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Joy Zedler

Joy Zedler

Professor, botany; director of research, UW Arboretum

Expert on wetland restoration and ecology, reestablishment of native plants, and the interaction of native and exotic species

Adrian Treves

Adrian Treves

Professor of environmental studies

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

Jean Bahr

Jean Bahr

Professor, geology and geophysics

Expert on hydrogeology (groundwater)

Steve Carpenter

Steve Carpenter

Professor, limnology

Expert on freshwater resources and ecosystem services

William Cronon

William Cronon

Professor, history, geography, environmental studies; director, Center for Culture, History and Environment

Expert on history of environment, conservation and environmentalism, U.S. West, frontier, public lands, Wisconsin

Donald Waller

Donald Waller

Professor of botany, environmental studies

Expert in ecology, evolutionary biology, conservation biology and biodiversity policy

Timothy  Van Deelen

Timothy Van Deelen

Assistant professor, forest and wildlife ecology

Expert in conservation and management of large mammals in the Great Lakes region (e.g., deer, wolves and black bears)

Lisa Naughton

Lisa Naughton

Professor and Chair, Geography

Expert on biodiversity conservation, land use and protected areas in tropics, protecting rain forests to slow climate change

Tracey Holloway

Tracey Holloway

Associate professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Expert on air pollution, energy and environment, climate change, environmental policy, environmental careers, sustainability science

Stanley Temple

Stanley Temple

Professor emeritus, forest and wildlife ecology, environmental studies

Expert on birds, wildlife, endangered species, wildlife conservation, biodiversity, conservation biology, ecology and Aldo Leopold

Kurt Sladky

Kurt Sladky

Assistant professor and section head, zoological medicine, surgical sciences

Expert in zoological medicine (zoo animals, wildlife and non-domestic pets) and conservation medicine (ecosystem and global health)

John (Jack) Williams

John (Jack) Williams

Professor, geography; director, Center for Climatic Research

Expert on global warming and ecological responses to climate change, past and future

Joel Pedersen

Joel Pedersen

Associate professor, soil science, civil and environmental engineering

Expert on organic contaminants, prions and nanoparticles in the environment

Christopher Velden

Christopher Velden

Senior researcher, Space Science and Engineering Center

Expert on hurricane research, and environmental satellite techniques/applications to tropical cyclones

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

Charles Bentley

Charles Bentley

Professor emeritus, geology and geophysics; director, ice coring and drilling services

Expert on Antarctica, glaciology, ice drilling

Kenneth Potter

Kenneth Potter

Professor, civil and environmental engineering

Expert on flooding and storm water management

Anna Pidgeon

Anna Pidgeon

Assocoate professor, forest and wildlife ecology

Expert on avian ecology, conservation and Wisconsin wildlife

Richard Lindroth

Richard Lindroth

Professor, entomology; adjunct professor, zoology

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

Paul Zedler

Paul Zedler

Professor, environmental studies; senior scientist, UW Arboretum

Pure and applied plant community and population ecology and related environmental topics

James Schauer

James Schauer

Professor, civil and environmental engineering

Expert on air quality and air pollution, characterization of emissions from air pollution sources

Jake  Vander Zanden

Jake Vander Zanden

Associate professor, zoology, Center for Limnology

Aquatic ecologist, limnologist, conservation biologist

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

Anders Andren

Anders Andren

Professor, environmental chemistry and technology, emeritus status pending (July 2012)

Expert on environmental chemistry, water pollution and remediation, particularly in the Great Lakes.

Carol Lee

Carol Lee

Associate professor, zoology; Center of Rapid Evolution; trainer in genetics

Research focuses on evolutionary and physiological mechanisms that enable organisms to invade new environments

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

John Magnuson

John Magnuson

Professor emeritus, zoology and limnology

Aquatic ecologist and limnologist, trained in fish and fisheries ecology, taught ecology of fishes and limnology

Patrick Eagan

Patrick Eagan

Professor, engineering professional development, Fellow Office of sustainability,Chair Environment and Resources Program

Conceives, plans, conducts, evaluates professional education programs and conducts research on industrial/municipal environmental engineering, design, management and water resources

Sharon Dunwoody

Sharon Dunwoody

Professor, journalism and mass communication

Expert on public understanding of science, particularly the role of science, environment and health messages in mass media

Samuel Dennis Jr.

Samuel Dennis Jr.

Associate professor, landscape architecture

Expert on landscape architecture, community design, children's environments, nature play, and the built environment and health

Steve Ackerman

Steve Ackerman

Professor, atmospheric and oceanic sciences; director, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies

Expert on satellite meteorology and climatology, weather, atmospheric optics

Tom Eggert

Tom Eggert

Senior Lecturer, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies; Exec Director, Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council

Expert on sustainability, corporate responsibility and environmental leadership programs. Also sustainability metrics development, sustainability reporting and microfinance.

Calvin DeWitt

Calvin DeWitt

Professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Expert on land stewardship, purchased development rights, local government environmental policy, wetland ecology, environmental stewardship, faith-based stewardship

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

James  LaGro Jr.

James LaGro Jr.

Professor, urban and regional planning, Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Expert on urban planning and design, land use policy, and sustainably built environments

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.