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Experts on Natural Environment

Scott Ashmann, Associate Professor of Education. Nature-based early childhood education
(920) 465-2052. ashmanns@uwgb.edu.

Eric Morgan, Assistant Professor of History and Democracy & Justice Studies. U.S. Foreign Policy; South Africa; Political History; Sport History; Literary History; Social Movements; Travel and Tourism; National Parks
(920) 465-2714. morgane@uwgb.edu.

Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges, Professor of Psychology and Human Development. Environmental and Conservation Psychology; Statistics; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
(920) 465-2479. wilsong@uwgb.edu.

Birds:

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.
(920) 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.
(920) 465-2398. meinhada@uwgb.edu.

Geoscience and Geology:

Ryan Currier, Assistant Professor of Geoscience and Natural & Applied Sciences. Geology; Volcanoes; Ore Deposits; Natural Hazards; Earthquakes
(920) 465-2582. currierr@uwgb.edu.

John Luczaj, Professor of Geoscience and Natural & Applied Sciences. Geologic History of Wisconsin
(920) 465-5139. luczajj@uwgb.edu.

Plants and Soil Quality:

Mathew Dornbush, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies. Plant Ecology; Restoration Ecology; Invasive Species; Soil Quality and Health; Biofuels
(920) 465-2454. dornbusm@uwgb.edu.

Kevin Fermanich, Professor of Geoscience, Environmental Science and Natural & Applied Sciences. Chemicals in the Soil and Water; Soil Quality; Water Quality, especially surface and ground waters; Climate Change—Impacts on Water Quality
(920) 465-2240. fermanik@uwgb.edu.

James (Jay) Horn, Curator of Gary A. Fewless Herbarium. Plants, especially natives and introduced species in Wisconsin.
(920) 465-2243. hornj@uwgb.edu.

Renewable Energy:

John Katers, Dean of the College of Science and Technology. 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.
(920) 465-2278. katersj@uwgb.edu.

Spiders and Insects:

Michael Draney, Professor of Natural & Applied Sciences, Associate Professor of Biology. Spiders, Insects, and other Invertebrate Animals  
(920) 465-2270. draneym@uwgb.edu.

Fisheries and Sustainable Habitats:

Mathew Dornbush, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies. Plant Ecology; Restoration Ecology; Invasive Species; Soil Quality and Health; Biofuels
(920) 465-2454. dornbusm@uwgb.edu.

Kevin Fermanich, Professor of Geoscience, Environmental Science and Natural & Applied Sciences. Chemicals in the Soil and Water; Soil Quality; Water Quality, especially surface and ground waters; Climate Change—Impacts on Water Quality
(920) 465-2240. fermanik@uwgb.edu.

Patrick Forsythe, Chair of Environmental Science & Policy. Population ecology. Conservation biology focusing on aquatic ecosystems in the Great Lakes region. Fish populations including lake sturgeon and yellow perch.
(920) 465-2524. forsythp@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.
(920) 465-2272. hower@uwgb.edu.

Water Quality:

Mathew Dornbush, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies. Plant Ecology; Restoration Ecology; Invasive Species; Soil Quality and Health; Biofuels
(920) 465-2454. dornbusm@uwgb.edu.

 

Kevin Fermanich, Professor of Geoscience, Environmental Science and Natural & Applied Sciences. Chemicals in the Soil and Water; Soil Quality; Water Quality, especially surface and ground waters; Climate Change—Impacts on Water Quality
(920) 465-2240. fermanik@uwgb.edu.

Patrick Forsythe, Chair of Environmental Science & Policy. Population ecology. Conservation biology focusing on aquatic ecosystems in the Great Lakes region. Fish populations including lake sturgeon and yellow perch.
(920) 465-2524. forsythp@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.
(920) 465-2272. hower@uwgb.edu.

John Luczaj, Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences (Geoscience). Sedimentary systems. Geology of Wisconsin. Groundwater systems. Groundwater contamination. Rock and mineral identification. Volcanoes and earthquakes.
(920) 465-5139. luczajj@uwgb.edu.

Vicki Medland, Associate Director of Cofrin Center for Biodiversity and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Science & Policy. Biodiversity; Ethics of Collecting; Natural History; Heirloom Vegetables; Gardening; Food and Community; Art and Natural History; Scientific Illustration
(920) 465-2342. medlandv@uwgb.edu.

Laurel Phoenix, Associate Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs (Environmental Planning) Anti-environmentalism. Water resouces management. Drinking water quality. Water law. Rural sustainable development. Land use planning and property rights.
(920) 465-2402. phoenixl@uwgb.edu.

Michael Zorn, Associate Dean for Budget and Grants. Chemistry. Analytical and environmental chemistry.
(920) 465-5758. zornm@uwgb.edu.

Waste Management and Recycling:

John Katers, Dean of the College of Science and Technology. 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.
(920) 465-2278. katersj@uwgb.edu.

Weather and Climate:

Heidi Fencl, Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences (Physics). Gamma-ray bursters.
(920) 465-2261. fenclh@uwgb.edu.

Michael Kraft, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Public & Environmental Affairs. U.S. Government; State Government; Electoral Politics; Public Policy; Environmental Policy and Politics; Energy; Climate Change
(920) 465-2531. kraftm@uwgb.edu.

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.
(920) 465-5022. meyers@uwgb.edu

Donna Ritch, Associate Dean of College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Associate Professor of Human Biology. Anatomy; Cell Biology; Human Disease
(920) 465-2274. ritchd@uwgb.edu.

Volcanoes, Earthquakes, etc.:

Ryan Currier, Assistant Professor of Geoscience and Natural & Applied Sciences. Geology; Volcanoes; Ore Deposits; Natural Hazards; Earthquakes
(920) 465-2582. currierr@uwgb.edu.

John Luczaj, Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences (Geoscience). Sedimentary systems. Geology of Wisconsin. Groundwater systems. Groundwater contamination. Rock and mineral identification. Volcanoes and earthquakes.
(920) 465-5139. luczajj@uwgb.edu.

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