David F. DeSante, President
David DeSante founded IBP in 1989 and was Executive Director until 2008. He created the MAPS and MoSI Programs. Dave earned his Ph.D. from Stanford and has held Assistant Professorships at Stanford and Reed College. His research interests include population dynamics, winter ecology, biogeography, and migration and navigation. Dave has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers, monographs, and books, and over 160 technical reports. He has won numerous national conservation awards, including the Partners in Flight Investigator's Award (for IBP), Conservationist of the Year from the Western Chapter of the Wildlife Society, the Chandler Robbins Conservation and Education Award from the American Birding Association, and The Lifetime Achievement Award from Partners in Flight.