AUGUST 30, 2013
Janet Silbernagel: Intersecting science, nature and design
As a self-described designer at heart, Janet Silbernagel works at the intersection of art and science. It's from this perspective in her landscape conservation lab that she and a team of graduate students bring unique solutions to modern challenges.
AUGUST 22, 2013
Survey examines opinions about Wisconsin's first managed wolf hunt
Many Wisconsin residents supported the state's decision to initiate the first managed wolf hunt in state history from October through December 2012, but support varied significantly between people who lived inside wolf range and those who did not, a new UW-Madison study indicates.
AUGUST 14, 2013
Children exposed to lead three times more likely to be suspended from school
Children who are exposed to lead are nearly three times more likely to be suspended from school by the 4th grade than children who are not exposed, according to a new University of Wisconsin-Madison study funded jointly by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Wisconsin Partnership Program Education and Research Committee.
JULY 30, 2013
In the spotlight: Mutlu Ozdogan draws climate clues from satellite imagery
With access to more than 40 years of satellite imagery and innovative computer models, Mutlu Ozdogan is zeroed in on how humans are changing Earth's landscapes and to what effect.
JULY 8, 2013
Reading the fine print: Can conservation easements allow adaptive management?
As conservation easements gain popularity for protecting privately owned land, a UW-Madison scientist is trying to unravel a difficult question: In the face of environmental change, how well can these easements satisfy their conservation goals?
JUNE 13, 2013
Award celebrates partnership with International Crane Foundation
A conservation collaboration between the International Crane Foundation and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies was recognized June 12 at the UW-Madison Community-University Partnership Awards.
JUNE 11, 2013
Professional degree a new tool for conservation leaders
In the face of unprecedented environmental challenges that demand novel solutions, UW-Madison is now accepting applications for a model graduate degree program to train tomorrow's conservation leaders.
JUNE 10, 2013
Jack Williams helps solve mystery of last mammoths' disappearance
Jack Williams, director of the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research, is part of a team of researchers studying the survival and ultimate demise of wooly mammoths on St. Paul Island, Alaska.
JUNE 6, 2013
Video: Investigating the ecology of a deadly virus
Micah Hahn, a graduate of the Nelson Institute Environment and Resources program (Ph.D. '13), discusses her research on the ecological factors impacting Nipah virus transmission in Bangladesh.
JUNE 4, 2013
Summer gas prices: UW experts weigh in
$3.93 per gallon. 16-gallon tank. $62.88 to fill up. This is all-too-familiar math for drivers who are grudgingly footing their gas bills. Many will direct their frustration at station owners, oil companies or the government. But what factors cause these summer price spikes?