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NEWS RELEASE

3 June 2005

For More Information:  John Karl, Science Writer, (608) 263-8621

Editors Note: A campus-by-campus list of approved projects and contacts
and their phone numbers is appended.

UW SEA GRANT RECEIVES $2.0 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 3, 2005) - U.S. Senator Herb Kohl announced today
that the National Sea Grant College Program has awarded the University
of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute nearly $2.0 million to support the
second year of its federally approved 2004-06 program.
	
Coupled with almost $1.4 million in matching funds from the State of
Wisconsin, the federal grant will support 26 Great Lakes-related
research, outreach, and education projects during 2005-06 involving more
than 100 faculty, staff, and students at seven UW System campuses
(UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW-Stevens Point,
UW-Superior, and UW-Manitowoc). 

The National Sea Grant College Program is a network of 30
university-based programs administered through the National
Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and dedicated to enhancing
the practical use and conservation of coastal, ocean, and Great Lakes
resources to create a sustainable economy and environment.

"With these funds, we can follow through on research addressing pressing
Great Lakes issues in Wisconsin and throughout the region," said UW Sea
Grant Director Anders W. Andren.  "We're supporting research into the
sources of bacterial and viral contamination causing Lake Michigan beach
closings, understanding the impacts of invasive species like zebra
mussels on Great Lakes ecosystems, and finding innovative ways to use
satellites to monitor Great Lakes water quality.  We're also tackling
the challenges of understanding the full impacts of dioxin on fishes'
health."

A new UW Sea Grant project this year is developing options for
protecting biologically diverse wetlands.  Other, continuing research
projects are analyzing Great Lakes food webs, assisting Wisconsin
coastal communities with "Smart Growth" planning, and improving scuba
diving safety.  The grant will also support the work of six Sea Grant
outreach specialists who provide free statewide assistance in
aquaculture, toxic contaminants and water quality issues, coastal
engineering, marine safety and education, geographic information
systems, and fisheries and aquatic invasive species.

Education projects during 2005-06 include continued sponsorship of the
Madison JASON project, an annual international science program for area
middle school students and continued co-sponsorship of the Lake Sturgeon
Bowl, a statewide quiz competition at UW-Milwaukee for selecting a
Wisconsin high school team to compete the annual National Ocean Sciences
Bowl.  

More information about the UW Sea Grant program can be found online at
www.seagrant.wisc.edu.

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University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
2005-06 Research Projects

More information about these UW Sea Grant projects can be found at
www.seagrant.wisc.edu/projects


UW-GREEN BAY

Predicting the Impact of Zebra Mussels on Trophic Transfers in Green
Bay:  Ecosystem Modeling and Lower Food Web Interactions with Fish
(R/LR-93) Bart DeStasio, Lawrence University (920/832-6727) and Tara
Reed, UW-Green Bay (920/465-2284)


UW-LA CROSSE

Methylmercury Production and Transfer to Benthic Food Webs in Nearshore
and Wetland Environments of Southern Lake Superior (R/EC-8) James Wiener
(608/785-6454), Kristofer Rolfhus (608/785-8289) and Roger Haro
(608/785-6970)


UW-MADISON

A Retrospective Analysis of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior Food Webs
(R/LR-92) M. Jake Vander Zanden (608/262-9464)

AhR Signaling in Rainbow Trout and Zebrafish (R/BT-17) Warren Heideman
(608/262-1795) and Richard Peterson (608/263-5453) 

Applications of "Dynamic and Distributed" GIS and Visualization for
Great Lakes Coastal Management (R/NI-33) Stephen Ventura (608/262-6416)

Coastal Sediment Resuspension, Transport and Deposition in Great Lakes
(R/EC-9) Chin Wu (608/263-3078) and John Hoopes (608/262-2977)

Compensatory and Spatial Dynamics in Great Lakes Food Webs (R/LR-94)
James Kitchell (608/262-9512)

Dioxin Developmental Toxicity in Zebrafish (R/BT-16) Richard Peterson
(608/263-5453) and Warren Heideman (608/262-1795)

Earthwatch Public Service Radio Program (C/C-2) Richard Hoops
(608/263-3149)

Effects of Polyhalogenated Aromatic Hydrocarbons on Estrogen Metabolism
in Lake Trout (R/BT-19) Terence Barry (608/263-2087) and Richard
Peterson (608/263-5453)

Endocrine and Environmental Regulation of Growth in Yellow Perch
(R/AQ-38) Jeffrey Malison (608/263-1242) and Terence Barry
(608/263-2087)

Expanding Cattails and Shrinking Sedge Meadows:  Reversible?  (R/LR-96)
Joy Zedler (608-262-8629)

Exploring Wisconsin's Great Lakes Schooners:  Integrating Underwater
Archaeology, Shipwreck Preservation and Public Education (C/C-7) John
Broihahn, Wisconsin Historical Society (608/264-6496) and John Karl
(608/263-8621)

Factors Regulating the Interactions of Trace Metals and Aquatic
Organisms in Watersheds of the Great Lakes (R/MW-86) David Armstrong
(608/262-0768) and Martin Shafer (608/262-0140)

Improving Safety and Cost Effectiveness in Scuba Diving (R/NI-32) R.
Tass Dueland (608/767-3577) and Charles Lehner (608/262-8793)

Knauss Fellowship (E/E-50)
Mary Lou Reeb (608/263-3296)

LakeSat:  Near Real-Time Monitoring of Water Quality in Green Bay and
Wisconsin's Lake Michigan Coastal Waters via Satellite Remote Sensing
(R/MW-88) Jonathan Chipman (608/263-3266) and Thomas Lillesand
(608/263-3251)

Measuring Interrelated Demands for Commercially Caught Fish (R/PS-57)
Richard Bishop (608/262-8966)

Quagga Mussel Invasions:  Functional Morphology, Biomechanics, Zebra
Mussel Displacement and Future Spread (R/LR-91) Carol Lee (608/262-9225)

Use of Fish Oil for Enzyme-Mediated Production of Value-Added Food
Products Containing Omega-3 Fatty Acids (R/AQ-39) Charles Hill
(608/263-4593) UW-Manitowoc

Sea Grant Non-Indigenous Species (SGNIS) Web Site: Development and
Support (A/AS-53) Philip Moy (920/683-4697)


UW-MILWAUKEE

Impact of a Shifting Wind Field over the Laurentian Great Lakes on
Accumulation and Resuspension of Sediments in Green Bay, Lake Michigan
(R/EC-10) James Waples (414/382-1741) and J Val Klump (414/382-1715)

Lake Sturgeon Bowl:  Wisconsin's Regional Academic Competition for the
National Ocean Sciences Bowl, 2004-06 (E/E-47) Barbara Duffy
(414/229-2924) and J. Val Klump (414/382-1715)

Recent Advances in Limnology and Oceanography Seminar Series, 2004-06
(E/E-48) John Berges (414/229-3258) and Arthur Brooks (414/382-1704)

WATERS 2004-06:  Wisconsin's Aquaculture Technology, Education and
Research Services (A/AS-54) Fred Binkowski (414/382-1723)


UW-STEVENS POINT

Sustainability of Lake Trout Fisheries in Lake Superior (R/LR-95)
Michael Hansen (715/346-3420)
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