Staff Profile

NameNILES, Daniel
AffiliationResearch Institute for Humanity and Nature
PositionAssociate Professor
Year of Birth1971
Academic CareerPh.D.(Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, Aug 1999-May 2007)
Seminar in College Teaching(Interdisciplinary Unit, Clark University, June-July 2006)
Certificate program in Wood Technology (3 of 4 semesters completed)(Laney College (Peralta Community College District, California), Jan 1998-May 1999, Jun-July 2000)
B.A. in Community Studies (High Honors)(University of California, Santa Cruz, Aug 1989-Mar 1994)
Professional CareerRIHN Communications Coordinator/PASONA(October 2008—March 2009)
RIHN Contract Worker(August 2008)
MINPAKU Visiting Researcher(1 June 2008—31 March 2009)
Lecturer, Department of Geography, Clark University(August—December 2006)
Editorial Assistant, The Geographical Review (June 2005—July 2006)
Research Assistant, Prof. Turner(August—December 2000)
Research Assistant, Profs. Turner and Kasperson(August—December 1999)
ESL Teacher(March 1998—January 1999)
Research Assistant, Professor Carter Wilson(August 1996—January 1997)
Higher DegreesPh.D.(Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, Aug 1999-May 2007)
B.A. in Community Studies (High Honors)(University of California, Santa Cruz, Aug 1989-Mar 1994)
Fields of SpecializationGeography
AwardsFull Tuition Fellowship, Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, 1999-2007
Biodiversity Conservation Award, Regional Environmental Council, Worcester, MA 2005
Pruser-Holtzsauer Award, Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, 2002
Community Service Award, City of San Francisco, CA 1995
Dean’s Undergraduate Award, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1994
Highest Honors, Department of Community Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1994
Senior Thesis Honors, Department of Community Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1994
Community Service Award, Crown College, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1994

 

Books

【Authored/Co-authored】

Niles, Daniel and Ken-ichi Abe 2015 Humanity and Nature in the Japanese Archipelago. RIHN

Daniel NILES 2012 Biocultural Diversity in Kyoto's Traditional Kaiseki Cuisine. RIHN (Pamphlet)

【Chapters/Sections】

Niles, Daniel 2009 Social movements: Slow places, fast movements and the making of contemporary rurality. L. Walter (ed.) Critical Food Issues: Society, Culture and Ethics,. Critical Food Issues: Problems and State-of-the-Art Solutions Worldwide. Volume 2: Society, Culture, and Ethics. Praeger Press, Santa Barbara, CA, pp.139-154.

D. Niles 2012 Water value, access, use, and control: Sociocultural contexts of water scarcity. B. R. Johnston, L. Hiwasaki, I. Klaver, A.Ramos, and V. Strang, editors; M. Barber and D. Niles, section eds (ed.) Water, Cultural Diversity, and Global Environmental Change. Springer/UNESCO, pp.221-224.

Daniel NILES and Godfrey BALDACCHINO 2011 Introduction: On Island Futures. G. Baldacchino and D. Niles (ed.) Island Futures: Conservation and Development Across the Asia-Pacific. Global Environmental Studies. Springer, pp.1-7.

D.Niles, M. Labban and C. Marcano 2003 Bretton Woods: Emergence of a global economic regime. Richard Peet (ed.) Bretton Woods:Emergence of a global economic regime. Unholy Trinity: The I.M.F, World Bank and W.T.O.. London: Zed Books, pp.27-55.

Editing

【Editing / Co-editing】

Niles, Daniel (ed.) 2017,06 . 2016-2017 NIHU Prospectus. NIHU,

Niles, Daniel (ed.) 2017,05 . 2016-17 RIHN Prospectus. RIHN,

B. R. Johnston, L. Hiwasaki, I. Klaver, A. Ramos, and V. Strang, editors; M. Barber and D. Niles, section eds. (ed.) 2012 Water, Cultural Diversity, and Global Environmental Change. Springer/UNESCO, 560pp.

Daniel NILES and D. SINHA (ed.) 2012 Environmental Humanics. RIHN Working Paper #2. RIHN,

Godfrey BALDACCHINO and Daniel NILES (ed.) 2011 Island Futures: Conservation and Development Across the Asia-Pacific Region. Global Environmental Studies. Springer,

Niles, Daniel (ed.) 2009 Regulating unknown common resources: Community-science collaboration around groundwater. RIHN, RHIN booklet on integrated water management in Sai

Niles, Daniel (ed.) 2009 Water: Integrative research on the universal element. RIHN, RIHN pamphlet

Niles, Daniel and R. J. Roff (ed.) 2008 Shifting agrifood systems: The contemporary geography of food and agriculture. special issue. GeoJournal, 85pp.

Niles, Daniel (ed.) RIHN Prospectus 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. RIHN, Describes phiosophy, structure and research of the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Papers

【Original Articles】

Niles, Daniel 2009 Moving beyond the orthodoxies in “sustainable agriculture”. Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology 33(3):421-452. (reviewed). (in Japanese, English)

NILES Daniel, ROTH Robin 2016,05 Conservation of traditional agriculture as living knowledge systems, not cultural relics. Journal of Resources and Ecology 7(3):231-236. (reviewed).

T. YASUNARI, D. NILES, M. TANIGUCHI, and D. CHEN 2013 ASIA: Proving Ground for Global Sustainability. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 5:288-292.

Daniel NILES and N. TACHIMOTO 2012 Science and the experience of nature. Environmental Humanics: RIHN Working Paper #2.

39 authors and D. NILES 2012 Summary of Results from the Second International Workshop on Assessments for IPBES. Summary of document UNEP/IPBES.MI/2/INF/10.

Niles, Daniel 2009,11 Edible Landscapes. Minpaku Anthropology Newsletter:16-18.

NILES, Daniel and R. J. Roff 2008 Shifting agrifood systems: The contemporary geography of food and agriculture; an introduction. GeoJournal 73(1):1-10. (reviewed).

【Review Articles】

Niles, Daniel 2016,01 Act Two: the Anthropocene. Humanity and Nature Newsletter 2016(58):10-11. (in Japanese)

D.Niles, M. Terada and E. Honda 2016 Anthropocene East Asia: The concept of the Anthropocene in the East Asian context. Concept piece for HKW 2017-2019 Anthropocene Curriculum..  http://www.anthropocene-curriculum.org/pages/root/related-projects/anthropocene-east-asia/

Niles, Daniel 2016 Sputnik for our time.. Editorial introducing contributions to the webpage documenting the seminar “Co-evolutionary Perspectives on the Technosphere” convened for The Anthropocene Campus II: Technosphere Issue, Haus der Kulturn der Welt (HKW), Berlin, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG). . (reviewed).  http://www.anthropocene-curriculum.org/pages/root/campus-2016/co-evolutionary-perspectives-on-the-technosphere/

Abe, K. and Niles, D. 2015 Interview with C.W. Nicol. Humanity and Nature Newsletter 53(March). (in Japanese)

Niles, Daniel 2014 Talking with Cats in the Night: Summary of a set of lectures by Sander van der Leeuw (in Japanese). Humanity and Nature Newsletter 47(March ). (in Japanese)

Niles, Daniel 2014 TD = ? Review of Manifesto of Transdisciplinarity by B. Nicolescu. Humanity and Nature Newsletter 52(January). (in Japanese)

Daniel NILES 2009,03 "The Global Food Economy". Annals, Association of American Geographers 99(3):639-640.

Daniel NILES 2003 Humanity and Society. Empire 26(3):360-363.

Research Presentations

【Oral Presentation】

Niles, Daniel Agriculture in the Anthropocene: The A-words. . Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers, 2017,04,08, Boston, USA.

Niles, Daniel Essential elements: Tracing the tangible and intangible in landscapes.. Habitscape on Terra: Towards a mesological understanding of humanity and nature; Research colloquium on the themes of A. Berque’s “Histoire de l’habitat ideal”, 2017,03,16, RIHN, Kyoto.

Niles, Daniel Future Earth, Anthropocene Imaginaries, and Asia.. The 5th Workshop on Future Earth in Asia, hosted by the Regional Centre for Future Earth in Asia, 2017,01,23-2017,01,24, RIHN, Kyoto.

Niles, Daniel Anthropocene, material culture and environmental knowledge.. “Long-Term Sustainability through Place-Based, Small-Scale Economies” Final Project Meeting, 2017,01,08-2017,01,09, RIHN, Kyoto.

Niles, Daniel Conservation of living agricultural heritage: significance for the FEAST project.. FEAST Project Annual Assembly, 2017,01,07-2017,01,08, RIHN, Kyoto.

Niles, Daniel The Anthropocene as epistemological opportunity.. Landscapes of the Anthropocene; EHESS/RIHN International Colloquium, 2016,12,05-2016,12,08, Paris, France.

Niles, Daniel Living models of environmental knowledge.. Modeling Challenges for Sustainability: Future Earth Workshop for the project “Linking earth-system and socio-economic models to predict and manage changes in land use and biodiveristy”, 2016,09,28-2016,09,30, Kyoto, Japan. Sander van der Leeuw, Organizer.

Niles, Daniel Coevolutionary Approaches to the Technosphere: Material culture as a form of environmental knowledge.. Coevolutionary Approaches to the Technosphere; seminar of Anthropocene Campus II: Technosphere Issue, Haus der Kulturn der Welt (HKW), 2016,04,16, Berlin, Germany.

Niles, Daniel Coevolutionary Approaches to the Technosphere: Agriculture and environment.. Coevolutionary Approaches to the Technosphere; seminar of Anthropocene Campus II: Technosphere Issue, Haus der Kulturn der Welt (HKW), 2016,04,15, Berlin, Germany.

Daniel NILES, Adam Labuen, Emma Burns, Juna Kurihara Visual communication in science: The art behind the article. RIHN Danwakai Seminar, 2014,12,16, RIHN.

Daniel NILES Biocultural perspectives on Japanese landscape histories and futures. Linking Biological and Cultural Diversity in Europe: 1st European Conference for the Implementation of the UNESCO-SCBD Joint Programme on Biological and Cultural Diversity., 2014,04,08-2014,04,11, University of Florence.

Daniel NILES Development and/or Diveristy? Water as a managed resource (session chair). International Symposium: Water, Cultural Diversity and Global Environmental Change: Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures? Co-organized by RIHN, UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme and United Nations University-Institute for Advanced Studies., 2009,10,01-2009,10,03, Kyoto, Japan.

Daniel NILES What future for traditional landscapes? Thoughts on the contemporary sato-yama landscape in Japan.. 14th International Conference of Historical Geographers, 2009,08,23-2009,08,27, Kyoto University.

Daniel NILES Rural Landscape II. (session chair). 14th International Conference of Historical Geographers, 2009,08,23-2009,08,27, Kyoto University.

Daniel NILES With T. Kurata and C. Umetsu Introduction to RIHN. In: Synthesizing knowledge of the natural and social sciences and humanities: Experience at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature. Session 1: Humanistic Approaches to Integration. Open Meeting of the International Human Dimensions Programme, 2009,04,26-2009,04,30, Bonn, Germany.

Daniel NILES Science communication and society: A case for humanism in the natural sciences. Asia-Pacific Chapter Annual Meeting, 2009,02,12-2009,02,15, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Daniel NILES The concept of “demand” and the imaginary territories of future agriculture. Conference of the Association of American Geographers, 2007,04,17-2007,04,21, San Francisco, CA.

Daniel NILES Is there no alternative agriculture? Conflicting visions of agricultural sustainability. Joint Conference of the Association for the Study of Food and Soceity and the Society for the Study of Agriculture and Human Values, 2006,06,07-2006,06,10, Boston, MA.

Daniel NILES A country peoples' way? The vision and tactics of a contemporary transnational social movement. Conference of the Association of American Geographers, 2006,03,07-2006,03,11, Chicago, IL.

Daniel NILES The small farmers’ movement has gone global!. North East Organic Farmers' Association, August 2005, Amherst, MA.

Daniel NILES Slow places, fast movements: The progressive rural social movements. Conference of the Association of American Geographers, 2003,03,04-2003,03,08, New Orleans, LA.

【Poster Presentation】

ABE, K., D. Niles, S. McCauley, and D. Sinha Asia: Proving Ground for Global Sustainability. Planet Under Pressure, 2012,03,25-2012,03,29, London.

【Invited Lecture / Honorary Lecture / Panelist】

Niles, Daniel . First KLASICA International Case Studies Symposium on Collective behavior change toward sustainable futures in Asian and Pacific Island and isolated communities., 2016,11,21-2016,11,24, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. (Invited Workshop)

Niles, Daniel The Anthropocene Agenda-Setting Workshop. Special joint workshop of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin), Haus der Kulturn der Welt (Berlin), and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (Potsdam), 2016,07,05-2016,07,06, IASS, Potsdam, Germany. (Invited Workshop)

Niles, Daniel . Assessing resilience and ecosystem goods and services of GIAHS in selected rice systems in China and the Philippines, 2016,05,16-2016,05,19, Beijing, China. (Invited Workshop)

Daniel NILES Invited expert. Building Resilience with Common Capital: Managing Shared Resources: Meeting the Challenges of a Rapidly Modernizing World under Climate and Ecosystems Change. Series of workshops on the New Commons organized by the Asia-Pacific Network, DIVERSITAS, UNU-IHDP, UNU-ISP. , 2012,01,23-2012,01,25, United Nations University.

Daniel NILES Invited 'Young Scientist'. Expert Panel on the International Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES): Proposal Drafting Workshop, 2011,07,25-2011,07,29, United Nations University, Tokyo.

Daniel NILES Discussant. Long-Term Sustainability through Place-Based, Small-Scale Economies, 2015,01,12-2015,01,13, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature.

Daniel NILES Invited participant, discussant. Long-Term Sustainability thought Place-Based, Small-Scale Economies, 2014,09,27-2014,09,29, University of California, Berkeley.

Daniel NILES Invited Participant. International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition, 2014,09,18-2014,09,19, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy.

Niles, Daniel Invited participant. RIHN/CIFOR Workshop on 'Resource Securitization' , 2014,05,16, Centre for International Forestry Research, Bogor, Indonesia.

Daniel NILES Invited Expert. Steering and Scientific Committee Meeting, 2014,04,28-2014,04,29, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy.

Daniel NILES, K. ABE Monitoring and Evaluation: Development and Conservation in GIAHS:. GIAHS Scientific and Steering Committee Meeting, 2014,04,28-2014,04,29, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy.

Daniel NILES Expert, Discussant, Rapporteur. GIAHS Forum 2013: Contribution of Agricultural Heritage towards a Sustainable World, 2013,05,29-2013,06,01, Hotel Aenokaze, Wakura Onsen, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan.

Daniel NILES Expert, Rapporteur. Scientific and Steering Committee Meeting, 2012,10,29-2012,10,30, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy.

Daniel NILES Communicating integrative environmental research. Japan-Germany Workshop on Integrated Environmental Research, 2010,03,14-2010,03,15, Potsdam, Germany.

Daniel NILES Looking forward, thinking backward: Japan's traditional landscapes in the age of resource scarcity. Guest seminar, Department of Geography, 2010,03,05, Singapore National University.

Daniel NILES Island development in local and global contexts (discussant comments). The Futurability of Islands: Beyond Endemism and Vulnerability. The 3rd RIHN International Symposium, 2008,10,22-2008,10,23, Kyoto, Japan.

Daniel NILES Un agrarianismo contemporaneo en el siglo 21?. Gastronomia como patrimonio cultural de los pueblos y la soberania alimentaria. 1st International Festival of Gastronomy, Museo de Bellas Artes, 2007,10,31-2007,11,04, Caracas, Venezuela.

Daniel NILES El concepto de la demanda y el teritorio imaginario de la agricultura sostentable. Gastronomia como patrimonio cultural de los pueblos y la soberania alimentaria. 1st International Festival of Gastronomy, Universidad Experimental de Yaracuy, 2007,10,31-2007,11,04, Yaracuy, Venezuela.

Daniel NILES Native seeds in the city: Planting Mexican corn in Worcester. Invited talk and planting project for YouthGrow, Urban Garden Resources of Worcester, 2005,07,15, Worcester, MA.

Daniel NILES The peasants' way: Geography and contemporary rural social movements. College of the Atlantic, 2005,04,15, Bar Harbor, ME.

Daniel NILES Food and farmers, agriculture and politics. Clark University (invited class presentation), Professor J. Emel, 2005,04,04, Worcester, MA.