Daniel Blumstein

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA

Daniel T. Blumstein is a Professor in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, at UCLA, and UCLA's Institute of the Environment & Sustainability. He co-directs UCLA’s Evolutionary Medicine Program. Between 2009 and 2016 he was the Chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He received his undergraduate degrees in Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology (Magna Cum Laude), and in Environmental Conservation (Cum Laude) at The University of Colorado, Boulder. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Animal Behavior at the University of California Davis, and was a DAAD post-doctoral fellow at the University of Marburg (Germany), an NIH-NRSA at the University of Kansas, and an Australian Postdoctoral Fellow at Macquarie University (Australia). He has studied animal behavior and conservation biology in Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Germany, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Russia, and the United States. He was a Fulbright Fellow (to Pakistan) and is an elected Fellow of the Society of Biology and the Animal Behavior Society. His work has been supported by the NSF, the NIH, the National Geographic Society, the Australian Research Council, as well as by other private organizations. He is the author (or editor) of six books and over 300 scholarly publications. He was an Editor of the journal Animal Behaviour, and is currently an editor for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health, Associate Editor of the Quarterly Review of Biology, and is (or was) on the Editorial Boards of Behavioral Ecology, Biology Letters, and Ethology. He spends his summers studying marmot behavior and ecology at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Gothic, Colorado.