Methylmercury uptake rate in phytoplankton is among the highest recorded A recently published study in the journal of the American Chemical Society, Environmental Science and Technology, found that while Great Lakes waters harbor low methylmercury concentrations, the rates of methylmercury transfer to phytoplankton are extremely high, higher than rates observed in open oceans. Phytoplankton Read more about Methylmercury water concentrations low, but Great Lakes fish consumption advisories persist—new research documents one probable culprit[…]
Resilience planning and workforce development are emphasized in the funded projects.
Robert Wolf and Amy Howe with UW-Green Bay are coordinating a small army of students and government agency researchers to count and observe the behavior of birds that eat fish in the lower Green Bay area around Cat Island, an area that Howe likens to the “Serengeti of Lake Michigan” due to the sheer abundance of wildlife.
Dr. Nicole Ward is passionate about both freshwater ecosystems and the human dimensions of environmental decisions.
Teachers from northern Wisconsin and northern Minnesota received firsthand experience in their watershed recently, thanks to the Rivers2Lake Education Program run by the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Speaker Jackson Parr will discuss the Flood Resilience Scorecard and how it helps Wisconsin communities prepare for flooding events and their aftermaths.
The new liaisons include one focused on aquatic invasive species, in cooperation with Wisconsin Sea Grant and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
A two-year project by three Sea Grant programs seeks to address complex erosion issues on Lake Michigan through an integrated physical, social and community approach.
Vicky and Bud Harris have a long affiliation with Sea Grant, and commitment to the Green Bay ecosystem. They are recent award winners.
Researchers found that a direct, factual approach was effective and avoided the unwanted connotations that other types of message framing may have.