Nelson Institute affiliate professor elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 30, 2020

Nelson Institute affiliate professor Lisa Naughton is one of six University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Naughton is a professor of geography focused on the social and political consequences of biodiversity conservation. Her research has focused on protected areas, wildlife and land use conflicts in South America, and she has studied public attitudes toward wolf recovery in the Upper Midwest. She directed UW–Madison’s Land Tenure Center from 2009 to 2013 and chaired the Nelson Institute’s graduate program in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development from 2007 to 2010.

“I am honored to be elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,” said Naughton. “Naturally I am thrilled by their recognition of my work, but more importantly, this news reflects national recognition of the value of the interdisciplinary environmental research so many of us do in the Nelson Institute and the Geography Department here at UW-Madison.” Read more.