DAVID F. WESTNEAT
Present Address: Department of Biology, 101 Morgan Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0225. E-mail: email@example.com.
Web page: http://web.as.uky.edu/biology/faculty/Westneat/Personal/westneat.html
Born 16 June, 1959, Wilmington, Delaware.
Ph. D.: 1986, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.
B. A. : 1981 (cum laude), Carleton College, Northfield, MN.
Full Professor, Department of Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. 2000-present.
Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. 1995-2000.
Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. 1990-1995.
Research Associate, Section of Genetics and Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. September 1989- August 1990.
National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Section of Genetics and Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. September 1987- August 1989.
Visiting Lecturer, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. January 1987-July 1987.
National Science Foundation REU Site: “Suburban Ecology and Invasive Species” PI, $300,000, 1 Oct 2011-30 Sept 2014.
National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: D. Wetzel “Dissertation Research:” (), $14,947, 1 June 2011-31 May 2013.
National Science Foundation (IOB-0542097) – “Development of Signaler and Receiver Phenotypes”, $284,901. Aug 15, 2006-July 31-2010.
REU Supplement to National Science Foundation (IOB-0542097), $6,000, 1 April 2008-31 March 2009.
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources – “Ecological and behavioral interactions between golden-winged and blue-winged warblers in eastern Kentucky”, $98,191, 1 April 2006-30 June 2009.
National Science Foundation - Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (C. Johnson, “Pre-copulatory sexual cannibalism: the ecology of an extreme sexual conflict,” $9,612, 1 April 2002-31 March 2004.
National Science Foundation (IBN9816989) - “Factors influencing conditional expression of female mate preferences.” $250,000, 1 March 1999 – 29 Feb 2004.
Supplement to KyBRIN (NIH) – “Ecology of West Nile Virus in two populations of birds”, $32, 578 (direct costs), 1 Jan 2004-30 June 2004.
Supplement to KyBRIN (NIH) – “Ecology of West Nile Virus in two populations of birds”, $80,296, 1 Jan 2003-30 August 2003.
National Science Foundation - Research Experiences for Undergraduates, $4500, 1 April 2001-31 March 2002.National Science Foundation - Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (M. Hatch, “Testing alternative hypotheses concerning why parental care improves with age,” $10,000, 15 June 2000 - 31 May, 2002.
National Science Foundation - Research Opportunities Award, “Molecular genetic markers and flexibility in female vocalizations,” $15,282, 1 April 1999 - 29 Feb. 2000.
National Science Foundation - Research Experience for Undergraduates, “Sex ratio variation in House Sparrows,” $3,000, 1 April 1999-31 March 2000.
National Science Foundation- Small Grants for Exploratory Research, “Consequences of sexually transmitted bacteria in natural populations,” $30,000, Sept 15 1998-Aug. 31 2000.
National Science Foundation - Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (H. Mays), “Female breeding tactics in a monogamous passerine,” $10,000, 1 June 1998 - 31 May, 2000.
National Science Foundation, "Dimorphic traits and the Evolution of Behavior," $320,000, 15 August 1994 - 31 July 1999 (PI, 15% effort, 100% summer).
National Science Foundation-Research Experience for Undergraduates, Supplement to NSF grant, "Dimorphic traits and the evolution of behavior," $3,000, April 1996-March 1997.
National Science Foundation-Research Experience for Undergraduates, Supplement to NSF grant, "Dimorphic traits and the evolution of behavior," $4,000, May 1995-April 1996.
National Institute of Mental Health training grant, "Behavioral Ecology and Comparative Neurobiology", $384,502, 1994-2000, (co-PI with 11 others, 5% effort).
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Training Grant, "Graduate training in evolutionary ecology at the University of Kentucky," $537,500, 1994-1999, (co-PI with 10 others; 10% effort).
National Science Foundation- Kentucky EPSCoR, "Building a Center in Evolutionary Ecology," $815,000, Jan. 1992- Dec. 1994, (Co-PI with 4 others, 10% effort).
McGraw Wildlife Foundation, "Maternity of Wood Duck Ducklings", $20,735, Jan. 1992-Jan. 1995 (PI, 5% effort).
National Science Foundation, "Genetic parentage in red-winged blackbirds: Tests of alternative mating strategies," $167, 325, Sept. 1989 - Aug. 1991 (PI, 15% effort, 100% summer).
National Science Foundation, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Biology, 1987-1989.
Invited as External Opponent, Ph. D. defense, University of Oslo, Norway. Feb. 2006.
Invited as External Opponent, Ph. D. defense, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Jan 2004.
Quest Award for seminal research contribution, Animal Behavior Society, 2001
Elected Fellow of American Ornithologists’ Union, 2000
Young Investigator Prize of the American Society of Naturalists, 1989.
Alexander Wilson award for best student paper presented at the Wilson Ornithological Society's annual meeting in 1986.
Council Award for best student paper presented at the American Ornithologist's Union's annual meeting in 1985.
Service and Administration
Member of Editorial Board, Ecology Letters, March 2009-present.
Editor-in-Chief, Behavioral Ecology (2003-2004). This is the journal for the International Society for Behavioral Ecology. I oversaw the editorial process for 6 other Editors and about 350 papers submitted a year. I managed the transition to a web based submission system during my tenure. I also handled the editorial duties on about 45 MSs/year.
Co-editor, Behavioral Ecology (1999 - 2003). I handled everything up to copy-editing for about 65 papers a year.
Advisory Editor, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (1997- 1999). Reviewer on 10-15 papers per year.
Editorial Board, Molecular Ecology (1995-1999).
Chair of Bergstrom Memorial Grant Awards Committee (1994-1997), Association of Field Ornithologists.
Councilor, Association of Field Ornithologists (1994-1997).
Reviewer of Grants for: National Science Foundation, National Geographic Society, National Research Council, NSERC-Canada, Natural Environment Research Council (UK), Swiss National Science Foundation, Austrian National Science Foundation
Reviewer of Manuscripts for: American Naturalist, Animal Behaviour, Auk, Behaviour, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Behavioral Ecology, Condor, , Ecology, Ethology, Evolution, Evolutionary Ecology Research, Functional Ecology, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Avian Biology, Molecular Ecology, Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London - Series B, Science, Trends in Ecology and Evolution