College of Agriculture and Life Sciences | Biological Systems Engineering
Hometown: Hudson, WI
Paul Stoy studies the interaction between land management and climate and is increasingly interested in regional climate processes. He obtained his undergraduate degrees from the UW-Madison and graduate degree from Duke University and was a faculty member at Montana State University for nearly ten years before joining the faculty of UW-Madison.
Changes to land management alter the energy and water balance of the atmosphere and therefore regional climate. I will discuss recent changes to the climate of the northern Great Plains, steps that we are taking to understand them, and implications for downwind areas including Wisconsin.