Research Projects at the Field Station

The Field Station is used by researchers from various disciplines such as plant and animal ecology, evolutionary biology, ethology, taxonomy, geology, and climatology. Research at the Station has produced 343 scientific publications and 146 dissertations and theses since 1970 (see our Publications page). In a typical year there are about 40 research projects in progress. These projects span a very wide range of topics and are conducted by researchers from a large number of institutions. Research use is on a year-round basis and the Station's staff can provide support for research which requires frequent monitoring. A wide variety of long-term data bases are available for the Field Station's research areas. See our Datasets page for more information.

Current projects at the Field Station include studies of behavioral ecology of birds and amphibians, pollination ecology, invasive plants, wetlands and wetland plants, and climatology and phenological studies. The Field Station also maintains an active program of bat research at the Neda Mine Bat Hibernaculum. See our Annual Report for a list of all projects conducted at the Field Station in the past year.

UWM Faculty with Active Projects at the Field Station

Peter Dunn, Biological Sciences, behavioral ecology of birds
Gerlinde Höbel, Biological Sciences, behavioral ecology of amphibians
Jeffrey Karron, Biological Sciences, pollination ecology
Gretchen Meyer, Biological Sciences, plant-insect interactions, plant ecology
James Reinartz, Biological Sciences, plant ecology, wetland ecology
Rafael Rodríguez, Biological Sciences, insect communication and behavior
Mark Schwartz, Geography, climatology and phenological studies
Erica Young, Biological Sciences, plant ecophysiology, wetland ecology
Linda Whittingham, Biological Sciences, behavioral ecology of birds
Ching-Hong Yang, Biological Sciences, isolation and identification of microbes