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Rick Knight is interested in the ecological effects associated with the conversion of the Old West to a New West. A professor of Wildlife Conservation at Colorado State University, he received his graduate degrees from the University of Washington and the University of Wisconsin. While at Wisconsin he was an Aldo Leopold Fellow and conducted his research at Aldo Leopold's farm, living in "The Shack." Before becoming an academic he worked for the Washington Department of Game developing the nongame wildlife program. Presently, he sits on a number of boards including the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, the Quivira Coalition, the Science Board of the Malpai Borderlands Project, the Diablo Trust, and The Nature Conservancy’s Colorado Council. He is on the Board of Editors for both Conservation Biology, and for Ecological Applications, and is a Contributing Editor for Working Ranch magazine. Rick was selected by the Ecological Society of America for the first cohort of Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellows which focus on leadership in the scientific community, communicating with the media, and interacting with the business and corporate sectors. In 2007 Colorado State University honored him with the Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching award. He is a three-time recipient of the students’ choice for Outstanding Faculty Member in the Warner College of Natural Resources. In 2008 he was a recipient of the Colorado Book Award for an anthology.