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Donald J. Leopold

Travels from:

Syracuse, New York

Other speakers from New York

Speaking topics:

  • Invasive plants
  • Native plants (woody and herbaceous species)
  • Plant conservation
  • Rare plants
  • Tree ecology
  • Wetland plants

Donald J. Leopold

Donald J. Leopold has been studying native plants for nearly 30 years. He earned his Ph.D. in forest ecology from Purdue University in 1984, his master's in forest ecology from the University of Kentucky in 1981, and a B.S. in ornamental horticulture and nursery management from the University of Kentucky in 1978.

In 1985, he joined the Faculty of Environmental and Forest Biology at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York. He has taught courses in dendrology, plant materials, freshwater wetland ecology, and numerous graduate seminars on conservation and restoration topics.

Currently, he is Distinguished Teaching Professor at SUNY. Dr. Leopold has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers, four other books, six book chapters, five book reviews, three proceedings, and many miscellaneous publications, all generally about topics in forest and wetland ecology.

Additionally he has garnered nearly $10 million of extramural funding as principal or co-principal investigator, was editor of the Natural Areas Journal, associate editor for the Journal of Forestry, and is currently an associate editor for the Northeast Naturalist.

Donald has long been a member of the Ecological Society of America, the Society of Conservation Biologists, and the Society of Wetland Scientists.

Books by Donald J. Leopold

Native Trees of the Southeast: An Identification Guide

By Katherine Kirkman, Claud L. Brown, and Donald J. Leopold

372 pp., flexibind


Native Plants of the Northeast: A Guide for Gardening & Conservation

By Donald J. Leopold

308 pp., hardcover


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