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Northern pike restoration effort gets help from UW-Green Bay

UW-Green Bay is receiving some attention regarding northern pike research on the
west shore of the bay. Assistant Prof. Patrick Forsythe of Natural and Applied
Sciences is part of a research team sampling the population during spring
spawning time. The northerns leave the waters of the bay to seek shallow marshes
and seasonal runoff ditches for spawning. Among the interesting aspects of the
research is that fishery biologists are seeking to document the impact of
removing two dams at Pamperin Park. It is hoped that, with the barriers gone,
the fish will have access to better habitat and spawning areas along Duck Creek,
upstream within the Oneida Nation boundaries.


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Cofrin Center for Biodiversity/Research Grants

An amazing resource for student and researchers. Includes the Arboretum, Richer Museum, Herbarium, and natural areas on and off campus. http://www.uwgb.edu/biodiversity

Students can apply for Research Grants, typically $500 to $1,000 to fund research projects.  On March 4, 2014, previous recipients will present their projects at the annual Cofrin Student Symposium. http://news.uwgb.edu/featured/giving-back/02/25/celebrating-25-years-of-student-research/


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What is Environmental Science?

The program of study in the Environmental Science major is interdisciplinary, emphasizing an integrated approach to knowledge in the field. Because the study of environmental problems requires a sound understanding of scientific principles, the Environmental Science major is grounded in the natural sciences and mathematics. The curriculum includes a social science component, enabling students to gain an understanding of environmental economic and policy issues. Field experiences, internships and practicums are emphasized.

UW-Green Bay has nearly 40 years of teaching and research experience in the field. Its program was one of the first in the nation. The interdisciplinary focus allows students to have a diverse education. They receive hands-on and practical learning experiences in both laboratory and field. A significant number of graduates of this major gain entry-level positions in the environmental science field. About one-third of these positions are in the public sector, and two-thirds are in the private sector in industries, business, and engineering consulting firms. Numerous graduates have successfully completed master’s and doctoral degrees.


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