Donald M. Waller

University of Wisconsin - Retired

Professor Donald M. Waller retired as the John T. Curtis Professor of Botany and Chair of the Department of Botany and the Biological Aspects of Conservation major at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  His research focuses on threats to plant and animal diversity in the Great Lakes region’s forests including habitat fragmentation, overabundant deer, climate change, and invasive species.  He co-authored Wild Forests: Conservation Biology and Public Policy, and co-edited The Vanishing Present: Shifts in Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife.  Professor Waller is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and served as an Associate Editor for Oecologia and Ecology Letters, Editor-in-Chief of Evolution, and President, Society for the Study of Evolution.