Dr. Emmet J. Judziewicz - Classes


Dr. Emmet J. Judziewicz
Assistant Professor of Biology
Curator of Vascular Plants
Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium
Department of Biology
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

301 Daniel O. Trainer Natural Resources Building
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Office Phone: (715) 346-4248

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Field Biology of the Pacific Coast and Great Basin Desert, Biology 309/509 (3 credits; Summer)

A field ecology course designed to introduce the student to the Great Basin desert, Cascade forest, California redwood forest, and Pacific coastal intertidal and dune ecosystems. Plants and communities will be a major emphasis and we will also cover animals in the intertidal pools, waterfowl, and have opportunities to see megafauna such as bear, elk, and sea mammals. We will learn through active experiences: visits, on-site lectures and discussions, and formulating and testing research questions and hypotheses using experiments in small groups. This is a camping trip emphasizing low land-use impact and responsible wilderness etiquette. 

Field Biology of Hawai’i Island, Biology 490/690 (3 credit; Winter)

 A field biology course designed to introduce the student to the terrestrial and marine ecosystems of the Hawaii Island (also known as the Big Island). Natural communities will be a major emphasis; we will cover forest ecology in the dynamic volcanic landscapes of Hawaii, including the native fauna (especially birds) and the massive threats posed by exotic animals and plants. Marine biology will be another major emphasis, including reef ecology and the opportunity to observe humpback whales, spinner dolphins and green sea turtles. We will learn through active experiences: visits and on-site lectures and discussions. You will be responsible for a short seminar on a topic of your choice, based on a literature review and field observations.


Vascular Plant Taxonomy, Biology 342/542 (4 credits; offered both spring and fall semesters) 

The objectives of the course are to develop the knowledge and skills to learn the plants of any area. We concentrate on learning the flora of Wisconsin, but students are expected to know the most common families of plant worldwide. Other geographic areas of emphasis are the Great Lakes region, the western U.S., and Latin American tropics.

Agrostology, Biology 345/545 (2 credits; spring semester 2008 and alternate fall semesters)

Identification and sight recognition of the graminoid (grasses and grasslike plants) of the U.S., focusing on Wisconsin. 

Natural Communities of the Upper Midwest, Biology 308/508 (2 credits, spring semester 2010, then alternate spring semesters)

Emphasizes the classification of the natural communities of the Upper Midwest (Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan) and how they have changed over the last 150 years. Six all-morning field trips after spring break.

Text will be “The Vegetation of Wisconsin: An Ordination of Plant Communities" by John T. Curtis (1971).

Tropical Plant Biology Seminar, Biology 498/698, 2 credits

A seminar to contribute to your general professional development; secondarily, to help you increase your knowledge in several topics in tropical plant biology. You will gain experience in the areas of literature search, scientific format, and preparation of an oral presentation.


UW- Stevens Point-Biology Department