Bud Harris

Bud HarrisProfessor Emeritus
Biology, UW-Green Bay


Iowa State University
Ph.D., Zoology & Animal Ecology (Minor in Plant Ecology), 1969
M.S., Wildlife Ecology, 1965

Coe College B.S., Biology, 1961

Research areas:

Animal and Wetland Ecology, Management of Coastal Areas, Wildlife Management, Ecological Risk Assessment

Selected Publications:

Harris, H.J., R.B. Wenger, V.A. Harris and D.S. DeVault. 1994. A method of assessing environmental risk: a case study of Green Bay, Lake Michigan. Environmental Management, 18:295-306.

Harris, H.J., V.A. Harris, H.A. Regier and D.J. Rapport. 1988. Importance of the nearshore area for sustainable redevelopment in the Great Lakes with observations of the Baltic Sea. Ambio, 17:112-120.


H. J. "Bud" Harris is Professor Emeritus of Natural and Applied Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He joined UWGB when it was a fledgling institution in 1969 and retired in 1999. He taught undergraduate courses in ecology and graduate courses in wetland ecology and ecosystem management. He and his students initiated research on coastal wetlands of Green Bay, Lake Michigan. He served as Sea Grant Program Coordinator for the Green Bay sub-program during the 1980's and subsequently served as the “On Site Coordinator” for the USEPA Green Bay PCB Mass Balance Study.

He presently serves as chair for the Sea Grant Advisory Council and has been involved in Great Lakes research and restoration efforts for over three decades. He and other colleagues from UW-Madison and Universities in Canada pioneered interest in ecosystem restoration of the Great Lakes. More recently Professor Harris has been instrumental in precipitating USEPA Region V and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources action to pursue the development of a total maximum daily load for phosphorous and suspended solids in the Lower Fox River Basin, which may serve as a model for further non-point source restoration efforts.