Members of the Science Advisory Board represent disciplines including natural resource, ecological and engineering sciences; climate science; social sciences; public health; and the agricultural sciences. The primary functions of the Science Advisory Board are to identify critical or emerging scientific questions related to the potential impacts of climate change in Wisconsin and oversee the development of Working Groups to assess those impacts on specific geographic areas, ecosystems or human activities.

Co-Chairs

Dan Vimont, co-chair
Associate Professor
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department, UW-Madison

Bill Walker, co-chair
Economist
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources



Science Advisory Board Members

Timothy Asplund
Section Chief, Water Quality Monitoring
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Division of Water

Erin Crain
Bureau Director, Endangered Resources
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Division of Land

Sharon Dunwoody
Professor
Journalism and Mass Communication, UW-Madison

Carmen Hardin
Section Chief, Forest Management Sciences Section
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Division of Forestry

Barry Johnson
Chief, Long Term Resource Monitoring Branch
U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
La Crosse, Wisconsin

George Kraft
Professor
Water Resources Director Center for Watershed Science and Education
Director Central Wisconsin Groundwater Center
UW-Stevens Point and UW-Extension

Chris Kucharik
Assistant Professor
Department of Agronomy
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences &
Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE)
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison

John Kutzbach
Professor Emeritus
Center for Climatic Research, UW-Madison

James LaGro, Jr.
Professor
Urban and Regional Planning, UW-Madison

Richard C. Lathrop
Honorary Associate/ Fellow
Center for Limnology, UW-Madison;
Limnologist (Retired), Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

David S. Liebl
Faculty Associate
Engineering Professional Development, UW-Madison;
Statewide Stormwater Specialist
UW-Cooperative Extension

John J. Magnuson
Professor Emeritus
Center for Limnology, UW-Madison;

Kristen Malecki
Epidemiologist/Assistant Scientist
Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
Associate Director
Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW)
University of Wisconsin Population Health Sciences

Sandra McLellan
Associate Scientist
Great Lakes Water Institute, UW-Milwaukee

Philip Moy
Assistant Director for Research
Aquatic Sciences Center: Sea Grant Institute and Water Resources Institute

Pete Nowak
Professor
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison

Jonathan Patz
Professor
Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, UW-Madison

Kenneth Potter
Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering, UW-Madison

Paul Strong
Forest Supervisor, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
US Department of Agriculture
National Forest System

Jack Sullivan
Director, Bureau of Science Services
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Division of Enforcement & Science

Sara Walling
Bioenergy Policy Advisor
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection