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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.

Alexandra  Adams

Alexandra Adams

Associate professor, family medicine; director, Collaborative Center for Health Equity

Expert on pediatric obesity, American Indian health and nutrition issues

Jean Bahr

Jean Bahr

Professor, geology and geophysics

Expert on hydrogeology (groundwater)

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)

Susan Paskewitz

Susan Paskewitz

Professor, entomology

Expert on biology and control of insects that transmit human and animal diseases, including malaria, West Nile virus, Lyme disease

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

Bret Shaw

Bret Shaw

Associate Professor, Life Sciences Communication; Environmental Communicatoin Specialist, UW-Extension

Expert on social marketing and communication related to environmental campaigns, eHealth for disease management

James  Leary

James Leary

Professor, folklore and Scandinavian studies

Expert on the folklore/culture of diverse peoples in Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest

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)

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

Joel Pedersen

Joel Pedersen

Associate professor, soil science, civil and environmental engineering

Expert on organic contaminants, prions and nanoparticles in the environment

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

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

Joseph Salmons

Joseph Salmons

Professor, German; director, Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures

Language and immigration, German in North America, languages of Wisconsin, American dialects, historical linguistics

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

Paul Zedler

Paul Zedler

Professor, environmental studies; senior scientist, UW Arboretum

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

Dennis Dresang

Dennis Dresang

Professor emeritus, political science, La Follette School of Public Affairs

Expert on state and local politics, public management

Barry Orton

Barry Orton

Professor emeritus, telecommunications, professional development and applied studies

Telecommunications policy, Internet utilization, cable television regulation, media industries

Roseanne Clark

Roseanne Clark

Associate professor, psychiatry

Expertise in postpartum depression, parent-child relationships, and emotional and behavioral disturbances in infancy and early childhood

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

Jake  Vander Zanden

Jake Vander Zanden

Associate professor, zoology, Center for Limnology

Aquatic ecologist, limnologist, conservation biologist

Katherine (Kathy) Cramer

Katherine (Kathy) Cramer

Int. Director, Morgridge Center for Public Service; professor, poli sci; affiliate: J School, LaFollette, Forestry

Expert on civic engagement and political participation, student engagement, public opinion, racial dialogue, political discussion, deliberation, political communication

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

David Mickelson

David Mickelson

Emeritus professor, geology and geophysics

Expert on glacial deposits and shoreline processes

Claudio Gratton

Claudio Gratton

Associate professor, entomology

Expert on arthropod food web ecology at the landscape scale

Michael Knetter

Michael Knetter

President/CEO, UW Foundation

Expert on macroeconomics, international finance, fiscal and monetary policy, higher education funding and philanthropy

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.

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

Patty Loew

Patty Loew

Professor, life sciences communication

Expert on visual communication