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Graduate students work to restore Cat Island

UW-Green Bay graduate students Tim Flood and Tom Prestby, of the Environmental Science and Policy graduate program, are involved in restoration projects on Cat Island in Green Bay. Flood is working on comparing the two sides of the new barrier to see how the island’s improvements might help with reestablishing aquatic plants in the bay. He is comparing wave velocity, light extinction and vegetation growth between the two sides. Prestby spends four or five days each week during migration months at 13 sites around Green Bay monitoring shore birds to research the locations the shore birds are using most. He has found more than 30 species of birds on the island, including some that are listed as endangered. Both students were selected for the 2013-2014 Cofrin or Land Trust student research grants. See the full story here.

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