Faculty


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Nick Balster
Associate Professor, Soil Science
njbalster@wisc.edu
http://www.soils.wisc.edu/~balster/
Research Topics: Plant-soil interactions in forest, prairie, nursery, and urban ecosystems, nutrient and carbon cycling, stable isotope ecology. Environmental education and outreach. Teaching and learning that center on the teacher-learner relationship.



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Bill Bland
Professor, Soil Science Chair, Agroecology
wlbland@wisc.edu
http://www.soils.wisc.edu/soils/people/faculty/bland.php
Research Topics: Agroecology, soil physics, plant water use, irrigation, agricultural weather information



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James G. Bockheim
Professor, Soil Science Professor, Forest & Wildlife Ecology
bockheim@wisc.edu
http://www.soils.wisc.edu/soils/people/faculty/bockheim.php
Research Topics: Carbon pools in soils of arctic Alaska, soil formation in Antarctica, sand-wedge casts and paleoenvironments in Patagonia, biogeochemistry of canopy gaps in Upper Michigan and soil properties for predicting age of faults in southern California



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Johanne Brunet
Associate Professor, Entomology
jbrunet@wisc.edu
http://www.entomology.wisc.edu/brunet/
Research Topics: 1.Gene flow by distinct pollinators, 2.Hybridization between native and invasive elm species, 3.Transgene spread



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Steve Carpenter
Wisconsin Ecology Chair Director Center for Limnology Stephen Alfred Forbes Professor, Zoology
srcarpen@wisc.edu
http://limnology.wisc.edu/personnel/carpenter/
Research Topics: ecosystem experiments, carbon and phosphorus cycles, natural capital and ecosystem services, ecological economics, resilience of human-environment systems



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William Cronon
Frederick Jackson Turner Professor & Vilas Research Professor, History, Geography & Environmental Studies
wcronon@wisc.edu
http://williamcronon.net/
Research Topics: American environmental history and the history of the American West. His research seeks to understand the history of human interactions with the natural world



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Ellen Damschen
Assistant Professor, Zoology
damschen@wisc.edu
https://mywebspace.wisc.edu/damschen/web/index.html
Research Topics: How landscape connectivity, habitat fragmentation, land use history, and climate change affect plant communities. How global change factors alter the relative importance of dispersal vs. local interactions and the resulting consequences for plant community diversity.



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Ankur R. Desai
Associate Professor, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies: Center for Climatic Research (CCR) and Center for Sustainability and Global Environment (SAGE)
desai@aos.wisc.edu
http://flux.aos.wisc.edu/twiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome
Research Topics: Our lab observes and models micrometeorological, ecological, and biogeochemical interactions of the surface with the atmosphere at regional to global scales, with a focus on anthropogenic influences to these interactions.



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Calvin DeWitt
Emeritus Professor, Limnology & Marine Science
cbdewitt@facstaff.wisc.edu
http://www.engr.wisc.edu/interd/limnology/faculty/dewitt_calvin.html
Research Topics: Redox potentials at water/peat interface in wetland ponds, statistical techniques development for evaluation of negative skewness in ectotherm thermoregulation, microcomputer techniques for ecosystem modeling, evaluation of mitigation procedures



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Holly Gibbs
Assistant Professor, Geography and the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment
hkgibbs@wisc.edu
http://www.holly-gibbs.com/
Research Topics: Tropical land-use change and bioenergy, particularly on the potential to reconcile food security, climate change and conservation goals.



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Thomas J. Givnish
Henry Allan Gleason Professor, Botany and Environmental Studies
givnish@wisc.edu
http://www.botany.wisc.edu/givnish/
Research Topics: The interface of ecology, evolution, systematics, and biogeography. Adaptive radiation. Phylogeography. Landscape ecology and restoration. Physiological ecology and biomechanics.



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Tony L. Goldberg
Professor of Epidemiology, Pathobiological Sciences
tgoldberg@vetmed.wisc.edu
http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/goldberglab/index.html
Research Topics: The ecology, epidemiology, and evolution of infectious disease



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Linda Graham
Professor, Botany, Limnology, Marine Science and Water Resources Management
lkgraham@wisc.edu
http://www.botany.wisc.edu/graham/
Research Topics: Origin and early evolution of land plants, biology of algae and bryophytes, aquatic molecular microbial biology, bioremediation and biofuels applications of algae.



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Claudio Gratton
Professor, Entomology; Outgoing Chair, Wisconsin Ecology
cgratton@wisc.edu
http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/gratton/
Research Topics: Landscape ecology, food webs, biological control, ecosystem linkages, lake-land interactions, biofuels and bioenergy, ecosystem services, pollinators, beneficial insects.



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Christelle Guédot
Assistant Professor
guedot@wisc.edu
Research Topics: Integrated pollinator and insect pest management; plant-insect interactions with a focus on chemical ecology, biology, and behavior of insects.



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John A. Harrington
Professor, Landscape Architecture
jaharrin@wisc.edu
http://www.la.wisc.edu/People/facstaff.html#harrington
Research Topics: Grassland/savanna ecology: preservation, restoration and management effects on composition, structure and function; role of perturbations including fire/grazing regimes in these systems; interactions of culture with restoration and preserve design.



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Alfred Hartemink
Associate Professor, Soil Science; Secretary General, International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS)
hartemink@wisc.edu
http://www.alfredhartemink.nl/
Research Topics: Digital soil mapping, soils, pedology, soil change, soil fertility, soil bibliometrics



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Tracey Holloway
Associate Professor, Environmental Studies, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and Civil & Environmental Engineering
taholloway@wisc.edu
http://www.sage.wisc.edu/people/holloway/holloway.html
Research Topics: Air pollution chemistry and transport at regional and global scales, including links between air quality and climate, energy, land use, health, and public policy.



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Sara C. Hotchkiss
Associate Professor, Botany, Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research and Nelson Institute Center for Culture, History & Environmentl
shotchkiss@wisc.edu
http://www.botany.wisc.edu/hotchkiss/
Research Topics: Vegetation history, climate history, ecosystem response to climate change, disturbance and landscape dynamics, and paleoecology



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Evelyn A. Howell
Professor, Landscape Architecture
eahowell@wisc.edu
http://experts.news.wisc.edu/experts/384
Research Topics: Conservation and stewardship of native plant communities with an emphasis on the restoration and management of temperate zone grasslands and deciduous woodlands.



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Anthony R. Ives
Professor, Zoology
arives@wisc.edu
http://ives.labs.wisc.edu
Research Topics: Theoretical ecology and population biology, particularly multispecies interactions and environmental fluctuations, and biological control in insect predator-prey systems; phylogenetically-based statistical methods for analyzing comparative data...



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Randall D. Jackson
Associate Professor of Grassland Ecology, Agronomy & Agroecology MS program chair
rdjackson@wisc.edu
http://agronomy.wisc.edu/jackson
Research Topics: Carbon and nitrogen dynamics in grasslands, species composition and diversity responses to disturbance, agroecology, bioenergy, grazing



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William Karasov
Professor, Forest & Wildlife Ecology
wkarasov@wisc.edu
http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/karasov/
Research Topics: The physiological ecology of terrestrial vertebrates, particularly the ecological implications of how they process energy, nutrients, and toxins.



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Jim Kitchell
Professor Emeritus, Center for Limnology
kitchell@wisc.edu
http://limnology.wisc.edu/personnel/kitchell/
Research Topics: Predator-prey interactions and their role in food web structure.



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Eric L. Kruger
Professor, Forest & Wildlife Ecology
elkruger@wisc.edu
http://forest.wisc.edu/kruger-eric-current-faculty-profile
Research Topics: Tree physiology and physiological ecology; Tree response to environmental stress, post-fire ecophysiology, impact of elevated carbon dioxide on tree growth and function.



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Chris Kucharik
Associate Professor, Agronomy & Environmental Studies
kucharik@wisc.edu
http://www.sage.wisc.edu/people/kucharik/kucharik.html
Research Topics: Field work on cropping systems ecology and ecosystem modeling in a framework that is geared towards understanding impacts of climate change and land management on the provisioning of ecosystem goods and services



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Carol Lee
Associate Professor, Center of Rapid Evolution
carollee@wisc.edu
https://mywebspace.wisc.edu/carollee/web/Lee/Lee.html
Research Topics: Evolutionary genetics and evolutionary physiology of invasive species; niche evolution; microbial metagenomics



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Richard L. Lindroth
Professor of Ecology, Entomology; Adjunct Professor, Zoology; Associate Dean for Research, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
lindroth@wisc.edu
http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/lindroth/
Research Topics: Plant-herbivore interactions; chemical ecology; impacts of global environmental change on ecological interactions;



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Steven Loheide
Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
loheide@wisc.edu
http://hydroecology.cee.wisc.edu/people/
Research Topics: Hydroecology, hydrogeology, river restoration, remote sensing, vegetative water use, sustainable land-use practices, vegetation patterning, stream-aquifer interactions, ecosystem function/services, human interaction with aquatic ecosystems.



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Craig G. Lorimer
Professor, Forest & Wildlife Ecology
clorimer@wisc.edu
http://forest.wisc.edu/lorimer-craig-current-faculty-profile
Research Topics: Forest stand dynamics.



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Erika Marin-Spiotta
Assistant Professor, Geography
marinspiotta@geography.wisc.edu
http://www.marinspiotta.com
Research Topics: Legacies of land-use change on biogeochemistry and biodiversity. Plant-litter-soil organic matter decomposition continuum. Microbial community function and composition. Carbon cycle dynamics. Drivers of global change.



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Peter McIntyre
Assistant Professor, Center for Limnology
pmcintyre@wisc.edu
http://mcintyrelab.weebly.com/
Research Topics: Ecology and evolutionary biology of rivers and lakes around the world, with a focus on understanding the origins and conservation of aquatic biodiversity.



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Galen McKinley
Associate Professor, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences; Faculty Affiliate, Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Resarch
gamckinley@wisc.edu
http://www.aos.wisc.edu/~galen/
Research Topics: oceanography, large lake limnology, carbon cycle, ecological-physical interactions, climate, variability, change



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Katherine McMahon
Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Bacteriology
tmcmahon@engr.wisc.edu
http://www.engr.wisc.edu/cee/faculty/mcmahon_katherine.html
Research Topics: The broad objective of my research program is to improve our capacity to predict and model microbial behavior, while searching for novel biologically mediated transformations that can be harnessed for engineering applications.



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Gregg Mitman
Interim Director, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Professor, History of Science
gmitman@med.wisc.edu
http://gmitman.com/
Research Topics: History of ecology, environment and health, 20th century life sciences, science in America, science and film.



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David J. Mladenoff
Professor, Forest & Wildlife Ecology
djmladen@facstaff.wisc.edu
http://landscape.forest.wisc.edu/
Research Topics: Forest ecology; landscape ecology; forest landscape modeling; restoration and sustainable management of forest ecosystems at landscape scales; conservation biology.



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Lisa Naughton
Associate Professor, Geography Research Fellow, Center for Applied Biodiversity Science, Conservation International
lnaughto@wisc.edu
http://geography.wisc.edu/faculty/profile.php?p=24
Research Topics: Biodiversity conservation in developing countries, Social conflict and land use around protected areas, Wildlife ecology in human-dominated landscapes, Property rights to wildlife



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John Orrock
Assistant Professor, Zoology
jorrock@wisc.edu
https://mywebspace.wisc.edu/jorrock/web/index.html
Research Topics: Behavior, ecological interactions, and how space mediates ecological and evolutionary dynamics. Particular interest in questions where these three themes converge, with a focus on biological invasion, conservation, metapopulations, and metacommunities.



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Mutlu Ozdogan
Assistant Professor, Forest Ecology Assistant Professor, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment
ozdogan@wisc.edu
http://www.sage.wisc.edu/people/ozdogan/ozdogan.html
Research Topics: land-use / land-cover conversion and climate change impacts on the global water and energy cycles and how these impacts interact with ecosystem goods and services.



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Jonathan Patz
Professor, Environmental Studies and Population Health Sciences
patz@wisc.edu
http://www.sage.wisc.edu/people/patz/patz.html
Research Topics: Environmental epidemiology of climate change, global environmental change and disease emergence, and energy, built urban environments and health impact assessment.



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Jonathan Pauli
Assistant Professor, Forest & Wildlife Ecology
jnpauli@wisc.edu
http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/pauli/
Research Topics: Population ecology of terrestrial vertebrates particularly related to conservation and management.



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Zach Peery
Assistant Professor, Forest & Wildlife Ecology
mpeery@wisc.edu
http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/peery/zach-peery/
Research Topics: Wildlife population biology, molecular ecology, and the biology of seabirds. Much of my research integrates methods and concepts from these fields to study the demographic and environmental factors limiting endangered species.



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Anna Pidgeon
Assistant Professor, Forest & Wildlife Ecology
apidgeon@facstaff.wisc.edu
http://silvis.forest.wisc.edu/people/Anna-M-Pidgeon
Research Topics: Habitat needs of vertebrate species and conservation challenges posed by human manipulation of habitat, with primary focus on avian species.



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Warren P. Porter
Professor, Zoology
wpporter@wisc.edu
http://www.zoology.wisc.edu/faculty/Por/Por.html
Research Topics: Spatially explicit climate, topography, and vegetation interacting with ectotherm and endotherm morphology, physiology and behavior, disease. Low level contaminant/pesticide mixtures affecting potential for survival, growth, reproduction.



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Volker C. Radeloff
Associate Professor, Forest & Wildlife Ecology
radeloff@wisc.edu
http://silvis.forest.wisc.edu/people/Volker-C-Radeloff
Research Topics: I am concerned about pace of human induced change in our environment. My research aims to provide solid data on the patterns of change, and to predict likely effects on biodiversity and forests be they wild or managed.



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Kenneth F. Raffa
Professor, Entomology
raffa@entomology.wisc.edu
http://www.entomology.wisc.edu/raffa/index.html
Research Topics: Forest Entomology, Insect Ecology, Plant-Insect Interactions, Chemical Ecology



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Douglas J. Reinemann
Professor and Chair of Biological Systems Engineering
doug.reinemann@wisc.edu
http://bse.wisc.edu/Douglas_Reinemann.htm
Research Topics: Doug is professor and Chair of the Biological Systems Engineering department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He is also affiliated with the Dairy Science Department, the Agroecology Program, and the Center for Integrated Ag Systems in CALS, the Energy Analysis and Policy Program in the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, and the American Indian Studies Program in the College of Letters and Science. Doug has been working at the interface between energy and agricultural systems for the past 25+years. His studies have included the environmental impacts of biofuels production systems, integrating renewable energy resources into the energy distribution grid, and understanding the cultural ecology of food, energy and water systems.



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Mark Renz
Assistant Professor, Agronomy
mrenz@wisc.edu
http://agronomy.wisc.edu/index.php?c=2&p=1&facid=83
Research Topics: Extension and research in the management of weeds in perennial systems. Biology, ecology and management of perennial weeds. Invasive weed management and restoration. Root biology of perennial weeds.



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Christine Ribic
Associate Professor, Forest and Wildlife Ecology
caribic@wisc.edu
http://forest.wisc.edu/ribic-christine-current-faculty-profile
Research Topics: conservation of grassland vertebrates in working agricultural landscapes, bioenergy and wildlife conservation, forest landscape change and wildlife conservation, research data archiving



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Adena Rissman
Assistant Professor, Forest & Wildlife Ecology
arrissman@wisc.edu
http://fwe.wisc.edu/facstaff/rissman.html
Research Topics: The relationships between society and the environment in ecosystem management, conservation, and sustainable use.



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Morgan Robertson
Assistant Professor, Geography
mmrobertson@wisc.edu
http://blog.as.uky.edu/robertson/
Research Topics: Wetland and Clean Water Act policy, wetland restoration ecology, ecosystem services as a concept for environmental management, and market-based environmental policy.



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Annemarie Schneider
Assistant Professor, Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment & Geography
aschneider4@wisc.edu
http://www.sage.wisc.edu/people/schneider/schneider.html
Research Topics: biophysical impacts of urban and peri-urban expansion



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Sean Schoville
Assistant Professor, Entomology
schoville2@wisc.edu
http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/molecularecology/
Research Topics: Molecular ecology, landscape genomics, insect biodiversity and evolution, climate change, and alpine biology.



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Janet Silbernagel
Associate professor, Landscape architectureChair, Conservation Biology & Sustainable Development, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
jmsilber@wisc.edu
http://www.la.wisc.edu/LCStudio_Silb/LCStudio/Welcome.html
Research Topics: Specialist in regional conservation strategies and landscape ecology; building forest conservation scenarios



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Doug Soldat
Assistant Professor, Soil Science
djsoldat@wisc.edu
http://www.soils.wisc.edu/soils/people/faculty/soldat.php?tab=1
Research Topics: Turfgrass, urban soils, nutrient management, water resources, soil testing, landscape irrigation.



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Emily H. Stanley
Professor, Zoology
ehstanley@wisc.edu
http://limnology.wisc.edu/personnel/ehstanley/home
Research Topics: limnology, aquatic biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology, linkages among aquatic ecosystems, ecology-geomorphology interactions, streams, lakes



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Glen R. Stanosz
Professor of Forest Pathology, Plant PathologyProfessor, Forest Ecology & Management
grs@plantpath.wisc.edu
http://www.plantpath.wisc.edu/users/grs
Research Topics: Forest pathology research, teaching, and outreach to keep forests green and growing!



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Shawn Steffan
Assistant Professor, Entomology
steffan@entomology.wisc.edu
http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/steffan/
Research Topics: Arthropod biology in the cranberry system; food web ecology, with emphases on the trophic structures of wild, feral, and cultivated cranberry populations in Wisconsin.



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Dave Stoltenberg
Professor, Agronomy
destolte@facstaff.wisc.edu
http://agronomy.wisc.edu/index.php?c=2&facid=63&p=1
Research Topics: Weed biology, ecology, and management, with focus on plant interactions in crop-weed communities.



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Ken Sytsma
Professor, Botany
kjsytsma@wisc.edu
http://www.botany.wisc.edu/sytsma/SytsmaLab/Welcome.html
Research Topics: Phylogenetic systematics, historical biogeography, adaptive radiations on islands & other phylogenetic topics



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Philip A. Townsend
Associate Professor of Forest Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, Department of Forest Ecology and Management
ptownsend@wisc.edu
http://www.fwe.wisc.edu/staticsites/townsendlab/index.html
Research Topics: The fundamental unit of study for most of our research is the watershed (usually examined at the landscape and broader scales), with specific studies concentrating on feedbacks and interactions between forest processes and watershed hydrology.



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Adrian Treves
Assistant Professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
atreves@wisc.edu
http://www.nelson.wisc.edu/people/treves/index.php
Research Topics: Carnivore Coexistence



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Monica G. Turner
Eugene P. Odum Professor of Ecology, Department of Zoology
turnermg@wisc.edu
http://landscape.zoology.wisc.edu/
Research Topics: Causes & consequences of spatial heterogeneity in ecological systems, Dynamics of natural disturbances & their effects on ecosystems, Fire ecology, Ungulate foraging dynamics, Ecological modeling, Ecological effects of land-use change, Landscape ecology



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Timothy R. Van Deelen
Assistant Professor, Forest and Wildlife Ecology
trvandeelen@wisc.edu
http://forestandwildlifeecology.wisc.edu/van-deelen-timothy-current-faculty-profile



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Jake Vander Zanden
Professor, Center for Limnology
mjvanderzand@wisc.edu
http://limnology.wisc.edu/personnel/jakevz/
Research Topics: Aquatic ecology, limnology, fish ecology, food webs, aquatic invasive species, conservation biology



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Steve Ventura
Professor, Soil Science Director, Land Tenure Center
sventura@wisc.edu
http://www.soils.wisc.edu/soils/people/faculty/ventura.php
Research Topics: Geographic information systems, public participation GIS, landscape process modeling, soil survey and soil information systems, land and resource tenure, GIS and land use planning



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Don Waller
Professor, Department of Botany & Environmental Studies
dmwaller@wisc.edu
http://www.botany.wisc.edu/waller/
Research Topics: Forest plant ecology; Monitoring ecological change; Deer impacts; How habitat fragmentation affects population persistence and community composition; Genetic threats to small populations; Plant community assembly - and disassembly - rules; Cumulative and long-term ecological change.



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John W. (Jack) Williams
Professor, Department of Geography; Director, Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research
jww@geography.wisc.edu
http://www.geography.wisc.edu/faculty/williams/lab/
Research Topics: 'No-Analog' plant associations and environments, Late-Quaternary land-cover change & surface-atmosphere feedbacks, Ecological responses to abrupt climate change



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Joy Zedler
Professor, BotanyAldo Leopold Chair, Restoration Ecology
jbzedler@wisc.edu
http://www.botany.wisc.edu/zedler/
Research Topics: Restoration ecology; wetland ecology; reestablishment of rare plants; interactions of native and exotic species; adaptive management



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Paul Zedler
Professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Senior Scientist, UW Arboretum
phzedler@wisc.edu
http://www.botany.wisc.edu/ecology/pzedler.html
Research Topics: Ecology of shrublands, forests, prairies, and temporary wetlands; fire ecology; restoration and creation of habitat for endangered species; rare species monitoring; conservation and restoration in agricultural landscapes



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Benjamin Zuckerberg
Assistant Professor, Forest and Wildlife Ecology
bzuckerberg@wisc.edu
http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/zuckerberg/
Research Topics: How climate change & habitat loss drive changes in wildlife behavior, abundance and distribution (primary focus on bird populations); and the use of citizen science to test ecological hypotheses at mutiple scales.




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