Tag: Biology

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 […]

UW-Green Bay to host DNR/public hearing on agriculture rule revisions

The Department of Natural Resources is holding a public hearing Sept.15 regarding state rule changes governing the spreading of manure on soils in certain sensitive areas of the state. The changes, under Ch. NR 151, Wis. Adm. Code, relate to shallow soils over “karst topography,” which are areas where the bedrock may be fractured. Some […]

UW-Green Bay to host annual ‘Spawning Run’

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September 16 run benefits local habitat restoration and student research GREEN BAY – It’s a strange name with a great cause. UW-Green Bay is hosting a “Spawning Run” with proceeds benefiting student research with the American Fisheries Society and local habitat restoration. The 5K run/walk utilizes UW-Green Bay’s gorgeous Cofrin Arboretum Trails. Walk-up registration begins […]

UW-Green Bay recognizes excellence in the awarding of Founders Awards

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Green Bay, WI — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has recognized some of its top faculty and staff members August 23, 2017, with 2017 Founders Awards for Excellence. The awards were presented before an audience of more than 450 in the Phoenix Room of the University Union, UW-Green Bay. Made possible by private philanthropic support, […]

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). […]