David F. DeSante
(President and Comptroller) Tel: (415) 663 2052
founded IBP in 1989 and served as its Executive Director until September
2008. In 1989 he also created the MAPS program, IBP's first major project,
and, in 2001, the MoSI program, MAPS’ Neotropical winter-season
complement. Dave is also the founder and was the first editor of Bird
Populations, IBP's annual journal of global avian demography and
biogeography, and is the founder and managing editor of Bird Populations
Monographs. Dave earned his doctorate in Biological Sciences from
Stanford University in 1973. Before founding IBP, Dave held Assistant
Professor positions at Stanford University and Reed College, and served
for ten years as Director of Terrestrial Research at the Point Reyes
Dave’s research interests include population dynamics,
vital rates, and reproductive and winter ecology of landbirds; structure
and dynamics of landbird communities; avian biomonitoring and surveying
techniques; avian biogeography; population and ecological implications
of bird migration; and bird navigation. Dave has authored or co-authored
over 80 peer-reviewed papers, monographs, and books and over 160 technical
reports. Dave was awarded the 2003 Partners In Flight Investigator’s
Award (for IBP) for efforts to develop conservation strategies for landbirds
based on monitoring vital rates; was named 2005 Conservationist of the
Year by the Western Chapter of the Wildlife Society; and received the
2010 Chandler Robbins Conservation and Education Award from the American
Saracco, J. F., J. A. Royle, D. F. DeSante, and B.
Gardner. 2011. Spatial modeling of survival and residency and application
to the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship program. Journal
of Ornithology. doi: 10.1007/s10336-010-0565-1.
Saracco, J. F., J. A. Royle, D. F. DeSante, and B. Gardner.
2010. Modeling spatial variation in avian survival and residency probabilities.
DeSante, D. F., and D. R. Kaschube. 2009. The Monitoring
Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program 2004, 2005, and 2006
report. Bird Populations 9:86-169.
DeSante, D. F., D. R. Kaschube, J. F. Saracco, and J.
E. Hines. 2009. Power to detect differences and trends in apparent survival
rates. Bird Populations 9:29-41.
Saracco, J. F., D. F. DeSante, and D. R. Kaschube. 2008.
Assessing landbird monitoring programs and demographic causes of population
trends. Journal of Wildlfe Management 72:1665-1673.
DeSante, D. F., E. D. Ruhlen, and R. Scalf. 2007. The
distribution and relative abundance of Burrowing Owls in California
during 1991-1993: evidence for a declining population and thoughts on
its conservation. Pp. 1-41 in Barclay, J.H., K.W. Hunting, J.L. Lincer,,
J. Linthicum, and T.A. Roberts (eds.). Proceedings of the California
Burrowing Owl Symposium, November 2003. Bird Populations Monographs
DeSante, D. F., M. P. Nott, and D. R. Kaschube. 2005.
Monitoring, modeling, and management: Why base avian monitoring on vital
rates and how should it be done? Pages 795-804 in C. J. Ralph and T.
D. Rich, editors. Bird Conservation Implementation and Integration in
the Americas. U.S. Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-191.
DeSante, D. F., D. R. O’Grady, and M. P. Nott.
2001. Identifying the proximate demographic cause(s) of population change
by modeling spatial variation in productivity, survivorship, and population
trends. Ardea 89(special issue):185-208.
DeSante, D. F., D. R. O'Grady, and P. Pyle. 1999. Measures
of productivity and survival derived from standardised mist-netting
are consistent with observed population changes. Bird Study 46 (suppl.):
DeSante, D. F. 1995. Suggestions for future directions
for studies of marked migratory landbirds from the perspective of a
practitioner in population management and conservation. Journal of Applied
DeSante, D. F., and T. L. George. 1994. Population trends
in the landbirds of western North America. Pp. 173-190 in J. R. Jehl
and N. K. Johnson (eds.), A Century of Avifaunal Change in Western North
America. Studies in Avian Biology No. 15.
DeSante, D. F. 1990. The role of recruitment in the
dynamics of a Sierran subalpine bird community. American Naturalist
DeSante, D. F., and G. R. Geupel. 1987. Landbird productivity
in central coastal California: the relationship to annual rainfall,
and a reproductive failure in 1986. Condor 89:636-653.
DeSante, D. F., and P. Pyle. 1986. Distributional Checklist
of North American Birds. Artemisia Press, Lee Vining, CA. 442 pp.
DeSante, D. F. 1983. Annual variability in the abundance
of migratory landbirds on Southeast Farallon Island, California. Auk
DeSante, D. F., and D. G. Ainley. 1980. The Avifauna of
the South Farallon Islands, California. Studies in Avian Biology No. 4.