AUGUST 25, 2011
UW"Madison limnologist receives international Water Prize
Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf presented Nelson Institute affiliate Steve Carpenter, UW"Madison Stephen Alfred Forbes Professor of Zoology and director of the Center for Limnology, with the Stockholm Water Prize Aug. 25 in a ceremony at the 2011 World Water Week conference in Stockholm.
AUGUST 22, 2011
Poverty and national parks: Decade-long study finds surprising relationship
If so many poor people live around national parks in developing countries, does that mean that these parks are contributing to their poverty? Yes, according to the conventional wisdom, but no, according to a 10-year study of people living around Kibale National Park in Uganda that was published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
AUGUST 18, 2011
Dunwoody receives AEJMC Research Award
Evjue-Bascom Professor Sharon Dunwoody has received the prestigious Paul J. Deutschmann Award in recognition of her research career at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
AUGUST 18, 2011
Kanarek: Cancer rates show it's time for global asbestos ban
The use of asbestos building materials in developing countries results in millions of preventable cancer cases, a University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health epidemiologist reports in the coming issue of Annals of Epidemiology.
AUGUST 17, 2011
Caught on tape: Researchers track, help protect elusive bear in Ecuador
While one of South America's most elusive animals makes its way through dense and rugged mountain forests, Nelson Institute researchers snap away, capturing images of the Andean bear. At least their hidden cameras do, set to automatically take pictures when motion sensors pick up activity.
AUGUST 16, 2011
Climate change could drive native fish out of Wisconsin waters
The cisco, a key forage fish found in Wisconsin's deepest and coldest bodies of water, could become a climate change casualty and disappear from most of the Wisconsin lakes it now inhabits by the year 2100, according to a new study.
AUGUST 5, 2011
'Science' invites Zhengyu Liu's perspective on glacial cycles and Indian monsoon
In an article published August 5 in Science, Zhengyu Liu offers his perspective on a new analysis of ancient lakebed sediments that challenges established views of Indian monsoon dynamics.
AUGUST 5, 2011
Is hunting wolves key to their conservation?
Hunters have been credited with being strong conservation advocates for numerous game species in multiple countries. Would initiating a wolf hunt invoke the same advocacy for the carnivores?
AUGUST 2, 2011
Student research: Micah Hahn seeks environmental clues to deadly virus outbreaks
Micah Hahn, a Ph.D. candidate in the Nelson Institute Environment and Resources program, is searching for environmental conditions that factor into Nipah virus (NiV) outbreaks.
JULY 28, 2011
Sea level rise less from Greenland, more from Antarctica, than expected during last interglacial
UW-Madison geoscience assistant professor Anders Carlson's new results, published July 29 in Science, reveal surprising patterns of melting during the last interglacial period that suggest that Greenland's ice may be more stable — and Antarctica's less stable — than many thought.