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Natural & Applied Sciences

Hallet 'Bud' Harris

Hallet 'Bud' Harris
Professor Emeritus (Biology)
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H. J. 'Bud' Harris is Professor Emeritus of Natural and Applied Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He joined UWGB when it was a fledgling institution in 1969 and retired in 1999. He taught undergraduate courses in ecology and graduate courses in wetland ecology and ecosystem management. He and his students initiated research on coastal wetlands of Green Bay, Lake Michigan. He served as Sea Grant Program Coordinator for the Green Bay sub-program during the 1980's and subsequently served as the 'On Site Coordinator' for the USEPA Green Bay PCB Mass Balance Study.

He presently serves as chair for the Sea Grant Advisory Council and has been involved in Great Lakes research and restoration efforts for over three decades. He and other colleagues from UW-Madison and Universities in Canada pioneered interest in ecosystem restoration of the Great Lakes. More recently Professor Harris has been instrumental in precipitating USEPA Region V and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources action to pursue the development of a total maximum daily load for phosphorous and suspended solids in the Lower Fox River Basin, which may serve as a model for further non-point source restoration efforts.

APPOINTMENTS: Chairman, Dept. of Science and Environmental Change, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 1975-1977, Research Coordinator of Green Bay Program, UW Sea Grant Institute, 1978-1986, Director, Institute for Land and Water Studies, 1984 to Present, Onsite Coordinator - USEPA Green Bay Mass Balance Study, 1987-1991, Chairman, Dept. of Natural and Applied Science, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 1996-1999

HONORS: Kiekhofer-Steiger Award for Excellence in Teaching - UW System, 1972 -- Northeastern Wisconsin Audubon Society Honorary Member for Research on Environmental Quality, 1988 -- UW-Green Bay Founders Award for Excellence in Scholarship, 1988 -- Herbert Fisk Johnson Professorship in Environmental Studies, 1989 to 1994

Education: B.A. (1961) Coe College; M.S. (1965), Ph.D. (1966) Iowa State

Fields of Interest

  • Animal and wetland ecology
  • Management of coastal areas
  • Wildlife management
  • Ecological risk assessment