JULY 25, 2017
Cronon honored by British Academy
William J. Cronon, the Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at UW–Madison, has been elected to the newest cohort of Fellows of the British Academy.
JULY 18, 2017
Degree program uses satellite, drone technologies to solve environmental problems
Satellites, drones and other technologies are fueling a surge in detailed information about the atmosphere, oceans, land and wildlife. A new professional master’s degree will train students to put this wealth of data to work solving pressing environmental problems.
JULY 13, 2017
Study reveals interplay of an African bat, a parasite and a virus
If there is anything scientists are certain of when it comes to bats and their supposed role in causing human disease, it is that they still have a lot to learn.
JULY 13, 2017
New model helps cities make the case for bicycling and walking
In the face of climate change and evidence of increasing ill health from ailments such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes, a trio of scientists at UW-Madison’s Global Health Institute are expanding the transportation conversation.
JULY 12, 2017
Strengthening conservation's new generation
With pressure on the natural world mounting, the Luc Hoffmann Institute in partnership with the Nelson Institute Environmental Conservation Master’s Program are finding new ways of ensuring that conservation is relevant to society and has an impact.
JUNE 30, 2017
New study shows predictive accuracy of risk map for wolf threats to livestock
A new study published Friday (June 30, 2017) in the journal PLOS One shows that a risk map for wolf predation on livestock remained predictive for five years or more after its construction, with predictive accuracy exceeding 91 percent.
JUNE 19, 2017
New program makes vegetables, produce available for free on campus
The UW Campus Food Shed, a unique project started by environmental studies senior Hannah DePorter, will give students and faculty access to free vegetables and produce, stocked by UW agriculture researchers and local farms with excess crops.
JUNE 2, 2017
Harvesting data to grow farmers markets
A pair of UW-Madison researchers have created tools to help market managers around the country collect, interpret and utilize metrics to bolster their business model.
MAY 25, 2017
Climate change offers a comprehensive lens for public health
A new article in the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, co-authored by Jason Vargo, suggests that addressing climate change offers the best means to ensure long-term public health.
MAY 25, 2017
Government transparency limited when it comes to America’s conserved private lands
American taxpayers spend millions of dollars each year to conserve privately owned lands. These lands provide public benefits like timber, water quality protection and food. Yet, information about conserved private lands — including where they are and what protections are in place — can be hard to find, impeding the effectiveness of conservation efforts and taxpayer investments.