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Environment and Resources
New study by Environment and Resources graduate student reports the health benefits of reducing air pollution
Nick Mailloux, an Environment and Resources graduate student, is lead author of a newly published report in the journal GeoHealth addressing the health benefits of removing dangerous fine particulates released into the air by electricity generation, transportation, industrial activities and building functions like heating and cooking — also major sources of carbon dioxide emissions that cause climate change, since they predominantly rely on burning fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas.
Nelson Institute PhD student pens guest column highlighting Earth Day
Nelson Institute Environment and Resources (E&R) PhD student Audrey Stanton has written a guest column “Tips for Grads: Making every day Earth Day” for the GradConnections Weekly, the graduate student newsletter.
Nelson Institute PhD student named Planetary Health Campus Ambassador & IIASA Scholar
Nelson Institute Environment and Resources (E&R) PhD student Thomas Leffler has been selected as a Planetary Health Campus Ambassador with the Planetary Health Alliance.
Vaishnavi Tripuraneni receives Teaching Assistant (TA) Award for Exceptional Service
Nelson Institute graduate student Vaishnavi Tripuraneni has been awarded a University of Wisconsin–Madison Teaching Assistant (TA) Award for Exceptional Service.
Nelson Institute graduate student Anneliese Abbott writes book on the history of sustainable farming and what we can learn from the past
In 1939, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Bromfield moved to a rundown farm in Richland County, Ohio where his new, sustainable farming methods transformed the land into “the most famous farm in the world,” and changed the future of agriculture.
Nelson Institute PhD candidate Naomi Louchouarn featured on CBC Radio
Nelson Institute PhD candidate and Carnivore Coexistence Lab member, Naomi Louchouarn was recently featured on CBC Radio, where she discussed her research into the use of non-lethal wolf management methods on cattle ranches.
Nelson Institute dissertator named President of the College of Menominee Nation
Nelson Institute graduate student and University of Wisconsin-Madison alumnus, Chris Caldwell has been named the third President of the College of Menominee Nation.
Graduate student Justyn Huckleberry awarded Jordan Prize
Nelson Institute Environment and Resources PhD candidate Justyn Huckleberry was recently awarded the 2021 Jordan Prize for her paper, “Displacing Farmers and their Non/Human Relations through Internationally Funded Copper Mining in Botswana.”
Doctoral candidate leads UW2020 project investigating flood risk and vulnerability in Peru
A new report showcases how community perceptions of risk and social vulnerability shape responses to the threat of natural disasters.
Nelson Institute graduate student co-authors report on nitrate contamination
A new report from the University of Wisconsin–Madison summarizes the ways in which Pepin County farmers are working to address nitrate contamination of ground water. The report was co-authored by Theresa Vander Woude, a Nelson …
Nelson graduate student receives grants to increase justice within food systems
Sarah Janes Ugoretz has spent her academic career working to better understand the employee-employer relationship on organic vegetable farms.
Nelson PhD student receives United Nations fellowship, joins hundreds of scientists working on environmental report
Nelson Institute Environment & Resources (E&R) PhD student Elizabeth Berg was recently awarded a fellowship from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to work on the sixth edition of the Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6).
Nelson Institute graduate student combines conservation and community outreach in Sarawak, Malaysia
Nelson Institute Environment & Resources graduate student Olivia Cosby is working to combine conservation and community outreach while conducting fieldwork in Sarawak, a state located on the island of Borneo, Malaysia with diverse ecosystems, rainforests, and protected …
Nelson PhD candidate maps nearly one-third of the world’s croplands, rural and farming communities stand to benefit
Aparna Phalke, a PhD candidate in the Nelson Institute Environment and Resources (ER) program, recently received international recognition for her work in developing a high-resolution cropland area map of Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and Central Asia.