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  • Posted on June 11, 2020
    Precipitation and Groundwater Levels: It’s a Long-term Relationship

      The connection seems obvious: more rain means higher water levels. But it’s not always that simple. Many factors are at play, so it’s often […]

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    ‘There Is No Reason to Fear Bats’

      It would be hard to find someone more enthusiastic about bats than Amy Wray. She’s so fascinated by these winged mammals that she’s devoted […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2020
    19 in ’19

    The faculty ranks are growing at CALS, and it’s a positive sign for the future of the college. Some major challenges in the last few […]

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    The Soil Doctor Is In

    For Jingyi Huang, it all started with a pair of orange hula hoops. At least, that’s what they looked like to him when he was […]

  • Posted on October 11, 2019
    A Model Solution

    When agronomy professor Chris Kucharik and his wife, Amy, moved into a subdivision in the Town of Burke in 2006, they weren’t surprised to learn […]

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    More Green, Less Greenhouse Gas

    In 2013, the $10 million Dairy Coordinated Agricultural Project, or Dairy CAP, set out to assess the greenhouse gas contributions of the dairy industry and […]

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    From Poplar to Painkiller

    With a new method to synthesize a popular painkiller from plants rather than fossil fuels, a team of researchers led by biochemistry professor John Ralph […]

  • Posted on June 19, 2019
    Peru | New Potato Helps Farmers Weather the Frost

    In a country with more than 5,000 potato varieties, you might not expect the arrival of another one to be a big deal. But this […]

  • Posted on October 17, 2018
    Climate Change in Microcosm

    Jon Pauli is perched in the passenger seat of a mud-spattered Ford F-250. His ceramic mug brims with coffee as graduate student Evan Wilson guides […]

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    Controlled Burn

    In a small utility room in UW–Madison’s Animal Science Building, the world’s smallest and most precise forest fire is burning. The fuel today: 100 grams […]

  • Posted on May 14, 2018
    Vector Vigilance

    When you visit the UW Arboretum, you go to take a stroll through the woodlands, prairies, and flowering trees. You go to navigate the boardwalks […]

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    Living Science | Private Lands, Public Good

    With the warmer months upon us, the outdoor season is in full swing. There are hikes to take and birds to watch, fish to catch […]