Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory


Dr. David SwiftMountain NyalaDr. David M. Swift
Ph.D., Colorado State University, 1985
Senior Research Scientist
NREL, Colorado State University

Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Campus Mail 1499
Fort Collins , CO 80523-1499

Phone: (970) 491-1981
Fax: (970) 491-1965

Curriculum Vitae


I did my undergraduate work at the NY State College of Forestry at Syracuse University, graduating in 1963.  I got an MS from CSU in forest hydrology (or watershed management if you prefer), and a Ph.D., also from CSU, from the Department of Animal Sciences.  I am a systems ecologist with specialties in large animal ecology and nutrition and in the dynamics of pastoral systems.  I have had the good fortune to be involved in considerable international research and education; having worked in Argentina, China, Pakistan, Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia.  I enjoy classical music, hiking, snowshoeing and bicycling – though I am not very good at any of those things.