Tag: Center for Biodiversity

Three UW-Green Bay faculty bestowed named professorships

Three members of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay faculty were selected to hold named professorships today (August 23, 2017) at the University’s 2017 Fall Convocation. Named professorships are created through private gifts that support the study and research of a faculty member who has an outstanding record of scholarly accomplishment. The annual stipend associated with […]

Scientists and experts meet to address critical questions regarding health of Green Bay and its restoration

UW-Green Bay hosts CIGLR Summit, July 18-20, 2017 GREEN BAY, Wis. — Although Green Bay contains only a small fraction — 1.4% — of the water in Lake Michigan, it is burdened with a third of the nutrients that enter the lake and degrade water quality. The resulting algae blooms and low oxygen “dead zones” […]

Draney says black widow is rarely seen

The black widow spider is native to Wisconsin but rarely seen, said UW-Green Bay professor Michael Draney. “I’ve been collecting spiders pretty widely since 1999. I’ve collected thousands and thousands of spider specimens, but I’ve never myself collected a northern widow in Wisconsin,” Draney said. Usually, when black widows are found in Wisconsin, they come in […]

It’s a ‘big science’ moment for UW-Green Bay’s Wolf, Howe and other UW-Green Bay researchers

Professsors Amy Wolf and Bob Howe

Research recently published in Science was truly an example of “big science,” which draws from an integrated network of researchers from around the world — in this case it includes the work of UW-Green Bay Professors Amy Wolf, Bob Howe, and staff and students at UW-Green Bay. Science (June 30, 2017) is the premiere scientific […]

More than 50 scientists and professionals gather to assess Bay health and plan for restoration

Fifty scientists, managers and professionals will work together to assess whether currently recommended and future proposed management practices will be sufficient to restore the bay of Green Bay, which is impacted by massive ongoing changes in climate, agriculture, urbanization and development within the watershed. The Cofrin Center for Biodiversity is hosting the Cooperative Institute for […]

Grad student Vanessa Brotske is giving lake lessons on endangered dwarf lake iris

Vanessa Brotske, a UW-Green Bay graduate student, will discuss her current research on the rare dwarf lake iris, Thursday, July 13, 2017 as part of the Lake Lessons Speaker Series, sponsored by The Ridges Sanctuary in Bailey’s Harbor. See more.

WPR: UW-Green Bay welcomes Peregrines

Wisconsin Public Radio is helping tell the success story about UW-Green Bay’s Peregrine falcons. Once thought to be on the brink of extinction, they are now finding success in manmade “cliffs” and urban settings. Reporter Patty Murray takes some time to discuss with curator of UW-Green Bay’s Richter Museum, Tom Erdman. Listen to the interview.

Winning names of UW-Green Bay Peregrine falcons are…

Falcon on Cofrin Sign

The Cofrins! About 400 ballots were cast to name the Peregrine falcons hatched at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Cofrin Library in May. By popular vote, the falcons will be named Austin, David, Douglass and Peter, respectfully honoring the four deceased male members of the Cofrin family who, through philanthropic support, helped build and sustain […]

Cast your vote for the Peregrine names by noon today

Join the University community and members of the public in naming the historical, first successful Peregrine falcon hatch on the UW-Green Bay campus. Voting closes at Noon today. All are invited to the name-reveal celebration on the Student Services Plaza, Wednesday, June 28. Vote now.