August 20, 2014
A new study published in Nature Climate Change calculates the combined velocities of future climate and land use change in the coterminous US. This work was led by Bryson CPEP fellow Alejandro Ordonez, with colleagues CCR Director Jack Williams and Volker Radeloff and Sebastian Martinuzzi in CALS/Forest Ecology & Wildlife. The study reports that overall, speeds of climate change are higher than land use change, with the upper Midwest and eastern Great Plains as an area of expected to experience high combined climate and land use change.
August 11, 2014
Professor Zhengyu Liu was interviewed by the University regarding global warming and contradictions being made.
July 26, 2014
Dr. Michael Notaro was interviewed by middle school student, Juliana Castillo, in a summer journalism class from the Wisconsin Center for AcademicallyTalented Youth (WCATY) Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP). The interview addressed the reality of climate change, role of greenhouse gases, impacts on Wisconsin's climate change on ecosystems and human health, and lake effect snow.
July 17, 2014
The 2014 G-WOW Institute was held in Ashland, Wisconsin in July 2014. G-WOW stands for Gikinoo'wizhiwe Onji Waaban (Guiding for Tomorrow) Changing Climate, Changing Culture. G-WOW aims to increase awareness of how climate change is affecting Lake Superior's coastal environment, people, cultures, and economies. The institute attracted roughly 30 elementary through high school educators in the Great Lakes region.
July 10, 2014
Dr. Michael Notaro provided 3 1/2 hours of training to the educators through three seminars: "Climate Change 101", "Tips and Tools for Educating about Climate Change and Taking Action", and "Addressing the Climate Change Controversy."
June 25, 2014
On June 25, 2014, Dr. Notaro served on a panel on climate downscaling for the Great Lakes Basin at the GLAA-C Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region Conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Representing CCR and WICCI, he summarized ongoing research on dynamical downscaling of lake-effect snow projections and addressed questions on downscaling methods and applications.
June 12, 2014
The collaboration among Dr. Michael Notaro of CCR, Dr. Michael Schummer of Long Point Waterfowl and SUNY Oswego, and Dr. Chris Hoving of Michigan DNR, and their recently published study on snow and winter severity projections for central-eastern North America with wildlife implications, are the focus of a news story by the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC.
May 20, 2014
The University of Wisconsin—Madison, home of pioneering ecologists who studied lakes, forests, wetlands and prairies, is playing a key role in the next wave of ecological research: large teams of scientists confronting the dilemma of a changing climate on a shrinking planet.
May 8, 2014
Jack Williams has been honored with a Romnes Faculty Fellowship. The Romnes award recognizes exceptional faculty members who have earned tenure within the last six years. The winners receive an unrestricted $50,000 award for research, supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). The award is named for the late H.I. Romnes, former president of the WARF Board of Trustees.