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Joy Wolf, Ph.D.    Professor, Department of Geography,  University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Sequoia root in northern California


Courses that I teach are in the curriculum for the Department of Geography, Geosciences, Environmental Studies Program, and Sustainable Management Degree. 

Classes I teach overall and in the Fall 2012 semester:

In Costa Rica in photo below:

I conduct research in a variety of communities including ponderosa pine and old-growth mixed-conifer forests in North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, grasslands in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, riparian corridors in central Arizona and Wisconsin, and the oak savanna, maple-beech forests, and ephemeral ponds in Wisconsin.


Department Activities
  • Earth Day 2010
  • Ranger Fest
  • Geography Bowl
  • Geography Student Club Fun
  • Women in Science


My Life Away from Work     


Research interests: Biogeography, disturbance/fire ecology, bird and native plant community, landscape ecology.


Strange moss creature in Oregon


Olympic National Park


 near Coquille Falls, Oregon


On hanging bridge at Tirimbino, Costa Rica 2013