Research by UWM associate professor Woonsup Choi has shown that urban expansion is associated with a more intense urban heat island effect, including more exceptionally hot nights. Green areas are important, but they’re not growing along with cities.
The seven funded projects that will increase research and training opportunities for students and will address Wisconsin’s biggest water challenges, including contaminants such as PFAS.
The Wisconsin Wastewater Surveillance Program joins just three other Centers of Excellence in the country. The WWSP was a pioneer during the COVID-19 pandemic in developing and applying wastewater-based surveillance for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Michael Pauers, an associate professor in the College of General Studies, has been involved in identifying nine of the 11 known species of cichlids, a popular aquarium fish. He’s found them in Lake Malawi, in southeastern Africa.
Pierce VanValkenburg performs as a mermaid to help teach about freshwater systems and conservation, and is a popular draw at Discovery World.
During the two-week program, students see firsthand the effects of acid rain and air pollution on cultural heritage sites.
The gift will go toward funding the Maggi Sue, which will be the most advanced research vessel ever designed for the Great Lakes. The gift was made in honor of the 50th anniversary of Kikkoman Foods in Wisconsin.
Chanyeop Park is working with researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology to develop and test an environmentally neutral alternative to the substance currently used in high-voltage electrical distribution equipment.
Plastic waste breaks down in the environment, but little is known about just how much they degrade and what the effects on people might be.
Both the Washington Post and the New York Times consulted a database on a UWM professor’s website for information on some recent hurricanes.