David G. Haskell

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David George Haskell is a British-born American biologist, author, and professor of biology at Sewanee: The University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennessee. In addition to scientific papers, he has written essays, poems, op-eds,[1] and the book The Forest Unseen, winner of the 2013 National Academies Communication Award for Best Book,[2] finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction,[3] runner-up for the 2013 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award,[4] winner of the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature, and the 2013 Reed Environmental Writing Award. [5]

Haskell received his B.A. in zoology from the University of Oxford and his Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from Cornell University.[6] In 2009 he was named the Carnegie-CASE Professor of the Year in Tennessee.[7] He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2014.[8] Along with his wife, Haskell lives at Cudzoo Farm,[9] a small dairy-goat farm located on the Cumberland Plateau in Sewanee, TN.


  • The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature, (2012)[10]