Nicholas Danz

Dr. Nicholas Danz
Dr. Nicholas Danz
Nicholas Danz Dr. Nicholas Danz
Associate Professor, Plant Science / Department Chair
office. BARS 211A
University of Wisconsin - Superior

Education

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

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

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

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

Note: the Class Schedule information below reflects data as of January 17, 2018 11:45 AM.

Class Section Identifier Key

Fall Semester 2017
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
BIOL - Biology
1572BIOL 340Ecology
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All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
101 4.00  SWEN 1055 MWF 11:00AM- 11:50AM 6 of 48 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
1573BIOL 340Ecology Lab
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This class is closed for enrollment. Wait List Seats Open: 8 of 8
501 0.00  BARS 0108 9:00AM- 11:50AM 0 of 24 open
Wait List:
8 of 8
  
This class is closed for enrollment. Wait List Seats Open: 8 of 8
1574BIOL 340Ecology Lab
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502 0.00  BARS 0108 1:00PM- 3:50PM 8 of 24 open
Wait List:
7 of 7
1584BIOL 491Research in Biology
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Instructor Consent Required
All Natural Science classes will be assessed a program fee of $12 per credit
002 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