Pearson, David (David L.)

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Biographical History

David Pearson was born in 1943. He obtained his B.S. from Pacific Lutheran University in 1967 before going on to earn an M.S. at Louisiana State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington. He worked with Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program in 1966, specializing in bird banding and bird observation. David has been a professor at the University of Washington, Penn State University, and is currently a Research Professor of Biology at Arizona State University. He has also worked as a Research Associate with the Smithsonian. His research has focused on the interaction of ecology, conservation, ecotourism, and education to develop methods that promote sustainable use of biodiversity.


  • Arizona State University School of Life Sciences. (n.d.). David Pearson. Retrieved on August 2, 2015 from
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives. Record Unit 000245, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Records, circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923. Box 241, Folder 1 entitled "Personnel cards, giving address, phone, relatives; personal data."

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