Tag: geoscience

UWGB authors and editors in key geoscience journal

Papers by several UWGB faculty, staff, and former students are in a recent special issue of Geoscience Wisconsin titled “Wisconsin’s Niagara Escarpment.” The issue covers various aspects of the geology, biology, and conservation of the Niagara Escarpment — the cliff face that runs from southern Wisconsin to Niagara Falls in New York. Look for these familiar campus […]

Luczaj expresses concern over Wisconsin strontium levels

You’ve seen a bit about this in the Log before… There is an article circulating in some papers regarding strontium research that is part of the water series done by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. UW-Green Bay’s John Luczaj (geoscience) says why this could be a “big deal.” See Wisconsin strontium levels among highest […]

Faculty note: Luczaj article


Geoscience Prof. John Luczaj (Natural and Applied Sciences) is a co-author on an article published recently in the journal Resources. The article evaluates the changes to groundwater quality in Northeastern Wisconsin that resulted from the 2007 Karst Task Force report and subsequent regulatory changes in certain counties. Lead author Kevin Erb is a graduate of […]

Student earns state AWRA honor for ‘Best Undergraduate Student Poster’

The Wisconsin Section of the American Water Resources Association has honored UW-Green Bay student and Geoscience major Christa Kananen. She was given the best undergraduate student poster award last week for her research project on groundwater levels in the deep sandstone aquifer of Marinette County. Her poster (with co-author Prof. John Luczaj of Geoscience) was […]

Meet top NAS students benefitting from expanded scholarship program


The best-of-the-best students in Natural and Applied Sciences programs were honored at an annual scholarship reception held Jan. 30. Twenty-five students were awarded a total of $31,150 in scholarships that nearly doubled last year’s total of $15,200. The scholarships recognized student achievement in academics, research, and overall excellence. The new scholarships introduced this year include […]

Senior earns Sager award for work on Marinette County aquifer


The winner of this year’s Sager Scholarship is Christa Kananen, a senior majoring in Geoscience with a minor in Environmental Science. Her paper “Drawdown of the Potentiometric Surface of the Cambrian-Ordovician Aquifer in Marinette County” was based on her undergraduate research project under the guidance of NAS Associate Prof. John Luczaj. The Sager Scholarship for […]

Luczaj says groundwater conditions could be factor with I-43 bridge

John Luczaj, associate professor of Natural and Applied Sciences and chair of UW-Green Bay’s Geoscience program, has granted numerous interviews to local reporters as they try to make sense of the Leo Frigo Bridge closure for their readers, viewers and listeners. Luczaj is an authority on the bedrock and soils of Brown County, having completed […]

Comet watchers need scopes, sharp eyes

Retired Geosciences Prof Steve Dutch sends us this photo taken Wednesday night (March 13) from the campus bayshore near Lambeau Cottage. See the Comet PANSTARRS? In this image the comet is faintly visible about one-third of the way down the image, almost directly above the bright light at bottom. (This view is looking back toward […]

Bedrock work uncovers new info, ancient faults

Geoscience Prof. John Luczaj is the man responsible for the first comprehensive map of Brown County’s bedrock, part of a statewide project commissioned by the State of Wisconsin and the U.S. Geologic Survey. The resultant map should be of value to citizens concerned about bacterial contamination in shallow wells; to those who mine crushed stone; […]