David Seekell is an environmental scientist based in Sweden. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia. In his Ph.D. research, Seekell developed statistics to provide early warning that an ecosystem is passing a tipping point and is about to undergo a regime change. He is currently an assistant professor of Ecology in the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University. In 2015, he became a Wallenberg Academy Fellow, and in 2016, he received a Science for Solutions Award from the American Geophysical Union.