Travis Longcore, Ph.D.
Honors B.A., Geography, University of Delaware, summa cum laude
M.A., Geography, University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D., Geography, University of California, Los Angeles
Urban landscape ecology, urban nature, and consulting landscape architecture design critic
Dr. Longcore was a Eugene DuPont Memorial Distinguished Scholar and earned an honors B.A. in Geography at the University of Delaware. There he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, was named a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship, and received the Alexander J. Taylor Award as “outstanding senior man.” He then earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Geography from UCLA as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, Chancellor's Fellow, and UCLA Alumni Association Distinguished Doctoral Scholar.
Dr. Longcore's current research interest is urban ecology and conservation, with emphasis on: conservation planning, design, and management, edge effects of development, especially artificial night lighting, and monitoring and management of endangered species. He is co-editor of the book Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting (Island Press, 2006) and author of over 20 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Conservation Biology, PLoS One, Restoration Ecology, Environmental Management, Urban Geography, and Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. His research has been covered in National Geographic, Audubon, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Life, and Discover. Dr. Longcore has been recognized for his contributions to endangered species conservation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation and has been designated a Certified Senior Ecologist by the Ecological Society of America.