Student Research

Environmental Studies students have undertaken a wide range of exciting research projects on environmental and sustainability issues. Here are some examples:

  • Brianna Beseler, Faculty/Student Collaborative Research Grants, “Characterizing the Geomorphology of Coastal Montane Streams – Robbins River, Jamaica,” Dr. Mark Bowen, and “Long-term Fire History from Bass Lake Northeastern Wisconsin,” Dr. Colin Long
  • Jori Brandner, research assistant, “Foraging behavior of captive-reared cranes during soft-release,” Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership, Dr. Misty McPhee
  • Steve Freund, research assistant, “Habitat use and preference of whooping cranes in eastern Wisconsin,” Dr. Misty McPhee and Matthew Gondek (Masters student)
  • Burgundy Johnson, “Wisconsin, the Wilderness, and the Age of Humans: The Existentialist Dread of a Gen Z’er,” SIRT Sustainability Research Grant, Dr. Jim Feldman
  • Kenzie (Knox) Shandonnay, “Monitoring of Blue-Green Algae and Blue-Green Algal Toxins at Tainter Lake, Dunn County, WI,” UW System Undergraduate Water Research Grant, Dr. Elisabeth Harrahy (UW-Whitewater)
  • Bonita Pernot, “Bridging the Gap Between Humans and Nature Through Outdoor Experiential Education: Implications Toward Long-Term Learning Outcomes and Transferable Life Skills,” honors thesis, Dr. Jim Feldman
  • Erin Thompson, “Urban Farming in Wisconsin,” SIRT Sustainability Research Grant, Dr. Jim Feldman

Interested in getting involved in student research at UW Oshkosh? Check out some of these campus programs:

Sustainability Institute for Regional Transformations

Office of Student Research & Creative Activity 

McNair Scholars Program

UW Oshkosh Honors College

Environmental Studies

UW Oshkosh | Oshkosh Campus
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Sage 3003 and 3464

Jim Feldman, Director

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