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.)

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Biology Program

Faculty and Staff Details

Dr. Nicholas Danz Download Nicholas's VCard

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

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.

Etterson, M.A., G.J. Niemi, and N.P. Danz. 2009. Estimating the effects of detection heterogeneity and overdispersion on trends estimated from avian point counts. Ecological Applications 19(8):2049-2066.2008

Vora, R., S. Lerol, and N.P. Danz. 2008. Multi-species planting and other reforestation practices to restore within-stand diversity in northeastern Minnesota, USA. Ecological Restoration 26(4):340-349.

Danz, N.P., G.J. Niemi, R.R. Regal, T. Hollenhorst, L.B. Johnson, J.M. Hanowski, R. Axler, J.J.H. Ciborowski, T. Hrabik, V.J. Brady, J.R. Kelly, J.A. Morrice, J.C. Brazner, R.W. Howe, C.A. Johnston, and G.E. Host. 2007. Integrated gradients of anthropogenic stress in the U.S. Great Lakes basin. Environmental Management 39(5):631-647.

Niemi, G.J., R. Kelly, and N.P. Danz. 2007. Environmental indicators for the coastal region of the North American Great Lakes: introduction and prospectus. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33(Special Issue 3):1-12.

Complete list of publications

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

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 4/23/14 11:45 AM.

Fall Semester 2014
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
BIOL - BiologyTop of Page
2540BIOL 315Plant Physiology
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All Natural Science classes will be asessed a program fee of $12 per credit
1014.00 BARS0108MWF11:00AM- 11:50AM20 of 25
2541BIOL 315Plant Physiology Lab
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5010.00 BARS0114Th10:00AM- 11:50AM20 of 25
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 40
2548BIOL 340Ecology Lab
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5010.00 BARS0108T9:00AM- 11:50AM2 of 20
2549BIOL 340Ecology Lab
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5020.00 BARS0108T1:00PM- 3:50PM3 of 20
2559BIOL 491Research in Biology
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Instructor Consent Required
0041.00 - 4.00 ARR5 of 5
All Natural Science classes will be asessed a program fee of $12 per credit
2567BIOL 496Internship
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Instructor Consent Required
0041.00 - 4.00 ARR5 of 5
All Natural Science classes will be asessed a program fee of $12 per credit

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 4/23/14 11:45 AM.

UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Danz, Nicholas P

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 4/23/14 11:45 AM.

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 4/23/14 11:45 AM.

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

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 4/23/14 11:45 AM.

Spring Semester 2014
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
BIOL - BiologyTop of Page
2102BIOL 111Plants and People
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All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
1014.00 SWEN1013MWF10:00AM- 10:50AM7 of 50
2103BIOL 111Plants and People Lab
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5010.00 BARS0114Th1:00PM- 2:50PM0 of 25
2104BIOL 111Plants and People Lab
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5020.00 BARS0114Th3:00PM- 4:50PM7 of 25
2135BIOL 491Research in Biology
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Instructor Consent Required
0041.00 - 4.00 ARR5 of 5
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
2143BIOL 496Internship
View Books for this Class
Instructor Consent Required
0041.00 - 4.00 ARR4 of 5
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
2815BIOL 496Internship
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Internship LSNERR
0091.00 - 4.00 ARR0 of 1
Instructor Consent Required
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
2875BIOL 496Internship
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Childhood Literacy Assistant
0101.00 - 4.00 ARR0 of 1
Instructor Consent Required
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit

Note: Class Schedule information reflects data as of 4/23/14 11:45 AM.


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