Get the news on Hannah’s work on pollination of cranberry flowers by native bees.
The WORT Science Radio Collective produces a semi-regular science radio show, The Perpetual Notion Machine. Kaitlin makes an occasional show for them, including this one from last night about gray wolves:
The gray wolf population in Wisconsin has increased significantly in recent years. In 2004 the species was removed from the state’s endangered species list. Now a controversial gray wolf hunting season is set to begin in the state. The impending hunt will be discussed with Prof. Timothy Van Deelen of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology and an expert on conservation and management of large wild mammals in the Great Lakes region, and Dr. James Tantillo, an environmental ethics and history lecturer in the Cornell University Department of Natural Resources and executive director of Orion, The Hunter’s Institute, an organization that addresses ethical issues of responsible hunting.
You can listen to the show here.
Here, Mitch Teich, host of the Lake Effect on Milwaukee Public Radio, talks with Tim about how characteristics of the landscape affect natural pest control by beneficial insects.
Water quality? Square dancing? Seriously? You bet! See this video presentation by Kaitlin where she describes a project she undertook during a fellowship from the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.
With the Autumnal Equinox just around the corner (Saturday the 22nd in fact…) we find the Fall semester here at UW-Madison well under way. The Gratton Lab has is saying “Farewell!” to our postdocs David, who has already left for NEON, and Heidi who will be leaving us shortly for Sewanee. We’ve also added a new Master’s student in agroecology Emma Pelton who happens to like deserts among other things.
Switching gears, the Iceland Team has recently released their debut music video that we share with you below… Enjoy!