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Teresa Weglarz, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor
Department of Biology
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Fox Cities Campus
Office: Room 1035
Phone: (920) 832-0136







  • Ph.D., 2000, Molecular and Environmental Toxicology, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • B.S., 1991, Lyman Briggs College of Natural Science, Michigan State University


  • BIO 104: Ecosphere in Crisis
  • BIO 105: Biological Concepts – Unity
  • BIO 141: Heredity
  • BIO 201: Foundations in Ecology
  • BIO 343: Genetics

Research Interests

My research is focused on the science of composting. A profile of the microbiome of compost, or “compostome”, is important to understanding how the microbiome of compost fluctuates according to the stage of decomposition.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Weglarz, T.C., Holsen, L., Ribbons, R. and Hall, D. (2018) Microbial Diversity and Nitrogen-metabolizing Gene Abundance in Backyard Food Waste Composting Systems. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 125, 1066-1075. [link]
  • Weglarz, TC. (2018) Keep that Toilet Water out of my Groundwater. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, Proceedings of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education. Vol. 39.
  • Weglarz, TC. (2016) The Poop on Composting. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science.
  • Weglarz, TC. (2010) Behind the Numbers: An Exploration of Human Population Demographic Data. ABLE Proceedings Vol. 32: Ch. 49.
  • Weglarz, TC, and Sandgren, EP. (2004) Proliferation of Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor Null Hepatocytes in Response to a Peroxisome Proliferator is Environmentally Regulated. Carcinogenesis. 25(1): 107-112.