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Dan Meinhardt.Welcome Professor Dan Meinhardt, Curator of the Richter Natural History Museum

Associate Professor Dan Meinhardt is the new Curator of the Richter Museum. He teaches courses in evolution and biology. He is interested in the development and evolution of the vertebrate skeleton, the philosophy of science, and the relationship between art and science.

Student at microscope.You are Invited to the Cofrin Research Symposium! Tuesday, March 6th, 1-4 pm in the Christie Theatre.

Join us for our annual Cofrin Research Symposium. Students will presenting short talks on their Cofrin Grant research projects. It is a great way to learn what to expect, if you are applying for a grant. There will be cookies!

Student at microscope.Apply for an Heirloom Grant (deadline extended!)

We are now accepting applications for Heirloom Research Grants. Deadline is March 1st! Open to any undergraduate with an NAS major or graduate students with emphasis in environmental science. Grants will pay for equipment, supplies or travel related to research activities.

Cofrin Arboretum.Apply for a Cofrin or Natural Areas Grant

We are now accepting applications for a Natural Areas research Grant. Deadline is April 20th! Open to undergraduate students in any major to do research in any of our UWGB managed natural areasincluding Toft Point, Point au Sable, Penninsula Center, The Cofrin Memorial Arboretum, the wabikon Lakes Plot, and Kingfisher farm, and in some other related natural areas in northeastern WI. Grants will pay for equipment, supplies or travel related to research activities.

Sagers.Apply for the Sager Scholarship for Scientific Writing

We are now accepting applications for the Sager Scholarship. Deadline is March 30th! Deadline is March 20th! Established by retired biology professors Paul and Thea Sager, this scholarship is open to any undergraduate with an NAS major or graduate students with emphasis in environmental science. Grants will pay for equipment, supplies or travel related to research activities.

Student at microscope.Biodiversity Research Goes to the Big Show!

Data collected by Dr. Amy Wolf and Dr. Bob Howe on the Wabikon Forest Plot by was used in a recent article published in Science on June 30th. "Plant diversity increases with the strength of negative density dependence at the global scale" The Science paper addresses a question that has puzzled ecologists for more than a century: Why are so many species able to coexist in the tropics — or, alternatively, why are so few species found at higher latitudes?

Path in Cofrin Arboretum

We are one of the 50 Most Amazing University Arboretums!

The list developed by "The Best Colleges" website is dedicated to gardens and arboretums that beautify their campuses, and serve as conservation areas for plants and animals, outdoor classrooms, and living laboratories. We are proud to be recognized for our dedication to hands-on learning experiences and research opportunities that students won’t find anywhere else.

Blackburnian warbler, photo by M. Mcdowell.

A tool for measuring forest health!

Biodiversity data manager Erin Giese, along with NAS faculty, and TNC staff have developed a a new rigorous, transparent tool for measuring forest health in northern mesic forests of the western Great Lakes region based on local breeding bird assemblages. TNC conservation managers are already using the tool. Learn more about the research and download the tool here.