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Stanley Temple

Expert on birds, wildlife, endangered species, wildlife conservation, biodiversity, conservation biology, ecology and Aldo Leopold

Professor emeritus, forest and wildlife ecology, environmental studies College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies Home page


  • Birds, ornithology, wildlife ecology and management
  • Endangered species, wildlife conservation, biodiversity, conservation biology,
  • Aldo Leopold and his ideas on environmental ethics and environmental health
  • De-extinction: using biotechnology to bring back extinct organisms
  • How climate change is affecting Wisconsin's plants and animals


  • Fellow, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters
  • Worked on conservation issues in 21 countries, helped save some of the world's rarest and most endangered species
  • Past president, Society for Conservation Biology
  • Past chair, The Nature Conservancy (Wisconsin),
  • Past editor, "Bird Conservation"
  • Fellow, American Ornithologists' Union
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science,
  • Senior fellow, Aldo Leopold Foundation
  • Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus of Conservation
  • Winner of several UW-Madison teaching awards
  • Founder and past chair, Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development Program