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.
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 […]
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.
Paul Roebber can’t change the weather, but he’s still revolutionizing how it’s predicted.
Cristal Sanchez-Estrada loves science of all kinds. The senior biological sciences major sees her work in the lab at the School of Freshwater Sciences as a foundation for any number of careers.
A hardy perennial is a promising source of biofuel, and UWM scientist Dave Zhao is developing a key technique to unlock its potential.
Water SYS-STEM, a program involving UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences, Water Council affiliates and local technical colleges, is introducing students to careers in the water industry – and to the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.
Clean drinking water is something we might take for granted, but for people in impoverished areas of the world, it’s a necessity that takes time and energy every day to acquire. Recent UWM grad Cassandra Bence is helping do something about it.
Danielle Cloutier and Shelby LaBuhn, both doctoral students in the School of Freshwater Sciences, will soon head to Washington, D.C., to see how the research they do translates into law.