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Benjamin Blonder

Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4501

Benjamin Blonder is an ecologist who is focusing his research on plant response to global change, past and present. He was previously a Natural Environment Research Council independent research fellow with the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford, England. He was also a visiting researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway; the University of Copenhagen, Denmark; and Aarhus University, Denmark.

Blonder is also interested in improving science education through experiential approaches. He co-founded the University of Arizona Sky School, a program that provides inquiry-based outdoor science education to K-12 students throughout the southwest. He also served an AmeriCorps State member in central Idaho teaching middle school science.



PhD, 2014 - University of Arizona (ecology and evolutionary biology)

BA, 2008 - Swarthmore College (physics)

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 423Population & Community Ecology
BIO 591Seminar
BIO 598Special Topics