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Randy Lehr: Rainfall and Roads

WPR Hear Me Out

Wisconsin Public Radio’s Hear Me Out host, Danielle Kaeding, interviews Randy Lehr, co-director of the Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation at Northland College, about how more frequent and intense rainfall in northern Wisconsin may play a role in plans to rebuild roads and infrastructure after this month’s flooding. Listen to…

Research in lake

Q & A with Water Researcher Randy Lehr

Since 2010, Randy Lehr has been the Bro professor of sustainable regional development, leading and directing students, faculty, and staff in the field and in the classroom. In August, Lehr became the codirector of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation. Q. Is it true you got hooked on…

Fish Creek flowing into Chequamegon Bay

Researchers Prep region for Climate Change

…cleanup efforts until next spring, providing more time and opportunity for the substances to spread. Research funded by Wisconsin Sea Grant could help prevent such weather-related damage and delays in the future. “Chequamegon Bay is arguably the least-climate-adapted spot in the country from an infrastructure viewpoint,” said Randy Lehr, Bro…

Pebble beach

Complexities of Chequamegon Bay

…Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. This is the second in a series of SOEI-sponsored climate change lecture series. “Chequamegon Bay is arguably one of the most vulnerable places in the country to climate change impacts,” said Randy Lehr, Bro Professor of Sustainable Regional Development. “It also happens to be one of…

Student and professor in wetland

Chasing Dragonflies for Science

…Dr. Randy Lehr, professor and codirector of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation, has been working with students since 2012 to collect larval dragonfly at the St Croix National Scenic Riverway. The hope is to use larval dragonfly as sentinel organisms to monitor spatial patterns and trends in…

Research in lake

Lehr Speaks at UMD

By Marie Zhuikov, Wisconsin Sea Grant February 15, 2016 Wisconsin Sea Grant Researcher and Northland College Professor, Randy Lehr, was in Duluth on Feb. 2, speaking about his climate change research in the Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior and a new integrated assessment project he’s starting for the same area….

Joe Fitzgerald and Randy Lehr drive boat to islands

Fitzgerald: From Plankton Guy to Water Resources Policy Economist

By Marie Zhuikov, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Wisconsin Sea Grant undergraduate student, Joe Fitzgerald, has spent the past two years working with Northland College Professor Randy Lehr collecting plankton. The collection is for Lehr’s research project on the Chequamegon Bay in Lake Superior. Students in the center where Fitzgerald…

student with water samples

Brainstorming Beach Warnings

Three years ago, the City of Ashland collaborated with Northland College to have researchers and students collect water samples, test for E. coli at city beaches, and post advisories when necessary. But one year into the project, said Professor Randy Lehr, researchers noted that the science alone was not enough….

Randy Lehr and Peter Annin stand together outside the Alvord Theatre at Northland College.

Burke Center Officially Launches

…Director of Environmental Communication Peter Annin. Lehr and Annin each presented lively and fast-paced presentations on the core of their work. “Anytime you can get an audience excited to hear about water and science on a Friday night is a great thing,” Lehr said. Lehr talked about his research in…

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WPR: New ‘Freshwater Innovation Center’ Aims To Expand Great Lakes Research

…Annin has been managing director of Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative since 2010. Northland College’s Randy Lehr will co-direct the center as the Mary Griggs Burke Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science and Management. Lehr described the project as “a way for us to expand and broaden the work that we’re…