Tag: Environmental Science and Policy

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 […]

Student inventor and ‘tinkerer’ facilitates drone research at UWGB

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With a combination of his own inventiveness and ingenuity, and support from UW‑Green Bay faculty, sophomore Cody Becker is using high-impact experiences to uniquely tackle a local problem (invasive plants) while preparing himself for the evolving demands of the contemporary workplace. UW‑Green Bay sophomore Cody Becker is a self-proclaimed tinkerer and inventor with an entrepreneurial spirit. […]

Rwandan Native, UW-Green Bay Graduate Student Reminds Fellow Students to ‘Leave No Stone Unturned’

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Opportunity can catch you by surprise, showing up in the most unlikely places. So it’s smart to leave no stone unturned. That was just one piece of advice shared by UW-Green Bay Student Commencement Speaker Mark Minani at the Spring 2016 Ceremony at the Kress Events Center May 14. The graduate student and Graduating Class […]

Breaking the ice to spread the rice

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Researchers from UW-Green Bay had to break skim ice on a cold morning in mid-November to do it, but they took another big step in a grant-funded pilot project to restore native wild rice, bulrush and wild celery stands to the lower bay. Students, staff and faculty from UW-Green Bay’s Natural and Applied Sciences unit […]

Grad student Heim presents on dairy/watershed management


Graduate student Alexis Heim, Environmental Science and Policy, attended the 2015 International Soil and Water Assessment Tool Conference and Workshops, held October 12-16 at Purdue University. The conference drew more than 140 attendees from 10 countries with 96 oral and 22 poster presentations. She presented part of her thesis work on “Assessing the Impact of […]