The Department of Life Sciences Communication (LSC) has been hard at work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dominique Brossard contributes to rapid expert consultation that provides strategies to encourage protective behaviors on college campuses
As universities look to welcome students back for another pandemic-era semester, they can turn to new insights from the National Academy of Sciences backed by research on how to effectively communicate about COVID-19. The guidelines encourage campuses …
Holtz Center funds thematic research cluster to investigate the implementation of clean energy in Wisconsin communities
It is with great excitement that we announce that LSC Professor and Chair Dominique Brossard and Ph.D. Student Mikhaila Calice are among the recipients of a research cluster grant from the Robert F. and Jean …
Research from interdisciplinary LSC collaboration demonstrates the impact of public attitudes toward urban foxes and coyotes
A new study based on the collaborative work between LSC and the Urban Canid Project has now been published in the Journal of Human Dimensions of Wildlife.
LSC partners with the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin for students to apply science communication research methodology
Organizations are increasingly relying on data-driven approaches to change their current practices. Recognizing this trend, the Department of Life Sciences Communication requires
LSC students discuss risk communication and UW-Madison’s cybersecurity efforts
For many, October 31st this past fall signified Halloween but for students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, this fall it symbolized something much more frightening:
LSC Postdoctoral Researcher focuses on civic science to shape the future of science communication
“The promise and perils of gene-editing might be the most important public debate we haven’t been having widely enough.” This response from Bill Gates to an article on synthetic biology highlights a growing dilemma faced …
LSC Involved in AAAS’s “How We Respond” Report
Five years ago, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) published What We Know, an extensive report on how scientists view climate change and the possible actions to diminish its impact.
Researchers Seek To Understand Where Wisconsinites Are Picking Up Ticks
Summer is in full effect and with temperatures rising we are seeing more people spending time outdoors hiking, gardening, playing games, and even just going on walks.
LSC Researchers aid in the development of a Forecast-based Flood and Health Risk Management System
Over the past 20 years, extreme weather, such as hurricanes and flooding, made devastating impacts worldwide.