Volume 4 2012

Latest News


Conformal microscope image of a five-day-old zebrafish with a defect in the Sox9 gene and subsequent disrupted jaw and heart development. Photo: Jessica Plavicki, UW-Madison School of Pharmacy.

Dioxin in the Details 
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Researchers identify and isolate a single gene in zebrafish that is affected by dioxin exposure and observe the damage with conformal microscope images.

A Little From a Lot 
Urban hydrology evaluates the effects of lot layout on stormwater runoff and groundwater recharge. Researcher Steven Loheide says, “In a perfect world, you could design a lot where you have no stormwater runoff.”

Gene Clark, Go-To-Guy 
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If you have coastal issues, Gene Clark, Wisconsin Sea Grant’s coastal engineering outreach specialist, is the man for the job.

Special Sections

Jane Harrison
Program/People News
Video.gif Wisconsin Sea Grant hires Jane Harrison as its first-ever social scientist.
Morgan Rose Schroeder and Kaitlyn Taylor are the 2012 Carl J. Weston Memorial Scholarship recipients.

Featured Social Media + Web
Featured social media/web description: Great Lakes Takes, a new Tumblr blog.
Give to the Wisconsin Sea Grant and Water Resources Institute Fund.

Wisconsin's Water Library
This issue’s reading list features books about the Mississippi River.

Outreach
Coastal Storms Grant offers UW Sea Grant funding to help communities prepare for dangerous coastal storms.
Vicky Harris receives the John R. (Jack) Vallentyne Award from the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) and the Alumni Earth Caretaker Award by UW-Green Bay’s Environmental Management and Business Institute.

Education
Director Jim Hurley seeks suggestions for providing additional opportunities for Sea Grant-supported students.



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