July 17, 2014
The 2014 G-WOW Institute was held in Ashland, Wisconsin in July 2014. G-WOW stands for Gikinoo'wizhiwe Onji Waaban (Guiding for Tomorrow) Changing Climate, Changing Culture. G-WOW aims to increase awareness of how climate change is affecting Lake Superior's coastal environment, people, cultures, and economies. The institute attracted roughly 30 elementary through high school educators in the Great Lakes region.
July 10, 2014
Dr. Michael Notaro provided 3 1/2 hours of training to the educators through three seminars: "Climate Change 101", "Tips and Tools for Educating about Climate Change and Taking Action", and "Addressing the Climate Change Controversy."
June 25, 2014
On June 25, 2014, Dr. Notaro served on a panel on climate downscaling for the Great Lakes Basin at the GLAA-C Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region Conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Representing CCR and WICCI, he summarized ongoing research on dynamical downscaling of lake-effect snow projections and addressed questions on downscaling methods and applications.
June 12, 2014
The collaboration among Dr. Michael Notaro of CCR, Dr. Michael Schummer of Long Point Waterfowl and SUNY Oswego, and Dr. Chris Hoving of Michigan DNR, and their recently published study on snow and winter severity projections for central-eastern North America with wildlife implications, are the focus of a news story by the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC.
May 20, 2014
The University of Wisconsin—Madison, home of pioneering ecologists who studied lakes, forests, wetlands and prairies, is playing a key role in the next wave of ecological research: large teams of scientists confronting the dilemma of a changing climate on a shrinking planet.
May 8, 2014
Jack Williams has been honored with a Romnes Faculty Fellowship. The Romnes award recognizes exceptional faculty members who have earned tenure within the last six years. The winners receive an unrestricted $50,000 award for research, supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). The award is named for the late H.I. Romnes, former president of the WARF Board of Trustees.
May 6, 2014
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers, including many affiliated with the Nelson Institute, contributed to the third U.S. National Climate Assessment released by the White House on May 6.
April 25, 2014
Samuel Munoz and Jack Williams were featured in an news story and paper regarding the mysterious abandonment of one of North America's first big cities that may be linked to a massive Mississippi River flood 1,800 years ago.
April 23, 2014
Climate Quest is a competition that will award significant grant opportunities to teams with practical, high-impact solutions to mitigate or adapt to climate change. Climate Quest is led by the UW–Madison Office of Sustainability in partnership with the Global Health Institute, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and Wisconsin Energy Institute.