Microbiome Working Group

Thursday 26 October
2:00-3:00 pm
Orchard View Room at the WID (room 3280)

In advance of the meeting, please fill out this short survey. It should only take 1-10 min depending on how much time/effort you want to put into the free-form responses. 🙂


Categories: Announcements Events

UW Platteville – Renewable Energy Tenure Track Position

University of Wisconsin-Platteville is seeking a tenure track assistant professor in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems. This is an unusual and exciting faculty position in an up and coming field. We are seeking an individual who has an academic (and ideally, also applied) background in renewable energy and a strong desire to teach. We are looking for an enthusiastic and fun candidate to join our campus in building the world’s future thinkers and doers.

The full job description is here: https://www.uwplatt.edu/careers?job=493788

Program website is here: http://www.uwplatt.edu/sres 


Categories: Lab Only

Agriculture as a Liberal Art

Please join us next Friday, May 5 at 1:15 PM in 351 Moore Hall, where Dr. Mary Saunders Bulan from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC, will present on “Agriculture as a Liberal Art: Teaching Undergraduates on a Campus Farm”. Attendance is encouraged for all persons interested in this topic.
This is the fourth and final seminar in our Women in Plant Science Talk Series, which is supported by the Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI), as well as the departments of Agronomy, Botany, Horticulture, Plant Breeding, and Plant Pathology.

We will also be hosting a Q&A pizza lunch with Dr. Saunders Bulan prior to her talk on Friday, May 5 at 12 PM, also in 351 Moore Hall. This will be an opportunity for students to learn more about her experiences, advice to young scientists, and perspectives on the advancement of women in plant science.

To help us estimate attendance and pizza needs, please click here to sign up for the Q&A session

Dr. Saunders Bulan is also available to meet with faculty, staff, and students one-on-one on Thursday the 4th and Friday the 5th. If you’d like to meet with her, please sign up on the following sheet

Categories: Uncategorized

Two interesting public lectures

A World Without Soil
Jo Handelsman, director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, discusses whether we can preserve this precious resource.

Thursday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m.
Discovery Building
330 North Orchard Street

Register for this event

The Life Beneath Our Feet: Respecting and Protecting a Critical Resource
Steve Ventura, Gaylord Nelson Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Soil Science; Director of the Land Tenure Center

Monday, February 27, at 7pm
H.F. DeLuca Forum
Discovery Building
330 North Orchard Street

Categories: Announcements Events

Microbiome meta-lab meeting 2Feb, 9-10:30a, 1205 MSB

We will have our first soil microbiology meta-lab meeting next Thursday, Feb. 2, from 9-10:30 in MSB room 1205.

Meetings will be weekly now, as we are going to target the UW Microbiome initiative proposal, due March 15. The proposed schedule is below:

2 Feb – Introductions / Overview of microbiotron idea and lab goals/visions for the system / Assignments
9 Feb – Assignment 1 – What apparatus is already out there?
16 Feb – Assignment 2 – What’s state of the art for characterizing microbes?
23 Feb – Develop proposed project outline / Assign initial sections to write, and budgeting
2 Mar – Review draft budget / Review first draft of text / Assign remaining sections to write
9 Mar – Review full draft of text and budget / Assign tasks for polishing
14 Mar – Proposal submitted

Categories: Lab Only

Jackson Lab members on the radio

Bioenergy crops and nitrogen fertilizer-concerns and solutions 11.28.16
Bioenergy crops and soil nutrition 7.27.15
Moving from corn to perennial grasses biofuels 3.30.15
Exploring perennial crops biofuels 1.25.15
Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center 1.30.13
Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center crop trials 11.28.12
How do you judge a sustainable biofuel 4.28.09

Categories: agriculture ecosystems Announcements cropping Events grasses