Bruce D. Leopold

Mississippi State University, USA


Bruce D. Leopold received his B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1977 in forest science. He received his M.S. degree in forestry from Mississippi State University (MSU) in 1979. He received his Doctorate from the University of Arizona in 1984 in wildlife ecology. Dr. Leopold is the Head of the Wildlife and Fisheries Department at MSU. He also is the Codirector of the Berryman Institute whose mission is to resolve human-wildlife conflicts. He has been on the faculty at MSU since 1987. Before going to MSU, he served as a Research Assistant at the University of Arizona, preceded by working for the Bureau of Reclamation as a Consulting Field Biologist. He currently teaches one graduate course at MSU, in wildlife population dynamics. He also guest-lectures on predation theory, carnivore management, wildlife census techniques, and forest habitat inventory. He has been a Member of The Wildlife Society since 1980 and a Former President of the Mississippi Chapter of TWS. He also served as an Associate Editor for the Wildlife Society Bulletin from 1993 to 1995 and as an Editor from 1998 to 2001. He served as a Wildlife Editor for the Proceedings of SEAFWA and as an Associate Editor for the journal URSUS. He is a Member of the American Fisheries Society, Society of American Foresters, Sigma Xi, and Xi Sigma Pi. Dr. Leopold is currently serving as the Southeastern Representative of TWS Council. His research interests include predator-prey relationships, habitat management and quality assessment, wildlife biometry, population ecology, wildlife population monitoring, and forest-wildlife management. He is the coauthor of 131 peer-reviewed journal articles, 60 nonrefereed articles in proceedings, 21 popular articles, and 4 book chapters.

Biography Updated on 16 December 2012

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