Each year, the UK-based, climate-focused Carbon Brief website releases a list of the top 25 most mentioned scientific papers.
Since an initial Campus Climate Survey in the fall of 2016 and a follow-up in 2021, the Nelson Institute has prioritized addressing the experience for its faculty, staff, and students.
Imagine you’re on a beach, and you pick up one single grain of sand.
Lewis “Lew” Hanson, UW–Madison alumnus and devoted supporter of the Nelson Institute, passed away on November 23, 2022, at the age of 90.
When it comes to Wisconsin conservation and water management, few names are more synonymous than Stephen Born.
If you have ever asked yourself the question “What’s really going on in the ocean,” Assistant Professor Hannah Zanowski has the answers for you.
When Sarah Ensor was invited to open the Center for Ecology and the Environment (CEE)’s 2022 Fall Symposium, she accepted with a disclaimer: “What I would have to say as a literary scholar, environmental humanist, and queer theorist, would undoubtedly sound like it was coming out of left field,” joked Ensor, a Nelson affiliate and assistant professor of English, in her opening remarks.
I’m grateful for the opportunity to reintroduce myself as the director of the Center for Ecology and the Environment (CEE), the newest research center in the Nelson Institute.
On a brisk October afternoon, a group of University of Wisconsin–Madison students set out on three miles of trails winding through Mosquito Hill Nature Center to fully experience the outdoor community resource in Outagamie County.
The Nelson Institute’s Center for Climatic Research (CCR) will be partnering on a new initiative to support Wisconsin’s rural communities.
WICCI’s Community Sustainability Working Group addresses challenges and shares recommendations.
On Wednesday, Dec. 14, Bascom Hall hosted an intriguing trio: leaders from UW–Madison leadership, the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and the United States Department of Defense (DOD).
Take a look back at some of our favorite moments of 2022.
The first weeks of each UW–Madison fall semester are alive with activities, fairs, and events.
Their parents were forcibly displaced by a colonial dam project in 1958. Now, the residents of Lusitu, Zambia, rely on traditional knowledge to grow food in the face of climate change.
Allyson Mills, an environmental studies certificate student, was one of three winners of the Office of Sustainability’s inaugural Sustainability Writing Awards.
Students in Nelson Institute PhD candidate Jules Reynolds’ capstone course have had the unique opportunity to make a difference in their local community.
Ford Freyberg is starting a new chapter of his life. Recently married, he began a new job in October and will be moving out west early next year to live in the mountains that he and his wife love being around.
In his four short years at the university, Bennett Artman has taken on a full plate of activities and responsibilities to give back to the environment.
Have you ever wondered how insects fly? If you have, you’ve got good company in James Crall, Nelson affiliate professor and researcher in the Department of Entomology.
Did You Know?
It only takes one teaspoon of salt to pollute five gallons of water to a level that is toxic to freshwater organisms, according to Wisconsin Salt Wise.
For years, the prevailing belief among climate scientists was that Earth’s tilt was the primary factor in determining seasonal climate in the tropical Pacific.
“I believe the Nelson Institute is the only part of campus that has ever successfully won a National Science Foundation S-STEM grant,” says Rob Beattie, his voice tinged with excitement and pride.
Wisconsin’s changing climate conditions affect the structures and facilities we use daily.
UniverCity Year partnership helps Marathon County get less salty.