I am Dr. David Steen (e-mail) and I am a wildlife ecologist and Assistant Research Professor. Most of my research describes how humans affect wildlife populations, assemblages, and habitats (purposely and otherwise). However, I also like to participate in studies that generate new natural history information for species we don't know much about. I maintain this blog because I feel public education and outreach about wildlife ecology and conservation is important and hopefully helps foster an appreciation of wildlife and natural landscapes as well as a better understanding of how we study them.
I received my degrees from the University of New Hampshire (B.S., 2001), SUNY-ESF (M.S., 2003), and Auburn University (Ph.D., 2011) and I have conducted wildlife research throughout the eastern United States. You can follow me on Twitter and like this blog on Facebook.