The Working Group Council brings together representatives from each Working Group to report out on progress and the most recent findings from their field concerning climate change. With such a broad network, the Working Group Council makes it possible to connect the diverse range of issues WICCI covers through its research in a manageable way. This group meets at least quarterly, spurring partnerships and creating connections between federal, state, municipal agencies as well as non-profits.

Co-Chairs

David S. Liebl
Faculty Associate, WICCI Co-Director
College of Engineering, UW-Madison

Dan Vimont
Associate Professor, WICCI Co-Director
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UW-Madison
Center for Climatic Research, UW-Madison



Working Group Council Members

Tim Asplund
Water Resources Working Group
Chief, Water Resources Monitoring Section
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Bill Bland
Agriculture Working Group
Professor of Soil Science
Department of Soil Science
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Agroecology, UW-Madison

Jason Bodine
Forestry Working Group
County Forest Administrator with Bayfield County
Bayfield County Forestry & Parks

Gene Clark
Coastal Resilience Working Group
Coastal Engineering Specialist
Sea Grant Institute, UW-Madison

Matt Dallman
Forestry Working Group
Director of Conservation
The Nature Conservancy, Wisconsin

Kevin Doyle
Plants & Natural Communities Working Group
Heritage Botanist
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Steve Elmore
Water Resources Working Group
Section Chief, Public Water Supply
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Mike Hahn
Milwaukee Working Group
Deputy Director
Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC)

Stephen Handler
Forestry Working Group
Climate Change Specialist
USDA Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS)

David Hart
Coastal Resilience Working Group
Assistant Director for Extension
Sea Grant Institute, UW-Madison

Jen Hauxwell
Water Resources Working Group
Assistant Director for Research and Student Engagement
Sea Grant Institute, UW-Madison

Katie Hein
Water Resources Working Group
Water Resources Management Specialist
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Brad Hutnik
Forestry Working Group
NR Staff Specialist
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

George Kraft
Central Sands Hydrology Working Group
Professor
Fisheries and Water Resources, College of Natural Resources
University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

Chris Kucharik
Agriculture Working Group
Professor
Department of Agronomy
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison

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

Kristen Malecki
Human Health Working Group
Assistant Professor
Department of Population Health Sciences, UW-Madison

Debra Jensen
Milwaukee Working Group
Planning Services Supervisor
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

Sandra McLellan
Milwaukee Working Group
Professor
School of Freshwater Sciences, UW-Milwaukee

Matthew Mitro
Fisheries Working Group
Coldwater Fisheries Research Scientist
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Michael Notaro
Climate Working Group
Associate Scientist, Associate Director
Center for Climatic Research
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UW-Madison

Ryan O'Connor
Plants & Natural Communities Working Group
Natural Heritage Inventory Ecologist
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Linda Parker
Forestry Working Group
Forest Ecologist
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Kenneth Potter
Stormwater Working Group
Emeritis Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering, UW-Madison

Amy Staffen
Plants & Natural Communities Working Group
Conservation Biologist, Natural Heritage Conservation
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Kris Tiles
Forestry Working Group
Natural Resource Educator
University of Wisconsin-Extension

Steve Vavrus
Climate Working Group
Senior Scientist
Center for Climatic Research
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison

Matt Zine
Plants & Natural Communities Working Group
Natural Area Conservation Biologist, Natural Heritage Conservation
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Benjamin Zuckerberg
Wildlife Working Group
Associate Professor
Forest & Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison