Howe, UW-Green Bay take role in EPA wetlands grant
Scientists from 14 universities and agencies have been awarded a five-year, $10 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to systematically monitor the health of coastal wetlands across the U.S. and Canadian Great Lakes. Among the investigators is Robert Howe, professor of Natural and Applied Sciences and director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity. The grant (EPAGLNPO‐2010‐H‐3‐984‐758) will support the study of birds, amphibians, plants, fish, aquatic invertebrates, and water quality in more than 1,200 wetlands in the five Great Lakes and associated waters. This spring and summer Howe and ten UW-Green Bay graduate and undergraduate students will be heading into the field to conduct frog and bird surveys in wetlands of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.