Personal Biography of David K. Skelly, Ph.D.
Dr. David Skelly is Associate Professor of Ecology at Yale University.
His primary appointment is in the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental
Studies and his secondary appointments at Yale are in the Department of
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and at the Peabody Museum of Natural
History where he serves as Curator of Vertebrate Zoology.
He received his A.B. from Middlebury College in 1987 and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1992. Subsequently, David completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia and at the University of Washington in Seattle. At
Yale, where he has been since 1996, David's teaching responsibilities include Aquatic Ecology and Landscape Ecology.
David's research centers on the ecology of amphibians. He has focused
on the patterns and mechanisms of distribution and abundance, particularly
at large scales. His research combines long-term, large-scale surveys
with experiments conducted in the laboratory, in enclosures, and at the
scale of entire wetlands. Current research projects are focused on the
role of landscape change and forest canopy in the extinction of amphibian
populations and the role of infectious
disease on amphibian development and population ecology. In addition to his research responsibilities, David serves as Editor for Ecology/Ecological Monographs and as panelist for the Division of Environmental Biology at the National Science Foundation.
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