Tag: Center for Biodiversity

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. […]

Project SOAR rescues snowy owls

Erin Giese, senior research specialist for the UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, acts as the co-founder for Project SOAR, a program that aims to save snowy owls and other raptors that are on airport property and relocates the birds to a safer place. Since January 2018, the program has helped rescue several owls at the Austin Straubel airport in […]

UW-Green Bay graduate student featured in story about Sea Grant work

UW-Green Bay master’s degree student Megan Hoff, who is studying Environmental Science and Policy, was hired as the first-ever graduate assistant in one of Wisconsin Sea Grant’s field offices last fall. Hoff is working with the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity at UW-Green Bay to involve university students and staff, state and federal agencies, citizen scientists, foundations, […]

Undergraduates (all campuses) can now apply for the Sager Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of emeriti faculty Paul and Thea Sager, UW-Green Bay science undergraduates have an opportunity to compete for a $1,100 scholarship recognizing outstanding scientific research from a classroom or extracurricular academic project. Eligible students must 1) be enrolled as an undergraduate at UW-Green Bay (including branch campuses) seeking a degree in the […]

Campus curbing deer damage to arboretum

Large populations of deer on the UW-Green Bay campus are damaging forest understory plants in the Cofrin Arboretum and threatening the ecology and beauty of the natural area. In order to better manage deer populations the UW-Green Bay campus participates in the City of Green Bay archery depredation hunt. Hunters apply through the City of […]

UW-Green Bay and partners prepare for wild rice seeding restoration project on bay of Green Bay, Nov. 5-9

Media members welcome to join boats, or view seeding from an observation point on land, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 GREEN BAY – A team of conservation professionals and volunteers from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, along with the UW-Extension, Ducks Unlimited, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and others, will seed […]

UW-Green Bay’s Cat Island Restoration Project discussed with Audubon, Congressman Mike Gallagher

The Cat Island Restoration Project was recently discussed among members of the Northeastern Wisconsin Audubon Society and with Congressman Mike Gallagher (WI-8). The project focuses on reconstructing three islands in the lower bay. UW-Green Bay faculty, students, graduate students and alumni have worked closely with the project. Alumnus Tom Prestby ’16 (Environmental Science and Policy) can […]

Registration open as UW-Green Bay researchers and others host Orchids Symposium in Door County

The “greatest minds in botany ” including researchers from UW-Green Bay and other institutions will gather in Baileys Harbor for an Orchids Symposium, held at The Ridges Sanctuary on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The symposium includes presentations by researches discussing their findings in restoring the orchid, and a guided […]