by Meghan Lepisto, UW-Madison Communications Environmental historian and University of Wisconsin-Madison professor William Cronon has been presented with The Wilderness Society’s Robert Marshall Award — the organization’s highest civilian honor — for his contributions to the protection of America’s wild places. The award, named for wilderness visionary Robert Marshall, is given to a private citizen who has made […]
Undergraduate student Nadia Carlson, dual majoring in geography and environmental studies, was the recent recipient of a 2014 SIRE-REU Award. The Sustainability Innovation in Research and Education-Research Experience for Undergraduates (SIRE-REU) awards, granted by the UW-Madison Office of Sustainability, support undergraduate contributions to established research projects supported by external grants. The program is intended to […]
by Kelly April Tyrrell, UW-Communications Researchers say they looked at the combined effects of land use decisions and climate change because, while there are many studies of each, the two factors need to be examined together. As climate change alters habitats for birds and bees and everything in between, so too does the way humans decide […]
The History of Cartography Project, in the UW–Madison Geography Department, has received a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Beginning September 2014, the funding will facilitate editorial preparation of Cartography in the Nineteenth Century, Volume Five of the award-winning reference book series The History of Cartography. The six-volume History provides a comprehensive account […]
Story by Käri Knutson, UW Communications Caroline Rose remembers the first time she saw Lake Mendota. The Minnesota native had been accepted at UW-Madison and came to campus for a visit. “It was this beautiful, sunny day,” Rose says. “There were sailboats out on the lake and it just looked so peaceful.” Like so many […]
NSF Science Now spotlights the soil carbon research of Profs. Erika Marín-Spiotta & Joe Mason and former Ph.D. student, Nina Trautmann Chaopricha. For more about their recent research findings, see this related article.
Cartography graduate student, Caroline Rose, is leaving her mark at the University in the form of a permanent map installation at the Memorial Union. On May 19, 2014, a dedication ceremony was held for her recently completed three-dimensional, magnetic bathymetric map of Lake Mendota in the newly renovated Wisconsin Hoofers space in the Union.
The Department of Geography seeks to fill a 40% lecturer position for the Fall 2014 semester teaching Introduction to GIS (Geog 377). The class is Tuesday and Thrusday from 4:00-5:15. Details can be found here. To ensure consideration, applications should submit resume and cover letter (preferably as a single PDF document) to Sharon Kahn (firstname.lastname@example.org) […]
The University of Wisconsin-Madison and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are partnering on a project to map the current land cover of Wisconsin. The resulting digital database will replace a statewide land cover map created by DNR using 1991-1993 data. The State Cartographer’s Office (SCO) is coordinating the overall effort. A Science Team from […]
by Terry Devitt, UW Communications Soils that formed on the Earth’s surface thousands of years ago and that are now deeply buried features of vanished landscapes have been found to be rich in carbon, adding a new dimension to our planet’s carbon cycle. The finding, reported May 25, 2014 in the journal Nature Geoscience, is […]