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“Feeling the Jazz”: Lessons in Mentoring from An Old Friend

  Exactly 6 years ago to this week, I got one of those phone calls that you hope you never get. The caller ID said it was my old friend and post-doc advisor, Bob Denno, calling me at home. Typical for him. But on the other end of the line was his wife, Barb, calling […]


Advice from a recent dissertator

The most challenging chapter of my graduate school career was finding my way as a dissertator. In the grand scheme of things, I realize that this is a pretty insignificant challenge, but a challenge none the less. And at this point in my “career”, it was my main struggle. I am a very list-oriented, deadline-focused […]

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Waterfowl Production Area (WPA) public meeting

Last week, members of the Gratton lab attended a Waterfowl Production Area (WPA) public meeting.  The WPA project is a multi-scale collaboration between US Fish and Wildlife Service Leopold Management District and UW Madison and the goal of the project is to understand how harvesting grassland vegetation for habitat management and bioenergy production influences waterfowl, […]

A mining bee visiting an apple blossom

Pollinator Resources – Check it out!

We have put together a special page for pollinator specific resources!  This page points farmers, other scientists, and anyone interested in pollinator protection to a collection of resources available both online, and in-text that can help YOU protect bees regardless of where you live! Check it out here!

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