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  • Posted on October 18, 2022
    Once and Future Wildfires

      On a blustery spring day, Jed Meunier MS’05 and his team are climbing Wisconsin’s Castle Rock bluff, searching for treasure. From the outside, the […]

  • 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 […]

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    A Round-Up of CALS Research for Spring 2022

      Healthier Prisoners, Safer Community The presence of a state prison in a county was associated with 11% more COVID-19 cases during the spring and […]

  • Posted on November 8, 2021
    A Look Back on a Campaign for the Future

      In the fall of 2015, the University of Wisconsin–Madison set its sights on the future — and it set them high. The ambitious goal: […]

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    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 […]

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    Guardians of Health, Safety, and the Environment

      Emily Pedersen BS’11 and Henry Bauman BS’98 know just how quickly our water, air, and picturesque landscapes can be spoiled by human activity. But […]

  • Posted on June 16, 2021
    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 […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2021
    A Moveable Feast for Predators

      Ecologists at CALS have found that carnivores living near people can get more than half of their diets from human food sources, a major […]

  • Posted on October 1, 2020
    The Age of Ecological Forecasting

      When El Niño approaches, driven by warm Pacific Ocean waters, we’ve come to expect both drenching seasonal rains in the southern United States and […]

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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 […]