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Joe Fitzgerald and Randy Lehr drive boat to islands

Fitzgerald: From Plankton Guy to Water Resources Policy Economist

…bay to determine the impact upwelling currents have on the food web. During the symposium, Fitzgerald explained that upwelling occurs when water from the bottom of the bay is brought to the top, usually by sustained winds for four to seven days. This can change water chemistry, and carries nutrients…

Sunset at Forest Lodge

Changing Climate, Changing Culture

Student-Led Conference at Forest Lodge

…will be offered as a one-credit course for current Northland College students. Craig said she is currently working to make this a reality, using this year’s pilot as the model. If approved, next year’s conference will likely feature more speakers, a water activity on Lake Namekagon, and a few hours…

Northland College graduation cap decorated with solar panels

A Future in Solar

Loucks '18 to hold first paid sustainability internship for City of Ashland

…southern Wisconsin. Q. Name a pivotal moment that helped shape your current plan? A. The experience that most shaped my future was taking AP Human Geography as a freshman in high school. This was the class that initially lead me to begin thinking globally about humanity’s problems, and studying population…

Northland College professor Brian Tochterman

Why Donald Trump (wrongly) thinks Chicago resembles a war-torn country


…of control, and rapidly getting worse” in “our inner cities,” or that Chicago resembles a city in a war-torn country, his rhetoric invokes the image of New York in his formative years — the era of “Death Wish” — far more than the current urban reality. For full article. By…

Northland College Alumni Dinner Don Chase2019

Alumni Awards

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Northland College alum Shannon Franks

Using Science to Monitor Earth’s Changes

Shannon Franks '01, NASA Senior Scientist

Home state: New Jersey Major: Environmental Studies ‘01 NC Highlight: Internship with NASA Current location: Greenbelt, Maryland Employer: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center Occupation: Senior Scientist What I do: Study and improve metrics for monitoring forest disturbance and recovery How I got here. When I was…

SONWA Winners 2017

Honeybees and a trailblazing scientist top the 2017 SONWA book awards

…true tale, Mike’s keen eye sees past the current day cornfields of the driftless region of Iowa to the historic trout stream and the ecosystem that existed. The story teaches the age-old process of discovery for the young reader and the restoration of the natural world. —Jan Penn, SONWA committee…

Northland College student and wolf pup

Howling with Wolves

…had strong opinions on how much more or fewer wolves they want in the state when they were unsure of the current population. Best experience with wolves? On a trip in Wolf Research and Monitoring, we used telemetry to locate a wolf. After holding our position with this one wolf…

Exploring Interactions Between Humans and Wildlife

Andrew East `10 Uses Northland Lessons for Science & Teaching

…land cover influence, and overall ecology of northern shrikes. He also studied the impacts of lakeshore usage as an intern at the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. All of these experiences coalesced current work exploring interactions between humans and wildlife. In between: Andrew earned his MS Environmental Science in 2016 from…

High school boy looking through magnifying glass at lumber.

Changing Lives

…skills, traverse Namekagon by pontoon in search of loon chicks, learn wolf ecology and experience howling in the vast dark north woods, and practice calling in the barred owl at Forest Lodge. They also learn about current water quality research from field researchers, and they learn about many natural resource…