Chris Kucharik and colleagues publish paper in Nature, "Direct human influence on atmospheric CO2 seasonality from increased cropland productivity" (Nov 2014)

Chris Kucharik's lab group research of "Madison's Urban Heat Island" is highlighted in local media. Their paper published in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology was aimed at helping the Madison region plan for the future, to think about the impacts of the structures and local environments it creates. (UW-News, Wi State Journal, Channel 3, Fox 47, WPR-The Larry Meiller Show (Oct 2014)

Jason Vargo, Assistant Scientist at SAGE, will present "Our Urban Nature" at the Independently organized TEDx UW-Madison event "Designing Change", Nov 1, Memorial Union Great Hall.

The Earth Science Women's Network, co-founded by Prof. Tracey Holloway, is now a non-profit organization made up of more than 2,000 women across the globe. Read the story in UW News (10/14/14)

Mutlu Ozdogan's work to update Wisconsin's Land Cover Map profiled on local news: New State map takes shape in Madison (9/5/14)


Weston Roundtable Lecture Series

The Weston Roundtable is a weekly lecture series with on- and off-campus leaders in sustainability science, engineering, and policy. The unique, discussion-heavy format aims to build a community around policy-relevant sustainability science and engineering topics. The weekly 4:15-5:15 PM meeting includes a 40-45 minute presentation, followed by 15-20 minutes of discussion. Each meeting is preceded by coffee, tea, cookies, and conversation. All lectures are free and open to the public

Location: 1106 Mechanical Engineering, 1513 University Avenue, unless otherwise noted

Nov 20: Earth Science Women's Network Panel
• Tracey Holloway (moderator), UW–Madison, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
• Rebecca Barnes, Colorado College Environmental Program
• Carmen Rodriguez, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
• Emily Fischer, Colorado State University Department of Atmospheric Science
• Manda Adams, National Science Foundation, Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Division
• Erika Marin-Spiotta, UW–Madison Department of Geography
• Meredith Hastings, Brown University, Department of Geological Sciences

"BUILDING COMMUNITIES TO BUILD CAREERS – Lessons from the Earth Science Women's Network" The Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN) is an international peer-networking organization with over 2000 members in more than 50 countries (, with an emphasis on early-career scientists. ESWN’s mission is "building community, building careers,” and it has served scientists in atmospheric science, geology, biogeosciences, oceanography, ecology and other Earth Sciences for over a decade.This week's panel is the first that the ESWN Board has presented. The group will address challenges and opportunities facing women in science, and the role of networks in supporting discovery and learning. Join us to discuss solutions and strategies to help support scientific careers, and opportunities for institutions to support the advancement of women in science and academia.

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Student News and Awards

Mallika Nocco was awarded a 2-year EPA Star Fellowship grant for her research project "Potatoes for Trout: Managing Agricultural and Aquatic Ecosystem Services in the Wisconsin Central Sands" (Oct 2014)

Congratulations to Valerie Stull on being a finalist in the UW-Madison Climate Quest Competition. Valerie and Rachel's project MIGHTi exlpores microlivestock farming – production of edible insects – as a means to cultivate an inexpensive and low environmental impact nutrient source that will be sustainable in a changing climate, while simultaneously mitigating food insecurity and empowering women in developing areas such as rural Zambia.
(Sept 2014)

Updated: 11/19/14

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