Volker Radeloff, forest and wildlife ecology, is one of six of the UW-Madison’s most promising rising faculty named as recipients of this year’s Romnes Faculty Fellowships.
The award, supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), recognizes an exceptional faculty member who has earned tenure within the last four years. Each winner, selected by a Graduate School committee, receives an unrestricted $50,000 award for research support. The Romnes award is named for the late H. I. Romnes, former chair of the board of AT&T and former president of the WARF board of trustees.
Radeloff studies the causes and consequences of land use change in the U.S. and the former Soviet Union. His research has documented the impacts of historic events and human disturbance on ecological phenomena including wildfire, invasive species and loss of biodiversity.