Faculty

Volker Radeloff, IGERT PI

Forest & Wildlife Ecology

radeloff@wisc.edu

http://silvis.forest.wisc.edu/people/Volker-C-Radeloff
Research Topics: I am concerned about pace of human induced change in our environment. My research aims to provide solid data on the patterns of change, and to predict likely effects on biodiversity and forests be they wild or managed.

Adena Rissman, Co-PI

Forest & Wildlife Ecology

arrissman@wisc.edu
http://fwe.wisc.edu/facstaff/rissman.html
Research Topics: The relationships between society and the environment in ecosystem management, conservation, and sustainable use.

Claudio Gratton, Co-PI

Entomology

cgratton@wisc.edu
http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/gratton/
Research Topics: Landscape ecology, food webs, biological control, ecosystem linkages, lake-land interactions, biofuels and bioenergy, ecosystem services, pollinators, beneficial insects.

Anthony Ives, Co-PI

Zoology

arives@wisc.edu

http://www.zoology.wisc.edu/faculty/Ive/Ive.html
Research Topics: Theoretical ecology and population biology, particularly multispecies interactions and environmental fluctuations, and biological control in insect predator-prey systems; phylogenetically-based statistical methods for analyzing comparative data...

Jen Alix-Garcia

Agriculture and Applied Economics

alixgarcia@wisc.edu
http://www.aae.wisc.edu/faculty/alixgarcia
Research Topics: deforestation and programs to mitigate it in developing countries; the impact of humanitarian crises on local communities, including their environment; and the determinants of civic participation and its importance in the provision of public goods and government programs.

Dominique Brossard

Life Sciences Communication

dbrossard@wisc.edu
http://lsc.wisc.edu/faculty/dominique-brossard/
Research Topics:  Science, media and policy; public opinion dynamics related to controversial scientific issues; role of values in shaping public attitudes and using cross cultural analysis to understand these processes 

Murray Clayton

Plant Pathology

clayton@stat.wisc.edu
http://www.plantpath.wisc.edu/users/clayton
Research Topics: development of theoretical statistics and with the use of statistical tools to address complex problems in the agricultural, environmental and biological sciences. A particular focus is on the detection and description of patterns of plant and human diseases across large geographical regions

Katherine Curtis

Community and Environmental Sociology

kcurtis@ssc.wisc.edu
http://www.dces.wisc.edu/faculty/curtis/index.php
Research Topics: causes and consequences of migration and population composition, population and environment, and inequality using sn analytical approach to address spatial and temporal aspects underlying these demographic processes

Noah Feinstein

Curriculum & Instruction

nfeinstein@wisc.edu

Research Topics: science literacy, public engagement with science, informal science education, education for sustainability, climate change, equity in science education, science and technology studies, interdisciplinarity

Michael Ferris

Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

ferris@cs.wisc.edu

http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ferris/
Research Topics: algorithmic and interface development for large scale problems in mathematical programming, including links to the GAMS and AMPL modeling languages, and general purpose software such as PATH, NLPEC and EMP.

Holly Gibbs

Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment

hkgibbs@wisc.edu

www.sage.wisc.edu/people/gibbs/gibbs.html
Research Topics: tropical land-use change and globalization, particularly on the potential to reconcile food security, climate change and conservation goals. She uses spatially explicit and data-driven modeling approaches, geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing imagery combined with ground-based data on social and biophysical conditions to document and understand patterns, drivers and consequences of land-use change, particularly in the tropics.

television documentary production, diversity and Native American media. I am particularly interested in how indigenous people use the media to form identity, reconstruct the past, and assert their sovereignty and treaty rights - See more at: http://lsc.wisc.edu/people/faculty/patty-loew/#sthash.D1dx3aKu.dpuf
television documentary production, diversity and Native American media. I am particularly interested in how indigenous people use the media to form identity, reconstruct the past, and assert their sovereignty and treaty rights - See more at: http://lsc.wisc.edu/people/faculty/patty-loew/#sthash.D1dx3aKu.dpuf
television documentary production, diversity and Native American media. I am particularly interested in how indigenous people use the media to form identity, reconstruct the past, and assert their sovereignty and treaty rights - See more at: http://lsc.wisc.edu/people/faculty/patty-loew/#sthash.D1dx3aKu.dpuf
television documentary production, diversity and Native American media. I am particularly interested in how indigenous people use the media to form identity, reconstruct the past, and assert their sovereignty and treaty rights - See more at: http://lsc.wisc.edu/people/faculty/patty-loew/#sthash.D1dx3aKu.dpuf
television documentary production, diversity and Native American media. I am particularly interested in how indigenous people use the media to form identity, reconstruct the past, and assert their sovereignty and treaty rights - See more at: http://lsc.wisc.edu/people/faculty/patty-loew/#sthash.D1dx3aKu.dpuf
television documentary production, diversity and Native American media. I am particularly interested in how indigenous people use the media to form identity, reconstruct the past, and assert their sovereignty and treaty rights - See more at: http://lsc.wisc.edu/people/faculty/patty-loew/#sthash.D1dx3aKu.dpuf

Erika Marin-Spiotta

Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment

marinspiotta@wisc.edu

http://www.marinspiotta.com/Main.html
Research Topics: My research integrates field and lab experimental work across different scales, from andscape-level effects of changes in land use on species composition and carbon pools, to molecular changes in organic matter chemistry. I use stable and radioisotopes, spectroscopic, and analytical techniques to quantify process rates, identify sources and sinks, and better understand underlying mechanisms controlling stabilization and losses of organic matter and elements within and across ecosystems.

television documentary production, diversity and Native American media. I am particularly interested in how indigenous people use the media to form identity, reconstruct the past, and assert their sovereignty and treaty rights - See more at: http://lsc.wisc.edu/people/faculty/patty-loew/#sthash.D1dx3aKu.dpuf
television documentary production, diversity and Native American media. I am particularly interested in how indigenous people use the media to form identity, reconstruct the past, and assert their sovereignty and treaty rights - See more at: http://lsc.wisc.edu/people/faculty/patty-loew/#sthash.D1dx3aKu.dpuf
television documentary production, diversity and Native American media. I am particularly interested in how indigenous people use the media to form identity, reconstruct the past, and assert their sovereignty and treaty rights - See more at: http://lsc.wisc.edu/people/faculty/patty-loew/#sthash.D1dx3aKu.dpuf
television documentary production, diversity and Native American media. I am particularly interested in how indigenous people use the media to form identity, reconstruct the past, and assert their sovereignty and treaty rights - See more at: http://lsc.wisc.edu/people/faculty/patty-loew/#sthash.D1dx3aKu.dpuf
television documentary production, diversity and Native American media. I am particularly interested in how indigenous people use the media to form identity, reconstruct the past, and assert their sovereignty and treaty rights - See more at: http://lsc.wisc.edu/people/faculty/patty-loew/#sthash.D1dx3aKu.dpuf
television documentary production, diversity and Native American media. I am particularly interested in how indigenous people use the media to form identity, reconstruct the past, and assert their sovereignty and treaty rights - See more at: http://lsc.wisc.edu/people/faculty/patty-loew/#sthash.D1dx3aKu.dpuf

Peter McIntyre

Center for Limnology

pmcintyre@wisc.edu

http://limnology.wisc.edu/personnel/mcintyre/

Research Topics: Ecology and conservation in rivers and lakes around the world with a focus on the organism-ecosystem interface. We study the many ways in which animals affect ecosystem productivity and nutrient dynamics, and conversely how ecosystem structure and functioning influence the diversity and ecology of animals.

Susan Millar, Co-PI

Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

smillar@engr.wisc.edu
http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/archive/cl1/cl1/people/millarsu.htm
Research Topics: Susan directs the Learning through Evaluation, Assessment and Dissemination (LEAD) Center, which supports faculty engaged in educational reform activities by providing evaluation research. Most of her LEAD Center projects take a systemic approach, entailing diverse factors that affect student learning processes and outcomes, the organizational and cultural factors that influence faculty reform efforts.

Francisco Pelegri

Genetics

fjpelegri@wisc.edu

http://genetics.wisc.edu/Pelegri.htm

Research Topics: The goal of our research program is to understand at the cellular and molecular level processes involved in early vertebrate development, specifically but not exclusively the functional diversification of cell types.

Anna Pidgeon

Forest & Wildlife Ecology

apidgeon@wisc.edu

http://silvis.forest.wisc.edu/people/Anna-M-Pidgeon

Research Topics: I am particularly motivated by questions about habitat needs of vertebrate species, and in conservation challenges posed by human manipulation of habitat. I have focused thus far on research questions related to avian species, because of the relative ease of detection of this class of vertebrates, but am interested in other taxa as well.

Tim Van Deelen

Forest & Wildlife Ecology

trvandeelen@wisc.edu

http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/vandeelen/people/tim-van-deelen/

Research Topics: Management of large mammals, including population estimation, hunting, and interactions of Wisconsin’s large mammals, Population dynamics, including the effects of competition and predation, Movement of large mammals through complex landscapes and their effects on population management, Interaction of deer life history and chronic wasting disease, Growth of Wisconsin’s wolf population and its effects on white-tailed deer

Jake Vander Zanden

Center for Limnology

mjvanderzand@wisc.edu

Research Topics: Ecology, threats, and management of freshwater systems. Aquatic invastive species, benthic processes in lakes, food webs, fisheries and restoration

 

Dan Vimont

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

dvimont@wisc.edu

Research Interests: mechanisms of climate variability and change, interactions between weather and climate, global and regional impacts of climate change. We focus on a broad set of tools including observational analyses, designed experiements using models of varying complexity, and theoretical analyses.

Jack Williams

Geography

jww@geography.wisc.edu

Research Interests:  The Williams Lab studies vegetation change and its drivers, across diverse spatial and temporal scales, with an emphasis on the environmental changes of the last 20,000 years as a model system for global change research. Key research areas include no-analog climates and communities, the drivers of abrupt ecological change, and the interactions among vegetation, climate, disturbance regime, megafauna, and humans. We employ a diverse mix of tools (primary collection of paleoenvironmental data, data synthesis, and ecological and climate modeling) and seek to foster strong and productive collaborations, within and outside our research group.