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Tim Van Deelen

Tim Van Deelen is Professor of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He grew up in Hudsonville, Michigan, and graduated from Calvin College. From there he went on to the University of Montana and Michigan State University. He now studies large mammal population dynamics, sails on Lake Mendota, enjoys a good plate of whitefish, and gains hope for the future from terrific graduate students. 

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Wrung Out

During late winter, the landscape shows its glacial bones. Unnatural contours and junk and rocks piled together betray its history.
Tim Van Deelen
February 16, 2023
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Hammer

Mr. Aukeman was a builder and he hired me during summers to help build houses. It was among the most…
Tim Van Deelen
January 19, 2023
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Deer Me!

As we all know, Christmas is first among all holidays because of the central role that deer (reindeer) play in…
Tim Van Deelen
December 8, 2022
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Sandstone

Fall is a series of seasons. September glows warm. October slips and becomes cold with convictions. One hard freeze and…
Tim Van Deelen
November 17, 2022
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Sunflowers

It hurt when I first saw video of young climate activists throwing tomato soup on Van Gogh’s Sunflowers painting in…
Tim Van Deelen
November 3, 2022
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Holy Oaks

A canoe from 1000 years before Christ. Three thousand years of under-ice darkness every winter and late summer algae blooms.
Tim Van Deelen
October 20, 2022