Robert Tempelman

Robert Tempelman

Professor, Statistical Genetics and Animal Breeding
Telephone: (517) 355-8445
Work Location / Address: 1205J Anthony Hall
Employed by / Works For: Department of Animal Science



  • BS, University of Guelph, CANADA
  • MS, University of Guelph, CANADA
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison


65% Research, 35% Teaching


My research program is focused on the development and applications of statistical models to common and emerging problems in quantitative genetics and genomics research.  Topic areas include prediction of genetic merit under heterogeneous environments, evaluation of experimental designs for animal sciences and genomics research, analysis of gene expression data, and  mixed effects modeling of heterogeneous variances and covariances.  I also co-direct the CANR Statistical Consulting Center.


I teach graduate service courses in statistical methods and experimental design for students majoring in agricultural/biological sciences.