David J. Moore

Associate Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment

David Moore is a broadly trained plant ecologist and ecosystem scientist. His research centers on the changing role of forests in the carbon cycle and the controls of carbon use and allocation in plants and ecosystems. His research uses a broad range of observation types from ground measurements to satellite remote sensing and focuses of time series of ecosystem processes and the timings of transitions between ecosystem states both seasonally and interannually. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Botany at University College Dublin, David worked for the National Parks and Wildlife Service in Ireland, carrying out biological inventories of the stoney beaches of the Irish coast. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois working primarily at the Duke Forest Free Air Carbon dioxide Enrichment experiment in Chapel Hill, NC. In 2006/07 David was a postdoctoral researcher in Boulder, CO at the Co-operative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES). During that time he worked both at the University of Colorado and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) where he worked on integrating data from an eddy flux tower into an ecosystem model and also on the Airborne Carbon in the Mountain Experiment. He took a faculty position at King's College London in 2007 until 2011 and served as a visiting scientist to the Data Products group at the National Ecological Observatory Network in 2010/2011 before joining the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Arizona in 2011.


  • PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Univerity of Illinois, 2006