Plenary Session Speakers

Stanley A. Temple          
Missouri’s Influence on Aldo Leopold

Stanley A. Temple is the Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-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 is currently a Senior Fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation. He has received major awards from the Society for Conservation Biology, The Wildlife Society, the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, the American Ornithologists' Union, the Explorer's Club, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, among others. He has been President of the Society for Conservation Biology and Chairman of the Board of The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin.


    Dr Mark Morgan
     Strength of Stories

Dr. Morgan is an Associate Professor in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri who focuses on human dimensions, education and outreach.  Prior to his current job, Mark held tenured faculty positions at Kansas State University and Georgia Southern University. He received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in recreation and resource development.  Dr. Morgan teaches classes in outdoor recreation policy, visitor behavior, and interpretation.  Mark is a former Fulbright Scholar in Vietnam who has traveled extensively across Asia and parts of Europe. In his spare time, Mark enjoys fishing and canoeing.