portrait of Dr. Christopher KucharikChris Kucharik is a Professor in the Department of Agronomy and The Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He is affiliated with the Wisconsin Energy Institute, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, the Center for Climatic Research, and Freshwater and Marine Sciences.  He is a member of the Working Groups Council for the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI), and serves as co-chair for the WICCI Agriculture Working Group.  His research program is largely interdisciplinary, incorporating field work on cropping systems ecology and ecosystem modeling in a framework that is geared towards understanding the impacts of global change on ecosystem services.  He is a co-PI of the North Temperate Lakes LTER and recently served as lead PI on a NSF Water Sustainability and Climate project based in the Yahara watershed of southern Wisconsin.