Monica White named Distinguished Chair
The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies has named Monica White the Gaylord A. Nelson Distinguished Chair in Integrated Environmental Studies.
From the Terrace to Tropical Conservation: How a terrace chair inspired community conservation efforts
For Nelson Institute alumna Carolina Toapanta, the University of Wisconsin-Madison was not only a place of education, but inspiration.
Nelson undergraduate looks to combat environmental issues via law and public policy
As she completes her last semester at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, environmental and legal studies major Claire Cooper has her sights set on defending the environment through law and policy.
Environmental Professional Programs announces new webinar series
This fall, prospective students can engage with program leaders to learn more about the professional master’s programs offered with the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.
Environmental Studies major Alayna Lotto brings sustainability to architecture and design
Undergraduate student Alayna Lotto began at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018 with too many interests to choose from.
Department of the Interior Announces Host for Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center
The Department of the Interior today announced the location of the newest Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC), the ninth and final CASC in the national network dedicated to providing science to help managers of the country’s fish and wildlife resources adapt to climate change.
Dean Robbins featured in The Seldoms’ GRASS
Nelson Institute dean, Paul Robbins will be adding thespian to his long list of professional accomplishments as he joins The Seldoms for their new multimedia piece, GRASS.
What does the rainforest sound like? A new children’s ebook by UW-Madison professor Zuzana Buřivalová explores the soundscape of Borneo’s rainforest
Deep in Borneo's rainforest, among the 10,000 species of plants and a canopy of trees, one might hear the growl of a Clouded leopard, the howl of an orangutan, or the call of the Rhinoceros hornbill.
Tyler Lark and Seth Spawn present to National Academies of Science Committee
Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE) researchers Tyler Lark and Seth Spawn recently presented to a National Academies of Sciences committee investigating the current methods for life cycle analyses of low-carbon transportation fuels.
Tracey Holloway and Jenny Bratburd develop a guide to satellite data for air quality managers
Satellite data provides a variety of air quality insight and information for city, county, and national level environmental managers.
Nelson Institute researcher Tyler Lark publishes papers on sustainable cropping systems
Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE) researcher Tyler Lark contributed to two recently published papers highlighting the impacts of turning grasslands into cropland.
Nearby forest loss predicts future deforestation on protected lands
New research from Nelson Institute and Department of Forest & Wildlife Ecology assistant professor, Zuzana Buřivalová shows that the health of protected forests is dependent on the status of the areas surrounding them.
Why cities around Wisconsin are feeling the heat
While Wisconsin may be known for its “frozen tundra,” an increase in hot, humid summer days is bringing attention to Wisconsin’s urban heat islands and their impact on human health.
Graduate student Justyn Huckleberry awarded Jordan Prize
Nelson Institute Environment and Resources PhD candidate Justyn Huckleberry was recently awarded the 2021 Jordan Prize for her paper, “Displacing Farmers and their Non/Human Relations through Internationally Funded Copper Mining in Botswana.”
Robbins and Moore reflect on the uncomfortable truths surrounding the history of conservation
In The Breakthrough Institute article, “John Muir’s tormented landscape: Why conservation’s original sin always returns,” Nelson Institute dean, Paul Robbin and associate professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Sarah Moore explore the history of conservation in the United States and the trauma that surrounds a sometimes violent past through the lens of John Muir’s memoir, Boyhood and Youth.
Anna Gade a featured speaker at Honeyland virtual event
Nelson Institute associate dean for research and education, Anna Gade will be the featured speaker at the virtual Honeyland Film Discussion on September 1 at 8 p.m. CT.
International student overcomes challenges on her way to completing the Environmental Conservation MS
From her career as a veterinarian specializing in animal behavior to the development of the Public Policy of Animal Welfare and the direction of a government entity to protect animals in Bogotá, Liliana Rodríguez has …