The June 2018 edition (page 114) of the Reader’s Digest featured a joke by a familiar name — emeritus faculty member Ron Steiglitz (Natural and Applied Science) under the category “Dad Jokes! You’ve been Warned!” He writes… My dad’s favorite joke is indelible: Joe is a new man on a construction crew. The first day […]
Bridge spiders are plentiful in Green Bay. UW-Green Bay Prof. Michael Draney (Natural and Applied Sciences) sheds light on the species in a segment on Wearegreenbay.com. His message? They are good! Leave them be.
Green Bay’s dead zones — areas with virtually no oxygen or aquatic life — are in a constant state of flux, and probably not improving. They swell, shrink and shift from one year to the next — their fortunes dictated by rain, snow, temperature, wind, water currents and, significantly, too much runoff carried in from the third-largest watershed in […]
WPR reported of the Northern Black Widow, nicknamed “Scarlet,” found in Sheboygan County in 2017. UW-Green Bay Prof. Michael Draney (Natural and Applied Science and Biology) works with a lab that monitors different spider species, including the Black Widow. Read the full story here.
An Indiana spider specialist, Marc Milne, found an entirely new spider species when searching for a male Islandiana cavealis, a sheet web spider species, in Stygian River Cave in Indiana. The new species is the size of a crayon tip and is currently only found in Indiana. Milne named the species Islandiana lewisi. UW-Green Bay […]
A tick bite that causes an allergic reaction for meat and dairy consumers? That sounds tragic for Wisconsinites. The Lone Star tick is on the rise in Wisconsin says UW-Green Bay Prof. Mike Draney (Natural and Applied Sciences), and the side effects of being bitten could mean food allergies. WFRV-TV has the interview with Draney.
UW-Green Bay Professor Michael Draney (Biology) was featured in an article about “ballooning” in Popular Science magazine. “Ballooning” is caused by the spiders’ sensitivity to electrical fields like those in earth’s atmosphere, causing them to balloon on strands of web. “It shouldn’t be surprising that a creature with four times our number of legs and […]
Have you ever wanted to go-behind-the-scenes in one of our UW-Green Bay laboratories? Lab Manager Joe Schoenebeck is giving a “super cool lab tour” to a group of staff members on July 23, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. He might even throw in a few experiments. Email Sue Bodily, firstname.lastname@example.org, if interested in attending.
UW-Green Bay Prof. Mike Draney (Natural and Applied Sciences) is making the rounds with media again this month. In June, he helped identify more Black Widow spiders in Brown County.
The Wausau Pilot & Review published a story about the lack of safe, clean, drinking water in Wisconsin. UW-Green Bay Prof. John Luczaj (Natural and Applied Sciences) is one of the sources.