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.
JULY 30, 2012
Nelson Institute alumna accepts international award on behalf of Wisconsin Wetlands Association
Nelson Institute alumna Katie Beilfuss accepted the 2012 Ramsar Wetland Conservation Award for Education on behalf of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association at a July 6 ceremony in Bucharest, Romania. Beilfuss serves as Outreach Programs Director for the organization.
JULY 6, 2012
Nelson Institute mourns the death of Charlotte Zieve
The Nelson Institute community is saddened by the recent passing of Charlotte Zieve, a Ph.D. alumna and generous donor in support of Nelson Institute student scholarships. A detailed article about her life can be found here.
MAY 16, 2012
Nelson Institute class of 2012: Q&A with graduating students
Nearly 200 environmental studies students are just days away from becoming the newest alumni of the Nelson Institute, energized by the possibilities of a more sustainable future and their role in building it. We caught up with eight graduating members of Nelson Institute undergraduate and graduate-level academic programs to ask about their fields of study, highlights from their time at the university, and advice for students following in their paths.
MAY 2, 2012
Lion Guardians project led by Nelson alumna wins St Andrews Prize for the Environment
Lion Guardians, an innovative project led by Nelson Institute alumna Leela Hazzah and Ph.D. candidate Stephanie Dolrenry in Kenya, has won this year's St Andrews Prize for the Environment.