Flooding and Bluff Erosion from Extreme Storms are Impacting Wisconsin’s Great Lakes Coastlines
Coastal communities and businesses will need to adapt to more volatile lake level fluctuations, with frequent fluctuations between extreme high and low lake levels, as the climate continues to warm.
Nelson Institute Key Player in College of the Menominee Nation Student Transfer Partnership
Students of the College of Menominee Nation have a direct transfer path the UW–Madison, thanks in part to the Nelson Institute.
NSF Grant Supports Internships at the Welty Environment Center
Through the efforts of Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research Interim Director Michael Notaro and Wisconsin Educational Leadership for Community Outreach and Mentoring for the Environment (WELCOME), with funding provided by a National Science Foundation (NSF) GEOPAths grant, three Beloit Memorial High School students participated in a one-of-a-kind internship program at the Welty Environment Center (WEC).
From California to Wisconsin to Costa Rica, Environmental Studies Certificate Student Pushes the Boundaries of Her Comfort Zone
For undergraduate student Claire Naughton, getting outside of her comfort zone is an experience she strives for. Originally from San Francisco, Calif., Naughton chose to attend the University of Wisconsin–Madison as an environmental science major with certificates in environmental studies, energy, and global health.
EOI Student Works to Preserve Wildlife at Home in Kenya
Graduate student Grace Cheptoo moved across the world to begin the Environmental Observation Informatics program at the Nelson Institute in May of 2021.
CHE Place-Based Workshop Covers the History and Culture of Nearby Land
Faculty and graduate students with the Nelson Institute’s Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) participated in the annual Place-Based Workshop (PBW) where they spent two days immersing themselves in the history and culture of the region north and west of Madison.
Nelson Institute Affiliate is Blue Planet Prize Recipient
Stephen Carpenter, a Nelson Institute affiliate, and a professor emeritus of integrative biology at the Center for Limnology, has been awarded the 2022 Blue Planet Prize by the Asahi Glass Foundation.
Patz and Vavrus Contribute Expertise in WPR Interview on Record-Setting Heat
Even prior to the official start of summer on June 21, Wisconsin has experienced several heat advisory days.
Environmental Conservation MS Student Hopes to Create Change Through a Career in Policy
Starting her career by writing about environmental issues, Mary Kate McCoy found herself wanting to do more to support conservation efforts.
UW-Madison professor appointed to Not Invisible Act Commission to address violent crime against Indigenous Americans
Grace Bulltail, a professor in the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, is among those appointed to serve on a commission focusing on addressing violent crime within Indian lands and against American Indians and Alaska Natives.