David M. Post
David M. Post
Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Elected to the Academy in 2020


University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992, BS, Wildlife Ecology and 1996, MS, Zoology; Cornell University, 2000, PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Professional Area

Aquatic ecology, fish, food webs, stable isotopes, interactions between ecology and evolution.


For seminal contributions to ecology and evolution, including fundamental tests of long-standing questions about food web structure and dynamics, the development and application of stable isotopes methods, documenting the role of animals in linking ecosystems, and revealing the importance of interactions between ecology and contemporary evolution.