Tom Bryan is a graduate student in the Nelson Institute pursuing a doctoral degree in Environment & Resources. The focus of his research is environmental impact assessment of campus food systems. He conducts life cycle analyses of food served at Union South to determine the CO2 emissions of each dish served. With Professor Middlecamp, Tom develops laboratory activities about the life cycle of food and greenhouse gas emissions using the UW-Madison campus as a living, learning laboratory.
In Fall 2015, Tom's research was recognized by AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Here is the press release.
Tom completed his undergraduate degree at UW-Madison where he majored in Microbiology. His undergraduate research focused on genetic characterization of plant-microbe mutualisms.
Office: Science Hall, room 88
- He serves as the greenhouse manager at Leopold Hall for the GreenHouse Learning Community
- His favorite sport is badminton
- He co-authored a paper published in the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
- Among many plant and microbial pets, his one animal pet is a 9-year old red-footed tortoise named Cribbins
Favorite things to do in Madison
- Eat two-for-one burgers at the Old Fashioned on Monday nights
- Swim at Raymer’s cove in the summer
- Walk through D.C. Smith Greenhouses, Botany Greenhouse and Garden, Allen Centennial Gardens, and Olbrich Gardens
- Attend Wednesday Nite @ the Lab