1. UW-Madison research: Invasive species often start as undetected “sleeper populations”

    Photo of students collecting data and water samples from Lake Mendota during an early morning outing in 2016 for a limnology experiment. Limnology researchers discovered the spiny water flea in Lake Mendota in 2009. PHOTO: JEFF MILLER

    When an invasive species overruns a new ecosystem, it is often assumed that the invader recently arrived at its new home and rapidly took over. But a new report in the […]

  2. UW-Stout students’ alternative design for cube packaging of coconut oil wins national award

    Photo of UW-Stout's award-winning Coconut Cubes packaging

    Coconut oil is becoming a popular product in many people’s kitchens and baths as they discover the benefits it can add to their cooking and self-care routines, as an alternative […]

  3. Pollinator Patch Program work continues through winter to help create rare bee habitat at UW-Parkside

    Photo of Rusty Patch Bumblebee, a rare bee for which UW-Parkside is trying to restore habitat

    Cross country skiers, snowshoers and other winter outdoor enthusiasts may be surprised to see workers clearing trees and brush along UW-Parkside’s Wayne E. Dannehl Cross Country Course this month. They […]

  4. UW-Platteville to build largest state-owned solar array

    Photo of existing solar array on the rooftop of Engineering Hall at UW-Platteville.

    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville received state approval Thursday to construct a 2.4 megawatt solar array in Memorial Park. This will be the largest solar array owned by a Wisconsin state […]

  5. Superior Floating Classroom sails forward with $100,000 gift

    Photo of boat on lake

    In November 2019, the UW-Superior Foundation and the Lake Superior Research Institute (LSRI) announced a new Superior Floating Classroom initiative to re-establish hands-on learning and research aboard a Lake Superior […]

  6. New UW-Madison solvent-based recycling process could cut down on millions of tons of plastic waste

    Photo to accompany solvent-based plastic recycling research at UW-Madison

    Multilayer plastic materials are ubiquitous in food and medical supply packaging, particularly since the specific properties of layered polymers can keep moisture from fouling sterile syringes or light and oxygen […]

  7. UW-Madison: Bird’s-eye view of geology using drones offers new way to protect groundwater

    Photo of drone

    These days, researchers at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey are spending a little less time on the ground and more time in the air — looking at the […]

  8. Prairie restoration gives UW-Stout environmental science students better feel for their major

    Photo of UW-Stout environmental science students walking through a prairie at Menomin Park near Lake Menomin while doing plant research.

    On a recent fall morning, leaves falling through a blue sky, small groups of University of Wisconsin-Stout students walked through shoulder-high grass on a prairie. At Menomin Park, near Lake […]

  9. New maps show what lies beneath the water in the Milwaukee harbor

    Photo of UW-Milwaukee faculty members Kim Beckmann and John Janssen showing off the results of their joint project, a map of the aquatic ecology of the Milwaukee harbor. A host of environmental agencies are using it to help them make decisions about what restoration projects they will undertake. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    Four years in the making, a unique set of maps that show what lies under the water’s surface in the Milwaukee harbor is now available both online and on signage posted […]

  10. UW-River Falls Ecological Restoration Institute opens

    Photo of UW-River Falls students learning about the wetland delineation process in application towards a restoration project..

    A cutting edge Ecological Restoration Institute has opened in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The mission of the institute, part of […]