Tag: Environmental Science and Policy

No fly zone: UW-Green Bay’s Giese and other alumni help save Snowys from bigger birds in the sky

The piercing, golden eyes contrasting beautifully against white feathers is what makes Snowy Owls a crowd and local favorite. Theses arctic nesting owls have migrated into Wisconsin during the winter months, and their presence has birders everywhere on the lookout. Despite being known for their wisdom, the owls’ preference for barren, tundra-like ecosystems have caused […]

Reminder: ‘Searching for Sustainability’ playing here, Feb. 13

A fascinating documentary, Searching for Sustainability will be shown on campus, Feb. 13, 2018 at 6 p.m. in Phoenix Rooms B and C of the University Union. UW-Green Bay Prof. Kevin Fermanich (NAS) and Associate Prof. Debra Pearson (Human Biology) were involved as experts in the film. Included that evening is a discussion panel featuring […]

Alumni Erdman, Prestby, Brinker, work on ‘snowy’ data collection

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Look for birds and you may find Tom Erdman ’86 (Population Dynamics) and many of his proteges. The recently retired Richter Museum curator was working with a team to safely trap and secure snowy owls to be examined, fitted with a transmitter and released. The work is part of Project SNOWstorm. Research started in late 2013 […]

Faculty note: Stoll presentations

UW-Green Bay Prof. John Stoll (Management, Public and Environmental Affairs), gave two presentations at the Wisconsin Economics Association annual meeting Nov. 17-18. The first presentation titled “Teaching Microeconomics with Heart” focused upon changes being implemented as part of the Equity Gap project on our UW-Green Bay campus. The second presentation, “Sensitivity, Project Analysis, and the […]

Wisconsin Roots Embraced Through Wild Rice Seeding

Nearly 2,000 lbs. of wild rice to be seeded in the bay of Green Bay, Nov. 12-17 GREEN BAY – In an attempt to restore the historical aquatic ecosystem, a team of conservation professionals and volunteers from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, UW-Extension, Ducks Unlimited, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and others, are joining […]

UW-Green Bay graduate students counted on to study habitat and plan for restoration

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Green Bay and its local tributaries offer some of the best outdoor lab facilities imaginable for future biologists. And the research students perform can inform decisions in restoration and bay health for years to come. This summer members of UW-Green Bay’s Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries Lab have been active in local streams, using an electrofishing […]

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.

UW-Green Bay students contribute to peer-reviewed article

Recent graduate Jonathan Odekirk (Geoscience) and graduate student Julie Maas (Environmental Science and Policy) contributed to a new peer-reviewed article published March 7 in the journal Geosciences. The article, titled “Aquifer Drawdown and Recovery in the Northeast Groundwater Management Area, Wisconsin, USA: A Century of Groundwater Use,” is the final product of a 10-year study to […]

UW-Green Bay students present research funded by Cofrin Research Grants, March 7

Subjects include endangered species, ecological indicators and green exercise GREEN BAY – Five University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students will report on research conducted in three UW-Green Bay natural areas at the 28th Annual Cofrin Student Symposium from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in the Christie Theatre of the University Union. Since 1987, more […]

Studying a rock and a hard place: Ancient magmas in Antarctica at the core of Yagle’s research

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UW-Green Bay Environmental Science and Policy graduate Brian Yagle ’16 did his graduate work in the “Frozen Tundra” of Green Bay, Wis. Ironic then, that he studied a true frozen tundra, thousands of miles away, in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica. Yagle has never set foot in the barren oasis, but that hasn’t prevented […]