Current projects at the Saukville Field Station include studies of behavioral ecology of birds and amphibians, pollination ecology, invasive plants, wetlands and wetland plants, and climatology and phenological studies. The Saukville Field Station also maintains an active program of bat research at the Neda Mine Bat Hibernaculum. See our Annual Report for a list of all projects conducted at the Station.

Recent projects

  • Erica Young. Using successional dynamics, biogeography, and experimental communities to examine mechanisms of plant-microbiome functional interactions. Funded by the National Science Foundation.
  • Peter Dunn and Linda Whittingham. Functional Genomics of Plumage Ornaments in a Warbler. Funded by the National Science Foundation.
  • Jeffrey Karron. Evolutionary tradeoffs between outcross siring success and selfing: the role of ecological context in the stability of mixed mating systems. Funded by the National Science Foundation.
  • Gary Casper. Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern Wildlife Assessment. Funded by the Wisconsin DNR and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Click here for a project description, chapters from the final report, and checklists and appendices from the final report.