Dan Cronan | Landscape Architecture | SUNY-ESF
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Dan CronanAssistant Professor

Dan Cronan


1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210


drcronan@esf.edu

Biographical Profile

Dan has focused on research and practice at multiple locations and scales including projects in China, Turkey, the U.S. Pacific Northwest and the Gulf Coast. He has currently aligned efforts on developing research and pedagogical approaches on various topics such as, a) landscape planning analysis, b) landscape scenario planning and Geodesign through applications of GIS, and c) urban sustainability best management practices. Dan’s previous research involves scenario modeling and planning which aligns stakeholder-driven, researcher-based trajectories of change for three active National Research Foundation (NSF) funded research projects: Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS), Genomics by Environment (GEM3) and a sub-award for land use Scenario Modeling. His work is comprised of an Alternative Futures Analysis which utilized stakeholder feedback (qualitative) to drive research-based models (quantitative) using a scenario modeling framework through various geospatial narratives and tools. These land use projections are intended to provide guidance for community planning and a framework for scenario development in socio-ecological systems. With SUNY ESF, Dan applies similar and novel concepts of scenario planning for urban sustainability within Northeast communities.

Education

Louisiana State University - 2007, B.L.A.

University of Oregon - 2017, M.L.A.

University of Idaho - 2022, Ph.D.

Selected Publications

Cronan, D., Kliskey, A. D., Griffith, D., Trammell, E. J., Villamor, G., Williams, P., & Lorentzen, C. (2018). Approaching the Nexus: An integrated approach for stakeholder engagement in Food, Energy, and Water Systems in Idaho’s Magic Valley. 2018, GC53F-1013. https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2018AGUFMGC53F1013C

Cronan, Daniel. (2019). The Nexus Studio: A Synergistic Pedagogical Approach for Integrating Research and Evaluating Learning within a Landscape Architecture Studio. Landscape Research Record, Engaged Scholarship, vol.8. The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, p.35-47.

Cronan, D., Kliskey, A., Trammell, J., Lorentzen, C., Griffith, D., & Williams, P. (2019). An Alternative Futures Approach to Green Infrastructure Planning for an Increasing Population. Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning, 6(1). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.7275/evjy-c088

Cronan, D., Trammell, E. J., & Kliskey, A. (Anaru). (2022). Images to Evoke Decision-Making: Building Compelling Representations for Stakeholder-Driven Futures. Sustainability, 14(5), 2980. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14052980

Cronan, D., Trammell, E. J., Kliskey, A. (Anaru), Williams, P., & Alessa, L. (2022). Socio-Ecological Futures: Embedded Solutions for Stakeholder-Driven Alternative Futures. Sustainability, 14(7), 3732. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14073732

Cronan, Daniel. (2023). The GEM3 Vertically Integrated Approach to a Geodesign Studio: Aligning Student Design-Thinking and Project Needs of a Transdisciplinary Project. Landscape Research Record, Evolving Norms, vol.11. The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, p.44-56.

Co-Authored Publications:

Zuidema, S., Cronan, D., Trammell, E. J., & Lammers, R. B. (2019). Plausible 21st century water management through stakeholder-driven modeling of a water-stressed, agricultural socio-economic system in the American West. 2019, GC43H-1406. https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2019AGUFMGC43H1406Z

Leytem, A. B., Williams, P., Zuidema, S., Martinez, A., Chong, Y. L., Vincent, A., Vincent, A., Cronan, D., Kliskey, A., Wulfhorst, J. D., Alessa, L., & Bjorneberg, D. (2021). Cycling Phosphorus and Nitrogen through Cropping Systems in an Intensive Dairy Production Region. Agronomy, 11(5), 1005. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11051005

Williams, P., Kliskey, A. A., Cronan, D., Trammell, E. J., de Haro-Martí, M. E., & Wilson, J. (2023). Constructing futures, enhancing solutions: Stakeholder-driven scenario development and system modeling for climate-change challenges. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 11, 1055547. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2023.1055547