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Adrian Treves

Adrian Treves

Professor of environmental studies

Expert on coexistence and conflicts between people and wildlife worldwide, especially wolves, bears, and big cats.

Pamela Ruegg

Pamela Ruegg

Professor, dairy science; extension milk quality specialist

Expert on prevention and treatment of bovine mastitis and on-farm factors that influence milk quality and safety

Fred Madison

Fred Madison

Professor, soil science, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey

Expert on impacts of agriculture on environment; animal waste management; impacts of agriculture on surface- and groundwater

Peter (Pete) Nowak

Peter (Pete) Nowak

Professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Expert in the complex relations between Wisconsin agriculture and soil and water resources

Timothy Donohue

Timothy Donohue

Professor, bacteriology; director, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

Expert on biofuels and bio-based renewable energy technologies

Douglas Reinemann

Douglas Reinemann

Professor, biological systems engineering

Expert on rural energy, energy sustainability (renewable and bio-energy), milking, stray voltage

Richard Lindroth

Richard Lindroth

Professor, entomology; adjunct professor, zoology

Expertise in ecological effects of climate change, insect pests of deciduous forests, general ecology

William Tracy

William Tracy

Professor and chair, agronomy

Sweet corn breeding and genetics, disease and insect resistance, quality, germination, cold tolerance, genetics of morphology and development

Paul Mitchell

Paul Mitchell

Director of the Renk Agribusiness Institute; Associate professor, agricultural and applied economics

Expert on the economics of crop production and crop risk management

Randall Jackson

Randall Jackson

Associate professor, agronomy, agroecology program, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Expert on community and ecosystem ecology in grasslands managed for grazing and/or prairie

Chris Kucharik

Chris Kucharik

Professor, agronomy and Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment

Expert on agroecosystems, agroclimatology, soil carbon sequestration, ecological modeling, water resources, climate change, and extreme weather

Claudio Gratton

Claudio Gratton

Associate professor, entomology

Expert on arthropod food web ecology at the landscape scale

Mark Cook

Mark Cook

Professor, animal sciences

Expert on animal nutrition, avian health and nutritional strategies to combat inflammation

Phillip Pellitteri

Phillip Pellitteri

Faculty associate, entomology

Expert in insect identification and insect and tick biology

Brent McCown

Brent McCown

Professor, horticulture; associated faculty, Nelson Institute and Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

Propagation, breeding, growth and production of woody perennial horticultural crops including fruits and ornamentals (shrubs and trees)

Warren Porter

Warren Porter

Professor, zoology

Expert on climate change effects on animals, subtle biological effects of pesticides and early detection of infection

Ken Albrecht

Ken Albrecht

Professor, agronomy, agroecology, environmental studies

Expert on forage/pasture management and cropping systems

Paul Williams

Paul Williams

Professor emeritus, plant pathology; director, Wisconsin Fast Plants Program and Rapid Cycling Brassica Collection

Use of special plants as teaching vehicles in school and college, and in plants for research.

Carrie Laboski

Carrie Laboski

Associate professor, soil science and civil and environmental engineering

Expert on economically and environmentally sustainable soil fertility/nutrient management programs for field and forage crops

Caitilyn Allen

Caitilyn Allen

Professor, plant pathology; science adviser to dean of International Studies

Expert on plant diseases caused by bacteria, tropical plant diseases, genetic engineering for plant disease control, women in science issues

John Greenler

John Greenler

Director of Education, Wisconsin Energy Institute

Expert in the broad aspects of education (k-12 and undergraduate) and clean energy systems; including bioenergy, electrical power systems and climate change.

Natalia de Leon

Natalia de Leon

Assistant professor, agronomy, and Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE)

Expert on plant breeding and quantitative genetics

Jeri Barak

Jeri Barak

Assistant professor, plant pathology

Expert on human bacterial pathogens in association with plants, Salmonella enterica lifestyle outside a warm-blooded host

Charles Czuprynski

Charles Czuprynski

Professor, pathobiological sciences; director, Food Research Institute

Expert on host defense against microbial infection and on foodborne disease

Dörte Döpfer

Dörte Döpfer

Assistant professor, veterinary medicine, food animal medicine

Expert in veterinary epidemiology of infectious diseases with a focus on food safety, applied mathematical modeling and interdisciplinary communication

Nigel Cook

Nigel Cook

Clinical associate professor, head of Food Animal Production Medicine

Expert in dairy cattle lameness, dairy facility design, dairy cow well-being, mastitis and milk quality

Amy Charkowski

Amy Charkowski

Associate professor, plant pathology; administrative director, Wisconsin Seed Potato Program

Expert on soft rot bacteria, seed potato production and potato pathogen detection

David Spooner

David Spooner

Professor, horticulture

Evolution of crop plants, using traditional and modern approaches, focus on potato, tomato and carrot

Joe Lauer

Joe Lauer

Professor, agronomy

Expert on corn production, transgenic crops and cropping systems in the Midwest U.S.

Bruce Jones

Bruce Jones

Professor, agricultural and applied economics

Expert on agricultural finance, farm management and agricultural capital markets

Shawn  Conley

Shawn Conley

Associate professor, agronomy; soybean and wheat extension specialist

Direct research and extension program for Wisconsin growers of soybeans, small grains and seeds

Brian Gould

Brian Gould

Associate professor, agricultural and applied economics

Expert on dairy marketing, dairy price risk management, applied econometrics, and the determinants of food purchase behavior

Randy Shaver

Randy Shaver

Professor, dairy science; dairy nutritionist, UW-Extension

Expert in dairy cattle nutrition, forages, grains and byproduct feeds for dairy cows

Kent Weigel

Kent Weigel

Professor and chair, dairy science

Expert on genetic selection and genomics of dairy cattle

Scott Sanford

Scott Sanford

Senior outreach specialist, biological systems engineering

Expert on energy conservation for agricultural enterprises, renewable energy, biomass energy

Michel Wattiaux

Michel Wattiaux

Professor, dairy science

Expert in link between nutrition and environmental impact of dairy cattle, scholarship of teaching and learning, international dairy agriculture

Richard Amasino

Richard Amasino

Professor, biochemistry, chemistry

Expert in plant biochemistry, bioenergy, regulation of flowering, and genetically modified organisms (GMO).

Alfonso  Morales

Alfonso Morales

Associate professor, urban and regional planning

Expert on public markets, entrepreneurship and business formation, urban agriculture

Timothy  Allen

Timothy Allen

Professor, botany

Biological theorist of complexity working in ecological economics

Terence Barry

Terence Barry

Senior scientist, animal sciences

Expert on fish endocrinology and aquaculture