MARCH 1, 2021
University of Wisconsin-Madison Energy Analysis and Policy program celebrates its 40th anniversary and looks to the future
For more than four decades, the Nelson Institute’s Energy Analysis and Policy (EAP) program has been a leader in energy education, offering students in almost any graduate program on campus the opportunity to link big-picture energy issues with their graduate training.
FEBRUARY 26, 2021
Nelson affiliate finds that invasive species often start as "sleeper populations"
Nelson Institute affiliate and director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Center for Limnology, Jake Vander Zanden is the co-author of a new study published in the journal BioScience finds that many invasive species often initially go undetected in environments due to low population levels before eventually becoming a clear problem years or decades later.
FEBRUARY 25, 2021
Nelson Institute alumna and author Heather Shumaker shares advice with professional students
After more than twenty years of experience in land conservation and a career that spans many disciplines, Nelson Institute alumna Heather Shumaker has gained a unique perspective on environmental challenges.
FEBRUARY 24, 2021
Nelson Institute undergrad explores environmentalism through art
Growing up in California, Nelson Institute graduating senior Juan Antonio Torres experienced first-hand the devastating effects of droughts and forest fires, causing him to think critically about conservation efforts and the environment.
FEBRUARY 19, 2021
UW–Madison interior architecture student focuses education on culture, design, and sustainability
When Riley Palkert came to the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2017, she was confident that she wanted to pursue a major in interior architecture.
FEBRUARY 18, 2021
UW – Madison UniverCity Year program to partner with four counties and villages
The Nelson Institute is a proud partner of the University of Wisconsin-Madison program, UniverCity Year which will be expanding its impact across the state by partnering with four communities at the same time: Marathon County, Milwaukee County, Racine County, and the Village of Waunakee.
FEBRUARY 12, 2021
Nelson Institute researcher to share his work at Arboretum Luncheon-Lecture Cooper Rosin
On February 22, Nelson Institute postdoctoral research associate in Ecological Studies, Cooper Rosin will share his insight into wild meat hunting and poaching for elephant ivory during the Friends of the Arboretum Luncheon-Lectures Series.
FEBRUARY 11, 2021
Adrian Treves named Vilas Associate
Nelson Institute professor and founder of the Carnivore Coexistence Lab Adrian Treves has been named a Vilas Associate by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
JANUARY 26, 2021
UW–Madison engineering student finds purpose in multidisciplinary education, discovers passion for people, health, and the environment
Ana Diges, a senior majoring in materials science and engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is building a rich and purposeful education by pursuing multiple certificates and participating in a variety of educational programs.
JANUARY 26, 2021
Andrea Hicks named first Hanson Family Fellow
The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies is pleased to announce that Nelson Institute affiliate and assistant professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Andrea Hicks has been named the inaugural Hanson Family Fellow in Sustainability.