David S. White





Professor, Department of Biological Sciencesdswhite006
Director, Hancock Biological Station
Commonwealth Endowed Chair for Ecosystem Studies


A.B. (Zoology), DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, 1970

M.A. (Zoology), DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, 1970

Ph.D. (Biology), University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 1974


Assistant Director, University of Oklahoma Biological Station, 1974-1977.

Faculty, School of Natural Resources, University of Michigan, 1977-1988.

Associate Research Scientist, Great Lakes Research Division, U Michigan 1977-1988.

Professor, University of Michigan Biological Station, 1978-1988.

Director, Hancock Biological Station, Murray State University, Kentucky, 1988-.

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Murray State University

Coordinator, Center for Reservoir Research, Murray State University, 1993-2007.

First Distinguished Research Professor, Murray State University, 2001.

Bill Barfield Award for Outstanding Contributions in Water Resources Research, 2007.

Editor, Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science, 2006-2011.

President, Kentucky Academy of Science, 2014-2015.

Board of Directors, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), 2008-2009.

Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Board of Directors, 2012-

Graduate Coordinator, Program in Water Science, Murray State University, 1996-2007.

Commonwealth Endowed Chair for Ecosystem Studies, 2008-.

Kentucky EPA EPSCoR, Director, 2002-.

Kentucky EPSCoR, Member of Statewide Committee, 1995-.


American Entomological Society, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Association of Ecosystem Research Centers, Coleopterists Society, Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Entomological Society of America, Sigma Xi, Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network, International Society for Great Lakes Research, International Society for Limnology (SIL), Kentucky Academy of Science, National Ecological Observatory Network, North American Benthological Society, Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education, Organization of Biological Field Stations.