When the National Parks Service wanted know if spring was coming earlier at many national parks around the U.S., it turned to the USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN), an online environmental change-tracking resource cofounded by Mark D. Schwartz, UWM distinguished professor of geography. The National Phenology Network provides Start of Spring maps and tools that […]
UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences is launching a project to sequence and analyze the DNA of important Lake Michigan species, providing data that scientists and others can use to better preserve and protect precious natural resources.
The UW System Board of Regents is honoring Jean Creighton, director of the Manfred Olson Planetarium, for spreading knowledge of space to thousands of children and adults in Wisconsin.
UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences is a partner in a new research institute focused on sustainable management of the Great Lakes. The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research represents a partnership between nine universities across the Great Lakes region, plus nongovernmental organizations and private businesses. CIGLR is led by the University of Michigan and funded […]
This third detection comes less than two years after UWM scientists and LIGO colleagues around the world confirmed a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity.
The field of engineering has a hard time attracting and retaining women. Two UWM faculty members just published research looking at the reasons why in the May issue of Frontiers of Psychology.
UWM will bring its expertise in microgrid technology to the industry-academic effort “to make the U.S. electrical grid more reliable, greener and less expensive,” according to Adel Nasiri.
Results of a study on the relocation of a community of desert tortoises in California has unveiled a mystery: When moved only a short distance from their habitat, the females in the group assimilated to their new location and reproduced normally – but not the transported males. The study originated in 2008 with a planned […]
UWM alumnus Bob Gutierrez is helping rebuild Wisconsin’s highways – including the massive Zoo Interchange – while remaining sensitive to the impact the work has on the people and places involved.
Harvey Bootsma studies, among other things, the yearly discharge of carbon dioxide from from the lake into the atmosphere. The event could offer insights into maintaining a healthy food chain and the role of lakes in climate change.