-Bares, T. Gragson, S. L. Collins, M. Grove, C. L. Redman and C. G. Boone. 2009. Integrating science, society, and education for sustainability. Estes Park, CO. Working group at 14-16 September 2009 LTER All Scientist Meeting, Integrating Science and Society in a World of Constant Change.

Grove, M., C. Polsky, L. A. Ogden, R. R. Chowdhury, T. Gragson, K. L. Larson and C. G. Boone. 2009. Recent advances and opportunities for urban long-term ecological research: Theory, data, and methods. Working group at 14-16 September 2009 LTER All Scientist Meeting, Integrating Science and Society in a World of Constant Change, Estes Park, CO.

Shrestha, M., A. M. York, C. G. Boone and S. Zhang. 2009. A cross-site comparative analysis of land fragmentation, Part1 and Part 2. Estes Park, CO. Working group organizer report presented at 14-16 September 20009 LTER All Scientists Meeting, Integrating Science and Society in a World of Constant Change.

Sister, C., C. G. Boone, J. S. Golden, D. A. Hartz and W. Chuang. 2009. Mapping social vulnerability to heat wave in Chicago. Presentation at the 10-15 January 2009 American Meteorological Society 89th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona.

Toke, N. A., K. Darby, E. M. Cook, C. Mead, J. Brian, T. Benn, S. G. Fisher, C. G. Boone and S. Semken. 2009. Pedagogy in interdisciplinary higher education: An investigation of faculty and student perspectives. Presentation October 18-21 at the Annual Geologic Society of America Meeting, Portland, Oregon. Abstracts with programs.

2007

Gartin, M., Z. Hasan, S. Szupinski-Quiroga, C. G. Boone, A. Y. Wutich and A. A. Brewis. 2007. Childhood obesity, cultural understandings, and nutritional knowledge flow: Trans-disciplinary apporaches. Invited paper with the Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition at the 2007 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.