› Congratulations, Dr. Jacquelyn Gill!
Jacquelyn successfully defended her PhD on July 5th! She gave a great exit seminar, well attended by folks in person and online. She starts a postdoc at Brown University on August 1st.
› Brigitta Rongstad, undergrad extraordinaire!
BG has won several awards this spring, including a Hilldale Research Fellowship from the university, the Clarence W. Olmstead Undergraduate Achievement Award in Geography from the Department of Geography, and the Mack C. Lake scholarship from the Department of Geology and Geophysics.
› Two new lab papers are out! The 'shifting niches' paper is in the current issue of Global Change Biology, and the 'ice age ecologist' paper is available early-online through Global Ecology and Biogeography
Get more details about the papers here.
› Jack, Alejo, Jessica, and Simon co-led a graduate seminar on Conservation Paleoecology in the spring 2012 semester
See the reading list here!
› Jack and Jessica contributed to a global syntheses of deglacial climate, available now in PNAS Plus
Get the paper here.
› Jenn's paper in PNAS on a long-term perspective on wildfire in the western USA just came out online!
› Jack will be speaking in the upcoming AAAS symposium "The Future of Ecological Communities Under Climate Change: No Analog?"
Get more info on the symposium and Jack's abstract here!
› Jacquelyn's Silver Lake paper on climatic and megaherbivory controls on vegetation is out in QSR!
› An interview with Jack is featured in The Atlantic
› Want to learn more about no-analog climates and shifting realized niches? Watch for a new paper just accepted by Global Change Biology!
› Congratulations to Sam Munoz!
Sam has just been awarded a 'Young Explorer Grant' from the National Geographic Society. This award help fund Sam's dissertation research on prehistoric Native American land use and environmental change in the central Mississippi River valley.
› Congratulations to Chad Zirbel, undergraduate extraordinaire!
Chad won the Student Section Best Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation Award at ESA 2011 for his poster on "Effects of Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn) invasion and restoration on woodland carbon sequestration". His poster is the result of research he did while an REU student at the Chicago Botanic Garden in 2010, where he worked with Daniel Larkin and James Steffen.
› Additional congratulations to Simon Goring!
Simon was awarded the 2011 Aleksis Dreimanis Doctoral Scholarship by CANQUA, the Canadian Quaternary Association.
› Jessica Blois and Jack Williams have a new paper out!
The paper is on assessing and reducing temporal uncertainty in late Quaternary pollen cores in eastern North America (in QSR, with co-authors Eric Grimm, Steve Jackson, and Russ Graham). Read more about it here.
› Congratulations to Karen Russ, who finished her Master's degree in AOS spring semeseter 2011!
› Congratulations to Nancy Parker, who defended her Master's degree on April 21st!
› Sam Munoz received the "Paleoenvironmental Change Specialty Group of AAG Student Research Award"!
This award will help fund Sam's dissertation research
› Congratulations to Jacquelyn Gill, who received a UW Peer Mentoring Award!
› Take a look at the new website that visualizes how Wisconsin's climate is changing.
The website was developed for the WICCI project by Jack Williams, former postdoc Sam Veloz, and geography grad student Jeremy White. [website]
A related news item was published in the UW Madison College of Letters and Science News & Notes [link]
› Alejandro Ordonez will be joining the Williams lab in early summer 2011 as the CPEP postdoc
[learn more about Alejo's current research here]
› Jacquelyn's recent paper (Gill et al. 2009, Science) received the ESA Cooper Award! [original paper here]
This award is given annually to honor an outstanding contribution to the fields of geobotany and/or physiographic ecology.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure here
› Jessica has a recent paper out in Nature, on small mammal diversity through the Late Pleistocene [more info here]
› Jacquelyn, Jack, and collaborators have a new paper in Science!
Gill, J. L., Williams, J. W., Jackson, S. T., Lininger, K., and Robinson, G. S. (2009). Pleistocene megafaunal collapse preceded novel plant communities and enhanced fire regimes. Science 326: 1100-1103.
[find the paper and other information here]
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