Indiana University Bloomington
Prof. Dr. Craft is the Janet Duey Professor of Rural Land Policy in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he teaches courses in Wetlands Ecology, Restoration Ecology, Applied Ecology and Environmental Science. He received degrees from the University of North Carolina-Asheville (BA, Biology), University of Tennessee (MS, Ecology) and North Carolina State University (PhD, Soil Science). Professor Craft has 35+ years of experience working in inland freshwater and coastal wetlands. His research interests include wetland restoration, agricultural and urban wetlands, nutrient enrichment & eutrophication, carbon sequestration, and effects of climate change. His research projects span the eastern, Midwest and western U.S., Europe and China. Chris is a founding member (since 2000) of the NSF Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research program and, since 2012, serves on its Executive Committee. Since 2010, Professor Craft is a Visiting Professor for Senior International Scientists of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. From 2008 to 2009, he served as President of the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS), an international organization that promotes sound wetland science, education and management. In 2012, Professor Craft received the National Wetlands Award for Science Research sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute, Washington DC.