David S. White





Professor Emeritus, Department of Biologicaldswhite006
Sciences and Hancock Biological Station


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

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

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



Professor Emeritus 2018.

Commonwealth Endowed Chair for Ecosystem Studies, 2008-2018.

Professor of Biological Sciences, 1988-2018.

Director, Hancock Biological Station, 1988-2018.

Coordinator, Center for Reservoir Research, Murray State University, 1993-2008.

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

Kentucky EPA EPSCoR, Director, 2002-2007.

Kentucky EPSCoR, Member of Statewide Committee, 1995-2022.

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.

Board of Directors, Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, 2012-2015.

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

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


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.