Treehaven's mission is guided by the Treehaven Board of Advisors with support from the Friends of Treehaven, a group of volunteers who raise funds to support programs, land management and buildings of the center. Treehaven hosts a wide variety of year 'round programming in environmental and natural resource education. Programs range in scope from working with school aged children in environmental lessons to adult weekend workshops in topics such as snowshoe construction or wolf ecology. With our 1,400 acres of "north country" forest and wild lands, Treehaven is a great place to work and meet new people. About Treehaven
Peter Weishampel, Field Operations Manager, Great Lakes Domain
National Ecological Observatory Network
Peter has been studying the ecology and biogeochemistry of forests and wetlands since 1991. He's worked on projects investigating acid rain, nitrogen cycling, and gypsy moth invasions in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia; nutrient uptake via mycorrhizal networks and the impacts of nutrient enrichment in calcareous wetland plant communities in central New York State; and carbon cycling, trace gas fluxes, and climate change feedbacks in forests and peatland ecosystems of northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. He did post-doctoral research in the University of Minnesota's Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, and taught for five years as an Assistant Professor of Biology and Natural Resources at Northland College, a liberal arts college in northern Wisconsin that emphasizes environmental learning. He holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Oberlin College, an M.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources from Cornell University.
Careers in science, through the lens of the National Ecological Observatory Network
The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) conducts ecological research in 81 field sites in the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Five of these locations are in northern Wisconsin (including Treehaven). Employees working on the NEON project have training, backgrounds, and experiences in a diverse range of STEM disciplines. Together, they focus their expertise towards improving our understanding of environmental and ecological changes across the country. This talk will highlight some of the different areas of work and career paths of NEON employees.