David S. Wilcove


Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School<br>Director, Program in Environmental Studies

Affiliated Faculty

 446 Robertson Hall




My primary interest is the conservation of biodiversity, with a particular focus on endangered species. Although much of my research focuses on scientific issues associated with the identification, protection, and management of important habitats and ecosystems, I am also keenly interested in the U.S. Endangered Species Act and other laws that protect wildlife. In particular, I have investigated the scientific underpinnings and on-the-ground effectiveness of the Endangered Species Act, both as it is currently written and in the context of ongoing debates regarding its reauthorization.