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About Mark Davis, Retired

Davis is an ecologist who has received national grants, including several from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of fire and climate change on prairies and oak savannas.
Davis is interested in both regional and global ecological issues.
He was named the 1995 Minnesota College Science Teacher of the Year by the Minnesota Academy of Science and Minnesota Association of Science Teachers.
A.B., Ed.M., Harvard University
Ph.D., Dartmouth College
Davis has been teaching at Macalester since 1981.


Present DeWitt Wallace Professor and Chair, Biology, Macalester College



  • Ecology
  • Field Botany
  • Animal Ecology
  • Global Biodiversity

Contact Information

Macalester College
Olin/Rice 219
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 696-6102


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