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September 14, 2021
Nelson Institute researcher Tyler Lark publishes papers on sustainable cropping systems

Tyler Lark contributed to two recently published papers highlighting the impacts of turning grasslands into cropland. The papers, “Grassland-to-cropland conversion increased soil, nutrient, and carbon losses in the US Midwest between 2008 and 2016” and “Assessing the impacts of recent crop expansion on water quality in the Missouri River Basin using the soil and water assessment tool,” were discussed in a recent article on the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center website. 

 

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September 11, 2021
Alicia Hoffman receives $5K Research Grant

Congratulations to graduate student Alicia Hoffman on receiving a $5,000 research grant for “​​Increasing Transparency in the Graduate Hidden Curriculum” from the Inclusive Graduate Education Network. The award will allow Alicia and Zoë Brooke Zibton to implement and evaluate a graduate orientation that emphasizes assumed knowledge about graduate school. They already ran the first pilot program in August!

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September 10, 2021
Tracey Holloway featured in The Cap Times

SAGE Prof. Tracey Holloway talks about her air quality research and her affiliation with "Science Moms", an organization of mothers working to curb disinformation surrounding climate change.

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September 03, 2021
New Initiative and Papers from the Holloway Group

This summer, Tracey Holloway and Paul Meier in the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE) wrapped up the first phase of a new initiative to link air quality and health with energy and climate planning for Midwest states. With support from the Joyce Foundation, and continuing support from the McKnight Foundation, the Holloway Group has provided policy-relevant analysis of clean energy strategies to non-profits and state agencies across the Midwest. More at  https://hollowaygroup.org/project/health-benefits-of-clean-energy

In her role leading the NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team (HAQAST) Tracey Holloway has lead two papers to broaden the use of satellite data — one geared toward the health community in the Annual Review of Biomedical Data Science and one in EM, The Magazine for Environmental Managers. The new HAQAST team represents the third generation of NASA investment to bridge satellite data with user needs in health and air. Holloway was reappointed as the lead of this team from 2021-2025. More at HAQAST.org

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September 02, 2021
Congratulations to SAGE's Newest Ph.D., Dr. Aparna Phalke!

Her thesis title is, “Investigating the Impacts of Support Policies on Agricultural Land Use and Production with Satellite Remote Sensing: A Case Study in the Cross-Border area between Turkey and Bulgaria.”  Her advisor is Prof. Mutlu Ozdogan. Congratulations, Aparna!

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August 14, 2021
SAGE Alum Vijay Limaye Receives Nelson 2021 Rising Star Alumni Award

PhD, Environment & Resources and Epidemiology (2015). Jonathan Patz was his advisor.

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August 13, 2021
Listen to Jonathan Patz Discuss the 2021 IPCC Report on Madison's WORT Radio

"The Climate Emergency is Now"

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August 09, 2021
Jonathan Patz Quoted in NPR Story on Wildfire Smoke

Smoke has been funneling into Wisconsin at an unprecedented level due to wildfires and weather patterns, impacting air quality and sensitive groups. Researchers argue climate change is driving extreme heat that’s fueling wildfires and degrading the air people breathe... "These extreme events of drought and heat waves are definitely linked to climate change," said Patz. "They don't only affect those states that are burning in the West, but the wildfire smoke travels across the country. We've seen very high levels in northern Wisconsin and across the state."

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