Tag: Natural and Applied Sciences

Faculty note: Cofrin Center for Biodiversity faculty lead research effort on Lower Fox River

Over the past three years the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity faculty and staff have led a research effort to identify and rank impairment of smaller units within the Lower Fox River and the Lower Bay of Green Bay Area of Concern (AOC) and to set targets for reducing degradation and loss of habitat for fish […]

Emeriti faculty member Ron Steiglitz has joke published in Reader’s Digest

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 […]

Prof. Fermanich talks run-off and dead zones

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 […]

‘Scarlet’ is a rare Northern Black Widow sighting in Wisconsin

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.

Faculty note: new spider species found in Indiana, Prof. Draney comments

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 […]

Lone Star tick is on the rise in Wisconsin says Prof. Draney

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.

Prof. Draney featured in ‘Popular Science’

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 […]

RSVP for Joe’s ‘super cool lab tour’

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, bodillys@uwgb.edu, if interested in attending.