Daniel E. Bunker, PhD, an assistant professor in the Federated Department of Biology at New Jersey Institute of Technology, is an expert in biodiversity who aims to understand the effects of global environmental change on ecological communities and ecosystems. His research topics include the effects of herbivory by deer on forest regeneration, the effects of urbanization on pollinator communities, and the effects of land-use change on bird migration.
Bunker is co-editor of a graduate text, Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning and Human Well Being (Oxford University Press, 2009), the first-ever book to explore the economics of biodiversity and ecosystem services and link these topics to human well-being.
He received his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004.
Last update: October 15, 2010
Topics: global warming, flobal environmental change, environmental studies, biological observation, ecology, ecosystem functioning biodiversity