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Birds:

Thomas Erdman, Curator, Richter Natural History Museum.
Birds, especially hawks. Holdings of the Richter Museum, which includes the 10th largest bird egg collection in North America, nearly all of Wisconsin's mammals, and much more. Toxins (Fox River, Green Bay and Lake Michigan). Bird-banding.
465-2713. erdmant@uwgb.edu.

Robert Howe, Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences (Biology), and Director of Cofrin Center for Biodiversity. Barbara Hauxhurst Cofrin Professor of Natural Sciences.
Animal population dynamics, particularly forest birds. Resources management. Birds of Wisconsin. Bird migration. Biodiversity.
465-2272. hower@uwgb.edu.

Frogs:

Daniel Meinhardt, Associate Professor of Biology and Human Biology.
Evolutionary biology. Anatomy of vertebrates. Amphibians (particularly frogs). Philosophy of science.
465-2398. meinhada@uwgb.edu.

Plants:

Gary Fewless, Curator, UW-Green Bay Herbarium.
Plants, especially natives and introduced species in Wisconsin.
465-2243. fewlessg@uwgb.edu.

Michael Morgan, Professor Emeritus of Natural and Applied Sciences (Biology). Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor in Environmental Studies.
Plant physiology and ecology. Ecology of endangered plant species. Global warming.
465-2371. morganm@uwgb.edu.

Renewable Energy:

John Katers, Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences (Engineering).
Recovering resources from waste. Solar and alternate energy systems (including electricity from methane). Resource management strategies. Solid waste management and recycling. Industrial pollution control. Industrial and residential recycling-related issues. Assists with the UW-Extension-Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center.
465-2278. katersj@uwgb.edu.

Soil Quality:

Kevin Fermanich, Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences (Geoscience).
Chemicals in the soil and water environment. Soil quality. Water quality, especially surface and ground waters.
465-2240. fermanik@uwgb.edu.

Ronald Stieglitz, Professor Emeritus of Natural and Applied Sciences (Earth Science).
Geology. Groundwater resources. On-site waste disposal systems.
465-2371. stieglir@uwgb.edu.

Spiders and Insects:

Michael Draney, Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences (Biology).
Spiders and insects. Ecology of soil-dwelling arthropods in general. Conservation biology of invertebrates. Environmental ethics.
465-2270. draneym@uwgb.edu.

Water Quality:

Thomas Erdman, Curator, Richter Natural History Museum.
Birds, especially hawks. Holdings of the Richter Museum, which includes the 10th largest bird egg collection in North America, nearly all of Wisconsin's mammals, and much more. Toxins (Fox River, Green Bay and Lake Michigan). Bird-banding.
465-2713. erdmant@uwgb.edu.

Kevin Fermanich, Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences (Geoscience).
Chemicals in the soil and water environment. Soil quality. Water quality, especially surface and ground waters.
465-2240. fermanik@uwgb.edu.

Robert Howe, Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences (Biology), and Director of Cofrin Center for Biodiversity. Barbara Hauxhurst Cofrin Professor of Natural Sciences.
Animal population dynamics, particularly forest birds. Resources management. Birds of Wisconsin. Bird migration. Biodiversity.
465-2272. hower@uwgb.edu.

John Luczaj, Associate Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences (Geoscience).
Sedimentary systems. Geology of Wisconsin. Groundwater systems. Groundwater contamination. Rock and mineral identification. Volcanoes and earthquakes.
465-5139. luczajj@uwgb.edu.

Vicki Medland, Associate Director of Cofrin Center for Biodiversity.
Wetland ecology. Aquatic insects and invertebrates. Wolf/Fox River history. Green Bay Green Map.
465-2342. medlandv@uwgb.edu.

Laurel Phoenix, Associate Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs (Environmental Planning).
Water resources management. Watershed management. Drinking water quality. Water law. Rural sustainable development. Land use planning and property rights. Anti-environmentalism.
465-2402. phoenixl@uwgb.edu.

Ronald Stieglitz, Professor Emeritus of Natural and Applied Sciences (Earth Science).
Geology. Groundwater resources. On-site waste disposal systems.
465-2371. stieglir@uwgb.edu.

Michael Zorn, Associate Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences (Chemistry).
Analytical and environmental chemistry.
465-5758. zornm@uwgb.edu.

Waste Management and Recycling:

John Katers, Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences (Engineering).
Recovering resources from waste. Solar and alternate energy systems (including electricity from methane). Resource management strategies. Solid waste management and recycling. Industrial pollution control. Industrial and residential recycling-related issues. Assists with the UW-Extension-Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center.
465-2278. katersj@uwgb.edu.

Weather and Climate:

Steven Meyer, Associate Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences (Geoscience).
Climate change and the causes and consequences of global warming. Severe and extreme weather events. General weather and climate information.
465-5022 (o), 884-8022 (h). meyers@uwgb.edu.

Michael Morgan, Professor Emeritus of Natural and Applied Sciences (Biology). Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor in Environmental Studies.
Causes and consequences of global warming. Various aspects of plant biology such as impacts of drought, floods and freezes, changes in leaf color with the seasons, pollen-caused allergies, endangered and rare plant species.
465-2371. morganm@uwgb.edu.

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