Tag: natural and applied sciences

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 […]

Video Spotlight: UW-Green Bay Professor John Luczaj

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As a young boy his friends teased him for talking about atoms and molecules. Now he is likely to strike up a conversation about the relationship between rocks and the aquifer. Today’s video spotlight from UW-Green Bay’s College of Science and Technology is Prof. John Luczaj (Geoscience, Natural and Applied Sciences). It’s a great interview […]

More than 50 scientists and professionals gather to assess Bay health and plan for restoration

Fifty scientists, managers and professionals will work together to assess whether currently recommended and future proposed management practices will be sufficient to restore the bay of Green Bay, which is impacted by massive ongoing changes in climate, agriculture, urbanization and development within the watershed. The Cofrin Center for Biodiversity is hosting the Cooperative Institute for […]

Faculty note: Prof. Draney is co-author of second edition ‘Spiders of North America’

UW-Green Bay Prof. Michael Draney (NAS) along with Canadian collaborator Donald J. Buckle authored the revised chapter on Linyphiidae (the most diverse spider family in North America with 937 described species) for the second edition of “Spiders of North America, an identification manual,” published by the American Arachnological Society. The original 2005 edition included an […]

Draney weighs in on large mosquito and tick population

Entomologist and Professor, Michael Draney (Natural and Applied Science), spoke with Fox 11 in a piece about the large mosquito and tick populations this season on Sunday, June 25. “The mild winter, there was a lot of survivorship for the parents of these mosquitoes. All you really need is warm wet weather; we’ll probably have a severe mosquito […]

Faculty note: Luczaj leads Lifelong Learning Institute on field trip

Prof. John Luczaj (Natural and Applied Science, Geology) led 53 participants on a day-long field trip on June 20, 2017 to the upper peninsula of Michigan for the Lifelong Learning Institute (formerly Learning in Retirement). The trip was a geology and landforms-oriented class that covered the Garden Peninsula and related parts of Michigan and Wisconsin. […]

Reminder: Falcon name suggestions due late Sunday

UW-Green Bay Marketing and University Communication has received more than 75 submissions for Peregrine falcon names. You can still get in on the action. Nominations have to include a set of four names. Read more and submit here. Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, June 18. A ballot and “reveal party” to follow. Stay tuned.