Two CALS professors are among eleven UW–Madison faculty recently honored with Kellett Mid-Career Awards. The award was created to provide support and encouragement to faculty members who are seven to 20 years past their first promotion to a tenured position, considered a critical stage of their careers. The honor, named for the late William R. Kellett, a former president of the WARF board of trustees and president of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, comes with $75,000 that may be spent over five years.
CALS recipients include:
Claudio Gratton, professor of entomology, studies landscape ecology and conservation of arthropods in agricultural landscapes, and examines how intensification of agriculture influences the abundance, diversity and benefits that insect predators and pollinators provide to people.
Guilherme Rosa, professor of animal and dairy sciences, works on data analytics for improved efficiency and sustainability of livestock systems. Current projects include computer vision techniques for precision livestock farming, use of genomic information for genetic improvement of herds, and predictive modeling and causal reasoning using experimental and observational farm data.
Go here to see a full list of this year’s Kellett winners.