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Ecology and evolutionary biology professor David Wilcove GS ’85, who also teaches at the Wilson School, has been named a recipient of the 2011 Pioneers of Science Award in recognition for his work as an ecologist. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to their respective fields and who live, or have lived, in western New York. The Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute of Buffalo, N.Y., sponsors the award.   

HWI is an independent, not-for-profit biomedical research facility. The Institute’s research goal is “to develop an understanding of how living cells function,” according to the group’s website.

As a Wilson School professor, Wilcove works on developing ways to protect biodiversity in Southeast Asia, North America, East Africa and other areas. After graduating from Yale, Wilcove went on to receive two advanced degrees from Princeton — an M.A. and a Ph.D., both in biology.

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