Brad Herrick


Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education | UW-Madison Arboretum

Hometown: Eau Claire, WI

Brad Herrick holds a B.A. in Biology from Luther College and an M.S. in Ecosystems Studies from UW-Green Bay. He is the ecologist and research program manager at the UW-Madison Arboretum. His research interests include plant community ecology, invasion biology, and environmental monitoring. He also assists in developing long-term restoration plans for Arboretum lands. Recently he has been investigating the biology, ecology, and control mechanisms of the non-native, invasive jumping worm.


  • Jumping worms are a new non-native, invasive species to Wisconsin and the Midwest U.S. This talk focuses on general earthworm biology and ecology, potential impacts of the jumping worm to forests and gardens, and potential control options.

  • This talk describes the unique history of Arboretum research and restoration from the 1930’s to present. From world renown ecologists to seminal research projects, to internationally acclaimed restoration projects, the Arboretum has and continues to play a key role in ecological restoration for more than 85 years