David S. Wilcove joined the Princeton faculty on November 1, 2001 as Professor of Public Affairs and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the Woodrow Wilson School.
From 1991-2001, Dr. Wilcove served as Senior Ecologist at Environmental Defense in Washington, DC where he focused on developing economically and scientifically sound policies for protecting endangered species.
Previous experience includes Senior Ecologist for The Wilderness Society (1986-1991), where he developed the scientific foundation for the Society's arduous and successful campaign to protect the ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest. While there, he represented the environmental community on the Interagency Spotted Owl Scientific Committee, a group whose recommendations largely determined the direction of the Clinton Administration's forest plan for the Northwest. Prior to joining Environmental Defense, he was a Research Scientist in Zoology for The Nature Conservancy (1985-1986).
He has served on the board of directors of the RARE Center for Tropical Conservation, the American Bird Conservatory, the Society for Conservation Biology, and on the editorial boards of Conservation Biology and Ecological Applications.
Dr. Wilcove is the author of The Condor's Shadow: The Loss and Recovery of Wildlife in America (1999), and numerous scientific publications, book chapters, and popular articles dealing with conservation biology, endangered species, biogeography, and ornithology. He is an avid bird watcher and a mediocre runner and swimmer.
A 1980 graduate of Yale University, David Wilcove holds advanced degrees from Princeton University (M.A., Biology, 1982 and Ph.D., Biology, 1985).
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