Tag: Biology

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). […]

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

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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.