Trout Lake Research Rewind: TLS Open House

by Riley Steinbrenner Despite early-morning drizzles and a steady wind throughout the day, this summer’s Trout Lake Station Open House was a  big success! Nearly 200 visitors from all corners of the Northwoods – Boulder Junction, Sayner, Minocqua (and even Read More …

CFL Seeks Director for Trout Lake Station

The Center for Limnology (CFL), UW-Madison invites applications for a Director whose responsibility would be to direct Trout Lake Station (TLS). We seek an outstanding scientist with a track record of publication and extramural funding and an internationally-recognized research program Read More …

Off The Reel: Two Rounds of Shock and Awe with Bass-Walleye Crew

by Riley Steinbrenner “Just a little bit more!” UW-Madison undergrad, Ishita Aghi, yelled from the front end of the electrofishing boat as Matt Chotlos, another UW undergrad, slowly backed up the only diesel fleet truck on station until the hitch Read More …

Trout Lake Research Rewind: Fyke Nets & Native Mussels

by Riley Steinbrenner Week Seven This summer, CFL graduate students Martin Perales and Holly Embke are busy catching fish on their two study lakes–Sandy Beach Lake and McDermott Lake in Iron County–using a lot of different methods. One of these Read More …

Off The Reel: Sampling “Trout Tower” with Sydney & Camryn

by Riley Steinbrenner It was 7:50 when I woke up one Friday morning to my phone’s alarm blaring the most obnoxious tone available via iOS. EEE-EEE-EEE. After realizing I indeed wasn’t on a submarine at war in the middle of Read More …

Trout Lake Research Rewind: Catching & Counting Invasive Rusty Crayfish

by Riley Steinbrenner Week Five It’s that time of the summer when independent, undergraduate research projects are underway! For my housemate, UW biology undergraduate Matt Chotlos, invasive rusty crayfish has been the focus of his. Rusty crayfish are finicky little Read More …

Mark Your Calendars! Aug. 4th: Trout Lake’s 7th Annual Open House

BOULDER JUNCTION, WI – On Friday, August 4th, the UW-Madison Center for Limnology will host its 7th annual Open House at the Trout Lake Research Station. Join us from 1 to 5 pm for a chance to get a first-hand look at Read More …

Off The Reel: A “Bog Baptism” with Kaela

by Riley Steinbrenner Her first day on the job, I found my housemate Kaela Amundson—a microbiology undergraduate at UW-Madison—hunched over a blacktop counter in the station’s main lab next to a cranking, electric-mixer-sized machine that sounded like it belonged in Read More …