Renaissance man Pete Weigl of biology becomes the first in his department to retire in 20 years.
An article recently published by David Fyten of the Office of Creative Services highlights the career of Peter D. Weigl.
As an ecologist, Weigl has conducted research at and taken student and travel study groups to remote locations on five continents. The Amazon, the Andes, Africa, Asia … he’s explored it all — and that’s just the first letter of the alphabet. A passionate and politically active conservationist, he has been instrumental in the protection of North Carolina’s wilderness areas, from the long-leaf pine forests of the coastal plains to the “grassy balds” of the southern Appalachians.