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  • Posted on May 14, 2018
    Eyes on an American Marten Revival

    The American marten, a small, elusive member of the weasel family, was long thought to be extinct in Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands. Now, thanks in part […]

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    Class Act | Leah Johnson and Sustainability as the New Standard

    Leah Johnson BSx’19 didn’t have cable TV until her freshman year of high school. Even after the box arrived, her parents enforced a daily one-hour […]

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    The Poverty-Biodiversity Link in Western Amazonia

    In examining the loss of plant and animal life in the Amazon, scientists and the media often focus on the effects of deforestation. But a […]

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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 […]

  • Posted on March 7, 2018
    The Method Maker

    Gerry Weiss, a Grant County farmer, scientist, and permaculturist, recounts a lifetime of innovation and collaboration with CALS and UW Cooperative Extension

  • Posted on March 1, 2018
    Winter Awakens Spring Flowering

    To avoid the dangers of frost, many plants have evolved a knack for waiting for winter to pass before flowering. But the season’s cold weather is key to making it happen. Rick Amasino investigates this process — and the genes behind it — to reveal invaluable insights for farmers and plant breeders.
    Interview by Kaine Korzekwa MS’16

  • Posted on June 20, 2017
    “Legacy Phosphorus” and Our Waters

    A new study quantifies the need to reduce phosphorus in our soils—for the health of our lakes and rivers

  • Posted on March 4, 2016
    For the Birds

    A new version of the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas draws on the increasing power
    of citizen science

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    Age-Old Traditions, New Media

    Life sciences communication professor Patty Loew fosters intercultural learning with workshops that help tribal teens tell their stories in a digital world.

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    New Frontiers for No-Till

    A cost-efficient, less environmentally disruptive way of planting is proving effective with the heavy soils of central Wisconsin

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    Bees and Beyond

    CALS researchers Claudio Gratton and Christina Locke are providing science-based information and structure to the process as a broad group of stakeholders and citizens create Wisconsin’s first Pollinator Protection Plan.

  • Posted on November 3, 2015
    The New Old Forest

    Clear-cutting in past centuries left Wisconsin with very few old-growth forests—and fewer of the environmental benefits they provide. CALS has partnered with the DNR and other institutions on a long-term project to learn how such forests can be reestablished and sustainably used.