Monica Turner in the New York Times: Fire on the Mountain: 2 Forests Offer Clues to Yellowstone’s Fate in a Warming World
Yellowstone’s recent fires offer a rare natural experiment to see how forests regenerate after burning and reburning at short intervals.
Assistant Professor Sami Schalk's research focuses on disability, race and gender in contemporary American literature and culture.
Katherine Cramer, a political science professor and director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, spent five years popping into small Wisconsin towns to chat with citizens. What she discovered was a growing sense of bitterness. Her book, The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker, explores that feeling of being overlooked that many media have since cited as one reason behind the rise of Donald Trump to the presidency.
As an assistant professor of composition and rhetoric in the Department of English, as well as a faculty affiliate with the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Caroline Gottschalk Druschke researches the human aspects of natural resource management and teaches classes that bridge communication and environmental concerns.
With experience teaching at the University of Helsinki and state universities in Los Angeles, Austin and the Twin Cities, Claus Elholm Andersen joins the Department of German, Nordic and Slavic as a new assistant professor of Danish.
Assistant professor Chris Cascio studies the neurocognitive mechanisms associated with social influence and health messages delivered through mass media.