Daniel G. Brown, Ph.D.

CLUS Advisory Council Member

Daniel G. Brown (PhD in Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is Professor and Corkery Family Director in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington. Previously, he served as a professor at the University of Michigan and held leadership positions in the School of Natural Resources and Environment (now School for Environment and Sustainability), including Associate Dean for Research and Interim Dean. His research, conducted over a 30+ year career and published in over 200 peer-reviewed papers, has aimed at understanding human-environment interactions through a focus on mapping and modeling how land-use and land-cover changes affect environmental and social outcomes, and the impacts of policies, demographics, and markets on these dynamics. In addition to these topics, his teaching has focused on GIS, spatial analysis and modeling. He has conducted field work at multiple locations in North America, Asia, and Africa. He has chaired the Land Use Steering Group and Carbon Cycle Steering Group and was a lead coordinating author for the third National Climate Assessment, all under the auspices of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program. In addition, he has served as a member of the NASA Land Cover and Land Use Change Science Team, as panelist for the National Research Council, NASA, EPA, USDA Forest Service, the National Science Foundation, and the European Research Council, and on the Editorial Boards for Landscape Ecology, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, and the Journal of Land Use Science. In 2009 he was elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.