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.
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.
McComb, who began May 3, brings experience in conservation, planning and working with a range of stakeholders.
Sea Grant’s Anne Moser and Adam Bechle are beginning a project in Racine, Wisconsin, designed to connect middle-school students to their watershed by exploring coastal engineering concepts.
Climate researchers predict that by the year 2050, there will be relatively little ice on the Great Lakes that will impede the navigation of ships. Richard Stewart at the University of Wisconsin-Superior is looking into what this means for Great Lakes marine transport.
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.
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.”
Acting Secretary Anne Sayers and Office of Outdoor Recreation Director Mary Monroe Brown of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism will speak Thursday, May 6.
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Newly published research shows that VHSV, which can cause affected fish to die, can be found further inland and in more bodies of water in Wisconsin than previously known.