David Conover, Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

Academic Areas:
Ocean Science, Fisheries Science, Marine Conservation

David Conover is an academic expert in marine conservation, the ecology of marine fishes and fisheries science. He serves as the vice president for research and innovation and is also available to speak about the importance of federally funded research and the ways in which research and innovation improve human health, strengthen the economy and address the grand challenges that society faces. Conover has authored more than 125 publications on the ecology and evolution of marine fishes, and his research has been supported for more than 30 years by NSF, NOAA and various private foundations. From 2010 to 2013, he served as the director of the Division of Ocean Sciences at the NSF where he managed an annual budget in excess of $350 million. Conover has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Mote Eminent Scholar Chair at Florida State University and the Oscar E. Sette Award from the American Fisheries Society. Additionally, he is an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Fisheries Society. He founded the New York Marine Sciences Consortium, an association that enables 28 academic institutions to share expertise and speak with one voice on environmental issues.

Contactdconover@uoregon.edu | 541-346-2090 | @doconover 


Recent Media:
Dramatic changes in fish evolution (Oregon Public Broadcasting, Sept. 4, 2019)
End of U.S. shutdown won’t mean return to business as usual for research agencies (Science Magazine, Jan. 25, 2019)
Seeking culture change: How to effectively communicate the benefits of institutional R&D (Education Dive, July 24, 2018)
New research VP brings an ocean of experience to the UO (Around the O, Aug. 26, 2016)
Stony Brook research vice president to join UO as new VPRI (Around the O, April 26, 2016)
“National Interest” Science: A Dangerous Contradiction (The Huffington Post, April 5, 2016)