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EPA Fellow’s world travels lead to Duluth

Prarthana Shankar is the latest EPA Fellow. She’s working to understand the risks that per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances pose to freshwater fish and ecosystems.

Nontraditional student is latest EPA fellow

At an age when most people are comfortably ensconced in their careers, Mayasich enrolled in the University of Minnesota Duluth to earn her Ph.D. Her work paid off and now she is one of the latest fellows in a partnership between the Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Toxicology and Ecology Division in Duluth, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and its Aquatic Sciences Center.

Sea Grant hires new emerging contaminants staff scientist

To address contaminants of emerging concern that pose threats to Great Lakes ecosystems and public health in Wisconsin, Sea Grant created an emerging contaminants scientist position. After a nationwide search, Gavin Dehnert was hired.

Wisconsin Point field trip wraps up the River Talk season

The River Talk series wraps up for the season with a field trip on Wisconsin Point at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 12. Thomas Howes, natural resources manager for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, will lead the outing entitled, “Ojibwe connection to Wisconsin Point: Past, present and future.”

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