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Aldo Leopold scholar to present lecture Feb. 8

February 6, 2012
Stanley Temple
Dr. Stanley A. Temple
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host a free lecture titled "Aldo Leopold, Phenology and Climate Change" from 4-4:50 p.m. Feb. 8 in Room 007 of Phillips Science Hall.

The first speaker of the spring Biological Sciences Seminar Series will be Dr. Stanley A. Temple, a renowned conservation ecologist and professor emeritus at UW-Madison.

Temple retired from UW-Madison in 2007 after a 32-year academic career in ecology and conservation. He now works as a senior fellow and science adviser for the Aldo Leopold Foundation.

Temple will discuss the massive efforts of Aldo Leopold in collecting phenology data, how that data compares to more recent findings and what the climate-related implications might be for wild species in Wisconsin.

Leopold is regarded as one of the most influential environmentalists of the 20th century. During his lifetime, one of his main works was a conservation project on his land in Baraboo. The site still hosts many seminars and tours today. Leopold's book, "A Sand County Almanac," based on his work and observations at the Baraboo site, has sold more than two million copies since its publication in 1949.

Temple's lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Chris Floyd, UW-Eau Claire associate professor of biology, at floydch@uwec.edu, or visit Temple's website.

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