Tag: conservation

Next NAS seminar highlights ‘Ecological Knowledge in India”


Dr. Baisakhi Bandyopadhyay, a researcher and senior fellow of the government of India, is the next speaker in the UW-Green Bay Natural and Applied Sciences Seminar series at 3 p.m. this Friday (April 17) in Room 301 of the Environmental Sciences Building. Her topic is “The Evolution of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in India: An Overview.” […]

2012 grad Morgan Gantz works to study and protect our nation’s wilderness

For the millions of outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking on the trails, kayaking down the rapid rivers, and biking through national parks, forests and wildlife refuges, there are the few who work to both study and protect the natural landscape of our public lands. Morgan Gantz, a 2012 UW-Green Bay Environmental Science graduate is working […]

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 […]

DJS senior seminar’s ‘Wild Phoenix Project’ succeeds with prairie planting

The Wild Phoenix Project of this semester’s Democracy and Justice Studies senior seminar concluded last weekend with a successful prairie-grass planting at the Baird Creek Parkway. Led by Assistant Prof. Eric J. Morgan, the senior seminar focused on historical and contemporary issues related to wilderness preservation and Aldo Leopold’s land ethic ideal. As part of […]

Researchers to the rescue: Science students help save fish

Something is very fishy around here. And by that we don’t mean suspicious. With hundreds of miles of shoreline and its tributaries, UW-Green Bay students have an outdoor lab nearly anywhere they look. Assistant Professor Patrick Forsythe (Natural and Applied Sciences) and his students are taking advantage. On Tuesday, April 22, students from Forsythe’s Ichthyology […]

‘Wild Phoenix Project’ includes idea, action events as Earth Day nears

This semester’s Democracy and Justice Studies Senior Seminar is hosting a pair of related events in conjunction with Earth Day. The first, a Wilderness Day event featuring a competition around the theme “What Does Wilderness Mean to You?” will be held from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 in Phoenix Room A of the University Union. […]

Great Lakes conservation is topic of Friday’s NAS program


“Conservation in the Great Lakes, Green Bay and the Gems of Door County” will be the topics at 3:45 p.m. (note this spring’s new time) Friday, Feb. 7, in Room 301 of the Environmental Sciences Building, when the Natural and Applied Sciences Seminar Series resumes for the second semester. The presenters are staff members of […]

Fearsome Phragmites? Grad student explores exotic, native species

A UW-Green Bay alumnus and current master’s student is investigating a much-maligned invasive species in Green Bay’s backyard — and exploring the idea that efforts at eradication might not be what’s best, after all. Matt Peter, a 2011 graduate of the University’s environmental science program, is working to broaden the knowledge of Phragmites on Door […]

Alumni Rising: Peter investigates understudied native phragmites

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay graduate student Matt Peter is out to broaden the base of knowledge of a currently understudied subject — the effects of native phragmites on Door County shores. You see, it is the exotic invasive plant that seems to take over shorelines in a matter of a few years and are the […]