Robert Howe

Robert Howe


MAC 212F

Research Interests

Although much of my early work involved bird population ecology, I have published recent articles on Great Lakes coastal wetlands, environmental indicators, landscape ecology, and forest dynamics; my students have investigated a wide diversity of organisms ranging from soil invertebrates to mammals. As Director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, I am co-leader of the Wabikon Forest Dynamics Plot in northern Wisconsin, and I administer numerous research grants involving student researchers and collaborators from other institutions.

Other Interests

Family, travel, photography, sports, hiking, music


Ph.D. 1981 University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.S. 1977 University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.S. 1974 University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN