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.
Explore WID news and discoveries:
New Effective and Safe Antifungal Isolated from Sea Squirt Microbiome
By combing the ocean for antimicrobials, scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have discovered a new antifungal compound that efficiently targets multi-drug-resistant strains of deadly fungi without toxic side effects in mice. WID postdoc Marc Chevrette is part of the team that published the finding in Science.
Continue Reading Researchers Look to Control Organ Function Through New Computational Model
A cross-institutional team including WID's John Yin is creating a computational model to guide the development of bladder therapeutics.
Continue Reading Data Science Research Bazaar Seeks Proposals
The Bazaar, happening throughout February, 2021, has the theme Data Science for the Social Good.
Continue Reading UW–Madison to Continue Fundamental Data Science Research with Phase II Award from NSF
The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery is home to the Institute for the Foundations of Data Science, which has received Phase II funding from the National Science Foundation.
Continue Reading With NASA Award, PhD Student Seeks Answers to LIfe's Biggest Questions
Lena Vincent is a graduate student in David Baum's lab at WID. She studies the origin of life by searching for life-like behaviors in systems of molecules.
Continue Reading Solís-Lemus Awarded Grant to Develop Statistical Theory for Soil Data
Assistant professor of plant pathology Claudia Solís-Lemus is a recipient of funding from the Department of Energy to develop statistical theory and tools for computational biology.
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