David Meek, MS

MeekEmail David

Personal Details

My present research interests focus on traditional people, in the context of how their economic needs influence their interactions with the environment, and how these practices affect efforts at environmental conservation. I am also interested in examining how natural resource exploitation fuels civil strife, and how the effects of these conflicts influence the interactions between humans and the environment, often resulting in ethical and practical dilemmas for conservationists.


Education

2007: MS, Conservation Biology and Environmental Education
Antioch University New England
Keene, NH

2003: BA, Environmental Studies
Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Spring 2003: Tropical Ecology and Conservation Study Abroad
Universidad de Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica


Employment

Present: Research assistant at the Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation
Antioch University New England
Keene, NH

Summer 2005: Leatherback sea turtle research project manager
Ocean Spirits, Grenada

Spring 2005: Green sea turtle project instructor
Ecology Project International
Puerto Ayora, Galapagos

Fall 2004: Mountain school instructor
North Cascades Institute
North Cascades National Park, WA

February 2004;August 2004: Naturalist
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, DE


Skills

  • Spanish-Fluent
  • Wilderness First Responder

Interests

Backpacking, ice climbing, biking, bluegrass, traveling


Awards

  • Eagle Scout
  • Cum Laude Society
  • Spanish Honor Society President (1997;1998)