David Eads is an ecologist with the Fort Collins Science Center. David's research includes aspects of disease ecology, behavioral ecology, predator-prey relationships, and experimental biology.
Most investigations are motivated by applied conservation and efforts to recover federally listed species. Taxa of interest have included carnivores (for example, black-footed ferrets, badgers, coyotes), rodents (for example, prairie dogs, squirrels, mice), arthropods (for example, fleas, lice, ticks, mites), and bacteria (Yersinia pestis). Several ongoing projects concentrate on plague and its chronic effects on wildlife and ecosystems, and methods of effective plague mitigation.
Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center (Present)
Education and Certifications
Ph.D. Ecology, Colorado State University, 2014
M.S. Wildlife Sciences, University of Missouri, 2009
B.A. Psychology, Purdue University, 2007