In less than five years of operation, the CALS-led Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center has produced a number of breakthroughs that may lead to a less oil-dependent future [...more]
ON THE COVER
What have we learned about biofuels—and where are we going? In this edition we catch up with work being done at the Great Lakes Regional Bioenergy Research Center some four years after its founding.
Biomass is not just destined for liquid fuel. It’s changing the way a diverse range of goods and services are being produced and provided in Wisconsin. [...more]
From CALS Interim Dean William F. Tracy
On Henry Mall
A new internship puts undergrads on the trail of foodborne pathogens
A new birdsong app identifies feathered friends by their tweets
That’s the question Edward Janus pursues in Creating Dairyland, a new book from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Not surprisingly, it’s a CALS Who’s Who, covering everyone from Stephen M. Babcock (“The patron saint of dairying”) to contemporary alumni in chapter-length profiles (including Karl Klessig BS’78 MS’79, Laura Daniels BS’97 and several Crave brothers). “Anyone [...]
Jiwan Palta uses gypsum to help Peruvian farmers improve their potato crop
Corbett Grainger uses motor scooters to impart the basics of environmental economics.
Marcin Filutowicz stumbled upon a potentially powerful biotherapy—using amoebas that feast on antibiotic-resistant bacteria to cure such ills as staph infections and diabetic ulcers
MS'75, PhD'79 Food Science
12 alumni who are grounded in soil science
The fast-growing hardwood is more than food for pandas
Producing honey is a strenuous team effort for bees