Don Canfield

Don Canfield

Campusvej 55

5230 Odense M


Phone: 65502751Mobile: 52885230

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Curriculum vitae

Name: Donald E. Canfield

Born November 14, 1957

Nationality: American

Present position Professor of Ecology, Institute of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M, Denmark
Tel.: +45 65 50 27 51, Fax: 45 65 93 04 57

Education B.S. in chemistry 1979, Miami University;
M.Phil. 1984, and Ph.D 1988 in Geochemistry, Yale University, New Haven.

Professional Experience:

Assistant in Research. 1982-1987, Yale University.
Visiting Assistant Professor. Sept. 1987-May 1988, Univ. of Michigan.
Research Affiliate. May 1988-Nov. 1988, Yale University.
NRC Research Associate. Nov. 1988-July 1991, NASA-Ames.
Visiting Scientist. May 1990-Sept. 1990, Univ. of Århus, Denmark.
Visiting Lecturer. August 1991-Dec. 1991, Univ. of Århus, Denmark.
Assistant Professor. Jan 1992-May 1995, Georgia Institute of Technology.
BAT 1b scientist (permanent position). Sept. 1993-Nov. 1996 Max Planck for Marine Microbiology, Bremen.
Professor of Ecology, Odense University, Denmark. Nov. 1, 1996-present.
Co-director, Danish Center for Earth System Science (DCESS). December 1997-2005.
Director, Nordic Center for Earth Evolution (NordCEE). 2005-2015
VILLUM Investigator, July 2017 - present.

Funded research:

Ancient Sulfur Biogeochemistry (5/92-4/95) NASA. 246,000 USD.
Biological and Chemical Dynamics of the Oxic/Anoxic Interface (1/97-12/99) Danish National Science Council.
1,900,000 Dkr.
Danish Center for Earth System Science (12/97-12/2002) Danish National Research Foundation (w/ Gary Shaffer and J. Ray Bates). 50,000,000 Dkr.
On-line nitrate analysis machine (Nov. 2002) Danish National Research Council, 300,000 Dkr.
Danish Center for Earth System Science (12/2002-12/2005) Danish National Research Foundation, 9,000,000 Dkr.
Nordic Center for Earth Evolution (1/8/2005-31/7/2010) Danish National Research Foundation, 40,000,000 Dkr.
OXYGEN (1/4/2011-31/3/2016) ERC Advanced Grant, 2,500,000 Euros.
VILLUM Investigator Grant (1/7 2017 - 30/6 2023), 37.861.450 DKK

Special recognition:

NRC Postdoctoral fellowship (1988-1991), NASA-Ames Research Center
The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters (foreign member, elected 2002)
ISI Highly-cited researcher, Geosciences
Paper (Canfield et al Science, 2007) chosen as top Danish Science breakthrough in 2007
Fellow of the Geochemical Society and European Association of Geochemists (2007)
National Academy of Sciences of the United States (2007)
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (2007)
Fellow of the American Association of Microbiologists (AAM) (2008)
Vladimir Vernadsky Prize, EGU (2010)
Urey Award, EAG (2011)

Professional activities Member of Geochemical Society :

Member of ASLO
Member of American Geophysical Union
Associate Editor of American Journal of Science (1989-present)
Associate Editor of Limnology and Oceanography (1997-2002)
Editor of Geobiology (2003-present)
Associated Editor of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2001-2006)
Editorial Advisor of Aquatic Microbial Ecology (1996-2006)
Editorial Board of Chemical Geology (2004-present)


Teacher of undergraduates and graduates in the Life History of the Earth class - BB67, BB502, Experimental Ecology – BB15, and Microbial Ecology – BBP84.