DeWitt Wallace Professor of Biology (MFSEO)
Terrestrial ecology and animal behavior


Professor Davis is an internationally recognized ecologist.  He has authored more than fifty articles and book chapters, being the primary author on all but four of the publications.   His work has been cited more than five thousand times.  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.  Over the years he has involved more than eighty students in his research.  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