1. Interviews with UW-River Falls team conducting bee research

    UW-River Falls Biology Professors Brad and Kim Mogen lead a team of students in many projects studying various aspects of bees over the course of the summer.

  2. UW-Milwaukee provides a tasty treat for fish-eating zoo animals: live prey

    A bear at the Milwaukee County Zoo dines on fish raised by aquaculture researchers at UWM. (UWM Photo by Derek Rickert)

    Fred Binkowski raises tens of thousands of yellow perch each year in a lab at UW-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences, as he researches ways to improve methods of raising fish, called aquaculture. Binkowski has been hugely successful in figuring out how to make aquaculture more profitable and sustainable. But the fish he raises also are […]

  3. UW-River Falls testing a regional sustainable beekeeping model

    Honey Collection

    Researchers in the Biology Department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls recently received funding from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection to test a honey bee management strategy targeted towards maintaining and increasing the number of non-migratory Wisconsin beekeepers. Wisconsin beekeepers produce almost 4.5 million pounds of honey with an estimated value […]

  4. UW-Stout provides help for struggling hives: Honeybees’ cells may offer clues to die-off

    bees and UW Stout logo

    Menomonie, Wis. — By day Jim Burritt is an associate professor of biology at University of Wisconsin-Stout. By early morning, evening and weekends, he’s a beekeeper. Burritt started beekeeping as a high school student in Colorado in the 1970s, and today he and his wife maintain several honeybee colonies at their home in rural Dunn […]

  5. Local landowners assist UW-Platteville tree ring research

    tree age measuring instruments

    PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — In less than two weeks, more than 120 land owners across the state have contacted Sara Allen, lab manager and research associate of the Tree-Ring, Earth and Environmental Sciences Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, to volunteer their burr oaks for her research in reconstructing patterns of drought in Southwest Wisconsin over […]

  6. Potatoes contribute $522 million to Wisconsin’s economy

    people sorting thousands of potatoes on a conveyor belt

    As farmers across Wisconsin are digging up potatoes – and consumers are enjoying them baked, fried and mashed – a new study has revealed the crop’s substantial economic impact. Potatoes contribute $522,278,361 to Wisconsin’s economy annually and are responsible for 3,122 jobs. The report, by the Fiscal and Economic Research Center at the University of […]

  7. UW-Eau Claire receives grant to prepare students for careers in geospatial industry

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    EAU CLAIRE — Geospatial education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is undergoing a significant transformation to provide students with real-world training, skills and workforce readiness necessary for successful careers in the growing geospatial industry. An interdisciplinary Geospatial Education Initiative (GEI) developed at UW-Eau Claire by a team of faculty members from the geography and […]

  8. Oscar Mayer partners with UW-River Falls to improve animal welfare

    UW-River Falls girl holds pig

    The Oscar Mayer brand today announced a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) to focus on animal welfare issues. The program will train the next generation of animal welfare leaders, including farmers, scientists, processors and veterinarians. The goal is to find solutions that are right for the environment and animals and sustainable for […]

  9. Lake Michigan cleanup efforts create economic tidal wave, UW-Whitewater study finds

    kids with snorkels play by a lake

    Efforts to enhance Lake Michigan and its tributaries, wetlands and waterfront communities are creating hundreds of jobs and injecting more than $35 million into the economy of southeast Wisconsin. Those are among the findings of a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater study that analyzed the economic impact of projects funded by the Fund for Lake Michigan (FFLM). […]

  10. UW-Eau Claire biology professor receives NSF funding to continue plant light response research

    scientists in the lab

    EAU CLAIRE — Dr. Derek Gingerich, an associate professor of biology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, has received a three-year $214,510 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue a faculty-student collaborative research project related to how plants respond to light. The research project, “RUI: Analysis of Mutants Identified in Screens for Suppressors or […]