Mark Davis

DeWitt Wallace Professor and Chair
Terrestrial ecology and animal behavior

Olin-Rice Science Center, 219
Telephone: 651-696-6102


Professor Davis is an internationally recognized ecologist.  He has received more than $800,000 in research funding from the National Science Foundation, which has supported the summer research of more than fifty Macalester students.  During the past ten years, he has focused his research and writing on invasive species.  His book on this topic, Invasion Biology, was published by Oxford University Press in January 2009.  Davis teaches Ecology, one of the courses in the Department’s core sequence, as well as courses in animal behavior and ecology, plant systematic and ecology, and conservation biology.  He received the College Science Teacher of the Year award from the Minnesota Academy of Science in 1995 and the Thomas Jefferson Award from Macalester in 2004.

  • AB: Harvard University, 1972
  • EdM: Harvard University, 1974
  • PhD: Dartmouth College, 1981