Stan Temple named Wisconsin Academy Fellow

Stan Temple has been named at Fellow of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. He and other 2014 Fellows will be honored 2014 Fellows at an awards ceremony on April 27.

Temple-mugEstablished in 1981, the Fellows program represents the highest level of recognition conferred by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters.  Fellows are elected for their extraordinary levels of accomplishment in their fields as well as a lifelong commitment to intellectual discourse and public service.

Temple is the Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology and former Chairman of the Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development Program in the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at UW–Madison. For 32 years he held the academic position once occupied by Aldo Leopold, and during that time he won every teaching award for which he was eligible. He and his students have helped save many of the world’s endangered species and the habitats on which they depend. He is currently a Senior Fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation where he continues to work on conservation issues at scales from local to global. The Academy has posted a complete biography here.

“The Academy’s Fellows program honors Wisconsin’s most excelling, creative and hard-working citizens, people who have enriched our lives through their scholarship and imagination. By recognizing their contributions to Wisconsin and the world beyond, we hope to call attention to the benefits that flow from the brilliant and dedicated citizens of our state and to inspire others to follow in their footsteps,” says Millard Susman, President of the Wisconsin Academy Council.

Other Wisconsin Academy Fellows, Wisconsin Academy members, and the general public are invited to meet and congratulate the 2014 Fellows at an awards ceremony on April 27, 2014, from 1:00–3:30 pm at Overture Center for the Arts in Madison. Ticket for the 2014 Fellows Awards Ceremony go on sale March 15, and will be available online or by calling the Wisconsin Academy at 608-263-1692.