For decades, scientists have watched as the sea ice cover around Antarctica slowly grows over several months each year, and then mysteriously disappears at a rapid rate.
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.
Understanding and improving the mitigation and management of pathogens shared among wildlife, livestock, and humans, is the inspiration for Nelson Institute affiliate Wendy Turner’s research.
Wisconsin Sea Grant recently announced that two Nelson Institute affiliate research projects have been selected to receive funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Assumptions and gaps in population and reproduction data could lead to near local extinction for Wisconsin gray wolves according to a new study by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers.
Nelson Institute affiliate and La Follette School of Public Affairs Professor Greg Nemet and Nelson Institute affiliate and Professor, Jonathan Patz are featured in a Wisconsin Public Radio story discussing the future of energy.
Nelson Institute graduate student Vaishnavi Tripuraneni has been awarded a University of Wisconsin–Madison Teaching Assistant (TA) Award for Exceptional Service.
Implementing strategic ways that universities can promote sustainable education, action, and social justice is a primary goal for Nelson Institute alumnus, Reynaldo Morales.
Growing up in Vilas County, Wis., Water Resources Management (WRM) graduate Robert Rosner said his interests have always revolved around being outdoors.
The Nelson Institute sustainability certificate and Nelson Institute affiliate, Andrea Hicks, were among the programs and people highlighted in the March 3 edition of “Blank’s Slate”.
Wetlands and riparian land, or the area between land and a river, are essential resources that provide flood protection, erosion control, and a variety of other benefits.
It is estimated that about 60 percent of the plastic produced in the last seven decades is in a landfill or natural environment.
The past two decades have been the warmest on record, which has led to challenges for some of Wisconsin’s most popular winter recreational activities.
The Nelson Institute is a proud partner of the University of Wisconsin–Madison program UniverCity Year, which will be expanding its impact across the state by partnering with several communities including the City of Stoughton, the Town of Germantown, and Columbia, Outagamie, and Polk County. Additionally, UniverCity Year will be a part of a special partnership between the City of Sun Prairie, the Towns of Deerfield and Cottage Grove, and the Friends of Koshkonong Creek to study and recommend upgrades to the creek.
As a section chief with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Ben Callan has seen the impact that flooding and water quality issues can have on a community.
Combining hands-on technical training with a strong support system of fellow students, alumni, staff, and faculty is a hallmark of the Nelson Institute Professional Master of Science programs.
A novel study investigating the media coverage of soil conservation practices is poised to change the way organizations assess their efforts to educate farmers.
The Nelson Institute is honored to announce that three affiliates have been named Vilas Associates by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
New research led by experts at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, in partnership with several other universities, suggests that carbon emissions from the land used to grow corn can negate or even reverse any climate advantages of corn ethanol relative to gasoline.
Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE) and Department of Geography professor Holly Gibbs is featured in a recent article from The Guardian highlighting the challenges surrounding a landmark Amazon soy moratorium.
The Slesinger Award for Excellence in Mentoring, which honors those who provide excellent mentoring to women faculty, has been awarded to Nelson Institute professor Tracey Holloway.
The Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI), a nationally recognized collaboration of scientists and stakeholders working together to help Wisconsin policymakers and citizens understand the impacts of climate change, has released an assessment report that outlines the latest climate impacts and solutions.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has granted fellowship status to Stephen Russell Carpenter, a Nelson Institute affiliate and a professor emeritus of integrative biology at the Center for Limnology.
Maintaining clean, sustainable water resources for future generations is a personal and professional goal for Nelson Institute Water Resources Management student Daniel Igirimbabazi, who experienced water scarcity as a child.
Sharon Dunwoody, a faculty affiliate, and friend to the Nelson Institute, died February 4, 2022, after undergoing treatment for cancer in recent months.