Tag: Biology

UW-Green Bay’s ‘Spider Man’ Prof. Draney on WPR

Associate Prof. Michael Draney (Biology) was featured in an hour-long segment on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Joy Cardin Show. He discussed his expertise in spiders and the new study that reports spiders worldwide eat 400 to 800 million tons of insects per year. That is the equivalent weight of 85 million elephants. Listen to the piece Credit […]

UW-Green Bay students present research funded by Cofrin Research Grants, March 7

Subjects include endangered species, ecological indicators and green exercise GREEN BAY – Five University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students will report on research conducted in three UW-Green Bay natural areas at the 28th Annual Cofrin Student Symposium from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in the Christie Theatre of the University Union. Since 1987, more […]

Natural and Applied Sciences Spring 2017 Seminar Series begins Feb. 3

The Natural & Applied Sciences Spring 2017 Seminar Series begins on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Kirti Yenkie, post-doctoral researcher (Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering), UW-Madison, will speak about “Separation Networks for Recovery of Bio-Based Chemicals: A Roadmap for Matching Biological and Process Feasibility.” Yenkie’s presentation is part of the UW-System Women and Science Postdoctoral Seminar Program. NAS […]

UW-Green Bay and partners work on restoring lower Green Bay by seeding 20 acres of wild rice

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“We left this bay [Green Bay] to enter the river [Fox River] that discharges into it; it is very beautiful at its Mouth, and flows gently; it is full of bustards, ducks, teal and other birds, attracted thither by the wild oats of which they are very fond.” Midwest missionary and explorer Father Marquette describes […]

Mycology students visit local mushroom farm founded by UWGB alumnus

UW–Green Bay students received a tour of Field and Forest Products, Inc. (FFP) in Peshtigo, Wisconsin as part of Assistant Prof. Lisa Grubisha’s (Biology) mycology course. Owners Joe Krawczyk and Mary Ellen Kozak started their sustainable mushroom growing business 33 years ago after they met in UWGB’s mycology course taught by the late Prof. Ganga […]

Draney leads ‘Winter Wonderland Hike’ at Baird

The Baird Creek Preservation Foundation is hosting another of its free, guided hikes at 1 p.m. this Saturday (Dec. 19), departing from Christa McAuliffe Park, 3100 Sitka Street.  Biology Prof. Mike Draney from UW-Green Bay will answer your questions about spiders, the effects of harsh weather conditions and anything else that comes to mind on […]

Faculty note: Grubisha publication

Lisa Grubisha, Assistant Professor of Biology in the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences, has published the paper “Genetic Analysis of the Aspergillus flavus Vegetative Compatibility Group to Which a Biological Control Agent That Limits Aflatoxin Contamination in U.S. Crops Belongs” in the September issue of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 81(17): 5889-5899 (http://aem.asm.org/content/81/17/5889.full ).

Dornbush accepts post in academic affairs, grants, grad studies

Prof. Mathew E. Dornbush is joining the academic affairs administrative team at UW-Green Bay as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Professional Development and Grants, and Director of Graduate Studies. He will report to Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Gregory Davis, who announced the appointment this week. Dornbush will begin his new duties […]

Transforming classrooms: UWGB readies campus for fall semester

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Awaiting UWGB biology students this year is an upgrade to the Exercise Physiology lab with state-of-the-art treadmill and high-end cycle ergometer to measure oxygen consumption (V02). The ability to measure oxygen consumption (VO2) enables the testing of athletes’ maximum aerobic capacity, or “VO2 max.” According to Prof. James Marker, knowing VO2 max helps determine fitness […]