UW-Green Bay’s role in the understanding of the Green Bay ecosystem highlighted in ‘Journal of Great Lakes Research’

Over the past 50 years, UW-Green Bay has had an important leadership role in developing a scientific understanding of the Green Bay ecosystem. During this time period, current and emeriti faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduate students, all have made major contributions in an ongoing effort to improve our knowledge of this important environmental resource. Most recently, UW-Green Bay’s role in this scientific work was highlighted in the October 2018 issue of the Journal of Great Lakes Research, an issue which contains a special section on Green Bay Ecosystem.

Contributing authors in five of the 17 articles appearing in this special section have UW-Green Bay affiliations. Professors Kevin Fermanich and Patrick Forsythe (NAS); Hallett Harris (NAS Prof. Emeritus) and Prof. Robert Howe (NAS), are contributing authors of the opening article titled, “Green Bay, Lake Michigan: A Proving Ground for Great Lakes Restoration.” Harris, Robert Wenger (NAS Prof. Emeritus) and Paul Sager (NAS Prof. Emeritus), are the lead authors of the second article: “The Green Bay Saga: Environmental Change, Scientific Investigation, and Watershed Management.” Prof. and Associate Dean Michael Zorn (NAS, College of Science, Engineering and Technology), is the lead author of an article titled “In situ, High-Resolution Time Series of Dissolved Phosphate in Green Bay, Lake Michigan.” Howe; Erin Gnass Geise, data manager for the Center for Biodiversity and the UW-Green Bay coordinator for the Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Monitoring Program; and Prof. Amy Wolf, (NAS), are the authors of “Quantitative Restoration Targets for Fish and Wildlife Habitats and Populations in the Lower Green Bay and Fox River AOC.” Gnass Geise, Howe, and Wolf are the lead authors of the fifth article on the UW-Green Bay list: “Breeding Birds and Anurans of Dynamic Coastal Wetlands in Green Bay, Lake Michigan.”

John Kennedy, a former staff member at the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewage Commission and an important research collaborator with UW-Green Bay faculty, is the author of the third article in the special section: “The Role of Municipal Agencies Concerning Ambient Monitoring and Overall Management of Aquatic Resources.” He is also a contributing author of two other articles, including the Zorn article cited above. “The Special Section on Green Bay Ecosystem” was edited by J. Val Klump, professor in the School of Freshwater Sciences, Great Lakes WATER Institute, UW-Milwaukee, himself a major researcher of the Green Bay ecosystem and a collaborator with UW-Green Bay faculty. He is also a contributing author of several of the articles that appear in the special section.

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