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  • Posted on October 18, 2022
    A Soaring Success in Bird Conservation

      You could say Stanley Temple’s life has been for the birds. His interest in all things avian was nurtured at a young age by […]

  • Posted on August 2, 2022
    Where, Exactly, Are the Warblers?

      As humans continue to drastically alter landscapes across the country, birds suffer the consequences. By at least one estimate, the population of North American […]

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    The Genius of Prairie Strips

      Landscape ecologist Lisa Schulte Moore PhD’02 is planting new ideas in Midwestern fields. Thanks to her team’s research, innovative farmers are putting in bands […]

  • Posted on April 29, 2022
    Adaptable Aspens

      Watching paint dry has nothing on watching a forest grow. That achingly long wait has always made it challenging to study how forests adapt […]

  • Posted on June 16, 2021
    The Race to the Animal Vault

      The last known Pyrenean ibex, a wild goat named Celia, died more than two decades ago, the victim of a falling branch. But before […]

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    Research Creates Teaching Opportunities

      In 2015, genetics professor Francisco Pelegrí launched a course called Developmental Genetics for Conservation and Regeneration that ties directly to his ongoing research program. […]

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    Listen to the Forest – and Learn

      In the forest, life is often heard before it’s seen. Hikers and hunters are familiar with the creature chorus: cicada trills and tree frog […]

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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
    As Milkweed Goes, So Goes the Monarch

      It’s a sweltering August day in 2019. The sun gilds the flowering prairies of southern Wisconsin. Entomology graduate student Skye Harnsberger and her research […]

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    Conservation Takes a Village

      Teri Allendorf applied for the Peace Corps in the early 1990s with an eye toward East Africa, where she was hoping to use her […]

  • Posted on June 11, 2020
    ‘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
    Five Things Everyone Should Know about . . . ‘Plant Blindness’ (and How We Can Cure It)

    “Plant blindness” is the inability to recognize or notice the plants in one’s environment. For many people, it’s far easier to discern or recall an […]