Draney named Research Scholar for fall semester 2013

The Office of the Provost and members of the Research Council are pleased to announce the selection of Associate Prof. Michael Draney of Natural and Applied Sciences as the University’s newest Research Scholar. The honor includes a three-credit course release for fall 2013, which will afford him time to advance his scholarship and further research in support of his project, “Publication of a Rapid Assessment Protocol for non-canopy spiders (Araneae).”  Such a publication and protocol would provide guidance for teams of even inexperienced collectors to adequately sample a habitat for spiders given less than one day of sampling time. It is hoped his protocol could be used widely by terrestrial invertebrate researchers to produce universally comparable biodiversity data.