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APRIL 2, 2018
Great outdoors inspires summer course line-up
As UW-Madison students anxiously await registration for their summer courses, the Nelson Institute has announced their lineup for anyone interested in courses that are a little different.


MARCH 21, 2018
Pfeiffer receives 2018 ESA Graduate Student Policy Award
Vera Pfeiffer, a doctoral candidate in the Nelson Institute's Environment and Resources program, is among ten recipients awarded the Ecological Society of America (ESA) 2018 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA).


MARCH 1, 2018
Science with a Passion; Life and Death on a Remote Pacific Reef
Citizens, scientists and climate-curious individuals arrived in crowds to hear Dr. Kim Cobb deliver the keynote address at the 2018 Climate Change Symposium on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The annual event hosted by the Nelson Institute poses the question of how global climate change will affect the ways in which we live and interact with the world.


FEBRUARY 21, 2018
Global Connections: Nelson Institute representatives discuss global pollution in Kenya
The Nelson Institute’s Nathan Schulfer, assistant director for International & Professional Programs, participated in UNEA3 in Nairobi, Kenya in December.


FEBRUARY 16, 2018
Sustainability meets business with supply chain lecture
Sustainability and business are often juxtaposed as two ideals on opposite sides of the spectrum. A robust attendance of campus and community members turned out to learn about this timely topic.


JANUARY 29, 2018
Gaming offers educational lessons about ecological consequences
Games that prompt thought beyond winning or losing and into the complexities of real world environmental problem solving can be one tool in the tool box of environmental studies.


JANUARY 22, 2018
Nelson researcher aims to understand food systems, empower communities in new book
If everyone knew where our food comes from, it will eventually result in a higher expectation for our food system and it will change the nature of how we farm in general.


JANUARY 15, 2018
Nelson master’s graduate puts environmental conservation theories into practice
After taking ornithology courses, Sandberg was on the path to find a career that would help birds in their natural habitat. Now as a wildlife rehabilitator, she is able to do just that, placing birds and other native species back into the environment where they belong.


DECEMBER 15, 2017
Nelson researchers use satellite data to study carbon emissions from expanding ethanol cropland
Like many of our Nelson Faculty, Holly Gibbs is concerned about the effects of human activity on the landscape and local ecosystems.


DECEMBER 6, 2017
‘Land is Life’: Winona LaDuke honors the Earth at film festival opening
For the past five years, Native Peoples activist and registered Ojibwe Tribe member Winona LaDuke battled with crude oil companies over the controversial pipeline projects over Indigenous owned land.


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