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.
SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
Microformer team wins second place in student humanitarian competition
Three College of Engineering graduate students won second place and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers 2011 Distinguished Student Humanitarian Prize for their work on the Microformer, a low-cost transformer built with recycled electrical components that began as an entry in the 2010 Climate Leadership Challenge.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
Collaboration with The Natural Step Monona has real-world impacts for students, community
While sustainability discussions have taken place all over the globe, serious challenges remain in engaging local communities. Environmental researchers need to address this issue. Seeing this as an opportunity, in the fall of 2008 I began volunteering with The Natural Step Monona, a grassroots community organization in Madison's neighboring city.