Tag: Biology

UW-Green Bay-led wild rice planting continues to make headlines

The efforts of area conservation professionals and volunteers in restoring the Bay of Green Bay by seeding wild rice have not gone unnoticed. This UW-Green Bay led project was featured in a news story on TheCountryToday.com. Amy Carrozzino-Lyon, Green Bay Restoration Project Coordinator at UW-Green Bay was quoted saying, “Wild rice is one of our native plants, […]

UW-Green Bay has large contingent at Great Lakes conference

Science Symposium Group Shot-1

Last week, 340 scientists, resource managers, municipal planners, non-profit organizations, educators and citizens gathered in downtown Green Bay to discuss ongoing challenges and recent successes in managing and protecting water quality, habitat and species in Lake Michigan. The 2017 State of Lake Michigan Conference hosted by International Association for Great Lakes Research was held at […]

UW-Green Bay leads wild rice planting effort in Bay restoration effort

The Green Bay Press-Gazette featured a story about area conservation professionals and volunteers taking to the water this week to seed wild rice across 19 acres of the bay of Green Bay. The seeding is part of a week-long restoration project that will distribute nearly 2,000 pounds of wild rice across 38 acres of lower Green […]

Wisconsin Roots Embraced Through Wild Rice Seeding

Nearly 2,000 lbs. of wild rice to be seeded in the bay of Green Bay, Nov. 12-17 GREEN BAY – In an attempt to restore the historical aquatic ecosystem, a team of conservation professionals and volunteers from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, UW-Extension, Ducks Unlimited, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and others, are joining […]

Fox 11 calls upon Prof. Draney once more to identify spiders

As the weather gets cooler, many spiders are being found in and around houses. Once again, Fox 11 invited their viewers to share pictures of spiders near them and asked UW-Green Bay Prof. Mike Draney (Natural and Applied Sciences) to help identify and discuss them.

Buggers of Brown County — Prof. Draney and friends fight to control bed bugs in Northeast Wisconsin

Chester the Bedbug Sniffing Dog

Watch out Northeast Wisconsin bed bugs, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s entomologist Mike Draney is coming after you. If news about bed bugs makes you itch, just think if Draney, his friend Jon Sandberg ’11 (Interdisciplinary Studies) and Jon’s faithful bed bug-sniffing dog Chester, weren’t on the job. They are members of the Brown County Bed […]

Prof. Merkel seeks volunteers for Echinacea study

UW-Green Bay community members are being sought out to participate in a study on Echinacea. Echinacea is a herb used by humans to reduce the severity and/or duration of respiratory infections, including the common cold, but the effects on the immune system are poorly understood. Participants in this study will take either Echinacea or placebo-control […]

Media: UW-Green Bay research shows a haven for migratory birds

The Cat Island Chain of barrier islands once provided one of the largest and most diverse wetland ecosystems in the Great Lakes. But years of high water levels in the 1970s, coupled with spring storm surges and ice damage, nearly destroyed the fragile islands. Now, after years of planning, an ambitious vision to restore the barrier island […]