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Faculty & Staff

Robert Howe

Robert Howe

Professor - Chair of Biology
MAC 212F

Bob Howe is the founding Director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity and a Professor of Biology in the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences. He has been a faculty member at UW-Green Bay since 1984, teaching courses in environmental science, conservation, ecology, mammalogy, and ornithology. In addition to administrative responsibilities with the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, he... Read more »

Amy Wolf

Amy Wolf

Professor
LS 466

Research Interests

My work has focused on the ecology of plant-animal interactions, including studies of host specific insects (northern blue butterfly), rare plants (serpentine morning glory), and Wisconsin bees. I also am co-leader of the Wabikon Forest Dynamics Plot, part of a global network of intensive, long term forest research sites initiated by the Smithsonian... Read more »

Brian Merkel

Brian Merkel

Associate Professor
LS 409

Advising

Human Biology (Health Science & General), Biology (Cell, Immunology, Microbiology), Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dental, Pre-Veterinary.

Research Interests

My work has focused on the effects of environmental toxicants on immune function. I have had graduate students and undergraduate students explore these effects in cell, animal and human models. The... Read more »

Carly Kibbe

Carly Kibbe

Assistant Professor
LS 405

Carly Kibbe is an Assistant Professor in the Human Biology and Biology programs at UW-Green Bay. She teaches Principles of Biology, Cell Biology, Reproductive Biology, Endocrinology, and First-Year Seminar. Carly received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from UW-La Crosse and her Ph.D. in Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology from UW-Madison. Her research... Read more »

Daniel Meinhardt

Daniel Meinhardt

Associate Professor
MAC 218E

Dr. Meinhardt teaches courses in human anatomy and physiology, comparative vertebrate anatomy, and evolutionary biology. Trained as an evolutionary anatomist, Dr. Meinhardt’s early research focused on miniaturization in frogs and some philosophical questions in evolutionary biology (e.g., Are species real?). Recently, he turned attention to the development of human reproductive anatomy,... Read more »

James Marker

James Marker

Associate Professor
LS 449

Research Interests

My primary research interest relates to the role of hormones in the cardiovascular and metabolic response to exercise. I’ve studied the role of adrenaline etc. in regulating blood glucose during exercise.

Other Interests

Sports (tennis and triathlons); Travel, Camping/canoeing, Music Theater, Perform in a Folk... Read more »

Karen Stahlheber

Karen Stahlheber

Associate Professor
LS 459

Website

http://www.karenstahlheber.com/

Research Interests

I am a plant community ecologist interested in the connections among species diversity, ecosystem processes and human management. My past and current projects span natural and agricultural landscapes, with a focus on savannas and grasslands. Presently my... Read more »

Keir Wefferling

Keir Wefferling

Asst Prof & Herbarium Curator
MAC 212

Lisa Grubisha

Lisa Grubisha

Associate Professor, Chair of Applied Biotechnology
LS 445

Research Interests

Fungal ecology and evolution, Microbial diversity and function, Conservation Biology, Population Genetics, Phylogenetics

Education

PhD., University of California Berkeley; M.S., Oregon State University; B.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Mark Damie

Mark Damie

Laboratory Mgr I
LS 204F

Mathew Dornbush

Mathew Dornbush

Dean of the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business
WH 480E

Research Interests

My primary research interest relates to the use of native plant restorations to improve ecosystem services, focusing principally upon their influence on soil organisms and processes.

Education

Ph.D. 2005 Iowa State University, Ames, IA; M.S. 2001 Iowa State University, Ames, IA; B.A. 1998 Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

Michael Draney

Michael Draney

Professor
LS 461

Research Interests

I am interested in conservation applications of terrestrial arthropod assemblages, especially spiders, and have a particular interest in the ecology and taxonomy of sheet web spiders (family Linyphiidae).

Education

Ph.D., Entomology, 1997, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Certificate in Environmental Ethics, 1995, University of Georgia,... Read more »

Patrick Forsythe

Patrick Forsythe

Associate Professor
LS 451

Research Interests

My research interests are generally in the fields of population ecology and conservation biology focusing on aquatic ecosystems in the Great Lakes region. I tend to focus on questions that seek to understand the behavioral and ecological mechanisms that contribute to variation in the annual abundance of fish populations including lake sturgeon and yellow... Read more »

Paul Mueller

Paul Mueller

Assistant Professor
LS 452

Research Interests

I am interested in elucidating the regulatory pathways that control eukaryotic cell proliferation, particularly in relation to embryogenesis and development. Current projects include: 1) understanding why and how the cells of the paraxial mesoderm stop dividing during convergent extension and somitogenesis, 2) the development of an in vivo system to search for G2... Read more »

Richard Hein

Richard Hein

Research Interests

My current research interests include stream water quality, nonpoint source pollution, fate of nutrients in natural waters, watershed monitoring and management, coral reef ecology, undergraduate engagement & persistence in STEM pathways.

Education

Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of... Read more »

Uwe Pott

Uwe Pott

Associate Professor
LS 453

Research Interests

My primary research interest focuses on the use of dietary phytochemicals as a means to suppress breast cancer cell proliferation.

Education

Ph.D. University of Zurich