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Masters Degree in Environmental Science & Policy

Robert Howe

Robert Howe
Professor, Natural & Applied Sciences
Director Cofrin Center for Biodiversity
MAC F212
(920) 465-2272

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

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


  • Ornithology
  • Mammalogy
  • Biology Seminar
  • Research Experience in Panama
  • Principles of Ecology
  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Issues in Biological Conservation
  • Ecological and Environmental Methods and Analysis