US Geological Survey Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Dr. David Pilliod is a Supervisory Research Ecologist at the US Geological Survey's Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center located in Boise, Idaho. He is graduate faculty at Boise State University and lead scientist at the Pacific Northwest Environmental DNA Laboratory. David leads a team of scientists whose research focuses on species conservation and habitat restoration in the Great Basin and Intermountain West. He has published over 120 scientific journal articles. David received his BA from the University of California Santa Cruz and PhD from Idaho State University. In graduate school, David was a Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Fellow, a scholarship to encourage individuals who have the potential to make a significant positive difference in understanding wilderness and how to protect it. He spent four years as a post-doc at the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute and Rocky Mountain Research Station before accepting a position at California Polytechnic State University as an Assistant Professor. He has worked for USGS for 17 years.