Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology at the University of Maryland
David Inouye is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology at the University of Maryland, and Principal Investigator at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, in Colorado. He has done field research at RMBL for 50 years, looking at the ecology and interactions of wildflowers and pollinators. He has banded hummingbirds there for 48 years. His 47-year study of the abundance and phenology of flowering by more than 120 species of wildflowers is one of the longest such records, and is providing insights into the responses of plants and pollinators to the changing climate. David is chair of the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign’s steering committee, has served as President of the Ecological Society of America, and helped to write the U. S. National Academy report on the status of pollinators in North America, and a more recent report on the world-wide status of pollinators by the UN-sponsored Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.