Neil C. Heywood

Professor of Geography
Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1989


Environmental hazards; biogeography; field studies; outdoor recreation; environmental change; North America.


Perception and mitigation of exotic organisms; biosphere change; impacts of resource use; hostile environments; outdoor recreation.

Supervision of Awarded Student Grants:  Awarded Proposals

  1. UWSP College of Letters and Science Undergraduate Education Initiative Grant (faculty sponsor for Bryan Hoff).  “Fossils Under the Microscope: A New Perspective to Past Environments.”  November 2015.
  2. Student Research Fund Grant (faculty sponsor for Emma Cauley, Kimberly Maedke, John Lapota, Ken Rovinski, and William Langford).  "Northwoods Iconography: Paul Bunyan."  March 2014.
  3. UWSP College of Letters and Science Undergraduate Education Initiative Grant (faculty sponsor for Brooke Burich).  “Dune Undergraduate Geomorphology and Geochronology, 2010.”  November 2010.


  1. “Birds, Bees—and Cookies? Great Plains Bioclimatology Observations during the Total Solar Eclipse of 21 August 2017.”  Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, Vol. [forthcoming], 2018.
  2. "A Reconsideration of Pan African Orogenic Cycle in the Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco." Kevin Hefferan, Abderrahmane Soulaimani, Scott. D. Samson, Hassan Admou, Jeremy Inglis, Ali Saquaque, Chaib Latifa, and Neil Heywood.  Journal of African Earth Science, 2014.
  3. “Excursion Learning: Pedagogy of the Field.”  Chapter 62 in Stoltman, Joseph P., ed.  21st Century Geography: A Reference Handbook.  Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.  2011. pp. 697-708.  ISBN 978-1-4129-7464-6
  4. “Developing a 21st Century Geoscience Major: Melding the Old with the New.” 55th Annual Institute of Lake Superior Geology, Ely, MN. With K. P. Hefferan, 05-10 May 2009.
  5. Resource Management Map: “Deer Management Units Aviation Sectional.” In “Wisconsin Wing Helps Tally the Whitetails.” Civil Air Patrol Volunteer March-April 2009: 15.
  6. “Surveillance Sampling for Sudden Oak Death (Phytophtera ramorum), Great Lakes States, 2008.” USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Northeastern Area. $26,200 (1:1 match).
  7. Laboratory Manual for Physical Geography. With K. A. Lemke and M. E. Ritter. New York: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2008. ISBN=9780072873641. 
  8. “Sudden Oak Death (Phytophtera ramorum).” In Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Forest Health Highlights 2007. December 2007.
  9. Extinction Maps: “Mammals Lost Since ca. A.D. 1500” (Figure 16.11b), and “Birds Lost Since ca. A.D. 1500” (Figure 16.11c). Both maps in Lomolino, Mark V.; Brett R. Riddle; and James H. Brown. Biogeography. Sunderland MA: Sinauer Associates Inc., 2005. p. 659. ISBN = 0878934790