Tag: Center for Biodiversity

Kaspar Spider Collection donated to UWGB

UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Center for Biodiversity announces the donation of a major spider collection to the Richter Museum of Natural History in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. Prof. John “Jack” Kaspar, Ph.D. an arachnologist and biology professor at UW-Oshkosh for more than 30 years, amassed a collection of 10,000 spider specimens during his career, mainly from Wisconsin and the […]

UW-Green Bay heirloom vegetable plant sale is May 14th!

GREEN BAY — On your mark, get set, let’s garden! Thousands of plants are being grown in the Lab Sciences Greenhouse to be ready just in time for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay annual Heirloom Vegetable Plant Sale. The Natural and Applied Sciences department at UW-Green Bay is holding the event Saturday, May 14, at […]

Volunteers needed to prepare Heirloom Plant Sale

Volunteers are needed to help prepare for the annual Heirloom Plant Sale on Saturday, May 14. Leading up to the event, volunteers are needed to help transplant seedlings and print labels. All help is needed on a drop-in basis during those hours. No need to sign up. Parking is free in the Laboratory Sciences lot […]

University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Names Katers Dean of College of Science and Technology

GREEN BAY, WI – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller today announced the appointment of UWGB Professor John Katers, Ph. D., to the position of founding Dean of UWGB’s College of Science and Technology. Katers is the first dean to be appointed in the University’s new four-college model, the first major restructuring of […]

Student research contributes to conservation efforts at UWGB, symposium is March 1st

GREEN BAY – Five University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students will report on research conducted in three UW-Green Bay natural areas at the 27th annual Cofrin Student Symposium from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 1st in the Christie Theatre of the University Union, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, Wis. Since 1987, more than 150 students have […]

Cofrin Center for Biodiversity shares in $10 million Great Lakes grant

Biologist Bob Howe, professor of Natural and Applied Sciences and director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, and Erin Giese, the Center’s data manager, are UW-Green Bay’s participants in a newly announced, multi-state, multi-university grant of $10 million to monitor coastal wetlands around the Great Lakes Basin over the next five years. This project expands […]

Panama partnership: Smithsonian official will lead seminar here Sept 18


What began in 1923 as a small field station on Barro Colorado Island in the Panama Canal Zone is now one of the world’s leading research collaboratives, used annually by some 1,400 visiting scientists. The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institution employs 45 research scientists not just in Panama’s tropics but around the world in studies of […]

Master’s thesis by Biodiversity’s Giese leads to ‘Ecosphere’ article

Cofrin Center for Biodiversity Data Specialist Erin Giese, along with UW-Green Bay faculty members Bob Howe and Amy Wolf, graduate student Nick Walton, and Nature Conservancy biologist Nick Miller, have published a paper in the Ecological Society of America’s new online journal Ecosphere. The paper, titled “Sensitivity of breeding birds to the ‘human footprint’ in […]

Les Raduenz Woods dedicated in campus arboretum

Editor’s note:  For an enlarged version  — which shows  a current day aerial of campus and the Les Raduenz Woods (outlined in green) with inset images from 1960 (pre-campus and mostly farm fields) and 1992 (transitional stage of arboretum development) — click on image above. A ceremony was held Friday (May 15) to dedicate “Les […]

Student research contributes to conservation efforts at UW-Green Bay natural areas

Six University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students will report on research conducted at three 
UW-Green Bay natural areas at the 26th annual Cofrin Student Symposium from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the Christie Theatre in the University Union. More than 150 students over nearly three decades have received funding through the program made […]