MARCH 21, 2017
Yellow fever killing thousands of monkeys in Brazil
In a vulnerable forest in southeastern Brazil, where the air was once thick with the guttural chatter of brown howler monkeys, there now exists silence.
MARCH 16, 2017
Middlecamp receives Distinguished Teaching Award
Cathy Middlecamp, a professor in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, is one of 12 UW-Madison faculty members chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university’s finest educators. Middlecamp will be honored with the Emil Steiger Teaching Award.
MARCH 14, 2017
Study quantifies role of ‘legacy phosphorus’ in reduced water quality
A new study reveals that a "legacy” of abundant soil phosphorus in the Yahara watershed of Southern Wisconsin has a large, direct and long-lasting impact on water quality.
MARCH 1, 2017
New industry partnership honors student energy research
Four students in the Nelson Institute’s Energy Analysis and Policy (EAP) graduate certificate program are the inaugural recipients of awards aimed at stimulating research and debate among students around important issues in the energy sector.
FEBRUARY 24, 2017
Pfeiffer awarded 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant
Vera Pfeiffer, a doctoral candidate in the Nelson Institute's Environment and Resources program, has been awarded a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant for graduate research abroad. She will study ecology in the Czech Republic.
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
Bringing satellites to users can improve public health and safety
The drumbeat calling scientists to share their work with the public is as loud as ever, and Tracey Holloway is happy to answer. It’s just that education isn’t exactly what she’s offering. She’s got satellites.
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
Dan Vimont: Climate research and all that jazz
Dan Vimont was at a crossroads. With high school graduation approaching, he had been accepted to both the University of Washington, where he planned to study jazz piano, and Gonzaga University, where he considered pursuing physics. His heart said piano, but his head – and a nudge from his parents and other mentors – said physics.
FEBRUARY 6, 2017
Beyond eating: Indirectly, deer change the landscape
It is widely known that the white-tailed deer is a nonstop eater. Unless it is sleeping or fleeing from a predator, the keystone North American herbivore is nearly always nibbling.
JANUARY 25, 2017
UniverCity Alliance: Providing resources and saving money for Wisconsin cities
The UniverCity Alliance brings together students, faculty and research centers from across the UW-Madison campus and connects them to the places where people live. The goal of the project is to provide resources to communities to help develop the best solutions for urban growth and development issues.
JANUARY 11, 2017
Climate change is indisputable, despite political controversy
Recent developments in state and national politics have put climate change in the spotlight. As stories circulate in the media regarding positions on climate change within Wisconsin state government and the incoming presidential administration, several news outlets have published statements about climate change that do not align with established fact.