Dr. Nicholas Danz Download Nicholas's VCard

Assoc Professor, Plant Science

ph. 715-394-8161
office. BARS 211A
hours.
M,W 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Natural Sciences Department - 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

UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Danz, Nicholas P
Spring Semester 2017

For up to date information all schedules please refer to the class search page in the E-Hive portal.

Note: the Class Schedule information below reflects data as of 12/6/16 1:30 AM.

Spring Semester 2017
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
BIOL - Biology
1672BIOL 325Plant Taxonomy
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All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
101 4.00  BARS 0114 MWF 11:00AM- 11:50AM 17 of 24 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
1673BIOL 325Plant Taxonomy Lab
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All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
501 0.00  BARS 0107 Th 1:00PM- 1:50PM 17 of 24 open
  
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
1685BIOL 491Research in Biology
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Instructor Consent Required
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
003 1.00 - 4.00     ARR 5 of 5 open
  
Instructor Consent Required
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
1694BIOL 496Internship
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Instructor Consent Required
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
003 1.00 - 4.00     ARR 5 of 5 open
  
Instructor Consent Required
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit

For up to date information all schedules please refer to the class search page in the E-Hive portal.

Note: the Class Schedule information below reflects data as of 12/6/16 1:30 AM.