University of Wisconsin–Madison

Executive Committee

The Water@UW-Madison Executive Committee is an annually elected body responsible for the day-to-day programming decisions of the organization and working to achieve the mission and goals of Water@UW-Madison. If you have questions or suggestions for the Executive Committee, or you are interested in joining the committee for the next academic year, please contact one of the committee members.

Committee Chair

Jake Vander Zanden

Director, Center for Limnology; Faculty, Department of Integrative Biology

mjvanderzand@wisc.edu

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Research Topics: Aquatic Ecology, limnology, fish ecology, food webs, aquatic invasive species, conservation biology

Outgoing Chair

Steve Loheide

Faculty, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

loheide@wisc.edu

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Research Topics: Hydroecology, water in the environment, stream and riparian resoration, groundwater, hydrologic and ecologic consequences of climate change

Chair-Elect

Matthew Ginder-Vogel

Faculty, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

mgindervogel@wisc.edu

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Research Topics: Environmental chemistry, biogeochemistry, water chemistry, X-ray absorption spectroscopy

Members-At-Large

Jennifer Hauxwell

Assistant Director for Research and Student Engagement, Aquatic Sciences Center

jennifer.hauxwell@aqua.wisc.edu

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Research Topics: Effects of nutrient loading on aquatic environments, aquatic plant ecology and management, water resource and fisheries management, research program administration

Sharon Long

Director of Applied Environmental Microbiology, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene; Faculty, Department of Soil Science

slong@wisc.edu

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Research Topics: Monitoring waterborne pathogens, microbial water contamination, source water protection, watershed management, methods of pathogen enumeration, bio-terrorism preparedness

 

Bret Shaw

Faculty, Department of Life Sciences Communication

brshaw@wisc.edu

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Research Topics: Social marketing, outreach, aquatic invasive species, promoting natural shorelines

Anita Thompson

Faculty, Department of Biological Systems Engineering

amthompson2@wisc.edu

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Research Topics: Hydrology, water quality, runoff, sediment/nutrient/pathogen transport, stormwater management, erosion control, SWAT and WEPP modeling

Janet Silbernagel

Faculty, Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture; Design Strategist, Division of Continuing Studies

jmsilber@wisc.edu
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Research Topics: Landscape ecology and conservation strategies, scenario modeling and geospatial analysis of  landscape conservation strategies

Graduate Student Representatives

Rachel Johnson

MS Student, Biological Systems Engineering and Water Resources Management

rejohnson9@wisc.edu

Ben Peterson

PhD Student, Environmental Chemistry and Technology

bpeterson26@wisc.edu

Postdoc Liaison

Noah Stern

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Bacteriology

nstern2@wisc.edu

Undergraduate Liaison

Sydney Copus

Junior, Environmental Studies and Gender & Women Studies

scopus@wisc.edu

Project Assistant

Carolyn Voter

PhD Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering

cvoter@wisc.edu

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