NOVEMBER 6, 2020
WICCI submits report to Governor Tony Evers' Task Force on Climate Change
The Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI), led by the UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), recently submitted a report to Governor Tony Evers' Task Force on Climate Change detailing the current and projected impact of climate change on Wisconsin.
NOVEMBER 5, 2020
Professor Cathy Middlecamp retires after four decades with UW-Madison
This January, Nelson Institute professor Cathy Middlecamp will retire after more than four decades at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During her time on campus, she has worked as an academic staff member in the Department of Chemistry, a tenured faculty member in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and the director of several programs, including one currently at the Office of Sustainability.
NOVEMBER 4, 2020
Water Resources Management cohort publishes "A Blueprint for Salt Sustainability on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus”
The Nelson Institute’s 2018-2020 Water Resources Management master’s program (WRM) cohort recently published the report, "A Blueprint for Salt Sustainability on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus,” which documents the findings from a two-year project that sought to better understand the use of salt on campus and ultimately achieve a 25 percent reduction in usage.
NOVEMBER 3, 2020
New research out of the Nelson Institute studies interactions between oil companies and Indigenous people
New research out of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies is exploring benefit sharing between Indigenous people and oil companies, a topic that Maria Tysiachniouk, PhD brought to Nelson along with her own theory of benefit sharing arrangements in the Arctic.
NOVEMBER 2, 2020
Virtual event to highlight Liz Hennessy’s book on the social and natural history of the Galápagos Islands
The Galápagos Islands, and their namesake species the giant tortoise, have long been a draw for everyone from pirates to professors. Made famous by Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution by natural selection in the 1800s, the Galápagos Islands are often seen as a natural laboratory, but over the years tourism has brought industry and infrastructure to the archipelago.
NOVEMBER 2, 2020
SAGE research highlights need for grassland conservation, agriculture support
New research from the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE) highlights the role grasslands play in supporting successful conservation and agriculture.
OCTOBER 27, 2020
Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment director co-authors a study highlighting the vulnerability of cellular networks to wildfires
A new study co-authored by Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment director Carol Barford, showcases the vulnerability of cellular networks as it relates to wildfires.
OCTOBER 26, 2020
From coffee to biodiversity: Nelson Institute study reveals how coffee farms influence tree species diversity in India
In a study recently published in the Annal of American Association of Geographers, scientists in the U.S. and India report that plant and animal biodiversity in the Western Ghats region of India is contingent upon the growing conditions of local coffee plantations.
OCTOBER 21, 2020
Nelson graduate cohort works to protect diverse water habitat, helps guide conservation of Waubesa Wetlands
A cohort of graduate students within the Nelson Institute’s Water Resources Management (WRM) program recently published a report that provides key insights on protecting the Waubesa Wetlands, a 371-acre state natural area located on the southwestern shore of Lake Waubesa in Dane County, Wisconsin.
OCTOBER 16, 2020
Nelson Institute and Conservation International partner on NASA land-cover and land-use project in South America
Two students from the Nelson Institute Environmental Observation and Informatics (EOI) program will have the opportunity to work with Conservation International on a NASA Land-Cover and Land-Use Change Program (LCLUC) project thanks to a grant from NASA.