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Nelson Ham
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Nelson Ham

Professor of Geology and Environmental Science

Nelson Ham is a professor of geology and environmental science who enjoys using field observations, lab work and remote sensing to study the origins of landforms and landscapes (geomorphology). He is especially interested in the glacial and post-glacial history of northeastern Wisconsin. His recent focus on how Wisconsin's geology influences the character and function of trout streams pairs with his research into how Euro-American settlers altered rivers and streams in northern Wisconsin through activities like logging.

  • GEOL 103 Geology of Wisconsin's Trout Streams
  • GEOL 105 Introductory Geology
  • GEOL 225 Hydrogeology
  • GEOL 250 Geomorphology

  • B.A. – Augustana College, Illinois
  • M.S. – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ph.D. – University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Origins of landforms and landscapes
  • Wisconsin Ice Age history
  • Geology of Wisconsin trout streams
  • Trout stream restoration