Posted on November 2, 2023
Invasive Species Alter Mendota’s Microbes
In the fall 2017 issue of Grow, Erik Ness highlighted bacteriologist Katherine (Trina) McMahon and her quest to understand Lake Mendota through its microbial […]
Posted on June 20, 2017
You might spot a buck, a bear or a bevy of otters. How an extensive trail camera project called Snapshot Wisconsin is engaging state residents in citizen science—and may lead to better wildlife management.
Posted on June 28, 2016
Breeding for Flavor
CALS scientists are breeding new varieties of produce that not only are delicious, but also will thrive in organic growing systems. And in a new collaboration called “Seed to Kitchen,” they’re partnering with chefs and farmers to help determine what works best.
Posted on November 3, 2015
The Future, Unzipped
Biochemist John Ralph and his colleagues have pioneered a technology that could revolutionize how industry produces biofuels and other value-added goods
Posted on June 9, 2015
The Fox, the Coyote—and We Badgers
Growing populations of these animals on campus and in the city have inspired a new study aimed at living better together
Posted on March 2, 2015
Biochemist Alan Attie tracks the internal mechanisms behind a fast-growing disease that takes millions of lives each year
Posted on November 20, 2013
An Astonishing World Revealed
Microbes inhabit our bodies by the trillions, yet how they benefit us mostly remains a mystery. As scientists work with animals to illuminate that complex dynamic, they are excited about the potential microbes may hold for human health.
Posted on October 12, 2012
Coping with the Climate
For Wisconsin farmers dealing with wild swings in weather, adaptation is the key.
Posted on February 24, 2012
Growing Future Farmers
A booming population means more mouths to feed—and more farmers needed to feed them. A number of CALS programs focus on bringing new farmers into the field.
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