- Students core hemlock trees to understand past climate
- Tree rings reveal clues about climate history, local landowners help
- Geography Faculty seek out sunken timbers and data
- Geography students help map local cemetery
- Larson collaborates on $310,000 research grant from NSF
- Researchers use cores from oaks to study climate
- Students and faculty find success at national geography conference
- Students in TREES Lab to present their research
- Geography student helps create a depth to bedrock map
- Biology student analyzes tree rings to establish history of Shullsburg’s Gratiot House
- Agriculture student researches impact of mining on wild rice in Minnesota lakes
Undergraduate research experiences are some of the most important tools available to faculty for enhancing student interest, understanding, and knowledge retention and increasing the recruitment and retention of students from groups underrepresented in STEM fields. Research experiences increase the likelihood that undergraduate students will pursue and achieve graduate degrees and develop skills that are desirable in private and public sector employment.
Geography students are strongly encouraged and supported in pursuing funding for their research through the Pioneer Undergraduate Research Fund while the Tree-Ring, Earth, and Environmental Sciences Laboratory (TREES Lab), directed by Geography faculty, represents a Center of Excellence in Undergraduate Research at UW-Platteville. UW-Platteville students have excelled in these endeavors and have garnered multiple award-winning presentations among the nearly 70 talks students have given at national and international conferences held across Wisconsin, the United States, and as far away as Argentina. If you are interested in pursuing an undergraduate research experience, please contact the relevant faculty or staff.
Media on Research at UW-Platteville
Listen to Adjunct Chris Bocast as he travels with Sara Allen and her research team as they pursue old oaks to learn more about drought in southwest Wisconsin.
|Join a film crew from Oregon Public Television and faculty member Evan Larson as they seek out an ancient tree in the Eagle Cap Wilderness of eastern Oregon.|