Associate Professor of Science

Jack DeLap



Jack DeLap is a professor, ecologist, and fine artist deeply committed to education, research, and the nexus of art and science to amplify our understanding of humans and the natural world. A member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Ornithologists Society, he has co-authored journal articles on a range of topics, including urban ecology, wildlife biology, animal behavior, impacts of human recreation in wildlands, and landscape conservation under Global Climate Change.

A member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, DeLap creates original images for professional journals and books, most recently Whooping Cranes: Biology and Conservation (2018, Academic Press), and The Mezcal Rush: Explorations in Agave Country (2017, Counterpoint Press). He is currently collaborating with his University of Washington doctoral advisor, John Marzluff, on Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers and Other Wildlife (2014, Yale University Press). 


PhD Candidate, Wildlife Sciences
University of Washington

MSc, Wildlife Biology
Colorado State University

BA, Fine Art + History
Pitzer College