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David Scott Woodruff

biologist , educator

David Scott Woodruff, British biologist, educator. Research in genetics, ecology and evolution of land snails; evolution of animal species including gibbons and chimpanzees; host-parasite coevolution; schistosomiasis; conservation biology with field projects in Thailand. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science; member Society Systems Biological, Ecological Society of America, Society Conservation Biology.

Background

Woodruff, David Scott was born on June 12, 1943 in Penrith, England.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Melbourne, Australia, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology, University Melbourne, Australia, 1973.

Career

Research fellow biologist Museum Company Zoology, 1973-1974. Assistant professor biology Purdue University, 1974-1980. Associate professor, 1980-1986.

Professor biology University California, San Diego, since 1986. Lecturer ecology Comn. Extension Courses Harvard University, 1972-1974.

Director Research Initiative & Support Program Development Ecology Purdue University, 1977-1979. Coordinator Project in Conservation Science University California, San Diego, since 1987.

Achievements

  • Research in genetics, ecology and evolution of land snails. Evolution of animal species including gibbons and chimpanzees. Host-parasite coevolution.

    Schistosomiasis; conservation biology with field projects in Thailand.

Membership

Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member Society Systems Biological, Ecological Society of America, Society Conservation Biology.

Connections

Married, 1972; 2 children.