Dan Childers

Dan Childers
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor, School of Sustainability

dan.childers@asu.edu
480-965-2320
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Curriculum vita

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502
USA

Dr. Childers is a systems scientist, with special focus on urban ecosystems, wetland ecosystems, and sustainability science. His urban ecosystems research involves holistic, interdisciplinary approaches to understanding how human actions and decisions control the distribution of water, biogeochemical elements, and primary production in cities. Dan's wetland and aquatic ecosystem research has included both forested and herbaceous wetland ecosystems in many different freshwater and estuarine systems around the world. He was Director of the Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program from its inception in 2000 until 2008. Dr. Childers teaches Sustainable Ecosystems, Sustainable World, and a number of specialty seminar courses.

PhD, Louisiana State University, 1989

MS, University of South Carolina, 1985

BA, University of Virginia, 1983

Journal Articles

In Press

Weller, N. A., D. L. Childers, C. A. Sanchez, L. J. Turnbull and R. F. Upham. Aridland constructed treatment wetlands I: Macrophyte community effects on nitrogen uptake. Ecological Engineering

2015

Childers, D. L., M. L. Cadenasso, J. M. Grove, V. Marshall, B. McGrath and S. T. Pickett. 2015. An ecology for cities: A transformational nexus of design and ecology to advance climate change resilience and urban sustainability. Sustainability 7(4):3774-3791. DOI: 10.3390/su7043774. (link)

Hale, R. L., L. J. Turnbull, S. R. Earl, D. L. Childers and N. B. Grimm. 2015. Stormwater infrastructure controls runoff and dissolved material export from arid urban watersheds. Ecosystems 18(1):62-75. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-014-9812-2. (link)

McHale, M. R., S. T. Pickett, O. Barbosa, D. N. Bunn, M. L. Cadenasso, D. L. Childers, M. Gartin, G. R. Hess, D. M. Iwaniec, P. T. McPhearson, M. N. Peterson, A. K. Poole, L. Rivers III, S. T. Shutters and W. Zhou. 2015. The new global urban realm: Complex, connected, diffuse, and diverse social-ecological systems. Sustainability 7(5):5211-5240. DOI: 10.3390/su7055211. (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)

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

Childers, D. L., S. T. Pickett, J. M. Grove, L. A. Ogden and A. C. Whitmer. 2014. Advancing urban sustainability theory and action: Challenges and opportunities. Landscape and Urban Planning 125(2014):320-328. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2014.01.022. (link)

Collins, S. L. and D. L. Childers. 2014. Long-term ecological research and network-level science. EOS Transactions 95(33):293-304. DOI: 10.1002/2014EO330001. (link)

Hale, R. L., L. Turnbull, S. Earl, N. Grimm, K. Riha, G. Michalski, K. A. Lohse and D. Childers. 2014. Sources and transport of nitrogen in arid urban watersheds. Environmental Science & Technology 48(11):6211–6219. DOI: 10.1021/es501039t. (link)

Iwaniec, D. M., D. L. Childers, K. Vanlehn and A. Wiek. 2014. Studying, teaching and applying sustainability visions using systems modeling. Sustainability 6(7):4452-4469. DOI: 10.3390/su6074452. (link)

Koch, G. R., S. Hagerthey, D. L. Childers and E. Gaiser. 2014. Examining seasonally pulsed detrital transport in the coastal Everglades using a sediment tracing technique. Wetlands 54(1 Supple.):123-133. DOI: 10.1007/s13157-013-0388-y. (link)

Troxler-Gann, T. G., D. L. Childers and C. J. Madden. 2014. Drivers of decadal-scale change in the structure and function of southern Everglades wetland macrophyte communities. Wetlands 34(1 Supple.):81-90. DOI: 10.1007/s13157-013-0446-5. (link)

2013

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)

Troxler, T. G., E. Gaiser, J. Barr, J. D. Fuentes, R. Jaffe, D. L. Childers, L. Collado-Vides, V. H. Rivera-Monroy, E. Castaneda-Moya, W. Anderson, R. Chambers, M. Chen, C. Coronado-Molina, S. E. Davis, V. Engel, C. Fitz, J. Fourqurean, T. Frankovich, J. S. Kominoski, C. Madden, S. L. Malone, S. F. Oberbauer, P. Olivas, J. Richards, C. J. Saunders, J. Schedlbauer, L. Scinto, F. H. Sklar, T. Smith, J. M. Smoak, G. Starr, R. R. Twilley and K. R. Whelan. 2013. Integrated carbon budget models for the Everglades terrestrial-coastal-oceanic gradient: Current status and needs for inter-site comparisons. Oceanography 26(3):98-107. DOI: 10.5670/oceanog.2013.51. (link)

2012

Koch, G. R., D. L. Childers, E. E. Gaiser and T. Price. 2012. Hydrological conditions control P loading and aquatic metabolism in an oligotrophic, subtropical estuary. Estuaries and Coasts 35:292-307. DOI: 10.1007/s12237-011-9431-5. (link)

Metson, G. S., D. L. Childers and R. M. Aggarwal. 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., 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)

Troxler, T. G., M. Ikenaga, L. Scinto, J. N. Boyer, R. Condit, R. Perez, G. D. Gann and D. L. Childers. 2012. Patterns of soil bacteria and canopy community structure related to tropical peatland development. Wetlands 32:769-782. DOI: 10.1007/s13157-012-0310-z. (link)

Turnbull, L. J., B. P. Wilcox, L. Belnap, S. Ravi, S. D Odorico, D. L. Childers, W. Gwenzi, G. Okin, J. Wainwright, K. Caylor and T. Sankey. 2012. Understanding the role of ecohydrological feedbacks in ecosystem-state change in drylands. Ecohydrology 5:174-183. DOI: 10.1002/eco265. (link)

Wozniak, J. R., W. T. Anderson, D. L. Childers, E. E. Glaser, C. J. Madden and D. T. Rudnick. 2012. Potential N processing by southern Everglades freshwater marshes: Are Everglades marshes passive conduits for nitrogen?. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 96:60-68. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2011.08.024. (link)

2011

Childers, D. L., J. Corman, M. Edwards and J. J. Elser. 2011. Sustainability challenges of phosphorus and food: Solutions from closing the human phosphorus cycle. BioScience 61(2):117-124. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/bio.2011.61.2.6. (link)

Collins, S. L., S. R. Carpenter, S. M. Swinton, D. E. Orenstein, D. L. Childers, T. L. Gragson, N. B. Grimm, J. M. Grove, S. L. Harlan, J. P. Kaye, A. K. Knapp, G. P. Kofinas, J. J. Magnuson, W. H. McDowell, J. M. Melack, L. A. Ogden, G. P. Robertson, M. D. Smith and A. C. Whitmer. 2011. An integrated conceptual framework for social-ecological research. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9(6):351-357. (link)

Rivera-Monroy, V. H., R. R. Twilley, S. E. Davis III, D. L. Childers, M. Simard, R. Chambers, R. Jaffe, J. N. Boyer, D. T. Rudnick, K. Zhang, E. Castaneda-Moya, S. M. Ewe, R. M. Price, C. Coronado-Molina, M. Ross, T. J. Smith III, B. Michot, E. Meselher, W. Nuttle, T. G. Troxler and G. B. Noe. 2011. The role of the Everglades Mangrove Ecotone Region (EMER) in regulating nutrient cycling and wetland productivity in south Florida. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 41(S1):633-669. DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2010.530907. (link)

2010

Deng, Y., H. M. Solo-Gabriele, M. Laas, L. Leonard, D. L. Childers, G. He and V. Engel. 2010. Impacts of hurricanes on surface water flow within a wetland. Journal of Hydrology 392(3-4):164-173. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.08.004. (link)

He, G., V. Engel, L. Leonard, A. Croft, D. L. Childers, M. Laas, Y. Deng and H. M. Solo-Gabriele. 2010. Factors controlling surface water flow in a low-gradient subtropical wetland. Wetlands 30(2):275-286. DOI: 10.1007/s13157-010-0022-1. (link)

Troxler, T. G. and D. L. Childers. 2010. Biogeochemical contributions of tree islands to Everglades wetland landscape nitrogen cycling during seasonal inundation. Ecosystems 13:75-89. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-009-9302-0. (link)

2009

Babbitt, K. J., M. J. Baber, D. L. Childers and D. Hocking. 2009. Influence of agricultural upland habitat type on larval anuran assemblages in seasonally inundated wetlands. Wetlands 29(1):294-301. DOI: 10.1672/07-228.1. (link)

Troxler, T. G. and D. L. Childers. 2009. Litter decomposition promotes differential feedbacks in an oligotrophic southern Everglades wetland. Plant Ecology 200:69-82. DOI: 10.1007/s11258-008-9405-2. (link)

Wetzel, P. R., A. G. van der Valk, S. Newman, C. A. Coronado, T. G. Troxler-Gann, D. L. Childers, W. H. Orem and F. H. Sklar. 2009. Heterogeneity of phosphorus distribution in a patterned landscape, the Florida Everglades. Plant Ecology 200:83-90. DOI: 10.1007/s11258-008-9449-3. (link)

2008

Wozniak, J. R., D. L. Childers, W. T. Anderson, D. T. Rudnick and C. J. Madden. 2008. An in situ mesocosm method for quantifying nitrogen cycling rates in oligotrophic wetlands using 15N tracer techniques. Wetlands 28(2):502-512. DOI: 10.1672/07-29.1. (link)

2007

Davis III, S. E. and D. L. Childers. 2007. Importance of water source in controlling leaf leaching losses in a dwarf red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle L.) wetland. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 71(1-2):194-201. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2006.07.010. (link)

Noe, G. B. and D. L. Childers. 2007. Phosphorus budgets in Everglades wetland ecosystems: The effects of hydrology and nutrient enrichment. Wetlands Ecology and Management 15(3):189-205. DOI: 10.1007/s11273-006-9023-5. (link)

2006

Bazante, J., G. Jacobi, H. M. Solo-Gabriele, D. Reed, S. Mitchell-Bruker, D. L. Childers, L. Leonard and M. Ross. 2006. Hydrologic measurements and implications for tree island formation within Everglades National Park. Journal of Hydrology 329(3-4):606-619. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2006.03.011. (link)

Childers, D. L. 2006. A synthesis of long-term research by the Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program. Hydrobiologia 569(1):531-544. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-006-0154-8. (link)

Childers, D. L., D. M. Iwaniec, D. Rondeau, G. Rubio, E. Verdon and C. J. Madden. 2006. Responses of sawgrass and spikerush to variation in hydrologic drivers and salinity in southern Everglades marshes. Hydrobiologia 569(1):273-292. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-006-0137-9. (link)

Davis III, S. E., D. L. Childers and G. B. Noe. 2006. The contribution of leaching to the rapid release of nutrients and carbon in the early decay of wetland vegetation. Hydrobiologia 569(1):87-97. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-006-0124-1. (link)

Ewe, S. M., E. E. Gaiser, D. L. Childers, D. M. Iwaniec, V. H. Rivera-Monroy and R. R. Twilley. 2006. Spatial and temporal patterns of aboveground net primary productivity (ANPP) along two freshwater-estuarine transects in the Florida Coastal Everglades. Hydrobiologia 569(1):459-474. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-006-0149-5. (link)

Farber, S., R. Costanza, D. L. Childers, J. Erickson, K. Gross, J. M. Grove, C. Hopkinson, J. Kahn, S. Pincetl, A. Troy, P. S. Warren and M. Wilson. 2006. An ecosystem services framework that links science, values and environmental decision-making. BioScience 56(2):121-133.

Iwaniec, D. M., D. L. Childers, D. Rondeau and C. J. Madden. 2006. Effects of hydrologic and water quality drivers on periphyton dynamics in the southern Everglades. Hydrobiologia 569(1):273. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-006-0134-z. (link)

Leonard, L., A. Croft, D. L. Childers, S. Mitchell-Bruker and H. M. Solo-Gabriele. 2006. Characteristics of surface-water flows in the ridge and slough landscape of Everglades National Park: Implications for particulate transport. Hydrobiologia 569(1):5-22. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-006-0119-y. (link)

Maie, N., R. Jaffe, T. Miyoshi and D. L. Childers. 2006. Quantitative and qualitatuve aspects of dissolved organic carbon leached from senescent plants in an oligotrophic wetland. Biogeochemistry 78:285-314. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-005-4329-6. (link)

Rubio, G. and D. L. Childers. 2006. Controls on herbaceous litter decomposition in the estuarine ecotones of the Florida Everglades. Estuaries and Coasts 29(2):257-268. (link)

Saunders, C. J., M. Gao, J. A. Lynch, R. Jaffe and D. L. Childers. 2006. Using soil profiles of seeds and molecular markers as proxies for sawgrass and wet prairie slough vegetation in Shark Slough, Everglades National Park. Hydrobiologia 569:475-492. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-006-0150-z. (link)

Trexler, J., E. Gaiser and D. L. Childers. 2006. Interaction of hydrology and nutrients in controlling ecosystem function in oligotrophic coastal environments of South Florida. Hydrobiologia 569(1):1-2. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-006-0118-z. (link)

2005

Davis, S. M., D. L. Childers, J. J. Lorenz, H. R. Wanless and T. E. Hopkins. 2005. A conceptual model of ecological interactions in the mangrove estuaries of the Florida Everglades. Wetlands 25(4):832-842. DOI: 10.1672/0277-5212(2005)025[0832:ACMOEI]2.0.CO;2. (link)

1986

Hornbach, D. J. and D. L. Childers. 1986. Life-history variation in a stream population of Musculium partumeium (Bivalvia: Pisidiidae). Journal of the North American Benthological Society 5(263-271):. (link)

Book Chapters

2013

Childers, D. L., Z. Caple, C. Carlielle-Marquet, D. Cordell, V. Gerhart, D. M. Iwaniec and S. White. 2013. Future scenarios for the sustainable use of global phosphorus resources: P is for preferred (p)futures. In: Wyant, K. A., J. Corman and J. J. Elser eds., Phosphorus, Food, and Our Futures. Oxford Press.

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.

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. Corman and J. J. Elser eds., Phosphorus, Food, and Our Future. Oxford University Press.

2012

Childers, D. L. 2012. Phoenix, United States. Pp. 242-245 In: Beavis, S. G., M. L. Dougherty and T. Gonzales eds., The Bierkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability: The Americas and Oceania: Assessing Sustainability. Berkshire Publ.

2007

Knapp, A. K., J. M. Briggs, D. L. Childers and O. E. Sala. 2007. Estimating aboveground net primary production in grassland- and herbaceous-dominated ecosystems. Pp. 27-48 In: Fahey, T. J. and A. K. Knapp eds., Principles and Standards for Measuring Primary Production (Long-Term Ecological Research Network). Oxford University Press.

Posters

2015

Handler, A., A. Suchy, N. B. Grimm, M. M. Palta and D. L. Childers. 2015. Hydrologic and chemical connectivity between surface and soils in an urban accidental wetland: Implications for nitrogen removal. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

Handler, A. M., A. K. Suchy, N. B. Grimm, M. M. Palta, D. L. Childers and J. C. Stromberg. 2015. Hydrologic and chemical connectivity in urban accidental wetlands: Implications for nitrate removal. Poster presented at the Ecological Science at the Frontier: Celebrating the ESA Centennial 1915-2015, 9-14 August 2015, Baltimore, Maryland. (link)

MacNeille, B. and D. L. Childers. 2015. Exploring Phoenix’s urban phyllosphere. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

Ramos, J., P. Susanto and D. L. Childers. 2015. A new vegetation chamber to investigate the role of macrophytes in the CH4 and N2O gas fluxes from the Tres Rios constructed wetland in Phoenix, AZ. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

Suchy, A. K., D. L. Childers and J. C. Stromberg. 2015. Exploring the role of soil characteristics and plant traits as drivers denitrification in “accidental” urban wetlands in Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented at the Ecological Science at the Frontier: Celebrating the ESA Centennial 1915-2015, 9-14 August 2015, Baltimore, Maryland. (link)

Suchy, A., M. M. Palta, D. L. Childers and J. C. Stromberg. 2015. Small- and large-scale drivers of denitrification patterns in “accidental” urban wetlands in Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

2014

Carothers, W., C. Wise and D. Childers. 2014. How do people perceive waste in the Salt River?. Poster presented at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, April 28, 2014, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Ramos, J., E. J. Chapman and D. L. Childers. 2014. Spatial and temporal variability of annual greenhouse gas fluxes from a constructed wetland in an arid region. Poster presented at the 16th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientists Meeting, January 17, 2014, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

2013

Chapman, E. and D. L. Childers. 2013. Energy content and greenhouse gas emissions across a chronosequence of boreal peatlands. Poster presented at the Sustainable Pathways: Learning from the Past and Shaping the Future, 98th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, 4-9 August 2014, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (link)

Loza Morales, D. E., D. L. Childers, A. Evans, A. Evans, C. A. Sanchez and N. Weller. 2013. Macropyte decomposition rates in the Tres Rios constructed treatment wetland: Preliminary results. Poster presented at the 11 January 2013, 15th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting 2013, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

Ramos, J., E. J. Chapman, N. A. Weller and D. L. Childers. 2013. Trace gas fluxes from the Tres Rios wetllands project in Phoenix, AZ. Poster presented at the 11 January 2013, 15th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting 2013, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

Sanchez, C. A., D. L. Childers, L. J. Turnbull and N. A. Weller. 2013. The contribution of evapotranspiration to the annual water budget of an aridland urban wastewater treatment wetland. Poster presented at the 11 January 2013, 15th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting 2013, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

Weller, N. A., D. L. Childers and L. J. Turnbull. 2013. Plant community changes and related nutrient retention within an aridland constructed wastewater treatment wetland. Poster presented at the 11 January 2013, 15th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting 2013, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

2012

Sanchez, C. A., D. L. Childers, L. J. Turnbull, B. P. Warner and N. A. Weller. 2012. The contribution of evapotranspiration and evaporation to the water budget of a treatment wetland in Phoenix, AZ, USA. 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)

Weller, N. A., L. J. Turnbull and D. L. Childers. 2012. The influence of storm characteristics and catchment structure on particulate organic matter transport in an arid city. 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

Grimm, N. B., D. L. Childers, S. R. Earl, R. L. Hale and L. J. Turnbull. 2011. The dynamics of water in arid cities, Part III: Stormwater-mediated transport and retention of dissolved nutrients in urban catchments: Effects of infrastructure design, catchment size, and storm characteristics. Poster presented at the 7-12 August 2011 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Sanchez, C. A., D. L. Childers and L. J. Turnbull. 2011. The contribution of evapotranspiration and evaporation to the water budget of a treatment wetland in Phoenix, AZ, USA. Poster presented at the 7-12 August 2011 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Turnbull, L. J., D. L. Childers, R. L. Hale, E. R. Vivoni, S. R. Earl and N. B. Grimm. 2011. Ecosystem structure and hydrologic function of urban deserts. 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. (link)

Warner, B. P., D. L. Childers and L. J. Turnbull. 2011. Hydrology versus ecology: The effectiveness of constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment in a semi-arid climate. 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.

Weller, N. A., L. J. Turnbull and D. L. Childers. 2011. The influence of storm characteristics and catchment structure on particulate organic matter transport in an arid city. Poster presented at the 7-12 August 2011 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

2010

Turnbull, L. J., D. L. Childers, R. L. Hale and N. B. Grimm. 2010. Conceptualizing urban ecohydrological interactions and feedbacks. 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.

2009

Turnbull, L. J. and D. L. Childers. 2009. Arid urban ecohydrology over multiple spatial scales. Estes Park, CO. Poster presented at 14-16 September 20009 LTER All Scientists Meeting, Integrating Science and Society in a World of Constant Change.

Presentations

2015

Childers, D. L., P. Bois, C. A. Sanchez, D. Tallman and N. A. Weller. 2015. Turquoise infrastructure in cities: How a constructed treatment wetland provides key urban ecosystem services in Phoenix, AZ. Presentation at the Ecological Science at the Frontier: Celebrating the ESA Centennial 1915-2015, 9-14 August 2015, Baltimore, Maryland. (link)

Grove, J. M., R. R. Chowdhury, D. L. Childers, L. A. Ogden, A. Felson and E. Svendsen. 2015. Links between science, design and decision making in urban ecology: Best practice and its future refinement. Presentation at the Ecological Science at the Frontier: Celebrating the ESA Centennial 1915-2015, 9-14 August 2015, Baltimore, Maryland. (link)

Pickett, S. T., D. L. Childers, M. L. Cadenasso, M. J. McDonnell and W. Zhou. 2015. The evolution and future of urban ecological science. Presentation at the Ecological Science at the Frontier: Celebrating the ESA Centennial 1915-2015, 9-14 August 2015, Baltimore, Maryland. (link)

Ramos Jr, J., P. Susanto and D. L. Childers. 2015. A new vegetation chamber to investigate the role of macrophytes in the CH4 and N2O gas fluxes from constructed wetland in Phoenix, AZ. Presentation at the Ecological Science at the Frontier: Celebrating the ESA Centennial 1915-2015, 9-14 August 2015, Baltimore, Maryland. (link)

2014

Childers, D. L., S. T. Pickett and M. J. Davidson. 2014. Moving from the ecology of cities to ecology for cities: Integrating urban ecology, design, and decision-making for urban sustainability. Presentation at the From Oceans to Mountains, 99th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, 10-15 August 2014, Sacramento, California. (link)

2013

Childers, D. L., J. Hannan, J. Ramos, C. A. Sanchez, L. J. Turnbull and N. A. Weller. 2013. When plant-mediated water flows increase biogeochemical efficiency in an aridland urban treatment wetland, and pleasantly surprise the engineers. Presentation at the Sustainable Pathways: Learning from the Past and Shaping the Future, 98th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, 4-9 August 2013, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (link)

Childers, D. L., J. Hannan, C. A. Sanchez, L. J. Turnbull and N. A. Weller. 2013. A constructed treatment wetland provides key urban ecosystem services even in a hot, dry climate. Presentation at the Sustainable Pathways: Learning from the Past and Shaping the Future, 98th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, 4-9 August 2013, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (link)

2012

Childers, D. L. 2012. Ecosystem services and educational opportunities provided by an aridland wetland urban treatment wetland in Phoenix AZ. Invited presentation at the 3-8 June 2012, 9th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference: Wetlands in a Complex World, Orlando, FL.

Childers, D. L. 2012. Is phosphorus the Rodney Dangerfield of sustainability challenges?. Plenary presentation at the 15-16 February 2012 3rd University of Florida Water Institute Symposium, Gainesville, FL.

Childers, D. L., N. B. Grimm and B. L. Ruddell. 2012. Sustainability water demands to urban ecosystems in the southwestern United States. Symposium organizers, 9 August 2012, 97th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR.

Sanchez, C. A., D. L. Childers, L. J. Turnbull, B. P. Warner and N. A. Weller. 2012. The contribution of evapotranspiration to the water budget of an aridland urban treatment wetland. Presentation at the 7 June 2012 INTECOL International Wetlands Conference, Orlando, FL.

2011

Childers, D. L., S. R. Earl, N. B. Grimm, B. L. Ruddell, L. J. Turnbull and E. R. Vivoni. 2011. The dynamics of water in arid cities, Part I: Overview of the Central Arizona-Phoenix (CAP) LTER research at the water-climate nexus. Presentation at th 7-12 August 2011 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Childers, D. L., L. J. Turnbull, S. R. Earl and N. B. Grimm. 2011. Multi-scalar effects of urban stormwater infrastructure in a semi-arid urban catchment: Hydrologic responses. Presentation at the 2011 Meeting of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, San Juan, PR.

Collins, S. L., G. P. Robertson, D. R. Foster and D. L. Childers. 2011. Emergence and future role of long-term socio-ecological research for earth stewardship. Presentation at the SYMP 8 - Thirty Years of Earth Stewardship Research: Long-Term Matters 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.

Turnbull, L. J., D. L. Childers, S. R. Earl, N. B. Grimm and R. L. Hale. 2011. The dynamics of water in arid cities, Part II: Effects of stormwater infrastructure on dissolved and particle-bound nutrient transport across multiple spatial scales. Presentation at the 7-12 August 2011 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Turnbull, L. J., D. L. Childers, N. B. Grimm, S. R. Earl, R. L. Hale, A. Elrod and N. A. Weller. 2011. Multi-scalar effects of urban infrastructure in a semi-arid urban catchment: Nutrient retention and transport. Presentation at the 2011 Meeting of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, San Juan, PR.

Turnbull, L. J., R. L. Hale, S. R. Earl, N. B. Grimm and D. L. Childers. 2011. Effects of urban stormwater infrastructure on frequency, magnitude and scale characteristics of runoff, and their implications for the transport of particulate material in arid catchments. Presentation at the 2011 Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA.

2009

Childers, D. L. 2009. Everglades environmental history: Integrating ecological and historical approaches. Copenhagen, Denmark. Presentation at the World Congress on Environmental History.

Childers, D. L. 2009. How internal processes affect resilience to state change in high-disturbance wetland ecosystems. Maun, Botwsana. Presentation at the International Conference on Flood Pulsed Wetlands.

Childers, D. L. 2009. Indirect ecosystem services of water in aridland cities. Athens,GA. Invited presentation at the Ecological Society of America Millenium Conference.

Grove, M., N. B. Grimm, P. M. Groffman, L. Band, S. Gregory, S. T. Pickett, D. L. Childers and M. Pons. 2009. Metrology for aquatic urban systems: Comparisons of the French and US approach. Estes Park, CO. Working group organizer report presented at 14-16 September 2009 LTER All Scientist Meeting, Integrating Science and Society in a World of Constant Change.

Turnbull, L. J. and D. L. Childers. 2009. A theoretical approach to urban ecohydrology: Incorporating the role of humans as engineers of ecosystem change. Presentation at the 4-8 October 2009 AGU Chapman Conference on Examining Ecohydrological Feedbacks of Landscape Change Along Elevation Gradients in Semiarid Regions, Boise and Sun Valley, Idaho, USA.

2006

Childers, D. L. 2006. Coupling human and natural interactions in the dynamic coastal landscape of the Florida Coastal Everglades. Keynote presentation at the January 19, 2006 8th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Tempe, AZ.

2000

Grimm, N. B., L. Band and D. L. Childers. 2000. Human modifications of hydrologic cycles: Effects on nutrient dynamics at local and regional scales. Workshop presented at 2-4 August 2000, Long-Term Ecological Research: Unifying Principles and Global Applications, LTER All Scientists Meeting, Snowbird, UT.