UW-Green Bay

Environmental Science

Ryan Currier

Ryan Currier

Assistant Professor
LS 459

Research Interests

Magma dynamics; Magmatic sulfide formation; Diffusion in crystals; Volatiles in magmas; Analog experiments of magmatic intrusions; Crystals in transport.

Education

B.S. Michigan State University, M.A. Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University

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 »

Kevin Fermanich

Kevin Fermanich

Professor & Researcher
LS 416

Website

http://www.uwgb.edu/fermanik/

Research Interests

Soil processes and ground water quality; nonpoint source pollution; watershed monitoring and management; fate of contaminants.

Education

B.S. UW-Stevens Point; M.S., Ph.D. UW-Madison.

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Patrick Forsythe

Patrick Forsythe

Assistant 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 »

Lisa Grubisha

Lisa Grubisha

Assistant Professor
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

Ryan Holzem

Ryan Holzem

Assistant Professor
ES 307F

Research Interests

 Biological, chemical, and physical processes of drinking water and wastewater treatment and remediation; process and technologies associated with nutrient and energy recovery, such as anaerobic digestion, biosolids management and disposal, and phosphorus, nitrogen, and potassium recovery; impact and potential removal methods of emerging... Read more »

James Horn

James Horn

Herbarium Curator & Lecturer
MAC 147

Jay Horn is the curator of the Gary A. Fewless Herbarium and an instructor in UWGB’s Department of Natural and Applied Sciences. He grew up in the greater Chicago area, and on family vacations to northern Wisconsin he developed a strong interest in botanical diversity whilst exploring the forests and bogs of Vilas County. Having prevailed against being eaten alive by mosquitos in... Read more »

Robert Howe

Robert Howe

Professor
MAC 212F

Bob Howe is the founding Director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity and Barbara Hauxhurst Cofrin Professor of Natural Science at UW-Green Bay. He has been a faculty member in UWGB's Department of Natural and Applied Sciences since 1984, where he has taught courses ranging from introductory environmental science to advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in biology and ecology.... Read more »

John Katers

John Katers

Dean Of Science And Technology
ES 317B

Dean John Katers has been employed at UW-Green Bay since 1995, initially working for the University of Wisconsin Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center as a Recycling Specialist before joining the Natural and Applied Sciences (NAS) faculty in 1999. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2004, and promoted to Professor in 2012. He served as Chair of NAS since 2012, and has... Read more »

John Luczaj

John Luczaj

Professor
LS 438

Website

www.uwgb.edu/luczajj/

Research Interests

Water-rock interaction in eastern Wisconsin Paleozoic sedimentary rocks, arsenic in northeastern Wisconsin rocks and groundwater, fluid-inclusions in minerals, carbonate diagenesis, Mississippi Valley-Type mineralization, bedrock geology of Brown... Read more »

Vicki Medland

Vicki Medland

Administrative Specialist
MAC 218E

Dr. Medland works cooperatively with the Director to ensure that the center is achieving its mission of education and research. She works closely with staff and partners involved in various outreach projects including the web and social networking sites, K-12 and citizen science programs. Vicki leads the Panama research course with her husband Mike Draney in alternate years and teaches courses... Read more »

Steven Meyer

Steven Meyer

Associate Professor
LS 446

Research Interests

the use of climate probabilities in decision making, comparing the accuracy of short- and medium-range forecasts from various sources, and evaluating the engagement of freshman students during their First Year Experience at colleg

Education

B.S. Northern Illinois University; M.S., Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Karen Stahlheber

Karen Stahlheber

Assistant Professor
LS 433

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 »

Patricia Terry

Patricia Terry

Professor
LS 463

Research Interests

Water quality, environmental separations, alternative energies, biodiesel.

Education

B.S., M.S. University of Texas; Ph.D. University of Colorado
 

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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 »