Water & Environment
UWM research seeks to find how small microplastics become in waterways
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.
When hurricanes threaten, national media turn to UWM prof’s website
Both the Washington Post and the New York Times consulted a database on a UWM professor’s website for information on some recent hurricanes.
Microplastics pass through fish, but do they cause harm?
Dong-Fang Deng, professor of freshwater sciences at UWM, sought to find out what happens when fish ingest the tiny particles of plastic that increasingly litter our oceans and lakes.
UWM researchers seek ways to abate warm-weather algae problem
Summer brings warm weather, sunshine and time to enjoy Wisconsin’s beautiful waters. Unfortunately, it can also bring potentially toxic blue green algae that can result in toxins harmful to humans and pets.
Val Klump receives Lifetime Achievement Award
J. Val Klump, former dean and a professor emeritus of the School of Freshwater Sciences at UW-Milwaukee, recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association for Great Lakes Research, the association’s highest accolade.
Research vessel helps unlock mysteries of the Great Lakes
On this episode of Curious Campus, we talk with the new interim captain of the UWM research vessel Neeskay and Harvey Bootsma, a professor at the School of Freshwater Sciences who often uses the ship.
Center for Water Policy names PFAS expert as Water Policy Scholar
The Center for Water Policy at the UWM School for Freshwater Sciences has named Laura M. Suppes as the 2022-23 Water Policy Scholar. Suppes is an associate professor in public health and environmental studies at UW-Eau Claire.
For frogs, the mating competition is mighty fierce
When it’s time to mate, the female Eastern gray tree frog goes to the pond, where hundreds of potential suitors await, each calling in wildly varying chirps. So how does she choose?
For songbirds, bigger or brighter might be better
On this episode of Curious Campus, UWM distinguished professor Peter Dunn talks about birding and his research into the common yellowthroat.
Funding from Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin helps UWM expand training
UWM will receive $777,277 from the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin this year to enhance its water-related academic programs designed to help students interested in water-related fields at the 13 UW System universities.