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DECEMBER 22, 2014
A year of firsts and findings: Nelson Institute highlights from 2014
The interdisciplinary research, teaching and service of the Nelson Institute make UW-Madison a world leader in addressing environmental challenges. 2014 was no exception.


DECEMBER 4, 2014
Sturgeon 'thunder' research offers clues into sound-reproduction link
Lake sturgeon have been on the planet for 150 million years. Despite that long residency, scientists are still learning about these fish, the largest found in North America. An enduring question is what contributes to their survival skills. Answer: Sound. As one factor anyway.


OCTOBER 28, 2014
Audubon Society ecologist to address conservation of birds in the face of climate change
Chad Wilsey once spent his days at the head of the classroom, teaching the wonders of biology to students in middle and high school. Today he watches biology unfold in landscapes across America and works to intervene, modeling environmental change as a spatial ecologist with the National Audubon Society.


OCTOBER 28, 2014
Audubon Society ecologist to address conservation of birds in the face of climate change
Chad Wilsey once spent his days at the head of the classroom, teaching the wonders of biology to students in middle and high school. Today he watches biology unfold in landscapes across America and works to intervene, modeling environmental change as a spatial ecologist with the National Audubon Society.


AUGUST 29, 2014
Hahn recognized for early career contributions in ecology and health
The International Association for Ecology and Health has recognized Nelson Institute alumna Micah Hahn with its Exceptional Early Career Contribution to the Field of EcoHealth award, presented at the association’s biennial conference in Montréal, Canada, in August.


MAY 6, 2014
Research by Nelson affiliates shapes national climate report
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers, including many affiliated with the Nelson Institute, contributed to the third U.S. National Climate Assessment released by the White House on May 6.


APRIL 25, 2014
Photos: Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference, 'Earth: To Be Determined'
Nearly 800 participants from across the upper Midwest joined in a thought-provoking day of presentations and discussions at the eighth annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference April 22 in Madison, Wis.


MARCH 4, 2014
Nelson Institute names recipients of 2014 alumni awards
The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies has named the recipients of two new annual alumni awards, recently established to spotlight some of the accomplishments of the nearly 4,000 alumni of the institute’s graduate and undergraduate degree and certificate programs.


FEBRUARY 28, 2014
Scholarship fund builds on DeWitt's passion for teaching
Cal DeWitt retired in 2012 after more than 40 years of teaching environmental studies at UW-Madison and the Nelson Institute, but his legacy lives on through the Cal DeWitt Scholarship Fund.