Feb 2, 2017
Three finalists have been named for the UW-Madison Arboretum director. Ellen Damschen, associate professor of Zoology; Randy Jackson, professor of Agronomy; and Karen Oberhauser, professor of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology at the University of Minnesota.
Jan 26, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $10 million to a consortium of Midwestern universities to establish a new research and training program to stem the spread of disease carried by vectors like ticks and mosquitoes.
Dec 20, 2016
As environmental concerns grow more urgent, the work of Aldo Leopold remains a vital touchstone. UW-Madison will honor Leopold's legacy and connect it to our time with a wide-ranging series of seminars, lectures, and workshops.
Dec 7, 2016
Counting birds, instead of hunting them, must have seemed pretty strange 116 years ago, but not anymore. Between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5, more than 75,000 people in the United States and Canada are expected to be counting birds, according to the National Audubon Society.
Oct 21, 2016
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.
Sep 28, 2016
We are pleased to host Dr. David Blehert, Chief of the Wildlife Disease Diagnostic Laboratories at the USGS - National Wildlife Health Center, as keynote speaker at the Wisconsin Ecology Fall Symposium on October 13 & 14, 2016.
Sep 13, 2016
The worms are not like the other night crawlers. They are not from around here. When held they thrash and jump. They do not live deeply, but they are very good at sucking down their food and passing it out in a gravelly residue.
Aug 29, 2016
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.
Jul 20, 2016
Tree sloths are among the most emblematic tree-dwelling mammals. They are best known for their pokey demeanor rather than the fact that they spend the majority of their lives in trees. But the slow-motion lifestyle of tree sloths is a direct result of the animals' adaptation to their arboreal niche.
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