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21st Annual Aldo Leopold Lecture

At a Glance

Tuesday, April 17
2:00 PM
Speaker: Rolf O. Peterson, Dr.

Ebling Auditorium
Microbial Sciences Building


Karie Cherwin

Aldo Leopold is widely considered one of the most influential conservationists and wildlife managers of the 20th century. The Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, founded by Aldo Leopold, proudly honors his legacy each spring by inviting a renowned ecologist to UW-Madison to present the Annual Aldo Leopold Lecture.

This year’s Leopold Lecture, "Wolves and America’s National Parks,” will be presented by Dr. Rolf O. Peterson, a wildlife ecologist at Michigan Technical University located in Houghton, Michigan. Peterson has dedicated his career to studying carnivore recovery and is particularly focused on the ecology of North American wolves. He is internationally recognized for his involvement in the longest running wildlife study in the world, the Isle Royale wolf-moose project.