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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: 102

Masters Students: 241

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 58

University Staff: 240

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 703

Scientific Publications: 1901

Presentations: 4321


Contact Information

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

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