Tag: Center for Biodiversity

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 […]

Wolf and Howe: Back from China and NSF event


Profs. Amy Wolf and Bob Howe of Biology and Natural and Applied Sciences participated in the fourth Diversity and Forest Chance Workshop at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden in southern Yunnan Province, China, from July 28 to Aug 8. The event, funded by the National Science Foundation and Chinese Academy of Sciences, brought together 48 […]

Toft documentary wins another award for ETP-NEW

Educational Television Productions of Northeast Wisconsin’s (ETP-NEW), located on the UW-Green Bay campus, is proud to announce that its latest documentary has been honored with a Telly Award. Robert Howe and Gary Fewless of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity are among those featured in interviews in the “Emma Toft: One with Nature” documentary. The program […]

Heirloom plant pre-sale is later this week

The popular NAS and Cofrin Biodiversity Center Heirloom Plant Sale returns this weekend. (The faculty/staff “pre-sale” — as always, shhhhhhhh — runs from noon to 5 p.m. this Friday, May 16, in the LAS greenhouse. It’s a rare and much-appreciated perk for on-campus employees, so keep it quiet, and use it, don’t abuse it.) The […]

Spring has sprung! Heirloom sale releases 2014 tomato roster

The annual NAS Heirloom Plant Sale will take place two weeks from now on Saturday, May 17 at the Lab Sciences greenhouse. Sale organizers have posted summaries of all the different tomato, pepper, flower and vegetable varieties that will be available. Plan your garden; plan your sale weekend buying. More details.  

Details of Friday’s Fewless reception: You’re invited

A celebration of the distinguished career of Gary Fewless and the renaming of the University Herbarium in his honor will take place at 5:30 p.m. this Friday (May 2) at Lambeau Cottage on the campus bayshore. Students, former students, faculty, staff and other well-wishers are invited to take part and congratulate Gary on his retirement […]