Our Team

The Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI) comprises a science council composed of a diverse group of scientists from a range of disciplines that oversees 12 working groups, which are in turn made up of experts from a variety of fields. WICCI also includes an advisory committee of stakeholders from the public and private sector, an outreach committee and an operations unit.

Coordination Team

Dominic Holt

Position title: Stakeholder Engagement and Policy Coordinator, Wisconsin DNR

Email: Dominic.Holt@wisconsin.gov

Dea Larsen Converse

Position title: WICCI Science Writer

Email: dealarsen4@gmail.com

Pamela Porter

Position title: WICCI Co-Director and Policy Advisor, Wisconsin DNR

Email: pamela.porter@wisconsin.gov

Shruti Sarode

Position title: WICCI Coordinator - Bureau of Environmental Analysis and Sustainability, Wisconsin DNR

Email: shruti.sarode@wisconsin.gov

Steve Vavrus

Position title: WICCI Co-Director and Senior Scientist, Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research, UW-Madison

Email: sjvavrus@wisc.edu

Dan Vimont

Position title: WICCI Co-Director and Professor, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UW-Madison

Email: dvimont@wisc.edu

Dreux Watermolen

Position title: Natural Resources Program Manager, Wisconsin DNR

Email: dreux.watermolen@wisconsin.gov

Science Advisory Board

NameTitle and affiliationEmail
Anna Haines (co-chair)Professor and Director, Center for Land Use Education, UW-Stevens Pointanna.haines@uwsp.edu
Jim Hurley (co-chair)Associate Professor and Director, Aquatic Sciences Center, UW-Madisonhurley@aqua.wisc.edu
Carol BarfordAssociate Scientist and Director, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, UW-Madisonclbarford@wisc.edu
Owen BoyleProgram Manager, Division of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Wisconsin DNRowen.boyle@wisconsin.gov
Chris CaldwellDirector of Sustainable Development, College of Menomonie Nationccaldwell@menominee.edu
Abigail Derby LewisConservation Ecologist, Field Museumaderby@fieldmuseum.org
Ankur DesaiProfessor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UW-Madisondesai@aos.wisc.edu
Hilary DuganAssistant Professor, Center for Limnology, UW-Madisonhdugan@wisc.edu
Sharon DunwoodyProfessor Emeritus, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, UW-Madisondunwoody@wisc.edu
Jane ElderExecutive Director, Wisconsin Academyjelder@wisconsinacademy.org
Bud HarrisProfessor Emeritus, UW-Green Bayharrish@uwgb.edu
Tracey HollowayProfessor, Environmental Studies, UW-Madisontaholloway@wisc.edu
Richard LathropHonorary Fellow, Center for Limnology, UW-Madisonrlathrop@wisc.edu
Dave MacFarlandProgram Supervisor, Wildlife Team, Wisconsin DNR (Rhinelander)david.macfarland@wisconsin.gov
Sandra MclellanProfessor, Human and Ecosystem Health, School of Freshwater Sciences, UW-Milwaukeemclellan@uwm.edu
Nick MillerDirector of Science, The Nature Conservancynmiller@tnc.org
Jonathan PatzProfessor, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, UW-Madisonpatz@wisc.edu
Greg SassFisheries Research Program Supervisor, Wisconsin DNR (Boulder Junction)gregory.sass@wisconsin.gov
Bart SponsellerDeputy Administrator, Division of Environmental Management, Wisconsin DNRbart.sponseller@wisconsin.gov
Andy StoltmanProgram Manager, Section of Forest Economics and Ecology, Wisconsin DNR (Rhinelander)andrew.stoltman@wisconsin.gov
Chris SwanstonAdjunct Professor, School of Forest Resources, Michigan Tech; Research Ecologist and Director, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, USDA Forest Servicecswanston@fs.fed.us
Sara WallingDivision Administrator, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protectionsara.walling@wisconsin.gov
Caitlin WilliamsonDirector of Conservation Programs, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsincaitlin.williamson@wisconservation.org
Dan WrightAssistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UW-Madisondanielb.wright@wisc.edu