Daniel A. Livingstone, James B. Duke Professor Emeritus  

Daniel A. Livingstone

Dan Livingstone works at the interface of zoology, botany and geology. He has published papers on chemical embryology, paleontology, fish zoogeography, kinetics of phosphorus cycling, orientation of thaw lakes, management of trout populations, paleolimnology, theory of ice-ages, chemical composition of lakes and rivers, folklore, crocodile behavior, geochemical cycles, interactions of climate and human culture, coring technology, and pollen analysis, especially of Alaska, Nova Scotia and tropical Africa. His students have studied the ecological history of the Bering Land Bridge, Lake Erie, Lake Victoria, Lake Albert and several smaller lakes in tropical Africa, biogeochemistry, competitive interactions of flying squirrels, primary productivity, turbulent mixing and the distribution and dynamic behavior of planktonic organisms, especially diatoms, in tropical lakes. Despite a reawakening of his early interests in geochemistry and the ecology of fishes, his serious attention is devoted largely to two subjects: African lakes and the bioclimatology of the past million years.

Doctor of Science, honoris causa, 2000
M. Sc., Dalhousie University, 1950

Office Location: 042
Email Address: livingst@duke.edu

Ecology and Population Biology
Organismal Biology and Behavior

Representative Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. D.A. Livingstone, A geological perspective on the conservation of African forests, in African Rain Forest Ecology and Conservation, p. 50-56, edited by W. Weber, L.J.T. White, A. Vedder, and L. Naughton-Treves (2001), Yale University Press, New Haven and London, xii + 588 p. .