Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL

 
Date of Birth 2 June 1955
Place of Birth Sacramento, California
Married To Amy Reed McCune, 26 April 1986
Children Katharine Reed, born 30 October 1991
Virginia Elizabeth, born 30 October 1991

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, August 1983
B.S.c. in Zoology, University of California, Davis, June 1977
   

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2002- Professor and Faculty Curator of Birds, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University
1994-2001 Associate Professor and Faculty Curator of Birds, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University
1995 Visiting Scientist, Department of Zoology, University of Washington
1988-1994 Assistant Professor and Curator of Birds, Section of Ecology and Systematics, Division of Biological Sciences, Cornell University
1992 Visiting Professor, "Behavioral, Life History, and Population Ecology," 1st International Course in Desert Ecology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (with L. Real, D. Cohen, A. Kaiser)
1986-1988 Postdoctoral Associate, Section of Ecology and Systematics, Cornell University (Sponsor: P. Sherman)
1985-1986 Lecturer in Ecology; Evolution; and Ornithology, Section of Ecology and Systematics, Cornell University
1984-1985 Postdoctoral Fellow, Edward Grey Institute, Oxford University, England (Sponsor: J. Krebs)
1983-1984 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Zoology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (Sponsor: M. Andersson)
1978-1981 Teaching Assistant and Associate, University of California, Berkeley: Embryology, Natural History, Population Ecology, General Biology
1975-1977 Peer Advisor in Zoology, Advising Services, University of California, Davis
1975 Ornithologist, U.S. Forest Service
1974-1975 Ornithologist, Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge
   

AWARDS AND HONORS

2007-2012 Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow
2006 Elected Councilor, American Ornithologist's Union Steering Committee Member, e-bird National Science Foundation International Research Network on ecology and endocrinology of birds
2005 External Ph.D. Examiner for Mary Stapleton (Professor Raleigh Robertson), Department of Biology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
2004 Chosen as Most Influential Faculty Member by an undergraduate student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University
2002 Recipient of the Faculty Excellence in Research Mentoring Award. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences award is in recognition of excellence in mentoring undergraduate students in independent research.
2000 Member, Organizing Committee, "Birds of Two Worlds: Advances in the Ecology and Evolution of Temperate-Tropical Migration Systems," an international meeting held Spring 2002, Smithsonian Institution
1998 Fellow, American Ornithologists' Union
1993 Selected as Co-Convener of Symposium of Phylogeny and Ecology, International Ornithological Congress, Vienna, Austria
1992 Jacob Blaustein Professor, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
1991 Chosen as Most Influential Faculty Member by Laura Panko, Merrill Presidential Scholar, Cornell University
1989 Elected Member, American Ornithologists' Union
1986 Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Science Foundation
1984 NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Science Foundation
1983 Thord Gray Fellowship
  American-Scandinavian Foundation Travel Fellowship
  Fulbright Commission of Sweden
1982 University of California Regent's Fellowship
  Marcia Brady Tucker Travel Award, American Ornithologists' Union
1981 University of California Regent's Fellowship
  Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Zoology, University of California, Berkeley
  Northern Chapter, Cornell Ornithological Society: Vice President, 1978-1980; President, 1989-1983
1977 Departmental Citation in Zoology and Graduation with Highest Honors, University of California, Davis
   

GRANTS RECEIVED

2007-2012 PIRE: "Golondrinas de las Americas: Integrated Pan-American Research and Training in Organisms and Environments," National Science Foundation, 5 years with C. B. Cooper, E. E. Inigo-Elias and I. J. Lovette (Cornell) and D. R. Ardia (Franklin and Marshall College).
2007-2012 LTREB: "Predicting the Responses of Swallows and Their Insect Prey to Climate Change." National Science Foundation, 5 years.
2007-2009 "Holistic Power Harvesting Systems," National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program, 2 years, with E. Garcia (Project Director) and A. Purgue.
2006-2008 SGER: "Completing the Rehousing of the Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates Bird and Mammal Collections, National Science Foundation, 2 years with K. S. Bostwick [Project Director], I. J. Lovette and A. R. McCune.
2005-2008 "Miniature Radio Tag for Animal Radio Tracking," National Science Foundation, 2 years ($551, 124) with K. Fristrup and A. Purgue.
2002-2008 "The Ecological and Organismal Basis for Early-Season Life History Variation in Tree Swallows Tachycineta bicolor, National Science Foundation, 5 years ($301, 150).
2001-2003 "The Dispersal of Avian Ecosystem Services in a Changing Global Environment: EPA CR 829374010, 2 years ($50,000).
2001-2002 "Hill Bank Bird Studies," Park Foundation, 1 year, $7,550.
2001 "An Assessment of the Potential of Bats and Swallows as Biological Control Agents for Agricultural Insect Pests in New York State," Organic Agriculture Program/Toward Sustainability Foundation. 1 year special ($6,000 with J. W. Hermanson and B. R. Laniewicz).
2000-2001 "Long-Term Study of Mangrove Swallows and Their Prey at the Hill Bank Field Station of the Programme for Belize," Park Foundation, 1 year, $29, 500.
1997-2000 "The Fine-Scale Movements and Conservation Biology of Forest Birds," McIntire-Stennis Project NYC-183561, USDA, 3 years ($75,000 with K. M. Fristrup and T. A. Gavin).
1996-2001 "Cornell Nest Box Network," National Science Foundation, Informal Science Education, 5 years ($1,305,765 with A. A. Dhondt, R. E. Bonney, Jr. and J. W. Fitzpatrick).
1996-1999 "Parent-Offspring Conflict and Communication in Bird Nestlings," United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation, 3 years ($35,100 to A. Lotem first year; DWW travel only).
1992-1996 "The Seasonal Decline in Avian Clutch Size: Parental Condition or Environmental Deterioration?" National Science Foundation, 3 years, $209,870.
1992-1995 "Curatorial Upgrade and Computerization of the Cornell Ornithological Collection: (with K. J. McGowan)
1988-1997 "Tree Swallow Predation Upon Aerial Insects," USDA Hatch Project, 9 years, $41,400.
1991 "The Nests, Diets and Phylogeny of Southern African Swallows," American Philosophical Society, 1 month $3,570.
1990-present Dissertation Improvement Grants for my students Sarah Sargent, David Haskell, Corey Freeman-Gallant, Gary Langham, Justin Schuetz and Rebecca Safran, National Science Foundation, 12 years total, $50,259.
1986-1988 "Past Investment or Expected Payoffs? The Determination of Parental Investment in the Tree Swallow;" Whithall Foundation, 3 years, $33,888.
1986-1987 "The California Gull and Snowy Plover Populations of Mono Lake, California," Community and Organization Research Institute, University of California, 2 years, $30,000.
   

GRADUATE FIELD MEMBERSHIPS

Applied Mathematics
Conservation and Sustainable Development
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Zoology  
   

REVIEWER

 
American Naturalist, Animal Behaviour, Auk, Behavioral Ecology, Condor, Ecological Applications, Ecology, Ecoscience, Evolution, Journal of Avian Biology, Theoretical Population Biology, Wilson Bulletin, Nature, Proceedings Royal Society
   

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

American Ornithologists' Union
Association of Field Ornithologists
British Ornithologists' Union
Cooper Ornithological Society
Society for the Study of Evolution
Wilson Ornithological Society
   

GENERAL INTERESTS

The evolution, ecology and biology of avian life history variation, especially in swallows.
Ornithology  
Systematics and Evolution
   

SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES

2010-present Max Planck Institutes of Ornithology, Scientific Review Panel, Member
2010-present Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association, Board of Directors, Member
2008-present Member, Cornell University Press Science Board
2000-present Founder and Director, Golondrinas de las Americas http://golondrinas.cornell.edu
2004-present Member (Chair, 2007-present), Cornell Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
1997-2003 Director of Graduate Studies, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell
1996-present Member, Administrative Board, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
1998-present Member (Chair, 2000-present), Mono Science Council
 

SERVICE ACTIVITIES AT CORNELL

University  
Chair, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (2008-present)
Member, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Administrative Board (1996-Present)
Member, (1995-Present) and Chair (1998-2000), Advisory Board, Cornell Plantations
Member, Cornell Center for the Environment
Elected Member, Academic Integrity Hearing Board, (2004-2007)
Member (2004-2007) and Chair (2006-2007), University Lectures Committee
Member, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (2004-2007)
   
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Admissions Committee
Featured Speaker, 125th Anniversary Symposium, Washington, D. C. (1990)
Faculty Search Committees: Director, Bird Population Studies and Library of Natural Sounds, Laboratory of Ornithology
Department of Biometry
 
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Director of Graduate Studies, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 1997-2003
Collections Committee and Curator of Birds, (1988-present)
Ad Hoc Committee on Environmental Sciences Curriculum (1 year)
Administrative Study Group (2 years)
Cole Award Committee (1 year)