Tag Zoology

Enormous swarms of midges teach about interconnected landscapes

March 17, 2017

Research into the insects' behavior aims to better understand lake-dominated environments, including those of Wisconsin.

Zebra mussels invade Lake Mendota

November 7, 2016

In the last four months, UW–Madison researchers have started to find zebra mussels congregating in large numbers all over Lake Mendota.

Voracious Asian jumping worms strip forest floor and flood soil with nutrients

September 8, 2016

Asian jumping worms, an invasive species first found in Wisconsin in 2013, may do their work too well, speeding up the exit of nutrients from the soil before plants can process them.

UW scientists say invasive species impacts much worse than thought

March 21, 2016

According to UW researchers, a single non-native species in a single inland lake has racked up $80 million to $163 million in damage.

60 years after pioneering survey, Wisconsin prairies are changing rapidly

February 19, 2016

Researchers have found that human influence has accelerated the rate of species change in these prairies and likely in other natural places.

Two faculty members named Steenbock Professors

July 21, 2015

University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty members Anthony Ives and Su-Chun Zhang have been named Steenbock Professors.

Dwindling wind may tip predator-prey balance

September 19, 2014

Bent and tossed by the wind, a field of soybean plants presents a challenge for an Asian lady beetle on the hunt for aphids. But what if the air - and the soybeans - were still?