'Driftless' reading echoes Wisconsin's past, present, and future

The geography and culture of Wisconsin's Driftless area were celebrated recently through the words of writers known and unknown, brought together by UW-Madison adjunct professor Curt Meine and Ph.D. student Keefe Keeley.

UW geographer leads initiative against sexual harassment

UW-Madison associate professor Erika MarĂ­n-Spiotta is partnering with scientific societies and geoscience faculty colleagues from institutions across the country to develop sexual harassment bystander intervention training for the earth, space and environmental sciences.

Cultural value of natural world doesn't depend only on species diversity

The natural world might most often be counted and measured through the resources we extract from it, or the intrinsic worth of biodiversity itself. But UW-Madison zoology Ph.D. student Rose Graves has focused her research on uncovering a hidden value - people's cultural ties to the land.

The Disease Detective: UW researcher Tony Goldberg is on the hunt for deadly viruses

If you are Tony Goldberg, the unknown agents of disease are right under your nose. Sometimes they are even in your nose. For Goldberg, the ever-lurking emissaries of infectious disease are the epidemiological...

UW botanist leads petition to give Venus flytrap endangered species protection

UW-Madison ecologists have played a key role in a petition filed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Friday seeking emergency Endangered Species Act protection for the Venus flytrap.

Lake Mendota: a scientific biography

From the window of his second-story office overlooking Lake Mendota, Steve Carpenter can see the UW rowing team running drills. On a warmer day, he might glimpse yellow-hulled "tech" boats, piloted by amateur sailors, lurching around the buoys. Like all lakes, this one holds the past, present and even the future in its depths.


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