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NOVEMBER 19, 2014
Crops play a major role in the annual CO2 cycle increase
Each year, the planet balances its budget. The carbon dioxide absorbed by plants in the spring and summer as they convert solar energy into food is released back to the atmosphere in autumn and winter. Levels of the greenhouse gas fall, only to rise again.


NOVEMBER 7, 2014
Three Nelson Institute faculty receive Fulbright Scholar awards
Four University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty members, including three faculty affiliates of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, have received Fulbright Scholar Awards to lecture and/or conduct research abroad during the 2014-15 academic year, the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.


NOVEMBER 6, 2014
Greater use of social media gets science, scientists noticed, study says
Here is an idea worth following: "share” for tenure; "like” to get cited.


OCTOBER 30, 2014
Two Nelson Institute students receive EPA research fellowship grants
Two Nelson Institute graduate students, both pursuing doctoral degrees in Environment and Resources, have been awarded fellowship grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program.


OCTOBER 29, 2014
Tackling Ebola on many fronts
Nelson Institute faculty affiliates Gregg Mitman, Richard Keller and Tony Goldberg are among a cohort of researchers and physicians in the UW-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) community who have personally and professionally confronted the Ebola outbreak ̶ and are looking for ways to avoid the next crisis.


OCTOBER 29, 2014
Plump turtles swim better: First models of swimming animals
Bigger is better, if you’re a leatherback sea turtle. For the first time, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have measured the forces that act on a swimming animal and the energy the animal must expend to move through the water.


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.


OCTOBER 27, 2014
Video: Ebola prompts interdisciplinary response at UW-Madison
Gregg Mitman was shooting a documentary in Liberia this summer when Ebola hit the headlines. Tony Goldberg has studied bats and the diseases they carry in Uganda. Back on campus, professors Mitman, Goldberg, and Alta Charo discuss how UW–Madison is involved in holistic, cross-disciplinary efforts to understand the Ebola crisis and propose solutions.


OCTOBER 22, 2014
Objects of the past and future fill Anthropocene ‘cabinet of curiosities’
After reaching your hand into a Hazmat glove, you pull a BlackBerry Curve 8300 from a slick of crude oil. This BlackBerry – an icon of connectivity and productivity upon its release in 2007 – now seems unwieldy in comparison to today’s smartphones, which have driven it into obsolescence. The "extinct device” – meant to represent a future fossil – is one of 25 objects that will be presented Nov. 8-10 at The Anthropocene Slam: A Cabinet of Curiosities.


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