WARF award supports Nelson Institute climate change ecologist

Ben Zuckerberg has been awarded the H.I. Romnes Fellowship to support his research in ecosystem management during a changing climate

Ben Zuckerberg
Ben Zuckerberg

Ben Zuckerberg, Nelson Institute affiliate with the Center for Climatic Research, is among 18 faculty members awarded the H.I. Romnes Fellowship from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). The fellowship “recognizes faculty with exceptional research contributions” shortly after becoming tenured. 

Zuckerberg’s lab focuses on climate change ecology and researches how to best manage wildlife in a changing climate. He is currently partnering with environmental groups and natural resource agencies across the country to assess large-scale changes in wildlife behavior. Zuckerberg also teaches FWE/ZOO 660: Climate Change Ecology during fall semesters.

The H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowships are named after one of WARF’s late presidents and award each recipient $60,000 to be spent on research over the next five years. Read more about other H.I. Romnes Fellowship awardees and other WARF fellowship recipients here.