Jed Meunier

Jed Meunier is an ecologist and research scientist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources studying forest and fire ecology. His PhD research on fire ecology in northern Mexico aimed to guide forest management and restoration in northern Mexico and the U.S. southwest – in keeping with what Aldo Leopold himself promoted seven decades ago.

In addition to his doctorate, Jed earned an M.S. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the wildlife ecology department started by Leopold, his great-grandfather, in 1933. There, Jed studied the effects of hunting on declining American woodcock populations. He has not lacked for other sources of inspiration; his mentors and role models include his grandmother, Nina Leopold Bradley, and her siblings. Jed’s path, both personally and academically, is very much entwined with the mission and legacy of his family and the Aldo Leopold Foundation.