JANUARY 4, 2017
Aldo Leopold series involves community in environmental discussions
As environmental concerns grow more urgent, the work of Aldo Leopold remains a vital touchstone. The University of Wisconsin-Madison professor was a pioneering conservationist and the author of A Sand County Almanac, the seminal 1949 book about people’s relationship to nature. UW-Madison will honor Leopold’s legacy and connect it to our time with a wide-ranging series of seminars, lectures, and workshops.

NOVEMBER 7, 2016
Zebra mussels invade Lake Mendota
Last fall, students in a UW–Madison undergraduate limnology lab found invasive zebra mussels living in Lake Mendota for the first time. Center for Limnology (CFL) researchers monitoring for the invader continued to see the shelled freshwater mussel only sporadically.

NOVEMBER 2, 2016
NSF grant bolsters Nelson Institute program supporting STEM students with financial need
The Nelson Institute’s Community Environmental Scholars Program was recently awarded nearly $1 million to continue its mission in supporting, educating and graduating students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

OCTOBER 21, 2016
UW botanist leads petition to give Venus flytrap endangered species protection
University of Wisconsin–Madison ecologists have played a key role in a petition filed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Friday seeking emergency Endangered Species Act protection for the Venus flytrap.

OCTOBER 19, 2016
Reconnecting to the earth with Milwaukee youth
Having grown up and attended school together in the Milwaukee metropolitan area, UW-Madison sophomores Katie Piel and Natalie Hogan were well aware of food security issues throughout the city, but it wasn’t until college they started to learn how they could address the problems.

OCTOBER 11, 2016
Explaining the ‘terrifying’ trends of climate change: Q&A with climate scientist Galen McKinley
The earth is warming at a pace "unprecedented in 1,000 years,” NASA scientists report, threatening to breach the global temperature limits set in the Paris climate treaty that will take effect in November.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
UW-Madison’s UniverCity Alliance helps Wisconsin communities innovate, grow
This fall, the city of Monona will serve as a living lecture hall for many students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, thanks to a new program aimed at strengthening the connection between the university and communities across the state.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
New study examines where and how climate change is altering species
Like a casino dealer shuffling the deck, climate change is starting to reorder species from the grasslands of Argentina to ice-free areas of Greenland.

Scientific review critiques ‘shot-in-the-dark’ predator control
Most predator control methods implemented across North America and Europe have never been tested experimentally against accepted standards of evidence, suggests a new scientific review published today in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Nelson Institute partnership with South Madison farmer featured in Wisconsin Public Television show
The University of Wisconsin-Madison and Wisconsin Public Television have partnered for "Wisconsin's Homegrown Farmer," a program about the challenges facing a new generation of farmers that will begin airing Sept. 8.

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