Cathy Vrentas Interim Biotechnology Outreach Specialist, UW-Madison Biotechnology Center and UW-Cooperative Extension
Cathy Vrentas set up a cheese tasting in order to explain the science behind cheese as well as beer.
Karl Martin, Section Chief, Wildlife and Forestry Research, Wisconsin DNR Michael Meyer, Research Scientist, Wisconsin DNR
Karl Martin and Michael Meyer speak about how Wisconsin's wildlife have responded to the climate changes over the second half of the century. They also give projections on what to expect over the next hundred years in relation to climate changes and the wildlife responses.
Mark Staudt PhD Student, Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, UW-Madison
PhD student in the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry Mark Staudt discusses the positive and negative side to fungi.
Jonathon Patz Professor, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, UW-Madison
Professor Jonathan Patz discusses the biological changes climate variations bring to the people's health in Wisconsin.
Steve Vavrus Senior Scientist, Center for Climatic Research, UW-Madison
Steve Vavrus explores the origin of anthropogenic climate changes, the role of clouds in the climate systems, and the impact of weather extremes on human health and infrastructure.
Meyer Jackson Professor, Department of Physiology, UW-Madison
Professor Meyer Jackson looks at the intersection between the study of biophysics and neuroscience as an important strategy for problem solving and to understanding how the brain works.
Andrei Varlamov, Director of Research, Department of Mechanical Engineering, INFM and Universita 'di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy Maxim Vavilov, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, UW-Madison
Andrei Varlamov starts by discussing the physics behind how a Thanksgiving turkey is cooked. He points out the chemistry and physics behind simple cooking steps and tasks in the kitchen.
David Liebl Waste Reduction and Management Specialist, UW-Cooperative Extension
David Liebl is a statewide stormwater specialist who leads outreach education to Wisconsin municipalities for developing stormwater management programs. He talks about situations to be cautious of and future precipitation dilemmas when his work comes in useful.
Stan Temple Professor Emeritus. Forest and Wildlife Ecology, UW Madison Aldo Leopold kept a journal in which he recorded observations of the natural world, which is now the classic, A Sand County Almanac. Many of the seasonal events he observed are now occurring earlier in the year, reflecting the warming of our climate. Stan Temple discusses what the consequences can be for wildlife in...
John Magnuson, Professor Emeritus, Department of Zoology, UW-Madison
In the first half of a two-part lecture series, John Magnuson discusses climate changes affect the lakes in Wisconsin. He covers three responses of the lakes, including ice cover, the fish population, and water levels and flow.