David Koons

Fulbright-University of Exeter Scholar Award

Professor David Koons is the James C. Kennedy Endowed Chair of Wetland & Waterfowl Conservation at Colorado State University. He is a population ecologist with > 20 years of experience studying migratory birds. His additional interests include natural resource management, population dynamics, life history evolution, and aging. He is also a decorated educator with extensive experience advising students and teaching both quantitative and field courses. Before his most recent position, Professor Koons was on the faculty at Utah State University where he was awarded several teaching awards and in 2013 he received the Robins Award for best researcher across all disciplines. He conducted post-doctoral research at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Germany, attained a Ph.D. degree from Auburn University, and attained M.S. and B.S. degrees from Montana State University. He is also a proud member of the British Ecological Society.