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Dawn Childs

Night dive on the Great Barrier Reef


  • MS Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 2008
  • BA Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 1994


I have degrees from Virginia Tech in Natural Resources and Urban Affairs & Planning. Go Hokies. It's my 3rd year with USGS. I live on the Blue Ridge mountains, but my heart is on a barrier island in North Carolina.

Research Interests

Nature and wildlife photography, creative science writing.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 249

Phd Students: 143

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 247

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 680

Scientific Publications: 1936

Presentations: 4251


Contact Information

Tel: (571) 643 - 1922 Personal Web Site:

Links of Interest

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey