Timothy Ehlinger

Timothy Ehlinger
Associate Professor and William Collins Kohler Chair in Systems Change and Peacebuilding
ehlinger@uwm.eduLapham Hall G17
Associate Professor and William Collins Kohler Chair in Systems Change and Peacebuilding


Ph D Ecology and Evolution Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
MS Biological Sciences Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Awards & Honors

Community-engaged Faculty Member of the Year (2014, April) Center for Community-based Learning, Leadership and Research

Current Research

Resilience and Recovery in Urban Watersheds
The Ehlinger laboratory at UW-Milwaukee has been continuously involved in the design, implementation, monitoring and management of the Pike River project since 1996. The Long Term Maintenance Plan, implemented in 2017 for the Village of Mt. Pleasant provides a unique opportunity to both harvest rich learning from the pathways taken to arrive at today, and also to establish structures and processes for community-driven engagement that promote learning and adaptive resilience into the future. We are using the Pike River as a case study to create a community-engagement process to be applied and tested in other Great Lakes watersheds where there is a need to address conflicting perceptions and perspectives.
Restoration of Sturgeon and Reconnecting Cultural Heritage in the Danube River 

Contracts & Grants

Development Innovation Ventures: Fostering Collective Action through Local Support Systems (FOCALS) for HIV-Infected Women in Malawi
US Agency for International Development
Timothy Ehlinger, Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu
Learning-Enabled Architecture for Developent: LEAD
USAID Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN)
Timothy Ehlinger
Sustainable Peacebuilding Linking Across Social and Hydrological Systems (SPLASH)
Timothy Ehlinger
PIRE: Characterization, assessment and perception of riesk in coastal zones: integrated sustainable development inthe Danube delta and Black Sea
National Science Foundation
John Berges, Timothy Ehlinger, US Institutions 6, Foreign Institutions 15
Escaping Flatland: (Re) Writing the Histories, Geographies and Borderland Ecologies of Water
Center for 21st Century Studies, Transdisciplinary Challenges for 21st Century Studies
Ryan Holifield, Sobti, Timothy Ehlinger
Pilot Project: Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Sediment Contact Assay as a Novel Tool for Integrating Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment
Timothy Ehlinger
Formulation and Implementation of a Restoration Plan for the Pike River
Town of Mt. Pleasant, WI
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PIRE - Characterization, Assessment and Perception of Risk in Coastal Zones: Integrated Sustainable Development in the Danube Delta and Black Sea (Socio-cultural risk and local knowledge component)

Grant Ryan Holifield, Timothy Ehlinger, Kristin Sziarto
Development of Indicators for Sustainable Development in the Danube Delta, Romania. #0623474
National Science Foundation IRES Program
Tracey Heatherington, Timothy Ehlinger, Bob Burlage, Christina Buffington, Tofan Lucica
Clean Water Kiosks: Using Water Quality Data to Promote Public Education Wisconsin Coastal Management Program
Harvey Bootsma, Timothy Ehlinger
Ecology and Biogeochemistry of the Milwaukee River Watershed
UWM Campus Opportunity Fund
Joseph Aldstadt, Timothy Ehlinger

Intellectual Contributions

Ruegg, Simon R., Rosenbaum Nielsen, Liza, Buttigieg, Sandra C., Santa, Mijalche, Aragrande, Maurizio, Canali, Massimo, Ehlinger, Timothy, Chantziaras, Ilias, Boriani, Elena, Radeski, Miroslav, Bruce, Mieghan, Queenan, Kevin, and Hasler, Barbara. “A systems approach to evaluate One Health initiatives.” Frontiers in Veterinary Science 5.Article 23 (2018): 18pp.

Shaker, R., Yakubov, A., Nick, S., Vennie-Volrath, E., Ehlinger, Timothy J., and Forsythe, K. “Predicting aquatic invasion in Adironadack lakes: A spatial analysis of lake and landscape characteristics.” Ecosphere 8.3 (2017): Article e01723.

Dellinger, Matthew, Carvan, Michael J., Klingler, Rebekah H., McGraw, Joseph E., and Ehlinger, Timothy J. “An Exploratory Analysis of Stream Teratogenicity and Human Health Using Zebrafish Whole-Sediment Toxicity Test.” Challenges 5.1 (2014): 75-€“97.

Shaker, Richard, and Ehlinger, Timothy J. “Exploring non-linear relationships between landscape and aquatic ecological condition in Southern Wisconsin: a GWR and ANN approach.” International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research 5.4 (2014).

Schaefer, Wayne, Schmitz, Mark, Blazer, Vicki, Ehlinger, Timothy J., and Berges, John A. “Seasonal variation in the abundance of sandercyanin, a novel blue pigment in the mucus of walley (Sander vitreus) in northwestern Ontario, Canada.” Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 72. (2014): 1-9.

Paraschiv, G, Bucur, M, Ehlinger, Timothy J., Negreanu-Piriol, T, and Tofan, L. Benthic Invertebrates Species As Indicators Of Benthic Habitats Health From Siutghiol Lake, Romania. 8.4 Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 2013: 185-€“194.

Munteanu, Anna, Ehlinger, Timothy J., Golumbeanu, Mariana, and Tofan, Lucica. “Network Environmental Governance in the EU As A Framework For Trans-Boundary Sturgeon Protection and Cross-Border Sustainable Management.” Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology 14.2 (2013): 685-€“692.

Dellinger, Matthew, Tofan, Lucica, and Dellinger M, Tofan L, and Ehlinger T. (2012) Predictive Analytics and Pattern Visualization for Human Health Risk Assessment.” Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology 13.4 (2012): 2186-2197.

Ehlinger, Timothy J., Tofan, Lucica, and Enz, Jill  (2011). Application of a participatory ex-ante assessment model for environmental governance and visualizing sustainable redevelopment in Gorj County, Romania.” Agricultural and Environmental Informatics, Governance, and Management: Emerging Research Applications. Ed. Andreopoulou, Z., Manos, B., Polma, N., and Viaggi, D. IGI Global, (2011).

Pauers, Michael J., Ehlinger, Timothy J., and McKinnon, Jeff. “Female and male visually based mate preferences are consistent with reproductive isolation between populations of the Lake Malawi endemic Labeotropheus fuelleborni.” Current Zoology 56. (2010): 65-72.

Shaker, Richard, Bucur, Mirela, Tofan, Lucica, Costache, S., Sava, D., and Ehlinger, Timothy J. “Land cover and landscape as predictors of groundwater contamination: a neural-network modeling approach applied to Dobrogea, Romania.” Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology 11.1 (2010): 337-348.

Novotny, V., O'Reilly, N., Ehlinger, Timothy J., Frevert, T., and Twait, S. “A river is reborn - Use Attainability Analysis for the Lower Des Plaines River, Illinois.” Water Environment Research 79.1 (2007): 68-80.

Novotny, V., Ehlinger, Timothy J., Manolakos, E., Bartosova, A., O'Reilly, N., Bedoya, D., McGarvey, K., Brooks, J., Beach, D., Farah, J., and Shaker, R. Technical Report # 15. Final Report. Developing Risk Propagation Model for Estimating Ecological Responses of Streams to Anthropogenic Watershed Stresses and Stream Modifications. 2007.

Shaker, R. R., and Ehlinger, Timothy J. Technical Report #11 Agricultural land fragmentation and biological integrity: the impacts of rapidly changing landscape on streams in Southeastern Wisconsin. 2007.

Fayram, A. H., Hansen, M. J., and Ehlinger, Timothy J. “Characterizing changes in maturity of lakes resulting from supplementation of walleye populations.” Ecological Modelling 197.1-2 (2006): 103-115.

Fayram, A., Hansen, M. J., and Ehlinger, Timothy J. “Influence of walleye stocking on angler effort in Wisconsin.” Human Dimensions of Wildlife 11.2 (2006).

Novotny, V., Bartosová, A., O'Reilly, N., and Ehlinger, Timothy J. “Unlocking the relationship of biotic integrity of impaired waters to anthropogenic stresses.” Journal of Water Research 39.1 (2005): 184-198.