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  • 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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    Five Things Everyone Should Know about … Vampire Bats

    There are no vampire bats in Transylvania. Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula popularized the connection between Eastern European vampires and bats. But Old World vampire […]

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    Deer Disease Reservoirs

    Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a progressive illness that causes severe weight loss and eventually death in deer and elk. The disease has been detected […]

  • Posted on May 14, 2018
    Drones, Joysticks, and Data-Driven Farming

    Brian Luck grew up on an 800-acre corn and soybean farm in western Kentucky, so he knows well the look of a planted field from […]

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    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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    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 […]

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    In the Field | Alumni Making Their Mark 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 October 16, 2017
    Five things everyone should know about…Birds, Buildings, and Avian Mortality

    1 l Glass is invisible to birds. When birds see clouds or vegetation reflected in glass, they perceive it as open sky or habitat. Also, […]

  • Posted on August 28, 2017
    Into the Woods with FWE

    Regal hemlocks tower overhead, fragile ferns blanket the forest floors and ribbons of sunlight break through the canopy. That may sound like paradise, but for […]

  • Posted on June 20, 2017
    Candid Camera

    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 February 8, 2017
    Five things everyone should know about… Sloths

    1) A sloth is not a sloth. There are two types of tree sloths that diverged roughly 20 million years ago—two-toed and three-toed sloths, so […]

  • 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