Dr. Nicholas Danz - Associate Professor Plant Sciences, Ecology - Biology Program - UW-Superior

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Associate Professor
Plant Sciences, Ecology

ph. 715-394-8161
office. Barstow 211A
Biology Program - UW-Superior

Education

PhD  University of Minnesota                   2009
MS   University of Minnesota Duluth         1998
BSE University of Wisconsin-Whitewater  1993

Courses

BIOL 111  Plants and People
BIOL 303  Forest Ecology and Management
BIOL 312  Biogeography and Conservation
BIOL 315  Plant Physiology
BIOL 325  Plant Taxonomy
BIOL 340  Ecology
FYS  106  Wisconsin's Vanishing Present


Role as Faculty

In my view, an essential component of an enjoyable life is being able to follow up on one's curiosities, to learn more about what one is passionate about. What I hope to accomplish as an educator is to spark interest in the natural world and to provide students deep understanding and practical skills to follow up on their own curiosities in biology.


Research Interests

After spending a decade as a research ecologist on enjoyable topics such as bog plant ecology, forest breeding songbirds, Great Lakes wetlands, forest management, and even diatoms, I can say with certainty that my research interests are wide and varied! I am currently working on projects related to human influences on Great Lakes coastal wetland vegetation, invasive terrestrial plants of NW Wisconsin, and ecology of Wisconsin Point dunes.


Student Opportunities

  • Studies of plant ecology on Wisconsin Point
  • Stewardship of natural plant communities of the Lake Superior basin
  • Human influence on wetlands of the St. Louis River estuary
  • Other topics related to forests, birds, or plants in NW Wisconsin or NE Minnesota

Recent Scholarly Activity

Kovalenko, K.E., V.J. Brady, T.N. Brown, J.J.H. Ciborowski, N.P. Danz, J.P. Gathman, G.E. Host, R.W.  Howe, L.B. Johnson, G.J. Niemi, and E.D. Reavie.  2014.  Congruence of community thresholds in response to anthropogenic stress in Great Lakes coastal wetlands.  Freshwater Science 33(3):958-971.

Danz, N.P., L.E. Frelich, P.B. Reich, and G.J. Niemi.  2013.  Do vegetation boundaries display smooth or abrupt spatial transitions along environmental gradients?  Evidence from the prairie-forest biome boundary of  historic Minnesota, USA.  Journal of Vegetation Science 24:1129-1140.

Danz, N.P., P.B. Reich, L.E. Frelich, and G.J. Niemi.  2011.  Vegetation controls vary across space and spatial scale in a historic grassland-forest biome boundary.  Ecography 34(3):402-414.


Complete list of publications 

Curriculum vitae

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UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Danz, Nicholas P
Fall Semester 2014

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 11/25/14 11:45 AM.

Fall Semester 2014
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
BIOL - BiologyTop of Page
2547BIOL 340Ecology
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All Natural Science classes will be asessed a program fee of $12 per credit
1014.00 SWEN1013MWF2:00PM- 2:50PM5 of 46
2548BIOL 340Ecology Lab
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5010.00 BARS0108T9:00AM- 11:50AM0 of 23
This class is closed for enrollment.
2549BIOL 340Ecology Lab
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5020.00 BARS0108T1:00PM- 3:50PM5 of 23
2559BIOL 491Research in Biology
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Instructor Consent Required
0041.00 - 4.00 ARR0 of 1
All Natural Science classes will be asessed a program fee of $12 per credit
This class is closed for enrollment.
2567BIOL 496Internship
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Instructor Consent Required
0041.00 - 4.00 ARR0 of 0
All Natural Science classes will be asessed a program fee of $12 per credit
This class is closed for enrollment.

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 11/25/14 11:45 AM.

UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Danz, Nicholas P

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 11/25/14 11:45 AM.

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 11/25/14 11:45 AM.

UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Danz, Nicholas P
Spring Semester 2015

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 11/25/14 11:45 AM.

Spring Semester 2015
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
BIOL - BiologyTop of Page
2661BIOL 325Plant Taxonomy
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All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
1014.00 BARS0108MWF11:00AM- 11:50AM12 of 20
2662BIOL 325Plant Taxonomy Lab
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5010.00 BARS0114T1:00PM- 2:50PM12 of 20
2677BIOL 491Research in Biology
View Books for this Class
Instructor Consent Required
0041.00 - 4.00 ARR5 of 5
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
2685BIOL 496Internship
View Books for this Class
Instructor Consent Required
0041.00 - 4.00 ARR5 of 5
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 11/25/14 11:45 AM.

Biology Program
University of Wisconsin-Superior
202 Barstow Hall, P.O. Box 2000, Belknap and Catlin, Superior, WI 54880
ph. (715) 394-8322 (Natural Sciences Dept.) email biology{atuws}
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