Burnet saxifrage, a plant native to the British Isles, appears to be making a concerted effort to take up residence in Crawford County. The plant is a highly aggressive invasive, and resembles another plant most are familiar with — the wild carrot or Queen Anne’s Lace. The County referenced the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity for […]
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 […]
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” […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Door County residents now know about the Peregrine falcon success. The Door County Pulse summarized the story — from brink of extinction to urban settings, including UW-Green Bay.
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.
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 […]