Science on Tap, Dec. 6th: Swarming Insects & Artificial Intelligence

In a couple of weeks, after you’ve recovered from your Thanksgiving food coma but before the big Christmas binge begins, you should come on out and join us for a big ol’ slice of science. On Wednesday, December 6th, we’ve Read More …

A Cocktail of Contaminants: Moving Away From Single Chemical Science

Efforts to relax environmental regulations and weaken wetland protections have been in the news a lot in Wisconsin recently, which made the post we just read from The Fisheries Blog even more relevant. What’s in our water? The answer is Read More …

Do “Piggyback Rides” Play an Important Role in Invasive Species Dispersal?

by Neil Coughlan and Andy Stevens Late one night, Andy Stevens, then a Center for Limnology graduate student, pulled a minnow trap out of the water off of the Hasler Lab pier in Lake Mendota. In the glare of his Read More …

Lake Is a Rainbow: Weird, Warm Fall Makes “Three-Layer Lake Cake”

by Luke Loken Autumn is typically associated with fall colors, pumpkin spice lattes, and cool temperatures. However this year, much of the Midwest has been stuck in summer-like conditions. And these record temperatures come with unexpected consequences. Usually, as the Read More …

Despite Changes in Climate, Land Use and Management Practices, Lakes Stay Surprisingly Static

Over the last few decades, change has defined our environment in the United States. Agriculture intensified. Urban areas sprawled. The climate warmed. Intense rainstorms became more common. But, says a new study, while those kinds of changes usually result in 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 …

Investment in Science Crucial to Tackling “Grand Challenges” for the Great Lakes

by Cheryl Reitan & Adam Hinterthuer Duluth, MN – In September of 2014, fifty-eight scientists gathered to discuss the most pressing research needs in the Great Lakes region. Even though the five lakes contain nearly one-fifth of all the world’s Read More …

You’re Not Seeing Mayflies Around Town – Those Are Midges

As I jumped on my bike and left the Lowell Elementary playground after dropping my kids off yesterday morning, I overheard a conversation between two parents that I hear pretty consistently this time of year. It went something like this: Read More …

Blog Redux: Can Rare Floods Bring the Colorado River Delta Back?

If you live in Wisconsin that means you’ve endured a week or cold, gray, rainy weather and you’ve now got an intense case of “the Mondays.” So I thought I’d look around for a “good news” story. And, boy, did Read More …