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2013 Conference Key Note Speakers

Dr. Douglas Talamy is Professor and Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware where he has studied insects and their role in the environment for over twenty years. Among his research areas are the impact of alien plants on native ecosystems, the interactions between plants and insects, and the conservation of biodiversity. He is the author of Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants (2007) published by Timber Press.

Dr. Curt Meine, a conservation biologist and writer based in Sauk County, Wisconsin, keynoted the general session. Dr. Meine is a Senior Fellow with the Chicago-based Center for Humans and Nature and with the Aldo Leopold Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin; a Research Associate with the International Crane Foundation (also in Baraboo); and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has authored and edited several books, including the biography Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work (reissued in a new edition in 2010) and Correction Lines: Essays on Land, Leopold, and Conservation (2004). He also serves as the on-screen guide in the Emmy Award-winning documentary film Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time (2011). He has recently edited for the Library of America the definitive collection of Leopold’s writings, Aldo Leopold: A Sand County Almanac and Other Essays on Ecology and Conservation (2013).