Tyler Kunze never anticipated a career as a water scientist. Yet in May, he became the first student to earn a bachelor’s degree in water science from UW-Green Bay and is now a graduate student in UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences.
Beavers were once abundant in the Milwaukee area, but fur trappers wiped them out more than 200 years ago. But restoring some of their population upstream could alleviate urban flooding, research shows.
Mikayla Walker is one of the student researchers studying fossils deposited along the Lake Michigan lakeshore from some 40,000 years ago, when the area was far different, made up of marshes and bogs.
Dan Egan, an environmental journalist and author of the “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes,” has been named the Brico Fund Journalist in Residence at the Center for Water Policy in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences.
Emma Kraco was always interested in biological sciences in elementary and high school. “I loved looking for bugs, looking at tiny things up close. It just made sense to get interested in water, especially fresh water. It’s absolutely teeming with life all the time.”
The quiz competition has raised knowledge of and spurred interest in freshwater and ocean science among high school students across the Midwest.
The statewide surveillance project is a collaboration between UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene.
The maps are guiding current restoration efforts that could help get the city’s harbor removed from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s list of “areas of concern” and stimulate the local economy.
A pioneer in water-focused research and the largest institution of its kind on the Great Lakes, the School of Freshwater Sciences at UW-Milwaukee will offer its first undergraduate program beginning in Fall 2021.
Rebecca Klaper’s research studies how nanoparticles – tiny man-made bits of material found in a multitude of products – interact with aquatic organisms, often in harmful ways.