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David Wilcove

David Wilcove

David S. Wilcove is a professor of ecology, evolutionary biology and public affairs at Princeton University. His work focuses on the impacts of farming, logging, hunting, climate change and other human activities on biodiversity.  He and his graduate students and post doctorates have studied these issues around the world, from New Zealand to the Amazon Basin and from Siberia to Borneo.

Prior to joining Princeton’s faculty in 2001, he was a senior scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund, The Wilderness Society and The Nature Conservancy. He is the author of two books, "No Way Home: The Decline of the World’s Great Animal Migrations (2007)” and “The Condor’s Shadow: The Loss and Recovery of Wildlife in America (1999),” as well as of many technical and popular articles in the fields of conservation biology, ornithology and wildlife conservation.

Wilcove has received awards from the Society for Conservation Biology, Defenders of Wildlife, the Pew Foundation, The Wildlife Society and the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his doctorate from Princeton University.

In addition to his role as a board member of the Doris Duke Foundation, Wilcove serves or has served on the boards of directors of the Society for Conservation Biology, Rare, American Bird Conservancy, Natural Areas Association, Galapagos Conservancy and the New Jersey Audubon Society, among other organizations.