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  • Posted on November 8, 2021
    A Round-up of CALS Research

      A Safe Water Future Requires Action Today Ph.D. student Tracy Campbell MS’18 recently led an assessment of water quality goals for the Yahara River […]

  • Posted on June 16, 2021
    Class Act | Speaking Up for Farmers in Malawi

      Lusayo Mwakatika BS’21 grew his first garden at the age of 14. He harvested his own vegetables, sold them to friends and neighbors, and […]

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    A View from Space Can Save the Trees

      For government agencies and conservation groups, protecting forests can be a tall order. Their resources often don’t allow them to cover the sheer amount […]

  • Posted on October 1, 2020
    Five things everyone should know about . . . The Economic Impacts of COVID-19

      1. In a single month, the COVID-19 pandemic erased more than a decade’s-worth of new jobs. During the Great Recession (2007-09), Wisconsin’s employment level […]

  • Posted on June 11, 2020
    In the Field | Alumni Who Keep Water Safe and Clean

      Ysabella Bhagroo BS’18 “Restoring balance, enhancing beauty.” This is the mission of SOLitude, the lake management company where Ysabella Bhagroo works to enhance public […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2019
    Student Launches Scholarship Before Graduating

    Senior Abagail Catania BSx’19 couldn’t wait until graduation to make a difference in the lives of students like herself. So she didn’t. Instead, she established […]

  • Posted on October 17, 2018
    In the Field | Alumni Making Their Marks as Entrepreneurs

    Enterprising Alumni Many CALS graduates go on to launch small businesses, patent new products, and found successful companies, among other entrepreneurial endeavors. This special “In […]

  • Posted on May 14, 2018
    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 […]

  • Posted on June 20, 2017
    Unintended Consequences: Democratic Republic of the Congo

    For Dominic Parker, a professor of agricultural and applied economics, a research foray into mining practices in Africa dug up some unexpected findings. Parker wanted […]

  • Posted on October 24, 2016
    Mali: Helping women farm

    Women in many industrialized countries are all too familiar with the “second shift”—the domestic duties they still perform disproportionately (compared with their husbands) once their […]

  • Posted on November 3, 2015
    Mexico: Mapping the roots of poverty and inequality

    What makes development projects work? Jennifer Alix-Garcia, a professor of agricultural and applied economics, is diving deep into Mexico’s history to shed light on that […]

  • Posted on November 2, 2014
    Kazakhstan: Dam monitoring protects water supply

    Unpredictable flooding and droughts, which scientists predict will intensify with climate change, elevate the importance of dams for managing and storing water, even in places […]