Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
and Senior Fellow, Aldo Leopold Foundation

Russell Labs
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

E-mail: satemple@wisc.edu

 

 

 

Expertise

Conservation biology, endangered species, biodiversity, birds, ornithology

Education

Degree Institution Major Field Granted
B.S. Cornell University Biological Sciences 1968
M.S. Cornell University Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 1970
Ph.D. Cornell University Vertebrate Zoology 1972

Responsibility

Stanley A. Templeis the Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation in the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, and former Chair of the Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development Program in the UW’s Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. For 32 years he occupied the faculty position once held by Aldo Leopold, and while in that position he received every University of Wisconsin teaching award for which he was eligible. Since his retirement from academia in 2007 he has been a Senior Fellow of the Aldo Leopold Foundation. He and his 75 graduate students have worked on conservation problems in 21 different countries, and have helped save some of the world's rarest and most endangered species. He has received honorary recognitions from The Society for Conservation Biology, The Wildlife Society and The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology and an international Chevron Conservation Award and Fulbright Fellowship, all recognizing his distinguished achievements in the field of conservation. He is a Fellow of The American Ornithologists' Union, The Explorer's Club, the New York Zoological Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Professor Temple's service to the conservation community at large is extensive. He has been Chairman of the Wisconsin Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and President of The Society for Conservation Biology.  He has served on editorial boards or as editor of Ecological Applications, Conservation Biology, Forest Science, Bird Conservation (which he founded), and The Passenger Pigeon. His bibliography contains over 330 publications. Professor Temple's career in conservation and ecology has been characterized by highly respected scholarship in conservation biology and wildlife ecology, by interdisciplinary approaches to solving environmental problems, and by energetic contributions to the conservation movement at scales from local to global.  (aldoleopold.org).

Professional Experience

Institution Specialization Title Years
Cornell Lab of Ornithology Endangered speices recovery Research Associate 1975-76
World Wildlife Fund Endangered species recovery Endangered Species Biologist 1972-75
       
       
       
       

Society/Professional Memberships

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE: Fellow;

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES: Council Member.

AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGISTS' UNION: Fellow, Elective Member, Chairman of Local Committee for Annual Meeting, Chairman of Nominations Committee, Member Conservation Committee.

BAT CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL: Research Associate.

CORNELL LABORATORY OF ORNITHOLOGY: Board of Directors.

COUNCIL OF BIOLOGICAL EDITORS: Council Member.

ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA: Associate Editor and Editorial Board

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: Science Advisory Panel.

EXPLORER'S CLUB: Research Fellow.

FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR PROGRAM: Visiting Fulbright Professor, University of The West Indies, Trinidad

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR BIRD PRESERVATION: Board of Directors, Secretary, Editor of Bird Conservation.

INTERNATIONAL CRANE FOUNDATION: Board of Advisors.

INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES: Member of Species Survival Commission.

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES: National Research Council, Committee Member, Committee Member, Committee Member.

THE NATURE CONSERVANCY: Chairman of the Board, Vice-chairman of Board, Chairman of Projects Committee, Board of Trustees.

NEW YORK ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Conservation Fellow.

ORGANIZATION FOR TROPICAL STUDIES: Board of Directors.

RAPTOR RESEARCH FOUNDATION: Board of Directors.

SOCIETY FOR CONSERVATION BIOLOGY: President, President-elect, Associate Editor of Conservation Biology, Chairman of Nominations Committee, Award for Distinguished Achievements in Conservation Biology, Board of Governors, White Lady's Slipper Award for Outstanding Service.

SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FORESTERS: Associate Editor, Editorial Board, Forest Science.

WISCONSIN SOCIETY FOR ORNITHOLOGY: Editor of The Passenger Pigeon, Golden Passenger Pigeon Award for outstanding contributions to ornithology, Board of Directors, Chairman of Research Committee, Silver Passenger Pigeon Award for outstanding contributions to the Society.

Selected Publications

Temple, S. 1977. Plant-animal mutualism: coevolution with Dodo leads to near extinction of plant. Science 197:885-886.

Temple, S. [ed.] 1978. Endangered Birds: Management Techniques for Preserving Threatened Species. Univ. Wis. Press, Madison. 466 pp. (Reviewed in Science 203:428-429).

Temple, S. 1981. Applied island biogeography and the conservation of endangered island birds of the Indian Ocean. Biol. Cons. 20:147-161.

Brittingham, M. and S. Temple. 1983. Have cowbirds caused forest songbirds to decline? BioScience 33:31-35.

Ambuel, B. and S. Temple. 1983. Area-dependent changes in the bird communities and vegetation of southern Wisconsin forests. Ecology 65:1057-1068.

Knight, R. and S. Temple. 1986. Why does intensity of avian nest defense increase during the nesting cycle? Auk 103:318-327.

Knight, R. and S. Temple. 1986. Methodological problems in studies of avian nest defence. Anim. Behavior 34:561-566.

Temple, S. 1986. Recovery of the endangered Mauritius Kestrel from an extreme population bottleneck. Auk 103:632-633.

Temple, S. 1986. The problem of avian extinctions. In R. Johnson (ed.) Current Ornithology, Vol. 3. Plenum Press, New York.

Brittingham, M. and S. Temple. 1986. A survey of avian mortality at winter feeders. Wildl. Soc. Bull. 14:445-450.

Temple, S. and J. Cary. 1987. Wisconsin Birds: A seasonal and Geographical Guide. Univ. Wis. Press, Madison.

Wallace, M. and S. Temple. 1987. Releasing captive-reared Andean condors to the wild. J. Wildl. Manage. 51:541-550.

Temple, S. 1987. Do predators always capture substandard individuals disproportionately from prey populations? Ecology 68:669-674.

Brittingham, M. and S. Temple. 1988. Impacts of supplemental feeding on survival rates of black-capped chickadees. Ecology 69:581-589.

Temple, S. et al. 1988. What's so new about conservation biology? Trans. N. Amer. Wildl. and Nat. Res. Conf. 53:609-612.

Temple, S. and J. Cary. 1988. Modeling the dynamics of forest-interior bird populations in a fragmented landscape. Conservation Biology 2:305-312.

Temple, S. and J. Wiens. 1989. Bird populations and environmental change: Can birds be bioindicators. American Birds 43:260-270.

Johnson R. and S. Temple. 1990. Nest predation and brood parasitism of tallgrass prairie birds. J. Wildl. Manage. 54:106-111.

Brooks, B. and S. Temple. 1990. Dynamics of an endangered Loggerhead Shrike population in the upper Midwest. Wilson Bulletin 102:441-450.

Temple, S. 1991. The role of dispersal in the maintenance of bird populations in a fragmented landscape. Acta Congressus Internationalis 20:2298-2305.

Glickman, L. and S. Temple. 1991. Animals as sentinels of environmental health hazards. National Academy of Sciences Press, Washington, DC.

Temple, S. 1992. Exotic birds; a growing problem with no easy solution. Auk 109:395-399.

Temple, S. 1992. Population viability analysis of a sharp-tailed grouse metapopulation. In D. McCollough (ed.) Wildlife 2001: Population Ecology. Elsevier Science Publ., England.

Coleman, J. and S. Temple. 1993. Rural residents' free-ranging cats: A survey. Wildl. Soc. Bull. 21:381-389.

Scott, J. and S. Temple. 1994. Restoration and management of endangered species. In T. Bookhout (ed.) Wildlife Management Techniques Manual. The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, Maryland.

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