Mitigate soil loss and climate change
Mitigating climate change can be accomplished by decreasing emissions combined with increasing uptake and storage of atmospheric greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide. The largest terrestrial sink for carbon is soil, which is eroding at unprecedented rates worldwide. WID researchers aim to use fundamental discoveries to reduce soil erosion and boost carbon storage through -omic profiling; mathematical modeling; engineering of plants, microbes, and entire systems; management strategies; and financial and economic policy design.
Soil is a key to a healthier planet.
Much of WID's research contributes to the Soil and Climate Grand Challenge.
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WID alumnus awarded first AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship in the U.S. Department of the Treasury
WID and Saha Lab alumnus, and current postdoc at the Morgridge Institute for Research, Amritava Das anticipates that he will put his engineering and bioscience training to use exploring the sometimes knotty connections between science, national security, and finance.
Continue Reading UW researchers join three national artificial intelligence institutes
Institute for Future Edge Networks and Distributed Intelligence (AI-EDGE) led by Robert Nowak, UW–Madison professor of electrical and computer engineering and researchers at Ohio State.
Continue Reading Molecular Puzzles in 3D: Understanding a Mechanism for Methylation
A new publication from the Xuehua Zhong’s group at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and the genetics department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison clarifies an important epigenetic mechanism in plants that will help researchers better understand the epigenomes of both plants and animals.
Continue Reading Undergraduate Researcher Helps Fill in the Blanks on Virus Lifecycle
Tianyi “Herry” Jin, an undergraduate in John Yin's lab group at WID and the department of chemical and biological engineering, published discoveries about viruses in the journal Integrative Biology.
Continue Reading NSF Supports Interdisciplinary Pandemic Prevention Workshops
WID's John Yin is part of a team assembling February workshops on predictive intelligence for pandemic prevention.
Continue Reading Thompson Center Badgercast: Michael Ferris
WID's Michael Ferris joined the Thompson Center on Public Leadership to discuss a data-based planning tool called “Wisconsin Expansion of Renewable Electricity with Optimization under Long-term Forecasts” (WEREWOLF) he developed with Thompson Center faculty research funding.
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