OCTOBER 1, 2013
UW scientist sniffs out possible new tick species
In June 2012, Tony Goldberg returned from one of his frequent trips to Kibale National Park, an almost 500-square-mile forest in western Uganda where he studies how infectious diseases spread and evolve in the wild. But he didn’t return alone.
OCTOBER 1, 2013
Nixon to keynote Collecting the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change
Rob Nixon, a professor of English and faculty affiliate of the Nelson Institute, will serve as keynote speaker at Collecting the Future: Museums, Communities and Climate Change, a workshop co-convened by the American Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of Australia.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
Hill honored as UW–Madison Outstanding Woman of Color
Roberta Hill, a professor of English and American Indian studies and faculty affiliate of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, is among seven winners of the 2012-13 University of Wisconsin-Madison Outstanding Women of Color awards.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
Ventura awarded Nelson Distinguished Professorship
Steve Ventura, known widely for his work in land and food systems, has been named the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s next Gaylord Nelson Distinguished Professor. A professor of environmental studies and soil science, Ventura serves as director of the Nelson Institute Land Tenure Center and the Land Information and Computer Graphics Facility.
AUGUST 30, 2013
Janet Silbernagel: Intersecting science, nature and design
As a self-described designer at heart, Janet Silbernagel works at the intersection of art and science. It's from this perspective in her landscape conservation lab that she and a team of graduate students bring unique solutions to modern challenges.
AUGUST 22, 2013
Survey examines opinions about Wisconsin's first managed wolf hunt
Many Wisconsin residents supported the state's decision to initiate the first managed wolf hunt in state history from October through December 2012, but support varied significantly between people who lived inside wolf range and those who did not, a new UW-Madison study indicates.
AUGUST 14, 2013
Children exposed to lead three times more likely to be suspended from school
Children who are exposed to lead are nearly three times more likely to be suspended from school by the 4th grade than children who are not exposed, according to a new University of Wisconsin-Madison study funded jointly by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Wisconsin Partnership Program Education and Research Committee.
JULY 30, 2013
In the spotlight: Mutlu Ozdogan draws climate clues from satellite imagery
With access to more than 40 years of satellite imagery and innovative computer models, Mutlu Ozdogan is zeroed in on how humans are changing Earth's landscapes and to what effect.
JULY 8, 2013
Reading the fine print: Can conservation easements allow adaptive management?
As conservation easements gain popularity for protecting privately owned land, a UW-Madison scientist is trying to unravel a difficult question: In the face of environmental change, how well can these easements satisfy their conservation goals?
JUNE 13, 2013
Award celebrates partnership with International Crane Foundation
A conservation collaboration between the International Crane Foundation and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies was recognized June 12 at the UW-Madison Community-University Partnership Awards.