Courtney Davis

Research Associate


Quantitative Ecology • Community and Population Ecology • Conservation Science

I am an applied quantitative ecologist, broadly interested in how we can improve our understanding and monitoring of biodiversity and ecosystem health in a changing world. My research focuses on the development and application of novel quantitative methods to learn how species interact with their environment and with each other. I work closely with practitioners, decision-makers, and stakeholders to then apply this knowledge to inform decision-making, guide investment priorities, and measure progress toward achieving conservation and sustainability targets at relevant spatial and temporal scales.


Ph.D., Ecology, Pennsylvania State University
M.S., Ecology, Pennsylvania State University
B.S., Biological Sciences, Cornell University
B.S., Animal Science, Cornell University

Courtney Davis smiles at the camera.
Center Avian Population Studies

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