David Hille, Ph.D.

  • ProfessorQuetzal Education Research Center

Contact Info:

  • dhille@ou.edu
  • University of Oklahoma Norman, OK


David Hille is enthralled with the world of avian ecology, conservation biology, and biogeography. He is currently applying these research interests in the context of the Neotropics of Central America, where he spent a transformative portion of his life. His goals are to greater understand the population dynamics of these magnificent neotropical birds under constant anthropogenic threat and pressure and to investigate how conservation efforts and management strategies can best be implemented by local government agencies and NGOs. David is currently teaching at Northwest Nazarene University.

B.A., Biology, Northwest Nazarene University
M.S., Biology, University of Oklahoma
Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Oklahoma (ABD)

Notable Accomplishments

Field Station Manager, QERC, 4 years
Environmental Educator/Naturalist, Mission Springs Outdoor Education, 2 years

Notable Publications

Chavarría-Duriaux L, Hille DC, and Dean R. The Birds of Nicaragua: a field guide. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York.

Stepanian PB, Horton KG, Wainwright CB, Hille DC, Chilson PB, Kelly JF. 2016. Extending bioacoustic monitoring of nocturnally migrating birds through flight call localization. Ecology and Evolution, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2447.

Hille DC and Cossel Jr J. 2012. Mastrigodryas melanolomus alternatus (Neotropical Racer) elevation note. Herpetological Review 43: 660-661.

Siegfried DG, Linville DS, and Hille DC. 2010. Analysis of nest sites of the Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno): relationship between nest and snag heights. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122: 608-611.

Summary of Interests

Conservation Biology
Wildlife Biology