Benjamin Blonder is an ecologist focusing on plant response to climate change, past and present. He previously was assistant professor at Arizona State University's School of Life Sciences. He also has been a Natural Environment Research Council independent research fellow at the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford. He has also been a visitor at the Center for Macroecology, Evolution, and Climate (Copenhagen University), the Ecoinformatics & Biodiversity Group (Aarhus University) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
He is interested in improving science education through experiential approaches, and as such co-founded and currently works with the University of Arizona Sky School, a program that provides inquiry-based outdoor science education to K-12 students throughout the southwest.