Tag: natural and applied sciences

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 […]

iPat Film series shows 1965 movie ‘Crack in the World’

The iPat environmental film series screens its first movie of the year with a nod to UW-Green Bay’s 50th anniversary. At 7 p.m. this coming Monday (Nov. 16) in the Christie Theatre, they’ll show the 1965 release “Crack in the World,” with an introduction and discussion led by Assistant Prof. Ryan Currier of the NAS […]

This November, wild rice is for seeding, not stuffing


Remember the grant received by Natural and Applied Sciences faculty members to pilot the restoration of native wild rice, bulrush and wild celery stands in the lower bay? This just in: Researchers have obtained 350 pounds of rice and are targeting Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 17, to seed areas near the mouth of Duck Creek as […]

Friday’s NAS Seminar: Illinois researcher (and UWGB grad) talks rivers


The Natural and Applied Sciences seminar series resumes this Friday (Nov. 6) with the presentation “Often too much but sometimes too little: Phosphorus and dissolved oxygen in Illinois streams and rivers.” Featured speaker Mike Machesky will begin his talk at 3:30 p.m. in Room 301 of the Environmental Sciences Building. Machesky is a 1976 UW-Green […]

Faculty note: Fermanich to present Friday at ‘State of Lake Michigan’


This Friday (Oct. 30) Prof. Kevin Fermanich of Natural and Applied Sciences, along with co-investigators from the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences, UWEX and LimnoTech, LLC, will be presenting results from the multi-year project “Restoring the Health of Green Bay Ecosystem Under a Changing Climate” at a session they organized for the biennial State of […]

‘Greenest Cities’ website features Katers’ insight


UW-Green Bay’s John Katers is one of 10 experts quoted by the web publisher WalletHub in its rankings of 2015’s Greenest Cities in America. Katers, chair of NAS and director of the Environmental Management and Business Institute, also provided answers on the site’s “Ask the Expert” page in which he address four questions:
 • How […]

Cofrin Center for Biodiversity shares in $10 million Great Lakes grant

Biologist Bob Howe, professor of Natural and Applied Sciences and director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, and Erin Giese, the Center’s data manager, are UW-Green Bay’s participants in a newly announced, multi-state, multi-university grant of $10 million to monitor coastal wetlands around the Great Lakes Basin over the next five years. This project expands […]

Katers, Holzem contribute articles on waste management to dairy publication


Natural and Applied Sciences Profs. John Katers (of EMBI) and Ryan M. Holzem (of the new Environmental Engineering Technology program) recently wrapped up a three-article series for the Progressive Dairyman magazine. Karen Lee, the editor, asked Katers and Holzem to address considerations for using digesters on large dairy farms. The Progressive Dairyman print and online […]

Friday’s NAS Seminar features Visiting Scholar Olabe


The Natural and Applied Sciences Seminar Series is hosting Antxon Olabe Egana from the International Visiting Scholars Program this Friday (Sept. 25). A reception will be held at 3 p.m. in Environmental Sciences Room 317, followed by the seminar “Homo Sapiens and Biosphere: Building Up Hope, Redressing the Climate-Environment Crisis” in ES 301 at 3:30 […]

Newspaper quotes Draney about big finish for spider season


Steady weather, a warm early autumn and the fact that this year’s hatchlings are big enough by now to spin their own webs, in plain view, are combining to make this seem like a banner year for spiders in Wisconsin. UW-Green Bay’s own arachnologist, Prof. Michael Draney of NAS, is quoted in a Janesville Gazette […]