NOVEMBER 8, 2011
Study: Monkey mothers key to reproductive success of sons
In a study of wild primates, reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Karen B. Strier describes a monkey society where equality and tolerance rule, and where sexually mature males, still living at home, seem to get helpful access to mates by the mere presence of their mothers and other maternal kin.
NOVEMBER 2, 2011
Increased use of bikes for commuting offers economic, health benefits
Cutting out short auto trips and replacing them with mass transit and active transport would yield major health benefits, according to a study just published in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
OCTOBER 31, 2011
For land conservation, formal and informal relationships influence success
As the area protected by conservation easements has grown to 30 million acres, questions have multiplied. The answers are difficult to obtain, says Adena Rissman, an assistant professor of forest and wildlife ecology and environmental studies.
OCTOBER 20, 2011
Slideshow: Studying a landscape's carbon diet
The complex interplay between the earth's climate on global and local levels drives the research of Ankur Desai, professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and an affiliate of the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research.
OCTOBER 17, 2011
Patz discusses environmental health with Dalai Lama, Prime Minister of Bhutan
This week, professor Jonathan Patz has the special opportunity to co-chair a five-day conference with Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso titled "Ecology, Ethics and Interdependence."
OCTOBER 14, 2011
UW-Madison to collaborate on new federal Climate Science Center
UW-Madison is among several institutions that will collaborate through a new federal Northeast Climate Science Center to study the effects of climate change on ecosystems, wildlife, water and other resources.
OCTOBER 14, 2011
Graduate student film explores pleasures and perils of "living by fire"
Ernest Bingham's story, along with that of a young couple using one of his low-emission wood stoves, is told in a short film produced by Alexandra Rudnick and Nathan Jandle, students in the Nelson Institute Culture, History and Environment (CHE) graduate certificate program.
OCTOBER 13, 2011
Outreach efforts earn alumna award from public schools
Dolly Ledin (Water Resources M.S.'88) has earned the Madison Metropolitan School District's 2011 Community Support Award for her efforts in establishing afterschool science clubs and Family Science Nights at UW"Madison's Institute for Biology Education.
OCTOBER 11, 2011
Bird song app identifies feathered friends
Even the most experienced birders have trouble matching more than a handful of songs with species, but by melding his background in our feathered friends, teaching and genetics, Mark Berres may have answered the prayers of bird-watchers, researchers and even the most casual naturalist.
OCTOBER 5, 2011
Rescuing wolves from politics: Treves article appears in 'Science'
Adrian Treves is co-author of an article titled "Rescuing Wolves from Politics: Wildlife as a Public Trust Resource" in the current issue of the journal Science.