WWS’ David Wilcove Recognized by Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute
David Wilcove, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and public affairs, has been named a 2011 Pioneers of Science Award recipient by the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) in Buffalo, New York. The award recognizes individuals who live, or have lived, in Western New York and are selected based on the significance of their contributions to their respective fields. Wilcove, who grew up in Buffalo, was recognized for his work as an ecologist.
The Hauptman-Woodward Institute is an internationally-renowned independent, non-profit facility specializing in life-altering research. A team of more than 75 members is committed to improving human health through the study of the causes of diseases, as well as potential therapies, at their fundamental molecular level. HWI is located at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
At the Wilson School, Wilcove focuses on developing innovative ways to protect biodiversity in North America, Southeast Asia, East Africa, and other regions, blending ecology and public policy. He is the author of two books, as well as scientific publications, book chapters, and articles dealing with the conservation of biological diversity, endangered species, ornithology, island biogeography, and conservation policy. In 2001, he received the Distinguished Service Award of the Society for Conservation Biology. In 1990, he was one of ten scientists awarded a Pew Scholarship in Conservation and the Environment. Prior to joining the Princeton faculty, he was senior ecologist at the Environmental Defense Fund in Washington, DC.