A Wisconsin Idea win-win

A UW–Madison program called the UniverCity Year is partnering with communities across Wisconsin to find solutions to knotty problems and bolster the quality of life for the state’s citizens.

A view from space can save the trees

According to research led by Fanny Moffette, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, deforestation dropped by 18 percent in two years in African countries where organizations subscribed to receive forest cover warnings from the Global Land Analysis and Discovery system.

Researchers look for ways to store tens of thousands of genetic samples and use cloning to preserve and revitalize endangered — and possibly extinct — species

The Earth is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction event, and most scientists point to human activity as the primary cause. Each day, the planet loses an average of five to 30 species. While efforts are under way to preserve their habitat, these efforts may not be enough to save them. Extinct species, by definition, no longer exist. But their genetic material can live on in biobanks, offering the possibility of resurrection. Think of it as an extinction loophole.

Jonathan Patz receives WARF named professorship

He is among eight faculty who received the 2021-22 awards that honor those who have made major contributions to the advancement of knowledge, primarily through their research endeavors, but also as a result of their teaching and service activities.

Holly Gibbs receives 2021 GHI Seed Grant

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and Department of Geography associate professor, Holly Gibbs will receive support for her research from two 2021 University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) Seed Grants. Her research titled, “Health, …

Holly Gibbs is Romnes Fellowship recipient

This fellowship recognizes the leadership of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Trustee President H.I. Romnes and supports selected faculty up to six years past their first promotion to a tenured position. The research award may be used over a period of five years.

CCR Director Dan Vimont featured in L&S Magazine

In the article, he discusses his concerns surrounding climate change and the work he is doing to better understand it and mitigate its harmful impacts. He also outlines the ways in which his research has evolved to meet the challenges of climate change and the outreach he is doing to help local leaders and lawmakers understand climate science.