David Blockstein

David Blockstein

Senior Scientist - National Council for Science and the Environment

David E. Blockstein is the Senior Scientist of the National Council for Science and the Environment. He is the author of the Birds of North America species account on the Passenger Pigeon.

He is one of the leaders in Project Passenger Pigeon, an effort to use the 2014 centenary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon as a teachable moment to advance science and conservation. He is the founding chair of the Ornithological Council and a Fellow of the American Ornithologists’ Union. He has a doctorate in ecology from the University of Minnesota and a BS in wildlife ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research has focused on Mourning Doves in North America, Grenada Doves in the Caribbean, and Tooth-billed Pigeons in Western Samoa.

Contributions to Humans & Nature:

Noteworthy Links:
  • Project Passenger Pigeon
    Learn about David Blockstein’s work surrounding the centenary of the Passenger Pigeon’s extinction.
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