Upcoming Ecology Events

You can post ecology-related events to the Nelson Institute environmental events calendar and they will be listed here as well.
Submit a new event here.

Additional event calendars of interest to UW ecologists:

Biology Colloquia and Seminars
Climate, People and Evironment Program Seminars
Entomology Seminars
Forest and Wildlife Ecology Seminars
Limnology and Marine Science Seminars
JF Crow Institute Evolution Seminars
Weston Roundtable Series
Yi-Fu Tuan Lectures


Arboretum Walk: Sights, Sounds, and Smells of the Arboretum

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: December 9, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Family Walk: Our Feathered Friends

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: December 9, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Wisconsin Sustainable Business Conference

Date: December 13, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Mechanical Engineering, 1 John Nolen Drive
Category: Conference/Symposium
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Grady Tract

Date: December 15, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Grady Tract parking lot, Southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and W. Beltline Frontage Rd.
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Walk: Winter Birds

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: December 16, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Night Walk: Solstice

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: December 21, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

Date: December 22, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Walk: Arboretum Sampler

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: December 23, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Walk: Conifers

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: December 30, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Night Walk: New Year's Eve

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: December 31, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Wingra Oak Savanna

Date: January 5, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Arbor Dr. parking lot, off Monroe St.
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Walk: Phenology

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: January 6, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Class: Multifunctional Rain Gardens

Speaker: Gail Epping Overholt - Arboretum education coordinator
Date: January 8, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Arboretum Winter Enrichment Lecture: In Defense of Public Lands—The Case Against Privatization and Transfer

Speaker: Steven Davis - professor of political science
Date: January 10, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

Date: January 12, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Walk: Looking for Animal Signs

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: January 13, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Family Walk: The Nature of Snow

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: January 13, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Winter Enrichment Lecture: Using Soundscapes to Understand How Nature Works

Speaker: Bryan Pijanowski - professor and University Scholar, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, and director, Center for Global Soundscapes, Purdue University
Date: January 17, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Grady Tract

Date: January 19, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Grady Tract parking lot, Southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and W. Beltline Frontage Rd.
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Walk: Winter Wonderland

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: January 20, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Night Walk: Blood Moon Eclipse

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: January 20, 2019
Time: 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Winter Enrichment Lecture: Using Birds to Conserve Landscapes Worldwide

Speaker: Jeb Barzen - ecologist, Private Lands Conservation LLC
Date: January 24, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

Speaker: Jeb Barzen - ecologist, Private Lands Conservation LLC
Date: January 26, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Walk: January Thaw

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: January 27, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Family Nature Program: Winter Animals

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: January 27, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Winter Enrichment Lecture:

Speaker: Laura Jackson - director, Tallgrass Prairie Center
Date: January 31, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Wingra Oak Savanna

Date: February 2, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Arbor Dr. parking lot,, off Monroe St
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Walk: Feathered Travelers

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: February 3, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Winter Enrichment Lecture: Can Evolutionary Biology Help Us Restore Prairies?

Speaker: Andrew Hipp - senior scientist in plant systematics and herbarium curator, The Morton Arboretum
Date: February 7, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

Date: February 9, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Walk: Life Underground

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: February 10, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Family Walk: Animal Tracks

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: February 10, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Grady Tract

Date: February 16, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Grady Tract parking lot, Southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and W. Beltline Frontage Rd.
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Class: The Art of Pruning

Speaker: David Stevens - Longenecker Horticultural Gardens curator
Date: February 16, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Arboretum Night Walk: Hunger Moon

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: February 16, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Walk: Enduring a Woodland Winter

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: February 17, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Liquid Decolonial: Seas, Oceans, and Rivers in the Age of Racial Anthropocene

Speaker: Françoise Vergès - Activist and Scholar
Date: February 20, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: H.F. DeLuca Forum Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St.
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Arboretum Winter Enrichment Lecture: Immobile Yet Responsive—How Trees Interact with Their Environment

Speaker: Kate McCulloh - professor and University Scholar, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purassistant professor, Department of Botany, UW–Madisondue University, and director, Center for Global Soundscapes, Purdue University
Date: February 21, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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A Roundtable on the Anthropocene, with Gabrielle Hecht, Dan Richter, and Françoise Vergès

Speaker: Gabrielle Hecht, Dan Richter, and Françoise Vergès
Date: February 21, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: H.F. DeLuca Forum Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St.
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Anthropocene Seminar with Gabrielle Hecht, Dan Richter, and Françoise Vergès

Speaker: Gabrielle Hecht, Dan Richter, and Françoise Vergès
Date: February 22, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 175 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St.
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Anthropocene Seminar with Gabrielle Hecht, Dan Richter, and Françoise Vergès

Speaker: Gabrielle Hecht, Dan Richter, and Françoise Vergès
Date: February 22, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 175 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St.
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

Date: February 23, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Volunteer Opportunity
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Arboretum Walk: Signs of Spring

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: February 24, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Family Nature Program: Tracking Natural Cycles

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: February 24, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Winter Enrichment Lecture: Action on Climate Change—The Largest Health Intervention of the Twenty-First Century

Speaker: Jonathan Patz - director, Global Health Institute, UW–Madison
Date: February 28, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Arboretum Special Event: Green Fire Brown Bag Lunch

Date: March 1, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Film
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Arboretum Special Event: 14th-Annual Madison Reads Leopold

Date: March 2, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:45 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Arboretum Walk: In Leopold's Footsteps

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: March 3, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Family Nature Program: Celebrating Aldo Leopold

Speaker: Arboretum naturalist
Date: March 3, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy
Category: Outdoor Field Trip/Walk/Tour
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Arboretum Winter Enrichment Lecture: 50 Years of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association

Speaker: Tracy Hames - executive director, Wisconsin Wetlands Association
Date: March 7, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Arboretum Winter Enrichment Lecture: Native Plant Gardens at the Arboretum: Then and Now

Speaker: Susan Carpenter - Native Plant Gardener, UW Arboretum
Date: March 14, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Chemical Violence and Decolonial Futures

Speaker: Michelle Murphy - Professor of History, University of Toronto
Date: March 27, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: H.F. Deluca Forum Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St.
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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A Roundtable on the Capitalocene, with Shona Jackson, Jason Moore, and Michelle Murphy

Speaker: Shona Jackson, Jason Moore, and Michelle Murphy
Date: March 28, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: H.F. Deluca Forum Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St.
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Capitalocene Seminar with Shona Jackson, Jason Moore, and Michelle Murphy

Speaker: Shona Jackson, Jason Moore, and Michelle Murphy
Date: March 29, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 175 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St.
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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An Evening of Conversation with Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing

Speaker: Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing
Date: April 18, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Varsity Hall Union South, 1308 West Dayton St
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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Plantationocene Seminar with Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing

Speaker: Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing
Date: April 19, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 175 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St.
Category: Lecture/Seminar/Talk
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