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)