Tag: Biology

Faculty note: Prof. Draney on Wisconsin Public Radio

It’s high-spider season in Wisconsin. Two venomous Northern Black Widow spiders have been found for the first time in Brown County. WPR Central Time talks with spider expert UW-Green Bay Prof. Professor Mike Draney about how prevalent these dangerous types of spiders are in Wisconsin (spoiler alert: they aren’t very likely to be found here). […]

Widow Watcher: UW-Green Bay’s entomologist is first call for the black widow… and ticks, and mosquitoes, and more

Michael Draney

UW-Green Bay’s spiderman, biologist Michael Draney, has always been known for his expertise by colleagues across the nation and the world. But recent sightings of the elusive black widow spider in Wisconsin, talk of Zika Virus-carrying mosquitoes and an uptick of tick sightings, is throwing the entomologist in the public spotlight, as well. In this […]

Scientists and experts meet to address critical questions regarding health of Green Bay and its restoration

UW-Green Bay hosts CIGLR Summit, July 18-20, 2017 GREEN BAY, Wis. — Although Green Bay contains only a small fraction — 1.4% — of the water in Lake Michigan, it is burdened with a third of the nutrients that enter the lake and degrade water quality. The resulting algae blooms and low oxygen “dead zones” […]

Prof. Draney talks ticks and mosquitoes with Joy Cardin

UW-Green Bay Prof. Michael Draney (Biology, Natural and Applied Science) was featured on an hour-long segment of Wisconsin Public Radio’s Joy Cardin Show July 13 discussing mosquitoes and ticks in Wisconsin. Hot, rainy weather has brought the little buggers out in full force. Listen to the show.

Draney says black widow is rarely seen

The black widow spider is native to Wisconsin but rarely seen, said UW-Green Bay professor Michael Draney. “I’ve been collecting spiders pretty widely since 1999. I’ve collected thousands and thousands of spider specimens, but I’ve never myself collected a northern widow in Wisconsin,” Draney said. Usually, when black widows are found in Wisconsin, they come in […]

It’s a ‘big science’ moment for UW-Green Bay’s Wolf, Howe and other UW-Green Bay researchers

Professsors Amy Wolf and Bob Howe

Research recently published in Science was truly an example of “big science,” which draws from an integrated network of researchers from around the world — in this case it includes the work of UW-Green Bay Professors Amy Wolf, Bob Howe, and staff and students at UW-Green Bay. Science (June 30, 2017) is the premiere scientific […]

Grad student Vanessa Brotske is giving lake lessons on endangered dwarf lake iris

Vanessa Brotske, a UW-Green Bay graduate student, will discuss her current research on the rare dwarf lake iris, Thursday, July 13, 2017 as part of the Lake Lessons Speaker Series, sponsored by The Ridges Sanctuary in Bailey’s Harbor. See more.