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Michael Draney

Michael Draney













Fall 2014

"Rapid Assessment Protocol samples from the Congo, Central Africa"

Grant in Aid of Research

Final Report: "I received $900 to defray sample collection costs for conducting a Rapid Assessment Protocol for ground-dwelling spiders and harvestmen in D. R. Congo Rainforest, in collaboration with Dr. Jean-Louis Juakaly Mbumba of the University of Kisangani. We wired as much of the funds as we could to Dr. Mbumba in order to reimburse him for a preliminary sample set he collected using his own funds, and to collect and ship to UW-Green Bay at least one additional RAP sample set (see the Research Collaboration document signed by Prof. Mbumba and myself). Dr. Mbumba and his students collected two additional RAP sample sets at two different seasons (December 2014 and February 2015) at Yoko Rainforest Reserve, where our Congo work has so far been conducted. These sample sets have both been received by me in good condition, and I intend to process and identify these samples during my upcoming (2015-2016 academic year) sabbatical. We intend to present our findings at the International Congress of Arachnology, Denver Colorado, summer 2016, and we hope to publish the work with some of Dr. Mbumba's students as coauthors, after that. I think the funds were well spent, and we now have enough samples to present at a scientific conference and hopefully also enough data to justify additional granting opportunities which I intend to seek during my sabbatical. This money has made a significant positive impact on our research, and also on the education of some of Dr. Mbumba's students."

Fall 2013

"Publication of the Rapid Assessment Protocol (RAP) for non-canopy spiders (Araneae)"

Research Scholar


Fall 2012

"Panama Expedition Five of Five: Implementing a Rapid Assessment Protocol (RAP) for spiders and millipedes in tropical rainforest"

Grant in Aid of Research


Fall 2011

"Panama Expedition Four of Five: Implementing a Rapid Assessment Protocol (RAP) for spiders and millipedes in tropical rainforest"

Grant in Aid of Research


Fall 2010

"Implementing a Rapid Assessment Protocol (RAP) for spiders and millipedes in a second tropical nation"

Grant in Aid of Research


Fall 2009

"Student-friendly statistical software for ecological research"

Grant in Aid of Research


Spring 2008

"Spiders of Panama: Sabbatical Wet Season Expedition"

Grant in Aid of Research


Fall 2006

"Facilitation of invertebrate voucher series resulting from student research, Part II"

Grant in Aid of Research


Spring 2005

"Provide supplies to students when producing vouchers of their specimens for the Richter Museum of Natural History"

Grant in Aid of Research


Fall 2002

"Long-term Storage and Curation of Non-insect Arthropods Resulting from Ecological Research"

Grant in Aid of Research


Fall 2002

Faculty Lecture Series Presenter


Spring 2001

"Survey of Terrestrial Invertebrates of UW-Green Bay Campus and Cofrin Arboretum"

Grant in Aid of Research


Spring 2000

"Presentation at the Arachnological Society Annual Meeting at Transylvania University"

Grant in Aid of Research