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David White

Emeritus Professor of Biological Sciences


  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Environment


  • Biological Sciences
  • Environment


David White joined the Department of Biological Sciences in 1983. Dr. White studies plant community and population ecology in wetland ecosystems. Recent research has focused on study of the establishment and spread of the marsh reed, Phragmites australis, within the Mississippi River Delta and the community structure of tropical forests in the Yucatan Peninsula. Dr. White is also involved in a long term research project (going on 25 yrs) on marsh plant biomass within the Delta.

Classes Taught

  • Ecology & Evolution
  • Conservation Biology
  • Ecology
  • Human Ecology for non-majors
  • Human Ecological Sciences for University Honors students

Areas of Expertise

  • Botany
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Conservation