In the press

2018

Map showing the three regions of upper Lake Michigan surveyed in the current study. Citizen scientists regularly walked beaches in these regions surveying for sick and dead birds.

Waterfowl Botulism
Since the 1960s, tens of thousands of birds living on the Great Lakes have died during periodic outbreaks of botulism. The outbreaks have only become more common and widespread in recent years, leaving scientists who track the birds puzzled… link

Scouting the eagles: Evidence that protecting nests aids reproduction (UW-Madison News, 1/09/18)

Snowshoe hares face a new threat: warmer winters (Yale Climate Connections, 1/09/18)

Lake Michigan waterfowl botulism deaths linked to warm waters, algae (UW-Madison News, 1/09/18)

2017

Greenhouse

Subnivium Changes
Weather conditions are changing rapidly in the Great Lakes region, especially in winter. Climate change has led to warmer temperatures and less precipitation, a life-altering issue for many organisms that live in the region… link

VIDEO Our Wisconsin: The Climate Change Effect (WKOW-21 Madison, 9/15/17)

Snapshot Wisconsin project engages state residents in citizen science (ECALS-Grow Magazine, 8/21/17)

Bird populations shift north as climate changes (Yale Climate Connections, 7/3/17)

Wisconsin researchers study the world underneath the snow: BTN LiveBIG (Big Ten Network, 3/19/17)

Forest ‘islands’ offer refuge to wintering birds (UW-Madison News, 2/8/17)

Winter Woes – How Wisconsin is investigating the impacts of winter on ruffed grouse (RuffedGrouseSociety.org, 1/31/17)

2016

For a field project on wintering birds, researchers capture birds, take measurements, and mark each bird with a band and a device called a passive integrated transponder to track movements and feeding behavior.

Avian Behavior
For a field project on wintering birds, researchers capture birds, take measurements, and mark each bird with a band and a device called a passive integrated transponder to track movements and feeding behavior.

Beneath the snowpack lies a secret ecosystem: the subnivium (AEON.com, 6/02/16)

NASA Satellite Data Helps Document Wisconsin Wildlife (NASA.gov, 5/17/16)

Snapshot Wisconsin: Trail cams to document state’s wildlife (University of Wisconsin-Madison News, 5/17/16)

For the Birds: A new version of the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas draws on the increasing power of citizen science (Grow, Vol. 9 (2), Sp. 2016)

Changing climate is driving snowshoe hares northwards (The Wildlife Society, 4/7/16)

Snowshoe hares moving farther north due to lack of snow (Treehugger, 3/31/16)

Climate Change Forces Snowshoe Hares Out Of Historic Range (HNGN, 3/31/16)

Climate change now bigger menace than forest loss for snowshoe hares (Science News, 3/29/16)

No snow, no hares: Climate change pushes emblematic species north (University of Wisconsin-Madison News, 3/30/16)

2015

There’s a Secret World Under the Snow, and It’s in Trouble  (Smithsonian Magazine, 1/28/15)

Peering into the secret world of life beneath winter snows  (National Science Foundation Update, 01/05/15)

Climate signals boreal bird movement (Great Lakes Echo, 7/15/15)

Massive Southern Invasions by Northern Birds Linked to Climate Shifts (All About Birds Blog, 5/27/15)

How climate drives bird migration (The why files, 5/15/15)

What makes Canada’s seed-eating pine siskin take off and head for the U.S. border? (ClimateWire, 5/14/15)

Scientists Link Odd Bird Migration to Climate shifts (kuer 90.1, NPR Utah, 5/14/15)

Northern birds invade the south thanks to a shifting climate (Conservation Magazine, 5/13/15)

Massive southern invasions by northern birds related to meridian shifts (NZ Health Tec, 5/13/15)

Climate variations linked to birds heading farther south in winter: study (Global News, 5/12/15)

Massive bird invasions linked to climate shifts (Natural World News, 5/12/15)

Climate shifts blamed for massive invasion of birds from Canada’s Northern forests heading south (Tech Times, 5/11/15)

Massive southern invasions by northern birds linked to climate shifts (Science Daily, 5/11/15)

Massive southern invasions by northern birds linked to climate shifts (EurekAlert!, 5/11/15)

Massive southern invasions by northern birds linked to climate shifts (University of Utah News Center, 5/11/15)

Boom and Bust in the Boreal Forest: Climate Signals Seen in Bird Populations (USGS Newsroom, 5/11/15)

Birds Moving North (National Wildlife Federation, 1/26/15)

2014

Strangers in Your Backyard? Thank Climate Change (Audubon magazine, 11/7/14)

Southern birds may be moving into your winter backyard (ScienceNews, 10/23/14)

UW-Madison gradaute student Chris Latimer named Conservation Scholar (Madison Audobon Society, 10/22/14)

Southern birds invade the north; expert fears ‘competitive interactions’ (ClimateWire, 10/20/14)

Warming climate restructuring bird population (The Economic Times, 10/18/14)

Winter bird feeders: Get ready for a busy season (Science, 10/17/14)

Climate change alters cast of winter birds (UW-Madison News, 10/16/14)

UW research: Global warming a welcome mat for small birds keen to winter up north (Wisconsin State Journal, 10/15/14)

New tool helps assess climate stress on vulnerable wildlife (WICCI, 3/1/14)

2013

Hare today, gone tomorrow? (The Lakeland Times, 3/15/13)