May 25, 2013
CCR scientists Jessica Blois and Jack Williams article in PNAS use global climate models and fossil pollen data from the last deglaciation to test a fundamental assumption in biodiversity modeling: that the spatial relationships between biodiversity and climate relationships can be used to predict climate-driven changes in biodiversity over time. Good news: it can, at least for the recent past, with space-for-time models achieving 72% predictive skill.
May 17, 2013
CCR contributes to exhibit at the Oregon Area Historical Society Museum. Former CCR member Dr. Marjorie Winkler's PhD thesis on the Hook Lake Study is part of the display. Photos and other material were provided by Dr. Samantha Kaplan and Dr. Patricia Sanford. Another former CCR member, Melanie Woodworth, now volunteers and serves as the Museum Coordinator for the OAHS Museum.
May 14, 2013
Steve Vavrus is featured in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) discussing how humans have probably been transforming land cover on a global scale far earlier in time than is commonly believed.
May 13, 2013
Congratulations to Katie Holman who successfully defended her dissertation on May 13, 2013. Her research explored atmosphere-lake interactions in the Great Lakes Basin, including the connection between Lake Superior precipitation and transient Rossby waves.
April 25, 2013
Two UW-Madison students, Katie Holman of the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and CCR, and Cora Betsinger of Biochemistry and Genetics, have been awarded Reid Bryson scholarships for 2013 from the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research.
April 22, 2013
The La Crosse Tribune printed an article on April 22, 2013, investigating the question, "Is our extreme weather linked to climate change?" Dr. Michael Notaro was interviewed regarding climatic extremes in Wisconsin and their potential link to anthropogenic climate change.
March 28, 2013
CCR Associate Director, Dr. Michael Notaro, was interviewed by host Shelley Ryan for Wisconsin Public Television's "Wisconsin Gardener" show on the topic of Wisconsin climate change and its impact on gardening. It will be broadcasted on May 23, 2013.
March 27, 2013
Steve Vavrus talks about how ice loss in the polar north may deliver a frigid spring in the temperate zone.
March 22, 2013
The Winter/Spring issue of In Common Magazine has a special feature on CCR, its 50 years of excellence in climate research, and its evolving role in a rapidly changing world.