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David Wilcove

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Princeton Environmental Institute
  • Woodrow Wilson School
Position: PEI Faculty/Associated Faculty
Title(s): Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School. Co-Director, Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP).
  • Environmental - Conservation
  • Environmental - Ecology
  • Environmental - Policy
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Grand Challenges
  • Grand Challenges - Climate & Energy
  • Grand Challenges - Development
  • Grand Challenges - Health
Office: 446 Robertson Hall
Phone: 609-258-7118
David Wilcove

Research Interests

Conservation of biodiversity; impact of palm oil agriculture in Southeast Asia; preservation of endemic plants and animals of the Florida scrub ecosystem; insect migration; response of invasive weeds in the United States to climate change; conservation of migratory species; environmental policy.

PEI Research/Program Affiliations

  • ENV Executive Committee
  • Grand Challenges Faculty


  • ENV 201: Fundamentals of Environmental Studies: Population, Land Use, Biodiversity and Energy

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