Recent Projects

Current projects at the 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 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 Field Station.

Research at the Station has produced 433 scientific publications and 154 dissertations and theses since 1970 (see our Publications page). In a typical year there are about 40 research projects in progress. These projects span a very wide range of topics and are conducted by researchers from a large number of institutions. Research use is on a year-round basis and the Station’s staff can provide support for research which requires frequent monitoring. A wide variety of long-term data bases are available for the Field Station’s research areas. See our Datasets page for more information.

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.