David is a multidisciplinary environmental scientist studying the effects of global change on linked social and ecological systems. In particular, he studies socio-ecological processes such as land-use change, hunting, and shifts in wildlife distributions.
David carried out his undergraduate thesis with Professor David Wilcove on the impacts of tropical agriculture on reptile and amphibian communities in Costa Rica. For his MPhil research in Indonesia, David worked with Dr. William Foster on oil palm management for frog diversity. For his PhD work, with Professor Justin Brashares and Professor Matthew Potts, David studied links between Indigenous hunting communities and bearded pigs in Malaysian Borneo. In 2021, he joined the Trinity community as a postdoctoral fellow in environmental science.